His Beauty by Jack Harbon

5-starsOverall Rating: 5 Stars

Title: His Beauty

Author: Jack Harbon

Format: eBook Borrowed from Kindle Unlimited


Beauty and the Beast retelling
Short & steamy
New favorite


I am such a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings and when I saw that Jack Harbon wrote one, a novella no less, I knew I had to read it for Smutathon.

It did not disappoint.

This book stood apart from all the other retellings I’ve read. It was short and steamy and graphic and even brutal sometimes, and I loved every second of it.

Did I mention that The Beast was never a human in this book? Nope. He was full beast the entire time. We love a good taboo Beauty and the Beast retelling that somehow works. Perhaps my favorite part of the book was when Jack thanked Katee Robert in the acknowledgments for giving him the inspiration to write and publish a novel that tapped into his dark and taboo side.

Trigger Warnings

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blood, death, taboo, kidnapping, toxic relationship, imprisonment

Butterfly Rating: 4 Stars


Re-read Worthiness: YES

Bookshelf Placement: NEED

Book Boyfriend Rating: 3 stars