Beauty and the Beefcake
My stars, my air, my sunshine.
She’s every heartbeat.
There are two kinds of women in the world – those I can bang, and those I can’t.
My teammate’s sister?
She’s a can’t.
I moved in with her to protect her from a nasty ex, not to be the next guy in line.
She’s the brains.
I’m the brawn.
She’s the fruit.
I’m the sausage.
She talks too much.
I don’t talk at all,...more
Seriously. We should all be saying that thank you because who else would be able to spin such an amazing, smart, funny, sexy tale between a ventriloquist and a hockey player who mostly communicates in grunts and inappropriate GIFs and has an emotional support monkey as a sidekick? Yeah, you read that correctly. Emotional. Support. Monkey. Who's a cockblocker too.
I knew Ares and Felicity’ ...more
Weird. Unique. Quirky. Unusual. Different. Funny. Unlike anything I have ever read before.
Felicity is a genius vegan, with a great love of all things Thrusters hockey, and six different personalities (a ventriloquist). She also has horrible taste in men and her one goal and passion in life is to work/be associated with the Thrusters hockey team. Ares is an injured hockey player that only grunts/mumbles and sends quirky gifs in text messages. He had trouble as a child and because o ...more
Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense. She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she's created in her head. She's a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite vocal when ...more
-The smutnip is fresh today. Beauty & The Beast inspired romance, featuring gorgeous gigantic hockey player forced to live together with heroine who’s weird and quirky in her own right?
Yes, please and thank you.
- Ares is after my GIF-loving heart.
That sums up my original thoughts on Ares. Weirdly mesmerizing, but that’s about it. Ares Berger, one half of the Berger twins (Brute and Force) is the type of character who pretty much seemed like a meathead in the earlier books. He had l ...more
Both characters have their quirks and made them really stand out to me as a reader of romance. I definitely fell hard & fast for Ares. This love story is unique. Definitely recommend if you’re in the romcom mood.
I’ll definitely be checking out the previous books to learn more about the gang.
Ares is also a hockey player known mostly for his size and one-word random answers. He is currently on the IR list and is itching to get back out on the ice. He is such a loyal friend. He doesn’t ...more
I have read a lot of books by Pippa Grant recently. They all are interconnected but can all be read as standalones. But why just read one? Read them all!!!!! These books are uproariously hilarious! And they get you in the feels too. Seems like a win-win to me.
I was a little more than curious if there was ever going to be a story involving Ares. The silent hulk of a hockey god that is the twin half of Zeus. Ares is the complete opposite o ...more
What a fabulous introduction to a new to me author. That quote sums up this whole beautiful, funny story.
This is a stand alone, but I found the secondary characters so amazing, I am going to go and look for her past books so I can read more about them and hope she will write about the others that don't have a full story yet.
This story of Felicity and Ares. Both wouldn't be considered "normal" peeps but drawing from one of my favorite mo ...more
If I told you I wanted you to write a story where the heroine speaks in multiple voices and the hero barely speaks at all, you’d probably think I was nuts. And if I then added that you had to throw in a pet monkey, a pile of rain-soaked cookies printed with genitals, and that you needed to make it one of the most romantic and touching books of the year, you’d most likely have me committed. Well, I can’t c ...more
If you really love over the top silly slapstick humor Pippa's your girl. If you've never read her give her a try, honestly, do it!
But as for me? I'm breaking up. I tried but we just don't click. Pippa it's not you it's me.
Felicity was annoying and her come to Jesus moment still doesn't convince me she's with Ares for more than his body. She should be, he's great but I just didn't feel it. Maybe it's because she was too ridiculous for me to take seriously. Though this is t ...more
"Ow!" Pain explodes in my nose and eye. "Fuck!"
The fucking door is half-open, and I just barreled head-first into it.
Limping footsteps pound down the hall. Light floods the room. Tears are leaking out the eye I used to locate the door, my nose is swelling like a rabid hornet flew up my nostril and stung my sinuses, and I suddenly realize I'm wearing nothing but a short whit ...more
Pippa Grant has a new fan! This book was so adorable and broke the mold in so many ways! Beauty and the Beefcake is a story of misfits, broken toys and broken hearts. It's also a really great reminder that every pot has it's perfect lid.
Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense. She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she's created in her head. She's a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite voc ...more
Lot, lot, lot of humor : who thinks about the diabetic coma of worms when thousands of cookies are spread in the ground with the rain ? Only Pippa Grant .
I loved the story of Arès and Felicity. They are two souls who think they are freaks and they will never be happy because everyone leave them or is scared by them.
Arès never talk or only when it’s really important. Most of the time, he talks with GIFS on phone (they are few of his friends who can understand him). It’s quite difficult ...more
Part of a Series: No, but all of Pippa Grant's books are in the same universe so all her characters are interconnecting
POV: Felicity and Ares
Steam Level: Slow Burn to toasty
OMG! Do you like sports romance? Romantic comedies? Beauty and the Beefcake is the 4th book I've read of Pippa Grant's and I will keep reading her! I fell in love with Ares in The Pilot and the Puckup (Ares' twin Zeus' book) and fell further in Royally Pucked (Manning ...more
You know when you’ve been anticipating a book for a long time, only to finally get your hands on it and be disappointed? This isn’t that book. Ares story is so much more than I thought it would be. And Ares and Felicity’s love story is so much more than I dreamed it would be. The way these two say so much to each other without speaking a word should go in the dictionary under communication. Or magic. Or love. Because this book is about the language of love in all it’s forms. ...more
First off I started this book [around 11pm] and couldn’t put it down until I absolutely had to... aka I kept dropping my Kindle on my face because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer [3am]. I absolutely love Ares and his thought process. Felicity is so out of her element perfect for him and he for her. They may have started out helping one another as a favor to her brother, but watching their relationship grow was absolutely beautiful and wonderful. It was an ember slowly bursting back in ...more
This is the weirdest "normal" (ie. not dark/twisted) romance book I've ever read. I kept persisting, decided that I will read at least half to give it and the author the benefit of the doubt in case it gets better, but unfortunately so far it hasn't and I give up.
The hero practically doesn't talk, he grunts and says some words. For example, the heroine asks him how he's feeling and he'll reply with something random like "corn". Yes there is some kind of past with him that the author tri ...more