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Beauty Dates the Beast: Midnight Liaisons Series, Book 1 | [Jessica Sims]

Beauty Dates the Beast: Midnight Liaisons Series, Book 1

WANTED: Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun - and maybe more. Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan. You: A deliciously curvy virgin who's intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who's open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus. My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer.
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Publisher's Summary

WANTED: Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun - and maybe more.

Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan.

You: A deliciously curvy virgin who's intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who's open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus.

My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Give me a call.

Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.

©2011 Jessica Sims (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Possesses humor and a protective male character similar to those of Katie MacAlister. This will likely be a popular series." (Booklist)

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    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 05-29-12
    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Over...noooo!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beauty Dates the Beast to be better than the print version?

    Didn't try it.


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't going to listen to the book, but everything is a little blah right now, so I gave it a try. The narrator was WONDERFUL and really performed the story (instead of reading it). I got so involved in the story and then it was over. I wouldn't say this is an intense read but a fun summer read. Bathsheba...what a name. The beginning was unpredictable and I didn't know what to think. Specifically, I didn't know who the hero was and who the villan was. Then the story moves into a romance with a murder mystery. It was kind of frustrating when B goes off to save her sister (who acts like a 13 yr old and not a 23 yr old) and didn't take a moment to call and double check that she was actually kidnapped. That is just as irritating as a victim getting into a car and not seeing the bad guy in the back seat in a horor movie. Why didn't you see that coming? Out of the entire book, running off was the most predictable part of the book.I think the ending was left open for a possible sequel which I will most definately get. I love fun reads. And PLEASE KEEP THE NARRATOR! Great production.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy HAWKINSVILLE, GA, United States 05-30-12
    Wendy HAWKINSVILLE, GA, United States 05-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Really Great Story!"
    Would you listen to Beauty Dates the Beast again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to Beauty Dates the Beast again. Well put together story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beauty Dates the Beast?

    Picnic in the snow!


    What about Leah Mallach???s performance did you like?

    She did an great job.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-05-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "Great start to a new paranormal romance series"

    Midnight Liaisons is a Dating Agency for 'paranormals' and Bathsheba works in the office, that is until a VIP shifter client called Beau phones to complain that his date has cancelled but he desperately needs a woman and he likes the sound of Bathsheba. He won't take no for an answer so she is forced to go on her first date for 6 years with life changing consequences.

    I really enjoyed this shape shifter romance novel that has blackmail, murder and interesting likeable and detestable characters. Yes, there were times where you say "don't run, trust him" and her baby sister was very 'needy' but I guess it's all part of the storyline.

    Worth the credit? Yea, I'm happy - it was a good listen.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Jacksonville, NC, United States 06-11-12
    Jeanette Jacksonville, NC, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Fast and Fun..."
    What made the experience of listening to Beauty Dates the Beast the most enjoyable?

    This was a short book for me but it was light hearted and fun...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bathsheba and Beau were fun and I love a sassy H.


    Which character – as performed by Leah Mallach – was your favorite?

    Bathsheba


    Any additional comments?

    If you want something light and just a fun listen this is a good pick...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sam ANTLERS, OK, United States 07-18-12
    Sam ANTLERS, OK, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Clich?? and Unimpressive"
    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time finishing this book. The author tried to portray the main character Bathsheba as a strong will survivor but her actions didn???t fallow that line at all. The first man that forces his way into her life and she basically lets him lead her around like a well-trained poodle. The only time she didn???t mind him was in situations that put her in the same category as those horror movie chicks that go traipsing out in the dark woods when 20 people have already been gutted. The plot line was week and the obstacles that were supposed to make the relationship impossible were over blown. All that could be over looked but the dialog literally made me cringe. There is no man on earth that talks like the Bo. I know that some authors have the male characters say things that women readers would want them to say more so than what a real man would actually say but this just went too far. It was really bad. I will say that there was a cute little twist at the very end but I don???t think it was enough of a cliff hanger for me to suffer through another book in this series.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Igrayne Columbia, MO 12-16-12
    Igrayne Columbia, MO 12-16-12 Member Since 2010

    poodlewoman

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    ""Meh""
    What did you like best about Beauty Dates the Beast? What did you like least?

    The sexual tension between the couple was well done.


    Would you recommend Beauty Dates the Beast to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. There are much better paranormal romances out there.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Could you see Beauty Dates the Beast being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope not.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Pickering, ON, Canada 12-11-12
    Beth Pickering, ON, Canada 12-11-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Amusing, fun and well-told!"
    What made the experience of listening to Beauty Dates the Beast the most enjoyable?

    The great acting and storytelling of Lea Mallach gave me pause. The characters and their relationships were interesting and the plot was fun, well written and full of mischief.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the interesting creatures and the development of their wants and needs alongside a well thought out plot.


    What about Leah Mallach’s performance did you like?

    Where do I begin??!! Each character's intentions were always very clear and the transitions between characters were seamless such that I always knew who was speaking and literally saw the story unfold in my mind's eye. She made great vocal choices for the characters. I think that if Leah had performed the "50 Shades" story, I might have been able to stomach getting through more of it than I did before I gave up and threw it into the fireplace.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It is too long but here goes - "... an accidental adventure into the secret supernatural dating society of New York."


    Any additional comments?

    I will definitely look out for other books written by Jessica Sims and other performances narrated by Leah Mallach.

    Also, please note that since this was my first read of a book in this genre, I resisted the urge to give it all 5 stars in every category, so that I can have somewhere to go for mind-blowing reads or those stories I do not like as much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 11-10-12
    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Well written, but a little predictable"

    I was surprisingly into this book. It caught my attention, pretty much from the very beginning and just kept getting better. The story and characters were very well done.

    The only reason it got 4 stars instead of 5 is that the ending was too predictable -- I figured out who the bad guy was before I was halfway through the book -- and the narrator gets a bit annoying by the end. Her pronunciation of the word 'forward' bugged the snot outta me after a while and she talked like she had a stuffy nose here and there which was just weird.

    I would still recommend this book for people who are fans of paranormal/fantasy romance and do plan on listening to more from the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DB Nashville, TN 02-21-14
    DB Nashville, TN 02-21-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst Narrator in the business"

    I could not get through this book because of the ridiculous voices the narrator portrayed. The male voice was like Mickey Mouse from the deep south. How un-sexy! Sorry but I could not judge the story for the horrific narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Elizabethtown, KY, United States 08-30-13
    Karen Elizabethtown, KY, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2010

    Love to read!

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    "Had potential, but....."

    I personally can't stand weak female characters and this one was one of the worst. I'm sorry, but if a guy drugs and abducts you and your sister, you are going to be unbelievably angry. This girl caved to everyone and had absolutely no backbone. YUCK!!

    The story line was the only thing that kept me from giving this 1 star. It kept me interested, even though I hated the main character the whole time. I will give this author another shot and listen to the next book in the series, but if the female is as bad as this one, it will be my last!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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