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A fallen lady...A beastly lord...And a night out in the woods. Unmarried and with child, Lady Eugenie enters into a marriage of convenience to save herself and her unborn child from society's censure. However, her new husband turns out to be the rumored Beast of Ravengrove, a hideously scarred man who roams his ancestral home at night, sending fear into the hearts of th A fallen lady...A beastly lord...And a night out in the woods. Unmarried and with child, Lady Eugenie enters into a marriage of convenience to save herself and her unborn child from society's censure. However, her new husband turns out to be the rumored Beast of Ravengrove, a hideously scarred man who roams his ancestral home at night, sending fear into the hearts of those unfortunate enough to encounter him. Battle-scarred and weary of life, Adrian Brooks, Earl of Remsemere, all but flees society and hides out at his country estate. Fearful of an old curse, which has already sent those he loved to an early grave, he spends his days in seclusion. However, one day, an old friend arrives at Ravengrove and begs him for a favor, a favor Adrian is honor-bound to grant. Will the Beast of Ravengrove send his new bride fleeing into the woods? Or will Lady Eugenie discover that there is a man underneath his beastly demeanor? Is Adrian forever doomed to merely exist, or will he learn to truly live and love again?


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A fallen lady...A beastly lord...And a night out in the woods. Unmarried and with child, Lady Eugenie enters into a marriage of convenience to save herself and her unborn child from society's censure. However, her new husband turns out to be the rumored Beast of Ravengrove, a hideously scarred man who roams his ancestral home at night, sending fear into the hearts of th A fallen lady...A beastly lord...And a night out in the woods. Unmarried and with child, Lady Eugenie enters into a marriage of convenience to save herself and her unborn child from society's censure. However, her new husband turns out to be the rumored Beast of Ravengrove, a hideously scarred man who roams his ancestral home at night, sending fear into the hearts of those unfortunate enough to encounter him. Battle-scarred and weary of life, Adrian Brooks, Earl of Remsemere, all but flees society and hides out at his country estate. Fearful of an old curse, which has already sent those he loved to an early grave, he spends his days in seclusion. However, one day, an old friend arrives at Ravengrove and begs him for a favor, a favor Adrian is honor-bound to grant. Will the Beast of Ravengrove send his new bride fleeing into the woods? Or will Lady Eugenie discover that there is a man underneath his beastly demeanor? Is Adrian forever doomed to merely exist, or will he learn to truly live and love again?

30 review for How to Tame a Beastly Lord

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Lesar

    I’ve awarded 5* to myself for remaining conscious throughout. I freely admit that I nearly lost the battle a few times, but my perseverance prevailed.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nana

    4 stars a nice, fresh story with a touch of Beauty and the Beast, and definitely better than the first book in this series. I loved it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠

    It’s so boring that I wasn’t sure I’d ever get it read as I kept falling asleep. This is the Ambien of books. I should get a medal for staying awake to finish this.

  4. 5 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    With a twist on the classic “Beauty and the Beast,” Ms. Wolf brings new life, new back-stories and new twists to these beloved characters Read full review in the 2020 April issue of InD'tale Magazine. With a twist on the classic “Beauty and the Beast,” Ms. Wolf brings new life, new back-stories and new twists to these beloved characters Read full review in the 2020 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    How to Tame a Beastly Lord by Bree Wolf is a rewritten version of Beauty and the Beast. Eugenie was happily married to Grant Barrett, Earl of Wentford, a man who had married her after his first wife died because he needed a father for his daughter. She didn't love him but she thought she could if he would love her back. She loved Milly, his daughter. Now she was with child, so she would soon have a child of her own. When her husband returned home, he brought devastating news: it seemed his first How to Tame a Beastly Lord by Bree Wolf is a rewritten version of Beauty and the Beast. Eugenie was happily married to Grant Barrett, Earl of Wentford, a man who had married her after his first wife died because he needed a father for his daughter. She didn't love him but she thought she could if he would love her back. She loved Milly, his daughter. Now she was with child, so she would soon have a child of her own. When her husband returned home, he brought devastating news: it seemed his first wife had been found after being lost at sea and presumed dead, three years past. That left her unmarried and pregnant and ruined. No one's fault, but devastating, nonetheless. Until Grant had a wonderful idea...He would ride to see his friend Adrian Remsemere, Earl of Ravencroft, and convince him to marry Eugenie. Adrian was a recluse, living in the burnt-out portion of the family mansion and rarely left it, certainly not to speak with anyone. He barely spoke to the servants. He was cursed. Death followed him. His family had all died in this fire and then there was the matter of his friend, Emery's death in France...his throat had been cut. He agreed to marry Eugenie but it was to be a marriage in name only, he would not interact with her, at all. Not a great solution, but better than nothing. Eugenie is a thoughtful and kind woman. She befriends the servants and a small boy that lives in the house. She is lonely but not a whiner and she makes the best of a bad situation. Adrian is morose and bitter. He is not fit company for anyone but Isabelle a young woman living in the mansion, and all the servants continue to try. Slowly he becomes aware of Eugenie, and spies on her, sill never willing to speak. When he runs into her and there is no choice, he is curt and moves on quickly. It is a difficult situation. The characters are good, well-defined and the plot is ageless. Adrian is not the Beast of Ravencroft after all, just a broken man. Can Eugenie make a difference? I recommend this book. Reading about the rebirth of a broken person is always a good read. I received a free ARC of How to Tame a Beastly Lord from Dragonblade. All opinions and interpretations contained herein are solely my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Not your 'run of the mill' story. I liked reading this because it was a bit different. Intriguing storyline, with a twist. I found this quite enjoyable. 4☆ Not your 'run of the mill' story. I liked reading this because it was a bit different. Intriguing storyline, with a twist. I found this quite enjoyable. 4☆

