The Bride and the Beast (Fairy Tales #2)
I'd been prowling the crumbling ruins of Castle Weyrcraig for so long that I could no longer remember if I was man or beast. Then one stormy night the superstitious Highlanders of Ballybliss decided to leave a helpless virgin bound to a stake in the castle courtyard to satisfy my insatiable appetites.
My demands might strike terror in the hearts of men, but thi...more
My favorite quote from the story:
"How could I have let you do any of those things when I've never even seen your face? When I don't even know your name?"
"That may be true," he said quietly, "but for just a moment there, I would have sworn you knew my heart."
The story starts with our hero Brandon. His family, the lord of a village was betrayed to the English by one of the villagers. His family was killed and he was taken prisoner for many years. He is hiding back out in his ruined castle after many years away.
The heroine Gwen is 25 and thought to be strange by her family and village because of her love of science in a time of superstition. The villagers think there is a half man/half ...more
Hate the main female character! All hers possible jokes was terrible! Hate the way she describe every woman as a who** and only she is the virtuous one! (come on! Soooo terrible some jokes about her sisters!)
Hate even more the main male character! OMG, someone PLEEEEEASE tell me why I should be charmed by one so annoying as him!
So, my point is.... I'm paying ...more
Hero is boring, emo, 1-D. Dragon analogy is stretch throughout the book in non-clever, corny ways. I must be revenged! What? I love her? Ok.
Gwen is curvy/plump. Don't worry about forgetting it, because it's shoved in your face about once a page. ...more
Yet, t ...more
Life in Ballybliss has fallen on hard times. Fifteen years ago the laird and his family were murdered by Englishmen and nothing has really been right since then. Gwendolyn is a young woman who is trying to live by her virtue and take care of her father. All of her life she has been subject to ridicule because she is overweight. Sadly Gwen is one of the few people who has common sense and is also literate. Her brains are what take her i ...more
Teresa Medeiros's writing style is not my FAVORITE. It's too flowery and like... poemy... I don't know how to describe it. Fanciful, maybe. A lot of metaphors that... well, I feel like you should have a good reason to use a metaphor... it shouldn't just be RANDOM. But they were. And similes. And I just don't know. It was odd.
I liked the premise (a Beauty and the Beast story, obviously, that takes place in Scotland in the mid/late 1700s) and I really loved the heroin ...more
When Medeiros tried to be funny, it was funny. When she tried to be clever, it was clever. That alone is rare, but her characters were also lovable and had a lot of depth.
I'm still confused as to how Tupper isn't gay though...I was so sure...
The storyline is original and really catches your attention..
I really enjoyed this book
What I liked: The nod to the fairytale story of Beauty and the Beast. Who doesn't love that story? A woman falling in love with a lonely beast.
What I didn't like: I quickly started losing interest in the second chapter with all the cartoon-like chara ...more
Unfortunately, I found myself skipping at some parts. The story isn't bad at all, but I don't why I couldn't connect with the characters as much as I would've liked. Maybe it was too short? I don't know. Hope you end up enjoying it more than I did.
Another hilarious read from Teresa Medeiros. I'm lucky that Medeiros has intriguing cover images because if she didn't I probably wouldn't have ever picked it out of the large box of books I got it from. If I hadn't I would have missed out on a delightful read.
Gwendolyn Wilder has lived with a lifelong crush, since before the age of nine she has wanted no one other than Bernard MacCullough when she believed him dead the year she turned nine, she was d ...more
First published: April 2001
Length: 324 pages, 3505 kindle locations
Setting: Georgian Highland Romance - Scotland 1761. Memories of Culloden (1746) colour their actions and decisions.
Sex: Reasonably explicit. Only a couple of bedroom scenes, towards the end.
Heroine: Is plus-size ("generous, but shapely, derriere" p.104, loc.1108). Her size colours how she sees herself, and how she is treated. She eats many biscuits and has many (kissable) dimples. It is not an issue for our ...more
Hmm..surprisingly I enjoyed this one so much. Considering this is my first time reading Historical Romance genre, this did not disappoint me. Though, I must admit I don't understand some of the Scottish wording.
Beautiful fairy tale. And Toby was such an annoying-adorable giant cat!!
The Dragon paced to the hearth, earning a somnolent glare from the fluffy gray cat toasting himself on the hearthstones. He's taken in Toby in the hopes that the massive feline would help reduce the rat po...more
I love this description the most out of the book. But through out the book Teresa has done an amazing job describing the scenes from the book. I ...more
Initial am crezut ca am in fata ochilor o mare"prostie de carte",dar s-a dovedit ca nu este asa de rea .
Personajele au fost chiar haioase,si usor de indragit,dar poveste razbunarii nu m-a impresionat mai de loc.Nu am inteles nici motivatia acestei crude tradari,dar nici razbunarea in sine.Nu vreau sa dezvalui absolut nimic.Rar o fac,doar atunci cand simt ca o carte ma impresioneaza p ...more
She is a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM winner, and ...more