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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The description of Beau & Bett drew me in, as I like reading retelling of fairy tales. Kathryn Berla says this is a modern retelling of beauty and the beast, but I didn’t really get that feel. I mean, Bett was called The Beast by kids at school, but aside from that, I just felt like it was a YA romance novel about two teenagers developing relationship. Regardless, I really enjoyed the story. I was pleasantly surprised the narrator of the book was Beau, since so many of these books are told from the girl’s point of view. The author has a wonderful way of writing, so we can envision the story unfolding. I look forward to reading more of her stories, because I really enjoyed it. The characters are great, and I love that they each have a back story as well as hidden traits we uncover along the way.
Bett, formally known as Bettina Diaz, is a spoiled rich kid, but isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She may change her clothes several times a day, and get a new car because her old one got some dents and scratches, but she is also a rancher, down to her core. Beau is, for lack of a better term, poor. His father is a picker, who is out of work due to injury, and his mom is a caretaker or maid. He is a teenager who spends much of his spare time babysitting his younger siblings and helping around the house. He is thrown in another world when he find himself having to work off debt to Bettina’s family. She seems so different, lives in a whole other world, in fact. But Beau cant help but feel drawn to her. Maybe its because of her social awkwardness, but it feels like something more. There were some surprising twists along the way, and I liked that it kept me guessing.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

So when I first saw the cover for this book I didn’t really bother to read the blurb because I am all for modern day retelling’s of fairy tales – they are some of my favourite reads so I just jumped right in and I got a huge surprise – this book was not what I was expecting at all but it was a great read! Like I say not what I was expecting but enjoyable nonetheless. Although I will say that I don’t think I would have necessarily have guessed from reading the book that it was a retelling of Beauty and The Beast to be perfectly honest if it hadn’t been made clear on the cover. The authors writing was good, the story had a great pace and flow to it.
I did struggle to connect with the characters at times, I found them a little irritating but I think as the story progressed I began to understand them a little more.
I have read a few books by this author now and as always I look forward to reading more in the future.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great love story about 2 people from different backgrounds being thrown together by chance and finding that they are more compatible than they first thought.

Beau is a young guy who lives with his family. His mum is hardworking supporting the family since his fathers accident. Life is tricky and not always easy for them as money is tight but they get by.
One day that changes when Beau’s mum has a accident with a car on the Diaz Ranch. The accident was with the daughter of the Ranch owner Bett.

With no way to pay for the damage, Beau offers to work on the ranch to make the payment.
Beau and Bett encounter each other a lot and things become different between them. By getting to know each other Beau was able to see the Beauty inside the Beast.

I loved this story, its a classic story retold in a different way for modern times but still held all the charm and wonder.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved the flip in roles

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

4 stars

I Absolutely love Beauty and the beast, this took it on a new spin where the genders are flipped. Beau is a sweet young man trying to help his family by working to pay off a debt from his mother.  Bett is a spoiled young woman who has an awful nickname.

Its best to read the story to get what is happening on the surface.

Nice change of pace from what i have been reading lately.

I can’t wait for more from this author!

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla was a cute read! I would give this book a four out of five stars. A new take on a classic fairy tale. I loved Beau’s point of view, the tone was really refreshing. Beau is a fantastic person and I have a ton of love for his family.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla is a contemporary telling of Beauty and the Beast. It is a tale  that you will either love or hate. The story is told in the male POV and this version of the  telling sets your mind as to the other characters, which once again you will either love or  hate. It is YA story and there is a role reversal of who the beauty was and who was the beast.  Unfortunately, I could only see a vague relationship between Beauty and the Beast and the  story did not grab me but that being said it is written for the YA age group. It is a bit hard to  get into in the beginning but I did warm up a bit towards the end. Give it a go it may surprise  you.

3.5

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla. This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with the roles reversed. It is loosely based on the story. Its the story of Beau LeFrancois and Bettina Diaz. They meet when Beau’s mom wrecks Bett’s luxury SUV and doesn’t have the money or insurance to cover the damage. Luckily no one was injured. Beau’s dad is out of work and his mom having this wreck causes his family major financial stress so Beau goes to the Diaz’s Ranch and asks if he can work off the debt for his family. He’s heard of “Bett” and her being called “The Beast” because of her crazy temper but he plans on just staying away from her and doing his job. Only Bett is fascinated with Beau and almost follows him along like a puppy. When Beau really gets to know Bett her realizes there is more to her than just a temper. His feelings begin to change towards her. Is he actually beginning to have feelings for “The Beast’? Read Beau & Bett to find out if their romance makes it! Sweet short story!

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beau and Bett is a brilliant modern take on a classic fairytale. I’ve read many books by Kathryn Berla and this by far my favourite. I was hooked from the get-go with this read, and even with it being a quick read I felt a-lot went on and we got a good insight into both Beau & Bett journeys. Both the main characters had great interactions with each other and I loved getting to know them both, you grew to love them both in different ways and wish they would get a HEA. This is definitely an all-rounder read, that can be enjoyed and loved by all.

I highly recommend this read, and cant wait to read more from this author!

 

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla is a young adult contemporary romance, which has a bit of a Beauty and the Beast feel to it, but with a modern twist. It is a sweet story that reverses the traditional roles in the classic Beauty and the Beast. It was definitely an interesting take on the classic fairy tale- and as I have read several of Ms. Berla’s books now, so I was happy to jump in and follow along.
Ms. Berla wrote the story in such a way that it felt ‘current’, entirely realistic, and believable. I liked Beau, but I couldn’t quite connect with Bett which made it difficult for me to like her- even though I really wanted to.
As with all Ms. Berla’s stories, his book delivers a great message- about family, friendship, being true to yourself, standing up for yourself, speaking up, and being heard.

Thank you, Ms. Berla!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Julie Lounello

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla is a five star novel. This is my second novel by this author and I have loved them both! This was like a modern day yelling of Beauty and the Beast. The roles are reversed, but it still did the trick! When we are introduced to Beau, his family is struggling. With dad out of work and all the bills piling up and mom having an accident, Beau knows he needs to do something to help out. When he goes to the estate of the rich kid his mom had an accident with, he asks them for a job to pay the bill to fix the car. Little does he know how awful Bett can be. As he gets to know her more, he realizes there is much more to her life than just being an awful, spoiled rich girl.

Review by @julie-lounello
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