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Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.

Linnet is not just any woman.

She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love—in just two weeks.

Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return.

If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

Topics: England, Regency Era, Doctors, Nobility, Love Story, Retellings, and Beauty and the Beast

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ISBN: 9780062041753
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I enjoy beauty and the beast type books but this book's plot in particular was very interesting and not the usual you may come to expect. This was supposed to be a lighthearted quick entertainment instead the book had an interesting plot surrounding pretty serious topics like self image and dependency issues. I love heroines who are strong and witty.The hero is also intelligent and charming. Their interaction was quite entertaining and you can feel the chemistry right from the moment they meet. Gave me butterflies on more than one occasion. Enjoyed this story tremendously. more
touching... with humormore
There are good romance novels and there are great romance novels. This novel is fantabulous! It had everything I love-humor, witty dialogue, a long courtship of foreplay, and challenges for them both to overcome. I loved the bow to Dr. House, the 'Ducklings'-I mostly remember Kibbles & Bitts, and a secondary rekindling and over it all-forgiveness.
FYI, I would adore seeing Prufrock in another tale.
Kudos, Eloisa James, your work has matured nicely. Bravo. more
Sigh, loved it. I laughed, I cried, I loved it.more
When Beauty Tamed the Beast is the second story in Eloisa James's series based on fairy tale classics. As usual, she put her own twist on the trsditional story, and it makes for an enjoyable read. I especially enjoyed the "transformation" of the beast--no magic is involved, but it is a definite and believeable change. This series, though, has a different "feel" to it than her other books--many of the characters, for instance, have rather fanciful names (two of the "Beast"'s students are named Kibbles and Bitts, for example) which tends to take me out of the story a bit but does go along with the fairy tale theme. Overall I enjoyed the story and the characters, but feel that this one, like A Kiss at Midnight, don't quite reach the level of her other novels. A solid four-star story.more
Exceedingly clever, delightfully droll and charmingly witty. Also appreciate that James has her heroine call the hero out on his bullshit. Nothing annoys me more than a romantic hero that gets away with being a complete prat.more
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
4.5 Stars

Synopsis
Linnet Berry Thrynne is the belle of the ball until she is dumped by a prince and snubbed by the ton. Her only prospects are to marry Piers Yelverton the misanthropic Earl of Marchant nicknamed the Beast. Will he succumb to her charms or will she fall for a man incapable of loving her in return?

Review
A sexy and steamy retelling of the traditional Beauty and the Beast tale and a must read for lovers of historical romance.

Piers is obviously modeled on my favorite TV doctor, Gregory House (didn't need the historical note to confirm this). He is scarred, tortured and downright rude but not nearly as beastly and irascible as I thought he would be. Linnet is beautiful both outside and in, and she never allows Piers to bully or intimidate her. Their verbal sparring is witty and snarky, and their steamy scenes sensual and sexy.

My one small issue is with Linnet's father and aunt who are ridiculous caricatures but the rest of the secondary cast from the nosy butler to the endearing boy and his flea bitten dog are simply wonderful.

Run, do not walk, to the nearest bookstore or website and get this book.more
I'm glad I gave this one a try. the first book was boring as all out, so I almost skipped this, but my hold came in so I said what the heck. and I'm glad I did. it was a fun read. this one made me smile with the two main characters sniping at each other all the time.more
I quite enjoyed this. It was an audiobook for me and I think a lot of my enjoyment was due to the narrator. Beautiful narration.

The humor is sly. The people are real people with real issues, both of their own making and issues thrust upon them.

Lively, fun. Beauty is a beauty beyond compare, but she is fun and funny, approachable (well, for an imaginary being).

I generally enjoy Ms. James and this was no exception. I did appreciate both the epilogue and the historical notes.

A minor quibble with an explanation of a certain situation dealing with transportation toward the end of the book. I just didn't understand the logistics of multiple carriages with a young unmarried female left alone in a carriage and the confusion that ensued, as well as lack of punishment for a certain innkeeper and his wife arising from grand theft carriage.

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I quite enjoyed this. It was an audiobook for me and I think a lot of my enjoyment was due to the narrator. Beautiful narration.

The humor is sly. The people are real people with real issues, both of their own making and issues thrust upon them.

