Friday, May 19, 2017

Reviewing Laurent and the Beast by K.A. Merican

Laurent and the Beast (Kings of Hell MC, #1) 5*
BLURB: --- Nothing can stop true love. Not time. Not even the devil himself. ---
1805. Laurent. Indentured servant. Desperate to escape a life that is falling apart.
2017. Beast. Kings of Hell Motorcycle Club vice president. His fists do the talking.
Beast has been disfigured in a fire, but he’s covered his skin with tattoos to make sure no one mistakes his scars for weakness. The accident not only hurt his body, but damaged his soul and self-esteem, so he’s wrapped himself in a tight cocoon of violence and mayhem where no one can reach him.
Until one night, when he finds a young man covered in blood in their clubhouse. Sweet, innocent, and as beautiful as an angel fallen from heaven, Laurent pulls on all of Beast’s heartstrings. Laurent is so lost in the world around him, and is such a tangled mystery, that Beast can’t help but let the man claw his way into the stone that is Beast’s heart.
In 1805, Laurent has no family, no means, and his eyesight is failing. To escape a life of poverty, he uses his beauty, but that only backfires and leads him to a catastrophe that changes his life forever. He takes one step into the abyss and is transported to the future, ready to fight for a life worth living.
What he doesn’t expect in his way is a brutal, gruff wall of tattooed muscle with a tender side that only Laurent is allowed to touch. And yet, if Laurent ever wants to earn his freedom, he might have to tear out the heart of the very man who took care of him when it mattered most.

My Review: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. To give you a taste of what the book is all about here are the tags given for it:- time travel, servitude, serial killer, cruelty, motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, disability, demons, tattoos, impossible choices, deception, crime, self-discovery, healing, virginity, black magic, gothic. If you think it's impossible to get all those in one book you would be sadly mistaken, because this book delivers on all of that and more. It has fascinating characters, a great story line, and hot sex scenes too. Anyone who has followed my reviews knows I only give 5* to books that really move me to express myself out loud or cry buckets, however this one didn't quite do that but it deserves the 5* from me just because it was so well written and hard to put down to go to sleep - in fact I stayed up two hours past my usual bedtime and only put it down because I needed to get at least 5 hours sleep in before walking the dog.

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