"Belle" a modern take on "Beauty and the Beast." A short story of 11,000 words. Story #3 from Fairy Tale Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories. Belle’s father is sidelined by a stroke, and she’s determined to save his job as a master carpenter for the mysterious Prince Maxim. Despite her training, completing work on the Prince’s library is harder than she imagined, with the elusive prince watching her every move from the shadows. Belle’s intrigued by the intelligent, kind man who won’t let himself be seen. Is Belle the one to help him move beyond his painful past? This is one of the short stories from Fairy Tale Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories. The stories can be read individually, but are linked in the collection, and wrap up in a perfect happily ever after. You might also enjoy Lisa's other Flirts! collections, including Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories, Beach Flirts! and Holiday Flirts! Look for Wedding Flirts! in Spring 2012.