Beauty's Beast

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  • Title: Beauty's Beast
  • Author: Amanda Ashley
  • ISBN: 9781420135626
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • BeautyFair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himselfAnd the BeastErik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under Or the terrifying changes slBeautyFair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himselfAnd the BeastErik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son But when he beds her, a wild hope is born that love that can tame even the most monstrous of beasts

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    1. Ugh. Nope.I thought Beauty's Beast would be super amazing, since it's a cross between Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, but it really let me down.The characterization is shallow. Kristine is one of those young, innocent, pure, nice heroines who's good at everything she attempts, and whose luminous eyes and magic vagina immediately win over the brooding hero despite his determination not to love her. She doesn't know how to ride a horse, but soon she's an "accomplished horsewoman [...]

    2. I might be a tad biased because rarely a Beauty and the Beast theme book can disappoint me. Well, of course there are some that don't measure up. This one can be rate quite high in my list of B&B book by having some prerequisite tear-jerking and heart-aching moments for witnessing the hero's suffering and being in awe with the heroine who loves with all her heart. We have Kristine, a convicted felon on death row, but later got brought by the mysterious Lord of Hawksbridge to be wed to him. A [...]

    3. I'm so over this book.This will be a short-ish review, because I've wasted enough time on this book.I was incredibly excited to read this book. I love Beauty and the Beast, I love Phantom of the Opera, so I should have loved this book. Instead, I was bored out of my mind. I cruised through the first 30% on sheer enthusiasm for the concept, then when I realized it showed no signs of reaching its potential, my progress slowed to a crawl. I could not get excited about this book anymore.The concept: [...]

    4. I really really enjoyed this book. It was probably the closest thing to reading a beauty and the Beast type story I've ever read at this point"A rutting beast you were, a beast you will become. Not all at once, my selfish one. Day by day, the change will come upon you, until you have suffered for every tear my daughter wept, for every drop of blood she shed this day."Erik Trevayne's life has been destroyed. He's only guilty of marrying a woman he really didn't love and getting her pregnant. In h [...]

    5. Beauty and The Beast is my favorite Disney cartoon. Grumpy heroes are always so cute and Beast won my heart when he gave a library as a gift to Belle. So, whenever I stumble upon the retelling of this tale I am excited because I hope it will have that same spark, that same magic that will make me hum:Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme…On the surface Beauty’s Beast is a perfect retelling of the famous fairytale. Eric is cursed by a witch to slowly transform into the beast.To fulfill a [...]

    6. Just look at that cover art! the cover art definitely suckered me into reading it. When I usually get sucked in (outside of the description), especially a cover I particularly like, I'm not going to lie, I have expectations. Those expectations usually are HIGH expectations. Unfortunately, while I tried to become immersed into this world Ashley's created, I couldn't help but feel frustrated at around 63% through---especially after reading this sentence:Erik tried to free himself from the grip of [...]

    7. I'm a sucker for fairy tales & their retellings. This book seemed like some awesomeness, but it was pretty standard, nothing new here. The villain of the story was so over the top ridiculousness. The love story was super sappy cheesy & not in a delicious way.

    8. Ms Ashley was an author I didn't know, and was happy to discover through NetGalley. Unfortunately, that was before I read Beauty's Beast. I thought this was going to be a PNR or a fantasy romance book. Imagine my disappointment when I found myself faced with a YA fairy tale. Let's be clear, this is not a Grimm fairy tale, this is the sanitized Disney version. With an Harlequin Present twist (the one were the pauper marries the billionaire)[My question, we already had the cartoon, did we need the [...]

    9. 4.5/5 starsAmanda Ashley does a wonderful job of retelling this fairy tale with her own twists and in her own way. I love her writing style. It is so fluid; it doesn't get in the way of the story. The Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, Erik, has been cursed into becoming a beast by his witch mother-in-law. (Yes, she's literally a witch.) She holds him responsible for the death of her daughter, Dominique. The change doesn't happen all at once. Over several years his body morphs into a wolf-like beast. T [...]

    10. This is a paranormal romance based on the beauty and the beast fairytale, my favorite theme.It's quite a good romance, it starts really well, there are fantasy elements from the beginning when Eric is cursed into becoming a beast. Although I didn't care much for Eric or the reason he was cursed.The transformation of Eric happens slowly, but he fears he is running out of time and he needs an heir to fulfill his promise to his father. Where would he find a women willing to marry a half beast?Krist [...]

    11. BeautyFair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure. Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man. The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himselfAnd the BeastErik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under. Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity. When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son. But when he beds her, a wild hope is bor [...]

    12. I really wanted to like this. Who doesn't like a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, right? The first bits, where Kristine is being prepared to be executed for killing a man, just plucked at my heart strings. Then, that wedding night, ouchie for sure! She's just such a sweet little thing, just wants to be loved, and wants to pour her love out on a deserving person.The many many many times we heard about his left hand/pawe many many many times we got the back story repeatedwore me down. I found my [...]

    13. A dark and emotional retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty's Beast was a wonderful romance. I really liked this book. It had romance, magic, deep emotions, and enough suspense to keep you turning the pages. I thought it was a lovely read.Kristine was a likable heroine. She was smart about her situation, determined to judge Erik by what she saw of him, rather than the rumors she heard about him. And, when the time came for finding answers, she didn't leave any stone unturned. I thought the wa [...]

