Loupe always dreamed of getting married. She yearned for a caring husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence at home with her stepmother and two stepsisters, a man who would love her forever. Those dreams ended the day she was bitten by a werewolf. Now she’s a mindless beast on the night of the full moon—a condition that forever prevents her from sharing a marriage bed. Not even the attentions of a handsome and endearingly strong prince can convince her that the life she wants is still possible.
Etienne is a prince in need of a werewolf. A werewolf himself from birth, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly turning him human. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf, one who was not born with the beast inside, can save him from becoming human. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the curse. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul can take his mind from his goal.
Love cares little for the best laid plans or the impossible. A grand ball. The stroke of twelve. A magic “slipper.” All kinds of things can happen when you don’t leave the ball…Before Midnight
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If I am reading a book just for enjoyment, I am guilty of only reading the first couple chapters to see if the book is going to grab my attention. If I am done that with BEFORE MIDNIGHT, I would have missed out on a fun read.
As you have probably guessed, BEFORE MIDNIGHT didn't start out with a bang. In fact, I thought that it was rather silly. Soon however I discovered that I am was enjoying the silliness. Now mind you, it wasn't all lighthearted because there was an evil stepmother who really was evil. And there was also the theme that love can conquer all.
I would recommend BEFORE MIDNIGHT to my readers who enjoy reboots on the fairy tales in a paranormal fashion. I am rather interested in just what Ms. Blackstream has planned for her vampire.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.