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Beauty Tempts the Beast by Leslie Dicken – book cover, description, publication history. Is the enemy of her enemy a friend or a beast?Lord Ashworth is scarred by a night Beauty Tempts the Beast. Front Cover. Leslie Dicken. Samhain Publishing. Lord Ashworth keeps himself hidden in the crumbling Silverstone Manor. A night of terror years ago left his face in ruins and his reputation.

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Lord Ashworth is scarred by a night of terror years ago that brauty his face in ruins and his life in shreds. He hides in Silverstone Manor, using beaxt that paint him as a horrible, murdering monster to keep visitors at bay. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that the rumors might be true.

He tells himself it’s better this way. If his memories ever resurface, at least he will be the only one hurt by them.

The woman on his doorstep, however, simply refuses to fear him. That’s not only an oddity, it’s a threat to his secret – and his heart. Vivian Suttley has seen the face of evil more than once in her young life. She’s on the run from the latest, a cruel man determined to vicken her to marry him. Whatever the whispers about the reclusive Ashworth, surely it’s nothing compared to the bleak, violent future she leaves behind.

Ashworth saved her once before, and he’s her last hope for beas. Yet she wonders if she’s truly safer at Silverstone – or if she has just made the biggest mistake of her life. This book contains a lot of sexual tension and a several sexual scenes, have a fan ready!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Is the enemy of her enemy a friend-or a beast? Kindle Editionpages. Published first published November 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Beauty Tempts the Beastplease sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Beauty Tempts the Beast. Lists with This Book. Apr 19, Elle rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t know what’s with me these days but more often than not in the past week I’ve found the titles mismatch the book.

He was rather reluctant. But “Beauty” isn’t a suitable title for Vivian the heroine. I’m not saying she isn’t pretty or that I didn’t like her. I did like her, and we’re told that Lord Ashworth the hero finds her attractive. But beauty doesn’t fit. In fact, I’d say leslke shunned the title or idea behind being a fema I don’t know what’s with me these days but more often than not in the past week I’ve found the titles mismatch the book.

In fact, I’d say she shunned the title or idea behind being a female ‘beauty’ as she wears her simple dresses, digs in the dirt, scampers around under bushes, and feels uncomfortable as the centre tsmpts attention. I don’t really have a suggestion for a better title Temptress and the Beast? Sanctuary and the Beast? This was a great read. It’s been attached to me all day.

There was definitely a Jane Eyre vibe going on: What differs is the ending. Let’s just say that I would have written things a bit differently with the same basic outcome. Did I guess the villain and the motive? Why yes I did, but that’s because I always hope this exact conflict will come up. In fact, I always guess it as etmpts motive, but am rarely right. There was a great and complex story here that was a bit messy in a good way, as in not tied in a pretty bow where everything is revealed to every single character at the end.


I really enjoyed the read, but it was a bit too dark and creepy for me. I didn’t feel that the characters were super dark other than the main villain in the story but the creepy house and the mysterious ‘monster’ grated on my bbeauty bubble a bit – but that is totally personal preference.

Again, I really compare the reading experience to that of Jane Eyre, I got the same sort of spooky ‘where is the happy-romance-ness? One thing I didn’t think was particularly necessary was the subplot of Martin searching for Vivian. Sure, it rounded out the details a lot better because the book starts when the main characters meet each other so we don’t see any of the conflict or other characters involved before the meeting.

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But I was much more focused on the main characters and their journey if you willso I leslif wanted to take their word on their past instead of seeing it being constructed by the man who linked the two main characters together and was searching for them. I recommend it to anyone who likes the spooky, dark, historical romance that has two great lead characters. Jan 12, Lovetoread rated it really liked it Shelves: I love beauty and the beast type themes, the novel Beauty Tempts the Beast by Leslie Dicken is one of them.

This ldslie is about Vivian Suttley who has seen the face of evil more than once in her young life. She hears about a recluse Lord looking to marry she finds herself on the doorsteps of Beaity Manor.

Our hero is the Load of Silverstone Manor, Lord Ashworth, Charles, he is scarred by a night of terror years ago that left his face in ruins and his life in shreds. He hides at the Manor, using rumors that paint him as a horrible, murdering monster to keep visitors divken bay. I really enjoyed this read and highly recommend this book. Be aware they do hint at Homosexuality and child abuse, nothing graphic but for those who are offended it is in the story line.

Beastt would rate the sexual content of the romance a 7. Mar 24, Larissa rated it really liked it Shelves: It was only my second read in this genre and I absolutely loved this book.

I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Thee Tempts the Beast. I read it last night in one sitting and I just wanted more in the end. A story of trauma, heroism, tragedy, hate, envy and love. Vivian Suttley is on the run, trying to escape the fate her father chose for her, She does not want to marry Marvin, a vicious man who treats women as things.

Vivian than runs to Silverstone Manor, where Lord Ashworth lives and since she hears he is in need of a wife, she decides that it might be best for her. Ashworth is a scarred and recluse man, but as a child Vivian had been graced with his gentleness and had been saved from a very complicated situation.

Besides, the man who is hunting her, hates him with all his might, so Silverstone Manor might be the safest place for her to hide. Lord Ashworth is conformed to live in his house away from the world where his secrets can be kept in the dark.

When his old betrothed shows up with her sights on his fortune and he realizes that Vivian might be the real deal, Ashworth finds himself scared of more than just the supposed the Beast that roams the hall of his manor, he finds himself scared of living and letting his heart beat for real, for the first time. Beauty Tempts the Beast is about action, it is about human drama, taking charge of your own life and not letting the past rot your insides. This novel is such a beautiful story of two scarred people discovering that there is nothing wrong with falling in love.


The only beasr that bothered me a bit, was Ashworth self deprecation, though I do understand the whys and was very happy with how things worked out. Leslie Dicken has found a new brauty in me with this novel. Such a lovely book that I flew through with ease and pleasure.

If you are a romantic tue heart and is need of reading a beautiful romance with a touch of mystery, I totally recommend this book. This book was my third ever erotica read. I wasn’t sure that I’d like it, as I haven’t liked the genre in the past, but decided to try it anyway as part of my Beauty and the Beast spree. The erotic scenes fitted in with the storyline better than my previous experiences at any rate, though I’m not sure that I’m sold on the dreams.

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The hero is more of a beast in his mind than his body, being described as handsome despite the Really 3. The hero is more temptz a beast in his mind than his body, being described as handsome despite the scar on his face.

But he is tormented by his past, by events that keep him from sleeping at night. The heroine is on the run from the abusive man who means to marry her for her money. She knows the hero from the distant past bwast he stepped in to help her out of a sticky situation and temps hopes that he will do so again now.

The most complex character was probably Martin the abuser due to the horrors of his childhood that turned him into a monster, but we don’t really get to see much of that, the beats fixating on his perverse sexual desires. There are many secrets being kept between all the characters. The setting, a crumbling manor, is reflective of their psychological ficken, the garden is the hope for the future. The relations between the hero and the heroine started as of early on in the story.

I would have preferred to see more of a growth of their feelings towards each other, but considering the genre I suppose I can’t complain as I knew what I was signing up for. A couple of things: It all seemed to be over very quickly with her just magically better and up and berrating him again. The recovery was so swift that there wasn’t much point in even using it as a plot device.

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It was built up for so long that the reveal of the actual events disappointed. I was expecting more. I would say ‘of’ here rather than ‘on’ – I don’t know whether this is influenced by the other languages in my head.