Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When Beauty Tamed The Beast

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?

Once upon a time there was a woman who used to buy all of Eloisa James' books. But after a while she grew tired of being disappointed so she stopped spending money on that author. Until she read the above blurb and she could not resist spending money of that e-book.

Linnet is a beauty. A beauty surrounded by scandal. Her family has decided that to restore the family's good name she needs to marry quickly. And the answer to their prayers is Piers Yelverton. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant is a talented physician who has a penchant for being rude, blunt and is also disabled. Their initial rejection of each other is slowly changed to a comfortable friendship and along the way the sparks fly. But when a terrible disease threatens them, will they be able to leave their fears and give in to hope.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I love the premise of the story. I love the beauty and the beast theme but to be frank I found the beauty tedious at times. I loved Piers, strong, rude, angry but beneath all that anger was a beautiful heart. Linnet had promised, feisty and outspoken at times she became an idiot by the end of the book. Why?! Why?! Why?! She could have been great but then she had to become a rambling idiot. Grr....

I hate it when I build up something in my mind and then I find it lacking. And it happened again with this book. Will I ever learn? Probably not. Don't get me wrong I didn't hate the book. I enjoyed it, it just wasn't up to "my" Eloisa James' standards (her earlier books).

What about you? Do you have an author that you love but lately the books have been less than stellar?

When Beauty Tamed The Beast by Eloisa James (3/5) Historical Romance; Published: Avon (2011); Format: Ebook for Kindle; Books 2011 (8);

1 comment:

Marg said...

Interesting. I have only read one other review of this book and it was a glowing review.

I find James a bit hit and miss at the best of time but more recently they have been hits. Hopefully this one will be for me too.