Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.
My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins. My family offered to save me. The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.
Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving. Nothing like the storybooks said it should be—but it was perfect.
The longer we were apart, the more I lost myself. He was vicious and domineering, but I craved the submission. Together we were destructive, but I was addicted to the devastation. Still, I thought titles mattered. To my family I was princess, and to the Beast I was slave. I was too naïve to understand that even though he’d been my captor, he’d broken the shackles on my soul.
Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after.
Now I know better.
Beauty is the final book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.
** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. **
Beauty just blew my mind. I read it like 3 times already and I have to say that it made my heart beat so fast. I was holding my breath.
I couldn’t imagine another story for Frankie and Anteros. Having also his POV added so much more depth to the story, his side giving more rhythm. I am definitely in love with the Beast.
Twisted, so fucked up and terribly challenging, I was probably in shock all along the story, cursing a lot…
That underworld the author created was incredibly addictive. I was high on adrenaline, chasing the high.
About Frankie and Anteros, the foreplay between these two was intense and smoking hot. The POV were well written and Frankie’s in that version was so much better. Her descent into the darkness and mostly acknowledging. It was fascinating. She gained on strength, more powerful and so dangerous. I liked that people saw her as a little weak thing, that appearances were deceiving.
Anteros, was just wow! I really loved this character. Brutal, cruel, dark, twisted but in love, and reading his thoughts and feelings for Frankie made me swoon. I liked to see his weakness, insecurities and baring his soul. I became attached to him. Even after all the atrocities from the first book. Damn that man has no limits but guess what… the Beast has a soul!
Their relationship was explosive, sinful,challenging, like an addiction. An explosion of fireworks. After the mind-blowing ending of Beast, I wanted to see how it would lead us. Just a turmoil of emotions. I was in a mess and these two drove me more than freaking crazy, they drove me mad!!!!
The storyline?? I don’t know where the author found the inspiration. The inspired Beauty and The Beast retailing was an incredible journey. I was overwhelmed and fascinated.
Destroyed as individuals and raising from the ashes together. Fighting, tearing apart and then destroying everything in the process, Frankie and Anteros owned it, ruled it, earned it.
The Hate Story turned into a love story, it might be not conventional, but when Mary Catherine Gebhard gets wild, then you just have to enjoy the ride. High five!!!!
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