Review: Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Beast Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me start this off by saying that Beast is MINE!! The author created an insanely hot anti-hero and he could do no wrong in my eyes. He was perfection. Although I didn’t like how soft he got so quickly, I could appreciate that he found a kindred spirit in Frankie. As for Francesca/Frankie, I wavered between admiring her spunk, questioning her sanity, and wanting to give her the beatdown that she was eagerly asking for in every scene.

See… here’s where the author, these characters, and I differ. If I were Beast and Frankie were my slave, she’d be my freaking slave! No tender moments unless I wanted to give her a real mindfck. No coddling. No special treatment. I’d break her ass. Plain and simple. This girl thought she could come up in the place and talk and act any old way she liked? Her life was literally in Beast’s hands. And what did Beast do? Nada. I’m not feeling it. She was allowed to question and yell and disagree and argue way too much for my liking. This was supposed to be a dark mafia romance, right? I expected her to be tormented, desperate and broken. At least that’s how I’d have her. How else would you mold her into the person you wanted? I’m just saying.

The non-torture issue notwithstanding, I loved the fck out of this book. I’m about to start Beauty because I need to find out what the heck happens, but I have to say that I’m a big fan of this author’s writing. She held me captive with her characters, the plot, the loose morals of just about everyone, the sex, the suspense, the everything. I sure as heck was more of a captive than Frankie.

Release Date: March 14, 2017
Genre: Mafia Romance - Dark themes
POV: Heroine - 1st person/Hero - 3rd person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Book 1 of A Hate Story Duet

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