Published January 24th, 2018
Print Length: 250 pages
Genre: Dark Romance, Suspense, Fairy Tales
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I’ve read other books by Natasha Knight in the past and I think she is very talented. There is no way that this story would be as great as it was if that wasn’t the case. Since I know some of her work, it wasn’t a complete surprise for me but she nailed some aspect of detail description without it being annoying that leave me impressed, because I know how hard those are to produce.
Our main girl is Cilla and she have the misfortune having an addict brother that it’s also an idiot. He tries to steal from his own boss, that’s not ordinary boss in this city and gets caught. With Cilla. Instead of protecting her, the brother just shuts up and she ends up striking a deal with the devil so her brother is lefts without bullet wounds *smile* This is not spoiler, just the beginning of the story for Cilla.
Killian is the King of the City *smile* I like to call him that. He is as bad a you can figure considering he’s The Boss in the city. There is nothing he doesn’t take care off and his men know not to try to cross him. When Kill says he’s doing something, he’s going to do it. He is a character that sticks to his personality, except when he doesn’t and things go wrong, but he corrected those fast. He is, after all, as deadly as his name.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. This is a Beauty and the Beast re-telling with a very dark tone and twists that are hard to digest at some points. I do think it has the details to be able to compare it to Beauty and the Beast. Some other aspects, like Cilla mentioning the story, it’s not something I enjoyed so much.
When Natasha decided to put this book under the Dark Romance genre, she wasn’t doing it just because. This is a dark story with very obscure undertones, so it’s not for the faint of hearts and could trigger someone if not careful. That being said, it’s the kind of story that hook me and keep me entertained until the end. Why? Because I do like dark characters and dark situations in my fiction books *smile*
If you haven’t pick this book already, which I know that by the time of this review would not be a week old yet. Do it. Pick it up because if you can take the dark side of this novel, you would find a very good romance underneath. A little twisted on both sides but good none the less.
I was given a copy of this book for reviewing purposes
Thank you, Natasha Knight!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.