Series: Naughty Princess Club #2
Published by Swerve on 06/05/2018
Genres: Romance, Comedy
A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way?
Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.
Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library.
But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.
Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?
I remember the first time I read a Tara Sivec book. It was 2012. I had just re-discovered my love of reading, and Seduction and Snacks had me laughing until I cried and my stomach muscles were sore. That’s not even an exaggeration. My husband kept looking at me like I was crazy. I’ve read a few since then, but it’s been a pretty long time since I picked one up. I don’t know why, but for some reason they stopped appealing to me. I’m basically fluent in sarcasm and her type of humor, but for some reason they just didn’t call to me. Until In Bed with the Beast.
Let’s not even talk about the fact that the cover is freakin’ adorable. The real reason I was intrigued by this book is because it’s a retelling of my favorite Disney movie of all-time, Beauty and the Beast. I’m a sucker for it. So when I got a special email in my inbox inviting me to read an advance copy, the combination of the cover, the story, and the author sold me. And I’m so glad I decided to read it!
I really do love Sivec’s humor. It can be a little over the top at times, but hey, so can I. It’s dirty potty humor that 12-year-old boys would find funny, but I’m damn near 30 and I thought it was hilarious.
And let’s not forget that she can actually write. Beyond the fact that the premise is a little ridiculous (at one point on Goodreads I described it as a cute kind of ridiculous – it’s said with love), and you take out the humor, what you’re left with is still a really sweet and solid story. It was an inventive, modern take on what I consider to be a loveable classic and she made it fun and hilarious!
I’m actually very intrigued by the whole series now and I’m interested in going back to read the first one, though I think the next book is going to be really great. The first book is a Cinderella retelling, and the third looks to be The Little Mermaid.
I think this universe and the storyline that Sivec has invented with this series is really cute. It’s still got heart while being sexy and ultimately a ton of fun to read. It was exactly what I needed after my last read that was quite heavy. It’s also the first book I’ve read in like a year in one sitting. It’s been taking me at least a week to finish a book. I read this one in a day. In Bed with the Beast: for a good time