Saturday, June 23, 2012

Handsome Beast by J.J.Cassidy

Handsome Beast
Once upon a time ...

A modern re-telling of a favorite fairy tale -- with a twist.

On the day after Thanksgiving, thirty-year old lawyer Nic Graziano takes a bus to remote upstate New York to carry out his foolproof suicide plan. Apparently, he needed an idiot-proof plan, because now he's soaking wet, cold, and hopelessly lost in the woods – who would have thought dying of exposure was so difficult? Wide awake for what feels like the first time in weeks, he blunders through the dark, following the scent of wood smoke to a remote house. It doesn't appear to be abandoned, but when no one answers his pounding on the front door, he breaks in through the back. Exhausted, he passes out on the kitchen floor, and wakes up naked – and alone -- in Gavin Lovatt’s sinfully comfortable bed.

Instead of calling the police, Gavin offers Nic a hot meal and a change of clothes. And more, if Nic can believe the looks Gavin is giving him. Over breakfast, Nic confesses that his lover for the past six years dumped him and is now engaged to a woman – outing Nic to his family in the process. Gavin’s obvious interest makes Nic think that a few days of hot rebound sex with a good-looking man is exactly what he needs before going home and rebuilding his life.

Gavin turns out to be funny, affectionate, and sexy as hell, and if Nic can just keep reminding himself this is temporary, everything will be fine. And yes, Nic has questions, lots of them -- like how come a wealthy man in a huge house has no apparent household help -- but he can’t seem to remember to ask. On top of that, Gavin disappears every single night, only to reappear in the morning. Nic doesn’t expect Gavin’s life to stop because he’s here, but he will not tolerate being lied to again.

Nic is the first guy to admit that everybody has baggage, but not everybody has creepy supernatural baggage … and the truth may be stranger than Nic could ever imagine.

                                                                               4.75 STARS 
 I loved this story, it was such an different twist to Beauty & the Beast that I got really wrapped up in this story. It was fun and romantic with some serious emotions & issues thrown in, it was quirky & intense but sweet & sexy too. I really thought this is one of the best twists of a fairytale that I have read, not only cause it's a m/m romance but because I was impressed with the writing. I felt transported to this gorgeous house along with Nic, I had some (just alittle) issue with the way Gavin went about hiding his secret but I got why he had to do it that way. And Damn the intense chemistry between Nic & Gavin WOW! thats all I'll say. (Yes my inner perv is wanting attention too). There was even points that I wanted to bawl my eyes out with the intense emotions from both MC's but it was well worth the few tears to enjoy this story.This book will go on my will read again list. I recommend

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