"When Beauty Tamed the Beast"
By: Eloisa James
Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.
Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love—in just two weeks.
Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return.
I'm a fan of romance...what can I say? Eloisa James has given us all a little gift in "When Beauty Tamed the Beast." Not surprisingly, its a take on the old fairy tale...but its so much more than that. It is a heartwarming romance about two people who are written so realistically its unreal.
Linnet is compromised in the age old plot device used by romance writers, so she must find herself a husband. Her father intervenes and finds a husband that wouldn't mind a compromised bride. Linnet finds herself in the wilds of England in the presence of her fiance, Piers.
Piers is a wonderful, wonderful hero! I loved him! He is almost a carbon copy of Dr. House from the TV show, House. He is grumpy, irritated but caring and the reader just loves him.
You know where it goes from here. They fight, they kiss, they fight some more, and then boom, there is love. The story is sweet, will make you smile, and is a great feel good book for a weekend. I read this story in about 2 and a 1/2 hours on a Sunday morning. Definitely a 4 Star story. Sweet, loving, and another winner from Eloisa James.