Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military
★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!
In this modern-retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn’t been seen since.
After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher’s hand and disfigured half of his face, he’s lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy…that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn’t felt in years.
Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.
Touching, emotional, inspiring… I completely read this book with a country narrator in my mind, maybe similar to the Forrest Gump movie. The southern drawl is something that pulls the book straight out of where I am from. I absolutely loved the hospitality from the words, it creates such a wonderful picture while you read this book, it pulls you right into the book.
Mrs. Katy Regnery is an extraordinary writer.
Asher, he is raw, scarred, but yet still has soft edges even with being a victim inside his own home, he has been away from the public eye since being stared at like a monster. I could not imagine fighting for your country to come home to such distastefulness.
Savannah, she has such a sweet charm. She is trying to get her career back in order, and mending her emotional needs. She came back home to “lick her wounds” just as Asher.
The tears, I will admit.. I cried, sobbed like a baby. The emotional connection in this book is just amazing. The characters draw you in, gobble you up, and you beg for more. You are in line with what the feelings, emotions, and if you have ever been in love, or fell in love in just a short time, you will understand the raw emotions this book puts you through.
I love the fact that this isn’t just another “romance” but it is about love, military (which by the way our own family will be graduating basic training soon), and finding who you are again.. even after such devastation from both The Vixen and The Vet.
This book is such an awesome read, especially if you love romance. It would not disappoint you, at all!
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Disclosure: I did not have to do the review, and this review is my honest opinion.