A not so classic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, as seen through the eyes of the villain...
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
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
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?
Beauty and the Beast is a brilliant spin off worthy of endless praise.
The ability to write so many different personalities and let them each
stay true to form takes true talent. Marie Hall is a master story
Gerard's Beauty is my absolute favorite. My intrigue
was held from the first sentence to the last. After I finished the book I
immediately had to read it all over again. The intensity and longing
are intoxicating, yet her characters are so enjoyable to read. I am
always thrilled that these characters are forced in one way or another
to take the time to fall in love instead of the cliché stories of lust.
It doesn't get more entertaining. The Kingdom Series is golden. Easily a
top 5 pick, coming from an extremely picky reader. 5 stars!