Audio Book Review: The Beastly Princess by Lacy Williams


Wow! This story was fabulous! The Beastly Princess is book four in the Cowboy Fairytales series and will make the most sense if it is read in order within the series. I’ve enjoyed the entire series so far, yet this book is one of my favorites.

I really appreciated being able to see where Eloise was coming from and find out why she behaved the way she did in various situations. She never emotionally healed from the accident that left her scarred. The way she related to people and the self consciousness she felt about her appearance led to many uncomfortable situations.

I thought that the set up for the way Eloise and Cody met and eventually got to know each other was very clever. I liked Cody so much in this story. He was the definition of a hero in the way he behaved not only to Eloise, but also to his uncle. His heart and ability to see beyond the Princess’ scars was impressive, as was his desire to help her see herself as he saw her.

What a sweet story! Once again, the narration for this audio book was performed by Lara Asmundson and was extremely enjoyable to listen to. I’m looking forward to the fifth and final book in the series.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


the-beastly-princessFrom a USA Today bestselling author comes Book 4 in the Cowboy Fairytales series

Her scars frighten everyone away…
Crown Princess Eloise is used to tabloid headlines calling her a monster and touting her fiery temper. The headlines are true, after all. Although an automobile accident years ago scarred her and stole her dreams, she still has a responsibility to her people. So when her dying father demands she show the media a softer side, she can’t refuse. The problem is she doesn’t have a softer side. Add a cowboy that sees the woman beyond the scars and Eloise finds she can’t hide anymore…
Pro bull rider Cody Austin was only supposed to be in Glorvaird to stand up in his buddy’s wedding. But when he ends up a temporary prisoner in the castle, things take a serious turn. He finds himself drawn to the crown princess, drawn even to the emotional scars that she works so hard to hide. The more time they spend together, the more he sees the true princess behind the walls she has so carefully constructed.
But when Cody’s uncle falls desperately ill and Cody must return home, will the princess continue on in kindness, or return to being a beast?

The Beastly Princess is a contemporary western retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale and Book 4 in the Cowboy Fairytales series.

Purchase the Kindle book here.

Purchase the audio book here.



Lacy Williams is a wife and mom from Oklahoma. She loves dogs, reading, hiking, and watching movies.

Her debut novel won ACFW’s prestigious Genesis award before being published. She promises readers happily-ever-afters guaranteed.

Lacy combines her love of dogs with her passion for literacy by volunteering with her therapy dog Mr. Bingley in a local Kids Reading to Dogs program.

Lacy loves to hear from readers at . You can find more original fiction (short stories) and giveaways at her website and can be found on social media at and .


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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