Beauty and the Beefcake

Beauty and the Beefcake

Pippa Grant / Oct 23, 2019

Beauty and the Beefcake She s my sun and moon My stars my air my sunshine She s every heartbeat There are two kinds of women in the world those I can bang and those I can t My teammate s sister

  • Title: Beauty and the Beefcake
  • Author: Pippa Grant
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  • Page: 455
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • She s my sun and moon.

    My stars, my air, my sunshine.

    She s every heartbeat.

    There are two kinds of women in the world those I can bang, and those I can t.

    My teammate s sister

    She s a can t.

    I moved in with her to protect her from a nasty ex, not to be the next guy in line.

    She s the brains.

    I m the brawn.

    She s the fruit.

    I m the sausage.

    She talks too much.

    I don t talk at all,

    She s my sun and moon.

    My stars, my air, my sunshine.

    She s every heartbeat.

    There are two kinds of women in the world those I can bang, and those I can t.

    My teammate s sister

    She s a can t.

    I moved in with her to protect her from a nasty ex, not to be the next guy in line.

    She s the brains.

    I m the brawn.

    She s the fruit.

    I m the sausage.

    She talks too much.

    I don t talk at all, if I don t have to.

    Should be easy to resist her.

    But every minute I spend with Felicity is another minute she gets under my skin She makes me feel like something than a dumb puckhead with a big Zamboni pony And it s getting harder to remember why I need to keep my hands to myself.

    Beauty and the Beefcake is a vegan friendly standalone romantic comedy featuring a hockey player whose vocabulary is the only thing smaller than a hockey puck, a book smart but aimless ventriloquist with too many voices in her head, a dilapidated old house that may or may not be haunted, and no cheating or cliffhangers.

