Ever wonder what happens after the Happily Ever After? At the end of Taken by the Beast, the story of Elijah and Kayla, Elijah’s brother, Marcus, is reunited with his mate Rachel. Marcus had been held captive by scientists who were planning on using him as a human lab rat because he is a shifter. But Elijah and Kayla rescue him and he is reunited with Rachel. Happily Ever After…. or so we think.
When Claimed by the Beast opens Rachel is depressed and leading a reckless lifestyle. Marcus has left, he can’t get over the trauma from being held captive and watching his brother slowly die. He thinks it is better to leave Rachel to let her get on with her own life. Only, Rachel can’t figure out how to go on without him. She spent the entire time he was held captive wondering whether he was dead or alive, and now that she knows he is very much alive- she can’t have him.
Then comes the villain of the story. A scientist who gets his hands on some of Marcus’ DNA samples and uses them to track down Rachel. Only, in a twist of excellent story telling, Ms. Knight makes his motivation so human and relatable that you almost find yourself hoping he’ll find a happy ending… almost.
Marcus is forced to come out of hiding to protect Rachel, and the emotions the two go through while working through their fragile relationship are so raw and intense you won’t be able to stop reading.
It was no surprise to me that Taken by the Beast won Spanking Romance Reviews Best Paranormal Romance of the year. Claimed by the Beast is just as worthy of all of the accolades as it’s predecessor.
Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of Claimed by the Beast today! It is not to be missed!
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