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Beauty Tempts the Beast
     

Beauty Tempts the Beast

3.8 43
by Leslie Dicken
 
Is the enemy of her enemy a friend...or a beast?
Lord Ashworth is scarred by a night of terror years ago that left his face in ruins and his life in shreds. He hides in Silverstone Manor, using rumors that paint him as a horrible, murdering monster to keep visitors at bay. Yet he can't shake the feeling that the rumors might be true. He tells himself it's better

Overview

Is the enemy of her enemy a friend...or a beast?
Lord Ashworth is scarred by a night of terror years ago that left his face in ruins and his life in shreds. He hides in Silverstone Manor, using rumors that paint him as a horrible, murdering monster to keep visitors at bay. Yet he can't shake the feeling that the rumors might be true. He tells himself it's better this way. If his memories ever resurface, at least he will be the only one hurt by them.
The woman on his doorstep, however, simply refuses to fear him. That's not only an oddity, it's a threat to his secret...and his heart.
Vivian Suttley has seen the face of evil more than once in her young life. She's on the run from the latest, a cruel man determined to force her to marry him. Whatever the whispers about the reclusive Ashworth, surely it's nothing compared to the bleak, violent future she leaves behind.
Ashworth saved her once before, and he's her last hope for refuge. Yet she wonders if she's truly safer at Silverstone-or if she has just made the biggest mistake of her life.
Warning: This book contains a lot of sexual tension and several sexual scenes, have a fan ready!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This Beauty and Beast story in a Gothic mode is a feast of sensual tension and secrets with a mystery that pulls you to a surprise ending. From the very beginning it is hard to determine which is greater - the secrets the hero and heroine are hiding or the sensual tension that sizzles whenever they are together!”
~ eCataRomance

“If you are a historical romance fan I cannot recommend this book enough. On the Cheeky Reads scale I give it a 4 Heart Review - It really is a fantastic read!”
~ Cheeky Reads

“Beauty Tempts The Beast is brisk, fast-paced, and completely sexy...The dark and mysterious atmosphere Ms. Dicken's creates in Silverstone Manor pitch perfect...Ms. Dicken is a talented story-teller.”
~ Long and Short Reviews

“I was hooked from page one and sat up way too late reading because I couldn't put it down. I found the characters intriguing and well-written....Secrets abound, a mystery is afoot, and romance is in the air: all the makings of a fabulous story that does not disappoint. I can't wait to search for more of Ms. Dicken's work.”
~ BookWenches

“Dicken's gothic romance has a mysterious villain, a crumbling manor, a scarred hero and a desperate heroine. The mystery is well done, and the hero and heroine engage the reader's sympathies.”
~ RT Romance Reviews
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605047065
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Beauty Tempts the Beast 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
alicemcArthur More than 1 year ago
Beauty Tempts the Beast is a delicious, thrilling, romance that has the reader falling in love with the hero right along WITH the heroine. You can feel his anger, his inner conflict, as well as her initial fear and curiosity. The tension between to two of them is exquisite and I cheered when they finally found love in each other's arms. It has everything I look for in a well written romance novel and more! This is the second book I have read from this author and I am breathlessly waiting for another.
Snap_C More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of Gothic romance, reading the likes of Kinley Macgregor, Jennifer St Giles and Karen M Moaning. I was thoroughly surprised to find myself drawn into Leslie's world. E-books are new to me and I wasn't sure what to expect. I finished the story in just two days. It was full of what you would expect: a engaging lead female, dark and mysterious leading man, and twists and turns to keep you interested throughout. The scenes of a sexual nature are so tastefully done that the flow as part of the story and never seem excessive or crude. This is a great book. Well worth the time and money!
tx_writer More than 1 year ago
I am drawn to retellings of this classic tale, and I understand authors will offer dozens of endings; some great, some not so great. This story begins with a very interesting premise. It hooked me and kept me turning the pages. Unfortunately, after a few to many repeat scenes (the action seems to be exactly what came before), I started to skim through the chapters to get back to the love story. By the time I reached the end, I didn't have the completion I expected. Instead of feeling satisfied, I felt rushed. How the story ends didn't live up to the almost fairytale beginning, which held so much more promise. I do consider this a good story and I would recommend it if only for the promise at the start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book......not one of my favorites. But definetly worth the money...over 500 pages.
Jinx687 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read. The author kept me enthralled til the end. Just the right amount of sexiness, and sexual tension.
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Dark, Gothic romance... excellent
Evee08 More than 1 year ago
love this book. I just love the whole beauty and the beast theme.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best book I've read but not the worst either
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Not my cup of tea
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A good book - I liked it....
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