WHEN THE BEAST WITH A HEART OF GOLD
Everything changed for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, the night his family died in a tragic fire—the same fire that left him disfigured. Now, his scars have given him the name the Beast of Faversham. But when he stumbles upon a damaged carriage during a tempest, the beautiful woman inside reminds him of the man he wishes he could be: free of his past, and able to love.
TAMES A BEAUTY WITH A WICKED PAST
When her carriage breaks down outside Faversham Abbey, this is just the most recent in a long series of misadventures for Miss Adeline Price. Her beauty hides a fatal flaw: she’s quick to judge, and rarely looks beneath the surface. But the longer she’s around Jasper, the more she begins to want to be better—someone deserving of him.
But when it comes time to reunite Adeline with her family in London, will Jasper believe that she sees not his scars, but the good, honorable man he is?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
AHHHHH Beauty and The Beast!! This book is totally a retelling of Beauty and The Beast!!
So our girl Adeline is a bit of a spoiled brat right?? She pouts a lot ad gets her way a lot with her brother and new sister in law/bestie Theo. When Adeline has to take her 2 youngest sisters to boarding school she has a problem with her carriage. It breaks down in the coldest and rainiest of nights.
Jasper is a scarred man who only has the servants for friends. The town calls him the Beast and he is ok with the lonely life. He has duties to his people and that is all he can see for his future…his duty. When he offers to let Adeline in his house for the night, everything changes for the two
Adeline sees an imperfect person become the perfect match for her. Jasper learns that he too wants more than just his duty to the villagers. The couple have to learn how to communicate with each other on his lands with his villagers and when they are forced to return to London and deal with the ton.
I loved this book. I loooooved seeing Adeline grow as a person in the novel. We see the brat becoming a woman and taking a stand for what she wants. I loved Jasper for his heart. He may act like the shunning doesn’t hurt but he wears his heart on his sleeve. When Adeline is the first woman to look at him as more than a Beast, he is so confused and unsure what to do.
The ballroom scene made me have a few tears especially at how bare Adeline lays it all out for her family and friends regarding Jasper.
USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.
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