Title: Beauty, Inc.
Author: Tara Lain
Narrator: Kale Williams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 6 hours and 5 minutes
Category: Fairy Tale
At a Glance: I’d like to thank Tara Lain for introducing me to Kale Williams. I love how this man has narrated this series. He really does bring the characters to life.
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: Is beauty only skin deep?
Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc. the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.
Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.
Review: Our very own Lindsay did an excellent review of the ebook version of Beauty, Inc., and I agree with her—it’s the best in the series so far.
What I’d like to add is that I found Magnus adorable with his crush on Belle. The man just won me over with his lack of confidence, shyness and why he felt he didn’t deserve any happiness for himself. I almost cried when I found out how he got the scars on his face.
As for Belle, my first impression was that he was a demure geek, but he surprised me. That once he had Magnus to himself, he proved that he was a hot and passionate lover when it came to convincing Magnus that he was quite smitten with him. There are a couple of smoking hot sex scenes that made my drive during my commute a bit distracted.
I’d like to thank Tara Lain for introducing me to Kale Williams. I love how this man has narrated this series. He really does bring the characters to life. And, I hope if the series continues that he’s the man to narrate it.
Beauty, Inc. is a 5 star listen in my audio library!
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