The Beastly Princess : Cowboy Fairytales

  • by Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by Lara Asmundson
  • Series: Cowboy Fairytales
  • 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From a USA Today best-selling author comes book four in the Cowboy Fairytales series.
Her scars frighten everyone away.
Crown Princess Eloise is used to tabloid headlines calling her a monster and touting her fiery temper. The headlines are true, after all. Although an automobile accident years ago scarred her and stole her dreams, she still has a responsibility to her people. So when her dying father demands she show the media a softer side, she can't refuse. The problem is she doesn't have a softer side. Add a cowboy that sees the woman beyond the scars and Eloise finds she can't hide anymore.
Pro bull-rider Cody Austin was only supposed to be in Glorvaird to stand up in his buddy's wedding. But when he ends up a temporary prisoner in the castle, things take a serious turn. He finds himself drawn to the crown princess, drawn even to the emotional scars that she works so hard to hide. The more time they spend together, the more he sees the true princess behind the walls she has so carefully constructed.
But when Cody's uncle falls desperately ill and Cody must return home, will the princess continue on in kindness, or return to being a beast?
The Beastly Princess is a contemporary western retelling of he Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.


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Lacy Williams Does it Again!!

The Beastly Princess is the 4th book in the Cowboy Fairytales Series by Lacy Williams. I have listened from the beginning, so this is also my 4th listen, as well as my 4th review, from the series. Lara Admundson is the narrator for the books, and she does a great job! Her voice is controlled, she keeps a good pace, has nice volume, and even sounds Princess-like to me with her sweet-sounding voice. :-)

You can read my other reviews on Audible regarding this series if you want to hear more about each book, the author, and the narrator individually. For fear of sounding repetitive, this one will not be as long as the other three reviews....ok so I just finished writing my review and came back to this paragraph. I swear I tried to not make it so long...I failed...oopsie! :-)

I think in one of my earlier reviews I stated that you wouldn't necessarily have to start at the beginning of the series to get an idea of what was going on. I feel differently now, being that this is the 4th book. You will want to have some background before listening to The Beastly Princess, in my opinion. Knowing who everyone is and having a better understanding of the families will prevent you from feeling lost when a character is introduced. I may have been a bit confused if I read this one without reading the others because I wouldn't have the same appreciation of all of the characters and their relationships with one another. Plus, you will want to start at the beginning anyway because books in a series are always better when you do!!

Each book is short enough to listen in one sitting, if you choose to do so. This is what I like most about them, actually. They are short, sweet, and make you feel good at the end because they all have HEA endings. Another thing I like that the author does is gives the listener a glimpse into the next book. This is what has kept me reading the series! She pulls you in just enough for you to get hooked, and then....well, then it ends and I go buy the next one! :-) Also at the end of each book she includes a secret "surprise" for you, so make sure you listen all the way through to the end of the story!

I recommend this clean series for teens through adults. They are well written and narrated, and I'm sure you will enjoy them all as much as I have! Thanks for reading my review! :-)
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- tarafarah7: Tara Brown "I'm in my 18th year teaching Spanish and English Literature and Composition. I love to travel and learn about different cultures! I❤Audible!"

Loved This Tender Story!

Where does The Beastly Princess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites!

What other book might you compare The Beastly Princess to and why?

I'm not sure. It is similar to the others in the series, in that it has to do with nobility. However, what I loved about this story is how unlovable Eloise believes she is due to her scarring, yet to Cody she is beautiful and worth getting to know.

Have you listened to any of Lara Asmundson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, she has done a great job in all of these Cowboy Fairy Tales.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Cody touches her scars. When he repeatedly tells her she is beautiful.

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- Britt98

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2016
  • Publisher: Lacy Williams Books