I received this book from Bethany House Publishers to review for free. While I greatly appreciate the opportunity to do so, I must say as an avid reader I was disappointed in this book and found it hard to want to finish it. It's main characters are Rose Red and Leo (Lionheart) and it is a fantasy type tale, but I felt it didn't flow smoothly and at times was hard to follow. I found myself really pushing to try to finish it. It may be because I'm not much for fantasy style stories, but I found the flow of the story to be lacking. The ending also was not what I was expecting, so unfortunately I could not recommend it to others. It just seemed to jump all over the place and wasn't very entertaining or enjoyable to me personally.
Rose Red and Leo meet as children and he finds her while hunting the "monster" one summer. Most of the story focuses on this "monster" and how others relate to it. It jumps from reality to fantasy and includes good and evil representing itself in different forms and a love that can never really be, although I just couldn't feel the connection and see it as a good love story. If you enjoy fantasy style books then you may want to try it, but in my opinion it is not worth the time. :-(