Beauty of the Beast

Fairy Tale Retellings Book 1

Beauty of the Beast is yet another retelling of the the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. It's a dark, sensual and haunting retelling. Adam is a pitiful, anguished creature. Isabelle is more than the classic beauty. Her strength has been forged in pain. She is a perfect match to Adam. There's a shadowy, gothic feel throughout the book. This is not a fluffy fairytale. The author paints sexual, harsh, yet beautiful pictures with her words. It's the kind of story that you want to keep reading, yet at the same time, you just want it end before you start bawling again. This a true love story but with a convoluted and frightening path. Isabelle is one of my favorite heroines of all time. The author fleshes out her personality and reels you in. I love Adam because she loves Adam. Twists and turns throughout the story make for an engaging and tantalizing read. Memorable characters keep the reader on an emotional roller-coaster. I will be looking for books by this author. Her writing style is fascinating and works well with this darker retelling of a well known tale. I hope she does more like it.

Adam is a scarred recluse with little humanity left in him. When he makes a bargain with Isabelle Rose to free her father, his bleak existence is about to change forever. But Isabelle knows about monsters and Adam may not be the worst.

Book Blurb for Beauty of the Beast

The world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.


Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.


Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.


Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

Disclaimer: This is an edgy retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2017 5.00