A review by e_chapman12
By the Book by Jasmine Guillory

funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes


If you’re looking for a funny and sweet romance book, this is it!
I love a classic fairytale reimagined and ‘By The Book’ is a classic love story! It’s one of those retelling where you can read it and not really notice that it’s a Beauty and the Beast story (until it’s pointed out to you and then you’ll be like ‘ohhhh that makes sense’). 
I think Izzy and Beau are both really well-rounded characters and I loved their story arcs, both as a couple and as individuals. The whole time I was reading this book, I was having a good time. It’s a feel good, true rom-com book. Even throughout the third act, I enjoyed myself. I thought the actions and events that happened all made sense and felt realistic. 
This was the first Jasmine Guillory book I read and I really like her writing style and story telling. I can’t wait to read more of her books!