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Beauty and the Billionaire

A Dirty Fairy Tale
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ruthless bastard. White knight. But I just call him “Boss”. 

Thomas Goldstone. A man of a billion-dollar deals in custom-tailored suits, he demands more than your best. He’s scary. Driven. Haunted by inner demons that have taken him to the brink. But beneath the arrogant, controlling facade lies a heart of gold. It makes me want to solve him one growly, messy piece at a time. To be the only one who sees the truth of the man.

But I’m...me. A pink-haired, anime-loving, data-crunching geek with an office in the basement of Goldstone HQ. My chances with the big boss? Statistically insignificant.

His burning gaze and clenched jaw say otherwise though. They give me hope and ignite a flame so hot, my glasses fog up. 

I shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. Shouldn’t tempt the beast upstairs. Shouldn't keep wondering...do fairy tales really come true?

©2019 Lauren Landish (P)2019 Lauren Landish

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What a beast!

Anything beast related and I want to listen to it. Lauren Landish has created Thomas Gladstone, wealthy business man, all business all the time, hard exterior...beast. When he sees Mia, one of his employees, he is captivated, but what she brings to him, is totally unexpected. Mia is a data analyst, video gamer and animae lover, in other words geeky girl. Her attraction to "Tommy" is strong and it's not about his money. When I started this story, I expected the typical format of the original fairy tale. Landish gives a little of that, but I found the emotion, heartache and growing love so much deeper that it drifted me away from my stereotype. We get a good look inside Thomas, the psychological trauma to a young child and the effects it has on a person as they grow. It's beautifully written, includes steamy love scenes, a little mystery and the growth of a wonderful relationship. I loved the listen.

Narrated from 3 points of view, we have an extremely talented team bringing this dirty fairy tale to life. Carly Robins is amazing, giving Mia that geeky feel in the beginning and a loving, supportive partner. Lance Greenfield is a perfect choice for Thomas. His raspy, alpha sound gives Thomas that authoritative growl, yet he has the ability to tone him down to the hurt and vulnerable man he is. Tor Thom as Blackwell has that sinister baritone. You can hear the evilness and plotting in the inflection of his voice. I can't wait to see what he will do next with Isabel!

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Loved it!

The book sucked me in! I stayed up all night listening to the entire thing. Thomas & Mia are hot and sweet. Get. This. Book!

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Holy Fairy Tale

Mia and Thomas are a fresh take on a tale as old as time. Mia is not your typical girl next store. She is more comfortable in from of her screens than the average person. She likes her bunker filled with monitors and code, but her beast of a boss just keeps infiltrating her thoughts. It may not be the best idea in her pink little head, but she’s got a yearning to get inside his castle.

Narration- The amazingness cannot be articulated with how great the narration is. I read the book, but the audio was on a whole other level of fire. There are certain scenes that are definitely NSFW and they even made my phone sweat a bit.

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Exciting Story!

This one had me from the first and kept me there to the very last word! Tor Thom narrated Blackwell and I can’t wait to hear more of his work. His deep voice played Blackwell to perfection. Lance Greenfield gave a super performance of Thomas and Carly Robins was spot on. They were all great and they brought this hot story to life. It was just like watching a movie in my ears!

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wow just wow well worth the credit or the money.

wow just wow well worth the credit or money. Grabbed me at that the start and wouldn't let me go.

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Great Story!

I loved listening to Beauty & the Billionaire! Lauren Landish wrote a great story with a twist. I loved all three narrators too. They put so much emotion into the story. Thomas Goldstone runs a large company & most people are afraid of him. Mia Karakova works in data analysis & market trends in the basement of his company. Everyone thinks that she is nerdy & weird. Thomas knows that she is the one to help with some big projects. She is not one to stand down to anyone either. There is chemistry between them right off the bat. Thomas has his own demons that he battles on a daily basis. Can Mia help him with that? Also who is out to get him? There is so many emotions in this book. I can't wait for the next story in the series.

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Loved This Book!!!

Beauty and the Billionaire by Lauren Landish is another awesome book from this author. Thomas a billionaire with demons and Mia a nerdy data analyst make for an amazing story of suspense, pain, romance and healing that will not let you put the book down. I really loved this book and highly recommend it.

The narration was awesome and after reading the book, listening made it even better.

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Beauty of an story

I have to say Lauren really knows how to write a gripping love story that has it all . There are always a little bit of an odd ball in her stories that makes them realistic . This one is no exception. Love how she knows how to grab a listeners mind and attention and they can’t put the story down till the end . Lauren always has a purpose or supporting cause to her stories and this one is no different.
Hero is Thomas. Heroine is Mia .
Mia works at the basement of the company with filing cabinet that you can’t see anything else . Mia doesn’t need to interact with anyone unless she wants to . Mia can dress however she likes and she does , love how Lauren has the imagination to write like that .
Mia is pulled into an assignment that puts her in a Thomas path .

Thomas is a hurting soul , he has been abused by his dad . He is near his breaking point. Until he is saved by Mia There is instant attraction between Mia and Thomas that leads to some fun and naughty stuff Little does Mia realize that she was the medicine that Thomas needed.
Meanwhile while Mia and Thomas are saving the company, there is a man in the shadows trying to destroy everything

The narrators are great , Carly was great her voice is smooth and has the right excitement for her character. Both Lance and Tor Thom was so smooth doing their parts like a good glass of Rye . All a Three narrators have strong and clear voices

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Beauty tames the Beast

Fantastic audio. Lance, Carly, and Tor brought these characters to life and made the entire journey enjoyable. I could listen to Lance 24/7.

Lauren Landish wrote a fantastic story that rocked me to my core. There is so much emotion in these characters as well as mystery lurking in the background. Thomas Goldstone is known as a monster, he runs his billion dollar company with an iron fist and expects perfection out of all his employees. His past has made him into the cold, lonely, man he is or what he portrays on the outside and he doesn't see any changes in his near future. Along comes Mia Karakova, perky, quirky, genius data analyst that works for Thomas. With her dyed pink hair and loud music and her obsession with anime and video games she goes through life to the beat of her own drum. Tomas is fascinated with Mia and must have her but the voice in his head reminds him he isn't worthy of her love. Is Mia strong enough to tame the beast? Can she find out who is trying to hurt Thomas and ruin his business?

This book is a replay on an old fairy tale but in a revised sexy way. In some ways Thomas is a beast but he is so much more and I fell for him immediately. Mia is amazing, she is her own person and lives life to its fullest even though she has suffered her own hurts in the past. She shows Thomas there is more to life than he has allowed himself and he gives his all to her.

This is definitely a 5 star audio and book and I highly recommend it.

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Fairy tales can come true

Mia Karakoram, computer geek, data analyst guru who is employed by the Beast self made billionaire Thomas Goldstone. Thomas has haunting demons, but finds a soft spot for Mia and her healing, loving, charismatic ways.
This story has intrigue, espionage, suspense and steamy hot sex scenes. Most of all was the healing love geeky Mia instilled in her often misunderstood Tommy.
Tor Thom thank you for sharing this wonderful story, along with Lance Greenfield and Carly Robins fantastic narration.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 03-02-19

Wowwwwww😯😯😯

How these two found each other and some how heal each other ..what worries me is how this mystery’s man is still out for blood and I’m afraid that someone he loves will be hurt ??? Definitely looking forward to more .. 💜💕💜💕💜