Olivia thought meeting her favorite author would be a fairy tale come true.
Declan Hart was supposed to be what dreams were made of - insanely handsome, wealthy, and a man who could make her melt with the stroke of a keyboard.
But Declan isn't the man Olivia thought he was. While most authors would kill to have his success, the envy ends there.
Declan Hart is broken. Scarred. A ghost of the man he once was.
Olivia Evans is the last person he wants to let in, but time is ticking, and Declan only has so long before he runs out of it.
One book could change his fortune, but this woman could change his life
©2016 Vanessa Booke (P)2016 Vanessa Booke
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
Steamy, Suspenseful, and Heartwarming!
I liked Declan's character was a popular romance author.
Declan! Gary did a fantastic job with the narration. He's has a great voice, and really delivered on the steamy sultry scenes.
Absolutely! At four and half hours long, it was easy to listen to this story all in one sitting. Between the plot, and narration, it held my attention, and I never pushed pause.
This book ranks well above the average for romance novels I've listened to on Audible. Author Vanessa Booke is an extremely skilled wordsmith!
Let's be honest here...from the moment Gary Furlong started talking I was hooked. I could listen to him read just about anything. His voice was seductive without being distracting.
Well I don't want to give too much away, but there's a point where Declan jumps into the pool and the description of the scene is perfection.
Filthy things live in all of us.
This book was such a delicious story that had an actual plot and story line. There are so many books that are sexy and hot, but no real story there. This one had it all! I plan on listening to this again!
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
♥ This is a familiar tale told by and written for adults. Vanessa Booke has created a wonderful and hot twist on the fairytale we all remember.
♥ Our 'Beast' is Declan Hart, an erotic romance author. Before becoming disfigured in a fiery car crash after a night of passion and drunk driving, Hart was the most devastating, beautiful man to exist. Now he has become a recluse with writer's block
♥ Our 'Beauty' is Olivia, a woman struggling to get by, after the loss of her mother and the confinement of her father who has Alzheimer's. She works as a copy editor. She is typically assigned her bosses responsibilities by her boss. This includes editing the work of Declan Hart.
♥ After Declan breaks a series of deadlines, Olivia's boss sends her from New York to Las Vegas to oversee Declan. Her job is to ensure that his latest novel is done on time.
♥ What will happen when Olivia meets our 'Beast?' Will the meddling housekeeper have any impact on her reclusive employer once Olivia arrives?
♥ I recommend listening to this wonderful new/old story, if you are a romantic at heart. However, if strong language and mature situations turn you off, you may be disappointed. This is not for the faint of heart or easily offended by swear words and erotica.
♥ If you fall into the first group, this is a simple and hot listen!
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Top 20, Gary does such a great job and the story is so very well written.
The love story, the beauty and the beast concept. Beauty really is only skin deep, and I loved how it showed how that applied to them both. She may not be the standard beauty in everyone's eyes, but she was for him, and she too saw his beauty.
Yes I have and I'm starting my own little fan club, I love his work and I look for books that he narrates because I know they will be wonderful. I hope he stays on for the rest of the series, he has great range and draws the listener in.
A Filthy Beast That You Will Love
I'm really looking forward to the rest of this series, and I do hope that Gary Furlong stays on board. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review
The title definitely fits the content of this book. Declan and his writing was filthy to the core in the best way.
It was a wonderfully hot adaptation of a classic. I was imagining parts of the classic while reading this modernized version and I was not disappointed.
This is a first for me by Gary Furlong, but he is definitely someone I will be looking out for in the future. It seems he has a bit of an accent that I like at lot.
The reaction I was having to this book should not be put into words. Let's just say that my husband was very happy with the outcome.
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
I am a lover of books just becoming a lover of audio.
The narration was excellent. The story was okay for me. I get that people feel compelled to use certain words for impact but sometimes too much is too much. C*nt seems to be a favorite word of this author. After so many times, it took away from the story for me. Having said that, the story is called Filthy Beast and that's just what he is. It ends in an HEA and was a pleasant listen.
