Friday, November 17, 2017


They call him a monster.

Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.

He’s hard.

He’s damaged.

He’s dangerous.

He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.

He’s savage.

He’s brutal.

He’s a killer.

By an act of fate, our worlds collide.

They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

First, I am going to say that this is a dark romance. You should have caught that by the blurb, but in case you didn't, this is a dark romance...and, it holds to the idea that not all romance is flowers and rainbows...that sometimes the flowers in the romance also have thorns, and those flowers are great too...but they are different.

I love dark romance. The darker the better, if the hero is a killer, in the mafia, anything like that...bring it. So, the blurb had me dying to read this one even before the author had finished writing it. Now that I have finished, I wish I could start it over.

LA Fiore has a talent for writing the character who isn't the "perfect" hero. Twisted, a little damaged, with skeletons and ghosts in his past. But, the ride watching these men fall in love, well, there isn't a better ride out there.

I loved this book. I sent more than one PM to the author as I was reading (sorry about that, Ms. Fiore, LOL) and I was sad to see it end.

Brochan is sexy, and mysterious, and swoon worthy. And damaged. But, you still like him.

Lizzie is interesting, and you like her, and loyal and caring. And damaged.

It is that they are both just a little damaged that really makes them work. They relate to one another, Lizzie understands why he does the things he does, and more important than that, in Lizzie, Brochan is finally able to find someone who he believes sees him. Once he opens up to this possibility, there are all sorts of things going on in the world that he realizes he has never let himself see.

Telling what those things are would be a spoiler...and I would hate to do that.

At its core, this is a fairy tale with its share of beasts, and magic, and castles and damsels, and villains and most of all, a hero who doesn't know until the story gets close to ending that he is in a fairy tale and he is worthy of that happy ending.

I recommend this title.

Well let me start by saying I don't consider myself to be the biggest fan of dark romance. The circumstances, and if I'm being honest, the author has to be just right for me to read it. I'm so, so glad I read this book from L.A. Fiore. I've enjoyed works from this author in the past and loved this book as well.

This book? I'm not even sure where to begin. It's such a rich story, both in dialogue and setting. I couldn't help but be sucked in when I started reading.

This wasn't always an easy book to read. There was plenty of heartache to go around for sure. But there was more than that. There was healing and love-and the journey these two took to get there was amazing. It wasn't smooth, it wasn't easy, but it was right for them.

I loved both the hero and the heroine in this book. Lizzie had some fire to her and she was so smart, and she had such a big heart. Brochan definitely was intriguing to me from the start. Sexy, hot, and haunted? Major swoon. I believed in these two together. Their connection felt and seemed very real to me.

While this book broke my heart in spots, it filled it to bursting in others. I don't want to spoil anything so I'm not going to get too in depth about that. It was so well written, so dynamic. I know this is one I'll still be thinking about for a long time to come. I loved this book and recommend it!

L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including Beautifully Damaged, Collecting the Pieces and His Light in the Dark. Her favorite movie is Star Wars, a love her son shares. They hope to build their own Millennium Falcon one day. She would like to meet the Winchester Boys to thank them for enlightening her on the versatility of salt as not just a food enhancer, but as protection from supernatural threats. And she thinks it would be interesting to be a zombie, to get an idea of what life is like as a brain-addicted fiend so she can be their voice to tell their side of the story. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, their two spoiled cats and their awesome dog.

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