Title: The Beast of Beswick
Author: Amalie Howard
Published: 26 November 2019
Publisher: Entangled (Amara)
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.
I have no major qualms with this book and overall immensely enjoyed reading it. I loved how Astrid just came barging in and demanded a job from Nathaniel and when he didn’t give her a job, she just came anyway and basically flung herself into his life whether he liked it or not.
The only minor issue I have with this book which to be honest is a bit nitpicky was the fact that Nathaniel keeps running away from Astrid. I understand it is due to his insecurities over his looks and the like but I must say after the hundredth time he pushes Astrid away, it does get overbearingly tedious.
Like, come on man! What else is the woman supposed to do to show the depth of her affections for you????
Another point I have to make is how unrealistic the pain that Nathaniel suffers through due to his war injury. I say unrealistic because the pain he felt at the start of the book is completely forgotten by the end of the end. Not to mention his sexual stamina is still intact…
But I get it, its a historical romance so yeah. Definitely, recommend this book, its a fun read, was it perfect? Nah but hey still good.