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Ugh Nope.I thought Beauty s Beast would be super amazing, since it s a cross between Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, but it really let me down.The characterization is shallow Kristine is one of those young, innocent, pure, nice heroines who s good at everything she attempts, and whose luminous eyes and magic vagina immediately win over the brooding hero despite his determination not to love her She doesn t know how to ride a horse, but soon she s an accomplished horsewoman Ugh Nope.I thought Beauty s Beast would be super amazing, since it s a cross between Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, but it really let me down.The characterization is shallow Kristine is one of those young, innocent, pure, nice heroines who s good at everything she attempts, and whose luminous eyes and magic vagina immediately win over the brooding hero despite his determination not to love her She doesn t know how to ride a horse, but soon she s an accomplished horsewoman She doesn t know how to dance, but soon she s attending the ball and getting all the steps right because she s looking into Erik s eyes I stopped reading about the time she s throwing her own party.The plot is shallow My eyes kept glazing over because nothing was happening There was sex, but it wasn t exciting or even interesting Neither were Kristine and Erik s interactions.I was determined to finish this since it s a Netgalley title, but I m not putting myself through this DNF at 42% Just look at that cover art the cover art definitely suckered me into reading it When I usually get sucked in outside of the description , especially a cover I particularly like, I m not going to lie, I have expectations Those expectations usually are HIGH expectations Unfortunately, while I tried to become immersed into this world Ashley s created, I couldn t help but feel frustrated at around 63% through especially after reading this sentence Erik tried to free himself from the grip o Just look at that cover art the cover art definitely suckered me into reading it When I usually get sucked in outside of the description , especially a cover I particularly like, I m not going to lie, I have expectations Those expectations usually are HIGH expectations Unfortunately, while I tried to become immersed into this world Ashley s created, I couldn t help but feel frustrated at around 63% through especially after reading this sentence Erik tried to free himself from the grip of Charmion s awesome power I didn t chuck the book at a wall, and instead re evaluated what I just read in a constructive critique You may not notice it, but if you look hard enough, it is there Let me reiterate onetime the cover art DEFINITELY sold me The premise seemed interesting I can t help that I m addicted to fairy tale retellings , and the setting appealed to my inner medieval fan I mean who doesn t love a good medieval fairy tale retelling IT S ALL ABOUT THE COSTUMES AND THEIR BLEAK LIVES Needless to say, you will remember the cover far longer than the actual story So I will limit my review to three main things characters, plot, paranormal element Characters IndividuallyThat is Kristine throughout most of the book The kind of character I was hoping for was an archetypal character, sort of the Lady Johanna Saving Grace who is cunning, clever, and just adapts beautifully to her present situation Instead, Kristine is EVERY BIT A today s standard seventeen year old as she ONLY thinks about how he saves her life Reading it turned into this low budget production of Phantom of the Opera in my mind I get he saved her life and aren t we grateful , but I didn t really care Kristine did not make me care about her OR ERIK I USUALLY LOVE THE HERO and I was definitely going, I hope his POV isinteresting which it wasn t Anyway, Kristine laments about her sheared locks because, of course, her beauty wasn t in her brains and she recovered from her hair quite quickly Anyway, the point is in this retelling the character s transformations FELL FLAT I can t articulate well how this book drove me crazy The high point was the beginning of the story, when the witch curses Erik I don t even have enough room to start on Erik It took him view spoiler to the end of the book to realize he probably didn t love the witches daughter like he should hide spoiler WHY COULDN T HE HAVE UNDERSTOOD HIS MOTHER IN LAW WAS A BONAFIDE WITCH You know she wanted to do that to Erik Anyway, Erik s mental facilities didn t quite add up to him not really being able to think EXTREMELY HARD AND DEEP about messing with a witch s daughter I get it though, you have power and prestige, and are sweet and gentlemanly without ANY TYPE OF BEASTLY CHARACTERISTICS BESIDES YOUR SPERM COUNT Characters Romantically Honestly, think of the worst on screen chemistry you ve seen Stewart Hemsworth for me and you ve just