Alpha. Fierce. Protective.
Onyx Inwood lives a strict life of order and strategy.
He knows every move he makes before he takes action.
As a detective in the NYPD he knows the city streets like the back of his hand.
So why, when he stumbles upon a wandering girl, does his world turn upside down?
Shy. Klutzy. Afraid.
Grace Hawthorne often forgets why she doesn’t like to leave her tiny apartment.
The world outside is huge, unforgiving, full of strangers & danger.
Her step-mother often says she lacks basic human knowledge.
When she meets a big scary man in the park, she forgets why she’s afraid of the world and embraces being safe, in his arms.
Is there anything KL Donn can’t write?! I mean seriously…
When I read a blurb and it’s got that “Modern Day Fairy Tale” vibe I either skip it or devour it. There’s no middle for me. I either love it or hate it, swoon or roll my eyes. Like with dark romance, the fairy tale trope is a fine balance between creating something new, and keeping the theme. It’s walking a tight rope of heroine that needs help and one that is strong in her own right; between alpha hero and jerky prince.
Safe, In His Arms found that delicate balance between gag me with a spoon and “OMG I LOVE THIS.” Grace Hawthorne is a perfect mix of damsel in distress and independent woman. Trying to find her way in life after being held captive (basically) by her step mother, she’s trying to break the chains that have held her down for so many years.
Onyx Inwood is a man looking for something more than random hookups, but is lost between his job and reality. He hasn’t found the balance either, living his life trying to protect his community. From the moment he meets Grace, the moment he gets a fleeting glimpse, he knows she’s something special.
CUE THE CINDERELLA VIBES.
Safe, In His Arms is a novella. It’s short, sweet, and sexy. I’d say it’s classing KL, but that would be a lie (see the Adair series). Honestly, after the dark and intense emotions she put me through in the Adair Empire, I kept waiting for the crazy twist. Spoiler: It never came. Why? Because I think we all needed something fluffy to keep us sane. There’s only so much death and torture a person can take.
From the description, I was hooked. KL didn’t leave me disappointed either. Honestly, you should just expect a 5 star review from me for any of KL’s books. She blows me away with each and every novella and story she weaves. I’m still waiting for another full length novel, because I can never get enough of her, but I take what I can get.
If this book leaves you wanting anything, it’ll leave you wanting more.
LIKE ANOTHER EPILOGUE *HINT HINT NUDGE NUDGE*
She was trapped in a gilded cage, trying to break free. And she finally did, but what she didn’t know was she wouldn’t get far.
Snow was mine even if she didn’t know it yet.
She’d run. I’d follow.
And once she was mine I wasn’t letting her go. And once Snow White was back I’d show her where she belonged…with me.
Warning: This might be a modern day twist on a classic fairytale, but the heat is extra hot with this one. If you like a safe read with a HEA and possessive hero staking his claim, this one is for you.
Mila Crawford loves romance, especially dirty short stories that are safe and have a happy ending. So she decided to start writing her own.
What can you expect form her books? No cheating, no OW/OM drama, always celibate or virgin characters, and of course a HEA … An all around SAFE book!
Aria Cole is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author Adriane Leigh. A fan of traditional tropes and old school Harlequin romances, Aria Cole novellas feature possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet I promise your teeth will ache.
For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn’t take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!
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Looking for a sexy, sweet, alpha to get you through to your next dark read? Something that can make you smile and shiver at the same time? Well look no further! Aria Cole and Mila Crawford have teamed up to DELIVER this modern day fairy tale. It was short, naughty, and everything you’d expect when it comes to these two and their novels. The alpha was OTT (over-the-top) while still respectful of his woman. The heroine was sweet with a backbone, not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
I love a good modern day fairy tale. Seeing how an author (or authors) comes up with a way to spin the classic into a modern romance, is always entertaining. But this one was so amazingly well written, with enough naughty scenes to make you need a fan near you when you’re reading, that I devoured it in an hour. It was so much fun to read (with MULTIPLE epilogues, YES) that I kept turning the page, wanting to know what happens next!
But beware, if you don’t like age gaps, you probably won’t like this. Hunter is double Snow’s age, so around 40. To me, it wasn’t a big deal. I love a good age gap. Hunter met Snow when she was eighteen though, not younger, so she’s totally legal when he sees her and knows she’s his. He doesn’t make a move for two years though.
This was an amazing, awesome, sweet novella! I love both these authors, having read both of them before I started reviewing books. I was not dissapointed with this book either! In fact, if I wasn’t so busy and behind on my reviews, I would probably do a few re-reads of their books. They are that good! So go grab your copy today!
P.S. It’s FREE on KINDLE UNLIMITED!