This is my stop during the bookstagram blitz for Beautiful by Leigh Hatchmann. This new standalone fantasy romance book is a sweet and dark modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. An unforgettable tale that will make you question everything you think you know about beauty . . . and the beast.
This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This bookstagram blitz runs from 27 August till 2 September. See the tour schedule here.
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You think you know their story . . .
My life is the envy of women everywhere. I live in a gorgeous mansion, wear expensive clothes, go to A-list parties, and attend a prestigious college.
It is a life of beauty and glamor . . . and all of it is a lie.
Behind closed doors, I am bullied by my cold and powerful father. With no money of my own, I have no choice but to obey him . . .
Until I am attacked, and a half man-half beast intervenes. Kit takes me to his home to heal, where I am immersed in his secret world. As we bond over unexpected experiences and shared interests, my gratitude changes into something that feels as old as time.
I was created for the darkness and, for a while, it controlled me. But I escaped that life and made a new home for myself.
Before Bella crossed my path, I didn’t think happiness was possible But she not only accepts my differences, she offers friendship.
Her gentle and compassionate heart opens me up to those parts within me.
With her, I don’t feel like the beast I have always been labeled.
But the closer we get, the more I wonder if I am truly as human as she believes, and whether the mistakes of the beast can ever be forgiven . . .
When an old enemy resurfaces, Bella and Kit will need to stand firm in their love, face the brutalities of the past, and trust in the beauty that comes from within to make it out alive.
BEAUTIFUL is a sweet and dark, modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast The themes of beauty, strength, redemption, and love shine through in an unforgettable tale that will make you question everything you think you know about beauty . . . and the beast.
You can find Beautiful on Goodreads
“Don’t be afraid. You’re safe with me.”
Well written retelling of Beauty and the Beast. A beautiful, smart, secluded and kept young women escapes and is saved by an outcast “Beast”. A sweet romance with dark patches for both characters. Both come into their own with the help from each other. A different read for me and I enjoyed it.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (August 24, 2020)
ARC provided by author via Lola’s Blog Tours
“Look at me, Bella. There’s more to me than just a human. My size, my strength, my claws, my jaws . . . I could hurt you.”
“I don’t believe that.”
I shook my head and mumbled, “You and Josephine believe too much of me.”
“That’s because we see you for who you are.”
I shook my head. “You don’t. Nobody does . . .”
Pain pulsed through my heart at the conclusion that came. Bella would leave me if she ever found out the terrible things I had done. How could she not? She would never be able to love the real me, the whole me. The beast in me.
This thing between us couldn’t go on. It had been a dream. A dream I had to stop before it became a nightmare.
I turned my back to her again and said, “It’s best for both of us if you leave and don’t come back.”
“Don’t be ridiculous, Kit. I’m not leaving––”
This time, I let the beast go. I spun around and roared . . .
About the Author:
Leigh Hatchmann is a best-selling non-fiction author, international-selling romance author, identical triplet, writing coach, editor, and hot chocolate addict. She uses her postgraduate degree in counseling to create believable, three-dimensional characters. Her certificates in forensic science and forensic anthropology help her to create realistic crime elements in her stories. She is currently completing her master’s degree in writing and has also finished postgraduate study in editing. When not writing, reading, coaching, studying, or enjoying nature, she can be found having fun with her three gorgeous children (plus one laid back dog and one grumpy cat). She is active on social media and encourages readers to interact with her there. She also writes fiction under the pseudonym A.K. Leigh and non-fiction as Alicia Leigh.
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