What James', it appears, is intent on doing, is taking our beloved fairytales from our childhood, placing them in a modern-day setting and throwing in some adult-themed context. Initially, I was a bit uncertain about having all my childhood illusions of sweet Red Riding Hood blown apart by an adult context, but having read Little Red, I can say I was satisfied with James' efforts.
Little Red is heading off to take some baking to Grandma, who lives alone in the woods. Yes, the Big Bad Wolf is indeed waiting for her, but not perhaps in the way you might expect.
I was impressed with James' writing style and the story flowed very well. The character of Ruby was well defined and easily identifiable. I think the author's handling of the adult scene in the story was exciting, extremely vivid and hot. This is not a fairy-tale for children, by any stretch of the imagination.
I see on Amazon she has already added her unique touch to Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, which I have no doubt will be on my TBR list soon. If I could make one plea to the author it would be that she tries to flesh out one of these stories a little more and turn it into a novella, or better still, a novel. She is talented and I would like to read more of her work.
For what it is and within its genre, Little Red is a great story. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a momentary diversion for an hour or so and likes a salacious touch to an old classic. Great job Jess James and five well-earned stars from me.
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