Beast: A Bad Boy Marine Romance by Alana Albertson
This story was a very unique play on Beauty & The Beast. Grady Williams suffers from PTSD after going through tragic events while serving as a Marine and struggles with recognition as a war hero. He meets Isabella at a party and it is an instant connection but both are battling internal conflicts with issues neither want to face or accept. Their journey together has hardships and many ups & downs but you fall in love with their fight and passion for one another. Alana Albertson does such an amazing job at conveying the reality of both their situations .This book sent me on an emotional roller coaster full of sadness and hope but what an amazing ride it was.
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About the Author
Alana Albertson is an award winning Latina author, the current President of Romance Writers of America’s Contemporary Romance chapter and the former President of Romance Writers of America’s Chick Lit and Young Adult chapters. She holds a Masters of Education from Harvard and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes new adult romantic suspense, young adult, and contemporary romance. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through her rescue Pugs N Roses, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
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Can Beauty tame her BEAST?
Isabella—Grady Williams is a national treasure, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, America’s scarred superhero. With tattooed arms sculpted from carrying M-16s, this bad boy has girls begging from sea to shining sea to get a piece of his action.
When my father squanders away my college fund, I make a deal with this dirty-talking Devil Dog—I will pretend to be Grady’s girlfriend for the Marine Corps Ball, and my dad will write Grady’s war memoir.
Grady is fearless. Hell, this badass jumped on a grenade to save his fellow Marines! As much as I crave him, I refuse to allow myself to become addicted to a dangerous man who will detonate my heart.
Grady—Isabella Cuesta is an angel who can see beyond my mangled skin, a pawn used to repay her father’s debt, a woman who makes me feel like a man instead of a monster.
But I no longer believe in fairy tales.
She’s mine until our contract ends. I’ll take her hard and rough, listen to all her hopes and fears, lay down my life to protect her.
This beauty will never let herself love a dangerous man like me—a man who has killed, a man who runs towards gunfire, a man who never backs down from a fight.
But without her love, I’m not a man—I’ll remain forever a beast.
Publisher's note: This is a full-length, standalone novel. Happily Ever After. No cliffhanger. No cheating. As a bonus, this edition will include my Navy SEAL romantic suspense novel, Invincible, and Conceit, the first episode of my NAVY SEAL serial.