Madness (Shadow-Keepers) by Jas T. Ward


A Darkly Sweet, Twisted Retelling of The Beauty and the Beast.

A night could change everything.
Consume a cold heart in heat…
Open a heart that has been closed…
Intertwine two lives for a lifetime…and beyond.

The only thing Reno Sundown has ever known is pain. How to take it and how to use it. He was created that way and once his purpose was done, he was locked away. Never had he known good, laughter, love until he met her.

Emma Devenmore has always focused on one thing, family. The eldest of her sisters, she has made life centered on protection. Protecting her family and doing her job of protecting others. A love story was never in her plans, until she met him.

By chance, their paths cross and both were forever changed. A Beauty left yearning for a Beast, who had opened her up to something she had never dreamed of.

A Beast left wanting for a Beauty, who had unlocked emotions he never knew possible, and never was supposed to know existed.

Once paths are crossed, can they ever be uncrossed? Once they are crossed, are they destined to grow together? Or can they only be consumed by complete Madness? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Kim Talks TomesTAG

Madness is completely different from any other book I have read. The entire premise is based on a character who has only known pain and darkness. Reno kills for a living and enjoys it. But, Emma is his light and the only good in his life – and he WANTS her in his life. He’ll do anything to have her.

The author has woven a tale of magical tale that pulls at the reader’s emotions. Reno thinks he is bad. But, he is really the hero and just does not know it. He is supposed to be hated, but I could not help but adore him and his awkward ways. The pull between Reno and Emma was so intense that I could imagine an actual string in between the two, pulling each of them closer and closer. The dark and twisted parts made me yell, scream, and cringe to the point where I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room! LOVE when a book is that great! I never expected to enjoy this one as much as I did, but Ward knocked it out of the ballpark with this book!

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