We’re so thrilled to be bringing you our bookstagram tour schedule for Beauty and the Besharam by Lillie Vale! We hope you’re just as excited as we are for this book’s upcoming release into the world, and we cannot wait for you to join us on tour.
Do be sure to pre-order yourself a copy of the book, and don’t forget to follow the author and all of our wonderful hosts on social media so you don’t miss out on any of the stops!
We also want to give a quick shout-out to one of our fellow tour companies Colored Pages Tours, as they are also hosting a tour for BATB! Here is the link to their tour schedule, so you can join in on their tour week as well.
Beauty and the Besharam
by Lillie Vale
Releasing on May 10th, 2022
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers
Young Adult Fiction—Contemporary, Romance, Retellings > Beauty and the Beast
Heated competition leads to even hotter romance in this YA summer rom-com for fans of Sandhya Menon, Emma Lord, and Wibbroka.
Seventeen-year-old, high-achieving Kavya Joshi has always been told she’s a little too ambitious, a little too mouthy, and overall just a little too much. In one word: besharam.
So, when her nemesis, Ian Jun, witnesses Kavya’s very public breakup with her loser boyfriend on the last day of junior year, she decides to lay low and spend the summer doing what she loves best–working part time playing princess roles for childrens’ birthday parties. But her plan is shot when she’s cast as Ariel instead of her beloved Belle, and learns that Ian will be her Prince Eric for the summer. [Cue the combative banter.]
Exhausted by Kavya and Ian’s years-long feud, their friends hatch a plan to end their rivalry by convincing them to participate in a series of challenges throughout the summer. Kavya is only too eager to finally be declared the winner. But as the competition heats up, so too does the romantic tension, until it escalates from a simmer to a full-on burn.
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING(S): cheating (not between the heroine and the love interest. Early in the book, the heroine catches her then-boyfriend cheating – this relationship is ended swiftly), death of a sibling (love interest’s younger sister, death occurred off-page many years earlier, brief mentions of grief)