3 out of 5 stars
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In the barren land, a baby is born from the very essence of the earth. It turns out the baby is a beast. Not just any beast, but the most dangerous predator alive. Renowned as a harbinger of destruction, he reigns as the mightiest predator in existence, unmatched by any other beast or monster. He grows up in solitude, with no one to talk to and no pleasant moments. The beast, burdened by an unparalleled power, perceives himself as cursed by the gods. He yearns for death but remains incapable of attaining it, as everything he touches disintegrates into ashes. With a single strike, he can effortlessly vanquish even the most formidable adversaries. Throughout countless ages, he has endured a solitary and melancholic existence.
However, everything changes when he encounters Melanie, the future queen of the kingdom—a human woman possessing grace, breathtaking beauty, wisdom, and an irresistible aura. In an instant, his entire world crumbles. He has never experienced the urge to protect anyone before, yet he finds himself deeply infatuated with Melanie, even without exchanging a single word. Now faced with this dilemma, what actions should he take? How can he reconcile the knowledge that a chance at a happier and more fulfilling life may lie within reach? Uncover the answers within the pages of The beast in me by Gilbert De La Cruz.
Before proceeding, I feel the need to issue a warning. This particular book is highly focused on explicit content. It is a brief and thrilling literary piece that may leave you desiring more, especially if you have a preference for intense and explicit material. The author's intention, as clearly stated in the private description, is to present an unfiltered and provocative work, which is evident throughout the pages of the book. Initially, I was uncertain about the random nature of the sexual encounters depicted until I realized that the book falls within the genre of extreme erotica. To be fair, after reading a few brief pages, I could sense the rising intensity. It provided an entertaining experience suited to its genre.
While I found the book enjoyable, there were certain aspects that left me feeling disappointed. Firstly, Aremus, who was merely brought into existence by the beast, lacked a compelling storyline. His sole role seemed to be offering guidance to his brother. I wanted to see more of him.
Additionally, I anticipated the greater presence of the daughter of the future queen and the beast. Despite being informed of her birth, there was no further development regarding her character. Overall, the story was somewhat lacking in detail. I personally wished for more depth and a more serious tone to enhance the reading experience. I would give the book a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
This rating reflects several factors. Firstly, I noticed numerous errors throughout the text, indicating a lack of professional editing. Secondly, the story's lack of depth and inability to satisfy my curiosity led me to deduct another star. However, if the book were to undergo professional editing, I would be inclined to deduct only one star due to my personal dissatisfaction.
I suggest this book to individuals who are enthusiasts of both fantasy and erotica. It provides ample space for exploring various sexual encounters and pleasures within its narrative. A mature audience is advised.
The beast in me
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