Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Genre: Erotic Romance/ Fairy Tale
Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words
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Rosetta Bloom is a pen name for a thriller writer whose desire is to tell great stories filled with romance and passion. She loves adding a sexy twist of passion to give old tales new life. Her first endeavor was The Princess, the Pea and the Night of Passion.
To learn more visit Rosetta Bloom’s website.
“In this grown up version of Beauty and the Beast, we meet Beauty, a sheltered young girl living in the French countryside with her father. She doesn't get out much, but her tutor has given her books that she is supposed to read privately. The books all have a rose imprinted on the cover and describe the ways in which men and women love each other. The books give Beauty ideas about pleasures of the flesh.
Just like in the traditional tale, Beauty's father, Pierre, sets off on a journey and ends up taking refuge in an enchanted dwelling. Pierre takes a rose-covered book, like the ones his daughter reads, and is caught by the beast who lives in the manor. Pierre agrees to send his daughter in exchange for the Beast not killing him.
When Beauty arrives, she feels disappointed that she will spend a lifetime imprisoned with this beast, rather than experiencing the type of relationship between a man and a woman described in her books. Only, as she gets to know Beast, she develops an attraction to him. Later, Beauty discovers that she and Beast can take pleasure in each other's company in more ways than she'd ever imagined.”
I don’t know who Rosetta Bloom is, but she can sure weave an interesting tale. I think I enjoyed this one even more than The Princess and the Pea, and I really loved it. This retelling stays pretty close to the original version of Beauty and the Beast, however it is the added story that makes it so great. I am not talking about the added sex scenes here, of course they were hot and highly enjoyable, which added a whole other level to this tale.
What made this story so enjoyable was the Beast’s back story as well as the sorceress who placed the curse on the Beast. Giselle, Beauty’s late mother’s friend, who brought Beauty the steamy books with only volume numbers for titles and a rose embossed into the leather book cover. Then there was Monsieur Dumas, who promised to take care of Pierre’s debts, for Beauty’s hand in marriage. These are what shot this story through the roof for me. The twists in the plot kept me enthralled until I finished the whole story early the following morning.
This isn’t just another sexy read, it is a story with depth I am sure any adult would enjoy. I know I am enjoying the way Rosetta Bloom retells fairy tales.
Beauty and Her Beastly Love is book 2 of Passion-Filled Fairy Tales. It contains graphic sexual encounters, which may not be suitable for all readers.
No significant errors in editing or formatting.
Rating: ***** Five stars