This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!
Monster Among the Roses
By Linda Kage
Release Date: July 25, 2017
“No, you can’t go there. A monster lives there.”
Shaw Hollander is desperate.
Broke, unemployed, and determined to help his ailing mother, he falls on the good graces of a wealthy benefactor who is willing to give Shaw a job at his mansion in order to pay off his mother’s debts. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by lavish riches, he has no idea what his duties truly entail until he’s sent to the rose garden and meets the tragically mutilated Isobel.
This Beauty and the Beast story holds true to the core of the fable while shaking off the element of fantasy and dragging it into present day reality. Shaw and Isobel are ready to let you climb into their four-wheel-drive pickup and take a ride with them into their version of happily ever after, but only if you first dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses.
As a huge fan of retellings and of Linda Kage, there is no question over how excited I am for this book. And the fact that this sounds like a gender-bent version of Beauty and the Beast has me so excited! What happened to Isobel and how did she become mutilated, living in the rose garden? Ugh, can I have it now?!?!? Please?!?!?