“Beauty and the Wolf” is certainly not your average read on the classical novel “Beauty and the Beast,” but instead provides readers with a remarkable and romantic twist. Ms. Myles tells a dark, Gothic tale of Paranormal howls while defining what it means to be truly in love.
Isabella Farrington knows what it means to be unloved and cursed. Besides it’s not like she has very many suitors thanks to the blasted amulet that was given to her father from an archeological dig deep in the heart of Egypt. Isabella knows the amulet is said to be cursed, possessing a dark magic that causes those that are brave enough to wear it death of their most beloved ones and as punishment suicide for themselves for their own trespass. Still, Isabella isn't going to allow a necklace to stop her from accepting the proposal of Draven Winthrop's hand in marriage even if the Lord of Thorncliff Towers is said to be mad.
Lord Draven Winthrop is considered mad by that of his peers and for good reason. His recent outbursts and refusal to leave his castle have everyone in society talking. However Draven is has more important matters to consider, like the fact he's cursed. He is forced to endure the consequences of his once actions, caused by the coldness of his heart. Draven marries Isabella in hopes that Isabella can end the curse. Draven never expected to feel unbridled passion and lust for the woman that has become his mate.
While I enjoyed reading this story there were times throughout the book itself that I found it hard to establish a relationship between the hero and the heroine. Also, I think that certain scenes involving the characters could have been better described. Overall I enjoyed the read and I am looking forward to the continuation of the The Cursed Princes series.
Special thanks to Kensington Books for entrusting me with this arc!
A Union Of Curses
Isabella Farrington's marriage was hasty. For all her new husband's riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven's dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble. . .
But when Isabella returns to Draven's remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother's scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own. . .