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3.0 out of 5 starsInteresting interpretation of The Beauty and The Beast
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 20 December 2019
I rate the book at three stars. I have been an avid reader of fiction especially in romance genre. While the book is an interesting take on the famous children's story, there are a few things that stand out as odd. The first half of the book is devoted to the character development of the heroine. In this half, though situationally she is forced to live with, tolerate and engage with the ruthless, brooding and silent hero, the plot doesn't give the readers enough meet for her to hold on to the arrangement. We would hav preferred if the heroine would have seen, heard or experienced something more to hold on to the "goodness within" idea for the hero. Other than his interaction with the housekeepers and his sister's, there is nothing to entrust her with the fact that he is deeply a good person beneath a hard exterior. Second half of the story was great where the hero took the initiative to finally shed his inhibitions and pursue the heroine. All in all, worth a read.