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After the sudden death of her father, Ruby Atwood is forced to drop out of college to care for her younger brother. Deep in debt and on the verge of desolation, Ruby resorts to some shady dealings on the streets of New Orleans in order to put food on the table for her small family. Until one night, in a dark alley, she discovers a hideous beast she could never have imagined in her darkest nightmares.
Cloaked in darkness, the Beast prowls the back alleys of New Orleans, lonely, savage, and bereft of hope, his demon clawing at him. With the man responsible for his curse now dead, the Beast seeks out the only other person who can satisfy the demon within - the man's daughter, Ruby Atwood.
Trapped, with nowhere to run, Ruby quickly realizes she must use her wits to stay alive or face certain death at the hands of a monster. But the more she tries to escape, the more she is drawn to the Beast. Desire and fear clash, creating an unforgettable story of hope, trust, and a love found only in fairytales...
©2017 Ditter Kellen (P)2017 Ditter Kellen
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By AudioBook Romance on 09-02-17

Great modern day retelling of Beauty & the Beast!

Great modern day retelling of Beauty & the Beast!

I've always loved Beauty & the Beast, and find it hard to pass up a retelling of it. This modern take on my favorite classic, has the supernatural elements we are familiar with mixed into the real life scenarios of New Orleans.

Lincoln, aka The Beast, was cursed in the womb by an angry witch practicing black magic voodoo. I was very angry at this because he was being punished for the sins of his father, so not fair! He really wants to break his curse but feels revenge will be his only solace.

Ruby, aka Beauty, finds her family's secrets run darker than she ever suspected. Her issues keep piling up until she is forced to make a deal with the devil in an effort to not lose all she holds dear.

There is a riddle, a rose, and furry hunky goodness, oh my! If you like Beauty and the Beast, you will not be disappointed.

This is my first read by Ditter Kellen, and I want more! I love the writing with the twists and turns, and the secondary characters and a wolf named Satan are super adorable. I look forward to reading more titles by this author.

Johnny Mack Does a fantastic job narrating this story. There are many characters that span many ages and he pulls it off with relish! Everyone has a distinct voice and it's easy to get lost in the story. Sadly my favorite is only used a small amount in the end. Transformed Lincoln sounds HOT!

5 of 5 stars!

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By TinkerMel on 07-29-17

cute title, great book!

I totally love this book! this is my favorite fairly tale, and I have read a few "adult versions" of it. I have only like two. This being my 2nd one I have liked!
Ditter did a amazing job with the back story, and bonding us to the characters. plus there are a few really good steamy parts in it to seal the deal :)
This will be a book I keep on my phone to re listen to.
well done!

One of the biggest obstacles reading a book via Audible is liking the reader's voice. This narrator was great! and had great voice for the beast!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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By J. T. on 06-22-17

Brilliant take on the beauty and the beast theme

I am a big fan of Ditter Kellen already and she has created another fantastic story that was really enjoyable to listen to. I love the twist on the beauty and the best tale and the voice of Johnny Mack just brings the beast to life.

Definitely recommend this one

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By B.N on 06-12-17

Confusing

This book didn't live up to the synopsis. Ruby didn't get up to any shady things to save her family, she is bribed by the beast to stay with him, who by the way, only lurks in a dark alley once, not all the time like the synopsis suggests. I feel like the synopsis was misleading.

Also, chapter three completely threw me. It had nothing to do with this story. It was like it was from a whole other book and was put in this book by mistake. It is some guy called Mason talking to his friend on the phone about a guy he likes and then that guy phoning him and arranging a date. Then in the next chapter it goes back to ruby, and Mason is never in the story again. It was weird.

Anyway, beside all this the story was alright, although it could have been better and more detailed.

The narrator was the best part of this story. I liked his beastly voice.

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