Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard – Release, Review, & Giveaway

Title: Beast: A Hate Story, The Beginning
Hate Story Duet #1
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Dark Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2017

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast? I grew up in rags, and he would lift me to riches. All I had to do was give him my soul.He was punishing. Insatiable. Captivating. Nothing like I expected him to be. Each day my reality blurred, leaving me wondering if I was slave or princess.

The longer I stayed, the more I lost myself to him. Even after every cruelty the Beast visited upon me, I longed for his touch. Even after every savage word he spoke, I begged for his lips. I thought the worst thing he could take was my body. I was too naïve to guard my heart.

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

Now I know better than to speak of happily ever afters.

Beast is the first book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.

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My Review – 5 Stars

This book was absolutely fantastic! I was completely engulfed by its pages and the torment of the characters. The author did a marvelous job of creating this world as well as Beast and Frankie. I loved every single dark and twisted moment. I usually can’t stomach the brutality and emotional upheaval that comes with a bad boy mafia romance, but this was different. Instead of true cruelty and pain to get Frankie to submit, Beast discovers he needs to use her heart to break her to his will. And while he may seem sadistic, you can tell there is so much more below the surface when it comes to Frankie.

I loved the intrigue and subterfuge in regard to the Wolves coup and the web of deceit that floats around Beast. This book kept me hanging onto every word waiting for the devastation that was inevitably coming Beast’s and Frankie’s way. In the end, the question I was left with was the one Frankie asked herself at the start, “Is the evil you know better than the one you don’t?” Especially in this world of power hungry killers and controlling families. It’s a good thing Frankie can play chess, because she’s going to need to be a master strategist to save herself and the people she loves.

Author Bio

Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.
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