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    Lists with This Book Best Hockey Romance 429 books 858 voters Best Romances about Twins Triplets 59 books 4 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter May 06, 2018 A.BookNerd.BooksellerBibliophile.Blog rated it it was amazing I can t tell you how glad I am that I discovered Pippa Grant s books Every time I get one of her books, I put down whatever I m reading and start reading her brand new title I was super excited to read this one, and it didn t disappoint Ares is my new favorite hero There is so much about him to love Felicity is his perfect match And his inner thoughts about her hit me right in the feels Felicity s family and friends are great, too I hope to see of them All in all, this was a fabulo I can t tell you how glad I am that I discovered Pippa Grant s books Every time I get one of her books, I put down whatever I m reading and start reading her brand new title I was super excited to read this one, and it didn t disappoint Ares is my new favorite hero There is so much about him to love Felicity is his perfect match And his inner thoughts about her hit me right in the feels Felicity s family and friends are great, too I hope to see of them All in all, this was a fabulous book I can t wait for her next one.Reviewed by Clare M flag 25 likesLike see review May 12, 2018 BookAddict rated it it was amazing With a hero who articulates in grunts and single words and a heroine who talks enough for six people, you wouldn t think this book would be so enchanting, hilarious and holy hades hot, but that is the mastery and magic of Pippa Grant Ares easily already had a place in my heart from the previous books, that whole still waters thing really piquing my curiosity, making me eager to learn about him, but Felicity was a virtual unknown Yeah, her throwing her voice at Manning s dinner party was a With a hero who articulates in grunts and single words and a heroine who talks enough for six people, you wouldn t think this book would be so enchanting, hilarious and holy hades hot, but that is the mastery and magic of Pippa Grant Ares easily already had a place in my heart from the previous books, that whole still waters thing really piquing my curiosity, making me eager to learn about him, but Felicity was a virtual unknown Yeah, her throwing her voice at Manning s dinner party was a hilarious scene in Royally Pucked, but her being the sister of the Thrusters goalie, Nick Murphy, and a talented ventriloquist was about all we knew of her before this book One of the things that makes this book so great is the dual POV The Ares chapters are the most concise I ve seen, but he says a lot with a few words Felicity than makes up for it with her multiple puppet voices Actually, that s not really fair Even without the puppets, the characters are omnipresent with Felicity and never hesitate to interject themselves in conversations or just talk among themselves Okay, I know that sounds schizophrenic because the characters exist only in Felicity s mind which she then manifests through ventriloquist puppets, but they re actually strong, secondary characters in the book, and it s fascinating to watch Felicity use them to sort through puzzlements, argue with herself, provide comic relief, and express herself and sometimes Ares through these characters It makes me wonder if this isn t another glimpse behind the curtain of Pippa Grant If the characters of her books are as alive to Ms Grant as Felicity s are to her, it explains why Grant s characters are so realistic for the reader It s not only as vivid as watching a movie play out on the big screen, but it s like sitting in the same room with them But it s even than that because I never laugh so hard or read such creative cursing and other made up expressions as when I read one of Grant s books She puts the com in rom com, but there s still plenty of heart, emotion and tender moments, so reading her work is an all consuming, fully engaged, visceral experience Somehow, she manages the perfect push and pull between snarky and tender, and humor and heart She leaves her readers hung over on these amazing characters, with a stitch in their sides and a huge happy sigh If this book does nothing else, it gives hope that there s someone for everyone Not someone perfect, but someone whose quirks and crazy are the perfect complement for that one person Ares and Felicity are that person for each other Felicity is a scary smart genius with four college degrees but still looking for the place she fits in life Ares personifies a scary, dumb brute but Felicity sees deeper, clear down to his soul Felicity says it best, that being with Ares isn t about power Strength Ritual It s about a magnetic force of connection It s about butterfly wings in my belly It s about craving, but also about fitting And with Felicity, Ares finds a place he fits, saying I m finally where I m supposed to be Where I never thought I d find A home For my heart Everything She s my everything The last piece to my puzzle For a man of few words, he makes every one count.It s always bittersweet when I finish reading a Grant book It s supremely satisfying to get of these incredible characters, but I m always sad to get to the last page I don t know how long this series will continue, but into infinity would suit me If there are a hundred books in this series, it won t be enough for me If you ve read any books in this series, you certainly don t need my encouragement to buy this one since you ve probably already reading it If you ve not familiar with this author or series, grab this one today It sounds corny to say a romance novel has the potential to be life altering, but Grant s work does The tenderness will heal heartaches, the happily ever after journey will inspire hope, and the humor will brighten a dreary day I reviewed an advance copy of this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review flag 23 likesLike see review May 15, 2018 Bookgasms Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves missy Dear god, thank you for the brilliance that is Pippa Grant and her crazy, silly, gut busting sense of humor Seriously We should all be saying that thank you because who else would be able to spin such an amazing, smart, funny, sexy tale between a ventriloquist and a hockey player who mostly communicates in grunts and inappropriate GIFs and has an emotional support monkey as a sidekick Yeah, you read that correctly Emotional Support Monkey Who s a cockblocker too I knew Ares and Felicity Dear god, thank you for the brilliance that is Pippa Grant and her crazy, silly, gut busting sense of humor Seriously We should all be saying that thank you because who else would be able to spin such an amazing, smart, funny, sexy tale between a ventriloquist and a hockey player who mostly communicates in grunts and inappropriate GIFs and has an emotional support monkey as a sidekick Yeah, you read that correctly Emotional Support Monkey Who s a cockblocker too I knew Ares and Felicity s story would be a deep one That Ares err communication style would have a reason, a real one not something stupid And that Felicity would just get him, see him And I was so damn right.I loved each and every one of their interactions Loved Felicity s voices and her ability to use them for both good and evil Loved how deeply she loved, and felt, and really just wanted to be normal when in reality she s the best person in the whole room.I couldn t read Beauty and the Beefcake fast enough I devoured Ares and Felicity s story I loved them together In between my belly aching laughter, I loved how they loved and accepted each other with all their perfectly imperfect parts Missy, 5 stars flag 21 likesLike see review May 15, 2018 Nerdy Dirty Flirty rated it really liked it Kacie, 4 starsWeird Unique Quirky Unusual Different Funny Unlike anything I have ever read before.Felicity is a genius vegan, with a great love of all things Thrusters hockey, and six different personalities a ventriloquist She also has horrible taste in men and her one goal and passion in life is to work be associated with the Thrusters hockey team Ares is an injured hockey player that only grunts mumbles and sends quirky gifs in text messages He had trouble as a child and because o Kacie, 4 starsWeird Unique Quirky Unusual Different Funny Unlike anything I have ever read before.Felicity is a genius vegan, with a great love of all things Thrusters hockey, and six different personalities a ventriloquist She also has horrible taste in men and her one goal and passion in life is to work be associated with the Thrusters hockey team Ares is an injured hockey player that only grunts mumbles and sends quirky gifs in text messages He had trouble as a child and because of that he s not big on talking It s heartbreaking to me to know his story and how he gets picked on as an adult Most people the announcers see him as an idiot that only talks about his socks No one looks at him deeper, until Felicity She looks at him, knows and understands him He also, sees the real her.I thought the writing was great and I loved that the story was unique and unlike any other While I found the story to be different, it sucked me in It was quirky and hilarious I would definitely read another book by Pippa Grant flag 12 likesLike see review Oct 01, 2018 Emma rated it did not like it DnfMCs are the weirdest characters I ve ever met in a romance, and not the adorable kind of weird She talked a lot and he didn t at all They should live in a circus not in a book flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 14, 2018 Kay Daniels Kay Daniels Romance rated it it was amazing Shelves romcom, sports puckery This was my first read of the emotional support monkey, I mean Pippa Grant, and I can honestly say it won t be the last I loved every moment of Beauty and the Beefcake, from the chapter titled Ares aka an ape who just wants to get back on the ice Grunt to meeting Loki, the emotional support monkey, along with Felicity who may be one of my favorite characters ever It might have something to do with her never ending need to fill silence with her many voices and along with her passion for fin This was my first read of the emotional support monkey, I mean Pippa Grant, and I can honestly say it won t be the last I loved every moment of Beauty and the Beefcake, from the chapter titled Ares aka an ape who just wants to get back on the ice Grunt to meeting Loki, the emotional support monkey, along with Felicity who may be one of my favorite characters ever It might have something to do with her never ending need to fill silence