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Baby and the Beast

(Princes of Hollywood #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  715 ratings  ·  97 reviews

Connor Prince is a beast.

He’s a rich, controlling, handsome ex-movie star with one dream left in his cold, godforsaken heart.

He wants a baby, and he wants me to be his surrogate.

I thought he was just a weirdly good-looking, grumpy hobo until he took me to his freakin’ castle and made me an indecent proposal.

The contract doesn’t actually look too bad
Published January 31st 2020
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Jennifer Hunt
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I had never read anything by Taylor Holloway before and after reading this book, i know it won't be my last! I loved this book. It's a new, adult version of the classic fairytale that we all loved as girls. I fell in love w the characters, Connor and Izzie, right away. Connor was a grumpy man in the beginning but Izzie was exactly what he needed to soften and become a better man. And Izzie was a strong woman that
Meryl Markowitz
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read an advanced copy for an honest review.
I this modern takeoff of Beauty and the Beast, Isabel (Belle) and her father Maurice work for a Hollywood studio. Izzie (to her friends) gets unfairly dismissed from the movie and her father quits in solidarity.
Unsure what to do, with no income ahead, she is approached by a mysterious stanger and taken to a castle. There she meets a Prince. Conner Prince, the recluce former Hollywood actor. He is now a surly "Beast of a man" after social media has des
Emma bramley
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Wow, I just couldn't put this book down, The characters were really well writte. This is an arrangement romance which is so much more. This couple go through ups and downs along the way to finding happiness. This story has a little angst within the story. This story starts with a chance meeting in an elevator. Another fantastic story from this author.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
Faisal Hassan
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Honestly I have read all the books of Taylor Holloway and this book is no exception. But this time I got the chance to read an ARC of the book. I pretty much finished the book in one day ...and it was enjoyable.. The plot is different from other books. Connor Prince had a black scandal..but Isabelle did not judge him from that point of view.. The meeting of the two characters is very interesting. We can see that a protective father in Isabelle's father. The characters are sweet. The two are like ...more
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another new to me author and now another author to fangirl over!

I enjoyed Ms. Holloway's twist the beloved fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

This the story of the beastly Connor and the lovely Isabelle.

Isabelle isn't just a beauty, she is fierce and stubborn and oh so loyal to her family.  When faced with a life-altering decision, she pushes until she gets what she wants.  And then she gets even more!

Connor thinks he is a beast, but really he is just a falsely accused hero.  He just wants to keep
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy wow! This is the first book I’ve read by this author and trust me, it won’t be the last. It was so good! Connor and Isabelle have kind of a rough start, but will they find their way to love?
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The Delight

When a virtual stranger asks you to be his surrogate, why not?

Assalted by the star of a movie, fired and in need of money, Isabel finds the weird situation of being driven to a castle in the woods and propositioned by a former heart throb actor to have his baby, all seems to be the new normal of her life. This cute, sweet woman who creates real movie props when the world has gone digital needs the money as her father's company isn't pulling in enough to make ends meet. Nine
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Quite original
It’s a good romance in the Hollywood movie world, which is very well written, with excellent characters. I thought the author's idea was good because it contains multiple stories embedded in the main story, mixing the world of cinema and its abuse, war crimes, reputation problems, manipulation.
Isabelle used to work in the film industry, but when she is sexually assaulted by a main actor, she is fired. Needing money, she has a proposal from a wealthy man, Connor, to have her chil
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Taylor Holloway & Booksprout!
Baby and the Beast by Taylor Holloway Baby and the Beast By: Taylor Holloway
Can She Give Her HEART To The "Baby and the Beast!"
He's a Homeless Guy for sure... Although HOT!
But Hey, She's Not judging, as She's seen all kinds...
After ALL, It's HollyWood~RIGHT!
But He's got a pamphlet He Dropped...
One, He seems Mighty embarrassed about,
Although IT intrigues Her,
Sooo of course the questions just fly outta Bed Mouth!
Thus, She's stunned when She returns Home to find...
A offer to Meet Him & an Offer to GOOD to PASS up!
Which is how She
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* First time reading author

I have to say this book was a great surprise. I have read other stories that had a surrogate theme to it, but this one is different. The chemistry, feeling, and emotions that come through from the author just brings it to another level. Baby for the Beast was a very enjoyable read.

I am happy to say that I will be a forever reader of Taylor Holloway.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Taylor Holloway and it definitely won't be my last!

Baby and the Beast is so well-written.

The storyline kept me turning each page, I stayed up well into the night to finish this one.

Conner and Isabella will keep you wanting more. You can't help but root for them!!

I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great love story!

I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review.

4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Krystal Worthington
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Baby and the Beast was the first book I have read by Taylor Holloway. First impression?? Totally blown away! Right from the first page I was hooked. Loved the story of Izzie and Connor😍. If you haven't read anything by Taylor, I would start right here. This story gives you all the feels. Cannot wait to read more from the Princes of Hollywood. ...more
Monica Reviews Books
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Former movie star Connor Prince has been living mostly isolated in his castle for almost fourteen years—since a scandal ruined his career. He keeps in touch with just family and a few close friends and works in disguise. A few years back, he decided he wanted to have a baby, and so the search for a surrogate mom began.

