“LOVING AN UGLY BEAST by Danielle Monsch is an interesting Regency Historical Romance. Magic turned a scarred man into a beautiful man but at what cost? Will his beloved Nissa still love him when the scars are gone? Follow Benton and Nissa's story in "Loving an Ugly Beast", a re-telling of "Beauty...”see full review » see other reviews »
“LOVING AN UGLY BEAST by Danielle Monsch is an interesting Regency Historical Romance. Magic turned a scarred man into a beautiful man but at what cost? Will his beloved Nissa still love him when the scars are gone? Follow Benton and Nissa's story in "Loving an Ugly Beast", a re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast". Nissa loves Benton scars and all, no matter what but not all scars are visible. An interesting tale of magic, passion and love. Fast paced, quick read! Fairy Tales just may come true after all. I enjoyed these two characters flaws and all. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.
HEAT RATING: MILD
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More”
“Loving an Ugly Beast by Danielle Monsch was cute, spicy, funny and warm, all while teaching a lesson about believing in true love and accepting yourself as worthy of love! Nissa is a plain spinster/teacher with a heart of gold. Benton is a huge, powerfully built, yet terribly scarred and reclusive man. Their mutual attraction is obvious to everyone, except each other. Enter the saucy little Fairy Godmother, granting Benton’s wish to be as handsome and as perfect as he thinks Nissa deserves. Of course, there is a catch-he must never reveal he is Benton or his wish will disperse. As Byron, he is charming, handsome and sought after, but he only has eyes for Nissa, who is slowly warming up to him.
When something terrible happens to Nissa, Byron must risk all to save and protect the woman he loves. What he discovers is that Nissa has a dark secret lurking in her past that could change everything!
Although short on words, this tale is long on personality and sparkle for all of us who love a good old-fashioned, enchanted romance with lots of love and a happy ever after. This edition was provided by NetGalley and Romantic Geek Publishing in exchange for my honest review!”
“I needed some fresh air from what I usually read, I love dark, sexy stories and I don't hide that my favorite genres are PR, Erotica, Romantic Suspense, and some Romance, but sometimes I like to wonder off to other realms.
From the author Danielle Monsch comes a book that in one sentence could be described as " the beauty is in the eye of the beholder". A sweet historic romance set in the country, where tortured souls try to start fresh and have their happily ever afters.
Known as Beast in his village for both his size and multitude of scars, Benton long ago resigned himself to a life without love and was content with his solitary existence, until Nissa entered his life.
Nissa is no beauty, plain, she came to the village three years ago to start a fresh new life. After her friend Benton disappears and a new man arrives at the village, handsome, charming, and with the intent on courting her, the peace she so hard claimed for her life is gone.
A fairy godmother gives Benton his greatest wish, to be a beautiful man and not a beast, and now is the time for Nissa to fall in love with him. But scars are not always visible and the fact that Nissa's past is a tortuous one may it destroy the chance of happiness for both of them ...
Almost like a fairy tail, we're swept away into magic land were fairy godmothers still grant wishes to those that have a troubled soul and help them find their true love.
The main characters are two troubled souls, with scars sometimes visible, sometimes not, but filled with kindness and love for each other.
Benton is susceptible to what others around him think and Nissa is wary of people who are beautiful because beauty can only bring pain and sorrow.
I loved Benton's character and the way he developed through out the story, always having Nissa's back and safety in mind.
On the other hand, Nissa was the sweetest woman, passionate, strong, brave, and never giving up on Benton.
This one is quicky but for a short story very satisfying.
The book is for all that love an historical romance with lots of love and enchanted worlds with happy ever afters.
Published on February 14th., 2013 by Romantic Geek Publishing
ARC acquired through NetGalley for an honest review