Title: Gerard’s Beauty
Author: Marie Hall
Published: July 28, 2012 by Marie Hall
Purchased: June 16, 2015, free Kingdom Collection box set and $2.99 individually on Kindle.
Blurb: 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?
Review: Another hit out of the ball park for me. It was funny, cute, and I almost cried.
I don’t know how the author does it, these books are amazing. She really gets the readers to fall in love with the characters right off the bat, even if one of them is a playboy who doesn’t want to settle down.
I love these books so far and I’m in the middle of Red and Her Wolf as I write this in my journal.
I’m really glad that the author put in that little surprise, it really shows how a relationship can grow without a certain thing even if it was still on the brain.
It actually made my eyes blur when it got emotional, goodness the author knows how to work her readers.
The reader just gets caught up in the moment and you don’t want to put the book down, you want everything to work out.
I’m really excited about the rest of the books and, a little side note, there’s a book about Captain Hook down the line. Now when I think about Captain Hook, I see two versions. The cartoon Peter Pan Captain Hook and the Once Upon A Time Captain Hook.
This was a very interesting take on the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast’s Gaston and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with Gerard just like I did.
Thank you for reading my review.
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