Red & Her Wolf: Kingdom Series #3

She was HIS, his women, all of her. Her violence, her pleasure and pain.

Red and Her Wolf
Marie Hall
Kingdom series, book three
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by Marie Hall

Long ago there lived a beautiful child. Her name was Violet. Fair of skin, with blonde hair and large blue eyes. Born of wild magic, she was a woman with a child’s heart. Innocent and lovely, but not at all what she seemed--you see Violet went by another name: The Heartsong.

She was the child of fairy magic, the physical manifestation of all fae kinds unbridled power. Cosseted and pampered, she grew up in isolation, never knowing who she really was, or why there were those who’d seek to harm her.

Ewan of the Blackfoot Clan is a wolf with a problem. He’s been sent to kill the Heartsong, but the moment he lays eyes on the blonde beauty he knows he’ll defy the evil fae he works for to claim Violet as his own.

This is the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, as it really happened.

I chose to skip book two, Gerard's Beauty. Don't care for french and well, some villains should just stay villains.

  • Long before the Hatter met his Alice, or Gerard his Belle… a Wolf claimed his mate…

Violet is an avenger against wolves. Black wolves. And the job gets bloody. Crazy girl lies in wait in trees and brutally stabs the beast to death. All because of a memory. And a very distorted one at that.

Ewan first came upon Violet years ago when her life was threatened as a girl. With the intervention of the fairies they both survived, but were forced apart so that Violet would be safe, and could learn how to hate.
  • Ewan’s howl was a melancholy tune as he reached fruitlessly for the mate stripped violently from his arms.
He's sought her from that very night throughout Kingdom, having been lied and manipulated each and every day. But now, Violet's godmother has allowed her memories to slowly return and her life is again in peril. As she ventures through Kingdom with aim to kill the witch, Violet must confront her misplaced hate for Ewan and come to terms with the evil inside her.

There were things I liked about this book, but in the end I was left with an uncomfortable disappointment. Frankly, I was bored. Expectations were too high. And the mix (or should I say, clash) of extreme violence with the childlike innocence of Violet rubbed me the wrong way. The woman slaughtered a wolf, cuts herself, and later "attempts" suicide before Ewan's eyes then freaks out in utter confusion on what she's meant to do... Who she is... How to have sex. Worst rub of all: wolves don't sweat.

3 out of 5 stars.

Part of Kingdom Series Collection: Books 1-3 :