Read from June 19 to 20, 2015 — I own a copy
Synopsis: If you enjoy a hot and steamy romantic fairy tale, then this retelling of Beauty and the Beast is for you.
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.
Bookish Things: 104 pages. The cover is probably the biggest let down of the whole story. It makes it look like a period-piece, not the sizzling retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.99
Beauty and her Beastly Love takes the reader on an erotic retelling of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Much of the original story line is there, but it has been spruced up for the adult readers and contains some rather interesting intimate scenes.
Slight variations from the original include things like the erotic, leather bound books that make their way to Beauty and the lack of the amusing Cogsworth, Lumiere, and Mrs Potts. Gaston’s character was well and truly present, although he had a different name and Beast and Beauty play their parts very well too.
At times I did wonder at Beauty’s ability to have sex with Beast, even though he was part man, perhaps this too was intentional, the beastly nature to the sexual scenes adding a touch of the taboo if you think about it. Just something to keep you thinking about it 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing where Rosetta took the adult version of Beauty and the Beast. I feel that most readers will enjoy this story, be they lovers of the original or not, there’s something for everyone in there.
I noticed no typos or formatting issues (always a plus!) and really the only slightly negative I’d have to say is that the cover is a bit bland considering the story. I’d have liked something a bit sexier, but if this is the most negative thing I have to say about the book, well Rosetta should be stoked 😀
Pick up Beauty and her Beastly Love today, you won’t be disappointed.
**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**