Entreat Me

Entreat Me

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Entreat Me 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
bookittyblog More than 1 year ago
Most of the time I drag my feet to write reviews. There're times when I can't write a review even if I enjoyed the book. And most of the time I feel ok with not writing a review and keep that little gem of a book a secret (I don't do this often). BUT with Entreat Me not writing a review isn't an option, because I want YOU and you and you to read this lovely book. I need you to add it to your Goodreads TBR list! Because it would be a shame for you to miss out on this unique re-telling of The Beauty and the Beast. This book is for you if you: -Love reading. That's it. Even if you are not a fantasy fan you'll enjoy Entreat Me because this book is more about the characters than anything else. And trust me, you'll fall in love with the heroine, Louvaen Duenda. I wanted to be her; I don't think I've ever said that before in a review. I loved Louvaen. I couldn't get enough of her honesty, and witty humor. She was an exceptional character, and I know that it will be a long time for me to find a character like Lou, and that makes me very sad. For me to be able to enjoy a book, it has to have great character. I knew a few chapters in that I was going to finish reading Entreat Me. To my surprise it had a great plot, and the pace was amazingly fast, which I was upset about because I didn't want to finish the book! It was like holding sand in my hands, impossible to hold on forever *sad face*. The romance melted my heart. Ballard was the cherry on top of this delicious sundae of a book. Even before the curse he wasn't perfect. I loved his character because of him, what he stood for, and pretty much everything that made him Ballard. I never imagined him as a beast with ripped abs and tall and blonde fur. Even Lou admits that he's not handsome. I think we need more of this in books. We need realistic heroines with a little bit of weight on them and maybe a big nose. And we need heroes that aren't body builders. I don't mind abs; I'm just in need of something new. And this book gave it to me. I hope that maybe I made you look into this book and maybe I convince you to give it a try. I think Entreat Me was amazing, and I hope it gets disgustingly popular because it deserves to be in every Best Sellers list. It truly does.
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
In this different take on the Beauty and the Beast Story, this one features Louvaen, the beauty’s sister, and Ballard, a warlord held by a curse for centuries that is slowly and very painfully transforming him into a monster. When her sister, Cinnia, runs off with Ballard’s son Gavin to their battered enchanted castle, Louvaen storms the defenses determined to save her sister from this marriage while avoiding another forced one. Ballard and Gavin are imprisoned by a particularly malevolent curse despite having magical aid of their own. They seek the one thing that can save them: true love. Louvaen had been the protector and defender of her family for a long time so she is not pleased when forced to stay in this ensorcelled castle complete with sinister, bloodthirsty roses, dark magic, and two men caught in an evil snare that has strengthened over time. Louvaen will do anything to save Cinnia, but as she is inextricably drawn to Ballard, clearly much will be required of all her talents and strength to fight forces that have held sway for a long time. Ballard’s disfigured appearance doesn’t scare Louvaen; she sees in to the heart of him. While he may appear scarred and damaged, becoming a monster at times, Ballard has a noble cause being willing to sacrifice all to see his son Gavin released from the terrible pain and suffering. Louvaen’s courage, stout heart, and unconditional love for her family impress Ballard making him yearn for her love which is no small thing since he considers his humanity all but lost. The bonds of family are strong between the sisters as well proving that while some are capable of great evil to those called family, others of noble hearts such as Louvaen will do anything, sacrificing all for those she loves. Ms. Draven weaves an intricate narrative with intense emotions that run the full spectrum from love to hate. Though this tale had been retold many times, ENTREAT ME puts a new spin on a story of loss, heartbreaking circumstance, and the courage of one woman who will not let any obstacle prevent saving those whom she loves including a vindictive woman’s machinations, or an evil man’s nefarious plans. I find it a pleasure to read a romance between a more mature couple, considering Ballard’s age, that truly applies as well as love’s first blush of the younger pair. Though there is anguish and darkness in this tale, love outshines the dark showing its power to overcome the most seemingly hopeless of situations. Ms. Draven’s stories are quite emotional journeys requiring as much of the reader as she gives of herself, but they always leave me deeply satisfied at the end.
