Today we are celebrating the release of THE WONDER OF YOU by Harper Kincaid. This is a modern-day, romantic re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. Check out the teasers and blurb below.
4 Wonderland Crowns
The Wonder of You is my first Harper Kincaid book, and it was really enjoyable. It is fast-paced, insta-lust/love, and is very low in the angst department. If you are looking for a light and fun romance, then this is the book for you.
Dare and Alice, from the very beginning, have the banter down pat. Their verbal sparring creates intrigue and sets up some insane sexual attraction. Dare, unlike many other heroes, wants it all, though, and his background explains his motivation. Alice, studying to earn her doctorate, attempts to use Dare for her thesis. Once they come together, their relationship moves pretty smoothly with a tiny hiccup that is quickly resolved, and, while I generally don’t like quick conflicts and resolutions, I absolutely loved the no shaming theme that emerged.
One of the shining moments of the book is the group of girlfriends, very reminiscent of Sex in the City. Their conversations are funny, they support each other, and their are candid. I love this group of girls.
The story is very low angst, fun, and a bit steamy. If you are looking for a true re-telling of Alice in Wonderland, we don’t get much of it. She does, however use quotes at the beginning of each chapter, and these tie into the development and progression of the story. I liked what the added to Dare and Alice’s story.
Overall, this book was fun. The writing was good, and I enjoyed the independence of the heroine. I will certainly be checking out the other books for the friends.
What if Alice didn’t fall down the rabbit hole, but instead, traveled through
Lincoln Tunnel into another kind of Wonderland:
New York City.
The best day of twenty-five year old Alice Leighton’s life was the day she got to put her nothing special, lil Southern town in her rear-view mirror. Good-bye to phony ‘bless your hearts’ and ‘I’ll pray for you’ crap, all while talking trash behind her back. She’s New York City’s latest addition and she’s going to work her ass off proving she earned her spot in the country’s top grad program.
Never again will she let some jerk derail her future and break her heart. Oh, and no more players. She’s D.O.N.E with the ‘cool guys’.
Getting caught up in Dare Grangeworth, the art world’s resident bad boy, was not part of her Alice 2.0 plan, even if he is just her type, with his beard, tats sleeves and intense green eyes. When he’s not dodging the press or his cultish fan base, Dare’s making art that makes a statement. Women seem to lose their heads around him – all the more reason why he finds Alice’s candor refreshing. He’s used to women giving in – not giving attitude.
He has to get to know this girl, even if it means allowing himself to be the subject of her research. Before too long, he becomes more than a simple outlier she can explain away. And for him everything starts to feel larger than life and upside down, like a heady rush, all while desperately trying not to lose his heart.
Become lost and found in this re-imagined story of Alice and her cast of characters, in a world where Wonderland meets Sex-and-the-City.
Modern Alice in Wonderland Re-telling
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Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. For years, she was a jill of all trades and a master of none, but is now tickled hot pink to pen stories that break and mend people’s hearts for a living. Kincaid believes seduction occurs from the neck up, which is why her characters are smart, sexy, and slightly quirky – and definitely worthy to be your next hard-core book crush.
When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh ’til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but has now happily settled in the cutest lil’ town, Vienna, Virginia.
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