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WHEN BEAUTY TAMED THE BEAST
Genre: Historical Romance, England
James’ smart, sexy romances reach a new level in her “fractured fairy tale” series. After reimagining Cinderella, the multitalented writer takes on Beauty and the Beast, adding clever and glorious twists to create a new classic. Taking cues from TV’s House, James models her hero after the cantankerous, crippled doctor (you can actually hear Gregory House’s voice). Readers who enjoy their passion with dashes of ingenuity will find everything they crave in this story.
With a shameful scandal threatening her chances of marriage, the season’s beauty, Miss Linnet Thynne, travels to Wales to meet Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, the fiancé chosen by her father and his. The reclusive nobleman is rumored to be wounded and highly irritable; his horrid temper is as legendary as his genius for practicing medicine. Linnet is no ordinary young woman; she is a beauty with brains. Her way with words and her quick wit capture his attention. Linnet hopes to have Piers at her beck and call in two weeks. The battle of wits and wills begins as Linnet strives to beat the beast at his own game and Piers discovers that when his heart is involved his diagnostic skills are useless. He must learn to follow his heart and she must find a way to tame the beast. (AVON, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: February 2011