By Michelle Irwin
Not all things are exactly as they appear.
Beau Miller thought his happily ever after had returned in the form of the girl with the seafoam eyes. He never expected a second heartbreak at her hand.
When her father, Declan Reede, turns up with murder in his eyes, Beau discovers that the break-up might not have been what it seemed. He must solve the mystery if he’s to find his girl.
How can he and Declan rescue their princess when she’s been taken by someone with beastly intentions? And will they make it in time?
After the scary cliffhanger in PHOBIC, I knew I was going to be in for a rough ride in BEASTLY, but I had my fingers crossed hoping that it wouldn’t be as bad as I feared. Sadly, it was. But WOW…what a read! My heart was pounding for four and a half hours straight as I read this non-stop from beginning to end, and this is definitely a book that you’ll be thinking about days later.
“No one cares that Phoebe’s missin’. It’s like my heart’s been torn from my chest, and no one else realises the world stopped spinnin’ the moment she disappeared.”
I love Beau and he’s totally a keeper, but I will say that I wanted to strangle him for being so dumb. Obviously we all know who has taken Phoebe, but he had his suspicions and never voiced them. WTF??? I realise the story would have been super short if he had, but GRRRRRRR! I felt bad for him when everyone suspected that he had something to do with Phoebe’s disappearance, because he wouldn’t hurt a fly. I liked the bond he ended up having with Declan and I really look forward to seeing those two build on their relationship. I think Declan knows that there is no better man for his little girl than Beau. Although, I was getting an iffy feeling in the scenes involving Beau and Angel, and if Michelle is reading this, I hope she doesn’t go down “that” road. I mean, I don’t want to tell an author what to do, but please don’t do “that”.
BEASTLY is told only in Beau’s POV and ends in a really sad cliffhanger, so have some tissues handy. It cannot be read as a stand-alone, so you do need to read the first two books in the series before starting this one. It’s usually nice to see Declan again, but it wasn’t this time and my heart broke for him when he realised who had his little girl and what had been done to her. When it comes to Phoebe, we’ve only scratched the surface of what she suffered, and I think we’ll learn more about it all in PHYSIS, which comes out in April this year and will be told in her POV.
Please Note: This story contains scenes/topics that may be triggers for some people.
Beastly (Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story # 3)
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