Monday, April 13, 2020

ARC Review: The Beast by Katee Robert

Title: The Beast
Author: Katee Robert
Series: Wicked Villains #4
Publication: April 13th 2020

Genre: Erotic Romance
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Rating: 4/5

Once upon a time, I fell in love with two men. Their feelings for me were matched only by their hatred for each other.

Gaeton, with his brash charm and casual cruelty.

Beast, his lust equal to his penchant for violence.

Being with them was sinful and perfect in different ways. In the end, I couldn’t choose, and I lost them both.

Now, my sisters have tasked me with securing our power base, no matter the cost. I will do anything for my family—even if it means agreeing to the terms set by Gaeton and Beast.

The three of us. Together. But only for as long as it takes me to choose one of them once and for all.

When playing games of power, happily ever after isn’t a priority. Not even for me.

Especially not for me.

Oh lord this was such a good read and so hot hot hot, which wasn't really a surprise but still! At this point I expect nothing but excellence and twisted kinkyness from these books and that's exactly what I got with The Beast. 

This book had literally all the tropes that I adore: Second chance love, enemies to lovers, MMF and more. The relationships between Isabelle, Beast and Gaeton were complicated for sure. They had a lot of history that didn't turn out so well in the past but even so there wasn't unnecessary drama while they were sorting their shit out and I loved that.

I gotta say I didn't always think Isabelle was very likable but I didn't mind this much because Beast and Gaeton knew how to deal with her and I kinda liked this dynamic a lot since it's usually the way around if we're looking at it from the retelling's perspective. I also enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the previous books. That's always a bonus to me.

Overall, The Beast by Katee Robert was another amazing addition to the Wicked Villains series. This was a Beauty and the Beast retelling unlike any I've ever read and it once again proved to me that I will never get tired of reading these books by this author. I'm already looking forward toward the next one.

About the author:
Katee Robert is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Entertainment Weekly calls her writing “unspeakably hot.” Her books have sold over a million copies. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, children, a cat who thinks he’s a dog, and two Great Danes who think they’re lap dogs.

Katee is represented by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
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  1. I've never read a retelling like this before!

  2. I am glad this one was full of so many tropes that you adore and we all love some good steamy scenes ;)

  3. Love Tropes! I am putting this on my wish-list, thanks for sharing.

  4. I keep hearing good things about this series. Maybe I should read it simply because I love retellings.


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