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    Eloisa James(Author)

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'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia Quinn

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.

If only her gown hadn't been so fully cut, or she hadn't been caught kissing that prince . . . But now the ton believes Linnet to be with royal child - and therefore unmarriageable - so she might as well make her desperate father happy by consenting to wed a beast.

A brilliant surgeon with a reputation for losing his temper - and a wound believed to have left him . . . incapable - Piers, Earl of Montague, should welcome a bride-to-be carrying a ready-made, blue-blooded heir. But Piers isn't fooled by the lady's subterfuge, and though Linnet's devilishly smart and charming with a loveliness that outshines the sun, there will be no wedding of beauty to beast.

Still, Linnet finds the gorgeous brute intriguing, with a spark of gentility behind his growl that's worth fanning. And it's obvious to the naked eye that 'incapable' does not mean 'uninterested'...

'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas

'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People

--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Paperback.

Eloisa James's writing is absolutely exquisite (Teresa Medeiros)Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love (Julia Quinn,New York Timesbestselling author)A breathtaking addition to James's series of reimagined fairy tales... [A] funny, offbeat, deliciously sensual story that takes the famed fairy tale to a new level with its vivid description and exquisite writing (Library Journal)With an amusing cast of characters and two principals who are both beautiful and beastly at times, this is an enrapturing bedtime story (Bookpage)There are only a handful of romance authors who could have written a touching, fun, and engaging story by blending a fairytale and a television show. Eloisa James is obviously one of them (The New York Journal of Books)Treat yourself to a fairy tale that will keep you enchanted from 'once upon a time' til 'they lived happily ever after' (The Romance Dish on A Kiss At Midnight)[This] delightful tale is as smart, sassy and sexy as any of her other novels, but here James displays her deliciously wicked sense of humor (Romantic Times BOOKClub on A Kiss at Midnight) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 493 pages
  • Eloisa James(Author)
  • Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (27 July 2011)
  • English
  • 4
  • Romance

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  • By Guest on 21 June 2017

    Thoroughly enjoyed it ! True escapism - read it sunbathing by the pool ( in my imagination ) good read romance , humour & above all -a solid plot & strong characters -loved it !

  • By Guest on 12 April 2017

    Eloisa James stories are some of the best under the heading of Historical Romance. Once picked up it takes a major problem before putting it down.

  • By A Bookish Life on 11 June 2012

    Another sweet fairy tale retelling with some humour and hot smexy times thrown in for good measure.This time it's Beauty and the Beast. Beauty is as gorgeous as she sounds; practically perfect in every way. Except that she's been ruined by rumour and scandal, and her ridiculous father and aunt insist that the only noble who'd even consider wedding her now would be the dreaded "Beast", a man whose ruthless reputation and medical brilliance precede him. I was very interested to read the historical notes section to discover that this character has been loosely based on Dr. Gregory House from the T.V show House. Or at least the leg injury, the need for the cane and the grumpy demeanor were hints of him. My Beast certainly didn't look anything like Hugh Laurie (No offense Hugh).Beauty and Beast, aka Linnet and Piers, had sizzling chemistry right from their first meeting and it never waned. I loved the development of their love story, Piers' grumpiness didn't make him any less appealing to me. In fact, I found it quite sweet because it was so obviously all bluster; a defense mechanism against his growing admiration for Linnet."She's like my other half," Piers said savagely, keeping his head down. "My other bloody half, like some sort of joke that Plato made up. Like nothing I ever wanted, and then, there she was."I'm really enjoying this series. Next up is 'The Duke is Mine' which is the retelling of The Princess and the Pea (can't wait to see how they fit that aspect in), and then another book has just been added to the series called 'The Ugly Duchess' *snort* How can you not want to read that?4 Stars! ''''

  • By Laetitia on 15 August 2017

    OMG, Piers was so rude and funny! And Linnet's personality was perfect for him. I LOVED how much he needed her but didn't want to admit it to himself until it was almost too late.

  • By Alice in Wonderland on 15 December 2011

    As a fan of Eloisa James, having read her Desperate Duchess series (and loving them!) I had great expectations for this book, and it managed to fufil all of them.Retelling such a well know story as Beauty and the Beast can be risky as it is hard to keep to the general story lines while making it yours enough, but Eloisa James managed it. Both her characters were warm funny and extremely loveable. There was several background stories which only added to the readers enjoyment of the romance between Peirs and Linnet. Piers' transformation from the hard hearted beast he is at the beginning to (not to give anything away) how he is at the end of the book, is truely magical, and the message that its whats inside that counts was well shown in the very moving ending.I would recomend this book to anyone with a love of historical romance and fairy tales. You will enjoy it!

  • By britgirl on 5 September 2011

    Beautiful Linnet Berry Thrynne is caught kissing the prince. Rumours start she is pregnant by him and he's disregarded her. But they didn't go further than kissing. Her father arranges for her to marry Piers Yelverton, the Earl of Marchant (not Montague as the Amazon synopsis says). Piers is a skilled doctor, treating various patients in his castle home. When Linnet asks about him, she learns he should agree to the marriage, as he's supposedly infertile after an accident in his youth, so would welcome the 'baby' she is carrying. He also has a bad temper and not regarded as the most handsome. But Piers doesn't want to marry this beauty, and when she turns up at his Welsh castle, he's instantly rude to her. He doesn't hate her, just hates the fact she's so 'beautiful' and that he's regarded as a 'beast'. However, he lets her stay, and in this time, he takes her swimming to help her learn and also because it helps his crippled leg. He maintains his rudeness, but over time, both begin to fall for each other. We learn the reason why Piers is against his father and why he's crippled. But when Linnet believes she's made him love her, he sends her away. Heartbroken she goes, but an incident occurs that makes Piers face up to his demons and win back the woman he loves.Overall, the book was very good. This is the first book I've read by this author. The dialogue from Piers is funny, and even though he's rude and has a quick temper, you really can empathise with him.4.5/5


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