Monday, June 11, 2018

In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec

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?

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Belle met Beast in the previous book in this series, At the Stroke of Midnight, at the strip club, Charming’s, where Beast is a bouncer. When Beast starts showing up at the library where Belle works, right before closing, it doesn’t take long for him to figure out she is sleeping in the library and he insists that she move into his spare bedroom.

Belle wants to start stripping for the Naughty Princess Club to earn money to save her failing library, but she needs experience with men so her friends set her up a dating profile and she proceeds to go on a bunch of terrible dates, all while living with Beast and falling for him. I loved that as Belle blooms and gains the confidence to stand up for herself and take chances, that she didn’t really change who she is. I loved that Beast is more than he appears to be and together they are a perfect match.

I was sucked into this story right from the beginning. When the hero or heroine of a story is homeless, it always pulls at my heartstrings and in this case, it definitely did. But Tara Sivec is writing a romcom, so this part of the story, while serious, never felt heavy. This is a comedy and I laughed out loud over and over while reading this book. I loved all of the random facts Belle is forever spouting and I actually thought Belle was pretty cool. This is a story with plenty of zany situations and I just sat back and enjoyed the ride. This gets a solid four stars from me.

I was so very excited to read In Bed with the Beast, book two in The Naughty Princess Club! This has everything: an innocent librarian (that may need "saving"), a ginormous BEAST of a man (who may need to be shown love), and stripping! What more could you possibly want in a book?

Belle has been sheltered her entire life, an adult woman living with her father, it's time for her to take control of her own destiny. Unfortunately, her place of employment is also experiencing upheaval, and she's trying to figure out how to save the town library.

The Beast (swoon) is just a nice guy who is trying to do the right thing. He's no Prince Charming, but he can't turn a blind eye to a damsel in distress...

I loved this story – the tone is completely different than the first book. Each character has their own quirks and are endearing, they are total opposites yet are perfect for each other. This story is cute and funny, steamy and sexy, sweet and sassy. Belle is an amazing characters with her random facts, and shy, sweet personality.

So far this series has been seriously entertaining and I am excited for Ariel's story!

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Belle is looking to live her life, but she doesn't know how. But she's made friends with Ariel and Cindy and now she's part of The Naughty Princess Club. Although she's yet to make it on stage. She’s still living at home with her dad and working at the public library and sneaking out of the house to spend time with her friends.

Beast aka Vincent works as bouncer at PJ's strip club. A former English Lit teacher at prep school, he's now a bouncer who has annoying habit of annoying Belle. There's something about him that calls to Belle and when Belle is in need of a knight in shining armor, Vincent is there for her.

Every woman wants a man like Vincent, thoughtful, caring, and a library to die for. His only fault? Not being truthful when he should have been and letting Belle find out his truth from his mouthy friend. His redeeming quality? Making Belle's dream come true.

This is the second in the series – and whilst it would be a great read on its own, I think that understanding the background would make the experience richer.

The quietest, and most unlikely of the Naughty Princess Club trio, Belle the librarian finally stands up for herself and finds her voice... and her dancing body! Her dream is to keep her library open, and she knows that she needs to start earning more money to keep it afloat. This leads to a run of unlikely events, which make wonderful reading. From the confrontation with her father which results in her leaving home, to how she moves in with bouncer Beast, with some hilarious blind dates along the way, Belle finds her hidden sexy side. It is, of course, really most attracted to Beast, but there are issues there which could derail everything.

I love that I knew enough of the fairytale that I could appreciate the links, but there are enough Tara Sivec signature moves that it is also a unique, fun, and original story. I thought the twists were well done, and the ending is (hopefully) a happily ever after.

Really looking forward to Ariel's story!

Also Available in The Naughty Princess Club Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our At the Stroke of Midnight post.

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of In Bed with the Beast (The Naughty Princess Club #2) by Tara Sivec to read and review.

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