Book Review-To Beguile A Beast

Book Review-To Beguile A BeastTo Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
Also in this series: To Taste Temptation, To Seduce a Sinner, To Desire a Devil
Series: Legend of the Four Soldiers #3
Published by Forever on May 1st 2009
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Fairy Tales
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0446406937
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CAN A WOUNDED BEAST . . . Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he's kept suppressed for years begin to awaken. TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST . . . Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and she won't let dust-or a beast of a man-scare her away. TO TAME HIS MOST SECRET DESIRES? Beneath Helen's beautiful façade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn't back away from his surliness-or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen's secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find-a happy ever after.

Helen, running from past mistakes with her two children, she heads up to Scotland, to be the housekeeper for a beast of a man. Although Helen has no idea what she is really doing, she wants to have a new start for both herself and her children. Alistair, is a recluse because of the scars on his face, where even both children and adults run in fear from him. However Helen is not afraid in the least by Alistair, she is very intrigued by him and despite the scars on his face, finds him mesmerizing. A passion starts to form between these two both in need of companionship, tenderness and love….and right when they think that they might have a future together, the past comes to bite them and only their love for each other, to fight will get them through to help them find a future for each other…

The Hero (Alistair Munroe)
Alistair, is a naturalist and has a affinity for nature and animals, and despite the scars both outside and inside from the colonies, he still has a deep passion for it. When a woman with two children come barging into his castle, claiming to be his new housekeeper, he is enraged at first, for the woman is tenacious to say the least. However he starts to crave her company and that of her two children, and finds he can’t resist her….

The Heroine (Helen Fitzwilliam)
Helen, decided to flee from a man she knew only considered her a possession, that didn’t truly love her like she did him, and decided to run to a place she thought he would never look for her or her children. Where Helen could once find happiness once again, and despite the hard work ahead of her with Alistair and is crumbling castle, she finds that she can be herself here without revealing her past secrets, and find a tender passion with a man who could be her future.

My Thoughts 
To Beguile A Beast is the third installment in this series. I have just loved this series, and this was the last one of this great series for me to read, and even though I read this one last (when its not the last in the series) it ended great!!! Ever since seeing Helen in the previous book…I was excited to read her story, and I wasn’t disappointed with To Beguile A Beast. I found a hard time putting this one down from the very first page. I found the story to be enticing, the characters full of depth and endearing, and the romance riveting!!! Definitely a high rating on my scale!!! I loved it!!!

About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband.

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