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When Beauty Tamed the Beast Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty Naturally, she s betrothed to a BeastPiers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rud, 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 womanLinnet is not just any womanShe is 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 weeksYet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in returnIf she decides to be very wicked indeed what price will she pay for taming his wild heart Beauty and the Beast if the Beast was House M.D., and Beauty was hilariously snarky I totally loved this Even better than this retelling It was a close race Beauty is Linnet She gets ruined by a prince because she wears an unfortunate dress that makes her look preggers It doesn t matter if it s true or not, according to the ton, she is done Her only choice is to marry a Duke, who is a brilliant doctor, and is nicknamed the Beast He is supposedly impotent, so her fake little princely bun Beauty and the Beast if the Beast was House M.D., and Beauty was hilariously snarky I totally loved this Even better than this retelling It was a close race Beauty is Linnet She gets ruined by a prince because she wears an unfortunate dress that makes her look preggers It doesn t matter if it s true or not, according to the ton, she is done Her only choice is to marry a Duke, who is a brilliant doctor, and is nicknamed the Beast He is supposedly impotent, so her fake little princely bun in the oven is her ticket to a nice sham of a marriage It s perfect It sure helps Beast is Piers He s hilariously grouchy and brilliant and an asshole His caustic, condescending manner makes people cower before him.But, he meets his match with Linnet She can dish it out just as well as him, and she s not scared in the least bitS bastien brought Linnet over I thought perhaps you didn t notice that your fianc e had entered the room Good evening, fianc e Beelzebub, she said, inclining her head Linnet feels completely comfortable with Piers because she knows that he is impotent, so she doesn t have to worry about him trying any funny business She goes swimming with him, and it s just a good thing that this girl is as innocent and clueless as she is because, if not, the jig would be up ahemYou know She glanced at him, and a little flare of color rose in her cheeks What He said, rearranging himself discreetly and then rewrapping the toweltightly You re going to laugh, being a doctor and all, but my mother said something once What She told me once that men hung Hung he repeated Hung, she said giggling again In front You don t hang, do you She waved a hand in the general vicinity of his waist You don t mind me saying, that, do you I formed this disgusting vision of of a hanging thing and well, you don t hang at all You stand straight up He burst out laughing I know, she said laughing too I m a foolWell okay then.anyway.Piers has no intention of marrying Linnet, even though they are perfect for each other That seems to be a theme in this series so far, so it looks like our HEA may not happen But, hey, it IS a fairy taleIf I were to marry anyone, Linnet, it would be you I always knew these breasts would come in handy, she said with satisfaction It s not like they are comfortable to own or house They gotta give us something back for our troubles, right girls The humor in this book is awesome I LOVED this couple because they were perfect for each other Beast is the best beast in any retelling ever He was hilarious The banter between them was great And, again, the side characters were so good that I m going to look for the half book novellas that have their stories All in all totally fun Once upon a time looks at calendar not to long ago A reviewer named Rane picked up the second in a fairy tale series Rane enjoyed the first book in the series, and looked forward to next, and thankfully wasn t disappointed or shed tears in her little reviewer corner.or write her displeasure in this review saved her keyboard from the heartache of pounding keys And with joy Rane was able to bestowstars along with others on this great little tale Rane, a true lover of the story of Once upon a time looks at calendar not to long ago A reviewer named Rane picked up the second in a fairy tale series Rane enjoyed the first book in the series, and looked forward to next, and thankfully wasn t disappointed or shed tears in her little reviewer corner.or write her displeasure in this review saved her keyboard from the heartache of pounding keys And with joy Rane was able to bestowstars along with others on this great little tale Rane, a true lover of the story of the Beauty and the Beast, and looked forward with glee at what this author had in store The Beauty named Linnet was sassy and smart, with her beautyof a curse then a blessing, and when gossip cast her and her family in dreadful shadow of doubt all that s left is for her to marry and quick, and perhaps fake having a prince s baby along the way for good measure Of course this doesn t fool the foul mouth smart a.um..hm..ahbutt head Of a Beast, who may not be a beast on the outside but is for one on the inside Piers, the Earl of Marchant half beast half doctor with shades of another sarcastic doctor by the name of House, prove to be as smart about all those illnesses of the body