Ginger’s Heart by Katy Regnery: Review

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Posted April 1, 2016 in review Tags: , ,

Ginger’s Heart by Katy Regnery: ReviewGinger's Heart by Katy Regnery
Pages: 325
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Series: A Modern Fairytale #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Dark Sexy Knight, Don't Speak
Also by this author: Crazy about Cameron, Campaigning for Christopher, Dark Sexy Knight, Jonquils for Jax, It's You part 1, Don't Speak
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Once upon a time there were two cousins:one golden like the sun,one dark like midnight,one a protector,one a predator,one a Woodsmanandone a Wolf…both owning equal,but different,parts of a little girl’s heart.
In this modern retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," the woodsman and the wolf are cousins, and Little Red is the girl with whom they both fall in love.
Beautiful Ginger McHuid, daughter of Kentucky's premiere horse breeder, grows up on her family farm, best friends with Cain Wolfram, the son of her father's Stallion Manager, and Cain's cousin, Josiah Woodman, son of a local banker. Throughout their happy childhood, the three are inseparable friends, but as they mature into adults, complicated feelings threaten to destroy their long history of friendship and love.

Ginger’s Heart

*****
This is a standalone novel inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
(The next standalone a modern fairytale novel, Don't Speak, inspired by The Little Mermaid, will be released in 2017.)
*****
Ginger's Heart is part of the a modern fairytale collection, which will include five standalone, unrelated novels:
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available nowNever Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available nowGinger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available March 22, 2016Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available 2017Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available 2018

Ginger’s Heart
Katy Regnery

what i think

You will want to have tissues on hand for Ginger’s Heart. Lots of tissues. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

I was hesitant at first to grab Ginger’s Heart. Its a love triangle. I loathe love triangles. It is my least favorite trope right next to main character death. In this book, you get both. I won’t tell you which character dies but you need to know going into the book, its gonna happen. So, the story is the love triangle between Ginger, Woodsman, and Cain. From the first few pages, I knew whose corner I would be in. I knew that no matter who I picked, I was going to be unhappy about it. You just know going in this isn’t going to be a cut and dry love triangle. This book just kept tearing my heart out. It was excruciating and honestly, I thought about just skipping to the end and saving myself the pain.

So, full disclosure? Thats what I did. Yes, I said it: I skipped to the end. I needed to know that things would be okay. Once I was sure I would end up with a broken heart at the end of the book, I went back and read it all. Judge me if you want; I would do it again!

If you want angsty, love triangle drama that will make you cry repeatedly, grab Ginger’s Heart. Katy’s writing has always worked for me. She has a beautiful way with words and I can’t even hate her for putting me through the pain of this book. As I said, I hate love triangles, but I love Katy Regnery so I gave it a shot. It was touch and go there for awhile, but I’m glad I read the book. Ginger’s Heart is one of those books that will stick with you, deep in your heart, long after you read it.

 

  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: Oh yeah…lots and lots….
  • Trope: Love Triangle, Fairytale
  • Triggers: death
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler » (if you’re like me and you need to know, I recommend doing what I did and jumping ahead to assuage your anxiety!)
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if you liked

King of Hearts by LH Cosway, Fighting Solitude by Aly Martinez, The Risky Business Series by Tiffany Snow…then you will probably like Ginger’s Heart!

where to get it

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Other Books in the Series

vixen and the vet covernever let you go cover

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USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story and Ambler families of Philadelphia, the four-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and a standalone novella, Frosted.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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