Charred Heart

Modern day retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”

***Recommended for ages 18+ due to multiple, creative, detailed, steamy, sexy-time adult situations.***

For a thousand years, Chace has searched for a way to break the curse placed on him by a jilted lover. He’s a dragon shifter, one who can’t control when the magic will force him into a different form. He’s already lost everyone he ever cared about a few times over and doesn’t know how much longer he’s meant to suffer.

At his wit’s end, he makes a deal with a mysterious figure that offers him what he wants most – an end to his misery – in exchange for everything that’s his: His life, his power. His heart.

The next day, he meets Skylar, a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him – or kill him. Sexy, witty and brave, she is the yin to his yang, the woman destined to break the curse, balance his magic and make his broken heart whole.

Except it’s too late. Not only has he sealed his fate, but an innocent one-night-stand with Skylar has dragged her into the middle of a deal with the devil, one she won’t escape, if he can’t convince her that dragon shifters aren’t her enemies.

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Real-time Reviews

Charred Heart
By Prince (5.0 out of 5 stars) on November 25, 2013
I don't usually like this kind of books, but I really enjoyed reading this book. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!!

Dragon's heart
By heather fellows (5.0 out of 5 stars) on November 29, 2013
What would you do if your friends were disappearing and you could save them? Could you put others above yourself and learn from past mistakes? Or would you sell out the one who means everything to you to get to be able to pass away. Join the journey and find out.

A beautiful story
By BunnyCore (5.0 out of 5 stars) on August 29, 2017
This story was intense. I cried and smiled. I just hope this ends happy. I want this to end happy I will be reading the next book.

Five Stars
By serena shaw (5.0 out of 5 stars) on February 24, 2017
Loved this series a love story with twists

Great story
By Naniphy (5.0 out of 5 stars) on February 8, 2017
If you like stories about dragons, you'll love this one. It has wonderful characters and a great story. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes syfi/fantasy/dragons.

I liked the story
By Clara Rose (5.0 out of 5 stars) on January 5, 2017
I liked the story. It was kind of mysterious and a bit suspenseful. It certainly left me wanting to read the next book!

Magic lassos, but no invisible planes
By Llaph (3.0 out of 5 stars) on December 16, 2016
This book was interesting, not my favorite of Ford's books/series but still good for a quick and interesting read. I wish I had the second book to start right after I finished this one since it ends on a sort of cliff hanger, but I should be used to that and Lizzy Ford books that are part of a series, lol.The concept of dragons, shifters, and slayers/protectors was fascinating to read about, but it seemed more like a sketch of a world. I’m sure it will be fleshed out in further installments of the series. The identity and relationship of Mr. Nothing, Skyler, and Chase was a bit predictable to me. I wasn’t expecting the twist about her ex-boyfriend however.

Definitely not Beauty and the Beast, but still a fun read
By Gypsy M (4.0 out of 5 stars) on December 6, 2016
This is marketed as being a take on Beauty and the Beast, but honestly there is very little to draw any comparison between the two stories. Yes, the central character is a girl, and, yes, the other main character is sometimes a very large creature, but there is no having to get past a monstrous exterior since Chace spends the majority of his time as a beyond gorgeous Nordic god-like man and his temperament from the start is warm and caring. I could complain about the insta-attraction between the two central characters, but it has probably been done by death by now (feels like cutting corners and not to mention shaves off the whole point of Beauty and the Beast, which is supposed to be about getting over exteriors and growing to love someone despite their exterior). At this point, dragon shifters stories seem to be just as popular as wolf-shifter stories and this one doesn’t have anything earth shatteringly original about it. But the characters did grow on me. I liked Chace for his warmth, caring, and curious nature as he tried to unravel the mystery. And Skyler was interesting as she had to completely rearrange her outlook on life as secrets about her past got uncovered bit by bit.This reminded me of Julia Mills’ Dragon Guard series, but definitely without quite as much sex. Yes, there were a couple of sex scenes that went on and on, but there was still plenty of plot and character building rather than feeling one page of plot per 10 pages of sex. (One of the other reviewers said the age difference bothered them. The guy felt frozen in time at late 20s while, though the girl was supposed to be 19, she felt early 20s, so the age difference didn’t bother me). Did the story entice me ton continue on? It ended on a cliffhanger and by the end of the story I had become decently attached to the characters, so, yes, I will be continuing on with the series.

Just ok
By Dyanna (3.0 out of 5 stars) on June 26, 2016
I wouldn't have called it a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I thought it was just ok, but I'm not excited or interested enough to read the rest of the books in the series.