Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale : A Real Life Fairytale

  • by Jamie Brook Thompson
  • Narrated by Angie Hickman
  • Series: A Real Life Fairytale
  • 1 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There's a tale as old as time of two people falling in love, but what happens when Belle won't have anything to do with it? Join her in this real life fairytale set in the small town of Silver Creek to find out how she'll transform the town's beast into a handsome prince with her heart, not her beautician skills.

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Cute modern twist on a fairytale!

I enjoyed this clean modern twist on Beauty and the Beast. I have listened to other books in the series by Jamie Brook Thompson and found them to be enjoyable. I think that Angie Hickman has a great delivery for these stories. The characters in the story might have some overlap from one book to another, but the focus is on a particular couple for the book. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.
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- Jan

Sweet Modern Beauty and the Beast

This is the second book in the Silver Creek Novella Series, and it's a cute modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Belle is a beautician, and she moved from California to Silver Creek a year ago to take a job in a salon. Belle just doesn't fit in the quaint little town with its judgmental matrons and army of Darth Vader helmet style haircuts. Then she meets Adam, a man the town residents call a Beast, living a reclusive life on the outskirts of town. When she's attacked by Gaston, a loan shark to whom her father owes money, she finds an unlikely rescuer.

Give me more male leads like Adam, what a gentleman! He's a broody, shy, sweet mess of a man, just perfect for Belle to take in hand. Belle as a beautician was a clever little twist on Beauty, and her Kindle full of books made me smile. She was a strong character, a fierce fighter protecting her father, not a damsel in distress. In the end it was her own actions and strength that saved them.

Since this is a novella the love story moved quickly over a few days. Even so, Adam and Belle shared some sweet moments, and I can't imagine anything more perfect that reading Pride & Prejudice snuggled in front of a fire while a handsome man feeds me milkshakes. *sigh*

Angie Hickman is an excellent narrator, she has a young voice that fit this series perfectly. She has a good range of character voices, which made it an enjoyable listen. I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.



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- HeatherY

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2017
  • Publisher: Jamie Thompson