After her mom died, Isabelle Schmidt and her dad have been struggling to make ends meet. She meets Connor, who makes her an offer she couldn’t refuse: become a surrogate for him, m
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Baby and the Beast is a modern telling of a beloved fairy tale with a Hollywood twist by the talented Taylor Holloway. It's the story of Isabelle, a young woman who works with her father on movie sets, which is where she met the hero, Connor. It leads the reclusive actor to make her a deal that she can't refuse. He wants her to carry his baby as a surrogate for a LOT of cash, so she ends up taking the deal. As she goes to live in his place during the cooking of his baby, things get complicated w ...more
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this take on Beauty and the Beast. The ruin down castle. The hermit disgraced former A-list actor. I loved that Isabelle was into making visual effects, which helped Connor hide out from the world. I love baby stories and so I loved the surrogacy story. This was a fun and creative retelling of the fairytale and I can't wait to see what other stories she has in mind for the series! ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Beauty and the Beast with a Hollywood twist, this light and quick read will have you seeing the classic fairytale in a whole new way. While there's nothing groundbreaking about the storyline - those familiar with the story will understand how closely many of the scenes follow the original - it's an interesting and engaging read.

The story follows Isabelle, a young woman who assists her father on movie sets. It's during a chance encounter on one of these sets that she meets Connor, an intimidatin
Daisy Sauceda
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love fairy tale renditions and this one is is amazing. So we follow Connor Prince who was an A-list actor who has fallen due to a result of a fall out from the military. What military? Yeah I was shocked to when I read about that. We also meet Isobelle Schmidt who is trying to make a name for herself in the hollywood community. When Connor, meets Izzie he had one goal in mind. It is not getting her in bed. LOL! Izzie is a hopeful person and very vocal. So when Izzie gets a proposition to be a ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I LOVE this new fairy tale spin in a contemporary atmosphere! Baby and the Beast is funny, heartwarming, and filled with fun and sweet surprises! When Isabelle feels as if her world is falling a part she meets Connor who asks her to be a surrogate Baby Mama for him. She acts impulsively and says yes and is quickly thrust into a new world that includes a castle and a beast that controls her every move, what is a girl to do without her freedom?

I adored this book. If you are a fan of fairy tale ret
Kari Hansen
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
When Izzie finds herself fired even though she is the innocent party she isn’t sure what she is going as she and her family need the money. When she receives an offer that will solve all her problems, she can’t say no.

Connor is a man with a painful past who only wants to be left alone but he does want a child and believes that Izzy would be the perfect choice to carry his child.

Living together certainly has its challenges but there is denying the chemistry between them. The more time they spend
Caroline Doig
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a fantastic fun story it’s about Isabelle and her father who are nearly penniless it’s during a chance encounter in a elevator she meets Connor a hairy but sexy man who drops a pamphlet on surrogacy so she picks it up. It’s later that she is approached by Connor who offers Isabelle a rather extraordinary deal and that’s to be a surrogate for Connor Palczynski for 1 million dollars and to give up all rights to the baby once it’s born. Connor is a recluse he’s been kicked out of Hollywood ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A modern day version of beauty and beast with a twist, isabelle is in need of some money when she gets offered to be a surrogate with a huge pay out its an offer she can't refuse but she never thought in wild dreams that things would fall so easy with the intended father Connor Prince renowned actor and veteran in the army but once the contract was signed she started to wonder weather she made the biggest mistake of life, the rules he set made her feel like a prisoner and he stubborn and cold to ...more
Alisa Burdick
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliantly funny read

If you like fairy tales that aren't your average Disney type, Consider reading this version of Beauty and the Beast. It's heroine, Isabelle, is spunky and lovable. Connor is your typical broody prince... If you envision the stages of Chris Hemsworth. I highly recommend this book.
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another book by Taylor Holloway I just couldn't put down! While this is the second book in a series about a family of hunky Hollywood actors, this can also be a stand alone.

A chance meeting in an elevator and you have a story unlike any other.
FS Meurinne
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, reviews
Modern Beauty and the Beast with Hollywood mixed. Conner Prince Hollywood actor meats Izzie and offers her to become a surrogate for his baby. There where so very funny aspects in the story as well as sexy, a great balance that will leave you wanting more stories retold like this one. I can't wait to see what Taylor Holloway brings us next. ...more
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun contemporary beauty and the beast retelling
Joan Phillips
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Little bit funny, over the top controlling, and at peace.
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the Hollywood Twist

This is a perfect rendition of Beauty and the Beast for adults. Totally loved it! The surrogacy added a layer to it that was unexpected. Now i just cant wait to read the rest if the series.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not worth the time.

Couldn’t force myself to finish this. Just ridiculous. Nothing hangs together and after getting 30% into this book, hoping it would get better, it didn’t.
Kat Galvez
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it!

I love it! So easy to read, and the main characters are so lovable! Highly recommend this great book! Love it
Jackie Roberts
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an excitement filled love story with tons of action and a fast moving plot line.
This was a great heart pounding read. The story was very well written with great characters. The story drew me in and I had it finished in one sitting. I would highly recommend this read.
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