Once upon a time I had it all.
I thrived in all the power and luxury this world had to offer.
Until I found out the hideous truth.

Beauty and the Villain
When a man I considered a friend betrayed me in the worst possible way.

The scars on my body burned anew every single day as I only craved one thing.
And to execute it I had to strike him where it would hurt the most.
His family.

I patiently waited in the shadows for more than a decade for his beloved daughter to grow up.
Unaware that a villain was ready to steal her far, far away.

I used to be a prince once.
But a certain underworld king destroyed my life.
The price for his betrayal is his daughter: the princess of the dark castle.



About the Author

V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her mama over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen.
Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it.
When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.


This is my first introduction to author V.F. Mason and holy smokes I was blown away. I was absolutely hooked from the very first chapter. The story of Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite romance stories and I was not disappointed. V.F. Mason did a wonderful job with this love story. The journey between Aileen and Rush was full of angst, drama, sexual tension, and passion.

V.F. Mason compels her readers by portraying each scene in ways readers can easily imagine it playing out right in front of them. The character development was spot on, especially with Rush’s character. Even though he is a villain, I truly felt sorry for him, hoping he would be redeemable by the ending. This story is full of heated passion between these enemies turned lovers, with loads of spicy moments. What drew me in was the absolute harsh reality and darkness of Rush’s history. Moments of action had my heart racing and that ending was completely unexpected and blew me away.

I highly recommend this one if you’re a fan of dark and twisted romance. Take note of TW: Kidnapping, age-gap, violence, sexual assault, child endangerment.