Genre: Dark Romance
Series: Twisted Ever After #1
A standalone with HEA
Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales.
But then he took me.
And he taught me that life isn’t a fairytale.
He is scarred. Broken.
A dark and wild thing.
His beauty is violent and his words are cruel.
His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow.
He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day.
He’s destroyed my life.
He’s trained me to beg for his affection.
This prison is a place where sunlight doesn’t reach.
He taught me that hate is born in darkness.
And then he taught me that sometimes love is too.
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REVIEWED BY JILL
4.5 stars for Beast - a dark and twisted version of Beauty and the Beast - by A. Zavarelli. This is NOT your typical fairytale full of rainbows and flowers it is some of the darkest material this author has ever written. Fans of her work you are in for the ride of your life, but for those of you who have not read Zavarelli's books before discretion is advised.
Isabella Rossi grew up as daddy's little girl having lost her mother when she was just a baby. While Bella knew her father worked for the "agency" he was never able to speak about what he did exactly she just knew it was dangerous. So when Ray Rossi went missing Bella was understandably worried and tried in vain to find him. What she found was her worst nightmare...
Javier Castillo was a - Beast - the things nightmares are made of. A recluse of sorts that was created by circumstances out of his control. Everything he was ever taught to believe was a lie so he could be turned into a weapon created by the "agency". Now it's time for everyone to pay the price for their lies and deceit and he is going to start with an innocent pawn that he has kept tabs on for years.
Absolutely loved this dark and dirty version of the classic story. The chemistry between Javi and Bella was intense and left you craving more. With enigmatic secondary characters I am hoping she writes more of this dark and depraved world :)
— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
A. Zavarelli is a romance book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and pretty much any kind of characters that are dark and gritty. You can find more about her on her website.