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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt: Mini Book Review

To Beguile a Beast (Legend of the Four Soldiers #3)
by Elizabeth Hoyt
Hachette Book Group
ISBN: 978-0-446-40693-2
Buy from Indigo

Description: CAN A WOUNDED BEAST . . . Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he's kept suppressed for years begin to awaken.

TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST . . . Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and she won't let dust-or a beast of a man-scare her away.

TO TAME HIS MOST SECRET DESIRES? Beneath Helen's beautiful fa├žade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn't back away from his surliness-or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen's secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find-a happy ever after.


Mini Book Review:  Honestly, I wasn't expecting much when I picked this one up. My union is on strike and I am too stressed to read anything very deep right now, so I was looking for fluff.  This really was a pleasant surprise, and it helped my mind escape from reality for a little while. The characters were realistic and didn't fall into the usual stereotypical romance novel archetypes. The storyline was a intriguing twist on the Beauty and the Beast story.  The plot moved quickly, with some unexpected twists and some nice light humour.  I will definitely be seeking out the rest of the books in this book series.  A great book to take you away from reality and would be perfect for a day at the beach or a cold winters night -- or while camping at Killbear with an active bear on the campsite -- right Natasha LOL!.

3.5 Dewey's

I picked this up at the annual Bolton Public Library Book Sale & it cost me a whole .25 (hell of a bargain I tell ya)

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