BELLA AND THE BEAST by Izzy Szyn
Series: Scandalous Fairy Tales, Book 2
Publication Date: July 7, 2017
Genre: Erotica, Adult
You only thought you knew the story of Beauty and the Beast.
When Bella’s father runs into the woman known as the Beast, she agrees to take his place as a prisoner for the next six months. Plenty of time to get out of her pending marriage to the son of the village’s wealthiest family.
When Bella is sent a list of demands and rules, one rule stood out: DON’T FALL IN LOVE.
That seemed simple enough, for who could fall in love with a Beast?
“That’s why I called you,” her father answered. “It was pouring hard, I was cold and wet. I’d just about given up, when I saw a house. It appeared to be abandoned. The door opened, I thought it was the wind doing it, so I walked in. I thought I could at least stay there until the rain had stopped,” Maurice defended himself. “I thought no one was inside. When I entered, I heard a voice saying to come in, to warm up by the fire. Walking into the living room, I saw a woman. At first, I thought I was imaging her. But it wasn’t my imagination.” “Who?” “Anna Baste.” “You mean she’s real?” gasped Bella.
If you had a choice to spend your life with a tyrant or explore the unknown at the mercy of a beast, what choice would you make? Forever dreaming of a way to get out of her engagement to Gaston, Bella knows that there is no other way than to submit to Anna Baste, the Beast. Syzn captivates her readers with an erotic twist to the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.
Bella’s father, Maurice, is taken prisoner by Anna Baste and the only way to save him is to take his place as her prisoner. Anna is well-known around the village as the Beast because of the things that she makes other people do, but Bella thinks that it would be an adventure. She has never really explored her body to the fullest extent, nor does she want to with Gaston. Having to submit her body to a woman who knows what she likes would be absolute heaven. The only rule is that she cannot fall in love. Accepting those terms while she stews over how to break the engagement with Gaston, she never thought that one rule would ever be a problem. If she can’t abide by the rule, it may be the end to the best thing that she’s ever known. Can she win the Beast’s heart or will she be thrown out and forced to marry the terrible fiancé of hers.
The story is entertaining for readers who really enjoy erotica and BDSM; however, it is an extremely superficial story with hardly any romance as in the original fairy tale where she thaws the Beast’s heart with acts of kindness. Everything is tied to sexual acts that do not make a relationship. Syzn goes into great detail for the steamy scenes; however, the other scenes are devoid of detail and lack descriptiveness. The pace is all over the pace and unsteady as well. Even though this was a short story, the plot and connection between both women could have been altered to establish a more personal connection that it not solely based on sex. The story also does not appear to be written well and reflects numerous grammatical errors throughout its entirety. If you are interested in diving into a short, erotic tale, you may enjoy this; however, it is not recommended for a target audience under the age of 18 years due to explicit sexual content.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a two-star rating to Bella and the Beast by Izzy Syzn.