Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publication Year: 2012
Genre: Fiction, Novella, Fantasy, Erotica
Source: Borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
With a vampire like Jean Claude around, it’s far too easy for Anita Blake to doubt her own appearance — and the hold it has on those who love her. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men — Jean Claude and Asher — will make her feel like the most lusted-after woman alive…or undead. Not bad for a mere human…
(This is a novella in the Anita Blake series, after Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, The Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Blue Moon, Obsidian Butterfly, Narcissus in Chains, Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah (novella), Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt (novella), Bullet, and Hit List.)
To be honest, I felt a little bit let down by this novella. I mean, not that I’m expecting anything grand-literature-wise by this point in the series, but I would at least expect a little bit of plot development. Both of the last novellas (Micah and Flirt) managed to contain both sex scenes and something happening to further the overall plot of the series. But in Beauty? It’s just a good old-fashioned (well … maybe not …) romp in the bathtub.
Fun to read, but not essential for the overall story arc of the series.