about got the portrayed relationship I mean, I know there sex was suppose to be awkward because of his V for Vendetta state full amount of clothing and mask and NO TOUCHING but come on I mean, it just felt awkward and I was wondering at the fit and logistics of their clothed coupling It worked in V for Vendetta because V is amazing and Natalie is a badass in Beauty s Beast it just seemed like a HAWT mess PlotThe plot points where definitely plot points This book would have been better off giving us some world building lore than throwing us into this undefined state of random magic of white and black, some wolves that were there to make the story add up and validate Erik s turning AND STILL FOR THE LIFE OF ME CAN T FIGURE OUT why Charmon just didn t help her daughter deliver the baby How could she foresee the gender birth of Erik s child with Kristine, but not get there in time to help her daughter Did her daughter think her mother wouldn t have helped her Paranormal element RANDOM PARANORMAL NESS There were so many unanswered questions Soooooo Erik meets a wolf that would be his ensuing mate if the curse goes through WHICH DOESN T HAPPEN BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY WILL STOP HIM FROM TURNING EVEN WHEN HE DOES TURN view spoiler SHE HAS THE WIZARD LOCK HIM UP hide spoiler So, we geT i m totally estimating 10% of the book a paranormal element of wolves are just randomly here in case you need us, but since you won t we ll be on our way I wanted to bang my head and scold myself for getting hung up on covers STOP IT, JESSICA STOP IT In essence, the book did what it needed to The cover hooked me in and the premise made me want to read it The appeal is there for my avid paranormal romance readers and the appeal is definitely there for my lighthearted airport romance readers The appeal is just not there for moi Thanks for the ARC NetGalley I might be a tad biased because rarely a Beauty and the Beast theme book can disappoint me Well, of course there are some that don t measure up This one can be rate quite high in my list of B B book by having some prerequisite tear jerking and heart aching moments for witnessing the hero s suffering and being in awe with the heroine who loves with all her heart We have Kristine, a convicted felon on death row, but later got brought by the mysterious Lord of Hawksbridge to be wed to him After I might be a tad biased because rarely a Beauty and the Beast theme book can disappoint me Well, of course there are some that don t measure up This one can be rate quite high in my list of BB book by having some prerequisite tear jerking and heart aching moments for witnessing the hero s suffering and being in awe with the heroine who loves with all her heart We have Kristine, a convicted felon on death row, but later got brought by the mysterious Lord of Hawksbridge to be wed to him After the initially shocked and frightened out of her wits, she decided to be the dutiful wife and hope that her future will be a bless one.Erik Trevayne, known as Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle had been cursed to a slow transformation into a beast and losing his humanity day by day However, he needs to fulfill his last duty before he can end his life, which is to sire an heir as per his promise to his deceased father.In the beginning of their relationship, Erik only came to Kristine in the night and during their entire love making, he was fully clothed and wearing a mask He never venture around the castle during the day and instead hide himself even from his own household staff Erik can t wait for his new wife to be impregnate so that he can stop seeing her any He worried he might grown to care for her, which is something he can t afford to happen Despite his spiteful attitude, he did manage to show his tender side on some occasion Erik is the kind of hero that make you shed a few tears for the pain he is enduring Honestly, whenever he start wishing for an impossible with his lovely wife, I kinda want to hug him and bawl I find Kristine s reaction to her new situation believable and not too far retched She was afraid of her predicament and her new husband at first, but later she decided to seek some answer for herself She grew to care for him over time and wish to ease his pain, but it seems like there s nothing she can do to help.Although this book is not as erotic as I was hoping for, it was a heart breaking and touching story of a cursed man s journey in finding a woman who not only love him, but willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to free him From the titled itself, the story is heavy with Beauty and the Beast theme Plot wise there isn t much surprises or twist, but I still felt emotional engage with the characters and felt their despair and heartache and wondering how are they going to achieve their seemingly impossible HEA in the end Fans of BB theme story will not