Her Beast, His Beauty by Jenika Snow
Published by Indie on November 20, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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From the moment I saw her I knew I couldn’t let her go.
For a decade I’d stayed secluded, my appearance and attitude frightening people, keeping them away. But I’d come to like that, grow stronger from it. And then she came into my life, a spitfire of a woman who challenged me and showed no fear.
I should have sent her away for her own good, but I was too selfish to let her go.
I wanted her as mine even though I didn’t deserve her.
I should have been afraid when he said I was his.
His heart has grown hard and cold, his isolation making him hate the world. He thinks people should fear him because of the scars he bears, but I find beauty in them. I was just the housekeeper, but I can’t help how I feel for him.
Maybe he is a beast, a vicious animal hidden under a hard, powerful body. Maybe I should run, but I know he’ll come for me, find me. But deep down, where I can’t lie, I want him to be mine.
And that frightens me most of all.
Warning: This is a sweet, fast retelling of Beauty and the Beast. But this isn’t that fairytale you heard long ago. It’s packed full of hot, dirty bits that’ll make you squirm while you’re reading it. Don’t worry; it’s got that sticky sweet Happily Ever After we all crave.
I didn’t care if I was crossing lines. I didn’t give a fuck if I should have stayed away, reminding myself she was my employee. I wanted Britta like a fucking fiend needing his next fix, and I wasn’t going to deny myself. I wasn’t going to practice self-control, not when I had her right here in front of me, her desire for me clear.
Truth was I wanted her to know that she was mine, that I would destroy anything or anyone who tried to tell me differently. Being locked away these last ten years, even though it was my own doing, had made me hardened. It had changed me, made me the beast everyone already thought I was.
Instinct controlled me and I found myself moving closer to her. She moved a step back, maybe slightly afraid, maybe because she didn’t know what I had planned. But this primal need was dictating what I did, propelling me forward until I wasn’t myself. And then I was right in front of her. I pulled her close to me and she gasped. I loved that sound, and wanted to hear her make it again when I was balls deep in her.
Emotions slammed into me, and I knew this wasn’t about me wanting to control her, to own her. I wanted her as mine, no doubt about it, but I wanted her to know that I was hers too. This was fast, fucking crazy in all senses of the word. But it was real, and I hadn’t felt anything like this before.
I should have been gentle, taken my time, made this a slow burn, but I couldn’t. I was too selfish for her, too primed for a taste of Britta.
And I’d have her, every fucking part of her.
First of all, let’s talk about this cover. Whew, I sure wouldn’t mind hands like that on me. I just love the lust and sexuality and oozes out of this cover. I’m pretty sure I’ve stared at it longer than normal.
I had fun with Her Beast, His Beauty. It’s insta-love and over the top but it’s full of sweetness and adoration. From the moment Rofus locked eyes on Britta, he knew she was the one. The pull and allure of her was too much and it brought him out of hiding after an accident that left him scarred ten years ago. I liked that he didn’t hold back when it came to what he wanted from her. He didn’t try to play games and he came out in full honestly and disclosure on what his intentions were.
“You’re prefect for me, the beauty to my ugliness, the perfection to my destruction.”
I also like that Snow didn’t write Britta as a virgin. While I don’t mind that at all, I liked that it was a bit different and wasn’t full on stereotypical. But don’t get me wrong. I do love me some over the top alphas with epic loves towards the virgin women who steal their hearts. I just liked that Britta wasn’t a virgin and thought it worked well for the overall story line.
Overall, Her Beast, His Beauty is a short and sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It’s an easy escape into a fantasy world full of love and devotion.