September 16, 2014

~+~ Blog Tour & Review ~+~ RED (Believe #1) by Trista Jaszczak

*This novel contains strong sexual content, mature language, and mild violence. This is not one of your mama’s fairytales.*

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 

Samantha Wentworth has one mission in life: to get as far away as she possibly can from her troubled past. When she finds herself on the Louisiana bayou, she runs straight into the arms of a very sexy Big Bad Wolf that she just can’t seem to resist. Will Samantha continue on her journey, or does the full moon have other plans in store for her?

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I begin biting tenderly down her neck in a way that leaves only tiny little marks but enough to make her groan with pleasure. I use my strength to lift her upwards as I move my mouth down her body. She tugs at my hair as I clamp my teeth down on one of her nipples. She releases another moan, and her breathing becomes choppy as I work my way down her core, kissing, biting, licking, and unable to control myself. I finally find myself in a squat position. I quickly adjust Red’s legs over my shoulders, and I feel her shake. Everything in me wants to have her, every single piece of her right this minute. I need her. Not to just satisfy the raw animal craving that has built up inside me, but because I need every piece of the one thing that I ever wanted and needed so badly. I slow my kisses past her belly button and move to her inner thighs. I look up at her and her eyes catch my gaze. She’s breathing heavily, her legs begin to tremble more as I steady her against the wall. I drop to my knees to maintain my own balance. When my mouth finally latches to her, letting my tongue do the work for me, she releases a noise filled with such intense pleasure that there’s no going back. I need her even more now.

4 *Howling* Stars
This was an absolutely adorable and fun retelling of a classic story.
Our lead female Samantha is escaping from an abusive relationship when one night she gets stranded in the woods and meets the delectable Ethan. He is a complete stranger to her yet she finds the connection between them irresistible so much so that they can’t keep their hands off each other. But there I something special about Ethan and soon Sam is thrust into a world of Moon magic and Wolf Rage curses.
The relationship between Sam and Ethan moves very quickly in this novel and while its heartfelt the fact that the pace and sequence of events are so rapid it does dampen some of the emotional connection that I was hoping for in the book. HOWEVER like I said before this is an adorable retelling and there are some really awesome things to like about this story. One I like how Jaszczak does not employ the same tired and very common werewolf myth in this book; it’s a new spin on the wolf curse and no one is shifting into large dogs. It’s quite a breath of fresh air. Two, I love the brothers in this book and the banter and relationships that are displayed between them. These gents are absolutely lovable in every way. Protective, funny, teasing, squeamish and loving are all the gestures and emotions they provide to Sam and it’s just fulfilling and fun to read. Lastly I liked how Ethan had his flaws, when he dealt with certain situations you could genuinely see his struggle, my heart broke for him and what he had to endure and overcome with the rage and his temper constantly flaring. There is some suspense in the novel and some threats to Sam but they are not a major arc or plotline in the story as I feel like the book was more focused on the family aspect and the curse which again made it more interesting to read.
A very fun and more light-hearted read, full of family ties and the strengths that bind them. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a new twist on a classic fairytale.


Trista Jaszczak (jazz-ick) is the bestselling author of Little Red (Believe book I) and Loverboy. She is a devoted Air Force spouse and mother to two mischievous and rambunctious little girls. She is originally from Hamilton, Ohio but calls home wherever the Air Force sends her. She currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska where she finds endless inspiration in the pure Alaskan wilderness. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time with her family in the vast Alaskan outdoors, plucking away at her old guitar or working on self-improvement in the gym. She loves the outdoors, the moon, old movies and music.


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