Stoned by Layla Frost
Published by Self-published on February 12, 2019
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Once upon a time, there lived a witch. A kickass, brilliant, dope as hell witch whose magicks inspired fear and envy. Like all classic fairy tales, her story had the usual goodies.
Unfathomable evil, the precarious fate of the entire universe, blah, blah, blah.
But let’s get back to that witch with the awesome hair…
Fine, it’s me. I’m the all-powerful witch. And, okay, maybe my story isn’t a classic fairy tale. Not unless I missed the part about Little Red delivering comic books and munchies in her basket and Beauty sleeping off two-for-one margarita night. But I do have a soul mate—my very own Charming.
Except he’s no prince. He’s a level-headed, by the book, insanely sexy detective.
Well, I’m Stoned.
Warning: Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 thanks to a dirty talking hero, a filthy-minded heroine, and the hot magicks they create. This story starts where Styx leaves off, so although it is a new couple, it is HIGHLY(pun totally intended) recommended they be read in order.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Once again Ms. Frost has blown my mind. Not only am I loving this overarching plot she’s weaving together with angels, demons, and magicks galore, I bounced through a range of emotions including lots of hilarity and a heavy dose of sadness. Oh, and it was sexy as hell.
Juno was freaking hilarious. I never knew what was going to come out of her mouth just that it was more than likely going to be funny. And she was kickass to boot, even if she did go a little wonky there for a bit.
As for Stellan, if I wasn’t happily married I’d want to pull him out of the pages and take him for a ride. He could be a complete ass but he could also be so sweet it would almost guarantee a visit from the tooth fairy. His sheer selflessness was awe inspiring. Best of all, that man was an expert at dirty talk and he proved without a doubt he could back it up. I’m still fanning myself from some of his lines.
Speaking of selflessness, there was one part that put a crack in my hard little heart. I’m not saying anything else about that other than authors can be mean bitches sometimes. And yes, I’m looking at you, Ms. Frost.
Stoned was hilarious all kinds of interesting, sexy as hell, had all the feels and kept me mesmerized from beginning to end. I just wish the ending hadn’t felt so abrupt. It’s good Stellan and his Pixie were in a happy place relationship wise or I’d have been one mad reader. I don’t have a patient bone in my body, so I hope the next book comes quick.
Rating: 4.5 I think I Hurt Myself Laughing So Hard Stars
Holy. Freaking. Cow.
After Styx completely blew me away, I was both super excited and trying to keep my expectations in check before starting Stoned. I really shouldn’t have bothered because it was so, so good!
I won’t go into specifics of the story because just as with the previous book, there’s a lot of mystery and suspense going on (although we’re not as blind as with that one) and I don’t want to spoil the surprises for anyone.
Nate, the hero in Styx, was a tough act to follow and considering Juno is the absolute shit, Stellan had a lot to prove. And prove himself he did. He was bossy, possessive, protective and incredibly sexy. He could dirty talk like a GOD and he had so many moves! I can’t even… you need to read this.
“I’m gonna spend so long memorizing the feel of you around my dick, you’ll forget what your pussy feels like without me in it!
Having met Juno in the first book, I already loved her sassy, quirky, weird AF cocky butt. She was a hoot, had a flaming temper and the bloodthirstiness to carry it out.
“Yup,” I agreed without shame. “I’m going to have to carry around a wet floor sign.”
“For the drool?” she asked.
“Yeah, sure. Let’s go with that.”
As the encompassing arch of the story unfurls, Juno and Stellan need to bond as a couple. Unsurprisingly, their chemistry is absolutely off the charts amazing, their connection zings and their time together molten-lava level of hot. I loved that we get some glimpses of Nate and Denny togethering and that we get to spend more time with Levi. That is one devil I want to get to know much better.
With intrigue, suspense and some action, Stoned had me cursing work as I was forced to put it down. I did feel the end was a little bit abrupt, as not to say I felt I was slammed headfirst into a concrete wall after falling from an airplane, but I do understand that the story needs the next installment to continue. That said, that Epilogue on the last book better be like… the most epic epilogue in the history of the written word.
I need the next book now!!
Rating: 4.5 “Eggplants for dinner” Stars
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