Sunday, September 28, 2014

Once Upon A Dream by Kate Perry

**Sexy Cover**

Summer Welles wants the fairy tale.
The illegitimate daughter of Reginald Summerhill, the Earl of Amberlin, she listened to her mother’s stories about the Summerhill girls all her life. In her mind, Summer was part of the stories too—living in the castle, wearing fancy dresses, and falling in love with Prince Charming.
Her wish came true. Mostly. She lives in the Summerhill mansion. She has stepsisters—nice ones who don’t make her clean the chimney. She even has a magical wedding dress waiting for her special day. The only thing missing is the perfect man.
She knows exactly who he is, and she’s going to confront him at the annual Midnight Masquerade Ball. What Summer didn’t count on was mistaking a masked frog for her prince.
Once she kisses the mysterious man, he won’t go away. And he’s not sweet or charming or princely. He seems more interested in ravishing her rather than riding off into the sunset with her, and—worse—she’s tempted to let him.
Her fairy tale at stake, Summer’s faced with her own quest that neither frog nor prince can rescue her from: sacrifice her Happily Ever After, or turn her back on the one man who makes her feel alive?
**Having read the previous books in the series, I was highly anticipating this one. With that said here is the review. Review copy provided in exchange for HONEST review**

Summer Welles, is the illegitimate child of Reginald Summerhill, however she is loved by not only her six sisters but by their mother Jacqueline Summerhill, the Countess of Amberlin and the wife Reginald cheated on. Jacqueline counts Summer as one of her daughters and would do anything for her. Summer knows her Prince Charming Ryan Huber, she has plans to marry him...only problem is that she has never actually spoken to him and he has a girlfriend. She knows that if she kisses him, that he will realize that he loves her and that they need to be together. Now she just needs the setting for this magical life-changing kiss, the Midnight Masquerade Ball. So she enlists the help of her sisters and Jacqueline to get her in Prince Charming catching mode. 

“I’m picking out her dress, of course. I'm thinking a mermaid green, something magical.”
~Rosalind Summerhill

Jon Smith (yes that really is his name) is looking to get out the business. He has the island home already purchased all that's left is to pay off the debt he owes to his friend Edward Bradley. From the moment he saw Summer, he was intrigued. She was wearing all black clothes but had a colorful scarf, he was wondering which was real, the all black or the colorful. He figured she was the fiancee of the man his friend needs help with. Edward Bradley believes that Ryan is scamming his clients out of money and needs Jon's help to prove it. 

The bright gypsy scarf didn't belong on someone that sensible. It made him wonder which part of her was the lie. Everyone wore a disguise—he knew that better than anyone.
Maybe she should kiss him again and see if he turned into a prince.

Truthfully, she just wanted to kiss him again.

As soon as she walked in Jon was drawn to her, and Summer thought that was Ryan. She knew instantly that was her Prince. The kiss just made it certain, he was definitely the one. Only he wasn't Ryan. 

Jon is no Prince Charming. He's more like the antichrist."
"You wouldn't have slept with the antichrist."
"I didn't mean to sleep with him."
"Didn't you say you initiated it?"
She groaned. "Did you have to remind me?"

After finding out that the man she kissed was not Ryan but Jon, and finding out what Jon's business with Ryan was she insisted on helping. Not to prove that Ryan was guilty but to prove the man she plans to marry is innocent. Only is he really her prince charming? Or is she beauty and in love with the beast?

"Are you going to change the ending?"
"I don't know how."
"Well that's not a problem. "That's what wine and sisters are for."