Friday, July 1, 2016

Blog Tour: Beast - Alana Albertson


by Alana Albertson 
Publication Date: June 14, 2016 
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Military Romance

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Synopsis: Love doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be true.

Isabella—Grady Williams is a national treasure, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, America’s scarred superhero. With tattooed arms sculpted from carrying M-16s, this bad boy has girls begging from sea to shining sea to get a piece of his action. When my father squanders away my college fund, I make a deal with this dirty-talking Devil Dog—I will pretend to be Grady’s girlfriend for the Marine Corps Ball, and my dad will write Grady’s war memoir. Grady is fearless. Hell, this badass jumped on a grenade to save his fellow Marines! As much as I crave him, I refuse to allow myself to become addicted to a dangerous man who will detonate my heart. 

Grady—Isabella Cuesta is an angel who can see beyond my mangled skin, a pawn used to repay her father’s debt, a woman who makes me feel like a man instead of a monster. But I no longer believe in fairy tales. She’s mine until our contract ends. I’ll take her hard and rough, listen to all her hopes and fears, lay down my life to protect her. This beauty will never let herself love a dangerous man like me—a man who has killed, a man who runs towards gunfire, a man who never backs down from a fight. But without her love, I’m not a man—I’ll remain forever a beast.

Grady was probably the most interesting thing about Beast. I truly loved who Grady was as a person and as a war vet. He is all things alpha. He is strong, fierce, broken, and hot! The things that Grady had to do to save him and his men are so honorable and it made me fall even more in love with him. The tattoos and muscles didn’t hurt a bit, let me tell ya. His loyalty to the Marines and to himself are amazing and Alana portrayed that Beautifully.

Isa (Bella) was not such a great character for me. I loved her devotion to her father and to who she was trying to become. I loved that she was trying to find herself and to do that she had to take a step away from a former life. It made her feel more real to me but even that didn’t help too much. I had a hard time falling for Isa. I felt as if she was too flimsy for me. I wish she would have had more backbone but none the less I grew to love her. She is strong and her love for Grady made me love her.

I was not overly pleased with this book but at the same time I did not hate Beast. I felt as if it was kind of rushed in some chapters and then drug out in others. It makes for a great story line, but just felt a little off to me. However, I still enjoyed reading the story of Grady and Isa, our modern day Beauty and The Beast.
-Daddy L

Grenade by Bruno Mars
One by Metallica
I'm Not Giving You Up by Gloria Estefan
Tale as old as Time - Beauty & The Beast Soundtrack
If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw
One Hell of an Amen by Brantley Gilbert



  Alana Albertson is a multi-award winning author, current President of Romance Writers of America’s Contemporary Romance Chapter and the former President of both Romance Writers of America’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance, new adult and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time playing with her sons, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes Homeland, Devious Maids, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
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