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Beauty and the Werewolf

(San Francisco Wolf Pack #2)

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A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

This lone wolf falls hard...for his enemy.

Unmated werewolves don't normally live past three hundred years old...and billionaire Jack MacGrath is cutting it close. Sure, he has almost everything-the respect of his peers, a mansion in San Francisco, a private jet, and fast cars. But without a mate, Jack's in trou
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Published August 25th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Covet)
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Kathie (katmom)
Happy Release Week!

I have read, and really enjoyed, several books by this author. I could hardly wait to crack this one open, especially as our heroine is an artist. I paint, too, and thought I'd really enjoy reading about a fellow artist...and shifters.

Unfortunately, that was not the case here. Not every book was written for every reader, and this book proves that for me.

First, what I liked about the book. Jack...I liked Jack a lot. He's a shifter who hasn't found his fated mate...his Luminar
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

BEAUTY AND THE WEREWOLF is a charming paranormal romance filled with much romantic and family angst. It is an even paced story and I enjoyed the werewolf mythos set up in this story. One issue I did have was the fact that Isabelle's dad seems to be intent on her marrying someone from her pack regardless of the fact that the mythos sets up that if you don't find your mate you will die after 300 years. So he is sentencing is daughter to a shortened life d
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Kristen
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
GENRE: Paranormal
THEME: Romance, Fantasy
RECEIVED: Tour
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/
REVIEW:
I turn into such a softy when it comes paranormal romances; they are definitely my kryptonite, especially if they have werewolves. This reminded me of a take on Romeo and Juliet, two people from rivaling families who falls for each other, well in this case need each other to survive. I loved the werewolf culture that Miller created, and I was able to easily step into this world without having read
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Stacy
Looking for something short and sweet with werewolves? Look no further than BEAUTY AND THE WEREWOLF.

Jack is at the end of his life, unless he finds his mate. Isabelle loves to paint and wants nothing more than to make her father proud of her, but when she heads to San Francisco to find her paintings she ends up falling for the enemy and she isn't quite sure what her father will think of that. Both characters were easy to like on their own and I thought the couple had a good connection, but I was
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Maria Rose
This was a very enjoyable shifter romance with a unique storyline. I liked that Isabelle was an accomplished artist and used her talents to paint werewolves, not shying away from her heritage. She has a legacy to carry on as the alpha in waiting for her pack, a responsibility that she doesn't take lightly. When she falls in love with Jack, it's a disaster, as he comes from a pack that has a very poor reputation (which he is trying to fix) and one her father won't approve of. Jack is dying, and n ...more
a_tiffyfit
I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions following are my own and I was not compensated for it.

I enjoyed this werewolf romance. I hadn't read the first one, and luckily you do not need to as this can be completely stand alone. I won't rehash the plot for you as you can read it from the book summary. What I will tell you is that I read this all in one go.

It's fast-paced without feeling rushed, the characters are charming and intriguing and
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Fizza
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was a fun read. I liked the story line and all the characters. Story flows smoothly and its hard to put it down once you started. There are many humorous scenes as well as romantic ones. It depicts struggles of a woman who is desperate to get her father's approval, and he is very difficult man to please. On the other hand there is Jack, he is fighting to stay alive, unless he finds one person he can bond with. For him Isabelle is the "fated one". Now he must convince her to choose him over he ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Feuds, love and werewolves, will they be able to overcome all the obstacles against them.

Opening Sentence: “Painting in the middle of the night wasn’t all it cracked up to be.”

The Review:

Isabelle is an Irish werewolf that secretly paints. Her father has cancer and is dying and she wants to round up all her paintings and show him before he passes. She learns that Werewolf in Venice is up for auction in San Francisco. She makes plans to head t
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Alison
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read, shifters
I can't really work out whether I have a high tolerance for bullshit or whether I just reserve my wrath for the truly dreadful.

There was nothing awful about this book. Spelling and grammar were good enough to escape notice. Nothing the characters did was especially heinous. And yet ... it was bleah.

Even worse, I paid £2.36 for this book! I know it's not a fortune but honestly it's £2.36 more than I would pay for it now.

Isabelle is a secret painter. She is the heir to the Irish Werewolf pack and
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Eva Millien
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jack McGrath is in trouble – his time is running out and the answer to his prayers just happens to be his enemy in this tantalizing paranormal romance.

Isabelle Connelly is torn between her duty to her family and her perfect fated mate and the reader can’t help but be drawn into the story as the pressure builds and forces her to make a choice. The attraction between Isabelle and Jack smolders with vibrant intensity throughout the story with some sizzling sex scenes but the emotional turmoil packs
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(;Missy.Lala;)
This was a cute werewolf novella, with a sassy female protagonist, and a male werewolf that would do anything to find his mate, even if it means allying with his "enemy pack"...

Summary:

This lone wolf falls hard...for his enemy.

Unmated werewolves don't normally live past three hundred years old...and billionaire Jack MacGrath is cutting it close. Sure, he has almost everything-the respect of his peers, a mansion in San Francisco, a private jet, and fast cars. But without a mate, Jack's in troub
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Tanya
Jul 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Here we have Jack and Isabelle, werewolves. Isabelle is a painter. Her first art she believes created a divide between her and her father. In one last effort to cross it before he passes on, she is buying up all her paintings to show him, hopefully to gain his blessing on her art. Jack holds a piece she wants for her collection. Jack is over 300 years old, past the age a werewolf can live without his Luminary, his fated mate. It turns out, Isabelle is his mate, but she refuses to mate with him, ...more
Kat
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-tours, arcs, e-books
Review
When two share a passion for art, you wonder if its fate bringing them together

For Isabelle she's on the hunt to find certain Art pieces that means the most to her, a piece of herself inside those paintings.

