To Beguile A Beast, by Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Author Elizabeth Hoyt is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name, Julia Harper. This book follows her other titles: The Serpent Prince, To Taste Temptation, To Seduce A Sinner, The Leopard Prince, and The Raven Prince. Elizabeth Hoyt resides in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
Book Three in The Legend of the Four Soldiers Series, To Beguile A Beast follows Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton in England to a crumbling Scottish Castle where she finds reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe. Running from her past as the mistress of the Duke of Lister, Helen takes her two young children to what was supposed to be the safety of the castle with a job as a housekeeper. She wasn’t expecting to find a horribly scarred man from the Colonies with a surly demeanor determined to scare all away. Nor was she expecting a gentle side to the man who was beginning to invoke a passion inside her she thought long dead. He was not going to scare her away, scars and all, for this was her last chance at a new life. But just as they both begin to believe in true love again, Helen’s past threatens to tear it all apart. Now, both Beauty and Beast must fight for a happily ever after neither thought they could ever have.
Lovers of historical romance and fans of Elizabeth Hoyt will not be let down by this book. This is the best in the series so far, and the last book, To Desire A Devil, proves to be another hit. Not only steamy and sweet, this story will also play on your own insecurities and heartstrings. I stated this in my review for To Seduce A Sinner, but this book, though a historical, can be reflective of modern times and how war can affect us afterwards. The plot flowed well and was well paced. The secondary characters were as delightful as the main ones. The setting was superb and the dialog spot on. It had just enough secrets to keep you glued and a climax that built from page one. This is one of those books that you just didn’t want to end. You’ll smile, you’ll cry, and rest assured, you’ll growl with frustration.
To Beguile A Beast, by Elizabeth Hoyt, is another poignant and piquing tale of love and loss and beginnings again.
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