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If a man can live forever . . .
A lifetime ago, the debauched Viscount Ravenswood lost his life, only to be revived as as new man with a new name…and a new desire for love. Now, scarred and monstrous of visage, Luke Madden has outlived his beloved wife. Crushed by loss and despair, he swears to never feel such a love again. For such a perfect mingling of souls could never happen twice in one lifetime. Especially for a beast such as Luke believes himself to be . . .
. . . how can he love forever?
Gillian Browning is a bold woman of action. But her spy activities in pre-war Germany have made her a target. Now in London, she is being hunted by ruthless Nazi operatives. Luckily, a fellow spy knows someone who can protect her—Luke. Taking Gillian to his former home in the country, he reluctantly finds himself caring for her more than he thought possible, and to his surprise she reciprocates. But when a threat from Luke’s own past increases their peril, he must decide if he has the true strength to love—and trust—again . . .
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Beloved Beast by Karyn Gerard is a fantastic read with a twist. Book 2 in her exciting “The Ravenswood Chronicle”, it can be read as a read alone. See, ” Beloved Monster”, while not necessary to enjoy book 2, book 1 gives the details of the hero’s past. This is set forty-eight years after book 1.
This is a unique twist on Historical romance, with paranormal romance elements. In “Beloved Beast”, the debauched Viscount Ravenswood has a new name, Luke Newman. He works with MI6, and his nephew, Fred Parker, is a SIS officer. Luke is now a widower, and lonely, so working with his nephew helps abate his loneliness. He helps to relocate compromised or returning spies from war torn Europe. Luke is scarred from his 1885 carriage accident, which also gave him heightened senses, made him cool to the touch, he has a grayish coloring, disfigured, increased strength, heightened libido and maybe immortality. Picture a Mary Shelley experiment type thing, without the monster.
Gilliam Browning, seduced a German business man for information on the “Enigma” machine, then she returns to England and is suddenly in grave danger from a German spy. Enter…Luke to keep her safe. Now both are in grave danger.
“Beloved Beast” is a mixture of Gothic horror, World War II romantic suspense, mystery and an outstanding spy novel. Whew, what an exciting tale of second chances, romance and an unabiding love! Ms. Gerard pulled this incredible, dramatic story off with style, brilliant writing and an uncanny style that grips and captures the reader’s heart. I was held spellbound! “Beloved Beast”, is one such story, that I found I could not stop reading until the last page. This story lingers long after the last page. Highly recommended for fans of historical romance with paranormal twists, powerful plot plots, vivid details, and WWII fans. *There is explicit sensual scenes, however, they are done with taste and not offensive, to this reader, however, this is NOT an erotic story.*
A very enjoyable and satisfying read with twists, romance, the feel of historical suspense and the hope of finding happiness, love and a HEA. Awesome read! Karyn Gerard has written a story with her usual aplomb, her eye for detail and her desire to give readers a fulfilling story that will keep them turning pages in this thrilling story of spies, romance, danger and love. Magnificent!! A must read!
I received a complimentary copy.
Heat rating: steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR