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Afflicted by a centuries-old curse, a warlord slowly surrenders his humanity and descends toward madness. Ballard of Ketach Tor holds no hope of escaping his fate until his son returns home one day, accompanied by a woman of incomparable beauty. His family believes her arrival may herald Ballard's salvation.
...until they confront her elder sister.
Determined to rescue her sibling from ruin, Louvaen Duenda pursues her to a decrepit castle and discovers a household imprisoned in time. Dark magic, threatening sorcerers, and a malevolent climbing rose with a thirst for blood won't deter her, but a proud man disfigured by an undying hatred might. Louvaen must decide if loving him will ultimately save him or destroy him.
A tale of vengeance and devotion.
Smart, mysterious,sexy and funny
I really love this story and this author. The world building and character intros are amazing. The magic makes sense and doesn't overwhelm the story.
The love story builds slowly. The bad guys are fispicable, the hero is flawed but livable and the banter between characters made me chuckle and smile. I wouldn't say it had lol moments but a good chuckle is more than you can expect sometimes.
The plot is well written and the mystery of the curse keeps you guessing how, or even if, it will be solved. The ending didn't feel rushed to me. It all flowed very well. Loved it. I don't give five stars often.
A Beauty and the Beast retelling
An overall enjoyable read that was intelligently written. The only negatives were the few errors in punctuation and at times the overuse of characters threatening each other humorously became a bit thin. That said I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to others.