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Publisher's Summary

Can a wounded beast trust a beauty with a past to tame his most secret desires?

Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he’s kept suppressed for years begin to awaken.

Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle—and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and won’t let dust—or a beast of a man—scare her away.

Beneath Helen’s beautiful façade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn’t back away from his surliness—or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen’s secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find—a happy ever after.

©2009 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“There’s enchantment in Hoyt’s stories that makes you believe in the magic of love.” ( Romantic Times BOOKreviews)

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kat
  • Beverly Hills, CA, United States
  • 11-05-10

Beauty and the Beast

I love listening to Anne Flosnik read historicals -- and "To Beguile A Beast" is no exception. This title is well worth the time and use of a credit and I look forward to more of Elizabeth Hoyt's work. "...Beast" has exactly and right amount of plot, emotion and intimacy.

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  • Melissa
  • Preston, ID, United States
  • 04-03-13

fun romance.. very sweet

If you could sum up To Beguile a Beast in three words, what would they be?

intriguing and kept me hoping for these two lovers to come together.... sweet story

What three words best describe Anne Flosnik’s performance?

awful! so nasaly! accents were ok but could barely listen to it... read the book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

It took a while but...

It took some getting used to Anne Flosnik's voice, but I finally got into it. Her voice is a bit grating, in my opinion. However, after about a third of the book through I got used to her, and her style of reading. She sometimes got her characters 'mixed up' in a couple places (she gave Helen the same 'accent' as Alistair's sister) which confused me, but all-in-all it was an enjoyable 'read'.
The story itself I thoroughly enjoyed and have requested some more titles from Elizabeth Hoyt through my local library.

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  • Kristin
  • Brookings, SD, United States
  • 02-06-13

enjoyable listen

This was an enjoyable book, a nice twist on the 'beauty and the beast' story line. I like stories where characters have made mistakes and yet still find happiness. This female lead was a strong woman, which always appeals to me in these historical romances. Not sure how realistic some of those characters are for their time, but it is fun to read about them. I thought the narrator did a good job, not perfect, but certainly easy to follow the different people. Would like to listen to others in this series.

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  • Kimberly
  • ANN ARBOR, MI, United States
  • 12-29-10

Nice read!

The story was nicely paced and the plot was believable. The inner conflict of the characters was expressed very well and both characters were worth cheering for. The resolution came at just the right time...something that seems to be a struggle for many authors. I loved this story!

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Beautiful, Brilliant, Enchanting. A+

It's unnecessary to read the other books of this series. I did not like the first book. I knew this particular novel was highly acclaimed, so I got this one. Oh wow. I can't do this novel justice, it's extraordinary.
It's a true fairy tale. Like Jane Eyre with beautiful bedroom scenes included. My god don't miss this novel!!

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 09-03-18

The aftermath of war

One of a four part series involving men who served the English king in what the US knows as the French and Indian War, were betrayed by an unknown person, and each suffered a different kind of torture by the indigenous people there. The books are interconnected, but the story of each man and the woman who was able to help him out of his pit of despair is complete in itself. But. Every reader that I know was urgently self motivated to read all of them. Which is why I finally resorted to getting audio, as my paper copies kept getting feet.
This man had one eye put out, severe facial scarring, and two fingers chopped off. Bad enough for anyone, but he was a noncombatant there to illustrate a volume of flora and fauna of North America, much like Audubon. He became a hermit in his musty old castle, not even answering letters from most people.
Enter a frightened but beautiful woman with the two children born to her from the abusive and overbearing duke who had kept her as mistress long after he had tired of her. She was helped to escape by the wife of another of the war victims, and is to be housekeeper at the castle, even though she is clueless.
The plot moves along from there, including the predictable erotica, ending with hope for recovery from each of their forms of anguish. Lots of plot twists as well as clear descriptions for easy reader visualization.
Characteristically, there are a few sentences of a fanciful morality tale at the beginning of each chapter.
Anne Flosnik does the narration in her best overdramatic style.

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Awesome story sad narrator

I love this series but the narrator ruins any chances of making it high marks. I'm sorry Anne flosnik but you really are bad at male voices. Now Ashford Macnab would've won this over. Her male voices are so dreamy it's incredible. And her cockney type. Prices are superb. Make sure you take in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series. Best I've ever read/heard. I love EH romance and sex. It's so classy. I just wish there were more Elizabeth Hoyt and Ashford Macnab series out there. Hint hint.

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  • weeden
  • Quitman, TX United States
  • 07-14-16

Nice book

this book is an erotic historical romance

Sir Alistair Munroe likes living the life a recluse after being physically and emotionally scared. When a woman and her two children show up on his door step claiming to be his new maid, it turns the world he once knew upside down.

Helen is trying ti escape the man who fathered her children, but he will not leave her. Since he has an upper class status it is hard to find anyone who will help her, until she comes up with a plan to change her name and work.

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Excellent

Ms Flosnik is perfect for this type of book. The drama and compassion was easily felt by the excellent way dialogue flowed between characters.