Fiona has finally had all she can take.
Her uncle has basically sold her to one of his cohorts, who is
even more brutal than he is. She is tired of being beaten and
abused so she runs for her life. When it looks like she will
be captured, she does the unthinkable and runs into Burgis
Keep. The rumors of the creature that lives in the keep make
her weary but she figures that is better than her uncle and
Crandell. She finds the most amazingly handsome man in the
keep and is drawn to him. Will she have the courage she will
need to stand up to all and fight for her man, and fight his
Alisdair is cursed and has been since he
made a horribly wrong decision a couple of decades ago. As he
doesn’t age, he keeps to himself and does nothing to dissuade
the townsfolk from believing the tales that he is a beast.
Mostly as he thinks they are right. He hungers for blood with
every breath, and though he has not given into the lust in all
these years, it is still a struggle. When Fiona stumbles into
the keep and is looking for protection, he is attracted to
everything about her. But he knows she is in danger from him
if she stays, so he sends her away. When sending her away
winds up hurting her even further, all bets are off. He won’t
continue to fight his attraction, only his blood lust urge.
Can he trust her enough to let her into his heart?
I found Dawn of Love a
thoroughly well-thought out, well-written, and captiating
tale. The author does a wonderful job of tying mythology into
this historical tale, as well as adding demi-gods and vampires
to the mix. Add to this mix an abused woman, who has done
nothing to earn this abuse, and someone to realize her worth
and you have a wonderful story. Ms. Childs does a great job
retelling the Beauty and the Beast story with a twist.
I think you will like Dawn of Love if the genre