A damaged man. A strange young woman with a special beauty. Secrets that can bring them together, or tear them apart.
Ethan’s father did a number on him, to say the least. In his passing, he left Ethan a wealthy man, but a severely damaged one. More than one person has considered him to be “beastly.” Annabelle is a uniquely beautiful woman and could be his only chance at love, but she has secrets of her own. Can they find true forgiveness before their world collapses?
About the Author
Carol E. Keen enjoys fresh coffee, hot tea, and a good book. She was published for several years in FAMA magazine (Freshwater And Marine Aquarium) as a contributing editor. She published her first book on CD, called Simply Seahorses.
She is the author of The Beauty Series and The Corandira Station, to name a few of her works. She currently resides in the South with her husband and family and spends her time writing, reading, working in photography, and being with her much loved critters.
Initially somewhat unclear to me, I realized after a few chapters that Monstrous Beauty is a modern mashup of the Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast tales. Although the era in which it is set remained a little confusing, the basic story is interesting. I would have enjoyed deeper character and story development. All in all, with some simple editing and a thoughtful rewrite, this story could really come to life and be a good one! It simply needs work to make it work, though.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A favorable review was not required, no compensation was received, and all views expressed are my own.