About the Book:
Afflicted by an ancient family curse, Alex endures a nightly transformation and is doomed to stalk the countryside, searching for prey.
Seeking refuge from her greedy uncle who wants her killed, heiress Victoria Northcote escapes to Winslow Mansion, the home of an old family friend. However, the friend is dead and Alex, the new master, has his secret to guard and he doesn't welcome Vicki.
When they are forced into a dangerous alliance, tempers flare and passions ignite.
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A Beauty & BEAST of a Tale...
Victoria Northcote escapes her uncle’s clutches with three weeks to spare until she reaches her 21st birthday, gains custody of her little brother, and her sizable inheritance. She found several letters between her father and his brother in arms, Ernest Winslow, stating that the Northcote family will always be welcome at Winslow Mansion. So she takes the owner up on the offer. One problem, Ernest has died and his son is now master of the mansion.
Alex Winslow is just trying to live through the nightly torture of an ancient gypsy curse put on his family line. He is the last Winslow and is determined that the curse dies with him. But with Victoria working to unravel the mysteries surrounding her host and the rare sighting of a panther on Winslow land, no matter how hard Alex tries he can’t not stop his feelings from growing for the tenacious but beautiful Vicki. She soon finds out Alex’s secret but it only increases her feelings for the man who tortures her day and night. In the end, her brother is brought to her safe arms, and their love for one another, Alex and Victoria break the gypsy curse and live happily ever after in 1895 America.
The Beast -
This story had no real imagination. Ms. Reilly got her inspiration for this story from watching a Disney Movie, but she did give a good effort in changing the players with the beast only changing at night. It is more like watching Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess at the same time. And it isn’t edited so trying to read it in its state made my head hurt as I had to focus to find the next part of the sentence. No real paragraphs. And you really have to watch for character POV changes.