Claimed by the Beast (Taken by the Beast, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claimed By The Beast by Natasha Knight

My rating: 3 of 5 stars.

More than a year has passed since Marcus, free at last from his harsh captivity, disappeared to lead a life of solitude. Rachel waits for him, clinging to hope, but her fear grows that the man with whom she shares an unbreakable bond is lost to her forever. Despair leads her to take risks with her life, and Elijah does his best to keep her safe, but he knows that only his brother’s return can truly heal her wounded heart. 


Believing that he will only bring her pain and sadness, Marcus has vowed to leave Rachel on her own, telling himself that she will move on and find love and happiness in the arms of some other man. But when the dark shadows of the past engulf his family again and Rachel’s life is put in terrible danger, he is given no choice but to return and take back what is his. 


Though overjoyed that Marcus has returned at last, Rachel cannot bring herself to believe that he will truly stay this time, and her doubts push her to defy him even as he fights to protect her. She soon learns, however, that he will tolerate no disobedience when her safety is at stake, and her defiance will be dealt with firmly. As she stands before him, bare and blushing with her well-spanked bottom on display, knowing there is much more to come, Rachel longs for her mate to claim her as his and his alone. But can he shield her from those who would do them harm, or will he be torn away from her yet again? 

Claimed by the Beast

I liked it!

The story was good though you do have to read Belonging to the Beast Book 1 before reading this one. Elijah and Kayla from the first book figure prominently in this book and the first book also introduces Marcus as Elijah’s brother who is held captive for 8 years until Elijah frees him at the end of that book.

Rachel is also introduced as Marcus’s intended. In this book, a professor with Parkinson’s uses shifter DNA from the lab that held Marcus and his brother to try and find a cure for Parkinson’s. He tries the cure out on himself and finds unexpected side effects that end up endangering Rachel. The storyline in good, romance is steamy and overall the book is enjoyable.


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