Black (Modern Fairytales)

A beast, alone with the horrors of his past, the scar on his face a constant reminder of the man he s become.A beauty, on the run with her life in a tailspin, finds herself on his doorstep seeking protection.Deeply misunderstood and dedicated to his life of brooding solitude, Maxwell Black is hesitant to let Elle McKellan into his home where his hideous secrets hide But hA beast, alone with the horrors of his past, the scar on his face a constant reminder of the man he s become.A beauty, on the run with her life in a tailspin, finds herself on his doorstep seeking protection.Deeply misunderstood and dedicated to his life of brooding solitude, Maxwell Black is hesitant to let Elle McKellan into his home where his hideous secrets hide But he s unable to resist the allure of this desperate stranger.Soon the magnetism between them is undeniable, the temptation unbearable Elle, reluctant to risk losing her heart to this dark and broken man, struggles against the sexual tension, only to surrender to the combustable heat between them.When Elle s life catches up to her and threatens to tear them apart, Maxwell will protect the precious love he s found by any brutal means necessary Black is a SAFE, sexy, insta love spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale and is intended for mature audiences.
Black Modern Fairytales A beast alone with the horrors of his past the scar on his face a constant reminder of the man he s become A beauty on the run with her life in a tailspin finds herself on his doorstep seeking pro

  • Title: Black (Modern Fairytales)
  • Author: Aria Cole
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Black (Modern Fairytales)”

    1. 4.25 StarsBlack is a contemporary version of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast.Maxwell has been living isolated for years after a traumatic event that left him scarred in more ways than one. His subterfuge is his library, which is open to the public, and books are the only company he thinks he needs, or more so, that he trusts.Books were the only things that had been with me through it all. I’d never found solace in people; I’d found nothing but pain and betrayal and lies. Books [...]

    2. This was a sweet book. Insta-love, with an scarred alpha hero. I liked both characters for the most part. Although I found Elle to be ridiculously naive. A 21 year old woman that has never masturabated?? And when they get finished having sex this conversation takes place "Maxwell, I’m not on birth control,” she whispered, and instead of sending me running out the door, my heart fucking rattled in my chest with hope and joy. “Well, that’s an interesting turn of events, isn’t it?” I gr [...]

    3. This kinda sucked. The content was mostly ok but the writing did not work for me. It did not flow and was disjointed. I seriously thought I had missed chapters in the beginning because of how fast he put the moves on her. It was weird. Aside from that the hero was a jerk for much of the book. I just did not get over it instantly like the heroine. Additionally I was not a fan of the cleaning scene. Nor do I like debasement. So.I actually will try the next one because the teaser at the end sounded [...]

    4. 3.5 stars .This was ok at times. Hero was a bit of an ass at first and herione was a bit too naive but I enjoyed it. Sexy and sweet ! Instalove a bit too much but I love it. I loved the epilogue :)Safety gang safe! Herione was a virgin! Hero has been celibate for at least 4 years. He does mention he had lots of women before but that's it no other details . Oh and he never had a relationship before. I felt herione was special. They didn't use condoms and he never went without before(I think he sa [...]

    5. This book really made me think hard how should i rate it. Because here is the thing, i enjoyed the beginning and the end too, what made me twitchy is the middle. 1. What the fuck is problem with being a virgin? Its not the first book where i read that H wants to back out because of it, its just one membrane and not an armageddon. You dont have to be scared of it.2. "Should i go shower or something? To make sure I dont get pregnant?"Have you been raised in church or something? Because you are 21 [...]

    6. Black is a sweet and hot little read. But the only thing little about it was its size because Aria Cole definitely packed a whole lot of story inside its pages. I just love a broken hero and when his scars are of a visible nature, you can sign me right up for a ride! However, what made him that much sexier was his absolute OTT alpha ways and his immediate obsession with the heroine. He is not without his own set of insecurities though and that sometimes gets in the way of their HEA but our h is [...]

