Title: Captivated by the Beast
Author: Lindsey Hart
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Publisher: Passion House Publishing
Date of Release: June 23, 2018
Format: Kindle (BookSprout)
This is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The only difference is both Beast (Joe) and Belle (Charity) don’t have pleasant backgrounds. Joe is still reeling from the loss of his wife five years ago, and Charity hasn’t spoken to her mother in about the same amount of time because mom always felt Charity was good enough. Joe is a painter and Charity is a model. He has paid for Charity to stay with him for a month to paint her. Can they save each other from themselves?
While I thought this was a cute retelling, my issue was how hard she fought for him… but it wasn’t reciprocated. With the telling of each other’s background, one would think Joe would have been a little sensitive to her feelings towards rejection. I do understand why he is the way he is, but don’t tell her how you don’t want to hurt and then proceed to hurt her. It was a nice story with a very sweet ending. The writing was nice and the story was a quick read. I think anyone would enjoy this.