The Beast of Beswick

The Beast of Beswick

by Amalie Howard

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, December 11

Overview

Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew in this laugh-out-loud and heartfelt Regency romance.

Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals.

But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender of marriage with her as his bride.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640637412
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 32,944
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Amalie Howard is the award-winning author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, PW, VOYA, SLJ, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Kids’ Indie Next selection highlighting East Indian mythology. She is a national IPPY silver medalist and Moonbeam Award winner. She is also the coauthor of the #1 bestsellers in regency romance and historical fiction My Rogue, My Ruin and My Hellion, My Heart. Of Indo-Caribbean descent, she has written articles on multicultural fiction for The Portland Book Review, Ravishly magazine, and Diversity in YA. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.amaliehoward.com.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Beast of Beswick 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 14 hours ago
This is quite the adult version of the retelling of a beauty and the beast story. Sensual, loving, and erotic all in one book. Nothing was too over the top though which I appreciated. I fell in love with the beauty and strength of Astrid from the moment we met her. Her wit and love for her sister was above all else. Both she and Beswick had alot of things to work through but it gives one hope for the future. Hope that even though you may be scared, inside or outside, that love can heal and one can be happy. The added side story of Isobel finding a mate was fun to follow. Afterall, she goes to Beswick to protect her sister (before the love blooms). It was nice to see another strong female character as well. Needless to say, its a quick, fun, and easy read. Wont take you long but I do recommend to pick it up and give it a go.
trollman 1 days ago
The best part of The Beast of Beswick are the fun characters. This timeless classic romance provides a steamy sizzle and adventurous plot twists and kept me up so late at night until I could finish reading! Based on the beloved Beauty and The Beast story line, The Beast of Beswick introduces us to a modern woman who is desperate to save her sister from a horrible man. Lady Astrid Everleigh introduces herself to Thane, the "beast" who is actually Lord Nathaniel Harte who is badly scarred from brutal war injuries. Lady Astrid propositions Thane so that she can safely secure her sister's future and protect them both from their uncle's greed. I really like Astrid and her sister too, and of course there is much to adore about Thane. I like the way it takes him time to open and trust Astrid...just as in the real world sometimes it takes awhile to break down walls. Now the show stealer as far as characters go, is Thane's Aunt Mabel... Wow she is spectacular, wish she was my aunt that is for sure. I won't provide any spoilers other than to say, probably best not to eat while you're reading as you'll wind up spitting out whatever is in your mouth because you're laughing your head off! Thank you to NetGalley, Author Amalie Howard, and Entangled Publishing LLC for an advanced digital reader copy for me to read and enjoy. As always, my opinions are my own!
Abartley09 4 days ago
I'm a sucker for beauty and the beast retellings, and the Beast of Beswick was no exception! I loved how strong-willed Astrid was and how she was willing to do whatever it took to keep her sister safe, even if that meant marrying a man who society thought hideous enough to call a beast. I loved how Astrid never really reacted like everyone else did, though, seeing Thane for who he was from almost the beginning. I wish Thane had been a little more self-confident, but I understand that his continuous self-loathing is what helped to drive the main storyline. After his initial thoughts of wanting to keep her far from him, he truly wanted to let himself care for her, but he didn't believe there was ever a way for her to care about him. :(
Abartley09 4 days ago
I'm a sucker for beauty and the beast retellings, and the Beast of Beswick was no exception! I loved how strong-willed Astrid was and how she was willing to do whatever it took to keep her sister safe, even if that meant marrying a man who society thought hideous enough to call a beast. I loved how Astrid never really reacted like everyone else did, though, seeing Thane for who he was from almost the beginning. I wish Thane had been a little more self-confident, but I understand that his continuous self-loathing is what helped to drive the main storyline. After his initial thoughts of wanting to keep her far from him, he truly wanted to let himself care for her, but he didn't believe there was ever a way for her to care about him. :(
JOANNA Lopez 5 days ago
Lady Astrid Everleigh is in desperate need to find a formidable husband to save her younger sister Isobel from the horrible rake Lord Beaumont. She enlists the help of the disagreeable and disfigured Lord Nathaniel Harte."The beast of Beswick." To help her. Thane became horribly disfigured in the last war. Lady Astrid crashes into Thane's life by moving in with her Isabel overnight to escape from her father and Lord Beaumont's plans. Lord Harte (Thane) is angered and wants Lady Astrid to leave. Lady Astrid tells Thane Isobel is in danger from the scoundrel Lord Beaumont if Astrid doesn't marry soon and she has chosen Thane. Thane allows the ladies to stay in his castle however, he refuses Lady Astrid's proposal. It is up to Astrid to change The beast of Beswick's mind before it is too late. I really liked this book. It was a well-written romantic and unexpectedly funny story. The dialogue was crisp, clever and fast between Astrid and Nathaniel. The writing style was a little slow in the middle of the book however, it picked up the pace the rest of the book. The characters were interesting throughout the story. I loved the way the writer showed the politics of the time as well; Woman's rights etc. As well as how passionate Lady Astrid was about them. The other thing is. There was a heck of a lot of sex in this book. Maybe more than usual. I'm not a prude or anything. I love sex in books. It is just after a while i found myself rolling my eyes and saying "again?" Every time they had sex. And i love to read erotic fanfiction. Lol. This is the first book I've read by this author and will not be my last. I will still read her books. Lol. I would like to thank BOOKISHFIRST.COM and the author for providing me a complimentary copy of their book in exchange for an honest review.
