An Ever After Summer by Toni Shiloh, is a contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast, previously published in Once Upon a Summer.
Bellamy Larson works for her father at his book curating business, In a Bind. When another employee returns from France in tears, thanks to their beastly client, Bellamy is sent to deal with him. Yet where others have seen a harsh man, Bellamy sees a wounded widower in need of a friend.
Jean-Luc Thibodeaux wants to be alone. Only his friends, and now an annoying book curator, keep insisting he join the real world. Reluctantly he agrees to leave the chateau he’s refurbishing and guide Bellamy around France. Soon, the wounds in his heart begin to heal.
Can he find ever after in an unlikely woman or will they only have one summer together?
Re-released November 14, 2022.