02/17/2013 -- Brief Rating explanationOverall Rating = 3 StarsBook Cover / Book Blurb = 3 / 2 = 2.5 StarsWriter’s Voice = 3 StarsCharacter Development = 4 StarsStory Appreciation = 3.5 StarsWorth the Chili = 2 Stars [$4.99 Amazon – not available B&N]This is an inter-racial story taken loosely from the Disney "Beauty & the Beast" model. When you read the blurb you think this H gets wounded causing the extensive facial damage. This is not the case. The heroine is a larger, light skinned African American girl with real self-image issues. In the end these two come together in a decently written story. This book was recommended by a few people on a string I follow. Glad I got this opportunity and will be on the lookout for other books by this author.For a different twist in a time worn tale, check this one out.Happy Reading!