JOANNA Lopez 5 days ago
Lady Astrid Everleigh is in desperate need to find a formidable husband to save her younger sister Isobel from the horrible rake Lord Beaumont. She enlists the help of the disagreeable and disfigured Lord Nathaniel Harte."The beast of Beswick." To help her. Thane became horribly disfigured in the last war. Lady Astrid crashes into Thane's life by moving in with her Isabel overnight to escape from her father and Lord Beaumont's plans. Lord Harte (Thane) is angered and wants Lady Astrid to leave. Lady Astrid tells Thane Isobel is in danger from the scoundrel Lord Beaumont if Astrid doesn't marry soon and she has chosen Thane. Thane allows the ladies to stay in his castle however, he refuses Lady Astrid's proposal. It is up to Astrid to change The beast of Beswick's mind before it is too late. I really liked this book. It was a well-written romantic and unexpectedly funny story. The dialogue was crisp, clever and fast between Astrid and Nathaniel. The writing style was a little slow in the middle of the book however, it picked up the pace the rest of the book. The characters were interesting throughout the story. I loved the way the writer showed the politics of the time as well; Woman's rights etc. As well as how passionate Lady Astrid was about them. The other thing is. There was a heck of a lot of sex in this book. Maybe more than usual. I'm not a prude or anything. I love sex in books. It is just after a while i found myself rolling my eyes and saying "again?" Every time they had sex. And i love to read erotic fanfiction. Lol. This is the first book I've read by this author and will not be my last. I will still read her books. Lol. I would like to thank BOOKISHFIRST.COM and the author for providing me a complimentary copy of their book in exchange for an honest review.
Historical_Romance_Lover 5 days ago
The man that ruined Astrid's chance of an advantageous marriage, is now sniffing around her little sister. She will do anything to protect her, even if it means marrying a man know as the Beast of Beswick. Astrid knew Thane before he went off to war, but has only heard stories since he has come back. But she believes that he is the only person that can save her and therefore her sister. Thane has returned from war with a body covered in scars. He has rightfully gained his name as he has been a beast to live with since his return. When Astrid arrives on his doorstep asking for help, he turns her down. He has no plans to marry and wouldn't want to impose his beastly self on anyone. But he ends up relenting and allowing Astrid and her sister to stay there, while she catalogues the artifacts that Thane's father collected before he sells them. This, of course, puts Astrid and Thane in close proximity. They are both attracted to the other, but every time they appear to be getting closer, Thane does something to push Astrid away. Will Thane ever realize that he deserves to be loved so that he and Astrid get their HEA? OMG!! I absolutely adored Astrid and Thane's story!!! Thane did everything in his power to push Astrid away, but she saw the man he was underneath the beast and wouldn't settle for less than the man he could be. I loved that Astrid was a smart woman and gave as good as she got from Thane. The secondary characters had me laughing out loud!! I loved them just as much as the H/H of the story! I can't wait to see what Howard has in store for us next!!
