Beast Part 2 by Ella James - 4 star review
Beast Part 2: An Erotic Fairy Tale
Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden's daughter, and the man she's pined for since her girlhood. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs the prison's gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle's love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?
*Beast 2 is a serial novella. If you don't like novellas, or reading stories in installments, this probably isn't for you. It deals with intense subjects and features absolutely panty-melting sex. If you're on a bus, in the subway, in your office, or babysitting innocent children, I'd advise you to read this story later. If you just can't wait, be warned. Beast will make you wet.
Phew. Beast Part 2 is so much more intense than the first part. I think I just didn't care for the set up and the sexy time at the end of the first part. Felt too much like it was forced and not like she was okay with it for me. But Part 2? Now we are talking.
At the end of the first part Annabelle has to decide to come see Beast every day or he will kill her step dad. She is still hung up on him from all those years ago when they shared a bit of an evening together and she just cannot help herself. She does get the choice of coming or not, her step dad won't die if she doesn't, but of course she does. She has been obsessed with Cal/Ricardo/Beast forever and whatever he is like now is not going to change that.
I loved seeing Beast be more gentle with Annabelle. Yes he is this tough guy, you wouldn't want to mess with him in the jail, but with her he is almost sweet. He has issues, issues that make him not want to admit that he remembers her from that night, but he can't help himself when it comes to her. He needs her and as long as she keeps coming to see him he will keep her safe.
The end? Woah man. I do like that you get some of the prison stuff that is going on in this story. You get to see what Beast does on the inside, how he survives, but man. I need to go read the next part now because I need to see what happens!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★