Lively, fun. Beauty is a beauty beyond compare, but she is fun and funny, approachable (well, for an imaginary being).

I generally enjoy Ms. James and this was no exception. I did appreciate both the epilogue and the historical notes.

A minor quibble with an explanation of a certain situation dealing with transportation toward the end of the book. I just didn't understand the logistics of multiple carriages with a young unmarried female left alone in a carriage and the confusion that ensued, as well as lack of punishment for a certain innkeeper and his wife arising from grand theft carriage.

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WOW!!! What a fantastically good book! I loved every bit of it! So much humor, such compelling characters, and a good drama that had my utterly unable to put it down!more
Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne had been caught kissing a prince, and now her reputation is in tatters, she is thought to be with child from the prince and now she is unmarriageable. Her father finds her an out, believing her to be pregnant, a match with a man reputed to be a bit of a brute and believed to be incapable of bearing children.And she meets him, he has a limp, a bad temper and a hospital in his house but she finds him interesting and he finds that he can't around her or make her go away as easily as he can most people.The two of them spark well off each other and when she gets ill he really shines and comes to realise what she means to him. I also did get the House references fairly early on, to which James admits in the afterword and it did make me smile. I enjoyed the read.more
I love Eloisa James! Her books are always funny, charming and romantic, and this one doesn't disappoint!Linnet Thrynne was having a lovely time being courted by a prince, but when rumors travel that she's enciente, the prince gives her the cut-direct in a ballroom, cementing Linnet's reputation in a moment. Her father and aunt decide that the only way to salvage the situation is to marry her off to a crippled earl who's father is desperate to marry him off.Like many of James' characters, Linnet and Piers are clever and smart, and the banter between the two often had me grinning in appreciation. The story was inspired by the Beauty and the Beast story (duh), but even more fun is that Piers is inspired by the main character of the TV show House. Like the television character, Piers is a brilliant doctor with zero patience for idiots and a flat-out terrible bedside manner, and Linnet plays against his snarlyness nicely.A fun and romantic story about falling in love with a person regardless of their outside appearance.Highly recommended!more
I have tried reading a couple of other books by Eloisa James, but was never able to finish them. I had heard so many wonderful things about When Beauty Tamed the Beast that I knew I had to try again. Luckily – this time was different! I absolutely loved When Beauty Tamed the Beast. The characterization was absolutely out of the park. Now that I can see what Eloisa James can do I definitely intend to go back and try the other books again!Obviously When Beauty Tamed the Beast is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Well, I am here to tell you that Piers Yelverton makes an awesome Beast. Not only does he have the personality and appearance issues that you would expect – but there is an added bonus. Y’all, Eloisa James knows what she is doing. I can almost see her sitting in her lair thinking “hmm, what well known love-to-hate-him-jerk can I base Piers on? Who can I choose so that people will have to love him despite all his issues?”Who do you think she chose?One word: House. DR. HOUSE YOU GUYS! Have you ever heard of anything more brilliant than that? A character that fuses together the Beast and Gregory House? I absolutely love this guy. He is a smart ass. He is difficult to be around. But yet…if you have seen the TV show, than you know. No matter what House does there is always something about him that makes you love him anyway. Well, Piers Yelverton has that something.Okay, so now that I’ve rhapsodized forever about him, I’ll keep it short and sweet on the female MC. Linnet Thrynne is awesome too. She craves knowledge and freedom. She doesn’t take crap from anyone: least of all Piers. She manages to get herself into female trouble at the beginning of the book and is therefore banished to be Piers’ fiancee in his castle at Wales with all his sick patients.She takes to her new life pretty well, considering. I love how she stands up for herself! I also adore the way she and Piers interacted. Some of the best situations and dialogue ever. I love how Eloisa James plays on the plot point that Piers is wounded and unable to er…perform (if you know what I mean. wink wink nudge nudge). Anyway, the way that whole situation worked out absolutely cracked me up.Clearly, I absolutely loved When Beauty Tamed the Beast. I highly recommend reading to everyone who loves historical romance. Even if you aren’t a big fan of the genre, When Beauty Tamed the Beast might be a good book to change your mind! Put your faith in Eloisa James, y’all.more
Linnet Thrynne has just thoroughly botched up her debut first season. What started as a harmless flirtation with a prince has ended in her being the talk of the ton. Of course she knew that a prince could never marry the daughter of a lowly viscount but it was just a bit of kissing- a bit of kissing witnessed by the Duchess, mind you and now Linnet is ruined. Ruined, thanks to the kiss, the refusal of the prince and well, a ball gown that had far too many ruffles around the middle for people to believe that it was just a kiss. Now she's to be bundled off to Wales, rumored royal bun-in-the-oven and all, and given in marriage to a Duke's son. This would seem like a fortunate turn of events if it wasn't for the fact that the only reason the Duke desires the match is because his son is incapable of siring a child and he wants an heir with a tinge of royal blood. But there's no baby, and soon Linnet will have to break the news to her new fiancé, a man everyone refers to as The Beast.I fell in love with Eloisa James when I read the first book in this series, A Kiss at Midnight. It was so witty and funny and wildly romantic that I ran out and picked up a few more of her books. Her