with her many voices and along with her passion for finding the perfect job hello kettle meet black , I m just saying she s amazing that s all.Felicity Murphy never stops talking, she has a very good reason for this, mostly She s a ventriloquist and even when she doesn t have a puppet attached to her hand she s always practicing on monkey s, on inanimate objects, on nothing in particularokay, you get the point Anyway, Felicity has a problem, actually she has several problems, abundant talking is just one of them Horrible choices in men might happen to be another, along with job stability and her spririal Gammy, but who s counting She has bigger things to worry about like her new roommate Like a huge, super giant, colossal man of a thing new roommate, Ares Berger I m a freak A not normal, talking to herself, career floating, dick magnet freak Ares Berger hardly says two words in a single day and that s on a good day He skates, he eats, he plays hockey, he sleeps repeat He doesn t need to recite a sonnet to do any of the above Does he need an emotional support monkey or does the emotional support monkey need him Oooooh, I ve intrigued you I can tell A giant of a man who has a monkey and not the one that lives in his pants, but a real monkey Yes, the jokes are there and they are amazing, trust me Moving in with his teammates sister when he injured his ankle wasn t exactly on his to do list, but he didn t exactly put up a fight when Nick dropped him off there either There s way to Ares than the world give him credit for Ares is a giant of a man who is often overlooked for his hulking size and he s grown accustomed to letting people do just that Felicity has a huge IQ, but has terrible taste in men With these two living under the same roof they have nowhere to hide For the first time they are exposed and their mysteries may be uncovered, but will they like what each other finds Just because he s injured and protective and than a little mysterious, plus solid muscle, doesn t mean I m interested Beauty and the Beefcake is a standalone, but also part of a bigger, puckier world that Pippa created I loved joining the wonderful world she created and look forward to catching up on everything Pippa very soon flag 9 likesLike see review May 13, 2018 Dimple rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 Pippa Grant has a new fan This book was so adorable and broke the mold in so many ways Beauty and the Beefcake is a story of misfits, broken toys and broken hearts It s also a really great reminder that every pot has it s perfect lid Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she s created in her head She s a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite vocal when Pippa Grant has a new fan This book was so adorable and broke the mold in so many ways Beauty and the Beefcake is a story of misfits, broken toys and broken hearts It s also a really great reminder that every pot has it s perfect lid Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she s created in her head She s a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite vocal when she s nervous While entertaining, it tends to garner some strange looks from others In addition, she has horrible taste in men and those men tend to be tough to scrape off Her latest in a string of awful boyfriends is stalking her and won t give her stuff back See why she d rather spend time in her head Ares, a monosyllabic, gentle giant named after the god of war, has gone through life with people underestimating him and only really understood by his twin brother People make the mistake of thinking this nearly seven foot enforcer is dumb but he simply doesn t have a lot to say Hockey is his life, all he s ever been good at and all he s ever wanted He is a keen observer, a watcher, a listener and that gives him incredible perspective After all, words are only as good as the man who uses them These two together were unbelievable I honestly didn t think I d like them, especially Felicity as I m not a fan of ventriliquism stemming I m sure from an intense dislike of dolls but they were quirky without being weird incredibly endearing and utterly adorable, especially when you find out why they communicate the way they do Ares, oh Ares, he presented a challenge for the author I m sure, I mean how do you write a dual POV for someone who only speaks in grunts He reminded me of the late Andre the Giant, who rarely spoke but you could see something in his eyes that said he knew about life than you do, and who by all accounts, was unbelievably kind I adored Ares and Loki This book was a slow build but it was so perfect for this couple and don t worry, when the sparks finally fly, they were like a house on fire The side cast of characters were also very entertaining and enough to have me picking up the other books in the series Beauty and the Beefcake was a great book full of such multifactered characters that I know I ll be rereading over and over It was awesome and I can t wait to devour by this author flag 8 likesLike see review May 14, 2018 Ivy Deluca rated it really liked it Shelves _arc reads, beauty and the beast, hockey romance, funny, puppets The Good The smutnip is fresh today Beauty The Beast inspired romance, featuring gorgeous gigantic hockey player forced to live together with heroine who s weird and quirky in her own right Yes, please and thank you Ares is after my GIF loving heart That sums up my original thoughts on Ares Weirdly mesmerizing, but that s about it Ares Berger, one half of the Berger twins Brute and Force is the type of character who pretty much seemed like a meathead in the earlier books He had l The Good The smutnip is fresh today Beauty The Beast inspired romance, featuring gorgeous gigantic hockey player forced to live together with heroine who s weird and quirky in her own right Yes, please and thank you Ares is after my GIF loving heart That sums up my original thoughts on Ares Weirdly mesmerizing, but that s about it Ares Berger, one half of the Berger twins Brute and Force is the type of character who pretty much seemed like a meathead in the earlier books He had little personality, besides his love of gifs which I was on board with, don t get me wrong So, not gonna lie I wasn t sure how he was going to carry his own romance His inner voice though Lordy, he won me over with his thoughts, his kindness, his sweetness and general awesomeness A great addition to this verse and I wasn t sure if Ms Grant was going to pull it off but she did He s definitely among my favorite of her heroes Felicity is an unusual Beauty, that s for sure It s not every day you read about a ventriloquist heroine, and Felicity s puppets play a pretty big part in the story It was a great way to fill the space when you have a hero who essentially doesn t speak out loud, and it made the time fly by.The BadWhen you have a lead character who doesn t speak much if at all, you have to depend on inner monologues, so I get that Unfortunately, since you have to spend alot of time in their heads, some of that time was spent going over the same points over and over It s not overwhelming, but it is noticeable I also struggled a wee bit with the notion that it s all fixed once these two get together, since they had been struggling to be seen and be taken seriously and poof it s gone I would have loved to see them find some satisfaction within themselves, but eh, I got over it quickly.Everything in BetweenContinues with group of characters met in Mister McHottie and while it would help to have read the earlier books, I do think this can work on its own, since it take a small corner of the verse and expands it The conflict is resolved easily, the antagonist is convenient with no real personality and the running gag that Felicity gets hit on just by breathing is cute but not revolutionary It s low angst, and high on the funny so if that s what you re looking for, you ve come to the right place I enjoyed Ares and Felicity s weirdly wonderful romance and would recommend it, especially if you re into funny with your Beauty the Beast inspired romance The verse continues to expand and the possibility of certainly keeps me on the hook I d love to get to know of the hockey players, so if you write it Ms Grant, I will comerunning and read it ARC provided by author for review For reviews, visit flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 07, 2018 Starr rated it really liked it This book was amazing I didn t know what to expect going into this book, as well as this being my first one of Pippa Grant s It was funny, adorable, steamyBoth characters have their quirks and made them really stand out to me as a reader of romance I definitely fell hard fast for Ares This love story is unique Definitely recommend if you re in the romcom mood.I ll definitely be checking out the previous books to learn about the gang flag 8 likesLike see review May 14, 2018 Brittany from Can t Quit Books rated it it was amazing Felicity is getting out of a crazy breakup with another crazy, stalking ex She lives in her Grammy s house with her Grammy s ghost Her brother, Nick, plays hockey and has had the task of protecting his baby sister his whole life What better way to protect her than to ask a friend to move in with her Ares is also a hockey player known mostly for his size and one word random answers He is currently on the IR list and is itching to get back out on the ice He is such a loyal friend He doesn t Felicity is getting out of a crazy breakup with another crazy, stalking ex She lives in her Grammy s house with her Grammy s ghost Her brother, Nick, plays hockey and has had the task of protecting his baby sister his whole life What better way to protect her than to ask a friend to move in with her Ares is also a hockey player known mostly for his size and one word random answers He is currently on the IR list and is itching to get back out on the ice He is such a loyal friend He doesn t hesitate when Nick asks him to move in with Felicity Will Felicity get him to open up and come out of his shell, or will her ability to only attract crazy people ring true Felicity is an absolutely, hilarious heroine Her multiple personalities from being a ventriloquist made such a unique twist to the book It was so much fun to see her interact with herself through multiple voices Areas has always been misunderstood People cater to him because they think he is dumb Ares has no intentions of correcting them because why change something that works in his favor Even though he can talk, he doesn t He says just enough to get his point across The way these two characters helped each other