Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Beast by Jaden Wilkes Review

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Dimitri Sokolov is a man scarred, physically and emotionally.
From the rough streets of Moscow to the highest ranks in the Solntsevskaya Bratva,
he has seen it all.

An attack four years ago left him disfigured and in seclusion, hiding from reactions to his appearance and in safety from those who failed to kill him the first time.

Comfortable in his penthouse, managing his billion dollar businesses,
he's resigned himself to be alone,
simply called The Beast among those who've dealt with him in the past.

Columbia Grey is a pseudo-activist trying to save her neighbourhood from a developer intent on levelling it to build apartment towers.
She goes along with a plan to confront the CEO of the company on his own turf, to force him to listen to her demands...
all in a pathetic attempt to impress a man she barely likes.

Little does she know, she's taken herself into the mouth of the beast, a man familiar with death and destruction, sex and seduction, a man used to getting exactly what he wants and a man with nothing left to lose.

She's a beauty, but will that be enough to tame the beast and save her life?

*** Warning, this is a classified as a dark erotic novel. ***
It deals with some pretty heavy themes.
It may trigger those who have experience sexual abuse, rape, violence, basically a shitty childhood or life in general.
 I must be kind of messed in the head, because I thought it was a touching story full of amazing imagery and people with hearts that continue to beat and seek the beauty in the world in spite of life grinding them into nothingness.
Apparently some early reviewers have found mainly the darker elements, so consider this your warning, for what it's worth. This is not a fairy tale, this is what happens when the music ends and life goes on after the credits roll.
This is about simply existing until you find yourself and write your own happily ever after, no matter what form it takes.
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Steph's Review:

I am a little stumped.
I'm not sure how the hell to proceed with this review.

I mean I liked it but didn't love it.
Not sure if it has more to do with me or the actual book.

I love dark, twisted, fucked up brutal jaw dropping "love" stories.

The plot was cool although a tad predictable but it had a few twist and turns looped through out the story.

The characters were engaging, loveable. The dual POV was awesome.

I love how they each are each so uniquely fucked up yet
their damages are so much alike.

Both feel unloved and alone because they each think of themselves as ~unlovable~ because of fucked up childhoods and well earned "trust issues"!

Ying and Yang comes to mind.....
they complete each other
( Unapologetically in a raw, unconventional therapeutic kind of way.)

It is bad-ass!

My only complaints that dry humped my last damn nerve was how fast
Columbia fell "in love" with Dimi.

Like in 2.2 seconds~


she never wants to leave him or does she (her indecision gave me whiplash) ....blah.

Actually the same goes for Dimi.
He was obsessed with Columbia from the start.
Which was a little overkill in my opinion.
 It made me think maybe he was just more lonely than anything.


The ending felt rushed to me.

All with-in a chapter or so the damaged couple are
~ ON ,OFF , Purging Personal Demons, annnnnnd back ON again.

Eh, Maybe it's just me.

Beauty and 'The Beast' get their fairy tale ending but the best part


Over all I enjoyed Dimi and Columbia's dark and demented fairy tale.

3.5 Stars

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Author Bio:

Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC.
 She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius.
She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs,
 dirty poems and places to promo her work.

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