Beast by Pepper Pace
Published by Pepper Pace 2013
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Warning! Do not read this book near a gas station! This story is sexually explicit and with serious matters that may be uncomfortable for most….
Beast is the remastered, incredible modern day fairytale about Lt. Christopher Jameson a.k.a. Beast, a marine born with a severe facial deformity. Ashleigh Marie Dalton is what you would call “bodacious” with a very pretty face but slightly overweight.
When Beast meets Ashleigh, the combination of their stories and souls collide into something beautiful, heartfelt, and strong.
Beast has a lot of love to give.
I could not put the book down. I have read several really good books this year so far and I will say with confidence, Beast stands on top of the rest. Number one, the characters are so real I literally miss them, the passion and erotic scenes between Beast and Ashleigh are enough to cause firestorms, and the story deals with real issues.
Ashleigh is superficial, but she comes from a superficial family. When she meets Beast, her reaction to his very powerfully built body is instant and understandable and her slight repulsion to his facial deformity, is also, sadly understandable.
Beast is such a shy, sweet man! But he does not play around when it comes to courting the woman he is attracted to and even though Ashleigh is overweight, her beauty is undeniable and her weight has never been a problem for him.
I really enjoyed the hot scenes…sorry. Had to say that. The book definitely gets five star rating for that and also for storyline.
Quote: “She was so little…well she was a big girl, but in his arms she was dwarfed…His arms tightened protectively around her.”
Finally, what I absolutely loved about the book was that there were a few serious issues addressed and fleshed out pretty well. I will not say what those are, but Ashleigh and Beast have childhoods that weren’t so pretty.
Little Nuances: There were some cases where the author misspelled a character’s name and maybe just a couple of grammatical/spelling errors, but certainly not enough to turn you away from this powerful read!
Five stars all around!