grow and come out of their shell was so heartwarming They became their true selves and showed of their real personalities by the end of the book This was another amazing, hilarious book by Pippa Grant I cannot wait to see if she continues this series An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review flag 7 likesLike see review May 16, 2018 Kim May rated it it was amazing I ve been struggling with this review, but only because this book is so amazing that I m struggling with the appropriate words to describe the awesomeness of this book This is one of those books where you think you are getting one thing then it turns out you get something completely different and unexpected, but so much MORE than you could ever hope for I wasn t sure what to expect from this big, quiet brut that only speaks in grunts and GIFs He truly epitomizes the phrase don t judge a book I ve been struggling with this review, but only because this book is so amazing that I m struggling with the appropriate words to describe the awesomeness of this book This is one of those books where you think you are getting one thing then it turns out you get something completely different and unexpected, but so much MORE than you could ever hope for I wasn t sure what to expect from this big, quiet brut that only speaks in grunts and GIFs He truly epitomizes the phrase don t judge a book by its cover Ares is so much MORE than you expect By the end of the book, I was completely wrecked in the best possible way Let s back up a little Yes, this book is a complete stand alone All of Pippa s books are stand alones but with interconnected characters We ve read about Ares in each of the books, even if it was just a small cameo If you haven t read any of Pippa s previous books you won t feel lost But I can guarantee that you will want to go back and read them once you are finished with this one To me, Ares was just a side character I did wonder why he was always so quiet, and I knew there had to be to his story I was excited for another Pippa book than Ares specifically I will read anything she writes Because of this, I was completely blindsided Ares is now my favorite hero of all of Pippa Grant s books Yes people, Ares is so much amazing than you could have thought When I talk about the awesomeness of Ares, I can t leave out the incredible Felicity Felicity is hilarious, quirky, and struggling to find her place But the most important quality of Felicity is that she sees Ares Don t we all want someone who sees us as who we really are These two characters truly bring out the best in each other This book has you cheering for both of them every step of the way.You will get the same hilarious antics and over the top situations as you normally would in any book from Pippa But this book has so much heart to it That s the only way I can describe it You ll be laughing out loud and spewing your drink, but your heartstrings will also be pulled well, like yanked I am so amazed at how Pippa could take this character and write this book It s my favorite of hers so far and I truly didn t think she could top Knox from Stud in the Stack I definitely need an Ares Berger in my life, and you need to read this book flag 6 likesLike see review May 11, 2018 Aubrey CGSR rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, dual pov, brothers best friend, contemporary, could not put down books, gets you in the feels, rom com 5 out of 5 What is it about these giant hulk men StarsI have read a lot of books by Pippa Grant recently They all are interconnected but can all be read as standalones But why just read one Read them all These books are uproariously hilarious And they get you in the feels too Seems like a win win to me I was a little than curious if there was ever going to be a story involving Ares The silent hulk of a hockey god that is the twin half of Zeus Ares is the complete opposite o 5 out of 5 What is it about these giant hulk men StarsI have read a lot of books by Pippa Grant recently They all are interconnected but can all be read as standalones But why just read one Read them all These books are uproariously hilarious And they get you in the feels too Seems like a win win to me I was a little than curious if there was ever going to be a story involving Ares The silent hulk of a hockey god that is the twin half of Zeus Ares is the complete opposite of Zeus, who is fun loving with a crazy personality Ares who talks with grunts and gifs than actual words So how could there possibly be a story where the great Ares falls in love How do you fall in love without a lot of words Felicity has a way with words and than just her own words As a hobby ventriloquist, Felicity has a running commentary of not only her own voice but that of three maybe four other characters as well Ok at first I was a little weirded out by the whole ventriloquist thing I mean, this girl who talks in her characters voicesl the time During regular conversation, by herself, even during sex Super weird Buuuuuuut as I continued to read, I have to say that the whole ventriloquist thing started to grow on me and I got used to the other voices interjecting their opinions Felicity herself was hilarious and her strange magnetic attraction to everyone of the opposite sex was an enigma in and of itself She had men crawling all over her and her weirdness This story got me all in the feels when I could read from Ares POV Being inside his mind wasing and humbling I hated how resigned he was to not finding love and his happily ever after How quick everyone was to judge the things that they don t know about or understand Just because Ares doesn t say much, people assumed he was dumb or couldn t do for himself Felicity saw through Ares She SAW Ares I loved every single word This story was the Pippa Grant I know and love I can t get enough of her crazy writing style These people are freaking hysterical and I so want them to be my friends Sooooooo.who s falling in love next Happy Reading Reviewer for Country Gals Sexy Reads flag 6 likesLike see review May 08, 2018 Bibliophile Chloe rated it it was amazing Words are only as good as the man that uses them AresWhat a fabulous introduction to a new to me author That quote sums up this whole beautiful, funny story.This is a stand alone, but I found the secondary characters so amazing, I am going to go and look for her past books so I can read about them and hope she will write about the others that don t have a full story yet.This story of Felicity and Ares Both wouldn t be considered normal peeps but drawing from one of my favorite mo Words are only as good as the man that uses them AresWhat a fabulous introduction to a new to me author That quote sums up this whole beautiful, funny story.This is a stand alone, but I found the secondary characters so amazing, I am going to go and look for her past books so I can read about them and hope she will write about the others that don t have a full story yet.This story of Felicity and Ares Both wouldn t be considered normal peeps but drawing from one of my favorite movie quotes, Normal is a setting on a dryer , normal is relative and for Felicity and Ares they are normal and perfect for each other Felicity is quirky, she is spunky and she has horrible taste in men before Ares of course She is beyond intelligent, and academic genius but lacks a bit in the common sense department But all that makes for a great character, I absolutely loved her Even at my age, waaayy past 27 I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up and it made me relate to Felicity even Ares, oh my Even though he is named after the god of war, he has the most gentle soul He is a man of very few words and not a lot of people really see him But Felicity does and it s amazing There chemistry is off the charts, it builds slow and steady and when they finally give into their feelings for each other it is so white hot and swoony This book had all the makings of a great romantic comedy It is definitely a must read I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this and was introduced to the fantastic writing of Pippa You have a new fangirl in me flag 5 likesLike see review May 07, 2018 Melonie Fatchet rated it it was amazing Perfection It is a rainbow of funny, heartwarming, romantic, sweet and hot as hell Felicity and Ares characters are relatable and the emotions are palatable You will feel elated and hungover at the conclusion of the story This book is the next installment in the hilarious Berger family Ares is an over the top hockey hunk, who doesn t have much to say, but is smarter than most people give him credit for Felicity is brilliant, but socially awkward When Ares moves in as a favor to her brothe Perfection It is a rainbow of funny, heartwarming, romantic, sweet and hot as hell Felicity and Ares characters are relatable and the emotions are palatable You will feel elated and hungover at the conclusion of the story This book is the next installment in the hilarious Berger family Ares is an over the top hockey hunk, who doesn t have much to say, but is smarter than most people give him credit for Felicity is brilliant, but socially awkward When Ares moves in as a favor to her brother, he insists that he must ignore the attraction that he feels towards Felicity However, she is the first woman to really see inside him and he can t help but find her irresistible Felicity is brilliant, funny, and attracts men like flies However, she can t seem to find her place in the world She hides behind her puppets Then Ares comes along and is the first person to understand who she really is, and what she is afraid of They can only resist each other for so long Especially with Grammy s ghost and Loki the monkey doing their part in getting them together The story is chocked full of hilarious antics and silly encounters The swoon factor will have your eyes sprouting tears This is a must read, can t live without it kind of book 500 stars is my rating for this one flag 5 likesLike see review May 16, 2018 Jodi rated it it was amazing I m finally where I m supposed to be Where I never thought I d find A home For my heart If I told you I wanted you to write a story where the heroine speaks in multiple voices and the hero barely speaks at all, you d probably think I was nuts And if I then added that you had to throw in a pet monkey, a pile of rain soaked cookies printed with genitals, and that you needed to make it one of the most romantic and touching books of the year, you d most likely have me committed Well, I can t c I m finally where I m supposed to be Where I never thought I d find A home For my heart If I told you I wanted