Sep 20, 2012

Gerard's Beauty: Kindgom Series Book 2 by Marie Hall

Gerard's Beauty (Kingdom Series, Book 2)Title: Gerard's Beauty
Author: Marie Hall
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5 Stars


Synopsis:


A not so classic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, as seen through the eyes of the villain...

Betty Hart has had it with men. Jilted in love, her life now consists of shelving books by day, watching too much Anime by night, and occasionally dressing up like a superhero on the weekends with her fellow ‘Bleeding Heart’ nerds. Men are not welcome and very much unwanted. Especially the sexy Frenchman who saunters into her library reeking of alcohol and looking like he went one too many rounds in the ring.

Gerard Caron is in trouble. Again. Caught with his pants down (literally) he’s forced to seek asylum on Earth while his fairy godmother tries to keep Prince Charming from going all ‘Off with his head’. Maybe, messing around with the King’s daughter hadn’t been such a great idea after all, not that Gerard knew the silly redhead was a princess. But his fairy godmother knows the only way to save his life is to finally pair Gerard with his perfect mate, whether he’s willing or not.

From the moment Gerard lays eyes on the nerdy librarian he knows he must have her, but Betty is unlike any woman he’s ever known. He thought Betty would come as willingly to his bed as every other woman before her, but she is a woman who demands respect and even… horror of all horrors… love. Is it possible for a self-proclaimed Casanova to change his ways?

Long length Novella ~ Approx. 41k words of the actual story. Included in the Amazon page count are teasers from future books, thank you!

This is not an erotica, but it is a good old fashioned romance.



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My Thoughts
Every Beast needs his Beauty.

The story is fun, fast paced, and shows that opposites really do attract. I really enjoyed reading about these misunderstood characters. Unlike the classic fairytales that have a charming prince and a perfect beauty this one give some light to the ones who have been given a bad rap and were always destined for a sad ending. I think this story really shows that everyone deserves a happy ending and that if you give it a chance love can heal even the deepest of wounds.

Gerard is a real Beast and will no doubt have many readers wondering why he should even deserve Betty. I liked the fact that he didn’t seem to be a great hero at first because it just gives more credence to the idea that you must look deeper and get to know someone before you can really see the true hero within.

Betty was a sweet and yet bitter heroine. She had her share of untrustworthy men and didn’t want to chance another failed relationship, especially with Gerard. I really liked her character. She was feisty and yet had a kind heart that allowed her to see the beauty within people even if it took a bit of time to find it. She was definitely someone I could see as a friend.

The romance was fun and so sweet. I had a great time seeing these two finally open up and give love a chance. Gerard’s pursuit of Betty was really nice to see as well, especially after all of his declarations that he would never fall in love LOL.

These two characters are exactly what the other does not want and yet they are exactly what they both need. This story puts a whole new spin on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast and fans are sure to love this new story and its unforgettable characters.

This is a wonderful new take on a beloved classic that Beauty and the Beast fans are sure to enjoy as well as anyone who likes a good fantasy romance.

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