Review: Once Upon a Time by K.L. Donn

Published Feb. 2019/Bullied Published 2016

Blurb: verb – bully:

use superior strength or influence to intimidate


Have you ever:

Wondered the thoughts of the bullied?

Wondered what happened when they left?

Cecilia Marks is bullied.

Bullied her entire life over an accident she had no control over, Cecilia begins college hoping for a fresh start. She’s faced with the same bullies, only with crueler taunts, and words that can slice deeper than the sharpest of knives. A short run in with a stunning man had her world turning upside down in ways she never expected.


Did you know:

He is her white knight?

He is relentless?

Landon Powers is possessed.

Walking into a college ten years after he’d left, Landon didn’t expect to fall for the gorgeous brunette he runs into. But there she was, soft spoken, meek, the strongest woman he’d ever met. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her. Including making it known she wasn’t to be bullied. 


May be spoilers:

Once Upon a Time is book 0.5 in the Possessed and book one in the Timeless Love series. It has 11 chapters with 2 epilogues and is about Landon and Cecilia.

Cecilia, her story is really heartbreaking. She’s been bullied her whole life and she thinks going to college will change that, but she sees she’s wrong.

Instalove when Landon sees her for the first time. She falls just as fast, but she’s scared because her biggest bully is none other than his sister.

She’s a virgin and he’s so sweet to her. We don’t read anything about his past.

She leaves the morning after they spend the night together. Ashley was there and told her some things that break her heart.

He feels guilty when he takes the day to give himself time to cool down and finds that Cecilia has been hurt by his sister. Thankfully he sticks up for her and his sister gets what she deserves.

Flows very well. You can definitely feel all the emotions.

It’s a very good story. I actually loved it. He’s all in from the very beginning. I love the way he is with her.

The only drama was from his sister and her tormentors at school.

Great read, I thought. It actually reads fast as it flows so well together.

No cheating, no ow drama-other than the sister, no om drama-other than bullies, a one day separation.

Epilogue is 3 years then 2 years later. They are happily married with a son, daughter and pregnant.

I gave it 🌟🌟🌟🌟. Thanks for reading.

Goodreads shelves: epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, epilogue-pregnant, faithful-since-meeting, fast-read, great-read, hea, insta-everything, instalove-lust, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-ow-om-drama, no-push-pull, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, read, safe-for-me, steam, virgin-heroine


Categories: 4 stars, Romance

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