you to write a story where the heroine speaks in multiple voices and the hero barely speaks at all, you d probably think I was nuts And if I then added that you had to throw in a pet monkey, a pile of rain soaked cookies printed with genitals, and that you needed to make it one of the most romantic and touching books of the year, you d most likely have me committed Well, I can t comment on author Pippa Grant s mental stability, but I will say that THIS IS THAT BOOK And I don t know how she does it, because I swear after every book of hers, I think, well, this one can t be topped And yet she continues to prove me wrong.Felicity Murphy is brilliant She has an IQ off the charts, multiple degrees and even talents But she s also got about 99 problems And ex boyfriends, the ghost of her Gammy, her inability to keep a job and an overbearing older brother are only four of them One of said sibling s NHL teammates moving in with her Just add it to the list.Ares Berger is a force No, like, literally, he s actually The Force That s his NHL nickname And on the ice, he s silent, but deadly Emphasis on the silent His twin, Zeus, has always done the talking for him But now they re on separate teams, and even worse, he s out for weeks with an injury His world is completely off its axis So when Nick Murphy asks him for a favor, he gives his signature grunt and moves in to protect Murphy s sister Felicity from the insane string of exes she can t seem to shake I mean, things are already upside down for him They couldn t possibly get crazier, right Wrong.This story will bring you large doses of Pippa s over the top hilarity, as you d expect But what you might not be counting on Is how often you will tear up while reading this book From Ares sweet and gentle personality and heartbreaking backstory, to Felicity s desire to just be accepted for who she is and what she loves, these two characters absolutely stole my heart A little boy band karaoke never hurts, either And while I quite often snorted with laughter, I also spent just as much time dabbing at my eyes over this wonderfully written love story about a beast, his beauty and their monkey flag 4 likesLike see review May 14, 2018 Beyond The Covers Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves holly Beauty and the Beefcake is by far one of my favourite books in Pippa Grant s series and one of the best rom com s I have read in a while This one is about the other Berger twin, Ares, who takes being a quiet giant to a whole new level He ll usually only answer people with one random word when a grunt isn t enough to get his point across He knows that people perceive him to be a big, dumb puckhead, so that s exactly what he gives them He s currently out of the hockey season with an injured an Beauty and the Beefcake is by far one of my favourite books in Pippa Grant s series and one of the best rom com s I have read in a while This one is about the other Berger twin, Ares, who takes being a quiet giant to a whole new level He ll usually only answer people with one random word when a grunt isn t enough to get his point across He knows that people perceive him to be a big, dumb puckhead, so that s exactly what he gives them He s currently out of the hockey season with an injured ankle, so he moves in with a teammate s sister, Felicity, as a favor She has just broken up with a stalker type boyfriend and her brother wants someone to keep an eye on her She s also training to be a physical therapy assistant and is given the excuse to help Ares with his ankle Felicity is hilarious and carries her own bag of crazy with her wherever she goes She s a ventriloquist with various puppets and is always having entire conversations with herself as their various characters She is literally the female version of Jeff Dunham The situations these two find themselves in are hilarious and sweet I loved the friendship and romance that developed between these two flag 4 likesLike see review May 22, 2018 kookyquinn rated it liked it Shelves contemporary romance, kindle unlimited, sports romance, romantic comedy, unlikeable heroine Unpopular opinion alert If you really love over the top silly slapstick humor Pippa s your girl If you ve never read her give her a try, honestly, do it But as for me I m breaking up I tried but we just don t click Pippa it s not you it s me.Felicity was annoying and her come to Jesus moment still doesn t convince me she s with Ares for than his body She should be, he s great but I just didn t feel it Maybe it s because she was too ridiculous for me to take seriously Though this is t Unpopular opinion alert If you really love over the top silly slapstick humor Pippa s your girl If you ve never read her give her a try, honestly, do it But as for me I m breaking up I tried but we just don t click Pippa it s not you it s me.Felicity was annoying and her come to Jesus moment still doesn t convince me she s with Ares for than his body She should be, he s great but I just didn t feel it Maybe it s because she was too ridiculous for me to take seriously Though this is the first time I ve read a hockey romance and yeah, I ve read quite a few with a Puck Bunny for a heroine so fist bump for originality flag 4 likesLike see review May 16, 2018 Alphas Do It Better Book Blog rated it it was amazing 4.5 starsPippa Grant has a new fan This book was so adorable and broke the mold in so many ways Beauty and the Beefcake is a story of misfits, broken toys and broken hearts It s also a really great reminder that every pot has it s perfect lid.Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she s created in her head She s a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite voc 4.5 starsPippa Grant has a new fan This book was so adorable and broke the mold in so many ways Beauty and the Beefcake is a story of misfits, broken toys and broken hearts It s also a really great reminder that every pot has it s perfect lid.Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she s created in her head She s a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite vocal when she s nervous While entertaining, it tends to garner some strange looks from others In addition, she has horrible taste in men and those men tend to be tough to scrape off Her latest in a string of awful boyfriends is stalking her and won t give her stuff back See why she d rather spend time in her head Ares, a monosyllabic, gentle giant named after the god of war, has gone through life with people underestimating him and only really understood by his twin brother People make the mistake of thinking this nearly seven foot enforcer is dumb but he simply doesn t have a lot to say Hockey is his life, all he s ever been good at and all he s ever wanted He is a keen observer, a watcher, a listener and that gives him incredible perspective After all, words are only as good as the man who uses them.These two together were unbelievable I honestly didn t think I d like them, especially Felicity as I m not a fan of ventriliquism stemming I m sure from an intense dislike of dolls but they were quirky without being weird, incredibly endearing and utterly adorable, especially when you find out why they communicate the way they do Ares, oh Ares, he presented a challenge for the author I m sure, I mean how do you write a dual POV for someone who only speaks in grunts He reminded me of the late Andre the Giant, who rarely spoke but you could see something in his eyes that said he knew about life than you do, and who by all accounts, was unbelievably kind I adored Ares and Loki.This book was a slow build but it was so perfect for this couple and don t worry, when the sparks finally fly, they were like a house on fire The side cast of characters were also very entertaining and enough to have me picking up the other books in the series Beauty and the Beefcake was a great book full of such multifactered characters that I know I ll be rereading over and over It was awesome and I can t wait to devour by this author AnnMarie Alphas Do It Better Book Blog flag 3 likesLike see review May 11, 2018 Magali rated it it was amazing ExcellentLot, lot, lot of humor who thinks about the diabetic coma of worms when thousands of cookies are spread in the ground with the rain Only Pippa Grant.I loved the story of Ar s and Felicity They are two souls who think they are freaks and they will never be happy because everyone leave them or is scared by them Ar s never talk or only when it s really important Most of the time, he talks with GIFS on phone they are few of his friends who can understand him It s quite difficult ExcellentLot, lot, lot of humor who thinks about the diabetic coma of worms when thousands of cookies are spread in the ground with the rain Only Pippa Grant.I loved the story of Ar s and Felicity They are two souls who think they are freaks and they will never be happy because everyone leave them or is scared by them Ar s never talk or only when it s really important Most of the time, he talks with GIFS on phone they are few of his friends who can understand him It s quite difficult to write a story about someone who never talks He s recovering from a injury during a hockey game He can t live any where he was, so he moves in the grand mother s house of another player, Nick The only problem is that there s is Nick s sister in Felicity She left her boyfriend and lives here The relation between Nick the over protective brother , Ares the silent one , Felicity who loves hockey and hockey s players, who is ventriloquist and can t control the different voices she uses when she s nervous , her friends and her ex boyfriend, provide an hilarious and hot story.I really appreciate that Felicity and Ar s aren t clich s she s a nerd and she s a genius, but she s not in comics or video games He s full of muscles, but he isn t dumb he s just quiet They have a such bad self esteem of themself that they think they will never be with anyone because they doesn t deserve anyone with their akwardness The other, would suffer.