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Published by Swerve on June 5, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way?
Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.
Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library.
But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.
Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?
In Bed with the Beast
(The Naughty Princess Club #2)
By Tara Sivec
Owner of a nerdy heart…
I love it when the nerd wins her man…beast…man…beast…man, with beast attributes. Deep down, I can admit that I’m a little nerdy. Yes, I wear glasses. Yes, I would prefer to be reading than conversing. Yes, I would say that being surrounded by books is my happy place. Obviously, these are not things that “identify” a nerd, but I’d say it would be a pretty good definition of a book nerd. So, when I get to read a story where the book nerdy girl gets the guy, I may do a wee bit of a happy dance. When the book nerdy girl gets a growly, possessive, bossy and HOT guy, well, I feel like doing a Rocky, hands in the air, victory dance (feel, not do, my boys can only put up with so much embarrassment).
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how In Bed with the Beast would go. Our little nerdy chickadee isn’t just some glasses wearing book nerd, she’s a daddy’s girl.
***OMG!! Just stop for a sec…how weird is it that a Mummy’s boy has such different connotations to a Daddy’s girl. Smutty reading world, what have you done to me? Why do I feel a little dirty writing that? All I can think about is kinky stuff. THIS WAS NOT KINKY STUFF!!***
Anyways…So, a grown woman of 25 who climbs into her room through a window because she doesn’t want to get caught by her dad, is not someone I see stripping for money. How on earth was Tara Sivec going to convince me that a nerdy girl, who’s shy, sweet and almost virginal, can be transformed into a confident stripper? Well, Belle didn’t just have to convince me, she also had her work cut out for her convincing her fellow Naughty Princesses too.
I loved the progression of this story, as we get to see each step of Belle’s adventure. Becoming a Naughty Princess isn’t just about becoming a stripper. It’s about gaining confidence in yourself, trusting your instincts and stepping out of your comfort zone. Belle isn’t doing all this just to put money in her pocket, she’s determined to keep her dreams alive. If stripping makes it possible to keep the doors open to her dream career, well, that’s just what she’ll do.
Now, the love story…OH Boy!! I LOVED getting to know Beast (I know his real name but I’m not telling because it may take away a little of his “Beastly” vibe). Again, I wasn’t sure what I’d find when I got to know Beast a little better. What I got, was a man that made my heart flutter…who then stomped on my dreams…but, then, well he made my little old heart sing in the end. Look, he warned me…I mean Belle, that he wasn’t a fairytale, but would I…I mean Belle, listen? NOOOO! Oh well, nobody’s perfect, it’s just a good thing that he growls REAL GOOD.
I LOVE this series. Tara Sivec has a knack for making things unreal seem real and possible. There are Prince Charming’s, Beasts and magic makers out there. Sometimes, they’ll drop into your world when you least expect it, sweep you off your feet, push you up against a wall and bang…there goes my kinky mind again.
I thoroughly enjoyed Belle and her Beast’s journey in, In Bed with the Beast. All of my feelings were involved in their journey towards a happily ever after.
If you haven’t started the Naughty Princess series, I suggest you get right onto it. Ariel’s up next and I can’t wait for her to get Kissed.