Monday, March 11, 2024

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Beauty and the Professor by Skye Warren


Beauty and the Professor
A Modern Fairy Tale Duet, Book 1
By: Skye Warren
Narrated by: Stephen Dexter & Lia Langola

Once upon a time there was a beautiful college student...

Erin cleans Mr. Morris's house twice a week to pay her tuition. The reclusive ex-soldier intimidates her, but she can't help but feel sympathy for him. Then she walks in on him touching himself, and she has much darker, much more sensual feelings.

And a beastly professor with scars he can't hide...

Blake Morris knows he's scarred both inside and out. He's reclusive and surly. Nowhere near good enough for the smart and beautiful young woman who cleans his house.

He receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an associate professor. This is his chance to reenter the world - and to be worthy of the woman he dreams about. He never expected to see her sitting in his classroom on the first day of the semester.

Author's Note: This book was previously published as a serial in multiple parts, including Beauty Touched the BeastBeneath the Beauty, and Broken Beauty. They've been collected into this volume and revised for new listeners.

Beauty and The Professor is the first book in A Modern Fairy Tale duet.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

It's been a while since I've had the chance to sit down with a book by Skye Warren, but not so long that I'd forgotten how good her writing is and how quickly she pulls the reader into the story. Anyway, I expected good things with this book and I got them. There are several reasons to like this Beauty and the Professor. First, it's hot enough that I think I was blushing even with earbuds so no one else could hear. Thankfully, those earbuds were wireless, so I didn't have to worry about spontaneous combustion as those scenes heated up. Then, there's the brilliant cover. I absolutely love that cover, and in my opinion, it's worth a star all on its own. Next, we have the storyline. Okay, we all know the basics of the fairytale, so it's really about the characters. These have terrific chemistry, and it doesn't take them long to start falling for each other. Skye Warren takes it a bit further, and we have characters with a lot of self-doubt and low self-esteem. The reasons for each are different, but they both need and deserve some TLC and a place to feel safe and loved. Last but certainly not least is the narration. Both Stephen Dexter and Lia Langola do such a good job with this book. Every emotion comes through in their performances - whether it's a tug on the heartstrings or some of that earlier-mentioned heat or everything in between, it all comes through loud and clear. That sums it up without too much detail. Well, except the ending, which is a cliffy, of course. I knew to expect it since this is the first in a duet, and it wasn't hard to figure out the gist of what would happen, but I wasn't expecting every part of that. Yep, that's right, no spoilers! I would suggest you give this one a gander if you haven't already and find out the missing details for yourself. 

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