Review: The Beast of Bath: A Regency Fairytale

My Reviews


 This is a great retelling of Beauty and the Beast, set in a steamy historical romance!

All the classical markers are there. The beast with a curse that forces him to hide in his castle. The beauty who is desperate enough to make a deal with him. A vile self-absorbed villain. And a house of servants that see the Beast for the man he has become. Now that might sound simple but this story is not the warm and fuzzy sing-along from Disney. Like the movie, Thessaly is without a mother, but her dear papa is definitely cut from a far darker cloth than the classic. That is where the story starts and it only gets darker and steamier from there on out.

It was a short read, without an epilogue, but there was a lot of story with lots of steamy scenes. There are many retellings of the classics and always will be more, but I felt this was its own unique version. The plot is great and I liked it a lot, but it reminds me that I definitely would not want to live in this time period. I like the modern convinces of today too much. Of course this is my opinion as a person looking back from the future, where a person from that time has no idea of any other way of life, in regards to electricity, indoor plumbing, and medicine. That being said, I have always been far too willful of spirit to be content with the lack of rights women had during that time in history. I would of most likely gotten myself killed, arrested, or committed due to my “unruly” and “un-lady-like” behavior!

The book was narrated by Lillian Yves, who did a great job. The pacing seemed a bit too fast, so I lowered the speed which fixed my issue. I would say it was a technical issue as opposed to a narrator issue. The narrator did well with all the different character’s voices. The volume level of her voice was consistent throughout the listening experience, never dropping too low forcing me to constantly adjust the volume. This is a personal pet-peeve of mine and I am glad to say I did not find that issue in this audiobook.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Romantic Fiction.

Due to its setting and title, this might qualify for the sub-genres: Historical Romantic Fiction and Paranormal Romantic Fiction

For those that do not like these sub-genres, I say: Proceed Without Caution! Why? The time frame of the book is 1817, but it is not heavy on the history. And despite the mental imagery the title might conjure, it is not paranormal. Just regular humans who happen to live a long time ago.

Overall I give this 5 of 5 stars!

Best price (@ time of writing this post): The ebook version is available through Amazon Unlimited for free and then you can purchase the audiobook version for $1.99.


The Beast of Bath

The Beast of Bath

Written by Chasity Bowlin

Read by Lillian Yves

Review: The Beast of Bath: A Regency Fairytale

“This book was given to me for free at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.”

First Impressions: The Beast of Bath

First Impressions

First Impressions


First Impressions: Great Adaptation to a classic!

The story was unique and interesting. The narrator was good, but I did need to slow the track down a few clicks.

I loved the characters both main and secondary, and hated the villain.

The sex was hot but had heart!

I’d give it a 5 of 5 stars


The Beast of Bath

The Beast of Bath

Written by Chasity Bowlin

Read by Lillian Yves

First Impressions

“This book was given to me for free at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.”

Read Along With Me: The Beast of Bath Part 06

Read Along With Me

@ Chapter 15



This is the last chapter and the knots are still present.

Usual the hero wins the last battle, but there has been exception to this in the history of romances.

All we can do is cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Hopefully the threats will be permanently dealt with and The Beast and his Beauty can live again in society. I don’t think either of them misses it or wants it really, but not being attacked if and when you leave your house is a good thing.


The Beast of Bath

The Beast of Bath

Written by Chasity Bowlin

Read by Lillian Yves

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here


Read Along With Me: The Beast of Bath Part 03

Read Along With Me

@ Chapter 07



Now we get to the good stuff!

This union is reminding me of Cupid and Psyche, but then turns into the Phantom of the Opera. Hopefully there will be a happy ending for them both, and less woe.

Brava to Lady Thessaly for not being a shallow twat waffle! Way to stand by your man and put those stupid jerks in the proper perspective.

No electricity is such an odd idea. You think to yourself, “just turn the light on”, and then remember that it didn’t exist!

That makes me ponder the thought: What would someone of this time consider “Mood Lighting”?


The Beast of Bath

The Beast of Bath

Written by Chasity Bowlin

Read by Lillian Yves

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here


Read Along With Me: The Beast of Bath Part 05

Read Along With Me

@ Chapter 13


 

Getting down and dirty back in the day was way more time consuming than it is portrayed in books and movies. To the author’s credit, she does have some realistic aspects added. In all honesty, a true telling of it would take at least a chapter to just get naked.

My stomach is in fits now for the secondary characters, for they are often sacrificial lambs in the story. From a writer’s side of the coin, I realize there has to be conflict and pain. As a reader, however, I don’t want to see anyone I like meet an untimely end.

What secondary character(s) have you lost in your readings of any story from any genre that has hurt the most?


The Beast of Bath

The Beast of Bath

Written by Chasity Bowlin

Read by Lillian Yves

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here