REVIEW: Enraptured by Shannon Curtis

Published: 1st August 2014

Publisher: Escape Publishing

Pages: 127

Format: Ebook courtesy of Publisher

RRP: $3.99

5/5 Stars

What happens when fairytales get the romantic suspense treatment? A cross-genre mash-up with enchanting results!

Once Upon A Crime…

Gabriel Martin was shot by his boss, and now he’s unemployed and unhappy. Furthermore, he has to deal with a continuous parade of in-home carers who just can’t seem to get his treatment right. Physiotherapist Bella Tompkins just wants to do her job in order to pay off her debts. A grumpy client is the least of her problems.

Neither of them is aware that there’s more going on than a rocky client-practitioner relationship. In the land of Fantasia, Esmerelda — Fairy Godmother Enforcer — and Rumpelstiltskin are working frantically to make sure that their beastly charge gets his fairytale ending. It should be a simple task, but nothing is ever as it seems on the Fairy Isle, where dark forces are rising, the consequences are dire, and Esmerelda has only an accident-prone fairy and an untrustworthy imp for help.

With the stakes rising ever higher, can Gabe and Bella get it together to save both their happy ending and the world?


It appears that Shannon Curtis has answered my prayers and turned her much loved fairytale novella, Enamoured, into a Once Upon A Crime series!

Enraptured is the second book in Shannon Curtis’s fairytale mash-up Once Upon A Crime Series. Like it’s predecessor, Enamoured, it is a short and quirky novella that mixes up the fairytale and crime genre and honestly its just a lot of fun to read and, I imagine for Shannon, a lot of fun to write as well.

Once again Esmerelda and Rumplestiltskin are back working together trying to keep their current fairytale on track. But Rumplestilskin is hiding something from Esmerelda, and there are darker forces at play this time that might just cost them everything they are currently fighting for. What follows is a quirky and darker fairytale then the first novella, that will be sure to sweep you off your feet in next to no time. Not to mention leaving you reeling by the end of the book – I so wish it was longer!

Although technically not their story, Esmerelda and Rumplestilksin do kind of steal the limelight in this narrative. That’s not to say the fairytale characters and story that they are trying to protect isn’t strong or well written, it’s just these too are not only highly entertaining, but they have a past together that I just really want to find out more about. Throw in a couple of buckets of chemistry and sexual tension and you have this highly addictive, endearing and hilarious pairing of characters that you can’t help but love and hope that they too get their happy ending one day.

It’s hard to talk about the narrative here without giving away too many, spoilers. All I can say however is that its a fantastic follow up to Enamoured, and I really can’t recommend the series enough. What’s more, given the way this book ends (not really with a cliff hanger, but it leaves you wanting more), I believe there may just be a third novella on its way (I really, really hope there is). Please let there be more Shannon Curtis!


To read my review of Enamoured, Book One in the Once Upon A Crime series click here.


To learn more about Shannon Curtis visit the following social media sites:

Facebook | Twitter | Website | Escape Publishing | Goodreads |


To purchase a copy of Enraptured, visit the following online retailers:

Escape Publishing | Amazon AU | Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks | Google Play |




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