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…
Note: This review is spoiler-free!
Why did I pick it?
It’s a retelling! who doesn’t love those! The moment I read the blurb and it mentioned
“Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera”
I. Was. Sold
What I loved about it
Although this is a retelling I never felt like I was reading the same story yet again. It even had suspense and unexpected plot twists which are always a surprise with a retelling.
Very little happens for a large part of the book whilst we explore the characters feelings for one another. This should make for a really boring book, but it doesn’t. The dialogue and character POV flowed, add in some “steamy” scenes and it was a very enjoyable read.
What I loathed about it
One thing, and one thing only. This being a Beauty and the Beast retelling, obviously it’s set in France, you’d expect there to be some French in the book and I have no issues with that, however I did find the phrase Mon Dieu overused to the point of annoyance, sorry, it just made me cringe every time after a while :/
A steamy and enjoyable retelling of a classic fairytale. I look forward to finding out what story Rachel will tackle next.
When and where can you get it
You can purchase Beauty of the Beast on Amazon* today
* Book provided FOC in exchange for an honest and fair review