Sunday, December 14, 2014

{REVIEW} Gerard's Beauty by Marie Hall

Title: Gerard's Beauty
Author: Marie Hall
Series: Kingdom #2
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fairy Tale
Publication: July 28th, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★

Betty Hart has had it with men. Jilted in love, her life now consists of shelving books by day, watching too much Anime by night, and occasionally dressing up like a superhero on the weekends with her fellow ‘Bleeding Heart’ nerds. Men are not welcome and very much unwanted. Especially the sexy Frenchman who saunters into her library reeking of alcohol and looking like he went one too many rounds in the ring.

Gerard Caron is in trouble. Again. Caught with his pants down (literally) he’s forced to seek asylum on Earth while his fairy godmother tries to keep Prince Charming from going all ‘Off with his head’. Maybe, messing around with the King’s daughter hadn’t been such a great idea after all, not that Gerard knew the silly redhead was a princess. But his fairy godmother knows the only way to save his life is to finally pair Gerard with his perfect mate, whether he’s willing or not.

From the moment Gerard lays eyes on the nerdy librarian he knows he must have her, but Betty is unlike any woman he’s ever known. He thought Betty would come as willingly to his bed as every other woman before her, but she is a woman who demands respect and even… horror of all horrors… love. Is it possible for a self-proclaimed Casanova to change his ways?
Okay, let me tell you something - I'm absolutely in love with the "Kingdom"-series - the first book about Hatter and his Alice was fabulous but this one? I think I loved it more!

We're all familiar with the story of "Beauty and the Beast", right? And we all know there was this other guy, the villain, that no one really liked or cared about - not even Belle. Well, this book is only about him, Gerard Caron!

And I kind of fell in love with him ... he's a womanizer and there are certain things he's really good at - some of them surprised me because from what we found out about him I didn't think he could do them. And he's a Frenchman, oh god. I loved the little words in french - the nicknames he used for Betty were awesome and in general he's such a handsome and passionate man! I could picture EVERYTHING - yes, everything. Once you read it you'll understand what I'm talking about :D - perfectly in my head!

The story was extremely cute but also hot and awesome and it seemed a bit more ... real? I don't know, but it wasn't the same as in "Her Mad Hatter", where I always knew we're in Wonderland right now. Maybe because Gerard was so normal and had flaws like everyone else.

Betty was also awesome! Very likeable and real - she loves anime and likes to cosplay aaaand she's working in a library! She's also independant and won't let anyone tell her how to live her life. She's just a really cool girl, that I admired a lot! ;)

The ending was beyond perfection and after I finished the book I was so, so happy with everything and how it turned out! Ugh it was sooo good and just amazing! I can't wait to read the next one and who knows? Maybe I'll like it even more than this one? Right now I doubt it. :D


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