Pretty Nightmare: Creeping Beautiful, Book 2 (Unabridged)
There is something truly wrong at Boucher House on the Old Pearl River. Some hidden evil lurking deep inside the woods. Nothing about their blissful life is what it seems. Because just when they think they have it all, he shows up to take it back.
I have them all now. Just the way I want them. McKay, the one who loves me deepest. Adam, the one who protects me fiercely. Donovan, the one who tells the truth. They are my friends, they are my lovers, they are my world. And Maggie belongs to all of us, no matter who her father is. This is the family I’ve always wanted. This is the family I deserve. And I will do whatever it takes to keep them.
I have a secret that could ruin everything. But I’m not keeping that secret to hurt her. Nathan St. James needed to go.
I made a plan that could ruin everything. But I did it to save us in the end. The Company needed to come back.
I told a lie that could ruin everything. But I didn’t tell the lie to them - I told it to myself. Carter is closer than we think.
Author’s got guts, but no 👎👎👎
In theory, I applaud an author for attempting to write about taboo or inappropriate subjects and complex characters who read as irredeemable. I can also get behind an age-gap story—though they’re not my favorite. HOWEVER, in practice, this two-book story is a hefty fail — and honestly — kind of skeevy.
I gave it two stars for being an intricate storyline/good mystery, but I don’t feel good about it. I truly hoped Huss could make me “understand” (by the end of the story) why the main male characters would do what they did. But nope. Didn’t happen. Huss never teased out storyline justification for the cringeworthy “relationships.”
On top of that, the narrators are unreliable. Huss intentionally misleads readers, and not in a good way, about character motivations and desires.
I’d imagine for most readers, this story would be a HARD PASS. 🛑