From the very first page I was laughing and cringing all that the same time. Not that I didn’t expect it. After reading At the Stroke of Midnight, I knew that Belle and Beast aka Vincent’s book would leave me with quite a bit of whiplash as well as more random facts floating around in my head than I thought possible, but it’s one thing to know what is coming and another thing to actually experience. But outside of the laugh/snort out loud moments and gaining of knowledge, In Bed With the Beast was all kinds of sweet, smexy and crazy and I adored every second of it.
I adored Isabelle, even when my eyes went a little cross eyed, I adored her. She may be awkward, she may be prone to spouting off random, though pertinent, information there was an honesty to her that made her extremely likeable. The fact that she owned her quirks was a huge draw, but watching her find herself and finally see how strong she could be was what made everything worthwhile.
Vincent. Beast. Vincent...No matter what you call the man, he is all kinds of growly, beastie, smexy alpha AF male goodness. His definitely has a short fuse, and there were moments were even I was like “Oh no he didn’t” but he proved time and time again just how golden his heart was. The man made me all kinds of dopey and twitterpated.
As for their journey to their HEA. It was a mish mash of adorkable, angsty, laugh out loud goodness with a dose of smexy that I didn’t expect but felt it was perfect. I loved it when they went at odds and went toe to toe as much as I loved when they were sweet and smexy. They got each other on a level that no one else could have, and one neither realized until they had both fallen hard for the other.
I have to say I really liked how the author took the various themes from the Beauty and the Beast fairytale and made them her own. Some aspects she kept, some she didn’t, and some she put her own twist on and I thoroughly enjoyed the little tweaks she made. Of the new characters we meet, Mrs. Potter is my favorite and I have no doubt she will be yours too. Catching up with Cindy and PJ was fun and then there is Ariel. Now, I wish her book, Kiss the Girl, was on the Kindle right now, I do, believe me, I do, BUT as much as I love her I know I will need to prepare for the hurricane that is Ariel, even if the themes from The Little Mermaid are followed we will still be IN her head, so the mental prep is starting now, because I NEED to find out how Eric breaks down her walls in a big, big way!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way?
Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.
Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library.
But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.
Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.