writing is gorgeous and she writes the most adorable characters! She makes even the bad guys loveable.This little story was so much more than I expected. With all the Beauty and the Beast overtones, I was expecting something much more predictable than I got. I adored Piers, The Beast, instantly. He's a remarkably gifted doctor with the very worst bedside manner and where one would expect that he'd fall face first under the spell of his new Beauty, it's quite the opposite in fact. He openly mocks her coquettish behavior and refuses to be another of her ballroom conquests and why shouldn't he? After all, he is completely unaffected by her, having suffered a debilitating injury that has left him, ahem, immune to her charms. Linnet is forced for the very first time to rely on something other than her beauty to get her out of her most unfortunate situation. I laughed and laughed at this story, until I started crying like a big burbling idiot towards the end where it takes a most unexpected turn.I plan on reading each and everyone one of Miz Eloisa's books because I just love her characters and her excellently crafted little worlds. If you are a fan of happy romances, regency ones at that, you'll fall just in much in love with this book as I did.more
This is a regency romance version of the fairytale, and I am a sucker for fairytales. Plus, James is a reliable feelgood read. She's amusing and besides a love story, she shows warmth and friendship among the secondary characters. It's nice to have life in a romance beyond the two leads throbbing at each other. I remember liking her quartet about Scottish sisters - the one with the Shakespearian-pun titles - very much.In this one she shamelessly riffs off (tv)House's personality for her rugged alpha hero. Frankly, I was hoping to the end that the grand reveal would have Linnet - and I'm not sure that the backstory she's given would result in such a paragon of forgiveness and unstinting love - run off with his magnificent butler, but alas, no. On the upside, there are some nice throwaway jokes in here - nicknaming a woman Nurse Matilda made me smile - a family reunion, angst, and a scruffy dog.more
If you like your heroine physically perfect yet somehow flawed, if you like your hero to be titled but uncaring for his title, then this book is for you. Eloise James creates two such lovable characters that it is extremely difficult to put down this book. Our hero is a doctor. Not just a good doctor but a god among doctors who has under his wing a coterie of young doctors (today's interns). In a humorous vein Ms. James gives them some fun names which I will not divulge here. When Piers Yelverton (our hero doctor) realizes he is being matched with the delightful Miss Lynnet Thrynne (she who agrees to fake a pregnancy in order to marry), he balks at first. His gruff nature and limping gait (think Dr. House here) should be enough to put off Miss Thrynne. But Lynnet sees behind our Earl's gruff exterior to the hurt beneath the surface. Wonderful characters, a new twist to romance, and some exciting escapades make this romance difficult to put down. It is Eloisa James at her best!more
I really liked this book. The only reason I rate it 3 stars is lack of character originality. The hero is Dr. House in an historical context.There was great dialogue and sex scenes, but character development is a crucial aspect in any book.If the hero had been James's own creation, the book would at least be a 4.more
Really fun characters with terrific, witty and snappy dialog.more
Linnet is fairy-tale beautiful. With her reputation in tatters after a flirtation with a prince, she agrees to be shipped off to Wales to marry a crippled, irascible duke's heir, who is more interested in medicine than marriage. They clash immediately, but find themselves more alike than not.Delightful twist on the fairy tale, by the always-reliable Eloisa James.more
Great banter between the H/h, which I love. Recommend.more
Very enoyable book with a sweet message of acceptance. Loved Piers and Linnet. Good pacing, good dialogue. I really liked it.!more
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I enjoy beauty and the beast type books but this book's plot in particular was very interesting and not the usual you may come to expect. This was supposed to be a lighthearted quick entertainment instead the book had an interesting plot surrounding pretty serious topics like self image and dependency issues. I love heroines who are strong and witty.The hero is also intelligent and charming. Their interaction was quite entertaining and you can feel the chemistry right from the moment they meet. Gave me butterflies on more than one occasion. Enjoyed this story tremendously. more
touching... with humormore
There are good romance novels and there are great romance novels. This novel is fantabulous! It had everything I love-humor, witty dialogue, a long courtship of foreplay, and challenges for them both to overcome. I loved the bow to Dr. House, the 'Ducklings'-I mostly remember Kibbles & Bitts, and a secondary rekindling and over it all-forgiveness.
FYI, I would adore seeing Prufrock in another tale.
Kudos, Eloisa James, your work has matured nicely. Bravo. more
Sigh, loved it. I laughed, I cried, I loved it.more
When Beauty Tamed the Beast is the second story in Eloisa James's series based on fairy tale classics. As usual, she put her own twist on the trsditional story, and it makes for an enjoyable read. I especially enjoyed the "transformation" of the beast--no magic is involved, but it is a definite and believeable change. This series, though, has a different "feel" to it than her other books--many of the characters, for instance, have rather fanciful names (two of the "Beast"'s students are named Kibbles and Bitts, for example) which tends to take me out of the story a bit but does go along with the fairy tale theme. Overall I enjoyed the story and the characters, but feel that this one, like A Kiss at Midnight, don't quite reach the level of her other novels. A solid four-star story.more
Exceedingly clever, delightfully droll and charmingly witty. Also appreciate that James has her heroine call the hero out on his bullshit. Nothing annoys me more than a romantic hero that gets away with being a complete prat.more
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
4.5 Stars

