Series: Ravenswood Chronicles Book 2 of 2 Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (February 28, 2017) ISBN-13: 978-1601836625 Rating: 5*
I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked up BELOVED BEAST by Karen Gerrard, based on the title, but having read this author before I figured it would be good. I wasn’t wrong and luckily for me … good turned into GREAT!
In the early 1800’s a very debauched Viscount Ravenswood lost his life, only to be revived some time later as a new man with a new name and yearning for love. Only now the once handsome man was horribly scarred with a monster like visage. He married a woman he fell deeply in love with and they lived a quiet life together blissfully happy for 37 years before he lost her. Luke knew that you didn’t get second chances on meeting your soul-mate more than once in a lifetime. One other fact was for some unknown reason, Luke was not aging and still looked like a young man while friends aged out and died. Watching the people you cared for age and die was a penance he was finding difficult to bear.
Now as a spy Luke was being asked to assist a young woman, Gillian Brown, whose spying activities in pre-war Germany had been discovered making her a target. Luke found himself caring for her more than he should and recognized that she was finding him equally fascinating. But knowing his own reality could he put his heart on the line and love again? But first, he had to get Gillian out of the country and safe from the clever assassin whose job it was to silence her forever.
Bottom line: Extremely fast paced, interesting and original plotting. I truly enjoyed every page of this lovely spy thriller… Highly recommended.