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- Print Length: 504 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075QP4H2N
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,178 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Beauty for the Scarred Duke: A Historical Regency Romance Book Kindle Edition
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Isabella has been forced into a marriage with a duke, Elliot Covington. Her father has basically sold her to this duke and she couldn't be more terrified.
Elliot is a lot older than Isabella, a fact that I find a bit disconcerting, but that isn't the problem. Elliot is severely scarred on his face. He's been in a self-imposed exile for eighteen years. His estate is blocked by briars and trees that are not kept, giving it an eerie look from the outside.
As with anything that is mysterious, stories and rumors abound. These stories were passed to Isabella when she was a child. She believed a monster lived behind the facade of the overgrowth which shrouded the house and now she's forced to marry this ogre.
But Elliot isn't an ogre. He isn't a monster. He's a very kind, loving, caring man who had some bad stuff happen to him. He's lonely, keeping just two people around; his friend, Crawford, and one of his servants, Kitty. There are other servants and workers around, but he avoids them and he avoids Isabella until nightfall. He never wants her to see him in the light of day because he knows how she will react when she sees how scarred his face is. She fainted at the altar, for Heaven's sake.
All he asks is two hours of her time during the evening. That's it. She's afraid at first, but when she starts to get to know him, she realizes that he is a man of substance. He's intelligent, witty, and...broken.
It was quite sad. But, despite how long it took her to look at his face (months), she fell deeply in love with him as he did her. They got to know each other and genuinely liked to spend time together.
Both Isabella and Elliot are sweet and forgiving people. There were no hot arguments, no mocking, or the common female main character thing, "I'm tough. Look at me," crap that we read in almost every romance novel these days. It was refreshing to see a real lady and a real gentleman get to know each other and fall in love.
If you're looking for hot sex, this book is not for you. If you're looking for a genuine love story, you will love it. I loved the ending.
I gave it a four-star review because of some misspellings and some weird punctuation. Other than that, this is a fantastic read.
Isabella learned the `monster` was actually a man of modesty and wit. She also found she did not have to be afraid of him. She enjoyed listening to him play music in the library, as well as the two hours a day that was allotted for them to be together.
I treasure this novel because it shows that just because someone looks different than us they still have feelings.In Isabella's case since she had married a `monster` everyone wanted to stare at her and in Elliot's case, everyone wanted to look away or avoid him.
I love this quote from the book, "I think it is true to say, Elliot, that a person only really ever has one or two true friends in a lifetime. The rest are simply acquaintances and nothing more"
I cherish the way this author writes and plan to read more of her works. Also, the cover is a good fit for this novel. My lasting impression of this author is she has compassion for the underdog. I would recommend this book to fans of Regency historical romance.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the author. All opinions are my own."
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