Review: A Darker Passion by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime

A Darker Passion by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
Release Date: June 30, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 31
Source:  ebook provided by the publisher

For months Aimee has spotted a man, little more than a shadow, while tending to her city’s homeless. Tristan. A mysterious stranger who invades her dreams with gentle caresses and haunted eyes, but evades her in the flesh. Then he saves her life on a cold October night, and Aimee’s search for the enigmatic man intensifies.Tristan, however, isn’t what he seems. Allowing Aimee into his life will either lead to his biggest heartbreak…or his greatest salvation.


Review: If you really enjoy the story of Beauty and the Beast this is a different twist on that timeless fairy tale.  It is hard to get everything needed or wanted in such a short story but Ms. Bedwell-Grimes didn’t do a bad job.

Aimee works bringing coffee/hot chocolate to homeless. Making sure they have something to keep them warm at night. She loves what she does. Although at times it may seem or it is dangerous.

She has observed a man that wears black and stays to the shadows. She tries seeking him out to make sure that he has something to keep him warm. But, Tristan ends up coming to her rescue one night. He has also been watching over her in a way to make sure no harm comes to her.

She is accosted one night where her purse in taken. She is roughed up a little. Tristan gently takes her back to her home. Kisses her and tries to get her to forget what happen.

Not wanting to give too much away, you just might want to pick up this little fairy tale that is the same yet different.  It makes for a nice read at lunch. The romance is sweet and the suggestive nature of what happened between them without going into detail is nice. It lets your mind fill in the missing parts.  Overall it wasn’t a bad little story.