This is the third book of “Beauty And The Beast” series by Beena Khan. So far I think Beena has become one of the most favorite author of everyone who has read this series because of the efforts she has put in her books, the story, the characters, the scenes, the emotions, the attachments, everything is assembled with perfection in these books. Her books are so addictive and you just don’t want to put them down till you finish. Even though with my busy schedule with office and home, I couldn’t just wait to finish it because I was actually hooked with this book. When you read this book, you come to know how carefully each and everything was attached with the character and how it was maintained throughout the book. The story of Roza and Enzo feels so much real and heartfelt that you feel like living the story. As Beena Khan mentioned in the end that Enzo’s character was one of the hardest to write about, she was so right since the his role is so dark in this book yet you can’t hate him and this actually amazed me because his character did not know how to show love and affection while caring for his family, all he knew was violence. On the other hand, Roza, Kaya and Valerius were the people you just love without any hesitation.
Story started when Enzo’s father was killed and he went to take revenge of his father’s murder from the other ruling mafia family Bratvas. There he kidnapped their three girls, killed their mother and burnt the whole house down right in front of the eldest girl. Enzo’s hatred for that tribe started when his mother was murdered by them and so the hatred started to build up over the time and the reason he was such a traumatic person was the same since he had a rough childhood and it ended way too early than it should have been. The two younger sisters who were kidnapped were kept separately from the eldest one Roza. Enzo saw that Roza would do anything to protect her sisters so he started torturing her in the name of her sisters and Roza would accept anything as long as her sisters were safe and were in front of her eyes. Obviously family comes first for everyone and so it did for Roza and Enzo. Enzo protected his younger brother Valerius, kept his mother’s murder story secret from him so that his childhood is not as damaged as his own was and even kept him away from mob life as well. Enzo’s character was portrayed as if he had to let out every anger and hatred on Roza which was very heartbreaking at every single point.
On the other hand, Roza sacrificed herself in the hope that one day it will change Enzo. She remained a captive and a prisoner as long as she knew her sisters were unharmed and she was seeing them every now and then. At first she tried to harm herself to get rid of her life but it was all in vain and she realized Enzo didn’t want death for her. Instead he wanted her to be his punching bag for life. One day, out of rage, he couldn’t control himself and raped her and that resulted in her pregnancy. Even in that time she was kept in a room for four months and nobody except the caretaker of the house visited her. She was such an innocent soul that she developed affection for Enzo because she thought she will be able to change him and melt his heart. After that she was forced to marry Enzo since he was the father of her child and he was expecting his heir too. He forced her to believe that this is the perfect life and this is how we lead a perfect marriage. He even kept her away from their son and mostly gave him to the nanny and told Roza she is not safe to be around their son and kept a bodyguard for her. She started falling for her bodyguard Kaya because he showed her how to be loved and what is means to be in love.
Keeping the tradition of Beena’s writing style, she revealed a huge secret in the end and honestly I was praying that it has to be like this. This is not a typical cute love story but the romance between Roza and Kaya is so peaceful because she finally got to know the meaning of love and got the life she deserved. My heart literally danced with joy when I saw Roza to feel alive again because it was bleeding to see her suffer and being torn apart at every page. Her life seems so real, it made me think that if I were in her shoes I would have lost my mind in just a week. This was such an intense read to leave you in awe and you don’t want this series to ever end.
My favorite quote from this book was “It wasn’t a battle I could win. I was drawn to him like a moth to a candle“
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