Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one’s bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that’s the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he’s finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess “Red” Little.
Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there’s a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate’s transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales–and Tess–forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate’s love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath. . .
Grimm Consequences is a “Transplanted Tales” novella (coming in at just under 100 pages) falls in just after Red but before The Better to See You. From Nate’s perspective and adding some of the details of his past and his relationship with Tess, it came about thanks to all of the people demanding more of Nate. . . and as sexy and complex as he is, it’s easy to see why everyone wants more. (If you haven’t read at least Red, I’d suggest you do so before picking up Grimm Consequences. The nice thing is that you don’t have to have read all three, just that first one, although I’m sure that you’ll be just as addicted as I am.)
Nate has some secretes he’s been keeping and unfortunately he can no longer keep them hidden. Quite the mysterious character, the added insight into his past gives readers the added layers they’ve been looking for. He’s come a long way from the man he was to the man he is and we find out just how far. It’s raw and touching and I got to the end with an even bigger crush on him.
I really like the fact that Serine has an idea for her world and sticks to it. She doesn’t seem to create new rules as she goes along just to make her world fit the plot that she has going. Or if she does, she does it without making it seem obvious. Everything is logical, as much as it can be when dealing with magical creatures, and I appreciate that. The surprises she gives her readers fit within the context of her stories and don’t feel like they are coming out of left field.
I’m always thrilled to get my hands on one of Serine’s stories. They are wonderfully complicated but not convoluted, her paranormal world is fun with all of the make believe characters at her disposal, and those characters have wonderfully intricate and addictive lives. Full of action, drama, and heartache, Grimm Consequences is the perfect companion to the “Transplanted Tales” series.