WHEN THE BEAST WITH A HEART OF GOLD
Everything changed for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, the night his family died in a tragic fire—the same fire that left him disfigured. Now, his scars have given him the name the Beast of Faversham. But when he stumbles upon a damaged carriage during a tempest, the beautiful woman inside reminds him of the man he wishes he could be: free of his past, and able to love.
TAMES A BEAUTY WITH A WICKED PAST
When her carriage breaks down outside Faversham Abbey, this is just the most recent in a long series of misadventures for Miss Adeline Price. Her beauty hides a fatal flaw: she’s quick to judge, and rarely looks beneath the surface. But the longer she’s around Jasper, the more she begins to want to be better—someone deserving of him.
But when it comes time to reunite Adeline with her family in London, will Jasper believe that she sees not his scars, but the good, honorable man he is?
Beauty or the Beast?
Jasper Benedict, Earl of Ailesbury, has been known as the Beast of Faversham since he was scarred in a fire that killed his parents. He does everything he can to make life better for the people of his estate and village, but still fear and shun him. Adeline Price is a quite a beauty, on the outside. She is outspoken, selfish, gossipy, and judgmental. The two of them meet when he rescues her from her broken carriage during a fierce storm. During her short stay at his estate, she begins to like Jasper and is unhappy with the way he is treated by the people of the village. By the time they return to London, Adeline has begun to think about her own behavior. Is it possible that being with Jasper can help her become a better person?
Adeline is the third book in the Archer’s Creed series. Adeline has been a brat from the start. Jasper is the perfect complement to her personality. She and Jasper are beauty and the beast, but just who is the beauty and who is the beast. The characters, with the exception of Jasper, are familiar. The plot of this story is perfect for our hero and heroine. A lovely story and a good read.
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