Beauty and Her Boss

Beauty and Her Boss

by Jennifer Faye

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Overview

Beauty and Her Boss by Jennifer Faye

An innocent beauty, a scarred hero…

Could she be the one to open up his heart?

Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred both inside and out. But he promised to protect sparky beauty Gabrielle Dupré, his new PA. Can Gabrielle convince Deacon that love will give them the fairy-tale ending they deserve?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488089480
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Series: Once Upon a Fairytale , #1
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 292,247
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Award-winning author Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming, contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages, she is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. She has also won the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, been named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Beauty and Her Boss 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
This was a treat to read, as Faye brought a favorite fairytale to life in a modern setting. Gaby is holding down two jobs, helping her father with living expenses and coming to grips with the death of her aunt. Coincidentally, Deacon was in the same accident as her aunt and the former star has become a recluse in his Malibu home. From the stalwart Mrs. Kupps to the beautifully described gardens, this story had just the right amount of tension to keep me reading happily to the end.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
Author Jennifer Faye’s retelling of Beauty and the Beast was done quite well. The premise behind Gaby needing to work for Deacon made sense. I appreciated the way the author took elements of the story and made it her own, not feeling like she needed to make every major plot element conform to the events of the fairy tale. The characters, Gaby and Deacon, were written well and the attraction between them was related in such a way that it was clear that it was not just a physical thing. Gaby was feisty and loyal to her father and was able to stand up to Deacon’s gruffness. She was not really bold but was more determined to do what she felt was right and worked through her nervousness to do what was needed. Deacon was broken from the accident, the scars that caused his “friends” to desert him, the loss of memory of that fateful night, and the nightmares that plagued him. His fears and hurts caused him to become a recluse who really was a beast. His transformation as he learned to trust was realistic and interesting to read about. Near the beginning of the story, Deacon has some thoughts about Gaby that made it seem like the story would not be clean, but the one night they spent together was completely closed door. This review was originally posted on AmongTheReads.net I would like to thank Prism Book Tours for giving me this item. My opinion and review were not influenced by this gift.
julieford More than 1 year ago
Beauty and Her Boss is a heartwarming story about Deacon and Gabrielle. The characters are intense and yet sweet, the story is an emotional rollercoaster of the unknown. Deacon is a former movie star that is now a recluse do to the scarring left behind after a fiery car accident. He has very limited memories of the accident but the one thing he remembers is that he promised to look out for Gabrielle. Gabrielle takes a job as Deacon's personal assistant in order to save her father from jail and to find out the truth behind the accident that took her aunt's life. Their interactions bring forth emotions and feelings that lead to a wonderful love story. I received an ARC of this story from the publisher but all thoughts and feelings are my own.
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Another great story from Jennifer Faye. Her books are always a joy to read - and this one was anexceptionally fun and easy read. Very Beauty and the Beast inspired - but with lots of fun dialogue between the hero and heroine. I especially liked the forthright character of Gaby. Once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down. I read it in one evening - staying up late/early to make sure I could finish it ASAP.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Love when you least expect it! With a take on a beauty and the beast story, Jennifer Faye brings us the story of a man who suffered injuries in an accident that took away his striking Hollywood face and left him a bitter, tortured man. Will secrets hinder them acting on the attraction they feel towards each other? And when some truth comes to light that changes the outlook they've all been assuming for months now, will it bring them closer together? I enjoyed the characters, but would have liked a little more development around the subject that brought them together in the first place. The story was touching and I enjoyed it. Former Hollywood heartthrob Deacon Santoro has hidden away in his Malibu mansion since a horrific car crash changed his life in the blink of an eye. He has issues to try to overcome, and truth to try to capture and live with. When circumstances bring Gabrielle Dupre into his life as his new temporary assistant, she shakes up his closed off world and makes him come out amongst the living again! Will being in such close quarters show her the type of man he really is, or will she leave thinking he's the same closed-off gruff man that she walked in the door seeing?
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
I always expect a great story when I read a book by Jennifer Faye and this time I have to say that she surpassed anything she has written before. It has taken me a day to try to find the words to tell you how…beautiful this book is. It may not be the “correct” word to convey the depth of the wonderful feeling this book gives but the story truly is a fairytale for real life. Beauty and Her Boss will grab you from the very start – Gabrielle Dupre first came across, to me, as a bit of a wishy-washy character. It only takes a page or two for her to come into her own! She is strong and kind, caring and just a tiny bit broken, hurting from events that have happened. (You’ll have to read the book for “the events” so I won’t give any spoilers.) And then we meet Deacon Santoro…wow. The character will grab your heart and not let go, even when you read “The End”. Deacon has lost his memory, due to a horrific accident, and he needs to heal both physically and mentally. Gaby, as Deacon calls her, helps him with that, albeit in the most enjoyable reading way. I love these two. The story has much kindness, plenty of angst – between these two and with the world around them – to go along with a growing love and belief in oneself that can only come with that love. Once Upon a Fairytale is the name for the duet however there are no cliffhangers; this book stands alone. Can’t wait, though, to read another fairytale-like adventure by Ms. Faye!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It's very well done and will leave your heart full and smiling. Previously Deacon Santoro was the King of Hollywood. Since he was involved in an accident that took a woman's life he's become reclusive and prefers not to leave his mansion or interact with people. Gabrielle Dupre is the daughter of that woman and is currently working as Deacon's PA. While she took the job with ulterior motives, after pushing her way into Deacon's everyday life, Gabrielle finds that she likes the man very much and doubts very much if he's actually responsible for the accident that took her mother. How can she ever prove that to her father or Deacon himself. I definitely recommend this one.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
What a delightful story, a true joy to read. The characters are determined, stubborn and have a remarkably strong attraction to one another. The story line draws you in from the beginning and holds you to the very end. Great story, talented author, terrific read! I voluntarily read and reviewed this book; all opinions expressed are my own.