When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

Setting: Regency

*Book 2 in Eloisa’s Fairy Tales series*


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 loveβ€”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?

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“For who could ever learn to love a beast?”

We’re all familiar with the story of Beauty and her Beast and this update by romance veteran Eloisa James does an amazing job of creating a whole new original story that still has all the magic and the core lesson of the original fairy tale, which is things are always more than they appear. This was by far, the best romance I read this year-It was deliciously plotted, hilarious, sexy, deeply touching and downright magical!

Linnet and her Beast, Piers, are both people who are more than their labels-both are deeply intelligent and passionate people who completely deserve each other. Their romance is sweet, spicy, magnetic and will make you laugh, cry and sigh with satisfaction when you reach the end. You will fall in love! πŸ˜€ These two delightful characters are surrounded by a cast of well-crafted secondary characters-some hilarious, but all highly entertaining.

The story itself is so well-written and was one of the big strengths of this book. Despite knowing more or less the story of this book, we are given fresh scenes, hilarious scenarios and unpredictable twists. I just couldn’t put it down, it was so addictive! The conversations had to be one of my favorite parts of this book-though they were slightly modern in tone, they were all delightfully witty and some laugh-out-loud hilarious! There was no obvious magic in the book (no enchanted furniture) but there was the best kind of magic-that in the blossoming of love between the two lead characters. πŸ˜€

I thought this was an ingenious adaptation of a well-loved fairytale. So if you’re looking for a great, hilarious, witty, deeply touching, well plotted, R-rated fairytale, look no further. And if you’re not, well, pick this book up anyway cause trust me, it’s worth it! πŸ˜‰

Sensuality Rating: Hot (Love scenes are long and explicit)

Verdict: Absolutely splendid!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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  1. […] plot was hilarious and I loved the side characters. Like in When Beauty Tamed the Beast, there were a whole cast of interesting, well thought out characters-the not-so-ugly stepsister and […]

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