Title: The Lost Slipper
Author: Alexa Riley
Series: Fairytale Shifter – #3
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 3, 2016
The first time Stone saw Winnie, she was alone in the woods with no memory of where she came from.
With one look, he knew something was different. When she finally came of age and her mating heat kicked in, he realized that she had always been the one.
Sent to live with a strange family, Winnie was forced to deal with the hateful treatment of her stepmother and stepsisters.
Mating the alpha changed that.
But when her past comes back to find her, will the heat last after the clock strikes midnight?
Warning: This shifter fairy tale is meant to be enjoyed by only those who love this kind of adorable stuff. Think you’ve got what it takes? Then come on in!
The Lost Slipper by Alexa Riley is book three in her fairytale shifter series and all I can say is…perfect! From the very beginning with the prologues from Winnie and Stone’s POVs, Ms. Riley had me at “Please.”
Out of the three books (each can be read as a standalone, though why would you want to miss out on the others?), Winnie and Stone’s has now become my favorite! Ms. Riley’s stories just keep getting better and better with her signature sexy love scenes that I’ve come to love mixed with an absorbing character-driven plot that had me glued to my kindle the whole way through.
From the first book, Stone has come across as the very strong alpha, controlled, and at times indifferent, but underneath his big wolf exterior he’s completely just as obsessed, possessive, emotional, and in love as the rest of his brethren who have found their mates before him.
Winnie is a bear shifter who was found lost in the woods with no memory of her family or who she was before Gray Ridge. From the start she’s felt a connection with Stone and over the years she has wanted him to notice her and want her like she’s wanted him, even if as just friends. However, he’s kept her at a distance, as if she were a stray and not worthy enough for his attention asking her to go to Gwen instead. A notion her mean stepmother and two stepsisters, the family Stone asked to take her in, continually remind her as they verbally abuse her and treat her as their own personal servant (I really wanted Winnie to go all bear on her stepsisters and teach them a lesson).
The Lost Slipper picks up where Book 2 ended, with Stone bursting in and announcing Winnie is his. In an instant, Stone claims Winnie as his mate. However, instead of everything falling into place and being all hearts and roses, Winnie does not feel the pull of being Stone’s fated mate like he does. Rather, it is hard for her to easily accept him as her mate even though she’s loved him for so long. He’s spent years pushing her away and now all of a sudden, he wants her?
I love that Winnie’s willing to push back and ask for what she wants. To not fall in line because Stone is alpha and her mate. She wants Stone’s love, but only if it’s real, and not because nature tells him that he has to love her. My heart went out for Winnie and for Stone. This story brought out a lot of emotions and I couldn’t get enough of these two.
So Stone sets out to prove to Winnie that he loves her and that it has always been her since the first day he brought her home after they found her. He’s so sweet in this story while still being his dominant alpha self.
Besides the romance and very hot scenes between Stone and Winnie, Ms. Riley even adds in a little bit of mystery with a rogue shifter prowling Gray Ridge.
My favorite quote from the book is, “Cinderella wishes she had it this good.” And I wholeheartedly agree, Winnie completely has it better than Cinderella especially with her wolf-charming, Stone.
Overall, the Lost Slipper is a must read and I eagerly recommend it to anyone who loves a great shifter romance with a fairytale twist. Another great edition to the series and I can’t wait for the next story.
About this author
I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.
Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.
I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.