Hansel, Part 1 by Ella James

Hansel Part 1
Hansel Part 1: An Erotic Fairy Tale

Synopsis:

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLA JAMES... 

One boy. Mother calls him Hansel. 
One girl. Mother named her Gretel. 
Locked in little rooms, in the mountainside mansion of a crazy woman. 
Until he saws a hole into the wall dividing them. 
Then at least, they have each other’s hands. 

It doesn’t end well at Mother’s house. 
Everything gets…broken. 

Ten years later, they meet again in an exclusive Vegas sex club. 
Whips. 
Chains. 
And most of all, a mask. 
What happens to love when it gets twisted? 

Fairy tales are cautionary tales, remember?

Review:

Phew. Hansel was...part 1 is kind of amazing. I read the synopsis and thought dark erotic fairy tale? That could be good or it could be a disaster. I will either love it or I will hate it. I hadn't read anything by the author before so I just decided to give it a go. It is a quick read so if it was bad I wouldn't be wasting a lot of my time. Well this was far from bad. I loved this story, at least this first part. It is dark and gritty and everything I wanted. The story is so much better than I thought it would be. If you do not like dark than this is not the story for you. It is kind of an intense read. 

Hansel and Gretel(Leah) first meet after Leah is kidnapped by Mother Goose. She looks the part of Gretel and Mother has been needing that. She is locked up and her only source of companionship is Hansel on the other side of the wall. He makes a small hole in the wall so they can talk and hold hands. He tries to help Leah as much as he can, and she him. It sounds horrible and you get to see what it was like through some flashback. Man Mother is crazy. Obviously. She would have to be, but I loved how crazy she was. I loved that she was crazy with fairy tales. It was just a really interesting idea. Terrible for the kids, but she was a great villain. 

The story takes place years after Hansel and Leah escape Mother's house. Leah stumbles upon Hansel again only he is now a famous Dom. He has subs who he uses to try and be with Leah when he knows he can't. It was...oh. It was hot and intense and everything wrapped up in this dark fairy tale. Leah and Hansel obviously both wanted to be with the other, but not sure why they weren't after they got out. You don't get to see much of the in between time yet, but phew! I cannot wait to see what happens! Amazing read so far. Now on to part 2!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

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