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BEAST by Alana Albertson 

Publication Date: June 14, 2016 

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Military Romance


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Love doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be true.

Isabella—Grady Williams is a national treasure, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, America’s scarred superhero. With tattooed arms sculpted from carrying M-16s, this bad boy has girls begging from sea to shining sea to get a piece of his action. When my father squanders away my college fund, I make a deal with this dirty-talking Devil Dog—I will pretend to be Grady’s girlfriend for the Marine Corps Ball, and my dad will write Grady’s war memoir. Grady is fearless. Hell, this badass jumped on a grenade to save his fellow Marines! As much as I crave him, I refuse to allow myself to become addicted to a dangerous man who will detonate my heart.

Grady—Isabella Cuesta is an angel who can see beyond my mangled skin, a pawn used to repay her father’s debt, a woman who makes me feel like a man instead of a monster. But I no longer believe in fairy tales. She’s mine until our contract ends. I’ll take her hard and rough, listen to all her hopes and fears, lay down my life to protect her. This beauty will never let herself love a dangerous man like me—a man who has killed, a man who runs towards gunfire, a man who never backs down from a fight. But without her love, I’m not a man—I’ll remain forever a beast.


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Grenade by Bruno Mars
One by Metallica
I'm Not Giving You Up by Gloria Estefan
Tale as old as Time - by Beauty & the Beast Soundtrack
If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw
One Hell of an Amen by Brantley Gilbert


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Beast is the heartbreaking story of what happens when a veteran comes back from war. Grady Williams made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and it sends him home from war scarred and mentally damaged. He doesn't think anyone can like him now that his body is so scarred and disfigured, but then he meets Isa. 

Isa is just trying to stay out of the spotlight of Hollywood and finish her education. When she meets Grady, it started as a one night thing, but then she started to talk to him and get to know him. And it made her want to know more, even when Grady tries to push her away, she wants to fight to stay in his life. 

There were many emotions that this story brought out in me. Hope, despair, sadness, happiness. So much happened that effected the way I felt about the characters and made me relate to what they were feeling. I loved that I could get that involved into what was happening in these fictional character's lives. 

With that being said, the main reason for my three star rating was the lack of emotion in a certain scene. I was so connected to most of this book, and I think that's why I was majorly disappointed that a scene that should have had me bawling my eyes out, or at the very least upset, I felt nothing for. It just happened and then was over and left me disappointed. 

I did like the characters, and there was a secondary character that caught my attention enough for me to hope she gets a book too. I wasn't sure how I felt about her at first, but then I found out more of her story and it has me hoping she'll get a book. 

This was my first book from Alana Albertson, but it certainly won't be the last. The pace of the book moved fast but there was never a moment where it was too fast or where I got confused about what was going on. Everything came together nicely, and I really liked the very end of it. Overall, this is a book recommended by me and I hope everyone will enjoy it. 


Alana AlbertsonAlana Albertson is a multi-award winning author, current President of Romance Writers of America’s Contemporary Romance Chapter and the former President of both Romance Writers of America’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance, new adult and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time playing with her sons, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes Homeland, Devious Maids, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
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