How to Entice an Enchantress [NOOK Book]

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The Duchess is doing it again! Matchmaking, that is.

Bestselling author Karen Hawkins charms with a delightful retelling of Beauty and the Beast— Scottish style.

Scarred in the terrible accident that took his wife, gruff Lord Kirk has hidden himself from Society. When he meets his neighbor, Dahlia Balfour—a young beauty who shares his love for poetry and books—he realizes ...
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Overview

The Duchess is doing it again! Matchmaking, that is.

Bestselling author Karen Hawkins charms with a delightful retelling of Beauty and the Beast— Scottish style.

Scarred in the terrible accident that took his wife, gruff Lord Kirk has hidden himself from Society. When he meets his neighbor, Dahlia Balfour—a young beauty who shares his love for poetry and books—he realizes she is the one woman who could make him forget the past. But how can such a recluse attract the eye of an enchantress? Kirk appeals to his godmother, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to help him become the dashing, well-dressed hero of Dahlia’s dreams.

Arriving at a house party given by the Duchess, Dahlia is unprepared for the change in her neighbor. Suddenly, she is seeing him in a whole new light. When he captures her lips with an ardent kiss, she realizes he could be her romantic hero, but then a jealous rival twists an inadvertent comment she makes. Now Dahlia must persuade Kirk that she’s not just a pretty girl feeling pity, but a passionate woman who sees past painful scars into the soul of the man she’s come to love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451685251
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Series: Duchess Diaries
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 15,968
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Karen Hawkins is a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen spends her time writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance.
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  • Posted September 27, 2013

    I thought this book was boring....I found myself skimming over t

    I thought this book was boring....I found myself skimming over the paragraphs...just didn't hold my attention. Glad when I finally finished it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Excellent

    I enjoyed this book very much. Funny and touching.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    The final book in the three book series. I loved Kirk and his f

    The final book in the three book series. I loved Kirk and his flawed character and the fact he wanted to change to a certain degree to get Dahlia for his wife. I liked that Dahlia stuck up for him and was a champion of sorts. The two girls who played the villain parts did a great job and then turned nice in the end. I was super glad that Kirk was able to dance with Dahlia in the end of the story. This was a true love story.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

    In my opinion How to Entice an Enchantress was the best of the s

    In my opinion How to Entice an Enchantress was the best of the series. Lord Kirk and Dahlia seemed made for each other even in the
    other books of Zero The Duchess Diaries series,  and this book certainly solidified that notion.

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    great book

    love the series..very intriguing and love the author ..you can't go wrong with this book.

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

    I enjoyed this series by Karen Hawkins. Lord Kirk was not as in

    I enjoyed this series by Karen Hawkins. Lord Kirk was not as inspiring a hero as those in the earlier books. But still a good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Highly recommended- a must

    I absalutly love this author and her books. And once again she did not disapoint it is a fun romance that keeps you from wanting to put it down. Great for cuddling up on yhe sofa with a fuzzy blanket and being swept a away to watch all the fun giggly mistakes down the road of love.

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  • Posted October 27, 2013

    Beauty and the Beast

    The third book in the series that centers around the Balfour sisters. In this novel we find the youngest of the sisters, Dahlia has come to attend the houseparty of Duchess of Roxbourghe in order to find a husband. Little does Dahlia know that the Duchess is also working with Lord Kirk in order to match them together.

    Dahlia and Kirk have had a rocky relationship. While there was a time that Dahlia thought there was a future between them, it is definitely not anymore. Kirk knows he missed up with his awkward proposal and the handling of the loan that Dahlia's father had got from him. But he knows that Dahlia and him are the perfect match. Unfortunately, he cannot seem to win Dahlia hand without a little romance and polishing.

    Enter the Duchess and her companion Lady Charlotte, work to polish Lord Kirk into a respectable gentleman. A great and entertaining story with a Beauty and the Beast twist.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    slow start got better

    I had trouble getting into the book, however after awhile I was hooked.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Wonderful!

    Another amazing book by Karen Hawkins! I love this twist on a classic fairy tale (and adore the nod to the Disney version on the cover!)! As always, this book is filled with great humor and wonderful moments. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Fantastic Book (if u r 12yrs old)

    I was so bored this book was so childish. I had to skim through it to finish. Thank goodness I purchased it on sale.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Loved it

    Really enjoyed this one!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    So Dissappointed.

    Was expecting so much more from this series. Kirk and Dahlia were horrible characters; could not find compassion for either of them. So bad I could not finish

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Just OK

    I am a huge Karen Hawkins fan. The first two books in this series were wonderful. After reading the first two, I just couldn't wait for this last book in the series to come out. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it. I can read a novel in one day, two max. It took me about a week to finish How to Entice an Enchantress. I just couldn't connect with the characters. They just fell flat for me.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Recommended very highly

    For those readers who enjoy Karen Hawkins, this is another hit for her. The Duchess of Roxburge has her full in getting Dahlia and Kirk together. While the attraction is definitely, other things keep getting in the way. As always, I enjoy Karen Hawkins' books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    worth reading

    I didn't find this one quite as good as the ones that came before it. Having said that it's still worth reading. Karen Hawkins is always good for a romantic escape with plenty of chuckles along the way.

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    I loved the How to Entice an Enchantress! It was a great love st

    I loved the How to Entice an Enchantress! It was a great love story with a Beauty and the Beast twist. I love reading anything written by Karen Hawkins. 
    Once you read one of her books you will not want to stop reading anything that she has written. 

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  • Posted October 9, 2013

    This was a very sweet and engaging romance.  I enjoyed Lord Kirk

    This was a very sweet and engaging romance.  I enjoyed Lord Kirk and Dahlia's story.  It was a fun take on the usual Beauty and the Beast story with a scarred and damaged hero and the young hopeless romantic he falls in love with.  If you are looking for a romantic story that leaves you with warm fuzzies and surprisingly enough, very little angst, you will enjoy this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    I only discovered Karen Hawkins within the last year, but one be

    I only discovered Karen Hawkins within the last year, but one benefit of being late to the party was that I had so many novels to catch up with. I couldn't wait for this novel to come out and was sad when it ended. The characters are so appealing that you can't help but root for each one in turn. I'm horrible about writing reviews because I don't want to give out too much information, but if you like funny and sweet with your romance, How to Entice an Enchantress is a must read--but yes, you have to read the others first! (They are all worth it!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Grumble grumble.... darn book made me stay up 'til 4 am to finish!

    Thanks alot Karen Hawkins for writing such a delightful, amusing, engaging imagining of the "Beauty and the Beast" trope. Now I have to find a way to stay awake at work, good thing I have an awesome boss who also loves romance novels (I got her hooked, bad me)! Seriously, this was great fun, not especially deep but definately not as silly or shallow as you might expect. 4 stars because 1 of the characters has a very abrupt change of heart that seemed to come out of nowhere, she was a bit of a bully, then she was bested, then she became sweet; not much of a transition. But then, the story wasn't about her and she was needed later, and this is fairytale-ish so, perhaps, I'm overthinking. Anyway, the lead characters were delightfully human and their journey to HEA was believable and engrossing. I have a soft spot for Lord Kirk because he sounds exactly like my beloved husband of 25 years, actions really do speak louder than words, but those words, ah, sometimes leave me breathless, sometimes make me want to strangle him, but never do I doubt them, just like Alasdair, Lord Kirk.

    So, if you read this story, and you absolutely should, start it earlier in the day on a weekend and let the kids fend for themselves for a few hours (unless they're little of course, in which case bless you for finding any time to yourself to read)!

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