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book flag 3 likesLike see review May 12, 2018 Christi Fowler rated it it was amazing Genre Romance Comedy, Sports Hockey Standalone YesPart of a Series No, but all of Pippa Grant s books are in the same universe so all her characters are interconnectingPOV Felicity and AresSteam Level Slow Burn to toasty5 5OMG Do you like sports romance Romantic comedies Beauty and the Beefcake is the 4th book I ve read of Pippa Grant s and I will keep reading her I fell in love with Ares in The Pilot and the Puckup Ares twin Zeus book and fell further in Royally Pucked Manning Genre Romance Comedy, Sports Hockey Standalone YesPart of a Series No, but all of Pippa Grant s books are in the same universe so all her characters are interconnectingPOV Felicity and AresSteam Level Slow Burn to toasty5 5OMG Do you like sports romance Romantic comedies Beauty and the Beefcake is the 4th book I ve read of Pippa Grant s and I will keep reading her I fell in love with Ares in The Pilot and the Puckup Ares twin Zeus book and fell further in Royally Pucked Manning and Gracie s book He was worth the wait Ares is sweet, funny, kind, and observant He doesn t talk much but says a lot Felicity talks too much, in different voices she is a ventriloquist The combination of these two is spectacular The fireworks combustible The laughs, out loud in public Don t read in public unless you don t mind dying of laughter With Beauty and the Beefcake Pippa Grant has become one of my few one click authors If you want to laugh, cry, and laugh harder then pick up Pippa s books flag 3 likesLike see review May 23, 2018 nova ryder marked it as kindle unlimited tbr I may be reading this just for the title alone And because it s on kindle unlimited flag 3 likesLike see review May 11, 2018 Joyce rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites Without saying a wordYou know when you ve been anticipating a book for a long time, only to finally get your hands on it and be disappointed This isn t that book Ares story is so much than I thought it would be And Ares and Felicity s love story is so much than I dreamed it would be The way these two say so much to each other without speaking a word should go in the dictionary under communication Or magic Or love Because this book is about the language of love in all it s forms Without saying a wordYou know when you ve been anticipating a book for a long time, only to finally get your hands on it and be disappointed This isn t that book Ares story is so much than I thought it would be And Ares and Felicity s love story is so much than I dreamed it would be The way these two say so much to each other without speaking a word should go in the dictionary under communication Or magic Or love Because this book is about the language of love in all it s forms I m not going to say much , because I don t want to break the magical spell for the reader, only to say everyone needs to experience this book This book is everything you hoped it would be flag 3 likesLike see review May 13, 2018 Celeste rated it really liked it I think this is my favorite Pippa Grant, so far It has all of the crazy, random, shenanigans that you d expect But this book has More feels More of that one person who gets you when no one else ever has feels We get glimpses of all the previous characters too, but they don t take anything away from Ares and Felicity If you like swoony, beefy, men who know how to kiss a girl, you ll like this story flag 3 likesLike see review May 15, 2018 Messy Bun Book Blog rated it it was amazing Whew I love this book Pippa Grant is an amazing author Beauty and the Beefcake my be my new favorite Very well written with likable characters, this story is funny, sweet, sexy, and has a lot of heart flag 3 likesLike see review May 08, 2018 Lindsay rated it it was amazing 4.5First off I started this book around 11pm and couldn t put it down until I absolutely had to aka I kept dropping my Kindle on my face because I couldn t keep my eyes open any longer 3am I absolutely love Ares and his thought process Felicity is so out of her element perfect for him and he for her They may have started out helping one another as a favor to her brother, but watching their relationship grow was absolutely beautiful and wonderful It was an ember slowly bursting back in 4.5First off I started this book around 11pm and couldn t put it down until I absolutely had to aka I kept dropping my Kindle on my face because I couldn t keep my eyes open any longer 3am I absolutely love Ares and his thought process Felicity is so out of her element perfect for him and he for her They may have started out helping one another as a favor to her brother, but watching their relationship grow was absolutely beautiful and wonderful It was an ember slowly bursting back into a flame that ended up becoming a roaring fire I m a big fan of bonfires so this was great for me There were moments of hilarity and then a nice big chunk of ugly crying for me I m a sap for these two it seems This book also pulled me out of a major book slump I HIGHLY recommend this love story and the author I volunteered to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review May 08, 2018 Jennifer rated it it was amazing Wow, there is just so much of Ares s and Felicity s story to love I don t know where to start Most all of us have loved the quiet giant since he appeared in Mister McHottie and our love has grown Felicity was introduced in Royally Pucked and when I met her and her ventriloquism, I knew she was perfect for Ares What I didn t realize was where I thought they were complete opposites, they are alike than anyone takes the time to see I know if I go into the story any I will spoil it, but Wow, there is just so much of Ares s and Felicity s story to love I don t know where to start Most all of us have loved the quiet giant since he appeared in Mister McHottie and our love has grown Felicity was introduced in Royally Pucked and when I met her and her ventriloquism, I knew she was perfect for Ares What I didn t realize was where I thought they were complete opposites, they are alike than anyone takes the time to see I know if I go into the story any I will spoil it, but let me just say Loki has returned along with Felicity s puppets Read this book I promise you will love Ares than you thought possible And I still want my own emotional support monkey flag 3 likesLike see review May 09, 2018 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing Felicity has some sketchy driving skills, I wince and cut the corner leaving the parking lot too short, which makes the Escalade hop a curb I don t look at Ares, but I feel him watching me And I d bet half my degrees that he knows I m once again thinking about his monkey The figurative monkey In his pants Ares is a freaking caveman at times, and I liked it, I want inside her To taste her Stroke her Claim her I want to be hers I liked this book, I liked thar Ares didn t talk much Felicity has some sketchy driving skills, I wince and cut the corner leaving the parking lot too short, which makes the Escalade hop a curb I don t look at Ares, but I feel him watching me And I d bet half my degrees that he knows I m once again thinking about his monkey The figurative monkey In his pants Ares is a freaking caveman at times, and I liked it, I want inside her To taste her Stroke her Claim her I want to be hers I liked this book, I liked thar Ares didn t talk much, except for the grunts flag 3 likesLike see review May 08, 2018 Kerry Bowman rated it it was amazing Ohmygooddog Ares, the god on and off the ice Felicity of the multiple voices.Apart they re amazing characters, together they re a dynamic force.Absolutely loved the story of this duo sorry that should be trio, who could forget Loki flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 12, 2018 Blue rated it it was ok Shelves alternating povs, sports athletes, standalones, dnf DNF no thank youI didn t think this one would be so bad what with the rating and the blurb but daaaamn Hero communicates through grunts and in code How is that attractive idk The heroine is a whole level of mess on her own She s a ventriloquist who considers her puppets as family and she talks in her puppets voices on a day to day basis just chucking it into conversations like it s nobody s business I guess it s her crutch Either way, it s bloody freaky Also the heroine is mad obsessed DNF no thank youI didn t think this one would be so bad what with the rating and the blurb but daaaamn Hero communicates through grunts and in code How is that attractive idk The heroine is a whole level of mess on her own She s a ventriloquist who considers her puppets as family and she talks in her puppets voices on a day to day basis just chucking it into conversations like it s nobody s business I guess it s her crutch Either way, it s bloody freaky Also the heroine is mad obsessed with the hockey team, mentioned a few times in passing that she has slept with a few hockey players Not only that but she s trying to earn herself a spot working for the team, she has already been rejected as the team s driver and accounting marketing person so she s back in school tryna be a physical therapy assistant SO YEP So much cringe and eyeroll Look I m not even going to mention about the monkey This book just isn t going to happen for me flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2018 Court Take the Read rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reads, 2018 faves, angst, faves, friends to lovers, humor, standalone, sweet and steamy Reread 10 31 18Oh, my baby Ares I knew his book would ruin me emotionally The silent one always mistaken for being a dumb hockey player, but I knew there was lurking underneath and I wanted his happy ever after SO bad I don t think he could have gotten one without Felicity She talked too much most of the time as her various ventriloquism characters, which is a lot cuter than it sounds and he didn t talk almost at all But watching them start to communicate with each other with loo Reread 10 31 18Oh, my baby Ares I knew his book would ruin me emotionally The silent one always mistaken for being a dumb hockey player, but I knew there was lurking underneath and I wanted his happy ever after SO bad I don t think he could have gotten one without Felicity She talked too much most of the time as her various ventriloquism characters, which is a lot cuter than it sounds and he didn t talk almost at all But watching them start to communicate with each other with looks and Felicity being patient enough to figure him out, it was so adorable.This book has one of my favorite tropes ever roomies to lovers, but calling them that feels like it almost cheapens their relationship They re friends, lovers, and soul mates It was just such a sweet story that I couldn t look away In true Pippa Grant fashion, this book also made me laugh my ass off Her brand of humor is really unique and smart I didn t realize how much I missed reading her books until starting this, but I may go back and reread some of my favorites from her collection flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates 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      • Pippa Grant

