E.D. Walker's The Beauty's Beast is a unique and tender adaptation of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. The book's blurb provides an excellent summary of the story, so I won't repeat it here. I thought it was rather intriguing to have the "beast" as a werewolf trapped in his wolf form because of the betrayal of his wife. While living as a wolf, Gabriel can not talk to the other characters, but the author cleverly lets him speak to the reader through his inner thoughts. I love how Kathryn knew he was more than just a wolf from the moment she looked into his very human blue eyes. They formed a strong connection, and Kathryn loved and cared for him even though he was a beast.
This was a very romantic story, but it was a bit too mild for my taste. As a personal preference, I like some heat to my romances these days. Of course, the fact that Gabriel was in wolf form for most of the book definitely hindered anything physical between the two lovers!
The plot moved quickly, and it focused on Kathryn's struggle to have Gabriel hold on to the last of his humanity, while thoughts of revenge on his wife threatened to destroy him. Kathryn was racing against time to change him into a man again before the beast took over his mind as well.
The Beauty's Beast was a beautifully written story, and it will appeal to readers looking for an old-fashioned, enchanting fairy tale. I liked it, so I'm giving The Beauty's Beast 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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