Quick and light, Beauty and the Brigadier is a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed the fact that the main characters in the story weren’t young – but rather middle-aged. It was nice to read about two mature people who are brought together without all of the dramatics or need to rehash their old wounds. The story is more about finding someone to share time with than the million and one ways to bone.
The characters are well written, particularly our two lovers in the story, Eli and Anya. They are pretty well developed considering the length of the story, and it was fun to read about how life brought them together. I also like the clever twist on the plot – a Beauty and the Beast-esque storyline that worked well here.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a welcome relief from the usual run-of-the-mill romance novel.
Reviewed by Marie for Cocktails and Books