Book #2 in the Dirty Happily Ever After series is now live!! Check out my review of Wicked Beast #2 below, and don’t forget that book #3 releases on Monday!
James “Beast” Lutz isn’t like his friends.
He doesn’t crave control the way Charm and Mal do, and he doesn’t play the games Wolf thrives on.
He lives on his knees, all of his strength bent to the will of his Domme.
He’s never regretted that, until now.
Now, when he’s trapped in an arrangement serving a Domme who can’t keep a sub.
Now, when he’s not sure how to trust a woman wrapped in mystery and less sure he wants to.
But the more he gets to know the Domme everyone knows as Beauty, the more Beast realizes everything he thought he knew was wrong.
As I read book #1 in this serial, I was intrigued to know more about Beast and Beauty’s stories, and I loved what we got from them in Wicked Beast. It was a lot darker than Wicked Charming was. It definitely wasn’t a sunshine and roses story, but that didn’t make it any less beautiful. In fact, I loved it more than Charming’s story.
I think it’s impossible to not like Beast as soon as you meet him, and Beauty reminded me of a female version of Christian Grey. She was closed off, dominant, kinda broken, hiding from the world, and unsure and unconfident when it came to giving any part of herself to someone else.
The first half of this book for me was a 3 star read, it was when the cracks started show and we saw the first hints at a love story that I became truly invested. I loved how it didn’t happen all at once. It was a slow build romance and you could almost feel Beauty’s resistance and maybe even fear at the prospect of letting down her shield, of taking off her mask.
I completely fell in love with Beast and Beauty, and I really hope we see more from them again. Bring on Wolf!
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.