Taming the Beast by Lucy King is the third book in the Fairy Tales of New York series. Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite Disney movie, so my expectations for this book were probably too high to be realistic. That being said, I enjoyed reading Seb and Mercy's love story. Mercy has had a crush on Seb for years and they did hook up once about 5 years previous. She thinks it was because he was trying to distract her, but in reality it was because Seb couldn't resist her. Seb had ghosts from his past that haunted him and caused himself to isolate himself and earn the nickname the Beast from his younger sister Zel. Mercy wants to help Seb work through his ghosts, but he tells Mercy that if they are going to be together they must keep it casual and she's not allowed to try to fix him. Well, that doesn't work for too long and it causes problems for them later. Mercy and Sebastien's story gets 4.5 stars from me. It is a good addition to this series and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Once upon a time,
Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Hernandez had the most enormous crush on her best
friend’s older brother, Seb Madison. Now, though, she can’t stand the
beast. Forget that he’s as spine-tinglingly gorgeous as ever. He’s a
lousy brother and a manipulative bastard, not that she ever thinks about
that disastrous one night stand they once had…
with guilt over the death of his parents, billionaire loner Seb Madison
has spent so long emotionally shut off that when beautiful, fiery Mercy
bursts into his life again, he doesn’t know what’s hit him. All he knows
is that she confuses him and he doesn’t like it.
chemistry hasn’t faded and, when hostility turns to attraction, a
no-strings affair seems the logical solution. Mercy’s taking a much
needed break from her family’s Argentinian vineyard to study for an MBA
and Seb doesn’t do relationships. Neither have either the time or
inclination for anything other than weekends-only red-hot sex. Or do