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Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world - especially smart-mouthed harpies (with lips better suited to kissing than speaking) who brave his castle with indecent proposals. 

But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of - a tender of marriage with her as his bride.

©2019 Amalie Howard (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Really enjoyed book....however

Loved this story line but not a massive fan of the narrator. Stuck with it as funny with lol moments and will prob listen again but could have been 5 stars with a better narrator

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It had Potential.

The Hero "The Beast/The Beast of Beswick", a Drum-Roll I felt was appropriate each time it was said.
He suffers a continually arousal and wallows in self-pity and goes on and on about both.
The Author knows nothing about English villages, villagers and countryside, THEY know everyone's business. They also look after one of their own, he wouldn't have been the only seriously injured veteran, so all that horror rubbish was overplayed. The English in general are very good at being polite, so even in London, the extreme reactions of the TON was fanciful and over the top.
I felt the Author kept going down "rabbit holes" and then been forced to find ridiculous solutions.
The Heroine and sister escape danger and disappear into a neighbouring estate, with no one seeing where they have gone. They know Runners were looking for them, so they go into the Village and say"here we are".
The sister manages to go to London with the so called enemy, again with no-one being aware of her plans. She then changes character and is no longer the weak, pathetic woman, but becomes her own mistress, so the Heroine's help, is unwanted.
The only really decent character is the Aunt, though her exploits are far-fetched.
The final solution is unbelievable and well stretched out, but in par with the rest of the story.
The narrator did a very good job, with unbelievable rubbish.

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  • Lorien Auer
  • 09-04-21

It was a solid okay

I really liked the premise and the start of this book, but the scarred aristocrat/duke who can't be loved because he's so hideous, has been done a few times already and by the last 3rd I was a little bored with this one. Plus it just got a little cheesier than I liked.
The narrator did a pretty good job too.

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  • Reem Fransis
  • 10-02-21

Adore! ❤️

The best beauty and the beast retelling I’ve ever read! Delicious heat, strong heroine, brooding hero, all mixed into a brilliant love story that made my heart swoon!

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  • jw
  • 14-12-20

Extremely interesting

I don’t normally listen/read historicals, but this one sounded intriguing and it was. The characters were great, even the Aunt and servants. It has some humorous moments, a war hero that had more to deal with than most, and a very sassy independent female. An excellent hot & sexy love story I would recommend to any romance reader. Great narration by Ms Nato.

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  • leah
  • 06-12-20

Doesn't finish a scene without digress.

She interupts the flow too many times to repeat history or feelings. It was annoying

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  • Madison W Fairbanks
  • 11-10-20

Beast of Beswick

The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard

Historical romance with the premise loosely taken from the fairytale. Everleigh Sisters series book 1.
Astrid goes to the Duke of Beswick with a proposal to save her sister from a scoundrel.
High society drama and manipulation ensue.

Astrid is quite vocal about the rights, or lack thereof, for women in the time period. She is strong and courageous and will do anything for her sister. Astrid is also clever and unlikely to take no for an answer without having a backup plan. I loved her cunning and fortitude. And her compassion and spunk.
And while the Duke wouldn’t want us to feel sorry for him, he’s really a hero. Both at heart and actuality. That his servants love and look out for him, is telling.

Charming and entertaining. Amusing and sensitive. And sexy too. I don’t read a lot of historical romance so was pleasantly surprised by the heroine progressive attitudes.

I alternated between the ebook and audio version. Nina Nato as the narrator did a good of of portraying emotions.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-20

esta bien

I found this book to be just ok. I love imperfect heroes, but this hero was just mediocre.

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  • Stephanie
  • 03-07-20

A Fun Escape

I really liked this story, it had lots of fun twists and turns. I didn't have the same issues as some of the other reviewers with subplots not being explained - I thought everything was explained beautifully and flowed well. This was my first book by Amelie Howard but it won't be my last. If you like Myra Banks and Alice Coldbreath you will enjoy this book