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Beauty & the Beast

(Beauty #1-4)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  1,873 Ratings  ·  197 Reviews
Fall in love with this modern day fairy tale...


Erin cleans Mr. Morris's house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves.Blake Morris knows he's scarred both inside and out and is no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college. But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself
Kindle Edition, ACE ASIN B00FPB71GK, 328 pages
Published October 7th 2013
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A sensual and very romantic but not sentimental retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

My reviews at the books' links:

Beauty Touched the Beast

Beneath the Beauty

Broken Beauty

Beauty Becomes You

Highly recommended!
Mar 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In honor of Beauty and the Beast coming out, I thought I would do some themed reading!
First of all he is so broken and thinks himself so hideous and by the end I EVEN FORGOT about this scars!!! That's how much you fall in love with him!!!!
This is HOT!!! Sweet, sexy and a really fast read. Definitely tingle worthy and he has stamina, damn...does he have stamina...
Absolutely loved this series and I highly recommend it! How so? Let's say, for example, if CD Reiss's Songs of Submission married Amy Harmon's Making Faces then Skye Warren's The Beauty Series might very well be their offspring. Sounds good, yes? Told in a series of four lovely and erotic novellas, Blake is a reclusive soldier suffering from PTSD and a deep shame that one side of his face is horribly disfigured from burns he suffered in battle. He is attracted to his maid, Erin, a college studen ...more
Jan 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston
I like instant gratification, so I like to read serials once they've been bundled. The trade off is having to slog through tons of gratuitous sex. Each (very short) installment had no less than 3 detailed sex scenes. Not all of those were plot progressing or character building. So I did skim a couple. The writing is fantastic, the hero and the heroine were likable and it's one of my favorite tropes so I did enjoy this. Part of the fault lies with me. I don't think a serial (in it's individual in ...more
Beauty (Books 1-5)
4 Stars

In order to pay her way through grad school, Erin cleans house for reclusive former soldier, Blake Morris, a man she both respects and loves for his brilliant mind. Scarred both physically and emotionally from his military service, Blake has no intention of acting on his attraction to Erin, but when she walks in on him during an intimate moment, he realizes that it is now or never.

Series note: This review is for the complete collection of short stories originally publis
Apr 16, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazon-freebie
DNF 10%

Can't get the "old enough to be her father" comment out of my head. And then his focus on her youthful skin and body being too good for someone scarred like him. I didn't realize the age difference was going to be that big or I wouldn't have started it.
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series. It was immensely sensual and beautifully told. Blake was a tragically broken hero and Erin, who wasn't without her own insecurities - was absolutely perfect for him. I loved watching these two go from lust to love and experiencing every crack in the wall occur until they all crumbled, leaving to perfectly matched souls exposed.

Reviews for each installment:

Book One:
Book Two:
Book Three:
Jazmín Marín
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
1.5 Stars

Erin's been cleaning houses to make her way through college. She's been cleaning Blake's house for a while (I think) and lusting over him too. He was a soldier wounded from a explosion and half his face has been burned so he has excluded himself from the world. He has been watching Erin too, the young, sweet, diligent girl and now there seems to be a chance to act on each other's attraction.

The lacking of context in this book was infuriating, I don't know their ages, I don't know their
I read it, but struggled with it. It was repetitive in the sense in that the H/h just kept thinking about the same things over and over again(Am I good enough? I can't believe she/he is with me, I'm not good enough.) On and on it went. And I get its erotica that I'm reading but the sex was constant, and I can't believe that I'm complaining about it, but it was just so excessive. If constant sex and a beauty and the beast theme is your thing, look no further.
Mar 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I keep reading the 5 star reviews wondering what I am missing. The characters were superficial. It didn't seem like any effort was put into their story.
You would think the number of times they had sex, it would add to the story, but all it did was add to the page count.
Anita Hargreaves

