ARC Review: Beauty Tempts the Beast by Lorraine Heath

Posted September 17, 2020 by Stephanie in Reviews / 4 Comments

Title: Beauty Tempts the Beast
Author: Lorraine Heath
Series: Sins for All Seasons #6
Publication: September 29th 2020 by Avon
Genre: Historical Romance
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Rating: 4/5

She wants lessons in seduction

Althea Stanwick was a perfect lady destined to marry a wealthy lord, until betrayal left her family penniless. Though she’s lost friends, fortune, and respectability, Althea has gained a scandalous plan. If she can learn to seduce, she can obtain power over men and return to Society on her terms. She even has the perfect teacher in mind, a man whose sense of honor and dark good looks belie his nickname: Beast.

But desire like this can’t be taught

Benedict Trewlove may not know his parentage but he knows where he belongs—on the dark side of London, offering protection wherever it’s needed. Yet no woman has ever made such an outrageous request as this mysterious beauty. Althea is out of place amongst vice and sin, even if she offers a wicked temptation he can’t resist. But as the truth of his origin emerges at last, it will take a fierce, wild love to overcome their pasts.

Beast a.k.a. Benedict is the only Threwlove not to have found love and a happily ever after. Enter Althea Stanwick who works as barmaid at the Mermaid and Unicorn. Instantly he’s intrigued by her and guesses she’s a former lady and wants her to teach the women of the brothel he owns etiquette so they can have a better future, but what he didn’t expect that in return Althea wants Ben to teach her the art of seduction.

On that note I’ll say that Ben and Althea took my heart and ran with it. I loved them together so much that I can’t even explain. They just fit together as two puzzle pieces. The chemistry between the both of them was off the charts hot.

Another thing I just loved were the small appearances of the other Threwloves and their spouses from the previous books in the series. It’s a small thing but seeing them again and having a glimpse into their current lives even though this isn’t their book made it just that much better. Also, it just made me so happy to see how Ben’s family accepted Althea right away without question. It warmed my heart so much.

In such a short time I’ve come to love this series so damn much. I’m quite sad this was the last book about the Trewloves in particular but I’m glad the author isn’t completely leaving them behind. And as for this book, I loved it so much. Beast’s story was everything I had hoped it would be.

About the author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases for a publicist, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she became not only hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards including RWA’s RITA(R).
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