Once upon a time, a beautiful princess
was cursed to spend one hundred years asleep in an enchanted
castle. But what of the fairy who cursed her? Calliope La
Fae has long regretted her childhood gift that went awry,
but finds herself with bigger problems when the king's
younger brother becomes trapped in the enchantment as well.
Calliope's only hope for freedom lies with the king himself.
King Aaron of Outer Kartolia is utterly
bewitched by the luckless Calliope. As the two venture out
to save Aaron's brother, their desire for one another is
insatiable. Is it true love, or has Calliope's fractured
magic found two more victims? And when all enchantments
end, will there be a happily ever after for the king and the
Beauty Sleep is the
latest installment in Anna J. Evans's steamy fairytale
series. I found Beauty Sleep to be a
charming, sultry tale with likeable characters and a
quick-moving plot. Calliope, with all her faults, is an
endearing heroine and Aaron is the fairytale king grown
women dream about. While Beauty Sleep is
listed as part of a series, having never read the other
Perfectly Wicked stories, I can safely say this book
stands on its own. My only reservation about the story
would be Ms. Evans's blending of the modern with the
medieval I associate with fairytales. For me, the blend of
old and new was a bit awkward and made for a few stilted
scenes. Thankfully such scenes were few and far between.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed Beauty Sleep and am
definitely planning to read the rest of the series.
Perfectly wicked indeed!