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This isn't your everyday Beauty and the Beast story. Our love story was tragic, until it wasn't....

Once upon a time I fell in love with a beast.

I fell fast. I fell hard.

I loved him intensely and I trusted him completely - until he ripped my heart to shreds.

Love isn't a fairy tale.

It's messy.

It's dirty. It's painful, and it's ugly.

Until it's not....

This is Book 2 and the final book of the Beast & Beauty Devil's Blaze Duet. Book 1: Beast must be heard first.

©2017 Jordan Marie (P)2018 Insatiable Press

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Fanfeckingtastic

OMG........WOW.....Absolutely Brilliant.
I loved this book from the start to the end, it was pure genius. As with all of Jordan Marie's books, I was pulled into the story as though I was watching it play out in my head while reading, I have to admit, the last few chapters I read really slowly as I didn't want the book to end. I love Michael (Beast) and Hayden (Beauty) is one special lady with a heart of gold. The complement each other. This book is thick with emotions and you can feel them coming at you from the pages of the book.
I was worried about how this book was gonna go cos of the way Beast ended, I don't know why I should of known that they would get there happy ever after.
There are twist and turns in the book and a few surprises and I have to admit I will always think of this book when I smell strawberries!!!!!(if you want to know why you need to read the book)
I laughed, I giggled, and I sobbed especially with the very last chapter that one really got to me. Both the Beast and Beauty frustrated me one more than the other, but they redeemed themselves.
Jordan Marie you have excelled with this book and to get it done in the time you did, I am in awe of you.
This book is so worth more than 5 stars and if I could give it 500 I would.
I am so looking forward to what is next in the mc series I must admit they are one of my favourite mc series and I have read them all more than once.

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  • V from Kansas
  • 11-09-18

4 1/2 ⭐️

Even though everything I’d hope would happen, didn’t happen, Christopher (beast) and Hayden got there HEA. Yes, there were a lot of aspects, of the story, that were predictable and other aspects that were pretty cornet but, isn’t that what we love about the world of romance novels? There is a comfort in the nature of romance. We all have enough crap in our daily lives that does not work out how we hope that, our literary escape should always be a comfort; in my humble opinion. I suppose, if I were critiquing a great literary novel, I could point out every flaw and point out inconsistencies, but that isn’t the point, in this case. Did this book touch me emotionally?Yes. Were the invoked emotions from both end of the spectrum? Yes; there were laughs, happy and sad tears. Did I regret the time I gave up , while listening to this book? Absolutely not! If I could, would I have changed parts of the story? Of course. I wish that Beast didn’t have to give up his relationship with Skull and his other brothers, in the club. However, that wasn’t meant to be. Hopefully, if the series continues and, particularly, Torch, Skull and their families retire from club life and move to Wyoming to spend their golden years with their childhood friend, there will be the ultimate HEA. ( Hint, Hint, Ms Marie)
Seriously, my only true complaints are as follows...
I wish that JM would stop with the cliffhangers that require purchasing of multiple books; it comes across as dishonest, to me. Kristen Ashley has written many 20+ hour books that can be purchased at one price and she is just one example of an author who has done so.
Narration, Joe Arden is the shit but, there is something about the way that Maxine Mitchell expresses her interpretation of the, “Heroine in distress” that rubs me wrong. She is very talented but her character voices often come across as pathetic; and being emotionally scarred should not come across pathetic or weak. It should come across as the opposite; being a survivor should express strength and confidence; in my humble opinion. With all this being written, the bottom line is the same, yes, I feel like this series has been worth the time I have spent listening.
-V from Kansas

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  • AYA Alminiana
  • 24-03-18

Beauty... When tears fall

When your tears fall because of a heart-wrenchingly beautiful story, and when that story makes you forget your own problems...

And then you get to Annabel's epilogue and your heart aches again, but with bittersweet joy because you meet another character you were fond of before...

You smile because, although in the end you know there is a happy ending, the ending itself gave YOU peace.

Thank you again, Jordan Marie. You reminded me, through Michael and Hayden's world, that there will always be sunshine after the rain.

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  • Cindy Stewart
  • 30-05-21

Great Book

Amust read or listen!❤ The whole series is fantastic! Amazing Author 👏
LOVE THESE BOOKS❤❤❤❤

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-21

have your tissue ready for the ending.

this whole series is fantastic. highly recommend. will make you laugh and cry. favorite character is Beast.

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  • Daisy Maldonado
  • 29-03-21

Best two books of the series!

I’ve listened to most of the books but these two along with Burned have been the ones I can’t put down! Maxine Mitchell is good but not on these books. I wish they would consider their narrators and how well they can present info. I hated both narrators for Skull and Beth story. As a Latina I couldn’t stand to hear how the narrator destroyed the language...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

Great Story

loved this 2 part series from the arthur wonderful stories I couldn't tear myself away.

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  • Terri
  • 12-08-20

Great love story.

I loved it I had to come and find it on audible because the first one was free on YouTube.

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  • Lindsey nelson
  • 16-07-20

excellent:) not the womans voice.

love the book, but didnt like the womans voice.. awesome story. I couldn't get enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-20

beauty

it was excellent I am glad I got this App because I didn't know what I was going to go crazy if I would of have to wait untill come out next month

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  • Ap2514
  • 08-02-20

All the feels!

An absolutely incredible finish to an amazing duet. If the last epilogue doesn’t bring a tear to your eye then you have a heart made of stone. After everything our characters have been through I couldn’t have asked for a happier ending.