I received an ARC of "The Beast Within" from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
I absolutely LOVED Rachel's previous books, so I jumped on the chance to read this ARC. But not only that I was intrigued with the concept behind this collection, the "Woodland Creek" collection is a collaboration of 30 authors all writing about 1 little town in Indiana USA... I couldn't wait to read what Rachel had come up with for this.
Boy she didn't dissappoint! From the very first line I was sucked into this story, it was EVERYTHING (underlined 3 times) I've come to expect from Rachel, strong characters, heart felt scenes, steamy in the right places, action packed. How Becca & Aster interract with one another, is consuming, both trying to keep their secrets hidden until the right time, then their chemistry is so hot, it literally ripples from the page. I was especially excited to learn what type of shifter Rachel wrote for this collection, WOW I've NEVER read another book with this type of shifter in it. I will not give the shifter type away here, you'll need to read it to find out.
I can honestly say I wish this was longer, but eveything that was needed was in here. I fell in LOVE & can't wait to read what the others have written for the "Woodland Creek" collection.