Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite fairytales. Not many authors have managed to do justice to updating this tale in my opinion but this is one of the good ones. The world building is superb and the characters of Red and Nate Grimm aren't too shabby either. I love that Red is grown up, a tough' take no prisoners' enforcer who has a vulnerable side. Nate is protective, without being overbearing, handsome, caring and sexy. Who could ask for more? Well, I'm greedy, so I'll be checking out this author for more in this series.
"My name is Tess Little. But everyone calls me Red."
Once upon a time, a spell went awry, stranding Make Believe characters in the ordinary world. Since then, Tess "Red" Little--a/k/a Little Red Riding Hood--has worked as an Enforcer for the Chicago branch of the Fairytale Management Authority. But, consider yourself warned--she's not just some waif with a basket of goodies. All grown up and with nothing to lose, a gun and combat boots is more her style. And Red's new assignment threatens to be short on happily ever afters. . .
Someone is murdering transplanted Tales in gruesome fashion. The list of fictional characters capable of such grisly acts is short and includes more than one of Red's old flames. And if that wasn't bad enough, there's another complication, in the form of sexy, enigmatic Nate Grimm, the FMA's lead detective and part-time Reaper. Used to following her own rules and living life on the edge, Red has managed to avoid taking on a partner until now. But Nate's dark side makes him perfect for a case like this. That is, if she can trust him. Because if there's one thing Red knows for sure, it's that believing in the wrong person can have big, bad consequences. . .