Beauty in Spring by Kati Wilde
Series: Beauty #1
Also in this series: Beauty in Summer
Published by Self-published on April 2nd 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
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Inspired by the story of Beauty and the Beast, four authors offer their sexy interpretations of that classic fairy tale…
A beauty unchained…
For ten years Cora Walker has yearned to return to Blackwood Manor…and to her childhood companion, Gideon Blake. But her dream of returning home soon becomes a nightmare—and the fully grown, dangerously sexy Gideon is nothing like the young man she’d loved before.
A beast unleashed…
Cursed by the monster that killed his family, Gideon sacrificed his heart to protect Cora from the beast that lurks beneath his skin. But when she returns and the curse chains her to his side, he only has two choices: to persuade her to marry him though he has stolen her freedom…or die to save her from the beast within.
I just love fairy tale adaptations, and Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite ones. When I found out these four authors were taking this “tale as old as time” as inspiration for four different sexy stories I was super excited.
In Beauty in Spring, Cora and Gideon grow up together, from childhood companions to young love they are suddenly separated by their families. A decade later, Cora goes back to the one place she’s longed for, and the only man who’s ever had her heart. But what she finds is not the well-kept mansion she left, nor is Gideon the sweet, alpha-in-the-making boy that was left behind.
There’s a reason for everything that’s happened, including why the necklace that Gideon gave her on their last day together with a promise of forever, has now turned into the chain keeping her prisoner. Gideon not only has the answers to all of her questions but also holds the power of setting Cora free. Now that she’s come home, he has one month to win her back or everything will be lost.
I loved both Cora and Gideon. She was sweet and knew that Gideon was the owner of her heart, I was a bit annoyed at her stubbornness to resist Gideon, but she had balls and I respect that. Gideon was a beast *wink*wink*. He was alpha and bossy, but so completely in love with Cora that I couldn’t help but love him in spite of all his furryness and raw-meat tendencies.
With some suspense, magic, soul-mates and some steamy scenes, I really enjoyed reading Beauty in Spring. The epilogue was truly the perfect ending to this perfect little paranormal romance.
Rating: 4 Stars
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