Sunday, September 28

Beast (Part 1) by Ella James

At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as BEAST. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

Annabelle Mitchell’s father is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to her father’s work, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When she catches Beast’s eye, he releases the warden and grabs the daughter. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

I am not a big fan of serials but I'm at it again. And I'm also not the biggest fan of the plot but I was such a sucker for Prison Break. So, why the heck not read this?

I was a bit intrigued by how the story would go about with how the plot was presented in the blurb. But I was glad to find that there was more to the story of Cal and Annabelle than when I first thought. ***SPOILER*** That they had a past together, no matter how short, added dimension to a story that may have the potential of being an awkward (or just simply weird, really) storyline.

This first installment of this series was a total surprise and I was glad I gave in to my curiosity to try checking it out. However, I am still half convinced for now if I really want to get on the the next one. But as they say, never say never.

Final verdict: 7/10. Good read.


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