Desperately Ever After Blog Tour

Today I am taking part on the Blog Tour of Desperately Ever After by Laura Kenyon. First of all I would like to thank Fiction Addiction Book Tours for providing me with an e copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. You can follow the tour here! And don't miss the giveaway for an e copy of this fantastic book here!

One part Sex and the City. Two parts Desperate Housewives. Three parts Brothers Grimm. Imagine what might happen if our most beloved fairy tale princesses were the best of friends and had the dreams, dilemmas, and libidos of the modern woman. How would their stories unfold after the wedding bells stopped ringing? 

Set in a fictional realm based on New York City, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER sprinkles women’s fiction with elements of fantasy, and encourages readers to rethink everything they know about happy endings. 

Years after turning her husband from beast back to man and becoming his queen, Belle finds out she’s finally going to have a child. But before she can announce the wondrous news, she catches him cheating and watches her “happily ever after” go up in flames. 

Turning to her friends for the strength to land with grace, she realizes she’s not the only one at a crossroads: 
  • Cinderella, a mother of four drowning in royal duties, is facing her 30th birthday and questioning everything she’s done (or hasn’t) with her life. 
  • Rapunzel, a sex-crazed socialite and one-woman powerhouse, is on a self-destructive quest to make up for 20 years locked away in a tower. 
  • Penelopea, an outsider with a mother-in-law from hell, is harboring a secret that could ruin everything at any moment. 
One part Sex and the City, two parts Desperate Housewives, and three parts Brothers Grimm, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER picks up where the original tales left off—and reimagines them a la Gregory Maguire’s Wicked. 

With the wit of authors like Jennifer Weiner and the vision of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the women of DESPERATELY EVER AFTER rescue each other from life’s trials with laughter, wine, and a scandalous new take on happily ever after. 

DESPERATELY EVER AFTER is reduced to only $2.99 for the entire tour and is available in both print and as an e-book at and Amazon UK

The sequel, Damsels in Distress, is due out in August. It will continue Belle's story, give Sleeping Beauty her time in the spotlight, and reveal a little more about Snow.

Review: I am a huge fan of Disney and well, fairy tale princesses in general so when I read the blurb of this book I did a little happy dance (true story) and I knew it was my kind of book. But wow! I loved it. Laura Kenyon brings the well known princesses to a contemporany fairy tale version of NYC (I'd love to see Cinderella's Castle in the NY skyline) and continues their story ten years later. 

Their happily ever after is not so happy anymore and they have to deal with ball gowns that no longer fit, cheating husbands, secrets, tabloids, paparazzi and controlling mothers-in-law. An explosive cocktail that will have you laughing out loud and wanting more and more! My favourite bit though is the friendship between these girls, they support each other and get drunk together when the worst has happened, but most importantly they fight and find the solution together.

Laura's style is witty and flirty and had me turning page after page devouring this little gem. I cannot wait for the sequel Damsels in Distress this summer. It is so good that my favourite princesses from my childhood are now part of my adulthood too (Maybe adulthood is a bit too strong, am I an adult yet?). Anyway, this is a book you don't want to miss! 

Rating: 5 stars plus a little heart, meaning it has been one of my favourites so far!

About the author: 

Laura Kenyon is an award-winning journalist and graduate of Boston College. Her stories and articles have appeared in Kiwi Magazine, Westchester Magazine, Just Labs, Serendipity, The Improper Bostonian, InD’tale Magazine, and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings, as well as in myriad newspapers and at She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their silver Labrador retriever. DESPERATELY EVER AFTER is her first novel. 

She loves connecting with readers on her blog (, Twitter (, Facebook (


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5 comentaris

  1. Thanks so much for the phenomenal review, Alba! Happy to help revitalize those childhood princesses for you ;)

  2. Awesome review Alba. So glad you loved Desperately Ever After :)

    Thank you for supporting Laura on tour.


  3. I loved Desperately Ever After and I am eagerly awaiting Damsels in Distress. I already own the book but the winner of the giveaway is in for a treat!

    1. You bet! It is fab! I am also really excited about Damsels in Distress! :) Thanks for stopping by! x

  4. Thanks Elaine! I'm putting the finishing touches on Damsels in Distress right now. Having so much fun with it ;)