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Fairytale Shifters: Beauty and the Beast

(Fairytale Shifters #1)

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  212 ratings  ·  35 reviews
As a rhino shifter, Tromp knows that he’s not the sexiest beast in the world. In fact he’s clumsy and he can’t see very well, and that’s whether he’s in his human or animal form. Still, he enjoys going to the bar and watching the other shifters hooking up, especially the dancers. Then he sees a slinky kitty dancing on the little stage and he’s immediately smitten. He knows ...more
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published September 2nd 2015 by Sean Michael
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3.0 Stars

A quick and easy read about a big, clumsy, awkward Rhino shifter and a sexy, hot Cat shifter. Very much insta-love but given the length that's to be expected. Still has those awkward exclamations during sex ("Oh!" "Oh. Love. Pepper.") that are par for the course with SM's books, along with the overuse of a characters name when talking to them. Plus, it got ridiculous when "slinky" was used constantly considering there are a plethora of synonyms for sleek, sensuous, sinuous, se
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: b-2019-read, 3-stars

3 ⭐️

Short story that while enjoyable needed a little more storyline. The connection wasn’t really there for me, I needed a bit more of the guys together
“Tromp. I love it. I’m Pepper. Silly, I know. My father has a sense of humor.”

Two main characters, one black panther shifter named Pepper, the other a rhino shifter named Tromp...and Pepper seems silly? Really?

I deserve the experience I received for traveling back to the SM Warped Zone. You'd think I learn my lesson by now? But I haven't. Because I'm a sucker for fairytales and unusual shifters.

Sadly, it wasn't Sean Michael's best. It's 2.5 stars. Great concept, a rhino shifter - with myopic eye
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
>: I loved the idea of Tromp, the rhino shifter. He’s got poor vision in both forms, he’s a little clumsy and uncool and he’s sweet and kind. And a vegetarian, yes! When Tromp goes out, he’s very self-deprecating - he wants to see the beautiful people dance (something he isn’t good at) and he wants to have a beer. When he sees the beautiful Pepper go onstage to dance, Tromp is immediately smitten.
Pepper is a black panther shifter (with an albino sister named Salt!) and he’s had a rough past. He
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely, touching and sexy as hell read!
You just have to love clumsy and big rhino Tromp and his sexy kitty, Pepper. They're such an amazing couple and just adorable, together or each on their own. That Tromp sees the "real" Pepper and loves him the moment he lays his eyes on him is heartwarming. Pepper instantly feels like home in the arms of his big lover. Tromp can't hardly believe that such a delicate lovely creature like Pepper, could fall for him. But Pepper only sees the big golden
Morgan  Skye
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a short, erotic (lots of sex) story of a rhino shifter who meets a slinky cat shifter at a club and the two immediately find they fit the other’s needs.

I really liked how Sean Michael used the senses and the animals’ abilities in human form to make these more than people who shift into animals but people who have animal qualities too.

Of course it was also really sweet how Pepper and Tromp also clicked so well and so easily.

This is a great short story for all shifter fans!

4.5 of 5 stars
It was nice, warm and a bit weird. A rhino and panther shifters.
But it was a heart warming. The L world came 2 days after they met, but it's okay, this is a fairy tales after all. :)
Serena Yates
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015, gay, shifters
Talk about “beauty” and “beast”! This story is told by the “beast”, who in this case is a rhino shifter named Tromp. Misunderstood by many, all he wants is to watch the beautiful people dance. But when he meets “beauty”, in this case panther shifter Pepper, he gets a lot more than he has ever dreamed of. In true fairy tale fashion, these men find exactly what they want in each other, and I enjoyed every minute of the ride.

Tromp only goes to the bar to watch the dancers, but on this night, he get
Robin L
I like the idea, but it was missing something. Just one sex scene should have been replaced with some conversation.
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
okay, yeah so that was written...
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it

a Lovely short story.
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Don't be fooled by the title of this book: there is indeed a Beast "Tromp" and a Beauty "Pepper" but the similarities to the original fairytale end there. Or let me say, it is just a different story, one of two men leaving at the margin of society, who find each other thanks to magic, the goddess or simple instinctual attraction, and despite what other people might think. It being a Sean Michael book, there is a lot going on in the bedroom and outside, but there are also feelings, sweetness, sel ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-lgbtq-read
16 minutes to read this story... 17 minutes of it was sex... how is that even possible? *snort* LOL!!!

