Tuesday, March 14, 2017

[Release Blitz * Reviews] BEAST: A HATE STORY, THE BEGINNING by Mary Catherine Gebhard @MaryCGebhard

A Hate Story, The Beginning


Mary Catherine Gebhard
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance

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.


"It's not true love unless the person can completely destroy you..." 

First, I will warn you that you will get cliffhangered ...hard. I've read a lot of beauty and the beast type stories, but this one is, by far, is my absolute favorite! I'm a sucker for a true villain, and Beast definitely delivers. This story is intense, it's super angsty, and will absolutely mess with your head. I could not stop reading. If my nails weren't covered in acrylic right now, I would have chewed them completely off! I am anxious for the next book, and cannot wait to tell all my friends about this one! I am officially a hooked! Every one needs to buy this book!

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

Becky Rendon

3.5 stars

This book is many things.
It's long.
It's a dark...romance.
It has the ability to make you sympathize with the Beast and simultaneously hate him.
It gives you hope.
It is both Beauty and the Beast and a tale from the city of Verona...
It is also a cliffhanger. There is so much information and background to develop the story. You can tell early on that there will be more to come. Even the title hints at it...
The real question is whose side are you on?

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood


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.

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