Synopsis
Linnet Berry Thrynne is the belle of the ball until she is dumped by a prince and snubbed by the ton. Her only prospects are to marry Piers Yelverton the misanthropic Earl of Marchant nicknamed the Beast. Will he succumb to her charms or will she fall for a man incapable of loving her in return?

Review
A sexy and steamy retelling of the traditional Beauty and the Beast tale and a must read for lovers of historical romance.

Piers is obviously modeled on my favorite TV doctor, Gregory House (didn't need the historical note to confirm this). He is scarred, tortured and downright rude but not nearly as beastly and irascible as I thought he would be. Linnet is beautiful both outside and in, and she never allows Piers to bully or intimidate her. Their verbal sparring is witty and snarky, and their steamy scenes sensual and sexy.

My one small issue is with Linnet's father and aunt who are ridiculous caricatures but the rest of the secondary cast from the nosy butler to the endearing boy and his flea bitten dog are simply wonderful.

Run, do not walk, to the nearest bookstore or website and get this book.more
I'm glad I gave this one a try. the first book was boring as all out, so I almost skipped this, but my hold came in so I said what the heck. and I'm glad I did. it was a fun read. this one made me smile with the two main characters sniping at each other all the time.more
I quite enjoyed this. It was an audiobook for me and I think a lot of my enjoyment was due to the narrator. Beautiful narration.

The humor is sly. The people are real people with real issues, both of their own making and issues thrust upon them.

Lively, fun. Beauty is a beauty beyond compare, but she is fun and funny, approachable (well, for an imaginary being).

I generally enjoy Ms. James and this was no exception. I did appreciate both the epilogue and the historical notes.

A minor quibble with an explanation of a certain situation dealing with transportation toward the end of the book. I just didn't understand the logistics of multiple carriages with a young unmarried female left alone in a carriage and the confusion that ensued, as well as lack of punishment for a certain innkeeper and his wife arising from grand theft carriage.

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I quite enjoyed this. It was an audiobook for me and I think a lot of my enjoyment was due to the narrator. Beautiful narration.

The humor is sly. The people are real people with real issues, both of their own making and issues thrust upon them.

Lively, fun. Beauty is a beauty beyond compare, but she is fun and funny, approachable (well, for an imaginary being).