        Pippa Grant is a stay at home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles When she s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.


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    1. I can t tell you how glad I am that I discovered Pippa Grant s books Every time I get one of her books, I put down whatever I m reading and start reading her brand new title I was super excited to read this one, and it didn t disappoint Ares is my new favorite hero There is so much about him to love Felicity is his perfect match And his inner thoughts about her hit me right in the feels Felicity s family and friends are great, too I hope to see of them All in all, this was a fabulo I can t tell [...]


    2. With a hero who articulates in grunts and single words and a heroine who talks enough for six people, you wouldn t think this book would be so enchanting, hilarious and holy hades hot, but that is the mastery and magic of Pippa Grant Ares easily already had a place in my heart from the previous books, that whole still waters thing really piquing my curiosity, making me eager to learn about him, but Felicity was a virtual unknown Yeah, her throwing her voice at Manning s dinner party was a With [...]


    3. Dear god, thank you for the brilliance that is Pippa Grant and her crazy, silly, gut busting sense of humor Seriously We should all be saying that thank you because who else would be able to spin such an amazing, smart, funny, sexy tale between a ventriloquist and a hockey player who mostly communicates in grunts and inappropriate GIFs and has an emotional support monkey as a sidekick Yeah, you read that correctly Emotional Support Monkey Who s a cockblocker too I knew Ares and Felicity Dear god [...]


