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The Beauty's Beast by E. D. Walker
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The Beauty's Beast

by E. D. Walker

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I enjoyed reading the book. Five stars!

Given for an honest review. ( )
  LysaJP | Mar 2, 2016 |
I received the book in exchange for an honest review. The story was liked a lot. To see the struggle of the werewolve about how he had to think was very interesting to read. I also saw some similarities to the real world: it is not because someone is a bit different than you are, he should be treated as such. ( )
  Kim10101 | Dec 19, 2015 |
This is one of the sweetest romances I’ve ever read. It’s not the sexy kind that I love from time to time, it was just cute. I enjoyed that about it though. It had a kind of innocence to it that worked well for the story.

If you’re looking for a story with a hot werewolf who transforms occasionally to ravish the heroine, this is not your book. Gabriel is stuck in his wolf form, much like the Beast in the original tale. Also, similar to the original tale, he and Katheryn fall in love while he’s in his wolf form, giving them a relationship based on their personalities, rather than their looks. Though, I guess Gabriel sees her as a human and finds her beautiful. But Katheryn isn’t really meant to be beautiful. It’s like Pride & Prejudice or Jane Eyre. She’s plain, but attractive in the unconventional way that intelligent girls always are in books like this.

If you like Beauty and the Beast and want to read a book with a twist on the tale, this is highly recommended. It’s a very sweet story. ( )
  LauraAshlee | Jan 23, 2013 |
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Lady Kathryn’s father sends her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn't bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, her frustration and loneliness are eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: a wolf he and his hunters have recently captured. What the king doesn't realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife. 

The beast’s uncanny intelligence and human-like behavior convince Kathryn that he is more than what he seems. Resolving to help him, she doesn't count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity and to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill. 

Only Kathryn’s affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when the one who betrayed him returns to court, will Kathryn’s love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?
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Lady Kathryn's father sends her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn't bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, her frustration and loneliness are eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: a wolf he and his hunters have recently captured. What the king doesn't realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife.

The beast's too-knowing eyes and the way he understands and responds to her every utterance convince Kathryn he is more than what he seems. Resolving to restore him, she doesn't count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity and to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill.

Only Kathryn's affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when the one who betrayed him returns to court, will Kathryn's love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?

Praise for The Beauty's Beast:
"...a page-turner fairytale for the adult (or younger!) dreamer....I really enjoyed this tale! All of the main characters get a voice and have problems that they iron out through communication and truth AND in asides outside of the main two characters' issues. Gabriel is, honestly, even more loveable as a wolf as he tries to become the man Katryn believe him to still be (maybe it's the fur?), and I can definitely see myself in Kathryn, a very practical, witty, and compassionate handmaiden to the new queen (i.e. think a more demur, non-glamorous, and 16th Century Jennifer Cruisie heroine). How can you not like a book with a cheeky protagonist and a noble gentle-... were?"
~4 Stars from Night Owl Reviews

"Very well written...I highly recommend this book..."
~5 Tea Cups from Happily Ever After Reviews

Other books by E.D. Walker
*Heir to the Underworld, feuding gods, feral fairies and one normal teenager stuck in the middle just trying to get back to her family

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