Beauty (Modern Wicked Fairy Tales Book 3)
Jolee’s husband Carlos has ordered her to be killed. Because of an accident, she survives and has to stay at Silas’ house while she recuperates.
Silas is Carlos’ brother. He knows that Carlos killed his wife and he is determined to avenge her death.
Jolee and Silas get to know each other at his cabin while they try to figure out what to do next.
This story was darker than I anticipated. I usually like Beauty and Beast trope romances, but this one was somewhat depressing to me. It was not wicked in the sense that I was expecting either. Granted they sleep with each other before Jolee is divorced, but considering the fact that her husband tried to kill her. I did not deduct hearts for that.
There was not anything extraordinary about their romance. Silas was a “beast” because he had scarring on his face. Jolee falls in love with him despite his obvious disfigurement.
Carlos was a larger than life, evil rich antagonist that seemed to get away with killing people at his whim. For most of the book, I wondered how would Jolee and Silas be able to have their happy ending.
Should you buy? I honestly do not know what to tell you. I am sure that there are people who would love this story. I am conflicted about how I feel about this book because I was expecting a different book all together. Also, the story was too short. By the time that I finally got my head around the fact that this is different, the story was over.
File Size: 1692 KB
Print Length: 154 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Excessica Publishing (May 1, 2011)