⭐️ Release Blitz – Beast: A Hate Story, The Beginning by Mary Catherine Gebhard ⭐️

Title: Beast: A Hate Story, The Beginning
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Release Date: March 14, 2017
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Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast? I grew up in rags, and he would lift me to riches. All I had to do was give him my soul.

He was punishing. Insatiable. Captivating. Nothing like I expected him to be. Each day my reality blurred, leaving me wondering if I was slave or princess.

The longer I stayed, the more I lost myself to him. Even after every cruelty the Beast visited upon me, I longed for his touch. Even after every savage word he spoke, I begged for his lips. I thought the worst thing he could take was my body. I was too naïve to guard my heart.

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

Now I know better than to speak of happily-ever-afters.

Beast is the first book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.

Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.

I don’t know where to start … The author played with my mind very badly and you know what? I loved it! So fucking much! I was in awe of the author’s words and ways of telling this hate story. If she wanted people to feel something and get a reaction, it was well done!

Reading this book was like going mental, like I was living through hell, and losing some pieces of myself. It was really soul-searching, twisted and really disturbing. I keep thinking about Frankie’s journey into the darkness of hell. How Beast made her that way, revealing the darkness of her soul and the sad and touch reality they both lived. The aseptic and naive world she knew no longer exist, it was frightening and so scary. It gave me chills just thinking about it. You can’t be weak, money and power give you access to anything, you are just a pawn in a battle of power with ramifications deeply ingrained.
The characters? Just incredibly well written. The psychology was so well-developed, even the characters I supposed to hate were to me the ones I loved the most. I had such a deep affection to Beast. I loved so much the duality in this man. A monster who was getting to have feelings for a woman who was his undoing, while Frankie turned slowly into a monster, with such hate for him but also love, a woman so far from the innocent girl who gave her life to save her father’s life. The parallelism of their changing personalities was amazing. And totally insane.

Using some parts of The Beauty and The Beast’s fairytale and turning into this terrible, hateful story was brilliant, the author went beyond my expectations, blowing and destroying everything in its path. A freaking tsunami.

What about the sex and abused parts?? I don’t think I have the right words to describe how conflicted I was (in a good way). It was cruel, powerful and perfectly describing the characters feelings perfectly. No pretense, real, raw and destroying.

Anyone was spared and this story kept pushing the reader mercilessly and deliberately to the limit. Just challenging.

The more you read, the more you want to unravel this story. It was addictive and I totally fell for it. The ending??? Best ever. So meaningful and an amazing promise of a second great book to come. Because this is not the end, only the beginning! Next book please?

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