Book Review-Savage by L.A. Fiore

Book Review-Savage by L.A. Fiore

Book Review-Savage by L.A. FioreSavage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton by L.A. Fiore
Published by Self Published By Author on November 17th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Scottish Highlands
Narrator: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
Length: 10 Hours and 16 Mins
Pages: 300
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Romance Package
ISBN: 1977937756
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They call him a monster. Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you. He’s hard. He’s damaged. He’s dangerous. He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince. He’s savage. He’s brutal. He’s a killer. By an act of fate, our worlds collide. They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Savage is a thrilling remake of the telling of Beauty and the Beast, of a story between a dark and mysterious stranger and a sweet and passionate young woman who has come to Scotland looking to connect with her past.

What a whopper of a romance and I have to say that this is one of the books I have read so far this year that made the bigeest impression on me. I LOVE Beauty and the Beast retellings and this is one of the best contemporary ones ever written and the narrator’s for this story were in true form for this one. I just loved the dual POV that we have in this story.

We begin with scenes from both the past of our hero and heroine. When Brochan McIntyre was born, his mother died giving birth to him and his father blamed him for it and treated him horribly when he was a child with only the house servants that truly showed him love and raised him but he ended up becoming an hardened man.

There’s a beast inside me. It’s part of who I am…the savage part of my nature that allows me to do all the things I’ve done. Being with you has calmed those impulses, but it will come out from time to time. It’s inevitable.

Then we have Elizabeth Danton, Lizzie. Lizzie’s mother was cruel, and only gave birth to her to keep herself with money and married to one of the richest men in the states. When he learned her true motives he divorced her and Lizzie was forced to attend a boarding school with cruel punishments but Lizzie didn’t allow the uglynest of her childhood to dictate who she becomes. Lizzie ends up becoming one of the most talented artists and is infamous. But when she learns that she had a relative that left her an estate, she heads over to Scotland, a land she falls in love with and a stranger she is intrigued by.

Now Brochan and Lizzie couldn’t be more different from each other. Brochan is rumored to be  a shifter wolf….dangerous but intriguing who works as an assasin. But Lizzie is drawn to Brochan, he makes her laugh and shows her a beautiful world in the wilds of Scotland. We see that there is much more to Brochan, and seeing the way that Lizzie changes his outlook on life, where he starts to know what its like to truly love someone and to be loved, and seeing how he fights for Lizzie in the best ways.

I truly had a blast seeing these two come together here, and both are kindred spirits. Having horrible childhoods, but unlike Brochan, Lizzie had NO one that loved her growing up. Everyone she knew was cruel until she met her agent who became her best friend. So we see how much, learning about her history and the woman who left her the estate means to her. I truly ADORED Lizzie so much, because she has so much inner strength you admire instantly. She doesn’t let anything bad change who she is and what she wants to become and I love artist heroines.

This is a true tale of love and healing and forgiveness and becoming who you are meant to become and learning to live in the ‘moment” and not taking anything good in your life for granted. Definitely a beautifully written tale that speaks to the heart!! A REMARKABLE STORY FOR THE WIN

About L.A. Fiore

In elementary school, third grade I think, I wrote a book as part of a class assignment. It had a cardboard cover, the pages were typed and the illustrations were done in my seven-year-old hand. The title: The Case of the Missing Jewels. The main character was my stuff rabbit Whitey.

I won an award through the school district for that book and it was then that I realized I could share what was in my head with others. Later, in University, I majored in Economics but that's pretty dry material, so I started writing daily tales that starred my friends. They were silly and fun and each ended in a moral, something profound like: Never eat a pickle in cowboy boots unless you're walking backwards. By the time I graduated, I had quite a following.

My dream has always been to write: to lose myself in the world of my creating. After University, while working in Corporate America, I wrote novel after novel, many finished—far too many unfinished—and I tried to get them published the old-fashioned way: query letters to literary agents with no luck. My husband encouraged me to go the ebook route but it had always been a dream to get that box of books: the first off the presses.

In 2012, I relented and published six of my books on Amazon as ebooks. It was really more a lesson for my kids to go after their dreams; to teach them by doing and not just saying. I really never thought any of my stories would take off and so I was taken completely by surprise at the success of Beautifully Damaged. In the Spring of 2013, I got the call I had been dreaming about getting since my first novel back in 1993: a publishing house was interested in Beautifully Damaged and the sequel. This past February, I got that box. I was really sick with the flu, but I watched as my husband opened the box and just seeing my book looking back at me, I'll never forget it.

I can't even begin to tell you what it feels like to be living my dream. I wouldn't be here if not for the fans of Beautifully Damaged, so thank you for helping to make my dream come true.