Beauty and the Villain by V.F. Mason

Title: Beauty and the Villain
Series: Beauty and the Villain Duet #1
Author: V.F. Mason
Genre: Age Gap Billionaire Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2022


Once upon a time I had it all.

I thrived in all the power and luxury this world had to offer.

Until I found out the hideous truth.

When a man I considered a friend betrayed me in the worst possible way.

The scars on my body burned anew every single day as I only craved one thing.


And to execute it I had to strike him where it would hurt the most.

His family.

I patiently waited in the shadows for more than a decade for his beloved daughter to grow up.

Unaware that a villain was ready to steal her far, far away.

I used to be a prince once.

But a certain underworld king destroyed my life.

The price for his betrayal is his daughter: the princess of the dark castle.


Beauty and the Villain is book one in Beauty and the Villain Duet.



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Beauty and the Villain by V.F. Mason
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***

Beauty and the Villian is book one of the duet. This is an age gap, enemies to lovers romance. You can probably tell by the title that this book is loosely based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. The fairy tale is also mentioned quite a bit throughout the book, but this is much darker and more twisted.

The story was unpredictable and easy to read, for the most part, but I thought the pace was sporadic. Things would get interesting and then kind of boring and slow. There’s angst, revenge, suspense, and plot twists, but there’s little to no romance at this point. There’s chemistry, but this “couple” hasn’t had the time to develop into an actual couple. Since this is a duet it obviously ends in a cliff hanger. This book just scratched the surface of their journey, so we shall see what’s to come.

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V.F. Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.