Review: Beauty And The Blacksmith – Tessa Dare
Diana Highwood’s life and choices have been made ahead of time for her. She’s destined to marry someone who can provide her with everything she needs, regardless of her desires. It doesn’t matter that her mind and her heart are set on someone she knows she can’t have. Her mother has decreed that only a wealthy, respectable man can land her hand in marriage, and the woman refuses to see reason.
Diana knows that following her mother’s wishes will provide her with the stability and respect she’s come to know ever since she was a child. She’s done what her mother has requested, time and again. It’s been ingrained from early age that she must please her parents at every turn. Their wishes are her command, and as a well-bred woman, she must do everything they say. Sadly, she cannot the deny the stirrings of own her heart.
When her eye falls upon the gorgeous village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes, Diana soon realizes just how much he’s turned her world topsy-turvy. He’s been in her thoughts from the moment they’ve met, and there’s nothing she can do to take her mind off of him. It doesn’t matter that he’s several stations below her. Her heart has decreed that he’s the only one that will do for her, and she aims to make that happen. The question is, how can she do just that while maintaining her facade as an upstanding citizen of Spindle Cove?
Tessa’s story hooked me in from the very beginning. I absolutely love historicals, and this is one story that does not disappoint! Immersed in the life of the lovely Diana Highwood, we bounce along every page as she sets out to land the man of her dreams. She’s a willful and determined young lady who’s led by her own heartstrings. It’s wonderful to see that she does, indeed, make her dreams come true. I’m definitely catching up on this wonderful series, and can’t wait to see what happens next for Spindle Cove and its residents.
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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?
About The Author:
Tessa Dare is a part-time librarian, full-time mommy, and swing-shift writer. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a dog.
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