This unique take on Disney’s Beauty and The Beast is kind of a trip. Isabelle is a book-loving editorial assistant who moves into the house of Beau, a grumpy reckless socialite, to help him finish his memoir
I have a history of not liking books that take place in one location–but this one didn’t bother me, I think it’s because of the constantly evolving nature of Beau and Isabelle’s relationship. At times the “grumpy” “sunshine” aspect was a little over the top. Isabelle is essentially there to give him motivational pep talks and his response is always *grumble* *grumble*. Overall the romance has a cozy feel to it
This book is based on the Disney version of Beauty and The Beast and it is funny (and sort of bonkers) how the book alludes to the film (Ahem, just look at the cover). Throughout the book Isabelle may or may not be hearing the furniture talking and Beau’s trusty sidekick is a single mom nicknamed ‘Kettle’. The deepest cut is when Beau convinces Isobel to try a green healthy drink and she finds the ‘green stuff’ is surprisingly delicious.
This book is solidly PG-13 because of the language. It’s honestly has the most fade-to-black that has ever faded-to-black.
A fun romance that will appeal to seasoned and young romance readers.