Title: Beauty, Inc.
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Robert “Belle” Belleterre, Magnus Strong
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Pennymaker Tale
Is beauty only skin deep?
Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby:” the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father, who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc., the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.
Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion, only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.
Beauty, Inc. is a spicy gem of a book that kept this reader enthralled with these two heroes’ lives. You might want to allow yourself plenty of time to read before you start this book. Why? Because once you get involved into these heroes lives, you’ll become hooked and will have to read it without stopping.
What I really liked about this book was the way these two men really connected with one another. Though the storyline is a well-loved one, I enjoyed the spin Ms. Lain did on it. Creative and very sexy, Beauty, Inc. is a read that left this reader with a big smile on her face.
Sometimes I don’t want a book bogged down with a lot of angst. In my opinion, this book has just the right amount of sweetness and angst mixed together. All in all, this is a flirty, easy read that would be a perfect choice to escape from everyday life for a few hours. I loved this book and know that fans of Ms. Lain will enjoy it as much as I did.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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