Fantasy/ Romance/ Comedy
Available: March 17, 2015 | ISBN 9781939967381 | paperback | 288 pages | 6 in. x 9 in. | World (translation, audiobook, media rights) | $15.99 US (trade paperback), $8.99 US (e-book)
A modern spin on a classic tale, Wardell weaves a witty, romantic story that will enchant and delight. Readers will fall in love with Beauty Tremain and James Hightower in this hilarious and enchanting take on fantasy and fairy tales.
Beauty Tremain had spent her life being thrown into the path of ogres and noblemen by her title-hungry father, Noble Tremain (whose name is really Frank.) Escaping the bonds of her sadistic matchmaker father to work for a dragon-owned temp agency, Beauty hesitantly takes a mysterious job working for a butler in an enormous mansion. When the mansion’s owner, James Hightower, proves to be a seven-foot-tall brooding beast with the bad habit of hurling statuary from the rooftop, it’s up to Beauty to roll up her sleeves and argue her way to a paycheck.
When Beauty and James start having feelings for each other, however, they determine their relationship is the least of their concerns. Beauty’s father re-enters the scene armed with lawsuits and threats. To add to the chaos, James’s mischievous ex-fiancee shows up to reclaim him. Beauty and the beast need to somehow control their tempers long enough to return the favors with schemes of their own.
“With plenty of banter, romance and just enough deviations from the original tale to keep things fresh, Beast Charming can easily fulfill all of a reader’s fairy-tale escape needs while sharing some lovely themes as well.” —Deseret News
“. . . the perfect summer read, a great book to dive into, relax and laugh. A fantasy both teens and adults can enjoy.” —Teri Harman, KSL’s Studio 5, on Fairy Godmothers, Inc.
“A+ across the board!” —Feathered Quill Book Reviews, on Fairy Godmothers, Inc.