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  • Adara and the Beast

  • A Modern Lesbian Fairy Tale, Vol 1
  • By: Emily Sharp
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+, Romance
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Louise Vandercourt lives in a modern-day castle, but she does not believe in fairy tales nor the silly ideas of love that are associated with them. However, she does believe in the power of money and knows it can buy her anything, including the beauty who walks by her property every day. No one tells Louise "No", and no matter what the cost, Louise will have her beauty by her side forever. 

Though life seems to be at its worst, Adara Monroe still believes in fairy-tale endings, and the majestic castle not far from her home may be the very place where it could happen. Love, laughter, and happily ever afters, all these things must be so close....

When a series of events forces Adara to reside in the castle, she soon realizes that not all fairy tales are filled with happiness and princesses full of love. In fact, some are cursed with darkness and a very cruel beast. 

In order for Adara to have the happily ever after she has always desired, she must find a way to break the curse of the castle and the curse of the one who has taken hold of her as well.  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Emily Sharp (P)2018 Tantor

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Great story of hate, love and forgiveness

It was a story about hate, love and forgiveness. I loved the story so much. It will make you cry, hate and laugh. I'm not going to give any thing away because it a great book. I gave it 4 out if 5 stars because it drag a little in the middle. But I still loved it. I had the audio book and the narrator was great. Gave the story life. It is a modern tail of Beauty and the Beast. Can not wait for the other 2 books to come out in audio book form. Thank you Emily Sharp for a great story that I love

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  • Laura Straub
  • 16-03-2020

Mixed feelings

The author did such a good job at turning Louise into a true beastly and vile person that I had a really hard time hoping for a happy ending. She is a garbage human for most of the book. Yes, she has a change of heart and realizes her wicked ways were morally reprehensible but it was not enough for me, I pretty much hated her too much by that point and I am not nearly as forgiving as Sophie or Adara. I stuck it out to the end because the narrator did such a good job.

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  • Greyson Levi
  • 11-09-2020

TO BE HONEST

I didn't exactly care for the story. Louise was cruel and irredeemable to me. I was hoping that there was no HAPPILY EVER AFTER for her. She didn't deserve one with Adara. Adara was naive and Louise was a monster to her staff and to Adara. Manipulative c*nt.

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  • Sharran Young
  • 10-09-2020

every word

i hung on every word. wanting to hear the words of love expressed. surprised twist with a fairy tale ending. i love how each piece of an original classic was modernized, technology updated. and the narrator was quite delightful

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  • sara55435
  • 20-08-2020

not my favorite. the love story was really flat.

I wanted to like this do much. it really feels short for me. There just want enough chemistry.

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  • Christy
  • 04-07-2020

almost Worth it

hard to listen to narrator, voice seemed fake. the story is a 7 of 10

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  • MsCC
  • 04-05-2020

Wow!!!

There’s nothing more to say! I’m so glad I decided to leave my comfort zone and try this. Well written story!
I say all fairy tale lovers should give this a try.

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  • Bridget
  • 24-02-2020

love

I love this book I cried and laughed and just couldn't stop listening congratulations to the Arthur. just loved to too much

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-05-2019

Great Story

Great story read the book first really loved it ,I really loved Lucy's narration for Louise was brilliant a more vile,evil ,manipulative bully I've ever heard,credit of course must also go to Emily for her superb writing,Can we have Snow White and The Seven Brides next please

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  • Sky ;)
  • 05-11-2020

Hmm ok

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This one was ok, I liked the author's other book a lot more. I feel like Beauty and the Beast gets a bad reputation about being a huge Stockholm syndrome as love story, which I usually feel is unfair. This story made it feel like that was exactly what was going on. I really couldn't stand Louise she felt like this entitled spoiled abusive jerk, I hated how it felt like I was reading the script of a Lifetime movie except the abuse victim stays with the abuser this time. I do wish I knew what year or universe this took place in because in some ways the technology seemed up to date but then at other times it felt like it was in the 90's or a very isolated town.

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  • Foxy
  • 05-11-2019

An enchanting lesbian story

This story was beautifully written and had us hooked from the beginning to the end. The narration was excellent. Louise was cruel and maniplative, yet you could see where she was coming from, and all she wants is to be loved. We hope all Emily Sharp fairy tale books come with audible soon.

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  • Valdemar
  • 23-09-2019

A beautiful, emotional tale of love and forgivenes

Now I'm not the sort of person who cries but I must admit the story had me teary-eyed on many occasions.
Even though Louise can be cruel and manipulative you can't help but feel sorry for her and root for her to find love and become a better person.

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