My gosh, 80% sex scenes. The story was undramatic but at the end of day, A LOVE STORY, A man scarred through serving the military. He must be on Viagra 5x. I can't understand how they had time to interact with others. It is a good read but better than BDSM books as respectful.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
So, I read this 'cause my bff promised it would be a great and fast read. It was fast, that was true. Great, not so sure. I can't bring myself to give it 2 stars 'cause it waaaas sort of entertaining, and obviously it wasn't written to become a masterpiece. Ecen if it had lots of cliches, they were added in a decent way. So yeah, pretty neutral about this one.
May 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Not as full of obstacles as I expected. Rather mushy and full of love. Not as deep or traumatic as I've come to recognize from this author.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF at 50%. This book started with the hero and heroine already knowing each other, so we don't get much backstory and jumps right in to the heroine walking in on the hero during self love and the rest of the book got even more awkward and just went downhill from there. Just plain boring. I wasn't invested in the characters. Don't care what happens to them, so I didn't see the point in continuing reading more of this contradictory and uneducated writing. In the beginning Erin's internal dialogue ...more
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Decent re-imagining of the Beauty and the Beast trope mixed with professor/student one. It probably doesn't feel that way if the novellas were read separately and in different times but since this is a compilation of the 4 novellas and I read it in one sitting, the sex scenes felt way too many. It definitely could've developed and explored the characters more given their interesting back stories (especially the hero, Blake) but they were enjoyable enough.
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-library
These 4 "books" barely equal one full novel. But WHAT a story!

I think this was my first erotica (does 50 Shades count as erotica??). I think I had assumed that erotica was like male porn: all meaningless sex and no substance. So wrong.

Based on my limited experience, I think the main differences between erotica and romance are:

1) The first sex scene happens in the first chapter. Of course I've seen this in romance novels, too, on occasion.

2) The language. Lots of "f%$#" and "come" (seriously, "ej
Erin Raider is a Masters student and cleans houses to pay her bills. One of the houses she cleans is Blake Morris'. Blake is ex-military after an explosion left him with PTSD and half his face in ruins. Erin is going into her last semester of grad school. (view spoiler) That is how it alllll began.

This is a shorter full length book (approximately 210 print pages) broken up into 4 shorter novella's. The first
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Saved by The “Belle” College Edition “Beauty and the Beast

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought this, “Blake Morris” it was the first thing that popped into my head at the time. Unlike the actual Saved by the Bell show, this book didn’t suck, if you’re willing to suspend a bit of disbelief in a few ways.

First, this book hits a bit close too close to home personally but that’s a story for another time let’s focus on Skye Warren’s work, shall we. Another way to put home is that Mr. Morris was
Tawnya Ward
Apr 14, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not connect with this book at all. In fact, I do not like it. The only good thing is the fact that book 1-4, if you can really call them that, are bundled together in this book.

Erin is a college student, making her way by cleaning the home of Blake. Blake is a scarred ex-soldier, who is hiding from life because of the way he looks. Both are in a bad place emotionally, which is highly reflected in their actions. Both are unsure of their own self worth and keep pushing the fact that they tr
Crystal Jones
Mar 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't get all the way through this. I made it about half way in the series before I realized I was getting nauseous from the over the top, fluff filled writing. Also, I know this is considered erotic literature, but it was one mustache, pizza boy and cheesy background music away from being 70's porn bad. They couldn't develop the story line or characters fully because they kept humping like bunnies. Ridiculous! I know that most won't agree with this statement, but I prefer more well rounded ...more
This was okay. Erin and Blake were cute together, and I liked them both okay, but there just wasn't anything special about this book IMO. I have no complaints about the writing or storyline, but I just didn't really connect I guess.
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book 4.5 stars! I am a sucker for Beauty and the Beast type romances ( I am a Disney freak!). Anyways, I adored both main characters and the sex was hot! Very fast paced read. I only wished for an epilogue to see a glimpse in the future for this adorable couple! :)
4 stars for the first 4 of the series!

I think this one set the bar high in that kind of steaminess.. and I loved how their love relationship progressed.

Looking forward for more ;)
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

This story is of Blake a soldier that was burned badly and Erin is his cleaning lady and in school .I loved how these two characters interact, trust ,and communicate.
Apr 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I was really excited to start B&tB. The fact that it stars a scarred hero as the Hero really drew my attention. I love when a former military member gets their HEA. Plus, the fact that he falls in love with his maid and vise verse sounded like it was going to be a swoon-worthy story. However, this did not work for me. We start the story with these two already in love with each other. The story starts off with Erin entering Blake's home to clean for the day. Instead of a normal day of cleanin ...more
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Google Books - Free. 3 stars

Erin (20s) - maid and student
Blake (30s) - scarred face, recluse

I've been reading a few books that have a modern twist on a classic tale. While I enjoyed this book, there was just so much sex. I guess to show Blake's insatiable appetite? Or stamina...
If all the sex scenes were removed (save one or two), I think I would have enjoyed this more.

Having not been a student for a while now, I quite enjoyed reading the classroom discussions and how the professor engaged wit
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