Beauty and the Recluse
Release date : February 12th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Following the recent death of her father, and in need of both a job and somewhere to live, Kiya takes a housekeeping job on the spur of the moment. She soon finds herself living in a beautiful but neglected mansion, working for a strange and reclusive man.
St. John is a man scarred by the past, both physically and emotionally, and is determined to live out his life alone. They are two very different people, drawn to each other almost against their will, but can Kiya convince St. John that he is not the monster he believes himself to be?
When I choose to read âBeauty and the Recluseâ by Ellie Gray it was because of the concept of âBeauty and Beastâ that lurked just under the surface of the Blurb to that book.
And I was not disappointed when it comes to that.
This book is really one of the âcleanestâ and sweetest romances I have read lately.
Interesting was that it was really hard to make out if it was contemporary at all â¦ I think it would only take the removal of less than 10 words in the whole book and you could place the whole story into almost any century you wanted.
The writing is fluent and flawless and I believe lovers of the Beauty and Beast theme will adore this book.
But you have to be warned – if you are not willing to accept clichÃ©s, this might not be your book.