Anonymous 6 days ago
This is a Beauty and Beast retelling with a duke whose face was horribly disfigured while fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. Thane is so convinced that he is worthless now that people regard him as some sort of monster because of his facial scars. But he has faithful servants whom you can practically see jumping out of the Disney movie. Astrid appeals to him for help to save her younger sister from marriage to a villainous earl. Despite himself Thane is attracted to Astrid’s beauty and sharp wit. Their dialogues were the most enjoyable part of the book. Astrid is a feminist who resents the legal limitations on women in this period. She reads Mary Wollstonecraft. In addition to the fairy tale elements, there are also parallels and references to Frankenstein, which was published in the year before this story takes place. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Astrid will do anything to save her sister from being sold into a marriage to a man she was to marry years before. With her reputation ruined by her former conference has no prospects and to keep her sister and their inheritance safe from their Uncle and Aunt she must marry even if he is the Beast of Beswick. Thane is shunned by the ton and his own father and brother when he returns from war. Than is wounded so badly inside and out that he keeps everyone at a distance. That is until a beautiful Astrid barges into his private domain and ask him to marry her. But he refuses and she refuses to take no for an answer. Both have to over come deep hurts and learn to trust again in order to learn to love and be loved. This was a wonderful read. I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
Pitkinchick 8 days ago
Wow! Talk about an incredible book, this is it! Witty, romantic, sensual, dramatic, but mostly, spellbinding. I could not put it down. It is the story of Astrid, a beautiful young lady who will do anything to protect her sister, even marry the Beast of Beswick. Thane, the Beast of Beswick, is an ex-soldier who is severely scarred both inside and out. He is known for being a beast but Astrid will face him to protect her sister. The chemistry between these two is incredible. I loved all of the supporting characters in the book. If you love a good romance with some heat to it, definitely read this book! But not if you have to go to work the next day!
BookFreakOut 8 days ago
I absolutely adored The Beast of Beswick, it was funny, sexy, smart, witty, and I couldn't fly through the pages fast enough! I pretty new to the romance genre, and even more new to historical romance, and I devoured this in two sittings. I like how the author was able to give her heroine, Astrid, plenty of gumption and agency while still recognizing the constraints of women's behavior for the time. The sister dynamic was also very nice to see, especially later in the book as we see how Astrid's example has served her younger sister, despite their different dispositions. The Duke's valet and butler were some of my favorite characters, their long-suffering yet incredibly loyal natures provided a lot of humor and gives you the first glimpse that the Beast's bark may be worse than his bite.
andreajanelreads 9 days ago
I was completely enthralled. It was a swift arrow-flight descent into this intoxicating story of star-crossed lovers. Thane is absolutely convinced that his monstrous, scarred countenance has condemned him to life as a recluse. His wild temper and predatory behavior hide a lonely, bitter heart. He tries to intimidate Astrid with every technique at his disposal. Astrid is not intimidated by the scarred man whose help she must enlist. He is not as threatening as he thinks he is, except maybe to her equilibrium. He captivates her instead of repulsing her - and she begins to crave their fiery encounters. This is a story about realizing that you are more than the sum of your parts. It is a story about laying waste to the hidden desires of a heart. It is a story about a roaring beast of a wolf with a giant thorn in his paw - and the woman that is determined to convince him she sees past it and loves him as he is.
BookDragonGirl 10 days ago
This Regency Romance was my first, yep I said it, MY FIRST! But now I’m intrigued with the genre. I got a sample of the first few chapters and knew I had to read this Beauty and The Beast retelling. Thane’s Alpha personality, his protectiveness and the vulnerability he held deep inside had me in love with him in no time. And as infatuated as he and Astrid became with each other, it took breaking down a few walks for them to fall in love. I loved experiencing as every layer was peeled back, as this couple fell in love. And they both had layers to peel back and walls to break down. It was so beautifully executed. I will definitely be checking out more titles from this author, as her writing is absolutely amazing.