    14. A Fairy Tale Re-told!Beauty's Beast is Amanda Ashley at her very finest. Newest release and stand alone this is Amanda’s own re-telling of the ultimate story of love and devotion against all odds, the infamous Beauty and the Beast!Lord Erik Trevayne and Kristine Arrington are in a battle against evil which will compel you to read until the last page is turned. As the second son of the Lord Hawksbridge Castle, Erik had no ties to the estate, as the spare there was no love lost between father an [...]

    15. Condemned to the gallows, Kristine is stunned when she is rescued by the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle and is married to him that very day and she can only hope that her love can tame even the most monstrous of beasts in this riveting paranormal fairy tale romance.This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with a surprisingly different spin of a classic fairy tale. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination a [...]

    16. I was prepared to enjoy this story a bit, but I wasn’t prepared to fall in love and be unable to put it down. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales, and this retelling was done beautifully and with enough uniqueness that I was waiting anxiously for what would happen next.Kristine is an innocent young woman, who is hours away from the gallows, when she’s saved by the mysterious Lord of Hawksbridge. I loved Kristine because even though her marriage starts off a bit rough, she [...]

    17. I have several of Amanda's books and I am glad I chose to review this one. I like her fantasy-paranormal stories. This is a nice version of Beauty and the Beast. Erik Trevayne never wanted to become Lord Hawksbridge. His first wife died with her baby during childbirth. Chairman, her mother, is a witch and puts a curse on Erik for killing her daughter. Go ahead 4 years and he (spoiler) finds a girl, Kristine, to marry and get his heir. His curse is affecting him and he doesn't want to become clos [...]

    18. Erik was cursed by his mother-in-law at the deathbed of his wife and newborn child, and has given up on life. If it wasn´t for the promise he gave his father - to marry and make an heir. Not wanting to make a connection to anyone, he shops for his next wife - in jail. Kristine is facing a death sentence for murdering the man trying to rape her and has given up on everything when the man in black appears with a chance to live. Can she take it? And what is his secret?Historical romance, suspense, [...]

    19. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is a retelling of the classic tale of Beauty and the beast. This book will tug at your heartstrings! Make sure you have some tissues near by. I really enjoyed the story and was pleasantly surprised by just how much this story grew on me. The only reason I did not give it five stars was because of how young Kristine was. I have read a couple of historicals where the heroine starts off young but 17? That was way too young! [...]

    20. I like Beauty and the Beast retellings but not this one. One of the biggest things going against it was a totally lack of any world building. I'm assuming it took place in England because of the main character's title and that it took place sometime before 1900 but that is absolutely all you know about the world. I need some sort of world building to explain why all the powerful witches and wizards are running around and no one seems the least surprised or frightened. Also I think this was suppo [...]

    21. 3.5 starsI wasn't impressed by the story. The first pages were kinda boring and expected. I mean it was the expected hostage part. Well kind of hostage. The magic, especially when the wizard was involved made me roll my eyes. So, why 3.5 stars? Because of the feelings. It may be just me because I can relate to Kristine and because of the wolf-lord but I found a part of my life in the story. I think I will write a detailed review as soon as I have my computer back.

    22. This was a really cute beauty n the beast! I enjoyed it a lot. I loved Kristine she was a good h. I will look for more from this author.

    23. Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat ReadHere at What the Cat Read, we love a good retelling of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. We also enjoy retellings of The Phantom of the Opera, too. So imagine my joy when I discovered that Ashley’s book has elements of both between its bindings! Yup, I got two for one with this novel, and while there were a few things that kept me from absolutely loving the story, I still enjoyed enough of it to give it four paws. Honestly, Ashley has a great [...]

    24. An amazingly vivid and creatively written rendition of the Beauty and the Beast legend! Took a lot of different twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, but an otherwise excellent read!

    25. If its a fairytale retelling, I'm there. Love the fairytales, but particularly if its Beauty and the Beast. I was prepared for this new to me author to weave some enchantment. Ande did. The atmosphere, the magic, the character portrayals, the doomed romance was all there. This was no weak shadow of the classic story; this was a well conceived adult version of it.The story begins with Erik's wife, Dominique, dying along with their baby son in childbirth. He didn't love her, but he cared for her a [...]

    26. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A retelling of Beauty and the Beast as well as Phantom of the Opera, this book – while promising – just didn’t work for me due to a slow pace and lack of character depth.Opening Sentence: Erik Trevayne, seventh lord of Hawksbridge Castle, stood at his wife’s beside.The Review:When Erik’s first wife died, her mother placed a curse on him, telling him he would slowly turn into a beast. The curse is now halfway complete, with the left [...]

    27. I first discovered this authors work a few years ago when I was devouring vampire romance and truly had fun reading her take on that genre so when I saw this how could I resist? Who amongst romantics such as I does not hanker for a truly sexy version of Beauty and the Beast? If Disney can make me smile then surely an adult fairytale will delver all the sensual heat that romance readers crave ? From the very start the heroine Kristine is painted as a survivor . We first meet her when she is in pr [...]

    28. 4.5 stars for this adult version of a classic fairy tale.I was never particularly interested in the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, but I loved this book. The only reason I didn't give it all five stars was because while I thoroughly enjoyed it, I don't see myself itching to read it over and over (though no doubt I will read it again at some point I'm sure). I pretty much loved every moment of this book and was constantly smiling.Lord Erik Trevayne wants to keep the vow he made to his father on [...]

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