be disappoint.Steam MediumARC provided via Netgalley She was just going to give up her child to get Erik back Bitch please. I really really enjoyed this book It was probably the closest thing to reading a beauty and the Beast type story I ve ever read at this point.A rutting beast you were, a beast you will become Not all at once, my selfish one Day by day, the change will come upon you, until you have suffered for every tear my daughter wept, for every drop of blood she shed this dayErik Trevayne s life has been destroyed He s only guilty of marrying a woman he really didn t love and getting her pregn I really really enjoyed this book It was probably the closest thing to reading a beauty and the Beast type story I ve ever read at this point.A rutting beast you were, a beast you will become Not all at once, my selfish one Day by day, the change will come upon you, until you have suffered for every tear my daughter wept, for every drop of blood she shed this dayErik Trevayne s life has been destroyed He s only guilty of marrying a woman he really didn t love and getting her pregnant In his defense, his wife begged him to have a baby with her, pleaded, until he finally relented However, her and her child died during birth and eventerrible than that, his mother in law was an evil witch who had warned him against marrying her daughter, that having a baby with him would kill her When the outcome came out just as she predicted she put a curse on Erik A curse, that only his dead wife could break So now he lives in the confines of his castle, just waiting for the curse to take over him Kristine s life isn t looking so hot right at this moment either She s to be hung for the murder of a man A man she indeed killed, but it was an accident acting in self defense She s been held in a dungeon for weeks and has 100% accepted her fate The suddenly a dark figure comes in, checks her out and she s told she will be married to him the next morning Erik Trevanye He has a huge reputation, and not a good one However, terrified she may be, she s relieved to know she won t be killed now and swears she s going to make the most out of this marriage Erik doesn t agree however He claims he wants her only for a baby And in his mind that is all he wants from Kristine, but something about her once he gets her home changes his opinion He knows he can t get too close, but as time goes on thehe wants to be with her other than just a breeding practice in bed, and of course Kristine wants himtoo But she wants to know what s behind that mask as well.This book isn t my typical read I normally don t really like historical actually It s not that I just straight up don t like them, I just usually like themodern feel However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book It actually didn t even read like a historical except for references like My Lord, husband or my lady I was constantly pulling for Erik and Kristine They had a rough time at first Mostly from Erik fighting Kristine at every chance His tactic was complete avoidance except for at night when he would come to her room to try to knock her up and wouldn t even take his clothes off or let her touch him Of course slowly but surely they get closer and closer But Kristine is hell bent on being a good wife to Erik, she s falling in love with hm, and she only wantsYou know, what s behind the mask and such.I actually loved how Kristine was with Erik I loved how as they got closer they were with one another So thoughtful, and supportive Kristine was so strong and brave I loved the characters in this book THE ONLY THING negative I can say about the book was, we waited soooo long for them to be together, like really, and then the book just ended Yes there was one small chapter, but I would ve LOVEDDDD to have an epilogue Something, to see how they are in their future I mean they had jumped over major hoops to be together, I just wanted a little bitof a reward for the torture to get there I highly recommend this book Historical lovers will love it, but it doesn t read really like a historical so I think anyone would love it I m so over this book.This will be a short ish review, because I ve wasted enough time on this book.I was incredibly excited to read this book I love Beauty and the Beast, I love Phantom of the Opera, so I should have loved this book Instead, I was bored out of my mind I cruised through the first 30% on sheer enthusiasm for the concept, then when I realized it showed no signs of reaching its potential, my progress slowed to a crawl I could not get excited about this book any.The concept I m so over this book.This will be a short ish review, because I ve wasted enough time on this book.I was incredibly excited to read this book I love Beauty and the Beast, I love Phantom of the Opera, so I should have loved this book Instead, I was bored out of my mind I cruised through the first 30% on sheer enthusiasm