Saturday, July 29, 2017

New Release: Alex in Wonderland by Max Monroe + Review & Excerpt

Alex in Wonderland 
by Max Monroe


I’m Matt Hadder. 
I’ve been called ruthless, savage—even brutal—by the men and women who work for me. And I’ve earned my reputation.

Wonderland Inc., a party planning organization for every major player in the world, is Oz, and I’m its Wizard. I can make anything—drugs, prostitutes, deals—appear for a night and disappear just as quickly.

This doesn’t make me good or bad—it makes me essential.

Wonderland Inc. was my life, until a beautiful contradiction of innocence and impurity, obedience and rebelliousness named Alex Little stepped in and turned both of our worlds upside down.

Welcome to Wonderland, Alex. 
A place where everything appears normal. 
But we’re all mad.

Please keep your arms crossed over your chest and feet crossed at the ankle as you fall down the rabbit hole. The urge to open your mouth in shock will be strong, but we encourage you to keep it closed. There's no telling what could end up inside.

*Authors not responsible for personal injury on your ride through Wonderland.


3.75 stars

This was a really fun, light read! This is Alex and Matt's story. Alex Little is down on her luck. Living in LA, about to be evicted from her apartment, she accepts a job as a dressup bunny character at a lavish party. She hates the job, but it is there that she meets Matt Hadder. Matt runs a company, Wonderland, Inc., which is part party planning for the rich and part organized crime. He is intrigued by Alex and hires her for his company. They both feel a connection to each other right away, but Matt is very mysterious, peaking Alex's curiosity. He leads her down a rabbit hole of wealth, excess, danger and sexiness. They fall for each other and decide it's best to be "mad" together.

This book is supposed to be a dark romantic comedy, but it isn't very dark. It is so cute and funny. I loved all of the Alice in Wonderland references. There were so many little Easter eggs slipped into the story, from character names to places, etc. This book was a zany, silly, sexy romp of a story. I really liked Matt and Alex. The writing was good as well. My only complaint was that I felt like it was a little too light. I could have used a bit more emotion or depth. There was no angst or pushing away, which I do like, but there also wasn't much to make me feel much of anything. Still, this is a fun, enjoyable read. It definitely kept me entertained. In fact, it had a very cinematic quality. I can see this book as a movie one day. I look forward to more from this series (especially that there will hopefully be a story for Cal, Matt's right hand man). 

Overall, Alex in Wonderland is an easy, funny and light read! I look forward to more from the Twisted Fairytales series!

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Tiny Tease:

“It is. It’s just…jarring.”
      “You don’t find it natural?” I asked, putting a hand to her back and making her step closer. The pleasure girl moaned and writhed, her skin a flushed rose of arousal as Spade continued to play with her. Lou Diamond had joined them now too, feasting on her breasts and stroking his cock while kneeling on the plush red couch behind her opened leg.
      Alex shook her head and nodded at the same time, her every nerve ending buzzing with confusion over what she’d been taught was appropriate, and the very opposite way she felt.
      “That could be you,” I whispered, leaning into her back and grazing the shell of her ear with my breath.
      She shivered—for about a millisecond—before bounding away and turning to meet my eyes, panic stark in hers. “Me? Do that? Like…right here? In front of people?” she stuttered. “No. No. Um, no.”
      Excitement shot down my spine at her anxiousness. “No?” I questioned, careful to keep my tone reproachful. I wanted her to feel pressured—just to see if she could withstand it.
      After a brief pause, she confirmed with a curt, determined shake of her head. “No.”
      At six foot six and two hundred and seventy pounds, I was nothing short of physically intimidating. I was impressed by her backbone.
      “Okay,” I agreed easily. Her eyes widened, and her plump lips parted. I took pleasure in her surprise.

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