Red as a Rose by D. F. Krieger

Red as a RoseRed as a Rose by DF Krieger *
I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*
 
In this sexy retelling of Red Riding Hood, danger abounds. Can a seductive witch save the big bad wolf she finds in her grandmother’s bed? Or will she fall prey not only to the woodsmen that hunt him, but the lure of her own powers?Tobias, mortally wounded from a silver tipped arrow, seeks healing from the notorious hedge witch, Scarlet Hood. What he doesn’t expect is to find Scarlet has passed away. Her granddaughter, Rose, is everything a big bad wolf could want. With woodsmen hot on his trail, Tobias must decide whether to accept his new life, or die all over again.Rose didn’t want to take up the red hood her grandmother left her, nor any of the responsibilities that came with it. Wielding a power that loves the dead more than the living, she finds it hard to accept the idea of becoming a healer. When she finds a werewolf in her grandma’s bed, she has to choose between what is right, and what feels right but is so very wrong.

Red as a Rose is not your typical tale of Red Riding Hood, this short story is sexy and full of spice.  Tobias and his family are attacked by the huntsmen and he barely escapes with his life.  He is wounded and barely makes it to the witch’s house for help but things aren’t as he remembered.

Rose has just buried her grandmother and now she is expected to take over for her.  Rose’s magic loves the dead and now she is expected to be a healer.  When she finds the man in her grandmother’s bed, she can’t resist just one kiss.  She never expected things to turn out like they did.

The two of them have amazing chemistry.  I loved how even though he was under her power, he still had a mind of his own where she is concerned.  Both are strong in their own right and each has their own magic, it makes them a good pair.   The two of them will be good for each other.

The ending was great and not what I expected.  They were creative in their defeat of the huntsmen and what was left of Tobias family was saved.   I also liked the fact that although she wields power over him, she gave him the choice of life or death.

Although this is a short story, it is full of action and extremely sexy.  It’s not the story you remember from your childhood but it’s definitely worth the read.  I give Red as a Rose 4 Flaming Hearts.   4 Hearts