A READER'S OPINION
A beast shadowed by pain, healed by one woman's love. As a boy, Prince Adam Delacroix has suffered through unimaginable pain, witnessing the brutal murder of his parents and baby sister he has lived his life in seclusion. Hiding from the world his scared face and heart, he prefers his lonely life and keeps company with the ghosts of his past. His only living companion is a wolfhound named Stranger, and his only link to the past is a friend of long ago—Sebastian Villeneuve . . . Until a beautiful woman on a stormy night comes to his door looking for shelter for her and her ailing father. She brings emotional turmoil to him, and his defenses are in jeopardy of crumbling for the first time since his family's tragedy. Isabelle Rose, a young woman on the run from an abusive fiancé, finds herself at the mercy of a very intimidating man. She needs to tend to her ailing father but instead of shelter they were treated like thieves thrust in the dungeon. Isabelle can't help but feel sympathy for her tormentor. She feels his pain and despair, her heart melts for him and the scars on his face cease to exist for her, but her past comes back to haunt her with a vengeance, and a future with the man who has captured her love with his scared heart is threatened before it has a chance to thrive. A beautiful story of Beauty and the Beast, a scarred Prince, and a lonely beautiful young woman. This is not the typical children's tale, but a tale for adults with a twist. The story will captivate the reader and engage the heart with the anguish a young Adam endured. His will to survive until his meeting with Isabelle gives him something to live for. Masterfully written with the adult in mind, it contains scenes suitable for adults.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 4 1/2 Hearts | Reviewed by: Maria Rose Dariotis
Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist. A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago. A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more… Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.
Historical Romance/Fairy Tale | March 15, 2017 | 342pp
Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author