Title: Mirage
Collection: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: C.M. Radcliff
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: February 20, 2020 Cover Design: Black Widow Designs
Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
After the death of her father, his empire became hers and the princess became a queen. Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
Her fortune was sought after and deception and deceit had a ring around her finger.
But with the ring, came the accessories that money can’t buy.
At the hands of the new king, the empire began to crumble as Jaslyn’s world spiraled out of control.
Through the bars of her prison, she watched life pass her by.
Hope was fading quickly… until she met him.
Axel was the glimmer that she needed to survive.
From the wrong side of the tracks, Axel’s life was never easy.
He worked his way through the blood and sweat and went from rags to riches.
When you’re on top of the world, one mistake is all it takes to lose it all. And getting back up is always harder than the fall.
Getting his life back came with an offer he couldn’t refuse and he would pay the cost.
Jaslyn wasn’t part of the deal, but she was a temptation that he couldn’t escape.
She was his endgame and he would fight to the death to get to that finish line.
Together, they roll the dice and risk it all for love.
But when you gamble in the game of life or death, you pay a price.
And sometimes, that price could cost you everything.

My Review

Holy Moly!! Y’all!!  I am loving these Sinister Fairytales and Mirage, OMG! Let me just tell you it’s right up there with my favorites of them. This one is a take on Aladdin. But if you’re looking for it to be just like Aladdin it won’t be. I mean there are a few similarities, but it’s just so amazing all on its own! If you had never even heard of the original story you would still love this. 

Axel (our Hero) is this sexy, street fighter with a heart of gold. He grew up rough, tough and poor. But in the street fighting world he’s kicking rear and taking names. When he is approached with an offer to be an exclusive fighter for renowned Heart surgeon Jasper Lafar, it seems almost too good to be true. There is most definitely something untrustworthy about Jasper. But the allure of Jasper’s fiancé, the beautiful and sweet Jaslyn, whom Axel is sure Jasper is mistreating, is too much to resist so Axel accepts the job. 

Jaslyn feels trapped, stuck in her pretty dark mansion . No one knows the suffering she endures daily at the hands of her fiancé. She’s a tough girl, she puts up with so much more that most could even fathom. When Axel came along she couldn’t help but be drawn to this gorgeous street fighter who vows to protect her. But will their attraction become too much and will they give into temptation? If Jasper were to suspect they were anything to each other it cost them everything, including their lives. Will they take that risk? 

This book is good y’all! I really won’t say more because I don’t want to give anything away. It got me so excited, super frustrated, on edge. It was Angsty and full of suspense. It had heat and sweet moments. It had a frustratingly jaw dropping cliffhanger! Another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection! 

 My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐— Jaslyn and Axel are going to ruin me before this is all over. I just know it!!  This book left me breathless y’all! 😱

🔥🔥🔥🔥- Were these the office the charts hottest scenes ever, well no. But they were sweet and had heat and that was great to me! I wasn’t disappointed AT ALL! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪 YOU’VE BEEN WARNED! Cliffhanger Alert!! This book ends on a cliffhanger. 

C.M. Radcliff lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two demon children. Known as the Psycho Queen, she speaks fluent sarcasm, dark humor, and has the mouth of a sailor. If she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably on an adventure with her little family.