Review: Rise: A Gay Fairy Tale by Keira Andrews and Leta Blake

Rise: A Gay Fairy Tale


What happens when Jack meets a sexy man atop that beanstalk?

Rumors of treasure have long sent fortune hunters clambering up a magic beanstalk to a mysterious castle in the clouds. Survivors told of an evil giant who guards the gold and glittering jewels with savage strength. No sane man would dare risk the climb—but Jack has nothing left to lose. Shunned for his evil red hair and abandoned by his cruel lover, he’s desperate to escape his life.

Rion isn’t a giant, only a man bearing the burden of protecting his family’s legacy. It’s a lonely existence, but he’s duty bound. Then Jack appears, and Rion’s world is turned upside down. After a blazing confrontation, undeniable lust sparks. Isolated in the clouds, Jack and Rion give in to their desire and growing connection. But do they have the courage to let go of the past and follow their dreams?

Soon they must protect the treasure—and each other—from a new threat. And they have everything to lose.

This is a retold fairy tale with a twist. Previously published as Ascending Hearts; this version has been revised and expanded.




This was a lovely fairytale. I loved it so much.

The plot was an interesting reinvention of a classic fairytale. I enjoyed so much the characters. The internal struggle was fantastic, I loved the way both of them were trying to fight the way they felt, it was amazing. An extra point for Jack’s hair, I really love redheads.

It was very easy to get in touch with the main character’s feelings. Both of them were stunning, I just felt in love with them, a little more with Jack, but I still loved them both. There was something about the rejection Jack lived, that made me feel very protective towards him.

There was few things I didn’t like, perhaps the only one that comes to my mind right now, is the fact that it felt, somehow, a little predictable. Not entirely but a little. I still enjoyed it so much.

I would definitely recommend it to any reader looking for a sweet and fairytale like story.

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