as he had a gift of a sharp tongue With scars and trouble with this leg after a dark accident that befell him, Piers is perfectly beastly to all those expect his Mama, for I think she beat his as butt The Beauty and the Beast clash like titans of old but not with super powers or swords, no sir With Banter and romance, and roses and crashing sea, with steamy passion and What Why are you looking at me so To much purple prose Ah, yes so.back to the topic at hand Rane enjoyed the duo banter much greatly, with the Beast seeing behind the Beauty and the Beauty getting the Beast out of his shell This worked out splendid indeed, but Rane wished with all her reviewer heart forbehind the banter, and while the past came in bits and pieces, substance is what Rane cravedAnd like an unexpected shower,was given and given and given and given WHOA Said Rane, while this was nice and all she said I feel quiet bloated with so much given, and so few pages left The Beast does put his foot in his mouth and the poor Beauty suffer so, and while many hearts were finally open, this happen very quickly For Beauty finally was accepted as herself and not hiding behind her crutch of beauty and Beast finally stop being an as butthead Which was all good and all, but forced Rane the reviewer to kick off a star from her review Sad But not is all lost For Rane did enjoy herself greatly, with two wonderful characters, and a fairy tale ending, Rane was happy , and as she wrote yet another funny review she proclaimed again this was another great book indeed and that was all and away she went on another book journey So long The End..Until the next review Just what the doctor ordered I m a big fan of historical romance novels, but admittedly the genre can become a bit tedious due to storylines and characters who are confined to the particular roles and behaviors of their era I ve read just about every kind of historical romance, from those of the light and fluffy variety to those that leave my emotions in a tattered mess Well, I m happy to say that When Beauty Tamed the Beast struck a perfect balance of both, and was an absolute pleasure to rea Just what the doctor ordered I m a big fan of historical romance novels, but admittedly the genre can become a bit tedious due to storylines and characters who are confined to the particular roles and behaviors of their era I ve read just about every kind of historical romance, from those of the light and fluffy variety to those that leave my emotions in a tattered mess Well, I m happy to say that When Beauty Tamed the Beast struck a perfect balance of both, and was an absolute pleasure to read It wasn t an angsty story at all, and I found myself constantly smiling and frequently even laughing out loud at their ridiculous banter The dialog throughout the book was priceless with such sarcasm and dry humor that I just couldn t wait for the next confrontation to take place And while it was a very funny read, my heart ached for both Piers and Linnet and the internal battles they both fought.At first, I couldn t put my finger on what it was that was so appealing about our hero, Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant He s a gruff, offensive, belligerent doctor whose bedside manner could leave one contemplating the upside of death Add to this that he s not known for being stunningly handsome and I have to ask myself why I was so drawn to him His no nonsense approach at telling patients they were going to die seemed so callous, and yet, oddly funny There was something vaguely familiar about him, but I just couldn t quite decide what that was Then one of my Goodreads friends asked me if I recognized the similarities between Piers and Dr Gregory House of the popular television show, House, who I happen to adore Of course Why didn t I recognize it Maybe it was because I haven t watched the last couple seasons of the show because Dr House, as a character, seemed to move away from the man I had come to adore in the earlier seasons Piers, on the other hand, is exactly what had me falling in love with Gregory House in the first place.Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a beauty who hasn t been ruined by it It s odd, because she knows she s beautiful because everyone says she is, but it doesn t seem to matter much to her Well, not until she faces the possibility of losing her looks I really enjoyed her as a heroine, and she s the perfect match for Piers, who needs someone he can t trample with his cutting words and offensive manners She s strong, independent, and every bit as smart as Dr House s counterpart, Dr Lisa Cuddy Yes indeed, Piers and Linnet are a perfect match Now, before you get all offended that Ms James might try to secretly copy this popular television show, there s something you need to know she didn t do it secretly at all There s an author s note at the end of the book in which she comes right out and states that the character, Dr Gregory House and the Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital greatly influenced her story But all that said, Ms James did an incredible job of making Piers unique In fact, maybe he really did exist and Dr House developed his technique based on Piers work When Beauty Tamed the Beast is a great second installment to the fairy tale inspired Happily Ever Afters series, but can be read as a stand alone novel as the