The Eclectic Review 10 days ago
Who can resist a beauty and the beast story? Certainly not this reader. Yet another fantastic book has been added to my 2019 favorite books list. "She blinked, an outrageous idea blossoming. It would solve everything. It was a dreadful, desperate plan, but it was something. It was a chance. At five and twenty, she was well on the shelf, but she wasn’t dead. She might be ruined in the eyes of the ton, but she had a sound brain, she’d been raised to run an aristocratic household, and she was the daughter of a viscount. It could work. It could work. She would just have to marry a different kind of beast than the earl to save her sister. And she knew just the man." The beautiful and headstrong Lady Astrid Everleigh is desperate to save her sister from the same ruin she encountered 10 years ago. Astrid's last-ditch effort is to ask the formidable and scarred Beast of Beswick, Lord Thane Harte, to marry her so he can approve or deny anyone who asks for her sister's hand in marriage, but his answer is unexpected. Wow! I adore the robust and provocative repartee between Astrid and Thane. They both have been censured in society which has left them vulnerable and alone, but as a couple, they could conquer anything if they would only open their hearts. Astrid's ability to match Thane's rath and ardor is fascinating to read and the love scenes will leave you breathless. I have two favorite supporting characters, Aunt Mabel and Fletcher. Thane's feisty Aunt Mabel is another feminist before her time, has an active sex life of her own, and lovingly embroiders phalluses as a hobby. Thane's valet, Fletcher, is a cunning and quick-witted servant who always has his Grace's best interests in mind. This historical romance had me enraptured from the start and I declare I am a new fan of Ms. Amalie Howard and can't wait to read more of her books.  Recommend highly! Thank you to Ms. Howard for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
Reader_Lady 10 days ago
Thanks goes to the publisher, via Net-Galley, for accepting my request to read and review The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard, this awesome novel, prior to publication. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. Wow, just wow! What a fantastic, emotionally-charged reading experience. The Beast of Beswick is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite fairy tales. I could not put this one down. It grabbed me from the first page and kept me to the last. The writing is emotional with great suspenseful scenes and amazing sensually, romantic scenes. Astrid Everleigh’s character can do it all. Normally that might annoy me, but she does it with such finesse, I totally fell in love with her character. She could do no wrong. Her loyalty to her sister is amazing. She will do anything to save her sister from the villainous man who ruined her when she refused his proposal ten years before. Then to add to her already awesomeness, she is perfect for the beast! Nathaniel Harte, well, just wow! He is the best beast of all time, well, at least since the original telling of Beauty and the Beast. He is surly, like a wounded bear. His servants run from him, except for a few old retainers, his friends have deserted him, society cannot bear to look upon him. He is scarred inside and out. I could feel his pain and understood why he refused to go about in society, but when he does for Astrid, well, let’s just say, he completely stole my heart! Talk about fantastic scenes, there are so many it’s hard to choose which one is best! However, when Astrid bears his den, she strides in with her arsenal full, determined to convince him he must marry her. Awesome scene! Then her snarky attitude when she becomes his housekeeper, well, I totally LOVED her. Astrid and Thane are PERFECT together from their first encounter. The chemistry between them is combustible. The push and pull of their relationship is incredible. I totally understood why Thane kept pushing her away, then he was completely unable to resist her because Astrid will NOT give up on him, no matter how nasty he can be at times. The sensually, beautifully written sexual scenes are amazing. In the last couple of years, I’ve lost the need for graphic sex scenes, but Ms. Howard’s are so emotionally-charged, they thrilled me as I haven’t been thrilled in some time! If you want to become enmeshed in a story that will have you suspending your normal “Oh, that’s not historically accurate” then you will totally adore The Beast of Beswick. I’ve never read any books by Ms. Howard until this one, but I look forward to reading more of her incredible books. Happy reading!
Yonina_Dove 10 days ago
One of my favorite tropes is the Beauty and the Beast retelling. Although the idea is the same, every author that has written a book using this story has brought their own twist to it. Amalie Howard's retelling is spectacular. Not only can you truly feel the chemistry between Thane & Astrid but also their individual personalities shine through. Astrid is a regency era feminist, inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft and a champion for equal rights, she has no qualms about speaking her mind even if her opinion is ignored or scoffed. Thane came back from the war scarred on the outside and dark on the inside. He glowers and growls at everyone and shuns high society. This story is witty, the banter between the two lovers is engaging, and they are equally matched in verbal sparring. The Beast of Beswick is a great story in which a marriage of convenience becomes something more.
