Author: Marie Hall
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Magic, Fiction
Review: This is obviously different from my usual YA postings, but when I saw it was a fairy tale retelling in an adult fiction erotica series. This is a spin on Beauty and the Beast so I had to read it.
Also the slogan is “Bad boys need love too…” and I could not resist that at all. It is a short book that is well paced and only slightly dirty (I’ve read worse). Hall has created a unique universe where her characters can exist without being controlled by the story that all fans know and love.
The plot isn’t anything spectacular…it’s the classic ordinary girl has sworn off men after being heartbroken until the gorgeous womanizer (who happens to be French) shows up outside the library she works at. He’s put under a curse, she has to fall in love with him before time runs out…we all know the story. Regardless of that, it was really good!
This is the second book in the series and the first one was based on Alice and the Mad Hatter. The story is repetitive, but not so much that it would ruin my enjoyment. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves fairy tale retellings and sometimes a naughtier version than the classic Disney story.
You can find Gerard’s Beauty here.
Guest review contributed by Mad Tea Party Book Reviews. The one thing this blogger likes more than Alice in Wonderland is reviewing books. Her favorite type is YA but branches out to several other markets/genres.
A valuable art collection disappears, turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths willing to risk their lives to vindicate family members in Kaylin McFarren’s action-packed suspense novel, Banished Threads.
While vacationing at the stately Cumberforge Manor in Bellwood, England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen attend an elegant dinner party hosted by her uncle, Paul Lyons, and his aristocratic wife, Sara. Before the evening ends, a priceless collection of Morris Graves’s paintings are stolen from her uncle’s popular gallery, throwing all suspicion onto his wife’s missing granddaughter.
Determined to clear Sloan Rafferty’s name and, in the process, win Paul’s favor, Chase scours the countryside looking for answers. In his absence, the police accuse Rachel’s uncle of an unsolved murder and secrets surrounding her grandmother’s death and the deaths of Sara’s former husbands turn his wife into the most likely suspect. With the true villains hell-bent on destroying Paul Lyons and his family, solving both crimes while ensuring her uncle’s freedom not only endangers Rachel’s life but that of her unborn child.
Will Chase save them before the kidnappers enact their revenge or will the ultimate price be paid, as predicted by a vagabond fortuneteller?