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The Beast of Beswick

(Everleigh Sisters #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,603 ratings  ·  381 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Kat Valentine
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding twist on beauty and the beast!!!! I think this is my favorite version thus far!!! Nathaniel is dark anti hero,very complexed and a true beast,but Astrid is strong ,smart and brave with the heart of a lioness and a worthy mate for the bastard of beswick!! The storytelling was fabulous and I loved how both nathaniel and astrid were such memorable characters. The sexual chemistry was off the charts and the intimate moments not only steamy,but at times tender and heartbreaking. Their is ...more
Laura Thalassa
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
UPDATED: Read it. ADORED it. Definitely for fans of beauty and the beast without all the problematic parts of the fairy tale. XD

When all the authors you look up to love up on a book, you know you need to read it! Adding this one to my TBR!!! <3
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
Sophia Triad
Thane had never begged for a single thing in his life, but he’d drop to his knees for her in a heartbeat.
Addie H
(Tropes: Spinster/Wallflower, Enemies to Lovers, Fake Relationship, Marriage of Convenience, Scarred (hero), Opposites Attract, Unstarched)


The hero is DARK, badly scarred with a lot of hang ups and does not go out of his way to fit into society. I can’t blame him, the way society is described to treat him, but at times I found the story a bit overdramatic how everybody talks and react to his scarring.

The great thing about this book, is another strong heroine – Astrid. She almost immediately
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Thane had never begged for a single thing in his life, but he’d drop to his knees for her in a heartbeat.

I usually hate when a blurb makes a comparison to another book that I adored. Because more often than not, it sets an entirely unrealistic expectation for the book that it never lives up for. But when it says that this is The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare meets Taming of the Shrew, it's right on point. It's like a historical Beauty And The Beast meets Duchess Deal if I were to
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
4.5 stars

My first book by Amalie Howard, but it sure won’t be my last. I love a good re-telling of The Beauty and the Beast and this one was amazing!! Highly recommend it
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was such a delightful romance! I had read a couple of favorable reviews for this book so I knew that I wanted to read it and was thrilled to get the chance. I don't read a ton of historical romance but I do tend to enjoy them every once in a while so I was ready to give this Beauty and the Beast story a try. I was swept away by Thane and Astrid's story and didn't want to put the book down for any reason.

Astrid is considered a
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Amalie Howard Fans, Romance
4 Non-Biddable Love Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Back in the day of historical times, a highly coveted woman on the marriage market would be highly feminine, well versed in the needlework arts and most importantly, Biddable. Yes, the willingness to be directed by her soon to be husband was the push back, no mind of her own and never to talk back and have her own opinions.

Thank goodness I am of these times!

In The Beast of Beswick, we are given the circumstances where two sisters are at the
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you why I love The Beast of Beswick. The story opens in the home of Lady Astrid Everleigh’s Aunt and Uncle. Astrid lives here with her sixteen year sister. Her Uncle and Aunt are their legal guardians until the girls marry or come of age. It seems her Uncle has plans to marry her younger sister off to the man that ruined Astrid. Determined to save her sister and knowing the terms of her parent’s will she sets out to marry and not just anyone. To thwart her Uncle and her enemy, she ...more
Lover of Romance
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

The Beast of Beswick was such a fantastic book here and boy I was hooked on this story. This is the first book in her Everleigh Sisters Series. I just love a great Beauty and Beast retelling and this one takes the CAKE. Its always refreshing to find a new author to love and I really had such a blast with this one. She is one of those that really pulls you into a story and honestly it was the heart of the characters that really tugged at my
Kayla Brunson
I thought that this was good, but not good enough to make it a favorite for me. For it to be compared to The Duchess Deal, I was expecting to love this book. However, the execution of it and the way everything played out just really didn’t hold up to my expectations.

I feel like this book could have been shorter and had the same effect, if not better. There was a repetition of the same issues such as him thinking that she’s too good for him and the situation with her sister. It felt as if this
Barbara Rogers
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: 11/26/19
Number of Pages: 384

Well, I’m not sure how to write this review. I liked the basic story and the writing was good, but it just was not a Regency story. Nothing in it was period correct – and I think I really do mean nothing – not even the basic stuff. All of it was anachronistic. It is also a very, very modern tale with modern language, modern ideas, modern – well everything. I’m not sure I understand why an author would choose to write a period story
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
It has been awhile since I read a historical romance, but after reading the blurb for The Beast of Beswick, I knew I had to read it, and I am so glad got the opportunity to do so. I enjoyed Astrid and Thane’s story. It had all the feels, and it swept me away and kept me reading through the wee hours.

Astrid and her sister are under the guardianship of their aunt and uncle until they got married. Astrid’s chances of getting married were ruined when the man who had been courting her ruined her
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Astrid was a powerhouse of strength, feminism, and holy cow, was she feisty! I loved her wit and mouthiness! She was a also a devoted sibling and would sacrifice whatever necessary to keep her sister safe and her ensuing genius.

