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Beast Within

(Beasty #1)

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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  282 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Gabriel Slade runs Hollywood with his gorgeous blue eyes and egregious temper. No one knows that underneath it all is a man with a frozen heart, cursed to become a beast at every full moon. For seven days he has no choice but to roam the earth as a vicious animal, until he meets a woman who can change it all.

Luna Grace has a hatred for everything Gabriel Slade stands for,
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published February 25th 2013 by SideStreet Cookie Publishing LLC (first published February 23rd 2013)
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J.A. Howell
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy a good retelling of old tales in a new light. For that reason, Beast Within intrigued me. Ms. Kemp took the story of "Beauty and the Beast" and made it her own with a modern, sexy, and imaginative twist. There aren't any dancing dishes or singing candelabras in this version and it's certainly not "Disney-friendly" but there are still many nods to the original tale that will keep you smiling when you find them.

Gabriel Slade is a gorgeous, brooding Hollywood hotshot who is cursed to turn
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Jodie
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I'm just going to start off by saying this book was awesome!! I got into it on the first page and read it in one sitting!

The characters were fabulous, and there was no real information dump. Everything seemed to be discovered at the right times. One reveal at a time, one issue at a time. It reminded me a teeny tiny bit of Beauty and the Beast with a whole unique twist and a whole lot more steam & twists and turns.

"Isn't that what got you in trouble the
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Heather andrews
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
It took me until chapter two to get into this book, but when I did I never wanted to let go! I seriously fell in love with Gabe and Luna, and how their first time talking was interesting, entertaining, and I loved it:
"Do you think it would be okay if..." She motioned to the bathroom.
He shrugged when he wanted to laugh. "Why not? It's just a toilet..."
Luna and her thoughts on some things got me laughing and panting at the same time, "Holy Mary mother of Jesus, she almost crossed herself. Each
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Kj Partridge
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful take on The Beauty and the Beast, I fell in love with this story and would recommend it to anyone over 18. I think I have just found yet another author to stalk, Tyffani Clark Kemp reeled me in as quick as a wink and I was hooked forever. Yep, the story is just that good! I would like to thank Tyffanni Clark Kemp for giving me this book to read and review, it was a fantastical read. I am not going to talk about the book, please go buy it, it is only .99, and become a fan ...more
Andi Plouffe
Dec 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
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I'm just going to start off by saying this book was awesome!! I got into it on the first page and read it in one sitting!

The characters were fabulous, and there was no real information dump. Everything seemed to be discovered at the right times. One reveal at a time, one issue at a time. It reminded me a teeny tiny bit of Beauty and the Beast with a whole unique twist and a whole lot more steam & twists and turns.

"Isn't that what got you in trouble the
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Ange from Cover to Cover Book Blog
I have always loved Beauty and the Beast growing up in the Disney world. It is a tale as old as time but this book changes the tale with a twist that almost knocked me off of my seat! I loved this book. Gabe (the beast) is one you love to hate and hate to love. He is arrogant and bull headed. What good book boyfriend isn't though? Luna, I loved her. She's a strong and independent woman that won't simply lay down in Gabe's bed as others would have easily done.

I adored reading the tango that Gabe
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Toni
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Originally posted at My Book Addiction