only connection to the previous books is that they are fairy tale themed There is no character or plot overlapping Yes, this was just what the doctor ordered It was fresh, passionate, funny, sexy as all get out and an absolute delight to read 4.5 stars Tortured male MC based off of Dr House, snarky banter, and a slow burn love story I adored When Beauty Tamed the Beast, which was just what the doctor ha ordered right now It was my first read by the talented Eloisa James, and I think I started off with the right one I loved the loose interpretation of a Beauty and the Beast retelling, especially since the beauty character had evenbrains than beauty Linnet was relatable, charming, and hear me out, probably on the demis 4.5 stars Tortured male MC based off of Dr House, snarky banter, and a slow burn love story I adored When Beauty Tamed the Beast, which was just what the doctor ha ordered right now It was my first read by the talented Eloisa James, and I think I started off with the right one I loved the loose interpretation of a Beauty and the Beast retelling, especially since the beauty character had evenbrains than beauty Linnet was relatable, charming, and hear me out, probably on the demisexuality spectrum I loved how she used her beauty to disarm people, but it was truly her wit and charm and made her special Piers was beastly and snarky and I loved it I have a thing for sarcastic MCs and male MCs who are broody and damaged, and Piers was it I was rooting for him to get his head out of his ass for the whole book, and I loved his raw sexuality and straightforward nature The whole book was great, even if the middle got a bit slow However, the emotional, stellar last few chapters will keep you up reading until late into the night Trust me I enjoyed all of the secondary characters, the medical content, and the pacing Eloisa James, this one is a hit.goodreads instagram twitter blog My goal was to read as many Beauty and Beast retellings as possible before I went to see the new movie However, with all the book club reads and personal reads I was able to only read two I read Beauty by Robin McKinley and this book I looked up available Beauty and the Beast stories at the my library and this book popped up, so I thought, why not This book was nothing like the original story of Beauty and the Beast Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is beautiful, so she is called beauty every onc My goal was to read as many Beauty and Beast retellings as possible before I went to see the new movie However, with all the book club reads and personal reads I was able to only read two I read Beauty by Robin McKinley and this book I looked up available Beauty and the Beast stories at the my library and this book popped up, so I thought, why not This book was nothing like the original story of Beauty and the Beast Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is beautiful, so she is called beauty every once in a while However, rumors start that she is pregnant with the prince s baby so she becomes an unwanted woman Her father agrees to have her married off to Piers Yelverton Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales that is turned into a hospital he is a doctor He has a bad temper and he has a severe wound to his leg that has left him as a beast Piers doesn t want a wife and is not interested in Linnet, but as time carries on his perspective on her changes Do they fall in love You will have to read to find out Like I said earlier, this book is nothing like Beauty and the Beast It does not follow its plot or style at all however, this was a fantastic book in all other ways and kept me very interested If you like Dr House in TV, you ll probably enjoy this book too The hero is exactly like House, the same aching leg and dry wit that drives some people insane and some women like flies to honey I belong to the second group because honestly I think there is nothing sexier than a man with brains, provided that he s not only using his wits to laugh at others, but also to laugh at himself.I also liked the heroine a lot Linnet was as sarcastic and intelligent as House Piers himself, thus resultin If you like Dr House in TV, you ll probably enjoy this book too The hero is exactly like House, the same aching leg and dry wit that drives some people insane and some women like flies to honey I belong to the second group because honestly I think there is nothing sexier than a man with brains, provided that he s not only using his wits to laugh at others, but also to laugh at himself.I also liked the heroine a lot Linnet was as sarcastic and intelligent as House Piers himself, thus resulting in many humorous dialogues that had me laughing out loud all the time And then, as the end neared the tone of the book changed It becameemotional, angsty even, as misunderstandings and self denials threatened to tear those two apart I understand why many people didn t like this turn of events, but being a lover of angsty romances mostly, it only made me appreciate the book.I definitely think the hype about this book is worth it after all Loosely based on the traditional plot line, When Beauty Tamed the Beast is a quirky and fanciful version with a likeable society belle heroine and a cynical nobleman doctor hero as protagonists and a remote country estate in Regency era Wales as backdrop James s writing was smooth