for the concept, then when I realized it showed no signs of reaching its potential, my progress slowed to a crawl I could not get excited about this book any.The concept Awesome I loved it There was so much potential all over the place in this book a relationship because Erik and Kristine, character development for Charmion, other somewhat spoilery things that I won t mention Plenty of room for an awesome story between the pages.The execution Boring So boring So repetitive It s like no one even read this book before publishing There were literally repeated lines not editing errors, just the same lines of dialogue reused WITHIN THE SAME SCENE Like, two Kindle pages apart, but still in the same scene, just the same old things being BEATEN TO DEATH In some instances, the words were switched around to echo the same exact thing I feel like if I had a dollar for every time Kristine obediently said Yes, my Lord Husband I could take the rest of the year off There was also a scene somewhere in the area of 70% Kristine completely contradicts herself On one page, Kristine the martyr tells Erik she thinks he should do a spoilery thing once the transformation is complete because she wants him to be happy IN THE SAME SCENE, two Kindle pages later, she tells him paraphrased you have to believe we re going to beat this You will get to do such and such a thing we are going to beat this and you won t complete the transformation Nothing changed There was nothing between those two pages to justify her jumping around like this, and it was not the only instance of this happening.The characters Kristine started out okay, but quickly went downhill She s the kind of formulaic heroine who does unimaginably stupid things when the plot calls for her to conveniently stumble across something Definitely too stupid to live She s pathetic Cannot survive without her husband, who only married her to beget an heir and then basically treated her like a hole in the wall, but she inexplicably fell deeply in love with him despite because of it, without really any other reason Obviously I did not connect with the love story It was okay, but I wasn t invested in them, and by the time I was about 3 4 of the way through, I didn t even care what happened to them any.Erik was okay, but I wantedout of him, too Most of the problems in this book are of the lack of communication variety problems they create for themselves Is it all worth it No Unfortunately not.LastlyWe can have other children Hahahaha, oh my god, are you serious Go die.She s falling all over herself to hand her kid over to some stranger in hopes of maybe curing this man she has inexplicable love for Obviously he simportant than her kid, and her own vehement beliefs that she would never abandon her child for a man like her mother did to her meant absolutely nothing And she did not struggle or even HESITATE in this decision At all There s a bullshit throwaway line about how it would break her heart, but it swell, bullshit Bitch, please I m outFree copy received from Netgalley for honest review .EBOOK ♷ Beauty's Beast ☦ BeautyFair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himselfAnd the BeastErik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son But when he beds her, a wild hope is born that love that can tame even the most monstrous of beasts Beauty and The Beast is my favorite Disney cartoon Grumpy heroes are always so cute and Beast won my heart when he gave a library as a gift to Belle So, whenever I stumble upon the retelling of this tale I am excited because I hope it will have that same spark, that same magic that will make me hum Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme On the surface Beauty s Beast is a perfect retelling of the famous fairytale Eric is cursed by a witch to slowly transform into the beast.To fulfill a prom Beauty and The Beast is my favorite Disney cartoon Grumpy heroes are always so cute and Beast won my heart when he gave a library as a gift to Belle So, whenever I stumble upon the retelling of this tale I am excited because I hope it will have that same spark, that same magic that will make me hum Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme On the surface Beauty s Beast is a perfect retelling of the famous fairytale Eric is cursed by a witch to slowly transform into the beast.To fulfill a promise to his dead father and not die without an heir, he gets married to a young girl Kristine who is sentenced for murder Kristine is so grateful to Eric for saving her from the death sentence and she tries to be a good wife to him Slowly they fall in love What can go wrong A lot of things 1 Since Eric is bent on having an heir pronto, he immediately starts to have sex every night with Kristine She dutifully and silently lies At the beginning a lot of times it s bordering with rape for me.2 Descriptions of sex had a lot of archaic descriptions that belong to