I generally enjoy Ms. James and this was no exception. I did appreciate both the epilogue and the historical notes.

A minor quibble with an explanation of a certain situation dealing with transportation toward the end of the book. I just didn't understand the logistics of multiple carriages with a young unmarried female left alone in a carriage and the confusion that ensued, as well as lack of punishment for a certain innkeeper and his wife arising from grand theft carriage.

more
WOW!!! What a fantastically good book! I loved every bit of it! So much humor, such compelling characters, and a good drama that had my utterly unable to put it down!more
Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne had been caught kissing a prince, and now her reputation is in tatters, she is thought to be with child from the prince and now she is unmarriageable. Her father finds her an out, believing her to be pregnant, a match with a man reputed to be a bit of a brute and believed to be incapable of bearing children.And she meets him, he has a limp, a bad temper and a hospital in his house but she finds him interesting and he finds that he can't around her or make her go away as easily as he can most people.The two of them spark well off each other and when she gets ill he really shines and comes to realise what she means to him. I also did get the House references fairly early on, to which James admits in the afterword and it did make me smile. I enjoyed the read.more
I love Eloisa James! Her books are always funny, charming and romantic, and this one doesn't disappoint!Linnet Thrynne was having a lovely time being courted by a prince, but when rumors travel that she's enciente, the prince gives her the cut-direct in a ballroom, cementing Linnet's reputation in a moment. Her father and aunt decide that the only way to salvage the situation is to marry her off to a crippled earl who's father is desperate to marry him off.Like many of James' characters, Linnet and Piers are clever and smart, and the banter between the two often had me grinning in appreciation. The story was inspired by the Beauty and the Beast story (duh), but even more fun is that Piers is inspired by the main character of the TV show House. Like the television character, Piers is a brilliant doctor with zero patience for idiots and a flat-out terrible bedside manner, and Linnet plays against his snarlyness nicely.A fun and romantic story about falling in love with a person regardless of their outside appearance.Highly recommended!more
I have tried reading a couple of other books by Eloisa James, but was never able to finish them. I had heard so many wonderful things about When Beauty Tamed the Beast that I knew I had to try again. Luckily – this time was different! I absolutely loved When Beauty Tamed the Beast. The characterization was absolutely out of the park. Now that I can see what Eloisa James can do I definitely intend to go back and try the other books again!Obviously When Beauty Tamed the Beast is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Well, I am here to tell you that Piers Yelverton makes an awesome Beast. Not only does he have the personality and appearance issues that you would expect – but there is an added bonus. Y’all, Eloisa James knows what she is doing. I can almost see her sitting in her lair thinking “hmm, what well known love-to-hate-him-jerk can I base Piers on? Who can I choose so that people will have to love him despite all his issues?”Who do you think she chose?One word: House. DR. HOUSE YOU GUYS! Have you ever heard of anything more brilliant than that? A character that fuses together the Beast and Gregory House? I absolutely love this guy. He is a smart ass. He is difficult to be around. But yet…if you have seen the TV show, than you know. No matter what House does there is always something about him that makes you love him anyway. Well, Piers Yelverton has that something.Okay, so now that I’ve rhapsodized forever about him, I’ll keep it short and sweet on the female MC. Linnet Thrynne is awesome too. She craves knowledge and freedom. She doesn’t take crap from anyone: least of all Piers. She manages to get herself into female trouble at the beginning of the book and is therefore banished to be Piers’ fiancee in his castle at Wales with all his sick patients.She takes to her new life pretty well, considering. I love how she stands up for herself! I also adore the way she and Piers interacted. Some of the best situations and dialogue ever. I love how Eloisa James plays on the plot point that Piers is wounded and unable to er…perform (if you know what I mean. wink wink nudge nudge). Anyway, the way that whole situation worked out absolutely cracked me up.Clearly, I absolutely loved When Beauty Tamed the Beast. I highly recommend reading to everyone who loves historical romance. Even if you aren’t a big fan of the genre, When Beauty Tamed the Beast might be a good book to change your mind! Put your faith in Eloisa James, y’all.more