and engaging as ever, infused with humour and zest, and her dialogues and banter shone as usual, so my lower rating stems from elsewhere Mainly from the fact that I found the melodramatic turn the events took in the Loosely based on the traditional plot line, When Beauty Tamed the Beast is a quirky and fanciful version with a likeable society belle heroine and a cynical nobleman doctor hero as protagonists and a remote country estate in Regency era Wales as backdrop James s writing was smooth and engaging as ever, infused with humour and zest, and her dialogues and banter shone as usual, so my lower rating stems from elsewhere Mainly from the fact that I found the melodramatic turn the events took in the last quarter of the book completely at odds with the light hearted, almost farcical, tone set at the beginning, making for an uneven read The secondary characters and romance not as interesting and the hero s stubbornness which started to sound entirely gratuitous approaching the end, also prevented me to fully savour the story As a whole an easy, entertaining read, just not on par with book 1 in the series, A Kiss at Midnight, instead a thoroughly enjoyable romp Buddy read with Anna When Beauty Tamed the Beast was an okay read for me I enjoyed the audio version but I didn t really care much for the hero or heroine There was just something about both of them that was off putting to me I didn t connect to them and in turn didn t connect to their love story It wasn t a bad read it just didn t do it for me 5 stars Historical RomanceAfter reading three books by Eloisa James that left me less than wowed, I was wary about reading another one But the premise for this sounded great and all the rave reviews convinced me to give it a try Boy oh boy, I m so glad that I did because it s fabulousand yes, it wowed me I loved it Sarcastic, snarky humor, witty banter, and snappy dialogue Check A feisty, funny, intelligent, lovable heroine with razor sharp wit who gives just as good as she gets Check 5 stars Historical RomanceAfter reading three books by Eloisa James that left me less than wowed, I was wary about reading another one But the premise for this sounded great and all the rave reviews convinced me to give it a try Boy oh boy, I m so glad that I did because it s fabulousand yes, it wowed me I loved it Sarcastic, snarky humor, witty banter, and snappy dialogue Check A feisty, funny, intelligent, lovable heroine with razor sharp wit who gives just as good as she gets Check A crass, crotchety, cranky, self centered, borderline mean, disabled, brilliant doctor hero who somehow manages to be likeable, amusing, and even sexy, despite his insufferably rude, general pain in the ass demeanor Check A refreshing, unusual storyline, even though it s a retelling of a class fairytale and borrows from the TV show House M.D Check Satisfying secondary characters Check Nice, unique setting Check The scenes in the pool and guardhouse were sensual and steamy Some sad, touching moments that manage to avoid spiraling into melodramatic angst Check Great epilogue Check An overall keeper Check The book that finally made me an Eloisa James fan Check


About the Author: Eloisa James

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers Her novels have been published to great acclaim A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa s very first book that she found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar later People Magazine raved that romance writing does not get much better than this Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best seller lists.After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil from Oxford University, a Ph.D from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City Her double life is a source of fascination to the media and her readers In her professorial guise, she s written a New York Times op ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women s magazines such as More to writers journals such as the Romance Writers ReportEloisaon her double life When I m not writing novels, I m a Shakespeare professor It s rather like having two lives The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance I ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference It s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances The Taming of the Duke April 2006 has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels I often weave early modern poetry into my work the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century.When I rip off my power suit, whether it s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate stained sweatshirt of a mom Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother When I wrote about a miscarriage in Midnight Pleasures, I used my own fears of premature birth when the little girl in Fool For Love threw up and threw up, I described my own daughter, who had that unsavory habit for well over her first year of life.So I m a writer, a professor, a mother and a wife My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.OnethingI m a friend I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors And I have girlfriends who are romance readers In fact, we have something of a community going on my website Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers pages.


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