Ever After by Kate SeRine

August 12th, 2014 Kimberly Review 81 Comments

12th Aug
Ever After by Kate SeRine
Ever After
by Kate SeRine
Series: Transplanted Tales #4
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

To Catch a Thief… For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock. Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After. Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

Each time I open up a new Transplanted Tale from Kate SeRine I know I am in for a treat and Ever After was delightful and suspenseful. From the King of Fairies to Merlin it was enchanting. We met Gideon Montrose in Along Came a Spider, and I like many wished for his story. SeRine gave him an excellent tale and introduced Arabella Locksley “Robin Hood” What? You thought Robin Hood was a man?

Coffee Dates with Ever After:

First Date: Gideon Montrose serves the King of Fairies, and he is ordered to hunt down a thief who is stealing fairy dust. SeRine shares his back history and the loss of the woman he loved. Once again I feel myself slipping into another Transplanted Tale. Someone is stealing King Arthurs’ artifacts in the Here and Now in addition to the fairy dust. My spidey senses are tingled and sure enough; our thief is Arabella Locksley, the love of Gideon’s life and Robin Hood of Make Believe. I love second chance romances don’t you?

Second date: Anger, lust, love,and fear are the emotions we encounter as they two entwine. I felt their connection and loved that Gideon heard her side of the story, despite feeling betrayed. This is second chance romance, and I am not sure everyone will connect but I swallowed the pill and believed! They travel to see Merlin and learn more about who is stealing the artifacts and fairy dust. Robin is not innocent, but there is a lot she is holding back. Wait!- If she is the thief will he turn her over to his king? We get a couple of hot, intense, almost moments, but these two keep getting interrupted.  Gideon has one week to turn over the thief and right now Arabella is his only suspect. Eeep!

Third date: Secrets, deception, lost artifacts and betrayal notch up the suspense. Our couple final reignites the old flame and ooh-la-la SeRine brings the heat. Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor, and nothing has changed; someone else is involved but who? With the aid of his friends, the Queens’ mirror, and Merlin himself they need to solve the crime before the king demands justice. I loved seeing Trish, Nick, Nate, Lavender, Red and Seth again. Ooo this last date was intense with battles, action, and one of our characters is in great peril. Will they get their happily ever after or will fate turn ugly? What you thought I would tell you how my date ended? Nope, not even for chocolate truffles.

Ever After was a fun edition to the Transplant series, and I enjoyed the ride. While each of the books will work as standalone, you will miss out on some serious snark, romance, intense cases and Tale mischief. I highly recommend reading them in order!

 

 

 

 

About Kate SeRine

Kate SeRine

Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) is a hopeless romantic who firmly believes in true love that lasts forever. So it’s no surprise that when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed her characters would always have a happily ever after. She’s the author of the award-winning TRANSPLANTED TALES series and will be releasing the TEMPLAR LEGACY series with Kensington and the PROTECT AND SERVE series with Sourcebooks in 2015/2016. Kate lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project.

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81 Responses to “Ever After by Kate SeRine”

  1. kindlemom1

    Yay! Wasn’t this one fabulous? I would even go so far as to say it is my favorite so far out of the series. 🙂

  2. Melliane

    I really enjoyed this one as well, maybe a little less than you because Red is always the one in my heart but like you said, it’s always a treat to get into a new story and to discover the characters. Great review!

  3. Tanja

    Oh yes, this sounds like something I would love. I love it when girls are thieves. I have read a few with that scenario and really liked them. I’m so glad you liked this one and thanks for this amazing giveaway. Great post, Kim 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series is fun, suspenseful and romantic Carrie..hope you try them

  4. Katherine

    I’m not a huge fantasy reader but the storybook tie-ins sound really fun. I’ll have to look for this one!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is urban and has a crime novel feel with fairy tale characters. I love the series Katherine. It is fun, well developed and a pleasure to read.

  5. Nick

    Robin Hood, second chance romance, secrets and revelations? Well, you’ve made a solid case for this book, Kim! Want! 😀

  6. Sandy

    Sounds like a great story-love the cover. Congratulations to Kate on the new release.

  7. Stormi

    I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this series, it sounds so cool! I have got to grab book one..I’m a read in order kind of gal. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Stormi, I adore this series, the books are fun and each involves a case and couple.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love this series Alejandra and hope you take a chance!

  8. Debbie Haupt

    Kimba you have convinced me, the whole series is on my wish list! What better than an adult Fairytale with a happy ending!!

  9. Heidi

    I know you are such a big fan of this series and I am glad you are still enjoying it this far in. I purchased the first book awhile back and I am anxious to check it out for myself.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo Red and Nate…yum. These books are fun Heidi.I cannot wait to hear your thoughts

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I guess you could jump around..but none should be missed!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No not to spicy, a little heat but the romance while wonderful is a side dish to the case. I absolutely adore the series and have fun reading them.

  10. Juana Esparza

    This is a new author/series to me. I want to read this story and the books that I missed (which are all) of this series.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, No it is you. I can see the sword, I think some of the overlaid symbols make the tip of the blade seem to fade..but it isn’t in his pants!

  11. Paij Slater

    Seriously another book I have to add to my TBR pile. “You’re killing me smalls”…hehe! Sounds like a great series.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      bwahaha..sorry Paij. I will try to read some lame books

  12. A Voracious Reader

    I am *seriously* going to start this series this year. Stop laughing! I am! I intend for November to be my NetGalley month since I have so many to do, this series included! See? I *will* get to them. Ha! 😀

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series is a lot of fun Anna, with strong characters, some snark, a little heat. You would like them.

  13. Lauren

    I seriously need to read this series it sounds wonderful! I always love a good second chance romance and the world sounds amazing!

  14. Berls

    Great review Kimba! I’m beyond sold on this series. I love that Robin Hood is a woman 😀 I just need to learn to read way faster because I don’t know how I’m going to get to everything I’m dying to read.

  15. Teddyree

    Awesome review, I haven’t read anything by Kate SeRine but romance and snark is a winning combination in my book!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a wonderful series and a nice mash up of genres 🙂

  16. Christy

    Dang, I need to continue with this series. I like how each one revolves around different characters.

  17. Kathy

    I hadn’t heard of this series before but I LOVE paranormal!! I’m going to check out the first book. Thanks!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series is a lot of fun Kathy and I love how it blend genres and adds a case.

  18. Red Iza

    I wish I could said I’ll start this series this year buuuuuut… well, I need time lol ! It’s been in my sights for some time now, so I’ll do my best 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      :snort: I feel you..I have books/audios for Kate Daniel’s series I need to start and a few trilogies I need to finish, oh and series I am behind in..so yeah I understand!

  19. Ginny

    Another series that I have some how missed but would no doubt love. You mentioned “snark, romance, intense cases and Tale mischief”…well, hello Transplanted Tales series, welcome to my reading list. 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes..Red and Nate are my favorite characters but the whole series is fun.

  20. Bube

    I love the cover 😀
    Great review!
    Thanks for the super awesome giveaway 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series is a lot of fun Carol Sue and I hope you read them