the Bookworm and the Beast

When quiet, bookish Izzy Simon accepts a two-week assignment as an assistant for an author of children’s books, it seems like the perfect way for her to make some much-needed extra money, but the grumpy author claims he doesn’t want or need her services. He might be as handsome as a storybook prince, but his prickly personality and resistance to all things Christmas are sure to make for a chilly holiday season.

Derek Croft never agreed to the cheery temp his staff arranges for him while they’re on vacation. Izzy is his polar opposite, but Derek soon realizes she could be the perfect solution to his interfering family…if he can get her to agree to pretend to be his live-in girlfriend. Before long Izzy’s sweet disposition and unflappable optimism has him decorating a tree and looking forward to late night hot cocoa, but he’s all too aware their time together can’t last.

Praise for the Bookworm and the Beast

“The Bookworm and The Beast by Charlee James is a feel good read that warms the heart, and brings smiles with its smattering of comical dialogue. This is the first book I have read from author Charlee James and I was not disappointed. Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley”

Talking Books Blog

“A Downright PERFECT modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast! Beauty and the Beast is my FAVORITE fairy tale and when I saw this I just HAD to read it. And I was NOT the least bit disappointed! IT was soft, sexy, sweet, smoldering and had me sighing ever so happily. There are some incredibly tender moments and some that made me sniffle a bit. But all in all, this romance is a MUST READ! Sweet, kind, charming and endearing, this story had me totally enchanted!  I give this stunning story a HAPPILY EVER AFTER FIVE SHOOTING STARS!”

Marie’s Tempting Reads

“Bookworm and the Beast is a gorgeous holiday fairy tale, complete with a library-loving heroine and a grouchy but heart-of-gold hero, all set in a veritable castle. Grab your cocoa and a cozy chair, and prepare to lose yourself for a few enjoyable hours.”

NYT bestselling author Donna Alward

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