Amanda-Has-A-Bookcase 10 days ago
He tasted of brandy and spice and his own special brand of sin.... The Beast of Beswick is not only red hot on the cover but red with desire in between the pages too. Thank you bookishfirst for going the extra step in securing a copy for me once it looked like the first was lost in the mail. I was swept away with the story right from the start. To be honest I am not even all the way done with this story but I already know that I enjoy it! That does not happen very often so when it does you have to take notice! This book was packed with swoony romance and full of classic love catchphrases that remind me of the fun 80s romance paperbacks that I use to sneak from my grandmother! Swollen lips and crushed bodies with strong jaws and fingers entwined in long locks of hair! This has it all!
Bibliophagist 11 days ago
I haven't ever read a book by this author before, but when I received an offer to read the Beast of Beswick for a review, I accepted. I'm glad I did. Thane was the spare son of a duke. He went off to war but was badly injured when another soldier, who was supposed to be on guard, deserted and their camp was attacked. Thane sacrificed himself to try to save his men. He was literally cut to ribbons by the enemies' swords. He barely survived but he now wishes that he was dead. The ton, as well as most others are horrified to be around him but the feeling is mutual. When Thane's father dies and his brother is killed in an accident, Thane becomes the duke. Astrid and her younger sister were orphaned when their parents died. An uncle and his wife wound up as their guardians but squandered every peny of the fortune their parents had left for their care. The only money left is their trusts, which their uncle cannot touch. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't have a scheme to get it. Years later, Astrid is forced to offer herself in marriage to Thane in an effort to save her sister. Their uncle has offered her 16 year old sister to Edmund Cain, the man that Astrid was previously engaged to. Adtrid had broken the engagement and Cain smeared Astrid. Her sister is a way for Cain to get back at Astrid and gain her sister's fortune in the process. Turns out Cain is the deserter that caused the deaths of Thane's men as well as his disfigurement. This is a great story of love and how it can triumph. I really enjoyed this book and plan to read others by this author.
ViperSpaulding 11 days ago
All the stars go to Thane and Astrid!! "Give me a dark abbey and a grumpy beast any day." Oh my goodness, what a book! So much snarky dialogue, so many smoldering, steam-filled looks, so many twist and turns, and so much heartwarming love in this delicious story! Astrid needs to rescue her sister from a fate worse than death, but the only legal means she has is to transfer guardianship of herself and her sister to a husband. Thane, the reclusive, growly, volatile Beast of Beswick is the only man she knows who could possibly stand up to her grasping uncle and his mercenary plans. But Thane has sworn off women, society, marriage, and even basic civility in his efforts to block out the emotional and physical trauma of living with his war-ravaged, painfully-scarred body. These two have a complicated path to the altar first, then an even more complicated path to their HEA. I absolutely loved the rollicking fun of this book. Of course there's no end of folks acting in a manner inconsistent with the Regency time period, but that's the fun part of fiction. Wishful thinking gets to play a part in character development. Only the most die-hard historical purists will be distracted by that issue; the rest of us can enjoy this couple's delicious tension, intelligent banter, crushing verbal blows, and triumphantly scathing victories over the worst of the villains. The secondary characters are just divine, including Thane's audacious aunt, his long-suffering yet outspoken servants, Astrid's brave and maturing sister, and even the delightful modiste. Every layer of this book is insightful, intriguing, and impossible to resist. I highly recommend this wonderful romance. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Caroldaz 11 days ago
Every so often I just have to read some romantic suspense and this one really fit the bill. It took me to another place leaving all stress behind. The story may have been predictable but it was no less enjoyable! It is the story of Astrid and Thane mostly. Thane is badly disfigured from events during the war. His disfigurement has hardened his heart, made him believe he is unworthy of being loved. But there is definite electricity between him and Astrid. I just loved the development between them. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
carvanz 11 days ago
