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Stealing Beauty

Jessica Collins

4.6 Stars
From 14 Reviews

A stubborn beauty….
Anabelle Lehala just wants to spend time with her best friend, finish law school, and provide a good life for her and her father. Her world is knocked upside down when she meets a mysterious, captivating stranger who tempts her like no one before. Refusing to be just another notch in his belt, Belle forces herself to stay away from him at all costs.

An egotistical beast….
Rich, powerful, and handsome, Aleksandr Wolfe has been accustomed to getting whatever he desires. That is, until he meets Belle. Immediately captivated by her, Aleks can’t understand why she won’t give in to the obvious mutual desire between them. Helpless to stay away from her, Aleks wonders if she’ll be the one thing he can never have.

The fight for her life….
When Anabelle finds herself in danger after refusing the advances of Gabriel Avenant, a man who believes she is his and his alone, Aleksandr vows to protect her. As their attraction grows, they each must decide if they are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice—their hearts.

Stealing Beauty is a 99,000-word novel.

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incredible

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... Stealing Beauty was a very romantic and sexual book that I truly enjoyed... the storyline in the book was fantastic it kept yo the storyline in the book was fantastic it kept you on your toes... All the characters in the novel was also very intriguing and intelligent... Altogether I truly enjoyed this novel and I would read another one of her books anytime...

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Stealing Beauty (Fairy Tales After Dark Book... Jessica Collins

by Babs

A new spin on a classic fairy-tale that I enjoyed reading. I will be looking for more books by this Author.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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WOW!

by mima48

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A great read. Wonderful plot and characters.

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frustrating

by Valeen

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Stealing Beauty irritated and frustrated me. Aleks is a really despicable guy throughout most of the story. He plays so many games with Belle, he's so hot and cold that it gave me whiplash. It caused Belle to question herself, when the only person who should have been questioning themselves was Aleks. And then there's the fact that he essentially was holding her hostage when their sexual relationship started. Hm, in my mind that makes their "relationship" a forced one. Yes, he was keeping her there to protect her, but still, she was essentially being held hostage. He even threatened her when she attempted to leave, so yeah...not such a prince charming, definitely a beast.

I can get behind damaged characters acting like complete asses if they redeem themselves fairly quickly in the story, but here, Aleks didn't redeem himself until the very end. That's far too late for me. I can firmly say that had Aleks been a more likable character, or had he redeemed himself earlier in the story, I would have been able to give this a higher rating. It's sexy, definitely, and well written, but Aleks is unlikable for me, and the games being played, the back and forth and hot and cold were simply too much for me. It all gave me a headache, and made my reading experience pretty unpleasant. Thankfully there was an electric chemistry between Aleks and Belle, or I'd have rated this even lower.

I can accept this as a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but I simply can't say that I enjoyed it or liked it. If it hadn't been so passionate, I'd have rated it even lower. You may feel differently, though, and I know I'm in the minority, but I just cannot get behind a story where I dislike one of the leads.

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A really great read

by poppy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.I really enjoyed this book I am a sucker for a go adult fairy tale and this one did not disappoint.It was really well written with great characters I just loved Anabelle and Aleksandr they had great chemistry.This was a really hot and sexy read and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

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A Very Enjoyable Book

by Karen Galloway

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A Really Enjoyable take on the fairytale we grew up with. This is a great book with a good story and really enjoyable characters. I would recommend this book to anyone. I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. Can't wait to read more from Jessica Collins

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Hot & Sexy Beauty and the Beast

by Aunt G

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Stealing Beauty (Fairy Tales After Dark Book 1) by Jessica Collins is a very good read. Intense and so full of passion, this adult reimagining of Beauty and the Beast is super steamy and sexy. A hot and oh so thrilling ride that keeps you engaged and entertained. I loved Annabelle and Aleksandr's story and I hope you will to.

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Protecting Belle

by MJM2003

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This is a tribute to Beauty and the Beast in many ways and is fun to read. Alecs cannot understand why Belle will not succumb to his charms as he can see that she desires him just as he desires her. But Belle is made of stronger stuff and doesn't want a one night stand with wealthy Alecs. She has to care for herself and her dad after finishing law school. It is only when she is threatened by Gabriel who believes that she is his that Alecs says he will protect her. As they get closer will they maintain their stance or give into the passion that is lurking between them? beautifully written by Jessica Collins who is a new author to me and I will be looking out for more books by her.
DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED.

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new spin on a classic

by happygurl

Beauty and the Beast is a favorite with so many and for good reason. This is a modern take on that tale. I like the classic story so much that almost any take or spin on it is enjoyable to me in some way. I'll admit that at times the Beast in this particular variation of the tale was not always my type of guy and in another story, he wouldn't be my fav. But overall, I did enjoy reading this spin of the classic. Very hot and adult update.

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Beauty & Beast

by Tammy

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Stealing Beauty is a emotional rollercoaster ride. Annabelle is a lawyer striving for a better life for her and her father. Annabelle is pursued by Gabriel who is obsessed with her. She finds herself rescued and living with Aleksandr so he can protect her from Gabriel. The chemistry between Belle and Alek was intense. The story was well written and kept my interest. This was a very enjoyable take on a fairytale classic.

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Best Beast Ever

by rainbowtourist

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I voluntarily read an arc of this book provided by Booksprout for a fair and honest review. It’s 4:38 am and I just finished this book. Before reading this author’s take on Beauty and the Beast I thought the story had been done to death. This is my first Jessica Collins book and boy is it a winner! I mean stay up all night, park yourself in a chair page turner. This book was loaded with story, the pacing is divine and hold your kindle with oven mitts hot. Can’t wait for the next book. Easiest⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ever.

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Wonderful

by Crystal viverette

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I love this Dark romance. Aleksandr Wolfe is in for it. He has finely found a women that does not fall at his feet. Belle down to won't to be just another women to him but when she finds herself in a bad spot will she give in to Aleksandr.
I fell in love with the character's and story line. This well written story has twists and turns hot chemistry and danger.

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No Spoilers!

by Julia

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This story, just wow! It will have your emotions all over the place. You can feel Annabelle (Belle) and Aleks' (Beast) chemistry from the start. I liked how it took forever for redemption (who's I'm not saying), but I disliked the questioning oneself; because that person had no reason to. And yet, I know that was Jessica's intentions, which makes you love it just as much. You're hot, then cold; just like a certain someone. Haha.

Want to know who? Grab a copy and find out. ;)

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Couldn't put it down

by vamsally

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This story has all elements that would entice...fairy tale, complex characters, steamy romance, danger, happily ever after. It is a full length love story you won't want to put down until the end.