Author: Kresley Cole
Date of Publication: November 26, 2013
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book
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Synopsis: A Beast In Torment
Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.
A Beauty In Chains
Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.
A Full Moon On The Rise
With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?
When I read the synopsis for this book in the line to check out at the grocery store I just knew that I had to read it. I've read a book by Cole before, and while it wasn't my favorite, I was willing to give her another chance. I'm so thankful that I did! I absolutely adored every second of this novel, I was pulled in by page one and I flew through this book in a matter of days.
Even though this is technically the thirteenth book in the series I had absolutely no trouble understanding what was going on. All books in the series are about different characters, though I think they are all connected in some way or another, and Cole did an excellent job providing enough background on the characters that I never felt like I was missing something. I absolutely adored MacRieve; he wasn't perfect, in fact there was a lot about him that made me want to scream sometimes, but I think that was all a part of his appeal. He was sweet but dangerous, tortured but loving; watching his character change throughout the novel was fascinating and I loved being able to see all the different facets of his personality.
The romance between MacRieve and Chloe was what made this book as wonderful as it was. Their first meeting is exciting and action packed and some of the parts from MacRieve's point of view just made my toes curl they were so cute. Its not often that I find myself so absolutely invested in a romance that I'm swooning after every interaction but this was one of those romances. Chloe and MacRieve had a chemistry that jumped off the page and I just couldn't get enough of it. They fight, they argue, but that ended up being one of the things I liked about their romance, no relationship is perfect and I think the fact that they did fight and argue made their romance that much sweeter.
I loved the changing perspectives between Chloe and MacRieve. I'm a huge sucker for alternating perspectives and Cole really did a fantastic job with this one. Because of what's holding him back in his past it was necessary to have the sections from his point of view, and honestly he was a more interesting character than Chloe. While Chloe does have a lot going for her I felt like she faded into the background next to MacRieve.
Overall I absolutely loved this novel! A fantastic romance and a great cast of paranormal characters, as well as wonderful writing, made this novel an absolute joy to read. One of the best novels I've read in a long time I can wholeheartedly recommend this one to fans of paranormal romance!