The Beast Within

S.C. Stephens
The Beast Within
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Publisher
S.C. Stephens, LLC
Release Date
December 2017
Genre
Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
Nika Adams has had a challenging year. She gave her heart to Hunter Evans, only to have him break it. But Nika refuses to give up hope. Not when there's a chance she can save her true-love—even if she must save him from himself.

Julian Adams finally knows what he wants, and is truly happy. But when he gets mixed up in Nika's suicide mission to save her wayward boyfriend, he begins to wonder if his dream girl can handle the dangerous life that comes with being an Adams.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 20, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
13 people found the following review helpful
4 very bloody stars for THE BEAST WITHIN.

16-year-old Nika Adams is heartbroken. The love of her life, Hunter, fled when he was turned into a vampire, leaving her alone to try and get over the pain. Hunter despises what he's become. A lifetime spent hunting the very thing he's become, he's emaciated and desperate to die, refusing to drink the blood that will revitalize him. When his family decides to come after him and finish the job, Hunter knows what he has to do. Meanwhile, Nika's brother Julian is ready to take the next step with his girlfriend Arianna, but with so many obstacles in their way, it seems impossible.

THE BEAST WITHIN will be an instant hit with vampire romance fans, but I'm not one of them. I'm super picky about my paranormal reads, and teenage romances are definitely not my cuppa, so I'm going to try and review this without those built in biases.

So that said, book 5 of the Conversion series will appeal to a lot of people since it has a similar feel to another popular high school based vampire series. It had drama, excitement, loads of teenage angst and sexual tension. The characters were developed nicely, and even though I'm jumping into this series blindly, I felt like I was able to get to know their stories. When the silver-plated bullets started to fly, this read got very interesting very quickly and I found myself slowing the skimming and actually diving a little deeper into THE BEAST WITHIN. The action was exciting and well written. I wish the book were shorter, but again, that's just my personal preferences showing. Anyone who loves teenage vamps will adore this book.

Bottom Line: A mild OW situation; no condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; vampire violence/murder.
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