Luna despises Gabriel, even though she’s never met him. He’s a celebrity and she feels disdain toward all celebrities, as she thinks they share one common distinguishing trait — they are all egotistical asshats. Her roommate Cadie, whom she met through a roommate service a few years prior, drags her to a party and it just so happens to be Gabe’s annual event. Gabe feels an immediate attraction to Luna, of course, and so the whirlwind begins. Gabe isn’t the
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Debra
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifter-love-x5
It's always great when you pick up a book with no expectations and then get blown away. This was a wonderful mixture of the dark side of a shifter Beast Gabe, and the light that a woman can bring to the torchard soul, Luna. I loved her name. The development of the people in the story was wonderful. I really enjoyed the butler Devonshire,and Mrs Stone, Michael and of coarse Cadence and Elmo. They all bought such a variety of personalities and where such a huge part of making this book ...more
Amber Jones
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think Beauty and the Beast is a favorite of many of us, and we all wish we could find our own Prince although
preferably without having to go through the beast part. This is a wonderful spin on this tale, that has you
caught up in its so ell from the very first page and doesn't let you go until the final word, and while this is a
sort of happy for now you know there is more to come.
Loved the character of Luna, as heroine who can take care of herself doesn't pull any punches and lands an
awful
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Sarah
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rad
I downloaded this freebie about a year ago and suggested it recently to the paranormal book club I'm in. Our discussion night is coming up soon and I have to say that I wasn't that into it but I'm interested in hearing the perspective from my fellow book nerds.

At any rate, the story line was all right but was not enough to keep me captivated. It became too predictable for me and I found myself dreading my nightly reading time. One twist I did not see coming was Elmo (at the end). In truth, I
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Brittani - Midtown Underground
A Treat for Fairy Tale Fans!!!

I was given this book in return for an honest review.

This is a modern day Beauty and the Beast fairy tale with a twist.

The story catches you right from the beginning. When we first meet Luna, she is in the middle of a sword fight. Yep, you read that right... a sword fight. Our lovely heroine isn't a damsel in distress, she can take care of herself. After a while, we realize that Luna has a deep seeded hate for Gabriel Slade, although we're not sure why.

Que Gabriel -
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Terri Sullivan
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I was given this book by the Author for an honest review*

I am a very skeptical person, have a large mouth with no filter and am not really a 'fantasy' kind of girl. When I read some other reviews for Beast Within, I thought, great, a fairy tale... sure to bore me. Boy was I wrong!!! I absolutely loved this book.

The characters of this story are amazing. You want to love most of them, hate others. Luna Grace, who had a passion for swords, as her father made them and taught her how to use them.
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Angie Peoples
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing arch angel meets beauty and the beast type paranormal suspense romance. The writing was amazing and fully developed; however, there were a few misspellings, typos, and grammatical errors that should have been caught by an editor. I'm still giving it five stars because the writing and plot were unique and fully developed. The characters were so incredible with Gabe as the beast/Fallen Arch Angel Gabrial and Luna Grace as his one and only true love with ninjaesque sword skills. The ...more
Andreea Popa
Jun 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
The plot had great potential, but the series ended up a great failure. The story is pretty random and the action all over the place. The characters and the plot itself have no essence. Everything is superficial. Overall, the writer's style is lacking and the action has no proper development. It did not do it for me. After dragging myself through the first book, i tried the second one, with the hopes it will be better. My expectations were totally crushed....And I wasted precious time on ...more
D.R.Slater
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beast

Wow! Read it for free and turn around and bought the book. Looking forward to read the follow-up Beast Anew. Love Luna and her humor and the strong character that comes out when provoked. Makes her a formidable female to reckon with in a fight with swords . . .badass. The storyline tends to draw the reader in and hold your interest. Worthy read and new author for me so far so good. . .five stars up.



Izzy
Feb 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2016
This book is unique. Not necessarily amazing or awful. I plan to read the next one to resolve the story.

It's a really unique retelling of a classic story with biblical additions.

I had some issues with behaviors from the characters being wishy washy which drives me nuts. Then the ending felt super rushed as far as the relationship goes.
Laura
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beauty and the beast with an amazing twist

This book exceeded my expectations. Beauty and the beast with a twist. It does need some minor spelling/grammar errors fixed, but they do not detract from the story. I'm ready for the next one!
Jackie
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Horrendous editing/proof reading, it really pulled me out of the story. Also the ending was one of those bad cliff-hangers that make me choose not to continue with the series. It was an interesting take on Beauty & the Beast though. The heroine, Luna, irritated the hell out of me with her hot & cold attitude to Gabe. I never really warmed up to her at all. Gabe was the typical Beast character wrapped up in mystery & redemption. I felt there was a bunch of things that just made the ...more
Danielle Dyer
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a beautiful story