Thane was a behemoth mass of surliness, mood swings, and temper, temper! However, he had good reason to hide himself and lick his wounds. While his physical scars were out there for the world to see, inside was a broken man who didn’t know how to
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Beast of Beswick
Amalie Howard
Release date 11/26/2019
Publisher Entangled Amara

Blurb :

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
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Entertaining historical romance featuring strong characters, mixing comedy with drama. The trope of 'Beauty and the Beast' has been used ad nauseam but Howard succeeds here in creating one of the better ones, combining aspects from ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. It works very well, our main characters verbally sparring to great effect. Fun :O)
When the man who ruined Astrid Everleigh's reputation ten years ago after she refused his suit sets his sights on her younger sister, Isobel, Astrid is determined to keep her safe from him. She may be a spinster, but she's not willing to let that stop her. She just needs a forbidding husband to stand up to the despicable earl and who better than the infamous Beast of Beswick.

It just so happens that Lord Nathaniel Harte, the Duke of Beswick, is in need of a wife, or so his servants believe. But
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was kind of a hot mess. It was like the author tried to shove every trope into this book. It was beauty and the beast but don’t forget the heroine is a blue stocking and horse mad and a ruined spinster and has to save her sister from an evil earl. It was too much. It just didn’t flow together. Also this book contained my biggest pet peeve, incorrect forms of address. Gah! Why are authors not able to do a quick google search? I would be willing to try more from this author because the ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book.
I really tried to like this book, but there was just too much going on with it to be a coherent, organic story. The hero, Thane, has been severely injured in the war with Napoleon, and carries both physical and emotional scars that keep him from moving about in society. The heroine decides that to save her and her sister from a nefarious suitor (who happened to ruin her many years ago) she must propose marriage to "The Beast of Beswick." He refuses, so she tells
Jessica Grogan
The first 30% was brilliant. And then it seemed the main conflict was resolved by the 50% mark. Found myself skipping pages without it affecting the story.
Just a heads-up that I'm new to Historical Romance, The Beast of Beswick being my second book in this genre.

Beauty and the Beast is one of my absolute favourite stories, so to get a chance to read a modern take on this story and that too in a genre as well as an author that I am introducing myself to the first time, I jumped at the opportunity.

Now, as much as I was hoping to love this book, I just didn't. Not to say it isn't good, it is but it just wasn't enough to jump on my favourite list.

Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I agree, The Duchess Deal meets Taming of the Shrew is the perfect description of The Beast of Beswick.

Lady Astrid Everleigh proposes a desperate bargain with Lord Nathaniel Harte in order to save her younger sister from the same man who ruined her years ago. The Duke of Beswick is horribly scared over most of his face and body and wants nothing to do with anyone least of all Astrid.

The Beast of Beswick’s personality change and acceptance of Astrid’s esteem is not without conflict and
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a lot of fun. It tread very close to the edge of my personal tolerance for the "we can't be together because you deserve better" device, but. I adore Astrid, Thane was spectacular, and Aunt Mabel is my favorite aunt.
I’m so glad I gave Howard a try—this book feels like a fresh take on historical romance, very much the feministy kind of thing I want to read in 2020. Astrid needs a husband so that she can get her sister out from under the influence of their grasping, greedy uncle, who wants to marry said sister off to the same jerk who ruined Astrid’s reputation years ago. Since Astrid’s chances of making a good match are gone, she sets her sights on the notorious Beast of Beswick, a man with extensive ...more
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Good. I’ve always liked the beauty and the beast story/plot. This isn’t as good as Tessa Dare’s The Duchess Deal, but it could be because that book is funny and I read it first. This is well done and I enjoyed both characters.
Loved the heroine!

The thing that bothered me was that there was too much pushing away from hero, his constant "you deserve someone better, I am a beast" started to get tiresome.
Tracy Emro
When Astrid Everleigh learns that her uncle plans to betroth her 16 year old sister Isobel to Edmund Caine, the Earl of Beaumont, who happens to be the same man that ruined her 9 years ago, she is livid and will do whatever is necessary to thwart their plans. As she goes over her options, it is clear that she will need to marry, but she will need someone who Beaumont will fear. The only man that comes to mind is the Beast of Beswick - Nathaniel “Thane” Harte, the Duke of Beswick. But when her ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Beast of Beswick

5 stars

I don’t know where to start or what I loved more. The lovable and snarky main characters? The endearing and eccentric side characters? The author’s clever and captivating writing? The brilliance and incredibleness that is the plot of this novel? Or maybe the heartwarming and steamy scenes that I am obsessively going to reread numerous times for the next couple weeks?

I’ll admit, as soon as I started reading TBOB I immediately groaned and was hesitant to continue.
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AMALIE HOWARD is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. The sequel, Bloodcraft, was a silver IPPY medalist and a Children's Moonbeam award ...more

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