Review: Beauty & the beast by Skye Warren

Beauty & the Beast
(Beauty #1-4)
by Skye Warren
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Oct. 7, 2013
Genre: Erotica

Fall in love with this modern day fairy tale…


Erin cleans Mr. Morris’s house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves.Blake Morris knows he’s scarred both inside and out and is no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college. But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself and moaning her name, all bets are off.


When Blake receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an associate professor, he knows this is his chance to reenter the world–and to be worthy of the woman he loves. Erin wants this chance for him to heal…even if it means leaving her behind.

And when they enter the classroom on the first day, both of them are in for a shock.


A troubling revelation puts Blake’s newfound career in jeopardy and Erin’s impending graduation at risk. The couple forge ahead, determined that love conquers all. They find a new depth to their respect for one another and new heights for their sensual play, but secrets and shadows lay in wait along the path.


With the end of semester approaching,Erin and Blake decide to lay low. After all, they have all the time in the world after that. Except Blake’s future at the university is up in the air and trouble is brewing back in Erin’s hometown. When the couple is tested, they will have to trust each other to forge their own sexy ending.



I was really excited to start B&tB. The fact that it stars a scarred hero as the Hero really drew my attention. I love when a former military member gets a HEA. Plus, the fact that he falls in love with his maid and vise verse sounded like it was going to be a swoon-worthy story. However, this did not work for me.

The story starts off with Erin entering Blake’s home to clean for the day. Instead of a normal day of cleaning, she walks in on him masturbating, and calling out her name. Instead of slinking away and maybe giving the guy some privacy, she proceeds to stand there and stare at him through his bedroom door while he takes care of business. Of course he realizes she’s there, apologizes profusely… and they decide to have sex. Boom! Bam! Pow! Whiplash! The chapter cuts out with them cuddling and then starts back up the next time she shows up to his house to clean. She’s worried how things will be, he’s worried about how things will be… however, I was left wondering how they untangled themselves in the last scene. THAT was when things would get weird and you would know how the other felt, not a couple days later when you show up to work again. Of course, they worried for nothing because all of a sudden they are in bed… again! I just, I didn’t really know what was going on. I felt so disconnected from everything. Like I was being tossed snippets of a story from the eyes of a fly on the way. I didn’t understand their connection, their romance, or the characters themselves. It felt very cut and dry… and flat to be honest. I was bored to tears because I just didn’t care about either of the characters. Now, sometimes with an erotica you aren’t given a whole bunch of information other than the sexy times, however, this story lacked that! The bedroom scenes were so clinical and stilted that there was no passion or emotion taking place.

I’ve read this author’s Endgame series and really enjoyed it, but this was not for me. It had all the ingredients for a five-star read for me, but I just couldn’t even make it to the halfway point before throwing in the towel. Everything from the world building to the characters lacked substance, and I just felt extremely bored while reading this.



2 Thoughts on “Review: Beauty & the beast by Skye Warren

  1. I felt some of the same way with this one. Some parts towards the end of the book were good but I was bored with these two quite often.

  2. Oh dear… This was one I picked up a while back when it was a freebie. It sounds really good but your review is definitely making me think twice about reading it! 🙁

Jump in on the discussion: click on the notify button below to follow along

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Post Navigation