Release Date: May 9, 2014
Source: Mark My Words Publicity
Links: Goodreads ☆ Amazon
When Sarah "Red" Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she's brokenhearted. Worse than that? She's broke. Her boyfriend recently left her, so she's stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there's no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.
James Wolfe is not Red's grandmother - but he's the only person waiting for her at the boat dock. Red has something he needs. He won't take "no" for an answer, and he doesn't mind screwing her over to get it. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he went off the grid. Since then, life is about him - and the renowned oil paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym "W."
Until the moment he sees her. Then Red is all he wants. And Wolfe will have her - any way he can.
Red has just lost her job and her funds are rapidly depleting. She has wanted to contact her grandmother ever since her mother's death, but has put it off because of their estrangement. It isn't until she's at the point where she has no ther choice that she send her grandmother an email. There is no answer until one day 30,000 dollars shows up in her bank account and an email simply saying "Come." But when she arrives at Rabbit Island, she's met by a man named Race, who claims to be her grandmother's assistant, and he brings bad news. He also has his own agenda with Red's visit. RED & WOLFE: PART ONE is the beginning of a serial series retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
My favorite part was the mystery behind Wolfe. There are so many different parts to who he is. I'm really looking forward to learning more about him. I didn't like how most of the story was about Red and her unfortunate events. I felt that it made the story slower than it could have been. I'm sure that if the book was read as a whole instead of part it would be okay. But when the story is separated into parts like this one is, it makes it feel like slow going. Even though Red and Wolfe dislike each other from the start, there is an attraction that is undeniable. I'm really looking forward to seeing where things go between these two, now that they are on Rabbit Island.