Leo Morelli has lost everything.
His safety. His sanity. But worse than that, the woman he loves. He will destroy Bishop’s Landing to get her back, even if it means becoming the monster she fears.
The entire city will feel his wrath.
Haley Constantine loves her beast, but she can’t walk away from her family. They need her now more than ever. It will take more than violence to face these enemies. It will take sacrifice.
Can she give up the man she loves to save him?
Series:Beauty and the Beast Trilogy #3
My Rating: ★★★
We finally see Leo and Hailey get the happily ever after they had to fight so hard for against the battles and trials their respective families forced them to face.
I really enjoyed Leo in this story. He made so much sense now to me. This Leo I could get behind and could finally reconcile with the Leo other authors have written in the various books based in this world. I loved seeing him grow and finally face the demons that have been plaguing him since he was 14 years old. I enjoyed him finally allowing himself to be happy and have something or someone he could be vulnerable with and offload on. While he still had his stupid, macho moments, he had come along way from the Leo of Secret Beast.
Hailey on the other hand was a bit difficult for me to like. Basically, Hailey was a pussy. Just weak and sometimes just pathetic. While I understand that her whole life, she had suffered some level of inferiority complex with her family, at some point I would have loved to see her get her shit together and grow some big hairy lady balls. She has a sister who was minted and honestly her martyrdom got old really quick. That shit at the hospital, she could have told Caroline to suck a dick and got together with her siblings to get their dad straight.
I enjoyed this book much more than the first two ironically. The writing styled flowed better, although I’m still not used to it and sometimes it didn’t feel like the first point of view was lost. However, there was a bit more context in the story in some areas and still yet, a lot of “extrapolation and filling in the blanks” in some areas of the story too. For example, Hailey and Cash never had it out over Hidden Beauty’s cliffhanger. She just somehow figured out what his motivation was over such betrayal. A conversation should have been had.
Such things took away from my involvement in the story. There was a lot of miscommunications between these two, which in my humble opinion was the cause of their beef a lot of times. A simple conversation would have gone a long way and prevented some of the bullshit. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much and I look forward to this authors future work.