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Friday, December 5, 2014

5 Star #Review ! Once Upon A Time by @S_K_Hartley @CLPromotionsKY

Once Upon A Time

Book Info

Title: Once Upon A Time

Author: S.K. Hartley

Genre: Romantic Comedy | Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: S.K. Hartley


I don't believe in fairy tales. I don't believe in glass slippers. I don't believe in Prince-Freaking-Charming.

Cinderella can kiss my ass.

I kiss frogs, sometimes even toads. I've given up on meeting Mr. Right, instead it seems all I meet is Mr. Wrong, Mr. Very-Wrong and even, Mr. Lets-Not-Even-Go-There.

Fairy tales are for morons. 

Well, that's what I thought until Gabriel Black barged through my life, turning everything upside down. He's hot, sexy and little rough around the edges. But, he's hiding something, something deep. I can feel it, taste it and smell it.

Now I'm left wondering if he's my Prince Charming or my fairy tale villain. Will I ride away safely into the night, dreaming of happily ever afters? Or, will I stumble and fall in ridiculously high heels only meant for women with a death wish?

Once Upon A Time... I met Gabriel Black.

My Review

5 Stars 

When I first read the summary of this book I thought for sure it was going to be another fairy tale sort of book, but I was shocked when I started reading!! Payton is far from your fairy tale girl and actually hates the thought of fairy tales because of past heartbreak! She has her friends Quinn and Kylie that are pretty much her world and the only people that she hangs out with. Payton is so focused on being successful in her career that she does not think about guys too much. When the three of them go out one night and Payton literally falls into Gabriel's office, she is completely shocked and surprised at the turn of events that take place!! There is such a connection that you can feel even as a reader between these two that you immediately start rooting for them to get together. Payton is not an easy target for Gabriel though and plays super hard to get because of her fear of falling in love again!
Gabriel is a man who knows what he wants and will do anything he can to go after his prize! Despite Payton being downright rude and pushing him away every chance she gets, Gabriel is very persistent and presses forward as well. At first he doesn't use his money to go after Payton and I liked that about him. He had to fight for her without bribing her with gifts. The longer their relationship went on, Gabriel did start to shower Payton with gifts, which she was not fond of our used to. Payton was from a hick town and was not used to having money. Eventually Payton gives into her love for Gabriel and does not push her feelings away anymore. Gabriel makes his move and goes after his prize even more, showing Payton that he knew what he wanted all along. 
I love that this book had a HEA and would love to know more of what comes of Payton and Gabriel! Their love is a true love and will endure I am sure!! I would just love to read more of their story! Thanks S.K. Hartley for a great read and for reminding us to follow our hearts. I look forward to many more from you!!!

**Review by Books Need TLC reviewer, Melanie Hutchinson

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Meet S.K.

S.K. Hartley is a wife and mother to an oil soaked husband and a tomato sauce covered son by day, by night an International Bestselling Author who's first novel, Finding You, quickly shot up the charts in fall 2013, winning blog awards for the tear inducing writing and breath catching ending.

Since releasing her first novel, she then went on to release two more books in the series, Finding Me & Finding Us, proving that New Adult is vastly popular among readers and writers a like.

Located in the not so sunny North West of England, UK, S.K. Hartley deals with daily battles against Microsoft Office Word translations. Working as a British author who writes in American English is a challenge that's both frustrating and fulfilling.

When she's not doing all the above, S.K. Hartley spends the rest of her time interacting with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and also via her newsletter.

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