Yes, This is a great twist to the whole beauty and the beast fairytale.
Gary does a amazing job with this book. I just love his accent and I could listen to him all day.
I loved when he takes off after her.
This is a great book about a Man who was in a accident and has scares and a woman who sees him for his inter beauty. It is a fairytale romance that is definitely swoon worthy.
I was gifted a copy of this book by the publisher, narrator or author in exchange for my unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
Superb! Amazing! Incredible! Fantastic!
You feel bad for the ways of bad boy Declan however one incident changes his life. He doesn’t do well with the changes in fact he becomes a recluse. When Oliva is sent to help him or lose her job, she didn’t expect to fall for Declan. You will smile and cheer Olivia on as her determination and strength try to win Declan over. What she didn’t know is that Declan had to fight his own inner battles. Just when things were going great, things of course had to take a turn. I felt for Oliva having to cope with her dad as this is one of the hardest things that you have to handle. After having a grandfather and grandmother pass away with Alzheimer’s and dementia, I could connect with the feelings that Oliva felt and the struggles she went through. You had to feel for the unfortunate turn of events for Declan yet you get a glimpse of the man that he was inside. The side that most people never got to see. The way that Declan interacts with the boy from the plane was touching. It made you smile and you remember there are still good people out there that care for others and not just themselves.
This book left me wanting more. I absolutely loved it! It has a great unique plot, characters that you connect with and love, and smooth flowing writing. I loved how the book changed from Oliva’s POV to Declan’s POV. You really could see what each was thinking and how they felt. It added to the story and really helped you connect with the characters.
The story loosely follows the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. It has the same message as B&B but it is its own story. It does not feel like a fairy tale when reading. You will read things and think “oh that is similar to B&B” yet it is different. I loved how Vanessa incorporated the B&B into the story smoothly while creating a whole new story. I liked how StoneHaven publishing was weaved into the story which connected her series.
If you have listened to any of Vanessa’s books you will not be disappointed in this one. If you have not listened to any of her books, get started with this one. It is so good that you will be hooked and want to grab all the rest of her books. I highly recommend this book.
I have heard two books now by Gary and this book is by far the best! He does a fantastic job with the voices of the characters. You can really get a sense of what the characters are feeling at that moment. I will definitely listen to more books with Gary doing the voices.
“Filthy Beast: Filthy Fairy Tales, Book 1” is a modern and erotic spin on Beauty and The Beast with the beast being a bitter, beast of a man named, Declan. A very successful writer, now with writer’s block for the better part of a year, Declan is tortured by a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of his wife. The publishing house sends Olivia to his home. Olivia is not only a total fan of Declan’s work, but she has also secretly been his editor at the publishing house for quite some time. Olivia has been told in so many words that her job is riding on getting Declan back on track so she can’t just accept Declan’s initial dismissal of her.
Author Vanessa Booke fills the pages of her novel with plenty of passion and chemistry between Olivia and Declan as well as scorching hot sex. Narrator Gary Furlong does a wonderful job tackling Ms. Booke’s material. “Filthy Beast: Filthy Fairy Tales, Book 1” is a strong entry in this series. I can’t wait to see what fairy tale is retold next. Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.
I am a chronic binge listener and enjoy paranormal romance, MC, science fiction, historical fiction and more
A famous, sexy, arrogant and man-whore author, Declan Heart, has a life changing event and ends up locked up in his house for 2 years. His writing has suffered so his publishers send an editor to help push his writing along.
Olivia is a hard working woman who loves books. Her main goal is earning enough money to pay for her fathers medical care but she is a huge fan of Declan’s and loves editing his work. When she shows up in Vegas, he won't see her and tells his housekeeper to send her away. She ends up staying at his mansion but never sees him. I’ll leave the rest for you to discover on your own :)
I enjoyed the narrators performance, especially his sexy Declan voice.
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