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“A very sweet novella. There is action, a series of thefts, a wild eel and a mysterious Mr. Evermore. The novella contained the first chapters of the next book in the series and I'm really looking forward to it.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This was fun reading but an average book, IMO, in comparison to her other books set in Spindle Cove. Diana's mother is sure she will marry a peer, but she has eyes only for Aaron, the village blacksmith. It takes some contrived instances of "running into each other", but they finally find their HEA.”NjoiReading wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“BEAUTY AND THE BLACKSMITH by Tessa Dare is an interesting Regency Historical Romance in the Spindle Cove series. #3.5 in the "Spindle Cove"series, but can be read as a stand alone. A novella. A quick,fast paced story. This is Miss Diana Highwood and Aaron Dawes,the village blacksmith's story and what a story. If you have never been to Spindle Cove you are in for a treat,if you have, than you know what a delicious story "Beauty and the Blacksmith" is turn out to be. Can passion forged in a smithy be true and strong, or will social class separate these two young lovers? To find out visit Spindle Cove, you will not be disappointed. Beauty and the Beast look out here comes Diana and Aaron! A wonderful story! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Edelweiss.
HEAT RATING: MILD
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More”
“3+”JC wrote this review Saturday, August 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best novella I've read in forever, usually I find them very lacking, but this one was well developed and fun”Pattigr wrote this review Monday, June 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
“One of those few talented authors that can rock a novella. BEAUTY AND THE BLACKSMITH is the second Spindle Cove novella I’ve read and it’s for sure another winner.” ~Under the Covers
Tessa Dare blows me away every time. She’s one of my favorite historical romance authors and, as I’ve said before, one of those few talented authors that can rock a novella. BEAUTY AND THE BLACKSMITH is the second Spindle Cove novella I’ve read and it’s for sure another winner. A winner from page 1 until I finished devouring it.
There’s just something sexy about a man who works with his hands and Aaron Dawes, Spindle Cove’s blacksmith, is sexy at his best. All bulging muscles and rugged with a few secrets. Miss Diana Highwood is the moth attracted to that light. She’s a society lady, elegant, and according to her mother, she should be looking to marry a wealthy man with a title. But she can’t keep herself from lusting after the blacksmith to the point she breaks her own jewelry just to take it to him to fix….repeatedly.
As usual I love her characters and I love Spindle Cove, full of the gossiping old women and there’s always some intrigue going on which in the end can provide for some comic relief as well.
Their attraction had obviously been building for a while and we are thrown in right about when their sparks couldn’t be contained anymore. This novella was as sweet and funny as it was sexy! Classic Dare.
Anything Tessa Dare writes goes immediately on my Keeper shelf. She completely transports me to her worlds, makes me live her stories and leaves me sighing when I turn that last page.
*ARC provided by publisher
“I liked this one. I like the opposites attract element and I liked both Aaron and Diana's characters. I loved the image of a hot, sweaty, buff guy, pounding away at his work. That was great! I did however think that the author could have made a much bigger issue of the class differences. It seemed like it was only an issue if they or her mom made it into one but realistically it would have been a major problem for them at that time. It was only touched upon when Aaron speaks to Charlotte about how it will effect her marriage prospects. Also, Diana's public confession of where she had been was ridiculous. Aaron was completely right in how that would effect his business and their family. I found it hard to believe that Diana wouldn't appreciate how such an admission would effect their lives and agree with Aaron in how to handle it. Diana should have used the medical or emergency story and have kept the truth private, only revealing it to her mother and sister.
Lastly, the cover...it's awful. It's silly but, if I wasn't a huge Tessa dare fan, I think I would have passed on it just for that reason. All That aside it was still a very enjoyable read. ”
“I liked it. I am glad Diana had just a short story.”annie g wrote this review Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ A very sweet novella. There is action, a series of thefts, a wild eel and a mysterious Mr. Evermore. The novella contained the first chapters of the next book in the series and I'm really looking forward to it. ”Meghan R wrote this review Friday, May 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No