This was a interesting take on the beloved classic, although I'm sure I'm not the only one who wondered what exactly Snow White did with seven virile men in the house - certainly not just cleaning and cooking, I'm sure. It was a captivating read that nearly made all the windows in the room steam up, although I felt that the sudden influx of flowery language when Justin Prince showed up was jarring. I would also liked to have seen slightly more on the relationship between Justin and Pearl when he visited for the first time, it was slightly odd that she didn't react more strongly to suddenly waking up in bed with him.
In all, however, this was a great way to spend a couple of hours and I'll definitely be looking for more of Angela's work in the future - especially if she does more fairy tale twists.
Seven dreams; seven lovers.
Which ones will come true?
Pearl Frost, a beautiful young woman with appetites she has not explored, is the cook and housekeeper for a boarding house where seven lusty miners live, each of them with his - or her - own desire. See what happens when aphrodisiac magic promises to turn fantasy into sensuous reality, as Pearl indulges in forbidden pleasures and learns the limitless lessons of desire.
Set in the era of the great mining empires of Colorado, and rich with myth and imagery, The Passions of Pearl is no fairytale, but here, dreams do come true, gloriously and quite explicitly...