Thursday, January 18, 2018

Finding Beauty in the Beast by Jessilyn Peaslee {Blog Tour Review}

Finding Beauty in the Beast 
by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
Paperback, 263 pages
Published January 9th 2018 by Sweetwater Books
Princess Rose's fiery temper has kept every potential suitor away...until now. After being spurned and humiliated for the last time, the princes forces every eligible man to present a gift to her under pain of death. The man who brings her the best gift will be chosen as her husband.

When Corbin presents his gift, he hopes that his simple offering will keep him safely overlooked. All he wants is to return to his quiet life as a blacksmith away from forbidding castles and beastly princesses. But love works in mysterious ways, and it all starts with a rose...
My Review: 5 Stars
I love fairy tales, especially Beauty and the Beast. It's especially fun when the characters are gender swapped and that's the case in this story. Corbin is a blacksmith and his simple gift is accepted by the princess, otherwise known as the Beast, which causes the world as he knows it to turn upside down. 
I love how the characters are really portrayed in a realistic way--not just the vague fairy tale way--but in a way that really makes them three dimensional and like real people. Their stories each unfolded in a way that played on emotion and really made me care about what happened to them and the way it happened. I love great journeys of self-realization and growth and combined with a sweet romance and fun plot, this one is going on record as a favorite retelling of this story.

There are enough twists and appearances by Peaslee's previous books characters that this story can stand on its own, while still delivering the beloved elements that make B&B a favorite of many.
Content: mild romance
*I received a copy, which had no influence on my thoughts and opinions*
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1 comment:

  1. this sounds wonderful, I too love that the characters are gender reversed.