Sometimes in fairy tales, the heroine falls in love not with the hero, but with the villain.
That was my story. I fell for the man many called the Beast of Boston, Cillian O’Callaghan. I didn’t plan on it, especially after he stole me away from my father and forced me to marry him.
But like all good tales, there were twists along the way.
The world saw only a beast when they looked at Cillian, but I knew him as a man with haunting secrets—secrets that only drew me closer to him.
When I looked into those gorgeous gray eyes, they made me want to stay with him forever.
In all fairy tales, though, there’s a price to pay for happily ever after, and I wasn’t sure if blood would be the cost of ours.
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
I love me a good fairy tale retelling and Beast of Boston was just that. From the tragic start that changed the trajectory of Cian's life, I was rooting for something good to happen to him.
That something good came in the form of Maeve Bell. Quiet. Smart. Bookish and with a big heart. A heart that saw past the anger and pain and into the heart of a man who had lived his fair share of pain. A man that had so much more to offer than vengeance. A man with the capacity to love if he would let himself.
There was no denying the spark between Maeve and Cian but it was more than attraction. There was understanding and patience. Playfulness and a safe place to lay their fears. But with his enemies trying to make moves and Cian trying to stay two steps ahead, it was only a matter of time before things came to a head.
The way Bella DiCorte balanced the love story and the mafia madness was spot on. I couldn't read fast enough as the hope Maeve and Cian had for their future hung in the balance. Talk about intense. I felt like I was holding my breath as everything played out (with a few unexpected allies). And that ending...it was the happy Maeve and Cian fought so hard for.
About the Author
Bella Di Corte writes criminal romance that will steal your heart. She brings to life stories of men who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the women who force them to feel. She’s known for her rich world building and strong characters. She’s also an International Bestselling Author.
Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, family, and four dogs. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook recipes that were passed down to her, and take photographs.
Bella was born and raised in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.
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