A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he’s a grump with a secret and an extra room…can love find a way?
Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.
Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places – the local library.
But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.
Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?
In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec is a beauty and the beast retelling that combines a grumpy bouncer, a stripping librarian, and more humor than you can imagine.
I loved fairy tale retellings, and the naughtier edge to this one had me intrigued! Belle is in a bit of a jam. Kicked out of her father’s basement, she doesn’t have anywhere to live and the city is threatening to close her library to top it off! She is also part of a company with her two friends, the Naughty Princess Club, where they dress as princesses and strip. Only Belle’s turn it up, and it just might be the ticket to finding her feet.
To say this story line is original is a gross understatement! How could I say no to that blurb?? Exactly. I couldn’t. This was filled to the brim with humor and even though it felt a bit overdone at times, I was enchanted by this cast of characters.
Then there’s our beast, Vincent. He starts coming into Belle’s library and though he’s grumpy and growly, there’s something about him that makes Belle want to be a little bad. But our beast has secrets that could keep him from his happily ever after.
I really liked how this was Belle’s story, first and foremost. She’s growing up, looking to live out loud, all the while taking chances and Beast is the man caught in her web. Prepare to be entertained! I’m excited to see what the third installment in the series will bring about.
*I voluntarily reviewed an arc via the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Michaelene for The Librarian’s Corner.*