Monday, July 8, 2019

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla Review

Beau & Bett
by Kathryn Berla


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I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

When Beau LeFrancois' mother gets into a car accident with Bettina Diaz, Beau ends up working off their debt at the Diaz Farm due to the LaFrancois' having no car insurance and no money to pay for damages. Bettina is known by her school as "The Beast" and has no actual friends. While working at the Diaz Farm, Beau gets to know Bett and starts to wonder if maybe she is not as bad as he's heard. 

I thought this book was well written, for the most part. There were a couple odd parts in the book, like when book is calculating how much time he has left in his head, but it didn't take anything away from the story for me. I found the story itself to be enjoyable even though it's not normally something I'd reach for. The characters had slight dimensions making them more then flat characters, however, they could have used just a little more depth. 

I enjoyed how light and fun this book was. I was able to get through it very quickly and found myself sad that it was over. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book as I'm not usually a fan of YA Romance or Beauty and The Beast. So what made me want to read this book? Honestly, the cover was what initially drew me in. Also, I've been wanting to read more fairytale retellings. I would definitely read more by this author and look forward to reading her other books. 

While I had some issues with the book, I really enjoyed it. It was light and fun and it was exactly what I needed at the time I read it. If you are looking for an in depth, life-changing YA romance, this is not the book for that. But if you just want a light quick read with a happy ending then I definitely recommend this book. 

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked this one for the most part. Sorry to hear the characters weren't as fleshed out as they could be though!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. I love the fairytale twist on this one! Beauty & the Beast is one of my favorites and the originality of switching the characters has moved this one to the top of my retellings list :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I've never been a beauty and the beast fan but this was really good.

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