Beauty and The Bigfoot
- [Category:2009 Releases]][[Category:Paranormal romance]
- Author: Kelli Wilkins
- Publisher: Amber Quill Press
- Pub date: 2009
- Setting: Washington State
- Buy: Beauty & The Bigfoot
- ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-559-1 (Electronic)
Tara’s world is anything but normal. Her father is known as the resident crackpot – just because he’s on a personal mission to catch a Sasquatch. Despite all of the “Bigfoot evidence” cluttering their house, Tara never really believed in Bigfoot – until the day her father brought him home.
She affectionately names her father’s prized catch ‘Joe’ and discovers there’s something oddly familiar – and erotic – about him. With a media circus descending on her father’s ranch and a showdown brewing with the local sheriff, Tara risks her life to save Joe. When Tara finally succumbs to her animalistic urges, she learns that Joe is not exactly who – or what – he seems. Joe is more than a Sasquatch – he’s her soul mate!
4 Coffee Cups! "I thought this story was going to take a weird and strange turn when I first started reading it. A large sigh of relief escaped my lips when I discovered it to be a regular love story with an odd twist. I enjoyed this book a lot. I have always been fascinated by the idea of Bigfoot and the author heightened my curiosity by adding a hint of the Native Americans’ belief. Tara’s father, Charlie, adds a certain comedic flair to this book. His dedication to Bigfoot and not caring about public opinion won my heart. This is one story where you will laugh and sigh all in one reading." Kimberly, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
"An Erotic Twist on the Classic Bigfoot Tale" Having a father who is a certified Bigfoot investigator was not easy for Tara MacAllister growing up. He has been obsessed with the fictional creature for years, even claiming one lived within miles of their own place. Not believing in Bigfoot, Tara warred with her father constantly, until the day he actually brings Bigfoot home.
Feeling an instant connection to the tall, hairy creature that looked very much human, Tara is strangely not afraid around him. Deciding he needs another name besides Bigfoot, she names him "Joe". Succumbing to the desire between them, Tara learns there is more to Joe than anyone knows. What she finds under all of the hair is something more than just a legend, she finds true love.
"Beauty & the Bigfoot" is a thoroughly entertaining read on a classic legend, that I found enjoyable and sexy! Ms. Wilkins puts a twist on the bigfoot myth, that left me pleased with the ending. "Beauty & the Bigfoot" was a well thought out, erotic and downright fun read to the end! I loved Tara and her take on what is happening to her, and Joe is just a downright yummy male, even if he is a little hairy! If you are looking for a fun, erotic and entertaining read then Ms. Wilkins delivers. Reviewed by Missy Brown – paranormalromance.org
I could use a lot of words to describe Kelli A. Wilkins’ BEAUTY & THE BIGFOOT, but if I had to narrow it down to just one summary word, it would be this: fun. I knew I was going to be in for a treat when I picked this novella up; there was just no way that a story with a title such as this could take itself seriously. I mean c’mon…love with Bigfoot? Sex with Sasquatch? How far-out is that? I am delighted to report that I was right. This story was a hoot and a half, and Ms. Wilkins has definitely been placed on my “authors to be watched” list because of it.
In light of the fact that the hero and the heroine are not the same species in this story, I want to dispel any potential freak-outs in advance. This is not bestiality. BEAUTY & THE BIGFOOT skirts around the threatened taboo by making it very clear that Joe is more than just a Sasquatch. Ms. Wilkins does an excellent job of bringing Tara and Joe together, however unbelievable such a romance might be, and she does it with wit and a humor that is completely irresistible.
This story brims over with amusing characters. We have a cute, horny and funny heroine, her father who teeters on the brink of being a certified nut case, and a Sasquatch with a dirty mind. In addition, we meet a pot-bellied trigger-happy redneck sheriff, a pack of smarmy newshounds, and an entire small town who thinks Tara and her father are liars and frauds.
I found myself grinning and even laughing out loud a number of times as I read this story. Tara’s smart mouth, her horror at being attracted to the Sasquatch, and her incessant prattle to Joe even though he can’t really understand her make her incredibly likeable. Her father is the quintessential picture of the nutty crackpot who has been vindicated after so many years, calling the media and the press to show off his find. We want to dislike him because of the media circus he creates around Joe, but we can’t help but like the guy. And then there’s Joe. He is, well, a Sasquatch. He’s big, hairy, smelly, and kind of strange-looking, but he is also intriguing. We see that there is something under the hair, and we wonder about who he is and how he came to be in this situation.
I quite enjoyed reading BEAUTY & THE BIGFOOT. It is a quick and easy read, entertaining, and even sexy at times. And now that I’ve “discovered” Ms. Wilkins writing, I am definitely going to have to explore her backlist of stories. And maybe sign up for her newsletter as well.
--Bobby, Reviewer, Bookwenches