Rose Red will stop at nothing to protect her sister, Snow White, from suffering the same fate as their mother. She vows to kill Hestor, the evil dwarf sorcerer responsible for her death. But a twist of fate lands her on the bottom of a riverbed, and her life in the hands of a mysterious stranger.
Marcus is a beast of a man. He is a bear by day, man by night, thanks to a curse from the evil Hestor. When he rescues Rose from an icy grave, he unleashes the real animal. Falling for her is dangerous enough, as he must protect the secret of his curse. But she may just be the key to getting his kingdom back, as she breaks one spell and puts him under another.
Unbearable is a short, steamy, fast paced, twisted take on an old fairy tale. Rose hunts in the forest, slaying the men who helped kill her mother. She vows revenge on every single one, including Hestor the Dwarf Sorcerer. While running home, Rose slips and falls into the icy river and is rescued by Marcus. He takes her to his cabin and strips her to dry her clothes. Rose is afraid and tries to escape, but become aroused by his nakedness and wild roughness. Marcus has a secret that he can’t share, so she goes home the next day with a promise to return to him the following night.
I really enjoyed the spin on the original tale. The author created an intense passion between Rose and Marcus that made me want to read on. The evil Hestor was easy to despise because of what he has done to Marcus and to Rose’s family. I’m curious about this being a series and seeing where the story leads. I highly suggest you put aside an evening to read this one in one sitting. You won’t be able to put it down.