I wanted to love this book. Beauty and the Beast retellings are among my absolute favorite stories and that’s the way this book is pitched. Not only that, but we have a hero who doesn’t think he is good enough for his heroine AND he is a virgin! Made of win, yes? Well, not really.
Prince Stellan lives in exile. He is feared and reviled by the Aldebaran for the magic his kind can do. Yet he is in exile from his own people for refusing to subscribe to their evil intentions. No one wants him. Until he meet Princess Clarysa. She witnesses his heroism as he battles the monstrous creations his people have set upon hers. She is captivated by his power, his bravery, and his strength. And he is enraptured by her beauty and her light. Unfortunately, Clarysa’s family is dead set against allowing Stellan into her life. Even worse, they refuse to heed his warnings about what his people have in store for them. And that sets up the star-crossed love story between our couple. [Read more…]