Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella (Anglais) Poche – 2 juillet 2013
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Présentation de l'éditeur
Take a trip to Spindle Cove in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare's gorgeous and sexy Regency romance
Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least that's what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove.
But Diana's not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn't be more wrong for each other . . . but during stolen, steamy moments in the smithy, his strong hands feel so right.
Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?
Biographie de l'auteur
Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.
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This book is a historical romance in the spindler cove series. I have no idea in which order I have to read the series, but have to admit that this is no problem as it can be read as a standalone.
The plot is nice. Miss Diana Highwood has suffered for year of asthma and her health was very fragile, this is why she has not been forced to marry early and has lived at spindler's cove with her mother and her younger sister. Her mother is hoping for her to marry a rich nobleman as she is the prettiest of her daughters. Diana's heart and body however only desire is Aaron Dawes, the village blacksmith. Aaron does not dare to approach this special lady who is meant for a nobleman, but the attraction is defintly mutual and so strong that they can't resist each other. A sweet story starts, but is a relation between the two even possible?
Well this is maily the plot, it is ok, not overwhelming, it is nice that the smith is really only a smith and does not have any hidden noble background. I would be curious if in their case love is enough to be happy even in a poorer way of life, especially for her. At the beginning she has troubles cooking for example, this is then simpy ignored afterwards which I regretted.
The real breathtaker of this book is Aaron. What a man in comparison to all these Lords of the historical romance books. Gererally the lords, the heroine falls in love with are very musculed strong and taned which never really made sense to me. So this man is all male, hot and in the same time tender and sweet...
So the story is ok, Aaron is great, Diana is nice but not overwhelming but what disturbed me is that towards the end I had the impression that the author just wanted to finish fast and not go into detail anymore.
So this was a nice but not great historical romance.
Enjoy the read and feel free to comment MBTM
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com
The ending had me laughing and was a twist I wasn't expecting. Romance builds slowly for this couple. I did enjoy their getting comfortable with each other and the lovemaking was somewhat descriptive but not completely erotic.
We do get HEA, no cliffhanger and interesting secondary character's too. (ljb)
[Original review posted on Goodreads on 02-15-17.]
I really liked getting to know more about Diana in "Beauty and the Blacksmith". She was always in the background, but readers didn't get to know much about her beyond her beauty and her overbearing mother. And there was so much more to her! She is a kind and intelligent woman who is finally learning how to live her life to fullest after years of health issues. It was a real joy to watch her gain confident in herself and in her abilities throughout the story.
The best thing about this novella, though, is the fact that Diana's hero is not a lord, a rich merchant, or even a military man. Aaron Dawes is Spindle Cove's blacksmith and has lived in the town his entire life. While I love dukes and earls just as much as the next romance fan, it was refreshing to see a "common man" take center stage. And Dare made sure that his occupation wasn't the only thing that grabbed a reader's attention when it came to Aaron. He was a great character who was sexy (in a rough and tumble kind of way) and confident in himself which I loved reading about.
The love story between Aaron and Diana is really sweet and fun. Their feelings for each other have already been formed so this novella concentrated on the discovery of the other's feelings and how these two learn to build a life together despite their obvious differences. I understand that the page length limited the time Tessa Dare had to develop the relationship, but I would love to have seen a few flashbacks about their first meetings and some other scenes where they started falling in love. Also, I found the ending to be predictable and a little unsatisfying based on the great way the story started.
But, despite a few misgivings, I really enjoyed this novella and am happy to see Diana get her own happily ever after. I would love to have seen this storyline get a longer novel, but that is not really my call. This book also got me excited for the next full-length Spindle Cove novel, "Any Duchess Will Do", especially when I read the fabulously entertaining excerpt at the end of this book.