    4. Kacie, 4 starsWeird Unique Quirky Unusual Different Funny Unlike anything I have ever read before.Felicity is a genius vegan, with a great love of all things Thrusters hockey, and six different personalities a ventriloquist She also has horrible taste in men and her one goal and passion in life is to work be associated with the Thrusters hockey team Ares is an injured hockey player that only grunts mumbles and sends quirky gifs in text messages He had trouble as a child and because o Kacie, 4 st [...]


    5. DnfMCs are the weirdest characters I ve ever met in a romance, and not the adorable kind of weird She talked a lot and he didn t at all They should live in a circus not in a book.


    6. This was my first read of the emotional support monkey, I mean Pippa Grant, and I can honestly say it won t be the last I loved every moment of Beauty and the Beefcake, from the chapter titled Ares aka an ape who just wants to get back on the ice Grunt to meeting Loki, the emotional support monkey, along with Felicity who may be one of my favorite characters ever It might have something to do with her never ending need to fill silence with her many voices and along with her passion for fin This [...]


    7. Pippa Grant has a new fan This book was so adorable and broke the mold in so many ways Beauty and the Beefcake is a story of misfits, broken toys and broken hearts It s also a really great reminder that every pot has it s perfect lid Felicity is a genius without a lot of common sense She never really fit in anywhere, graduating high school at thirteen will do that, so she lives with the characters she s created in her head She s a ventriloquist whose characters tend to be quite vocal when Pippa [...]


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