    7. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewBlack by Aria Cole is a sexy modern fairytale romance retelling of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast. Like the beast, Maxwell is a broken man who hides behinds his books and library. And so when he meets Elle, she ignites a new fiery desire inside him. And so the innocent virgin beauty falls for her beast. So if you like a modern retelling of this beloved classic with a very innocent naive heroine then this book is for you. Overall, this [...]

    8. 3,5“You’re mine. Do you hear me?” I pulled her chin up to meet my gaze. “Whatever happens. You. Are. Mine.”Bir-iki şey var yadırgardığım onlar olmasa 4 verecektim. Hele de böyle dolu dolu epiloğu varken. Demiştim, şimdi ufaktan bunu açıklayayım.Bir miktar spoiler olabilir.Kitap, Güzel ve Çirkin masalının modern uyarlaması olarak kurgulanmış.Maxwell, insanlardan kendini soyutlamış, halka açık bir kütüphane sahibi. Elle ise kendinden kaçan ve iş arayan kızım [...]

    9. I liked this book - the writing was good, the story interesting and the sexy scenes were HOT! The only thing I had a small issue with was the heroine - she got on my nerves a little and she was a bit of a pushover. Even with my lack of love for Elle, I still enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading more by this author!

    10. I really enjoyed this book it was a wonderful mix of love and mystery. Maxwell and Elle were perfect for each other. They both had a past and went through alot. It in turn seem to be a good balance for each other and exactly what each other needed. I don't want to say to much and give the story away but if you like insta love, alpha male who will protect whats his then you will definitely want to get this book.

    11. I loved this sweet re-telling. I always adore a new modern fairy tale and Aria Cole has a great talent.This story was quick, adorable and funny. Perfect for a rainy day.The characters were very loveable. Maxwell is rough but he has a soft heart. I loved Elle too. I was happy she was here for our tortured hero.I've got an excerpt from Snow and I can say I'm really looking forward to read it!

    12. 44% I'm not one to DNF books, especially these sexy kinds of novellas, but there was nothing solid in this storyline. From the start it was a jumbled mess. Random information tossed in with no rhyme or reason. Constant contradictions caused mass confusion on every level.I'm sure there is potential here, the author just didn't execute. I could have forced myself to finish, but at this point I know nothing short of a miracle will change my rating. Review by Miranda at Mommy's a Book Whore.

    13. This was an ok read for me. It had what I like, safe, insta love and a HEA. is this a cliffhanger? I see there is a second book on

    14. The synopsis of this book really grabbed me so my expectations were pretty high going in, but unfortunately, this story just did not live up to them. While both Max and Elle had the potential to be very compelling characters, I found myself more often than not shaking my head and saying to myself "Really?!?" at things they both did and said. I wanted to love Max, I have a soft spot for a damaged hero like he was presented to be, but he is just so completely over-the-top alpha. And while I can su [...]

    15. A sexy-modern retelling of one of my favorite fairytales. It was an enjoyable story. I love insta-love stories with alpha males. They are simple and easy to read. Sometimes I get emotionally tired of reading angst-heavy books, and it's stories like this one that provide a mental break. I liked this author's debut novel, and I will probably read her next story when it comes out.

    16. 4.5 stars Great debut book.The story is of two people abused by the fathers, who should of protected them. They are scarred, both emotionally and one physically. One is running and both are hiding. They find each other. One brings doubt and suspicion to the other. One brings love to them both. They save each other.I have found another author who can tell a wonderful story. The characters are portrayed with emotions, both have fear, but overcome it for each other. The story, hopefully, is the fir [...]

    17. He was maddening, frustrating. Sharp-tongued and sexy as hell. One minute, he was undoing me with his words; the next, he was all business. A wry smile turned my lips and I followed his hulky body to the circulation desk. I was eager for more of his kind of training. Why, hello Aria Cole. This is my first of Miss Cole's books and it was a fantastic start. I must say that I love Beauty and the Beast retellings and this one held me captivated.Maxwell Black, our hero, our beast, has been deeply hur [...]

