a twist on the classic beauty and the beast tale comes
Beau and the Lady Beast. The beau in this story is
Beau Brannigan, a rich, former model and current stockholder
of MacLean Cosmetics, a company run by Isadora MacLean.
Isadora doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and that’s what Beau is
in her mind – a fool, albeit a handsome, younger fool, whose
sheer presence reminds her that she is a woman. However
Isadora refuses to acknowledge her feelings because she was
badly burned by her former husband. But like the fairy tale,
Beau confronts the beast, this time on his grounds.
As a child, I was never a big fan of the
beauty and the beast fairytale – I thought the dad was a weak
toad - but I digress. There are no toad-like characters in
Beau and the Lady Beast. In fact, Beau is a
stone-cold fox. It is obvious that Beau has deep feelings for
Isadora but since he is playing for keeps, he has to prove to
her that she can count on him to keep her safe and that her
strength and assertiveness do not turn him off. Beau
and the Lady Beast is likely to become one of your
favorite bedtime stories.