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Beauty's Beast (A Dark Romance)

Beauty and the Rose, Book 1
Series: Beauty and the Rose, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Summary

One night changed everything....

Daphne’s a beauty who doesn’t know it. A wallflower blossoming into the belle of the ball. A beautiful lie. My lifelong obsession. Her father stole from me and now I’ll have my revenge.

I’ll steal her away, take her to my castle. Lock her in my tower. Make her a captive to her passions. She’ll crave the one who keeps her. She’ll crave me. I’m the masked phantom in the shadows. The Minotaur in the labyrinth. The danger her father warned her about. More monster than man.

She’s Beauty, and I’m the Beast.

Note: This is a dark romance. It is the first in a trilogy.

©2020 Stasia Black (P)2020 Stasia Black

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Good modern take on the classic story

Would recommend this book to anyone who likes dark romance books. This is a modern take on the original beauty and the beast story. Daphne is a lonely scientist trying to find a cure for the disease that killed her mother. She is at an annual fundraiser for her lab when she is propositioned to meet a secret admirer who has been sending her roses. She goes to meet them but she has been drugged, she then wakes up in a strangers castle. The characters of Daphne and Logan are interesting and you can tell Adam is not all he seems and that her father has been lying to her for years. The story has lots of twists and the dynamic of Dom and Sub is exciting and well written but their chemistry and feelings for each other are more powerful. The voice acting was high quality too. There is a cliffhanger though so be prepared.

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fabulous take

i loved this take it was not only gripping the whole story had that vibe only listening to it brings out. Well voiced, love dual narration.

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Modern twist on Beauty and the Beast

Written as a trilogy with cliffhangers, a modern twist on Beauty and the Beast .......One night changed everything.... Daphne’s a beauty who doesn’t know it. A wallflower blossoming into the belle of the ball.... The books are difficult to put down and are devoured but this review is about the narration This is has two narrators and they do a great job in the story telling. Brian Kelsey-Ann O'Dowd. Brian growls through the book as intended but Ann’s abilities let her carry all the characters and the lion share of the story telling The books are good, and although I thought Brian over growl-ly, this was a great ‘listen’

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This is a great modern take on a classic fairytale

This book is a modern take of the classic fairytale. It’s written very well. The characters are brilliant. I love the innocence of the leading lady. I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next. Great narration, Kelsey has a beautiful tone to her voice that is perfect.

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Sinfully seductive romance!!

This is phenomenal and has a lot of twists and turns throughout. It is packed with adventure, suspense, intrigue, murder, mystery and romance. The story has a lot of colorful and unique characters. This is another fabulous story by Kathleen Brooks. I can’t get enough of her stories. The narrator does a fantastic job with the characters and voices of each character making it easy to distinguish between the characters. He has the right amount of emotions. He also does both female and male voices and does them well. I have read some of her books before and I definitely recommend this book!

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Fabulous

What a fabulously dark and entertaining story, it’s twisted and fun and the perfect book to curl up with and ignore the outside world for the day.

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  • C. Kim
  • 01-05-20

Beware!

This is the first book in a two parter. The first book is great but be warned....I am giving you a ending of book two spoiler! If you like books that end with your main character dying, then go for it. I listen to these for a HEA not tears. I cried for days and was seriously depressed. I have been married for 34 years to the love of my life and all this book did was make me anxious, sad and depressed for days about losing my spouse, my love. Be warned and go for it if this is what you want. I wish someone told me this upfront and I would not have bought this set!

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  • Aunt G
  • 26-03-20

A Dark & Twisted Modern Fairy Tale, Book 1

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Keep in mind that it is book one of a dark romance trilogy so be prepared for a cliffhanger. As the title suggests, this series is a modern twist on the Beauty and The Beast fairy tale. I felt that this was a well crafted, clever and enticing way to kick off this series. The characters are complex, the chemistry hot and the scenes sizzle. An engaging blend of intense emotions, suspense, drama, secrets, tension, twists and steam will quickly capture your attention and leave you craving more when that cliffhanger hits and leaves you gasping and needing the next book ASAP. I thought that the narrators did a terrific job and I felt their voices fit the characters well. This book features dual narration, which for me is always preferred and greatly appreciated. I can't wait for book two.

