Beauty and the Alpha
by Liliana Carlisle
The author cleverly wove the classic fairy tale together with an omegaverse setting and blended the two together really well. I’ve not read the original fairy tale, so I don’t know how dark that one goes, but this is very much on the lighter end of the spectrum, albeit the one that still has plenty of steamy sex included!
It did feel a little light on the omegaverse side of things in terms of instinct, dynamics and hierarchy. Personally I would have liked a little more focus on her nesting, the knotting, how the A/B/O dynamic is viewed within the world, but then it possibly would have lost that wonderful fairy tale feel.
It balances on the edge of novel and novella, in terms of length, which limited how much world building the author could achieve. However she did finely craft two rich and detailed main characters who drew me into the story and made the reading experience very enjoyable. It’s not a book that will drag your emotions through the wringer, but sometimes we want a pleasant read, a warm hug of comfort and joy, and this is just the book for getting that.
I sold my soul to the devil.
I traded my life for my father’s freedom.
Now I’m the Alpha’s prisoner, and he only wants one thing from me…
To be his mate.
But there’s more to me than meets the eye—I’ll never be the perfect Omega he expects me to be.
He’ll always be a monster in my eyes.
And if he thinks I can save him…
He couldn’t be more wrong.
Beauty and the Alpha is a non-shifter Omegaverse fairytale. It is a standalone novella with dark themes and a HEA!