Jack McGrath gave up on finding his luminary, and with only a window of times he fell in love with a certain artist that has captured his soul.

What he would give to meet this artist.

Both Isabelle and Jack come from two different worlds but has one thing in common and that is ART, but i
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Andrea Heltsley
This was a great adult paranormal romance. I've read this author before, so I knew this book would be a good story.

The main character is a spitfire dealing with big problems in her life. There are impossible choices for her to make in addition to completing the quest she set out for herself. The two biggest problems? Her family hates the MacGrath family with a passion. The other problem? Jack MacGrath has the very items she needs to finish her project.

Through a series of unexpected plot twists
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XxTainaxX
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Jack and Isabelle's story and was pleased with Jack's selfless act. The plot was interesting and the characters developed well. I have read this author before and am glad to see a consistency in her writing and stories that keeps me coming back. Looking forward to more.
Teresa
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3 stars

I really liked the Hero of this story, Jack; Isabelle, the heroine, not so much. She just seemed too weak to me, definitely not Alpha material.
Abby
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Perfect!!!!!!! <333333
Janet
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't like the first book but I'm not a quitter so I tried this one out. The H was a man that didn't want to die and simply saw her as his salvation. I didn't feel any connection between them. The h is a spineless almost racist moron who apperently needs her daddy's approvaal before she can do anything. I am not pleased in the least by this.
Robin
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick, fun, read. Great characters. Great story telling. Love this series.
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.:) ***


Rating: 4.5/5

I'm loving Entangled's Covet new release, Beauty and the Werewolf was such a great book to read. Not only was it a page-turner, but it was also filled with romance and a little travel adventure.

Isabelle Connelly comes from a royal wolf clan that has been known for not liking the San Francisco clan. So when she decides to travel to San Francisco to collect a very special painting, she didn't know that the stranger who ended up
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Amy A
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted at Vampire Book Club

Isabelle Connelly, heir apparent to the Ireland Wolf Pack, has a secret. To the rest of the world she’s renowned painter Bella Nolan, famous for her werewolf series of paintings. She’s kept her identity guarded because Isabelle’s art is not something her father stands behind. He believes she should be focusing more on the Pack, especially now that his health is failing. With Isabelle’s father not having long for this world, she finally wants to show him that
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DelAnne Frazee
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Beauty and the Werewolf - San Francisco Pack 2
Author: Kristen Miller
Published: 8-25-2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC/Entangled Covet
Pages: 220
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sub Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy; Shifters; Werewolves; Series
ISBN: 9781633753068
ASIN: B0122RZM4W
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars


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As an unmated werewolf over three hundred years old, Jack MacGrath knows he does not have long to live. To help him sustain himself he is told to kee
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Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I felt the need to throw a little paranormal romance into my life to break up the huge amounts of contemporaries I've been stuck on lately. After reading the blurb for Beauty and the Wolf, it seemed like the perfect book for the job. Now, I wasn't exactly blown away, but as I whipped my way through this story
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Margaret
I have enjoyed every one of Kristin Miller’s Wolf Pack books and this one was no exception. This was a quick, fun read that was hard to put down and had me once again laughing at the snarky dialogue and colorful, sometimes over the top characters I’ve come to expect from the author.

When a family feud gets in the way of fated mates, this enemies to lovers story quickly becomes a race for time for everyone involved. This is a fast paced read, but not rushed. I love the world that has been created
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Becky
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beauty and the Beast meets Romeo and Juliet--all with a modern twist!

I really enjoyed this retelling of the classic tale, and not only because it featured werewolves, my favorite paranormal creatures. Ms. Miller did a fantastic job of ramping up the urgency of Belle and Jack being together in the end, making his eventual sacrifice that much more significant--two elements so important in the original story but often lacking in modern versions.

On top of that, it was just a whole lot of fun to rea
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Angela ReadingCave
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
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Julie
I read Beauty and the Werewolf by Kristin Miller in one afternoon. It was a fun read, I really enjoyed it, and the characters were all very written

Jack McGrath is a 320-year-old werewolf, he’s managed to stay alive and extra 20 years, holding on for his mate. The werewolves in this book can live up to 1000 years old, but without your mate, most don’t get that far.

Jack is fascinated with the artist Bella Nolan, he seems to be strangely drawn towards her, her art keeps him calm and connected to th
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Bambi Unbridled
The second installment of the San Francisco Wolf Pack series doesn't really focus on the San Fran pack at all. So no worries if you haven't read the first book.

I lurved the hero of this book, Jack MacGrath. Although he lives in San Fran, he doesn't interact with the pack and is a loner for all intents and purposes. A very rich loner... and a selfless one to boot. Jack is 320 years old, which is almost unheard of for an unmated wolf. Unfortunately, Jack is living on borrowed time and the only th
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Maghon Thomas
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well, I haven't read the first book, or this author, but I will now. I loved this paranormal romance. It was so cute and sweet. And somewhat funny as well! It's well written, quick paced, and I found myself not able to put it down. So with that, Let me tell you about the goodies!



Isabelle is going to be the alpha of her pack. She's over the big pond in Ireland, and she follows everything her daddy- the alpha- wants, except for her painting. She loves it so much. But she has to hide her love for
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Epiphany
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kristin-miller
I loved this book. This was a really good love story. Some of this story reminded me of Romeo and Juliet. Her family did not like his family. If she married him the families would be at war. Well that is how Isabelle’s father felt. But being the fabulous man that Jack is he bowed out without her knowing so as to not cause problems for the woman he loved. Would they get another chance at a happily ever after? The only way to find out what happens is by reading the book.
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance of all varieties. Kristin has degrees in psychology, English, and education, and taught high school and middle school English before crossing over to a career in writing. She lives in Northern California with her alpha male husband and their two chi ...more

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