- Evernight Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2016
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance
Scarred and bitter, all former soldier Kieran Thomson wants is a wife, a beautiful bride he can control and manipulate. And use for really hot sex. He isn't supposed to fall for her. He isn't supposed to actually care about her. He just wants to lock her up in a gilded cage and use her for his own pleasure. But when she finds a way past his barriers with her sensual touch, Kieran realizes he must either set her free or let her into his heart.
Despite being ignored and shunned by her family, Josephine Richmond is willing to protect them at any cost. Even if it means marrying a man she's only just met. They say he's a beast, scarred inside and out. She knows she should be afraid, she knows she should hate him for trapping her, but she can't. Unable to resist her attraction to her husband, Josephine's determined to make the marriage work. Especially when she has her own secret scars that only Kieran seems able to heal.
Be Warned: forced seduction
Apr 18, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
131 people found the following review helpful
We all know the story about BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, but what about a modern twist called DARK BEAST written by Alexa Sinclaire?
Josephine Richmond is living a tough life with an irresponsible brother and a truly hateful father. When she is told she will marry Kieran Thompson, she has no choice but to accept.
Kieran is a shadow of the man he used to be thanks to a military accident. Now he is scarred, destined to be alone forever until he manages to trap the Richmond family and ultimately Josie's hand in marriage.
Unbeknownst to Kieran, innocent Josie has scars of her own. When her sweetness meets his harsh and unyielding personality, a happily ever after seems highly unlikely. There's plenty of spice as Josie and Kieran find solace in the dark.
The challenge lies in how the author manages to expose past hurts and lies so there is a firm foundation for the couple. There's plenty of drama courtesy of Josie's family, but the storyline moves forward to keep the reader interested.
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