Petals and Thorns by Jennifer Paris
What is it about:
In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.
If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.
Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I love the story of Beauty and the Beast, but always thought that for a story featuring a Beast it was too sweet and lacked a certain edge. This retelling fixes that problem once and for all. It's a hot and intense BDSM romance that is strictly for adults that aren't too squeamish about the darker side of lust. I really enjoyed it and can recommend this story to anyone who likes their Beast beastly not only in looks, but in certain appetites as well. My one negative point would be that sadly enough this retelling is just a novella, so much too short in my opinion.
Why should you read it:
If you like BDSM and Fairytales this is your story