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When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
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When Beauty Tamed the Beast
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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?

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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.
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Reading Progress

June 14, 2012 – Shelved
July 13, 2012 – Started Reading
July 13, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-romance
July 14, 2012 –
page 100
26.88% "This book is hysterical."
July 14, 2012 –
page 228
61.29%
July 14, 2012 – Shelved as: tortured-hero
July 14, 2012 – Shelved as: virgin-heroines
July 14, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 12, 2012 – Shelved as: pregnancy
November 19, 2012 – Shelved as: georgian
February 23, 2013 – Shelved as: retellings
September 19, 2013 – Shelved as: scarred-heroes
December 21, 2013 – Shelved as: forced-arranged-convenient-marriage
January 9, 2014 – Shelved as: scholarly-hero

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