The Beast Within

Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Series: Knights of White, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4 out of 5 stars (305 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Only passion can soothe the beast within....

Known only as Jag, he leads the Knights of White against the soulless Darkland Beasts who took his wife and his life. Jag is immortal, destined to live with the vengeance he feels in his heart and the dreams that haunt his soul. Sensual dreams of a woman. Dreams that threaten to unleash the beast within....  

Karen Gibson is an innocent mortal, unwittingly thrown into this millennia-old battle, and - unwillingly - under Jag's protection. She and Jag are about to discover they have met before - in the dreams they share.  

Neither trusts the other. Neither can survive alone. The secret of those erotic dreams may be all that saves them - if Jag can only accept it. At risk is Karen's life and Jag's immortal soul....

©2017 Julie Patra Publishing (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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"Oh Plot where art thou!"😭

no story here at all, just angst and sex. moody immortal meet clueless damsel, and they sex every second of the day, literally. Same dialogue and monologue over and over again. I had to stop 1/3 of the way, not worth my time

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Waited days between readings

I tried for weeks to get through this, hoping it could call to me however the only thing driving the story is sex so far and honestly, that isn’t my cup of tea. I wanted more from the characters but I wasn’t able to find it. Sigh...another one bites the dust

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Goodish.

It was a little hard to follow. The story idea was good could have used a few more chapters and changed some of the character names so they don't all sound the same it made it very confusing. Again the story plot was interesting just felt like some of the story was cut or missing.

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Very wordy

Good story line, but extremely wordy. I only made it 3 chapters in before turning it off.

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Wanted More

The ending was a little anti-climactic to me. The story was okay, but the dramatic/action scenarios were just a little boring to me.

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Good start to series but lacking a little

I found this book interesting but lacking in detail and description. the second book does a better job of explaining what the beasts and the knights truly are. While the hero is somewhat emotionally tortured, he does finally give in and come around with a strong female. Looking forward to further books.

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A rough start but I became great.

So let me first off start by saying that I have never heard of Lisa Renee Jones. I read and listen to a lot of paranormal romance and she is someone that I have never heard out of all my reader group. With that being said I did not know what her writing style would be.

At first I was a bit confused. There were times within this story where I felt some scenes were being repeated. Take for instance the dream Jag and Karen keep having. The transitions where off so I did not know if it was a memory or if Ms. Jones forgot that she mentioned the dream in detail before. When I realized that it was a mixture of both I decided that this is just her writing style and I will have to get used to it very quickly and not think to hard.

The story itself was great. I loved the world building and I liked all of the characters. Karen's sister that is the one being used and controlled to bring down Jag was not a heard but seen throughout this story. I would have to liked to know her background so I got to see the full effect on how Karen knew there was something wrong with her sister besides the obvious.

I also wanted to know about Karen and Jag. I get that they are soulmates and all that but I wanted to know about them individually since this is their book and it seems as though this is the last we see of them for a while.

I loved the baddy, Adrian. He seems like he is going to be a fun character to explore. The only real issues I have with all of the bad characters are that they are rapist. They way Adrian described the way he used the nurse and the way he got her to comply screams predator!!!! I could have lived without that scene.

I am looking forward to continue this series and I did like the narrator, Eric Michael Summerer, who is new to me. I can see myself listening to him again since he made me feel like I was part of the story and not just sitting there on the sidelines.

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hot but lacking

I struggled to get through the whole story, but at least there were some steamy interludes

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very interesting

at first I thought ok what now. then I just kept listening I really enjoyed the story

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Connecting

I truly enjoyed the story, but there was a disconnect between the main characters and I. The overall story was amazing!