Can an injured beauty free an indifferent beast?
Once upon a time Elle made a mistake. A small miscalculation sends her through the roof of an enchanted chateau. Stranded until her broken leg mends, Elle is forced to rely on the good will of the sour chateau owner —the cursed Prince Severin. Prince Severin—the commanding general and staunch supporter of his brother the crown prince—is cursed to look like a beast until a maiden falls in love with him. However, he has given up all hope of shattering the curse after several painful and failed attempts to break it. As such he has only disdain for Elle, leaving her to the devices of his bossy servants. This suits Elle perfectly as she dislikes the entire royal family, Severin included.
Unfortunately for the unsuspecting pair, the chateau servants are determined to break the curse and spend the majority of their time pushing Elle and Severin together. After bonding over gardens, animals, and terrifying squirrels Elle and Severin show signs of friendship, and perhaps something more… But not all love stories can end that easily. After all, Elle is not what she seems, and Severin’s life is placed in danger when hostilities flare between his brother and the monarchs of a neighboring country.
If they really want the love of a lifetime Elle, a loyal liar, and Severin, an indifferent beast, will have to use every trick they know to survive.
- The Original Beauty and the Beast
- Behind the Story–Interpretations of Beauty and the Beast
- About the Beast
- Short Story: The Gardener and the Ladies Maid
Beauty and the Beast Reviews:
“This is a different take on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. I thought that Shea’s take was really refreshing and made the entire story seem magical all over again, just in a different way.” –Elunabelle @ Readin’, Dreamin’ & Lovin’ Every Day
“I decided to give it a try and it did not take long to realize I had come across a gem!” – tswartze @ Bibliobibuli
“But, not only is this the beloved tale retold, it’s a new tale with merits all its own, and I for one fell in love with the telling and the characters with all their stupidities and strengths.” – bookjunkie @ Live to Read
“I wasn’t really expecting to like this book when I started reading it, however, this proved to be so unexpectedly charming and adorable that I couldn’t help but love it.” – Aishwarya Hariharan @ BookBear
“If you’re looking for a light read, this is definitely the book for you.” – Olivia @ A Million Books and Too Much Coffee
“I love the chemistry between Elle and Severin…” Asmaa @ Asmaa A. M.