While there's not as many cameos of I-team members as I could have hoped for ( I'm a hopeless I-team fan girl)
I fell in love with Jack and Janet story from chapter 1
As always Pamela does a great job weaving stories with people who have their share of scars but feel more real because of what they have gone through.
A must have for all I-team fans & readers looking for a romance between older people finding another chance at love!
Great addition to the series, and it's definitely best to read after you have read the previous installments.
Hard to review without spoilers, but there is a nice plot twist somewhere along the way, all the usual snark and slightly twisted humor that you love from the characters, a really really adowwable little girl who steals the show everyone and then...
In essence I had a great time, devoured the book in one sitting and can't wait for next installment!
I'm a shameless fan girl when it comes to AJ's books.
That being said I can't say I wasn't slightly apprehensive to see how she would handle the jump from her contemporary (very hot) suspense universe where the snark, self-depreciating dark humour of her heroines and heroes work like a charm to a fantasy medieval setting.
I was worried about nothing, AJ rocked it. I loved Beast! I burned the midnight oil to finish it in one sitting.
In short, Wynne is a really down on her luck farmer, coming to town to try to clear her name from a false accusation that just cost her everything.
The jinx seems to hold as she gets into town just as the Beasts ( think Vikings) raze the town and carry her away as part of the spoils of war.
Wynne promises herself to do everything she can to escape, while her captor Rune has other plans.
It brought back memories of the The Wolf and the Dove, well, with way more graphic sex scenes and the fact that Wynne and Rune live in a fictional world with a few twists.
It's a dark romance in the sense of the bodice ripper romances, with capture theme and dubious consent but it's not a dark romance in the sense of a dark hero to redeem (or not) as AJ crafted in her cartel books like Songbird.
In Beast, our heroes are good guys in their POV but they live in a cruel and unforgiving world and will do whatever they deem necessary to survive and deal the best they can with the cards they've been dealt.
Wynne is a pretty kickass heroine, she never admits defeat even if life keeps kicking her down. Her past, her intelligence and inner strength worked well in the context of the story.
Rune's motivations take more time to explore as the whole story unfolds through Wynne's eyes but he was definitely a yummy alpha male.