The suspicious death of Dante Bartholomew’s wife changed him, especially in the eyes of the residents of St. Giles. They no longer see a successful businessman… only a monster they believe was involved. Dante’s horrific reputation eclipses the truth to the point that he sees no choice but to isolate himself and his heart.
The plan backfires when he meets counselor Beau Clarity and the children he works with. Beau and the kids see beyond the beastly reputation to the beautiful soul inside Dante, and Dante’s cold heart begins to thaw as they slip past his defenses. The warmth and hope Beau brings to Dante’s life help him see his entire existence—his trials and sorrows—in a brighter light.
But Dante’s secrets could rip happiness from their grasp… especially since someone isn’t above hurting those Dante has grown to love in order to bring him down.
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I really loved this story. Each book by this author gets better and better. The emotions that are written are felt deeply. There's secrets and stories that are perfectly executed by Andrew Grey. I wasn't annoyed trying to figure out what happened with these characters and that's a testiment to the author's experience. Beau Clarity is a saving grace in this book. I loved the normal element to him. He isn't gorgeous, he is imperfect and just an average guy with a crooked nose, thin physique, literally the type of person people can relate to. But, he has amazing eyes and a heart of gold. He see's something in the Beast of St. Giles and he saves him. Dante Bartholomew is, for lack of a better name, the Beast of St. Giles. A huge mystery surrounds him and the town is a cesspool of rumors and judgment. It didn't take me long to see that Dante isn't this monster they've made him out to be. He's actually an amazing man and yearns for love. In a lot of ways the Beast is this town and what they've become. I felt like they took advantage of so much and just refused to understand Dante. If it wasn't for Beau I don't know anyone would see the kindness and love that pulsated through his veins. This is a story that will surround you. From plot to character. You will not be able to run from the tears that are sure to fall and you will embrace both of these men and the lives they've lived. I very much recommend this book.
Enjoyable. A loose adaptation of a classic fairy tale. ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Third-person Guilt-ridden over his wife's death, Dante closed himself off from society. This fueled rumors and speculations, townsfolk began referring to him as "The Beast". His influence and power in the city did nothing to make them less fearful of him either. Beau was a recent transplant to town, taking over at the community center as the substance abuse counselor. He saw past Dante's facade, deeper than anyone's bothered to look. An event for the center brought them together, socially, but bonds beyond that were formed that night which neither expected. As they get closer, outside forces worked against them to bring them down. This was a difficult one for me to get through, for some reason. I am normally able to read and enjoy Andrew Grey's work effortlessly. TAMING THE BEAST felt like a more laborious trek than an enjoyable journey. The characters were okay and while I enjoyed them as a couple, sometimes I was not fond of the individuals. Secondary cast was well-rounded. The plot was dynamic, but the flow felt a bit sluggish - a little less fluid than usual. There were several conflicts, internal and external. While the external conflicts were solved, no long-term outcomes were mentioned about those involved. The internal self-awareness moment was glossed over and rather anticlimactic. Predictability was low. The conclusion was solid and satisfying. Overall, the story concept (loosely taken from a popular fairy tale) was enjoyable and I imagine other readers may like it better, but it just was not one of my favorites from this author. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.05 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
Andrew Grey has created a heart warming twist to the classic trope of beauty and the beast. It is sweet without being sappy. I enjoyed the main characters and the plot. Light conflict and a HEA.