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Adeline by Christina McKnight #BlogTour #Review #Romance

When the beast with a heart of gold tames a beauty with a wicked past.

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Title: Adeline 
Series: Lady Archer’s Creed #3
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2017

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?

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

 

My Review:

This is a delightful regency romance with well crafted characters that has elements of Beauty and the Beast entwined throughout but with many twists! The hero is Jason Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, who was badly scarred by the fire which killed his parents. He lives in relative isolation, hiding himself from strangers and, despite his endeavours to improve the lot of the people living nearby, he is known locally as the Beast of Faversham.  The hero has a damaged outward appearance but has a heart of gold, whilst the heroine appears beautiful outwardly but initially is definitely not inwardly. Their journey to their HEA is emotively portrayed.  Adeline is initially a spoilt, brattish, judgemental and feisty young lady, not initially the best of partners for the self depreciating, kind hearted Jason. It is only as she gets to know Jason and the people around him that she realises she needs to change for her to be worthy of his love. 

There are a whole range of great secondary characters. Adeline has three brilliant best friends, her ex-school friends,  Josie, Georgie and Theo who are highly protective of each other. In contrast it is Jasper’s servants who adore him and he is very protective of them, too. With great characters with very different flaws and attitudes, this is a well paced and engaging read which I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys well crafted historical romances.

About Christina McKnight:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

 

You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

 

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Many thanks to Barclay PR for organising this tour and providing materials for this post. The review, however, is my own honest opinion after reading a copy of the story.

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