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Beauty Dates the Beast by Jessica Sims
Published by Pocket on 2011-10-25
Reviewed by Jo
WANTED Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun—and maybe more. Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan. You: A deliciously curvy virgin who’s intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who’s open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus. My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Give me a call. Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.
Bathsheba Ward is a human working at a dating service for the supernatural. Not really what you would call a dream job. But Bath needed a job in a hurry and took it in order to keep her younger sister safe and them with food and a roof over their heads. Besides, the one main rule her boss has it that you can’t date the clients. Great news to Bath’s ears until the day a new and influential client corners her into a date.
Beau Russell is the leader of his clan and a man with an immediate need. He is a were-cougar in need of a date immediately and when his dating service match cancels at the last minute, Beau goes for the woman on the phone. A decision that turns out to be one of his best – at least he thinks so. Getting his clan and Bath to agree will take a bit more persuasion and he is just the man to do it.
Bath agrees to one date with Beau thinking no one will be the wiser, after all humans need approval to date paranormals. It will also keep their boss happy and let Bath and her sister keep their jobs. A good idea in theory, but it begins going south from the very beginning. Attraction is immediate between Beau and Bath and the evening really turns interesting – not in a good way. Bath has to figure out how to hide her attraction to Beau so he will leave and how to keep her sister’s secret safe from his clan. On top of that, when the boss finds out about the date, you just knew she would – right, Bath finds herself on the speed-dating track for paranormals. What a mess because Beau isn’t giving Bath up easily and someone has trashed Bath’s house making Bath and her sister dependent on Beau’s clan.
Were-cougar clan leader seeks and finds a human dating service office manager who learns first hand the ups and downs of dating in Beauty Dates The Beast. The humorous situations that Beau and Bath find themselves in had me laughing from beginning to end. Not that the entire book was funny, there was also some hot passion and suspense included in there. I knew right off that Bath and Beau had to be the perfect couple because only that type of couple could have as many situations happen to them and still be able to speak to each other. From Beau forcing the first date, to his form of romance, to Bath kicking some serious were-creature booty, there just was not a point in their story that I was not enjoying. Talk about true love that was meant to be. Beauty Dates The Beast gives an insight on just how the paranormals date with all the normal and not so normal ups and downs that happen as a relationship begins – as only the paranormal can do it.
After reading the teasing chapter at the end, I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out. This couple will be even wilder I believe.