Title: The Beau & The Belle
Author: R.S. Grey
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.
I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.
That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.
A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.
Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.
Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.
My old friend, Mr. Fortier.
But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.
When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.
Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.
This is it.
This is the moment I declare myself an R.S. Grey fan.
Alright, alright, alright… I see what all the hype is all about… I am a convert! I have joined the mass of R.S. Grey fans…
The Beau & The Belle is such a beautiful book! I am utterly besotted with these two characters and their love story. I think it won’t be justifiable to JUST say that ‘I couldn’t put it down’… this was the “I-can’t-stop-smiling-this-is-so-good!” type of book.
Lauren is a sweetheart and such a quirky character! She is the quintessential good girl with a hint of ‘rebellious’ sass. Love her!
Beau Fortier, Ladies and gentlemen, is what dreams are made of. He is smooth, suave, intelligent, hardworking and a true family man… Sigh… he is a dream.
The Beau & The Belle is the perfect book! It captures the awkwardness of growing up (I’m sure we’ve all faced them hahaha) and the phases of childhood crushes to the insane chemistry between these two characters.
I can’t stress enough how good this book is! By the end of this book, I had the biggest smile of my face that I could not stop.
Here’s the thing, I would consider the book a huge YES! if :
1> I can’t put into words how much I loved it.
2> I actually stop to Google stuff(Places, food, music etc) written in the book (which I did… a lot!)
3> I cyber stalk the author (Guilty as charged…hey! atleast I admitted it hahaha)
4> Last but not the least, immediately go and buy more books written by this author.
Check mark on all of the above!
The Beau & The Belle is a fantastic book! Add it to your TBR list. Buy it. Read it.