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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Viktor Prinz
When an IED hit my unit, it set off a chain of events that transformed me. Gone is the easygoing and charming man whom everyone flocked to. I’m no longer the whole man I used to be, and I’ve accepted this darker side.

Isabel Marchant
In my twelve years as a physical therapist, I’ve never been tempted to cross the line with a patient. That is, not until Viktor Pri
ebook, 82 pages
Published October 30th 2017 by AJ Renee
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Alex ♈
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Short but sincere read.
I struggled a bit with the hero, he was extremely rude at the beginning, but because of his loss and life situation I could almost forgive him.

Very cool heroine. Ok, she was immediately attracted to him; but she didn't turn into hormonal mess, but could stand up for herself.

Karen Janet
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet. Short. Beautiful
Richelle Robinson
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this modern day telling of Beauty and the Beast. Viktor is so set on living his life in misery and solitude and I loved how Belle was able to bring him out of his broody mood and be the light he needed. This novella was well written and a very enjoyable read! I’ve been a fan of AJ Renee since the beginning and her writing just keeps getting better and better!

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Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A man who's gone through hell. He's lost his leg in the military then his Mother dies and he feels like he should be in the casket not her. He doesn't feel whole any more heck he doesn't even feel like a man anymore that is until an angel in the form of a physical therapist shows up at his door one morning. She works with him and makes him stronger so that he can wear a prosthetic leg and she does it. She weaves a spell around his heart in the process, but is that enough? Can their love overcome ...more
Diane Holtry
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Modern day version of the beloved fairytale, Beauty and the Beast!
Isabelle aka Belle finds herself entranced by her patient Viktor aka the beast. As his physical therapist who is always commanding and demanding more from him, he begins referring to her as the beast master. It's commendable how they both try to deny the pull they both feel for one another due to their patient / physical therapist relationship. It just wouldn't be right.. right?! As time passes, their undenia
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May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Oh AJ!! I love your books!! I am so glad I saw this book and grabbed it the other day when it was a freebie off Amazon. This is a sweet novella retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I loved the twist of the story that Belle
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“Where there once was despair and darkness, there is now hope and light.”

Viktor Prinz has lost more than just his leg in an IED accident. He’s lost hope…hope to ever be loved. Feeling broken, lost and angry at life for the cards he’s been dealt, he’s shunned anyone who’s tried to help him. That is until Isabel Marchant knocks on his door, and he’s greeted by the face of an angel. Isabel Merchant is a physical therapist that is assigned to help Viktor in his recovery. Never one to mix business wi
Lena Dublin
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well Done!!!!

This was my first AJ Renee book and won’t be my last. Her writing was amazing. I was hooked from the first page. The characters and the story grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.

This was story was based on my favorite fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Viktor Prinz came back from his tour of duty a changed man. Not only did he lose his leg but also his mother. When he is ready to just give up in comes Isabel. A strong willed physical therapist named Isabel. Little does she know that she w
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Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Enjoyable quick read.
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Donna Purcell Zappone
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for this is a highly emotional book . I suggest you get lots and lots of tissues-I sobbed like a baby.

Victor's unit was hit with an IED while serving our country . Now the downward spiral started. Loosing his leg. Deep depression. His mother passing. Deeper depression. Then the darker Viktor appeared. Could you blame him?

During this whole dark period there is a light amongst the darkness-Isabel, physical therapist. She is sent to help him out and deal with the prosthesis. Maybe she ca
Teri Ditchman
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story and a great twist on Beauty and The Beast! A must read!
Kim Gauger
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Short and great read

What a great short read. Insta love at its finest. I love when people overcome adversity in books. A great steamy read too! Loved it
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in one day. It's an absolute must read. A new spin on a fairytale. I loved their story and how they was both drawn to each other she helped him over come the brokenness in him. A.J. did an awesome job of writing this story. I love her stories and will definitely read more of them. ...more
Meg K
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Total Fairytale

I love a good Beauty and the Beast story and Beauty Unmasked is no exception. This story was short, sweet, & exactly what I needed.

Viktor is a beast of a man who is dealing with the emotional and physical losses that have plagued him lately. Isabel is a strong, feisty, and beautiful physical therapist who gets more than she bargained for when assigned to help rehabilitate Viktor. Though the story is short, it flows well and the relationship between the two main characters is au
Kirsty Lyon
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beauty and the Beast

Fractured fairytales is an interesting on this story. Its a hot quick read which demonstrates that sometimes we just have to find our person
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great short story

This was a great short story. I worry about short stories, sometimes it feels like you don't get enough. Not the case with this one. AJ Renee packs it all in, in a superb way.
Kim  Brewing
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick read with an epilogue about a broken man and a strong woman. I loved how Viktor called her Beast Master! Belle was no shrinking violet and really struggled with crossing the line. A great spin on Beauty & The Beast. This was a first time read for me by this author and I enjoyed the writing style.
Kelly Marie
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tough and sweet. Soft and firm. Heaven and hell. Beautiful modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Viktor is his own worst enemy and drowning in self loathing after he has been dealt a really crappy hand at life. Isabelle is brought into his life as a physical therapist to help him be strong enough to take on a prosthetic leg. Right from jump he is incredibly mean to her but you immediately feel where he is coming from. It pulls at your heartstrings. Belle comes in strong as can be and doe ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sexy, modern take on the classic Beauty and the Beast story. The author very cleverly alluded to the fairy tale, without being too obvious. The characters were well developed and I really enjoyed the dialogues between them. It was a great story and I couldn’t put it down.
Mary  Meredith
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a modern twist on this story. It was riveting and fantastically done. Viktor is the modern beast of a man who wants nothing more to be left alone in his hole of a house a shell of himself. He fights a battle that he realizes he will need his Belle to win. Isabel is feisty, strong, determined, and floored by her feelings for Viktor. This story was beautifully told. I cannot say enough about it. While I would love more it was perfect how all the characters from the fairy tale played in to ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book from this author and I'm a fan! I love how she took a tale as old as time and twisted it into a steamy story, very creatively incorporating some of the great points in Beauty and the Beast too. Wonderful characters, great story, steamy romantic (and quick) read. Loved it! My only complaint is I'd love to spend more time with these characters. Even in a short read the author made me fall in love with this couple, wanting to know more about each of them. ...more
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've never known anyone personally dealing with the aftermath of lost limbs so while this is a fictional story, it made me emphathize with the hurt & devastation they go through.

Viktor has not only lost his leg but his mother as well. Not wanting help, Isabel is commissioned to go help Viktor get ready for his prostheses. Neither knew exactly what was waiting for them on this journey but a wonderful story is laid out for us to enjoy!!!

Highly recommend this book!!!
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart was touched by this book. The struggles of the wounded warrior, the strength and determination to get better, loss of life and limb are true facts that many military families face. Finding true love during all this heartache is indeed a miracle.
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good short story. Likable characters
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars a quick sweet read
J.M. Ralley
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I loved this book, the story is compelling and I was hooked early on. The story enfolded so well and I’d recommend it as a short read.


Quick read about the mutual attraction between a vet and his physical therapist. They act on their attraction weeks after he is no longer her patient. 🔥🔥🔥
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AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn't writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

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