Falling for the Beast by Victorine E. Lieske
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Genre : Contemporary Paranormal Romance
About the book
From the USA Today and NYT’s bestselling author of NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS.
Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he’s dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.
Thaddeus knows he should have sent the girl away instead of allowing her into his home. Now she’s asking questions he can’t answer. And the more time they spend together, the more he wishes he could pull her close and kiss her. But he can’t afford to do that. Beautiful Aribelle could never love a beast.
Falling for the Beast is a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling, and contains sweet romance and some mild violence.
Many of you know I have a love for the timeless tale. So, when ever I come across any variation of it, I must read it.
This is not the first story I have read by Ms. Lienske, in fact I have read several, but this is the first I have read that is a Paranormal. I found the concept rather interesting and I loved how our “Beast” had visibly redeeming qualities. He did just have to learn to love because there is so much more that makes a person then how they love. When he wasn’t in “beast mode” he seemed to be quite the looker as well as attentive to Aribelle’s needs and feelings. I was rather captivated by his animal like instincts. I think Ms. Lienske did a fantastic job.
As for Aribelle, or Belle, loved her tenacity and grace that she had to display in order to deal with the odd life of on Thaddeus Walker. You can not have a whimpering damsel in the corner all the time.
There were quite a few winks to the Disney classic, which I thought distracted from the wow factor this story could have had but over all I enjoyed it. (Just call me a Beauty and the Beast snob 😉🌹)
Thank you Victorine for another wonderful and enjoyable read.
About the Author
Victorine enjoys commercial success through her writing, thanks in part to her ability to analyze and adapt to the constantly changing trends in today’s publishing environment. She self-published her first book, Not What She Seems, in April of 2010. In March of 2011, Not What She Seems began its 6 week run on The New York Times best selling eBook list. By May 2011 she had sold over 100,000 copies. Victorine’s first romantic comedy novel hit the USA Today Best selling books list in January 2015.
Victorine has also helped countless other authors through her involvement and outreach as immediate past president of the Nebraska Writers Guild. She is active in many writing groups and forums and has given dozens of interviews for TV, radio and print media and has been a panel member and keynote speaker at several major events, including The Business of Writing International Summit. Her candor as a blogger and guest has made her a favorite with audiences worldwide. Victorine also served as a judge for the 2015 Whitney Awards. Because of her selfless service to fellow authors through assistance with critiquing, beta reading and graphic design, she was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the CIR Strong Award, named for late Clean Indie Reads forum member Jessica Strong.
Victorine and her husband have raised their four children in Nebraska. Victorine also does graphic design work in the publishing industry.
Victorine’s book, How to Find Success Selling eBooks, details how she found success, and gives advice to other writers wanting to sell eBooks in the genre fiction market.