Taming the Beast by Heather Grothaus

Zebra

Sensual Historical

ISBN: 978-1-4201-0243-7

Reviewed by Nannette

 

   

 

Magnus Cherbon was called the Devil and the people who knew him were glad when he died. After fighting in the Crusades, Magnus’ son Roderick came back a changed man, ruling the castle with an iron fist. Physically and emotionally scarred, Roderick is now following in his father’s footsteps. It will take a very desperate woman to marry the new Cherbon Devil. Lady Michaela Fortune hopes to marry the reclusive lord of Cherbon castle to save herself and her family from humiliation and poverty. She gets more than she bargained for, but she might also find the acceptance and happiness she has always craved.

While Michaela is not outwardly a ravishing beauty, her compassion, kindness, and honesty could rival the most striking women. Roderick’s scars, pronounced limp, and his anger and bitterness over having them, make him act like a beast. Taming the Beast takes a decidedly different turn from the classic tale it’s loosely based on with Hugh’s endearing anguish over his unrequited love and a legend that brings the stuff of nightmares to startling reality. The story of the Hunt is eerie, gruesome, and captivating. Michaela’s love saves Roderick and the strength Roderick forgot he had saves them both. Taming the Beast is an intriguing story full of romance, angst, and mystery. Some magic, many compelling characters, and a love like no other, create the backdrop for this romantic tale.

     

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