Linnet Thrynne has just thoroughly botched up her debut first season. What started as a harmless flirtation with a prince has ended in her being the talk of the ton. Of course she knew that a prince could never marry the daughter of a lowly viscount but it was just a bit of kissing- a bit of kissing witnessed by the Duchess, mind you and now Linnet is ruined. Ruined, thanks to the kiss, the refusal of the prince and well, a ball gown that had far too many ruffles around the middle for people to believe that it was just a kiss. Now she's to be bundled off to Wales, rumored royal bun-in-the-oven and all, and given in marriage to a Duke's son. This would seem like a fortunate turn of events if it wasn't for the fact that the only reason the Duke desires the match is because his son is incapable of siring a child and he wants an heir with a tinge of royal blood. But there's no baby, and soon Linnet will have to break the news to her new fiancé, a man everyone refers to as The Beast.I fell in love with Eloisa James when I read the first book in this series, A Kiss at Midnight. It was so witty and funny and wildly romantic that I ran out and picked up a few more of her books. Her writing is gorgeous and she writes the most adorable characters! She makes even the bad guys loveable.This little story was so much more than I expected. With all the Beauty and the Beast overtones, I was expecting something much more predictable than I got. I adored Piers, The Beast, instantly. He's a remarkably gifted doctor with the very worst bedside manner and where one would expect that he'd fall face first under the spell of his new Beauty, it's quite the opposite in fact. He openly mocks her coquettish behavior and refuses to be another of her ballroom conquests and why shouldn't he? After all, he is completely unaffected by her, having suffered a debilitating injury that has left him, ahem, immune to her charms. Linnet is forced for the very first time to rely on something other than her beauty to get her out of her most unfortunate situation. I laughed and laughed at this story, until I started crying like a big burbling idiot towards the end where it takes a most unexpected turn.I plan on reading each and everyone one of Miz Eloisa's books because I just love her characters and her excellently crafted little worlds. If you are a fan of happy romances, regency ones at that, you'll fall just in much in love with this book as I did.more
This is a regency romance version of the fairytale, and I am a sucker for fairytales. Plus, James is a reliable feelgood read. She's amusing and besides a love story, she shows warmth and friendship among the secondary characters. It's nice to have life in a romance beyond the two leads throbbing at each other. I remember liking her quartet about Scottish sisters - the one with the Shakespearian-pun titles - very much.In this one she shamelessly riffs off (tv)House's personality for her rugged alpha hero. Frankly, I was hoping to the end that the grand reveal would have Linnet - and I'm not sure that the backstory she's given would result in such a paragon of forgiveness and unstinting love - run off with his magnificent butler, but alas, no. On the upside, there are some nice throwaway jokes in here - nicknaming a woman Nurse Matilda made me smile - a family reunion, angst, and a scruffy dog.more
If you like your heroine physically perfect yet somehow flawed, if you like your hero to be titled but uncaring for his title, then this book is for you. Eloise James creates two such lovable characters that it is extremely difficult to put down this book. Our hero is a doctor. Not just a good doctor but a god among doctors who has under his wing a coterie of young doctors (today's interns). In a humorous vein Ms. James gives them some fun names which I will not divulge here. When Piers Yelverton (our hero doctor) realizes he is being matched with the delightful Miss Lynnet Thrynne (she who agrees to fake a pregnancy in order to marry), he balks at first. His gruff nature and limping gait (think Dr. House here) should be enough to put off Miss Thrynne. But Lynnet sees behind our Earl's gruff exterior to the hurt beneath the surface. Wonderful characters, a new twist to romance, and some exciting escapades make this romance difficult to put down. It is Eloisa James at her best!more
I really liked this book. The only reason I rate it 3 stars is lack of character originality. The hero is Dr. House in an historical context.There was great dialogue and sex scenes, but character development is a crucial aspect in any book.If the hero had been James's own creation, the book would at least be a 4.more
Really fun characters with terrific, witty and snappy dialog.more
Linnet is fairy-tale beautiful. With her reputation in tatters after a flirtation with a prince, she agrees to be shipped off to Wales to marry a crippled, irascible duke's heir, who is more interested in medicine than marriage. They clash immediately, but find themselves more alike than not.Delightful twist on the fairy tale, by the always-reliable Eloisa James.more
Great banter between the H/h, which I love. Recommend.more
Very enoyable book with a sweet message of acceptance. Loved Piers and Linnet. Good pacing, good dialogue. I really liked it.!more
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