vintage historical romance novelsDesire rose within him, a desire to bury himself within her Her womanly scent rose up to tantalize him, stirring his blood, his desire A lot of times I was not sure if Ashley Adams wrote about sex or farmingHe would go to her tonight and plant his seed within her If there was any mercy in the world, his seed would take root and he could leave here, leave her These two facts made my reading of Beauty s Beast a boring and irritating task I kept on reading hoping for some glorious moment that will make all my suffering worthwhile For a glimpse of true Beauty and The Beast magic to appear But it never happened.There were a lot of things that could have won me over 1 Eric s fear about losing his humanity as the transformation to beast happens Fear that he will lose his memories 2 A lot of my favorite romantic scenes from Beauty and The Beast cartoon were recreated he saving her from the wolves, she nursing his wounds, 3 Paranormal elements in story, with witches and wizards and magic Things go crazy exciting as the conclusion is near But no All Beauty s Beast succeeded is to make me gnash my teeth and yell in my mind At Kristine for being submissive, for not standing up for herself from the start At Eric for sleeping with her and enjoying it, although he was conscious she didn t want it At Amanda Ashley for the outdated writing style.At the end all I can say is well at least it is over But I don t think I will have enough courage to brave another book by Amanda Ashley again.Recommended only for fans of bodice ripper historical romance novels who don t mind that there are witches and other magic in the story This Beauty and The Beast retelling is not for all fairy tale lovers Approach with caution Disclaimer I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review This text is also posted on my blog Bookworm Dreams in a little bitstyled edition. I m a sucker for fairy tales their retellings This book seemed like some awesomeness, but it was pretty standard, nothing new here The villain of the story was so over the top ridiculousness The love story was super sappy cheesy not in a delicious way I m a sucker for fairy tales their retellings This book seemed like some awesomeness, but it was pretty standard, nothing new here The villain of the story was so over the top ridiculousness The love story was super sappy cheesy not in a delicious way Ms Ashley was an author I didn t know, and was happy to discover through NetGalley Unfortunately, that was before I read Beauty s Beast I thought this was going to be a PNR or a fantasy romance book Imagine my disappointment when I found myself faced with a YA fairy tale Let s be clear, this is not a Grimm fairy tale, this is the sanitized Disney version With an Harlequin Present twist the one were the pauper marries the billionaire My question, we already had the cartoon, did we need Ms Ashley was an author I didn t know, and was happy to discover through NetGalley Unfortunately, that was before I read Beauty s Beast I thought this was going to be a PNR or a fantasy romance book Imagine my disappointment when I found myself faced with a YA fairy tale Let s be clear, this is not a Grimm fairy tale, this is the sanitized Disney version With an Harlequin Present twist the one were the pauper marries the billionaire My question, we already had the cartoon, did we need the book too I digress I would be a liar if I didn t admit that from midway onward I skim read the book, the other option was admit defeat and DNF it It had nothing I could appreciate There was no world building, the characters were so cliched and flat to be almost unacceptable, the plot and its twist eye boggling The Disney fairy tale wasn t in the magic, the beast, and the HEA The feeling came from the never ending unbelievable details She has to be hanged for murder of a Lord, no less, but he pays her freedom She has killed a man for rape, but has no problem in being bedded by a stranger 5 weeks later He basically pins her to bed every night, fully dressed, never touches her, never shows her anything but usage, but hey she feels at first sexual desire, than love She never rode a horse, but jumps on one and rides She never went to a ball, but she learns in a night As I said fairy tales The devil is the details, or so they say All the story completely lacked any world building, we were in a magic land with lord and ladies not the Fae, the human ones , with some witches two of the Disney variety again and 4 werewolves whose role wasn t clear No rules, no world Nothing I m not sure I understand who was the target market of this book So I m sorry to say I was bored to death, and that I didn t enjoy reading Beauty s Beast But it may be the right book for fans of Harlequins Nocturne line or of the fluffier side of PNR where the emphasis is on romance and the rest isn t that important ARC Courtesy of Zebra via NetGalley