Holy heck! Talk about your grumpy, beastly hero. Thane was perfect!!! ’Though this duke was wholly human as far as she could tell…his eyes burned with an unholy amber fire, holding her in a glower that seemed better suited to hell. Astrid couldn’t control the dread running through her body. His nostrils flared as if he could sense her unease, and suddenly, she felt like prey, well and truly snared by something far bigger and far more dangerous than she.’ When Astrid is forced to take drastic actions in order to protect her sister, she immediately knows who to coerce. But Thane isn’t easily swayed, despite his instant desire and the fact that her hands, and his salacious fantasies of what they could do, are driving him to near madness. He quickly learns that the bluestocking takes determination to a whole new level and his life is suddenly turned upside down. While Astrid abides by most of society’s rules, nothing can rule her thoughts and opinions. She is fierce in her belief that women have the right to choose their own future and should not be dictated to by any male. I loved that she never hesitated to stand up to Thane, even when he was his most intimidating. She has a fiery spirit and sharp tongue and she not only keeps him on his toes but brings a smile to his lips that has been long absent. ’She was no meek English rose, no sweet-tempered maiden, no delicate miss. She was a fiery hothouse bloom that made his blood burn and drove him to intolerable distraction.’ Not only was Thane’s face and body covered in thick, grotesque scars, his heart was scarred even more so. He was his own worse enemy when it came to his relationship with Astrid. But I totally understood where he was coming from each time he drew her in only to push her away again. I’m not a push and pull fan but there was no other way this hero could have reacted. Each time it was a step closer to him finding healing. Even when he was being brutish I just wanted to hug him. His heartache was my own and I ached for him to find true happiness with Astrid. Together this couple were absolutely, freaking amazing! I loved their quick, sharp and always smart banter. While there is definitely immediate desire, everything else takes time and I loved every layer that was peeled back as this couple grew closer. Thane’s possessiveness thrilled my alpha loving heart and bless Astrid’s heart for knowing just when to use it against him. While this story is rich in character development, the chemistry between these two sizzles across the page. The smexy times will definitely leave you feeling breathless. I picked this up because I’m a sucker for anything that hints at a beastly hero and I’m so glad I did. This book totally did it for me!
FizzaYounis 11 days ago
I loved this sweet and hot historical romance. It is well written and both main characters are amazing. Lady Astrid Everleigh has no other option but to seek help from Lord Nathaniel Harte. Normally, she wouldn't imagine herself asking something like this from a man who is practically a stranger but she must save her sister. So, she asks him to marry her but his reaction wasn't what she hoped for. Will she be able to change his mind or should she plan something else? Thane can't believe it when Lady Astrid strode into his house and demands that he speaks to her. He hates meeting new people because he hates the stares and the whispers. But Astrid is unlike anyone he has ever met and for a moment he is tempted to consider her offer. Then he realizes how absurd that is. After all, marriage and happiness aren't in the cards for the Beast of Beswick. or is he wrong about that? I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read a pageturner historical fiction with strong heroine and brooding/moody hero.
DebDiem 11 days ago
Wow! The Beast Of Beswick is a phenomenal historical romance by Amalie Howard. Ms. Howard has provided readers with a well-written book populated with a stellar cast of characters. I especially loved Aunt Mabel. Astrid was ruined during her first season by a man spreading lies about her because she turned him down. The same man now is back and after her younger sister. Thane, Duke of Beswick, horribly scarred from the war has no plans to ever marry or have children. Thane and Astrid's story is loaded with drama, humor, steamy sex, action and suspense. I enjoyed every page of this book and look forward to reading more from Amalie Howard in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
AliciaSplendeur 12 days ago
Loved, loved, loved! Lady Astrid Everleigh has to find a way to keep her younger sister out of the hands of the man who ruined her prospects of a good marriage over ten years ago. She only sees one way to prevent this from happening. For her to marry the Duke of Beswick also known as the Beast of Beswick. He's terribly scarred, angry, grumpy and a recluse. But can she get him to agree? Thane and Astrid share fun banter that I loved. They try to protect themselves from falling in love with the other. He's certain that she'll leave because everyone does. She doesn't want to be fooled again like she was in the past. I loved Thane. I loved Astrid. This is one to add to your collection. ARC provided by the Entangled Publishing #TheBeastOfBeswick #NetGalley #EntangledPublishing
McM0mmy-PW 12 days ago
I hate to put a 2 star review, but sadly, this was a DNF at the 75% mark. I liked the idea of the story, but the actual story didn't hit the mark. Besides the fact that it was more a contemporary story that tried to be historical, there was too much "in your face" sex for my taste. An example would be the fact that Astrid and her younger sister moved into Thane's house without an invite or even asking him, and his servants allow it? The graphic descriptions of how Thane makes Astrid feel and the language to go with it, as well as Thane describing what he wants to do to Astrid.. Just not my taste at all. I prefer some sex to be left to my imagination, instead of being given step-by-step accounts of their actions. I was given an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.