A secret duo of romance authors team up under the pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you a sexy, laugh-out-loud new series…& more. 😉
New writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Max Monroe comes a new, sexy, and exciting twist on fairytales.
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.
Disclaimer: Exercise caution while reading. Evidence shows that Matt Hadder’s vibrant sexiness and alpha manner may lead to confusion, arousal, and questioning the necessity of one’s own moral code.
*Authors may not responsible for any subsequent illegal activity.
When Max Monroe announced this book is a dark romance and would be different from all of their previous books, they weren’t kidding. I went into this book not sure if I would like it.
The male protagonist, Matt Hadder is not an upstanding model of the community, but he is necessary to many people with questionable morals. He’s a problem solver. He gets things done. He has no qualms about what he does or how he does it. Despite this, you’ll have a hard time not falling for him anyway.
Matt Hadder is taken with Alex from the first moment he sees her. But as they get to know each other, it isn’t a case of her changing him. It’s a question of whether or not she can understand his moral code and fit into it.
While I was reading this, I got sucked in so completely that I found myself questioning the grey areas of morality myself if I were to find myself in the place of Alex. I absolutely LOVED Alex and her brave curiosity and refusal to stick her head in the sand while ignoring the things going on around her. She’s a strong female character, which I always love in books I read.
Fans of the Fairytale Alice in Wonderland will enjoy the little nods to the original, spread throughout the book.
Final words? Yes this is a dark romance. If you’re not used to dark romance, parts of this book could bring you out of your comfort zone, but maybe that’s not a bad thing. Because Max & Monroe are a golden team and after reading this book, I’m sure they could tackle any genre and it would be a success. This is a standalone with an HEA and the first book in their new Twisted Fairytale Series. I can’t wait to read the next one! This was a solid 5 star read for me.
I was generously provided an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.