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Beauty and the Billionaire

A Dirty Fairy Tale
Series: Dirty Fairy Tales, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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Ruthless bastard. White knight. But I just call him “Boss”. 

Thomas Goldstone. A man of a billion-dollar deals in custom-tailored suits, he demands more than your best. He’s scary. Driven. Haunted by inner demons that have taken him to the brink. But beneath the arrogant, controlling facade lies a heart of gold. It makes me want to solve him one growly, messy piece at a time. To be the only one who sees the truth of the man.

But I’m...me. A pink-haired, anime-loving, data-crunching geek with an office in the basement of Goldstone HQ. My chances with the big boss? Statistically insignificant.

His burning gaze and clenched jaw say otherwise though. They give me hope and ignite a flame so hot, my glasses fog up. 

I shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. Shouldn’t tempt the beast upstairs. Shouldn't keep wondering...do fairy tales really come true?

©2019 Lauren Landish (P)2019 Lauren Landish

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Wowwwwww😯😯😯

How these two found each other and some how heal each other ..what worries me is how this mystery’s man is still out for blood and I’m afraid that someone he loves will be hurt ??? Definitely looking forward to more .. 💜💕💜💕💜

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  • PATRICIA
  • 01-03-2019

What a beast!

Anything beast related and I want to listen to it. Lauren Landish has created Thomas Gladstone, wealthy business man, all business all the time, hard exterior...beast. When he sees Mia, one of his employees, he is captivated, but what she brings to him, is totally unexpected. Mia is a data analyst, video gamer and animae lover, in other words geeky girl. Her attraction to "Tommy" is strong and it's not about his money. When I started this story, I expected the typical format of the original fairy tale. Landish gives a little of that, but I found the emotion, heartache and growing love so much deeper that it drifted me away from my stereotype. We get a good look inside Thomas, the psychological trauma to a young child and the effects it has on a person as they grow. It's beautifully written, includes steamy love scenes, a little mystery and the growth of a wonderful relationship. I loved the listen.

Narrated from 3 points of view, we have an extremely talented team bringing this dirty fairy tale to life. Carly Robins is amazing, giving Mia that geeky feel in the beginning and a loving, supportive partner. Lance Greenfield is a perfect choice for Thomas. His raspy, alpha sound gives Thomas that authoritative growl, yet he has the ability to tone him down to the hurt and vulnerable man he is. Tor Thom as Blackwell has that sinister baritone. You can hear the evilness and plotting in the inflection of his voice. I can't wait to see what he will do next with Isabel!

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  • BelleReader
  • 02-03-2019

Holy Fairy Tale

Mia and Thomas are a fresh take on a tale as old as time. Mia is not your typical girl next store. She is more comfortable in from of her screens than the average person. She likes her bunker filled with monitors and code, but her beast of a boss just keeps infiltrating her thoughts. It may not be the best idea in her pink little head, but she’s got a yearning to get inside his castle.

Narration- The amazingness cannot be articulated with how great the narration is. I read the book, but the audio was on a whole other level of fire. There are certain scenes that are definitely NSFW and they even made my phone sweat a bit.

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  • GirlWhoPaints
  • 02-06-2019

One hell of an intense fairy tale!

Lots of new for me in this story! New to Lauren Landish, new to Carly Robins and new to Tor Thom! Starting with the story, Lauren Landish writes quite a tale! I loved Mia and her friends, I loved the flaws in Thomas, and Papa was surprisingly one of my favorite characters, though he is limited in actual scenes, he is woven so much through Mia that he is actually a developed character! Well done Lauren Landish! I am not sure how you did that but it was brilliant!

The twists were solid, everything from Thomas’ issues, the trip to Japan, the White Knight, and the villain...all has enough surprise and edge to keep me interested. Who I thought was the villain was just a horrible person and who was the villain surprised me!

Narration was solid, I will look for Carly Robins in the future, I want more from Tor Thom, and Lance Greenfield, who sometimes over does the intensity for my liking, was perfect for this book!

I will definitely be listening to more from Lauren Landish! Even though the sex was HOT the story was strong enough to ensure it wasn’t all I remember! Makes getting to the HEA just about perfect!

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  • Virginia
  • 02-03-2019

Exciting Story!

This one had me from the first and kept me there to the very last word! Tor Thom narrated Blackwell and I can’t wait to hear more of his work. His deep voice played Blackwell to perfection. Lance Greenfield gave a super performance of Thomas and Carly Robins was spot on. They were all great and they brought this hot story to life. It was just like watching a movie in my ears!

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  • Michelle Garcia
  • 03-09-2019

Excellent book very well written.

I'm a big fan of anything Carly Robins narrates and lending her skills to this already very well written book was just a match made in excellence. Very enjoyable and I recommend.

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  • janet hope
  • 27-08-2019

WOAH😍

This was the first book I’ve ever read by Lauren Landish and I AM HOOOOOKED. I tend to fall for the asshole-ish guy and I was already over the moon for Thomas. The story is written amazingly well. And the narration 😍😍 Lance did Tommy justice! Onto the next book in the series!

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  • Kristy Hacker
  • 17-08-2019

Wonderful

Do not have the time to read many books. So when I found this series on audible I dove right in to listen. They are great.

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  • Megan Owen
  • 20-06-2019

Great book

This book starts off a bit slow, but quickly turns into a great story that I couldn't turn off with a twist at the end. Very happy with my purchase.

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  • Patricia E. Brown
  • 03-06-2019

Awesome

This listen was breath hold, skin tingling pretty much from start to finish. The story tellers are great and really give the characters true personality. I would recommend this to all who love bad boy stories.

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  • sls
  • 23-05-2019

good read

quite seductive good read. I would recommend not having it read out loud without headphones LOL

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 15-07-2019

really liked it<br />

there are a lot of sex part but the plot is really good so it's not one of these book only with sex and nothing else.
so let yourself go and enjoy it