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Bobby and the Beast (A Gay Twink Romance Fairy Tale) Kindle Edition
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This story was practically an identical replication of Beauty and the Beast with some very minor changes. While it was cool to see it written in with a MM twist, it was too similar for me to love.
The story starts out with a completely conceited and rude prince who does not show mercy to a troll, who happens to be a sorcerer. The sorcerer casts a curse on the Prince to have his ugly insides match his outer exterior. The prince becomes the Beast. The main character is Bobby (who has the same initial as Belle) who loves to read books. There is an annoying/jerk guy named Gary (who has the same initial as Gaston) who feels that Bobby should be with him. Bobby lives with his father on a farm and are having tough times. When his father goes out to sell his prized pumpkin he gets caught in a storm, finds the Beast’s castle, and gets imprisoned by him for daring to pick a rose to bring home to Bobby. Just like the movie, Bobby goes looking for his father and offers himself as a trade. Bobby gets to stay with the beast in the castle and eventually gets to know him a little. Unfortunately, this is the part that was really lacking for me. I would have loved to see more of this actual relationship building. Instead, the relationship stuff happened off page and I felt like I was told about it instead of reading it. Of course, there is drama where Gary tries to go after the Beast and Bobby loves the Beast. There was so much in this book that was similar, but one difference that I did like was that instead of a rose wilting (like in the Disney movie), crying made a handkerchief fill up and when that was done, the curse was complete and he would stay as a Beast forever. The differences were minor, though.
In some ways, I wish the story was a little bit longer so that I could see more of the relationship develop between Bobby and the Beast, but by the end of the story, I was so annoyed that it was relatively unoriginal and the same story that I already knew that I would not have wanted to read much more. It wasn’t a bad story, it just needed a little more originality for me to make it great.
Most versions treat the whole "how the arrogant Prince got cursed" part as a prologue or just a couple lines stating that it happened. Mark Pace's Bobby and the Beast gives this beginning of the fairy tale its own full, fleshed out scene. I was like wow, that Prince kind of deserved the curse he got because he was acting like such a big jerk!
That also made the ending a lot stonger for me. It meant more when a nice innocent, twink like Bobby fell for the Beast. Since Bobby saw the good in him and the Beast finally saw it in himself, it showed how much he changed.
While the idea of Beauty and the Beast appealed to me, there was something missing in this story. I didn’t connect with the writing, which at times appeared to be somewhat undeveloped. Written as a parody, it seems, the story worked best, ironically, when Bobby the Twink was not being mentioned. When discussing just the beast or even Bobby’s father, the story was less enthusiastic and more subtle, for lack of a better word. There are so many over the top aspects that at times I put the book down. The writing is rough in spots and there are time jumps that made things more OTT. The Beast turns from bad to wonderful too quickly and Bobby fickle to “he’s mine” in a heartbeat! But that aside, it is a fairy tale and so that is to be expected.
For those who enjoy their fairy tales mixed up MM style, this version may satisfy, as long as the reader goes into it knowing it’s definitely not taking itself seriously.
Bobby and the Beast made me "awwww" at the end. My favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast and so of course I fell in love with Prince Christopher, even with him being such a shallow person at the beginning. And Bobby the Twink (the villager's name for Bobby made me LOL) was irresistible, too!
I had a really good time racing through this story and really enjoyed revisiting my old fairytale reads.
For a fun read, this book will not disappoint!
"I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast or Malar House .