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Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he's dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.

Thaddeus knows he should have sent the girl away instead of allowing her into his home. Now she's asking questions he can't answer. And the more time they spend together, the more he wishes he could pull her close and kiss her. But he can't afford to do that. Beautiful Aribelle could never love a beast.

Falling for the Beast is a sweet romance.

©2017 Victorine E. Lieske (P)2017 Victorine E. Lieske

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not my favorite

I'm a huge beauty and the beast fan, so when I saw this one I was excited. It became a bit of a let down. It followed the mold but didn't have much substance to it making it fall flat.

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A nice twist

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he's dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.

Thaddeus knows he should have sent the girl away instead of allowing her into his home. Now she’s asking questions he can’t answer. And the more time they spend together, the more he wishes he could pull her close and kiss her. But he can’t afford to do that. Beautiful Aribelle could never love a beast.

MY TAKE
This is very much a modern twist on Beauty and the Beast, and I loved the twist part of it. If you're familiar with the original story, you'll know generally how the story will progress, including a dance in a ballroom in ball-appropriate clothing. But, I love the story of being able to love the inside of a person, and this story does that really well. I connected with both love interests and I especially liked seeing his growth.

The ending is also a little different which is a nice change. The only thing that really stretched my ability to suspend belief was the resolution with the bad guy. So I took off a little for that.

I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator was adequate.

4 1/2 stars

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Decent Story, Hard To Listen To

Over all the story was okay, but the reader totally threwt. She makes Aribelle sound whiny and clingy by ending each sentence on a high note. And her voice for Thaddeus is grating.I had a hard time finishing the book, even at just over 5 hours.

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A fairytale twist

This was a fun twist on a classic! Although there was no cute little teacup or anything it was still a very entertaining story!
The male lead character was able to heal other people although when he did he took on their wounds. That made me think of Jesus did for us.

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:5

The narrator's voice for the male lead was a little weird but it didn't take away from the story.

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Loved it!

This story tugged at heart. Thaddeus was a a man that took others pain and healed them. Mean while falling in love with his housekeeper Belle. She discovers his secrets and she loves him despite his scars. He doesn’t think he can ever have Belle. But they work things out.
I was hooked from the beginning. Not only because it kept my attention, it was well written and a clean romance. Also a very good author. Good job!

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Terrible narrator

This may or may not be a great book. I just can't get past the narrator's voice for the male lead. It is terrible! Doesn't sound like a man's voice at all.

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Fun book!

I enjoyed this book! Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to more in this series from Victorine Lieske!

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Lovely

If you could sum up Falling for the Beast in three words, what would they be?

Super fun story.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the twist on the beast's spell.

Have you listened to any of Karin Allers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She is a super reader/narrator. I love all the acting she puts in while she's going along. That is the most important thing to me as a listener. I did have a hard time with letting my imagination take over with the voice of the beast this time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the story around the puzzle.