Beauty, Inc. (Pennymaker Tales Book 3)
Is beauty only skin deep? Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who... show more
Is beauty only skin deep?
Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc. the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.
Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.
Publish date: 2016-12-08
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Edition language: English
Series: The Pennymaker Tales (#3)
I love a good retelling of a fairy tale as much as the next person and this one was actually a bit of a twist on two fairy tales. It was a touch of Beauty & the Beast meets Cinderella, minus the glass slippers, singing mice and midnight curfew, but it did have a couple of evil step-sisters (or in fa...
“There's something sweet and almost kind but he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined and now he's dear and so unsure, wonder why I didn't see it there before. New and a bit alarming. Who'd have ever thought that this could be? True that he's no Prince Charming, but there's something in him that ...
An interesting take on the classic Beauty & the Beast. I liked that Magnus wasn't depicted in the usual beastly manner. I mean he did take charge when needed but he didn't abuse his powers like he could have being successful business man he was.Belle's family, my goodness...I could have done without...