Seriously, though... this was cute! I wasn't expecting Hemmingway (of course, I wouldn't read Hemmingway in the first place!) and I got just what I expected, well, except maybe for the whole sex in every scene except two! No sex at the bar! Perhaps we will get a bit more story about the MCs (while not having sex) in the next installment of this series... hope springs eternal! hehehehe
This was a 2.5 * I would normally round up to a 3 but it wasn't worth it.
Katy Beth Mckee
This story is of two men who seem to be an unlikely pair yet are perfectly suited for each other. A fun new look at a familiar tale.
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute n quick.
Sheryl Howard
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite authors. I always love a great retelling of a fairytale. This series is great and I have read and reread it many times now.
My Dichotomy Life
Tromp the rhino shifter meets pepper the kitty.
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story is about Tromp, who is a rhino shifter that thinks he’s not the sexiest beast in the world, is clumsy and he can’t see very well. But he enjoys going to the bar and watching the other shifters hooking up. This is where he meets Pepper, a panther shifter, dancing on stage and he’s immediately smitten. Pepper feels people see him as nothing more than a piece of meat and he’s had a hard past. But the way Tromp looks at him while he dances makes him feel special. So when his stint on the ...more
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars Sweet and sexy

If you have read Sean Michael before then you know he definitely has more than one sex scene. In a short story it takes up a lot of the story. While I knew this going in, still I was little disappointed that more wasn't devoted to just having the two characters enjoy each other outside of the bedroom. Yet it didn't stop me from purchasing this story. I really enjoy reading Beauty and the Beast stories. The fact that this one involved very different shifters was a bonus. I
Jessie G.
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sean-michael
I was introduced to Sean Michael’s work with The Biker’s Pup (a book labeled “Sexy Snax”) and I have since referred to all Sean’s books (that I’ve purchased) that way. Sometimes I want sweet, sometimes I want angst, sometimes I want down and dirty—and I have go-to authors for those urges. Sean is my go-to author when I want all three and my time is limited.

This 10K word snack gives us fully developed characters, angst, a villain, hot sex (of course!), and a sweet little HEA—I was smiling from st
Molly Lolly
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four stars!
This is a cute little story. Tromp was so sweet you just wanted to gather him up up and give him a hug. He’s clearly been mistreated in the past. But so has Pepper. There was a plot point with Pepper and his past that is left open a little bit. However it’s not major so it’s not a big deal. The ending is so cute. Tromp and Pepper are so good to each other and are definitely going to be together for a while. I’d love to see these two again, maybe a sequel
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really loved this little short. Both Tromp and Pepper are adorable as characters and as a couple.

Tromp doesn’t really think he is worthy of attention from the pretty people, least alone from Pepper. He is big, clumsy, and grumpy. He believes he will never have someone. But he likes to watch the pretty people.

Pepper is used to being treated as a sexual object and Tromp gives him something he has never had. Tromp sees the real Pepper and makes him feel special, safe, and loved.

Really a sweet,
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is quite a short little tale, based on the fairy tale. Tromp is a rhinoceros shifter, who feels, big and ugly and unwanted. When dancer named Pepper, comes over to flirt with him Tromp is amazed. Since when did a pretty Panther shifter become attracted to a guy like himself.
But opposites attract, and Pepper is both turned on and comforted by the size of Tromp, and Tromp certainly wants the slinky cat shifter. I would have liked this to be a bit longer, but actually I am not sure what else t
very cute and sweet! I don't think they are mates at least not fated mates but they are perfectly suited mine body and soul. They are mates of the heart and that can be more than enough.
It was short but it was a complete abs well rounded story. I'm hoping for more in this Fairytale Shifter series
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Fairytale Shifters: Beauty and the Beast

Very sweet story.
A little silly and awkward at times but it feels as if was done so on purpose ^^
It was a short, nice story. Warmly so.
Maria Eneida
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
just a lovely read
Cute, sweet insta-love story about a shy, awkward rhino and a jaguar who's been around the block but still wants to be loved.
Rachel Emily
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This was both adorable and sexy. I just wish there was MORE!
Rosemary Amesquita
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beauty and the Beast was such a lovely story that I wouldn't mind reading again ~_~ If by any chance Sean Michael makes a series of these Fairytale Shifters, I would definitely buy it ~_~
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