When I received a copy of this story I never imagined the beauty that's full of the excitement the fear the love the anger everything came to the surface with this book the friendship the camaraderie I fell in love with the characters I fell in love with the story and I can't wait for the next one I give it 5 stars there's nothing I have read lately out there that is like this book you will not be disappointed this is one great read and a new series to add to my collection
Julie Hillman
Beauty and the Beast re-told

An author's take on a classic fairy tale. Gabe notices Luna at a party and falls in love. She is "the one". Will he be able to make her love him?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but was a little disappointed towards the end , not with the story but with the use of profanity. The author uses profanity to enhance the love scenes which was totally unnecessary. This resulted in a 3 star rating and not the 5 I was going to give.
A. Jones
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't read a lot of paranormal, but I enjoyed getting to know Gabe and Luna. An interesting take of a biblical story.
Jenika Ioffreda
Jul 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish it, I lasted less than a quarter of the book, it could have been a nice story but I couldn't care less about the characters or how they were dressed.
Mel
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
18+?

I liked the storyline and characters good development within the story. But it was for my taste not romantic neither comments over 18.
I missed some more sassy comments and more erotic when Luna and Gabe had there first interlude. Those parts where actually quite disappointed, I hoped for a bit more to make it more exciting, there was no love involved. Sorry!
Jackie
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book surprised me. I was a little hesitant after the first chapter because I wasn't sure how I felt about Luna (she kind of annoyed me...) and the writing style took me a chapter or two to get into. And while Luna did things that continuously annoyed me throughout the entire book (mostly her total and complete incapability to make a decision and stick with it) I couldn't seem to stop reading it! The dialogue was well written with some rather humorous lines that caught me off guard and made ...more
Jamie Turner-norton
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazeballs
So I abso-friggin-lutely LOVED this book. Beauty and the beast is my second fave Disney movie but now I wish this would be a movie so it can replace it. Love is not all hearts and flowers (even though Gabe sure does hand out roses a lot hehe) there are ups and downs but what relationship doesn’t? I loved Luna’s character. She is strong but can have girl moments. Gabe is…hmm how can I describe gabe… well he’s an ass, egotistical, controlling, but ohmygod swoonworthy. (oops I better not say that ...more
Anja
Jan 15, 2015 marked it as to-read
Gabriel Slade runs Hollywood with his gorgeous blue eyes and egregious temper. No one knows that underneath it all is a man with a frozen heart, cursed to become a beast at every full moon. For seven days he has no choice but to roam the earth as a vicious animal, until he meets a woman who can change it all.

Luna Grace has a hatred for everything Gabriel Slade stands for, but she doesn't even know what he looks like. When a chance encounter reveals feelings Luna never knew she harbored, it
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Janetfl
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lunar meets a mysterious man at a party. What she doesn't realise is that he is the one person she hated the most. After talking to him she is intrigued and follows him into the house. It's only a little while later she finally understands who he is. Then it gets really interesting. I don't want to give away any of the plot or storyline so I'll stop there. However, I totally enjoyed this book, so much so that I have just bought the second in the series. It's a modern twist on the old beauty and ...more
Jenene
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was amazing. From the name I imagined this book was a twist on a fairy tale. What I wasn’t expecting was the type of twists (yes more than one). From the beginning the book drew me in to the point that I finished the same day. I just couldn't get enough. There were a few main characters and each one played a strong role in the story line and added to each twist. I would definitely recommend this book. Which brings me to the sex scenes. They were all tastefully done where they didn’t ...more
Angie
Beautiful

I loved this book! The story line is like the Disney version but so much better! There was so much meaning throughout that it took reading to the end to see how effected I was by this story. I was able to enjoy Luna's fierce personality and how she melted Gabe's frozen heart by just being herself. I am totally spellbound by this series, and I can wait to read the next book!!
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