Anabelle Lehala just wants to spend time with her best friend, finish law school, and provide a good life for her and her father. Her world is knocked upside down when she meets a mysterious, captivating stranger who tempts her like no one before. Refusing to be just another notch in his belt, Belle forces herself to stay away from him at all costs.
An egotistical beast....
Rich, powerful, and handsome, Aleksandr Wolfe has been accustomed to getting whatever he desires. That is, until he meets Belle. Immediately captivated by her, Aleks can't understand why she won't give in to the obvious mutual desire between them. Helpless to stay away from her, Aleks wonders if she'll be the one thing he can never have.
The fight for her life....
When Anabelle finds herself in danger after refusing the advances of Gabriel Avenant, a man who believes she is his and his alone, Aleksandr vows to protect her. As their attraction grows, they each must decide if they are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice-their hearts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*4.5 Stars* This is a modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast and it absolutely nails it. A couple minor issues which is the half star deduction but overall this delivers exactly what I needed! It's a sexy book with the swirls of darkness like the original. This does not water it down so be prepared that for that darkness! The character development overall is solid. It felt like the characters were real though I do believe the author could have gone a little further especially with secondary characters. However, the characters did draw me in. The world building was really excellent, I felt like I was there and the sex scenes were amazing! Overall I love the story itself, the take on it and the grown-up deliciousness that stayed true to the darkness as well. However, the middle part could have used some refinement as it started to drag occasionally. Due to that, I deducted a half star but it is nothing that prevented me from finishing it and I definitely look forward to more from this author. 4.5 stars for a sexy not watered down retelling of a classic! Definitely recommend.
I absolutely loved this book. Chock full of suspense, sexual tension, good characters. There were some darker parts, but it was truly amazing.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This is a tribute to Beauty and the Beast in many ways and is fun to read. Alecs cannot understand why Belle will not succumb to his charms as he can see that she desires him just as he desires her. But Belle is made of stronger stuff and doesn't want a one night stand with wealthy Alecs. She has to care for herself and her dad after finishing law school. It is only when she is threatened by Gabriel who believes that she is his that Alecs says he will protect her. As they get closer will they maintain their stance or give into the passion that is lurking between them? beautifully written by Jessica Collins who is a new author to me and I will be looking out for more books by her. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED.