Six months ago, Nefertiti Townes was viciously
assaulted in her home. If it wasn’t for her neighbor, Nefertiti
knew she would have lost her life that night. Prior to the attack,
Nefertiti was a vibrant, well-known artist with a loving fiancé
named Dennis. But, now Nefertiti has limited hand movement and an
ex-fiancé who ran out on her as she was recovering in the hospital
because he couldn’t phantom looking at her horrific facial scars.
As a result from the brutal assailant, Nefertiti suffered
thirty-six knife wounds from her head to waist and she almost lost
her eye sight. Emotionally and physically hurt, Nefertiti turned to
the only safe haven that she had known her entire life – Bruce
Bruce Maxwell, a successful and prominent
business man, has a dark side which he refers to as the beast. With
the aid of his beloved aunt and a special doctor, Bruce is able to
maintain control over his beast. However, when Bruce learns that
Nefertiti’s brutal attacked might not have been a random event, his
internal beast forcefully emerges with a vengeance.
Beauty and the Beast is an
incredibly moving book. I loved Beauty and the Beast!
Just like in the famous animated tale, the hero will do everything
within his power to protect the woman he loves. I was deeply drawn
to both Nefertiti and Bruce from the very beginning. After
suffering a great tragedy, Nefertiti knew she could trust Bruce to
keep her safe as she tried to cope with her emotional trauma. While
Bruce was trying to break Nefertiti out of the cocoon that she had
built around herself, he found it very difficult to ignore the
life-long attraction that he has always felt towards her. Their
connection as a couple, both in and out of bed, was simply amazing.
The passion that flared between them was zealous and presented in a
tastefully sensational manner. I found
Beauty and the Beast to be a well thought out story that
captured my heart. Thank you, Deatri King-Bey
for creating such a wonderful recommended read!