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Bend Her: A Dark Beauty and the Beast Fantasy Romance

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So far I'd give it a 2/5 🌶 rating, but the future installments are going to be MUCH heavier on that aspect and I can't wait.

I did purchase a special edition hardcover copy of Bend Her directly from the author and it came with an audiobook copy as well. Bend Her is book one in the Transformation trilogy and is the dark fantasy story of Lisane and Rhaim. It’s pitched as a dark Beauty and the Beast retelling, and it is, but it also reminds me so much of Howl’s Moving Castle.But I wasn't accustomed to my own breath hot against my face, or the rough feeling of fabric against my cheek-or knowing that my wrists were tied behind my back, painfully tight. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

If you are curious about the lifestyle, please refer to other series such as The Arrangement or Fettered for your fictional introduction and instruction. this situation brings on tropes such as forced proximity, enemies to lovers, and there are dom/sub kinks. Lisane is a lovely damsel in distress who isn’t a pushover, she just comes from wretched circumstances. I was fascinated with this magical world and I can't wait to read more about it, and maybe even explore it more, in the following books!Bend Her is a darker take on the classic Beauty and the Beast story, with a lot more spice and monsters than the original! The author did an incredible job at channeling the angst we all know and love while also creating an incredibly original frame for her story. star rating are: character motives felt weak and inconsistent, world building could be stronger and filled out more, and most of the smut came off more as abuse. A friend of mine who also reviewed this book reviewed the audiobook and she indicates the narrators were fantastic and that helped her love the book even more.

He perfectly captured Rhaim’s dark, alpha, touch her and you die sides as well as the fact that despite his fears he finds himself falling for Lisane. While these two are trying to figure out the dynamic between each other Rhaim also teaches Lisane her abilities to become a mage. Princess Lisandra was brought to the All Beast (a beastly mage) by her father in exchange for his help.In the blink of an eye, her entire life has changed and she doesn't know if this is a bad or good thing. But my main problem with it is when this abuse is written with the purpose of being "sexy" and as the foundation of the characters "falling in love.

The male POV could have either (A) been eliminated all together or (B) been much more mysteriously written. Per quanto riguarda la parte romance c’è del potenziale, ma credo che alcuni passaggi nell'evoluzione del rapporto tra i due siano avvenuti troppo velocemente. With aspects of Howl's Moving Castle and even a touch of Harry Potter, this story has so much more then just a Beast trying to get a Beauty to fall in love with him. On the eve of their Ascension, every mage is granted a single clear vision just before they receive the mage-mark brand. This was recommended to me in Liv Zander's reader group for something to read after KOFAB because that left me in such a slump (IYKYK) and this just immediately sucked me into its world.

I am incredibly fond of the FMC who came into her own through the story and embraced the dark feminine traits I love to see in a female character. The romance builds up throughout the novel as the attraction and chemistry between the two increases. I’m not normally a slow burn reader, but this book has me in a chokehold and I cannot wait for the second book, Break Her, to be released. Also I've got to say that I've read many books with different animal side characters but Finx the spider cat stole the show! Their fates collide when Lisane is brought to Rhaim's doorstep, gifted to him by her father in exchange for his efforts in the ongoing war towards the Deathless.

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