    18. diyorum ben buraya bi kitabı eklemeyi unuttum diye ama gelmiyo aklıma bi türlü.buymuş kübra'nın yüzündena uyarmıştı asdfasdfsevmediğim şey, adamın kontrolünü kaybedince malum durumlarda fln kızın ürkmesi herifin de ay pardon demesi. kız niye ürküyo hadi adam özür dilesin. bu bikaç kez oluyo ilkine bişi demedim.fena değildi. ama çok güzel yerden başlamıştı halbuki. baya güzel. ponçik bi herif fln da işte olmayınca olmuyo be gülüm artık sevişip boşaldıkt [...]

    19. I understand if you think I am spoiled – when I read a comparison in a blurb calling itself a “modern spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale” that raises certain expectations in me.While it is an instant “Must Read” in my eyes (that I devoured in one session) it is also has to follow very specific “laws”. And while “Black” by Aria Cole itself basically only suffers from its Insta-love and is otherwise a nice romance.I also struggled the most with the comparison to Beauty a [...]

    20. romanticcynicblog.wordpress.cBeware of Spoilers!Star Ratings:Heroine (Elle): 21yrs old - 4/5Hero (Maxwell): 31yrs old – 4/5Plot: 4/5Grovel: yesCheating: noneHEA: yes with babies!Triggers: child abuse but nothing in-detailAverage score: 4/5 Best (and worst) Line: “I never cared much for company; books were the only friends I ever needed.”Personal Review:This was a great short story between an alpha male and a young woman on the run.Random Ramblings:•A hot, brooding, male librarian?Overall [...]

    21. Black by Aria Cole is a great debut novel. Beauty and the Beast-esque, the story is filled with romance, insta-love, heat, and a sexy obsessed alpha hero who fills the role of "beast" in all the best ways.Maxwell Black is the scarred hero, who has kept himself separated from the small town and the people he grew up with. Never truly venturing out of the safety of his library. That is, until the beautiful Elle McKellan appeared on his library steps seeking a job and needing his help. Has the beas [...]

    22. It's hard to believe this is Aria Cole's debut book, her words are written so beautifully.The moment i started this book i knew i was going to love it. The writing and the characters just had me captivated. I didn't want to end.Both Character’s have had a horrible time before they met each other, Scars - Physical or mental are both something that they have to live with on a day to day basis, Maxwell living his life in solitude and Elle reliving her horror in flashbacks and constant reminders.I [...]

    23. It's a modern fairy tale with a dark touch.Beauty (in a real and empowering sense of beauty) and Beast (a man trapped and hidden by a scary face).I loved it. It's very hot and a bit surprising. You get to see the Beast/Maxwell and the Beauty/Elle by a whole new perspective and this way is so much more charming. I always get attached to the characters' background stories and this book has it. Elle and Maxwell both have a obscure past, and while you enjoy their sexy encounters you understand what [...]

    24. A modern day Beauty and the Beast tale with endearing and flawed H/h where love is greater than appearances. 'Loved this good read!

    25. Super possessive, obsessive, and protective H. If you like a H that is desperate for the h, you will love this one. I loved that he wanted the h all the time. Hot and sexy story too.

    26. Maxwell (31 years old -Librarian) - HeroElle (21 years old - Assistant Librarian) - HeroineInsta-love which I usually don't mind but this was a bit OTT.I liked the first 35% of the book, but then I feel it got ridiculous and boring.Elle comes into Maxwell's library looking for a job. Maxwell has not been with a woman in a decade, but the minute he sees Elle (and her curvy body which is mentioned on every other page) he can't help but want her. Elle is running from her father who is an addict and [...]

    27. I do not want to insult anyone. I can understand what it takes to not only write a novel, but to have the guts to publish one. I also realize this is the debut novel for this author, which hopefully means things will only look up from here on out. It's probably best if I end it here and not say anything else because that old adage about not saying anything nice is shouting to me in my ears. I should listen, butI usually love modern-day twists on fairy tales. So this take on Beauty and the Beast [...]

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