SabineSC More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this unique version of Beauty and the Beast, with a heroine who has a touch of Katharina from Taming of the Shrew! Beastly hero is no pretty boy with a scar, but appealingly real - flaws and all.
MissKelbe 6 days ago
Louvaen is such an amazing heroine in ENTREAT ME; strong, protective and loving. I loved her relationship with her little sister, Cinnia. Ballard is a hero not for his deeds, but for his heart. Reading about Louvaen & Ballard was beautiful, funny and challenging. And the curse bestowed to him from his previous wife was EPIC. Grace Draven has done it again. I hope these 2 have another book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book was well written. The characters were easy to get attached to. My only complaint was that the ending seemed to cliche and rushed. I know its a cliche story but still. Some more thought into the ending would have made it a 5 star for me
Silverwood More than 1 year ago
Entreat Me was a pleasant surprise. As my first introduction to author, Grace Draven, I had this on my to-read shelf for a bit. I purchased the novel on a whim due to the gorgeous cover art. I was pleased and intrigued to discover smaller sketches spread throughout the book to accompany the story. As you might have guessed, Entreat Me is an adult re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, with some "Taming of the Shrew" mixed in, and a refreshing change in perspective. Not only are there two heroines, sisters, one a true beauty, the other a shrewish widow; but there are two beasts as well. I was curious to see how Draven intended to pull that off, and was surprised and delighted with the result. While the ebook copy I purchased had several small errors here and there, otherwise this novel flows effortlessly. Description is a richly woven tapestry, filled with both savage and beautiful imagery alike. The characters, including a surly housekeeper and her lover, a persnikity magician, enrich and enlarge an otherwise predictable tale. Of course, the obvious Beauty and her Beast are delightful, revealing their imperfections over time. However the greatest delight in this moving, albeit humorous affair, is the "shrew" Louvaen and battle-worn Lord of the Manse, Ballard. Their constant back-and-forth dance and equal steel wits kept me on edge most of the novel. Perhaps the best thing about Entreat Me, besides the prose, was the occasionally larger-than-life cast of characters. Grace Draven has a true gift for casting her spell and pulling us deep into the world she has created. Often I forgot I was supposed to be reading a Beauty and the Beast re-telling because I was too caught up in the relationships and swooning over Ballard along with Louvaen. A must-read for a true fan of fantasy and not-so-perfect fairy tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all know the story of beauty and the beast. True love breaks the spell. In this case it takes alot more to break this curse inflicted by the hate of a very bitter dying woman. And it's not just one beauty that has to love a beast but a pair of sisters so different and yet so alike. I couldn't put it down. In a few reviews you'll read that Louvaen just pissed off readers with her shrew ish attitude but I didn't find that the case. I loved her backbone and spirit and I laughed alot at what she said and the reactions of the people around her. The only thing I wish was different about this was *SPOILER- That instead of her dad filling the bad guy it was Louvaen or Ballard. Other than that I can't gush enough about this book!!!! I will definitely be reading it again.
AntiqueBookLover More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. I rarely leave reviews, but I had to leave one for Entreat Me. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read several, and they always rank with my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness this book was wonderful! I actually bought it right after I bought master of crows by the same author because I loved the other story so much. Anyway this story kept me hooked and for someone who was of the opinion of well beauty and the beast its been done so no suprises. I can admit I was pleasantly wonderfully suprised by the depth of the characters and I was totally on the ride with them. I cried and smiled happily during the coarse of the book it was a good fantasy book that was well rounded though I'm coming to find out that is just the awesome style of this writer she puts a little of everything in her books. The dark tortured hero and the brave heroine made me want a HEA for the couple more than any book has in a long time at least for me, as for what happens u will have to read to find out. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a new twist on a old story. I loved it. If you like Jennifer Blackstream you will like this story. I thought this was better than Master of Crows although I like that one also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twist on a classic fairytale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
happyendingamust More than 1 year ago
Excellant retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a lovely twist.