REVIEW The Woodsman by Belle Scarlett

January 5, 2016

En route to become an elderly marquis' arranged bride, Lady Lily Rouge's carriage becomes stranded in an Enchanted Forest rumored to be populated by loup-garou and le gobelin, where cursed creatures are consigned until the spells that bind them are broken. A huge black wolf stalks Lily, forcing her to shelter in a rustic cottage. In the morning, she comes under the protection of the cottage's owner, a ruggedly handsome (and naked ) woodsman. He's determined to seduce her before sundown, even if it means giving the nosy pixies fluttering outside the window an eyeful. Sir Marrok Ulfang has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the comely maiden in the red cloak for over a millennium. Now he has one day to win her heart and claim her first sexual surrender, or he'll remain a wolf shapeshifter, alone forever. But spirited, saucy Lily has a mind of her own, and the daylight is fading fast. Meanwhile, the one who cursed Marrok lurks in the forest and will fight to keep the couple from leaving together alive.


Once upon a moonlit night in late October in the Enchanted Forest where cursed beings are consigned until the spells that bind them are broken....

Wait!What???That's what I first thought when I started reading this book. My jaw dropped with those lines..I took a pause..and then shouted "What have I gotten myself into this time?" What the hell??? 

The story started off with Lady Lily Rouge travelling in a carriage as an arranged bride to the elderly Marquis d'Evreux - the rich thrice widowed marquis but was then  stranded in the   Enchanted Forest rumored to be populated by loup-garou and le gobelin. In search for an escape there she met the biggest, blackest wolf with a mesmerizing eyes the color of a robin's egg staring down at her - Sir Marrok Ulfang,  who was in need of a virgin  to remove the centuries old curse, that shifted his shape from man to wolf each night. 

So anyway, The Woodsman by Belle Scarlett is a short story that will definitely wake your inner kiddie fairytale moments. No kidding, I myself really enjoyed reading the book because it is really entertaining despite the fact that I was stunned with shock and surprise at first...because hell!! I am not used to this kind of book at this point in my life. But make no mistake, I loved reading the book thus I finished it with no regrets. I guess the modern fairytale plot coupled with hot steamy sex did it for me. ;) More than  that, it was excellently written with full vivid description that will help you imagine more as if you were there in the Enchanted Forest. The fun..the excitement and that magical feeling is there. And of course that villain!! Anyway, as fairytale as it is, this book depicts HEA exists! 



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By day, she’s a mild-mannered story consultant, film producer, and award-winning screenwriter in Lost Angeles. By night, she assumes her super-secret identity as Belle Scarlett, author of futuristic and paranormal romances with a high sizzle factor. Aiding her in her quest for kick-ass, magical romance and out-of-this-world, passionate-ever-afters are her trusty sidekicks, Tall-Alpha-Blue-Eyed Boyfriend, upon whom her heroes are based, and Evil Feral Cat, upon whom her villains are based.

Belle is a proud member of The Naughty Literati, a cadre of saucy romance writers who publish hot romance short story anthologies five time per year.


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