Bandits and Ball Gowns by Christina Bauer
This is turning into one of my all-time favorite series. 😁
Bandits and Ballgown is the fifth book in the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series, and the second book following Elle. Elle is living by the fairytale template of Cinderella. at the end of the previous book, it seems like Elle and her Prince finally got her happy ever after. His evil parents and her evil stepfamily were banished into the Fairyland and all seemed well. But it's never that easy, especially for Elle.
Alec has his hands full with taking over the family company. Elle has her own set of problems, there is an annoying mob of people shouting stuff in front of her place, a strange genie is visiting and causing problems and their family are up to no good. Bri, Knox, and Colonel are on their own mission. And when Alec disappears, it's up to her, to do her thing. :)
Jacoby doesn't want love, he wants a powerful wife, who can help keep him alive and Elle looks lčike a valid candidate until he sets his eyes on Agatha. She was supposed to be just the ugly stepsister, but she is something quite different hiding under the disease of the stepsister template. She intrigues him from the start because there is a whole lot more to her than meets the eye. At first, she is a mystery he wants to solve, but soon it turns into something more.
The story is more character-driven than the previous one. It more about characters coming into their own, dealing with internal dilemmas, and finding their own path. I loved it!
The only thing I didn't like was the pictures in between.
received from Xpresso Book Tours
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #5
ya, romance, fairytale retelling, paranormal
November 10th, 2020 by Monster House Books
synopsisOne Prince Finds True Love … And Risks It All
Elle Cynder has fallen hard for Alec, the ‘prince’ of Le Charme Jewelers. Time for some happiness in their ever after, right?
Not so much.
While the new couple shares joyful moments–and sizzling kisses–serious trouble is brewing. Elle’s evil stepmother, Marchesa, schemes with none other than Alec’s twisted father, Legend. Their plan? Destroy Elle and Alec, along with everything the young lovers hold dear, including Bry, Knox, and Wilhelm.
Another Royal Freezes His Heart … But For How Long?
As a prince of the dark fae, Jacoby focuses on one goal: avoid assassination. Marrying Elle would certainly aid in that cause, considering how she’s both a Cinderella life template and a powerful fae warden. Even better, Jacoby doesn’t truly love Elle. In court life, deep romantic attachments only mean certain death.
Then Jacoby notices Elle’s youngest stepsister, Agatha.
For the first time in his life, Jacoby’s cold heart warms with true affection. The elven prince struggles to ignore his feelings, but it might be a losing battle. And what would the prince’s newfound emotions mean for Elle and Alec? Could Jacoby really stand by and watch another’s true love be destroyed?
Buckle up for a wild ride as Cinderella’s time-honored story gets some all-new twists.