Lady Kathryn's father sends her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn't bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, her frustration and loneliness are eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: a wolf he and his hunters have recently captured. What the king doesn't realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife.
The beast's uncanny intelligence and human-like behavior convince Kathryn that he is more than what he seems. Resolving to help him, she doesn't count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity and to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill.
Only Kathryn's affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when the one who betrayed him returns to court, will Kathryn's love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?
Praise for The Beauty's Beast:
"...a page-turner fairytale for the adult (or younger!) dreamer....I really enjoyed this tale! All of the main characters get a voice and have problems that they iron out through communication and truth AND in asides outside of the main two characters' issues. Gabriel is, honestly, even more loveable as a wolf as he tries to become the man Kathryn believe him to still be (maybe it's the fur?), and I can definitely see myself in Kathryn, a very practical, witty, and compassionate handmaiden to the new queen (i.e. think a more demur, non-glamorous, and 16th Century Jennifer Cruisie heroine). How can you not like a book with a cheeky protagonist and a noble gentle-... were?"
~4 Stars from Night Owl Reviews
"Very well written...I highly recommend this book..."
~5 Tea Cups from Happily Ever After Reviews
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pretty good. I was looking for a satisfying romance without the R rated bits. The characters are compelling and the style has a nice flow. The witty dialogue doesn't hit the mark most of the time, but as the story is character-driven it isn't a distracting obstacle to overcome. No laugh-out-loud moments, but I smirked a time or two. The pace was pleasant - it was rare to catch myself wondering when the next thing would happen. The development of the relationship is very satisfying with only two times towards the end when I felt the progression was a tad rushed. The themes (and twists) the author brings in from the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale were subtle and a very pleasant surprise. For some readers, it might be closer to a 3-3.5 rating; however, since it's just been hard to find anything but overly-sexed teen-ish romances lately, this read delivered where it counts. 450 pages. Recommended.
I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard tine putting it down.
It was a really good book