Once upon a time, there lived a witch. A kickass, brilliant, dope as hell witch whose magicks inspired fear and envy. Like all classic fairy tales, her story had the usual goodies.
Unfathomable evil, the precarious fate of the entire universe, blah, blah, blah.
But let’s get back to that witch with the awesome hair…
Fine, it’s me. I’m the all-powerful witch. And, okay, maybe my story isn’t a classic fairy tale. Not unless I missed the part about Little Red delivering comic books and munchies in her basket and Beauty sleeping off two-for-one margarita night. But I do have a soul mate—my very own Charming.
Except he’s no prince. He’s a level-headed, by the book, insanely sexy detective.
Well, I’m Stoned.
Layla Frost has always been a rebel. A true badass.
Growing up, Layla used to hide under her blanket with a flashlight to read the Sweet Valley High books she pilfered from her older sister. It wasn’t long before she was reading hidden Harlequins during class at school. This snowballed into pulling all-nighters after the promise of “just one more chapter”.
Her love of reading, especially the romance genre, took root early and has grown immeasurably.
In between reading and writing, Layla spends her free time rocking out (at concerts, on the couch, in the car… Anywhere is a stage if you get into it enough), watching TV (the nerdier the better!), and being a foodie. Though she lives in NY (the state, not the city), she’s an avid Red Sox fan.
This book was…
I LOVED EVERY FLGHAHGRT
Layla Frost is…
Write, re-write. Write, re-write. That’s how this review has been going for me. It’s only when I’m just about to go to bed that I think of the perfect words to explain Stoned. Of course, by the time I wake up and sit down ready to write the magical words I’d thought of the night before, it’s like I don’t even know how to English.
I’ve been supremely struggling with words for this. Normally, I do a pretty OK job with them. I mean, I’m not special and English is the only language I know, so I should be able to string together words and write a review that does some sort of justice for this book, this series.
But since I’m apparently English-Deficient, wordy-intolerant if you please, I’m going to do my best… (and since I’m crazy obsessed with all things Nightmare Before Christmas, I 100% said “I’m going to do my best” in Oogie Boogie’s voice. Out Loud.)
Stoned is the continuation of the crazy fantastic The Four series. It’s the second in the hysterical, gut wrenching, original, sassy new take on The Four Horseman Apocalypse tale. It’s filled with steamy sex scenes, prematurely expired ghosts, troubling realizations about fate and our destiny, and an OTT alpha cop to top it all off.
It’s a paranormal romance, bringing the extra-ness of this to the extreme. Between seeing someone and just knowing down to your bones you’re supposed to be with someone, hiding some extraordinary truths, and angels and the devil playing a major role in Juno’s life, falling for the sexy cop who could arrest her for something she had no part in, is not part of the plan.
The calm to her rage, the protective to her wild, Stellan is thrust into a world he didn’t even know existed. Jealousy, possessiveness, thrown into the mix, emotions he’d never felt before, bubble up and over. He’s forced to navigate a world he couldn’t’ have ever imagined. Instead of running for the woods, he embraces it and Juno.
Like with Styx I can’t really discuss too much of the plot without giving away the meat of this story. I guess it could be read as a standalone, since it’s a different couple, but you would understand Juno and the plot-line more by reading Styx first. And then, you can suffer with me when you read the last line and see it’s a FREAKING CLIFFHANGER YOU EVIL EVIL WOMAN.