Beauty and the Wolf

Beauty and the Wolf

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by Marina Myles

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"Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read." --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight's Warrior

"Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again." --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love

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"Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read." --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight's Warrior

"Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again." --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love

A Union Of Curses

Isabella Farrington's marriage was hasty. For all her new husband's riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven's dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble...

But when Isabella returns to Draven's remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother's scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own...

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Cursed Princes , #1
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Beauty and the Wolf 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
ornerylibrarian More than 1 year ago
Isabella Farrington is the daughter of a well known but poor adventurer. She agrees to marry Lord Draven Winthrop even though they have little acquaintance because of his wealth and her family's financial straits. This was an interesting premise with curses, werewolves and other supernatural phenomenon but it fell a bit flat for me. Though we are told Bella is beautiful and intrepid, she seems to scream, faint and run away a lot and Draven is so erratic and violent in his behaviour that I found it hard to believe anyone could fall in love with him. This was a hard call for me. Some parts of the story were good but some parts seemed a bit disjointed with hurried back character descriptions. This was an OK read but not one of my favorites.
arbjamesAJ More than 1 year ago
In this gothic retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast, Isabella Farrington finds herself hastily wed to Lord Drayven Winthrop.  Both of them are flawed and see their match as a last resort.  Lord Winthrop has terrible, dangerous secrets, and when things go horribly wrong on their wedding night, Isabella is driven away for two years.  However, she can’t stay away, driven both by very practical reasons (such as the need for money to support herself and her father) and the feeling that Lord Winthrop desperately needs saving.  Can Drayven confide in her without losing her?  Can she save him without losing herself?   I read this novel in one sitting.  This was partially because it was a “light” read, but it was also because of the tension, much of it sexual, that Myles built throughout the book between Drayven and Isabella. (Once you read it, you’ll understand what I mean.  Seriously, one more interruption and I probably would have screamed!)  Do they trust one another or don’t they?  At times I found the language rather florid, especially the love scenes, but since I would classify this as a “romance novel,” I rather expected that.  Myles somehow managed to work in gypsy curses, werewolves, ancient Egyptian curses, governesses marrying nobles, evil twins, evil stepmothers, ship building, and beach conservation all in one novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So overall the book was an interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast, however their was one small thing that really bugged me and made me want to mention it in a review: the author took some liberties with historic detail. One specific instance: one of the characters talks about using fingerprints to solve a murder, however this supposedly takes place in 1820 while this really didn't occur until the late 1800s at least. If you are looking for a historically accurate novel, this may not be the book for you. However if you can look past some historical inaccuracies, the book is an interesting take on an old classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The thing that gets me about this book is that it had a lot of potential, but was so poorly written that I had to force myself to finish it. It almost seemed as if the author could not decide what plot to focus on and tried force to many stories into one. It took me two weeks to finish this, when a good book takes me two days. I don't think I will read anymore of this authors books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a hundred pages, I realized that I didn't care about the characters or the story (not much happens, which is surprising, given the situation).  And, all through those 100 pages, I was repeatedly irritated by grammar errors that most 4th graders wouldn't make.  So I gave up, and I am thankful that this one was free.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Both Lord Draven Winthrope and his new bride Isabella have their own curses to deal with.  Hers comes in the form of an Egyptian amulet that curses her to kill the one she loves and then herself and his comes in the form of a werewolf.  Can these two doomed lovers curses cancel each other out? This book is written in the time honored tradition of gothic romance.  I could see this in a black and white movie kind of way.  It was a fun throw back type of story and I truly got a kick out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of magic, romance, and suspense, this fairy tale retelling has it all!
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
This book was a good switchup of the Classic Beauty and the Beast story. This was a very active book as the characters were traveling all over the place. It's love and run away or love and save you. Then there is Egyptian Archeology blended with Gypsies.One murder is expected but another is not. This book was truly a fun read while worrying about Werewolves and a Damsel in Distress. The book is a good read for when you need to be grounded between reading serious stories. Please read this book. Everyone needs a touch of Fairytales in their lives!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Beauty and the Wolf (The Cursed Princes) by Marina Myles 3 of 5 Stars This novel begins in 1818 England the morning of Lord Draven Winthrop’s wedding.  He wakes up in the forest next to a barmaid after being attacked by a wolf.  Strangely he has no wounds from the previous night’s assault. At age sixteen Draven was institutionalized after a Gypsy’s curse becoming known as the Earl of Madness.  Now a werewolf, Winthrop is not the only one that has been damned.  His bride, Isabella Farrington, has been cursed by the amulet of the Princess Tousret.  According to the prophecy anyone that has worn the amulet will kill their love and then themselves.  Good thing the couple is not in love, for now.  The only thing that can undo the prophecy is the enchanted bracelet of Amenhotep. Myles does a good job transporting the reader back into the 1800s.  The story has many interesting plot twists and was an enjoyable read. ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story captured my attention immediately. It's mostly about second chances on finding your true love, even if he is a cursed wolf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book with lots of twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not a bad story for being free. At times I felt the story drag on and was skimming paragraphs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very good. There were pages missing where you lost information and was left going 'what just happened?' Also the so called beauty and the beast story was just to cheesy to be believable. Mixing England, and Egypt and Gypsies? Too much.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Awesome book. Isabelle fainted to much tho. I love how this author portrays fairytails. There is also a happy ending,which is always good. Keeps u wandering what's next for sure. Exciting for next book
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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kleokatra More than 1 year ago
Meh. This was a cute, predictable story that was a fun waste of a few hours. Not sure I'll grab the rest of the series, but it was a cute read. I liked how Ms. Myles tied the book into the mythos, but there were plot holes and obvious "twists" and things that needed to be expanded on. Cute book, but "meh."
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