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  • Cheryl B
  • 29-10-20

Haunting, mesmerizing, sizzling story!!!!!

Beauty’s Beast, an Audiobook by Stasia Black and Lee Savino was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!! Best story and Audiobook EVER!!!!! I’ve wanted to read this story FOREVER and was able to get the Audiobook version. WOW!!!! Just an incredible WOW!!! A romantic, dark, romantic interpretation of Beauty and the Beast, this is the intensely romantic story of Daphne and the The Beast. She is working tirelessly to find a cure for the disease that killed her mother. Then, at a huge event, she is asked to meet someone….who takes her….and keeps her. Neither of them get what they expected….nor do they understand what is happening between them. He is keeping LOTS of secrets. Ends in a major cliffhanger… This story is narrated by Brian Mesler and Kelsey-Ann O’Dowd….and what a duo!!!! They do a FANTASTIC job with these characters, the story, and the emotions woven throughout the book. Phenomenal job!!!! I am volunteering to leave a review for an Advance Reader Copy of this Audiobook.

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  • Lisa G B
  • 29-10-20

Book 1 of 3

This book is like beauty and the Beast. Cliffhanger ending. Daphne is a people pleaser and spends all her time working in the lab for her father's company. Logan is alone and disfigured, and he has kidnapped Daphne and says it's her father's fault. Who can be trusted, can anyone be trusted. Well written and well read. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Dmauritzen
  • 25-10-20

Exciting

This was a interesting adventure. I enjoyed listening to Daphne’s story witch was sad but had lots of ups too. I enjoyed the storyline and meeting all the great characters I am excited to listen to the next chapter. Narration was good.

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  • Donna Warren
  • 25-10-20

Wonderful dark story. Cliffhanger ending

Loved this audio book. The storyline is great and the narrators did an amazing job.

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  • Crystal S.
  • 11-10-20

Dark Beauty & the Beast retelling

I am sucker for fairy tale retellings, especially if they are dark. So naturally Beauty's Beast was on my tbr as soon as I saw it. I have the ebook, but listened to the audio book. Unfortunately I feel like that lessened my experience a little bit. Not because the narrators were bad, they weren't, in fact, they were great for their characters. However, it did reinforce how naive Daphne is. Had I been reading the book, my mind could have adjusted her a bit, but with the audio there was no escaping it and that naivety got on my nerves. The book ends on a cliffhanger, and I'm honestly not sure if I was engaged enough to continue the series.

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  • Maria sackman
  • 11-10-20

dark fairy tale

It put a new twist on beauty and beast and it will get wondering what's next

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  • Paranormal Lover
  • 11-10-20

Beauty’s Beast

Fantastic with wonderful characters and loved this audiobook. Narrators did a fantastic job on this also.

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  • Stephanie Rogers
  • 08-10-20

"Take As Old As Time", With A New Twist!

I've read (and been satisfied by) quite a few of Stasia Black's books, but hearing this story (and a tag team story with Lee Savino at that!) is an auditory feast! And WHAT a story! Daphne's father, desiring to find a cure to the disease that took his wife, has inadvertently made prisons for his daughter and her heart's desire, Derek (now Beast). Derek was disposed of for opposing the corporation's greed while Daphne was sequestered for her scientific knowledge, but socially and sexually stunted to any other interactions. Daphne and Beast do eventually gain a momentary freedom with each other. But making it last without further harming their bruised hearts will challenge them even more. I was not prepared for how well the narrators' voices fit their respective characters. Hearing Daphne's introverted innocence and Beast's thunderous need to regain his life as a man kept me spellbound and present in the unfolding story. I'll have no choice but to continue because I can't imagine finishing the trilogy without hearing them finish their journey!