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lori D

    "He was alive. A battered soul, Adrian could not believe he had survived the battle. Four years had passed since he had joined the British forces, yet he had survived. Why was death so unwilling to take him?" He had nightmares from when all his family had died in England and now his friend Emery who was a surgeon was found dead. He was cursed. Eugenie had lost all of her family as well and had married Grant, Lord Wentford, a widow who had a young daughter. She had fallen in love with Mille, but s "He was alive. A battered soul, Adrian could not believe he had survived the battle. Four years had passed since he had joined the British forces, yet he had survived. Why was death so unwilling to take him?" He had nightmares from when all his family had died in England and now his friend Emery who was a surgeon was found dead. He was cursed. Eugenie had lost all of her family as well and had married Grant, Lord Wentford, a widow who had a young daughter. She had fallen in love with Mille, but she knew her husband was still in love with his late wife. In a twist of fate, he found out his first wife was still alive! Of course, what would happen to Eugenie and her baby! Yes she had just found out. Grant went to Adrian, his old friend, who had become a recluse and asked him to wed Eugenie and take care of her and the babe. When Adrian realized she was the sister of his friend Emery who he could not save in the war he agreed. This was an emotion story that took a hold of my heart quickly and did not let go. The wounded hero, so broken he still does not know why he lives and the heroine, who longs to feel love and have a family. Both needed each other so much and fate brought them together. But could they find love? Simply wonderful...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Topastro

    What a sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast How to Tame a Beastly Lord is. A clean historical romance that brought a smile to my face but kept me engaged from start to finish. This isn't my usual type of romance but it is well written and perfect for those looking for a twist on the classic fairy tale. What a sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast How to Tame a Beastly Lord is. A clean historical romance that brought a smile to my face but kept me engaged from start to finish. This isn't my usual type of romance but it is well written and perfect for those looking for a twist on the classic fairy tale.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Filopanti

    I have to say, I think this is a contender for one of my favorite Beauty and the Beast inspired retellings. I loved Eugenie and Adrian. I loved how Isabelle played a part and how we saw Genie and Adrian's perspectives on events that happened in the first book. My understanding is that these are companion novels, but I do think you need to read How to Wake a Sleeping Lady first. Grant and Nessa play a part in Eugenie and Adrian's story. I have to say, I think this is a contender for one of my favorite Beauty and the Beast inspired retellings. I loved Eugenie and Adrian. I loved how Isabelle played a part and how we saw Genie and Adrian's perspectives on events that happened in the first book. My understanding is that these are companion novels, but I do think you need to read How to Wake a Sleeping Lady first. Grant and Nessa play a part in Eugenie and Adrian's story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Whitworth

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💋💋 Adrian is in a very dark place, he lives inside his own nightmares, relives his family’s deaths in his dreams . Even awake sometimes he hears or senses them . Their screams and terror. Nothing can free him . It’s all his fault. He’ll never be free. He’s not worthy of his new wife Eugenie . She deserves better. So he stays away from her , separates her from his daemons, maybe she’ll be safe. What is it he’s protecting her from ? Can his beautiful wife save his lost mind , his soul? A dark but ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💋💋 Adrian is in a very dark place, he lives inside his own nightmares, relives his family’s deaths in his dreams . Even awake sometimes he hears or senses them . Their screams and terror. Nothing can free him . It’s all his fault. He’ll never be free. He’s not worthy of his new wife Eugenie . She deserves better. So he stays away from her , separates her from his daemons, maybe she’ll be safe. What is it he’s protecting her from ? Can his beautiful wife save his lost mind , his soul? A dark but very good and well written book, excellent characters and brilliant ending. I received an Arc copy of this book and chose to post this review

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janet Welling

    Unremarkable and for the most part, quite boring. This story dragged and dragged. There is very little interaction between the primary characters, Adrian and Eugenie for 70% of the book. Granted, we need back story and clues to motivations, etc., but after a while it got to be very boring. There is not a lot of character development. The plot is quite convoluted. The real action comes at the end of the book and by then it is really too late. For my part, I just wanted the story to be over. I dou Unremarkable and for the most part, quite boring. This story dragged and dragged. There is very little interaction between the primary characters, Adrian and Eugenie for 70% of the book. Granted, we need back story and clues to motivations, etc., but after a while it got to be very boring. There is not a lot of character development. The plot is quite convoluted. The real action comes at the end of the book and by then it is really too late. For my part, I just wanted the story to be over. I doubt that I will read another book by this author. Just not my cup of tea.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    YES! +Beauty and the Beast retelling! +I was excited to continue Eugenie and Adrian's story from the previous book. +People who think logically, not just emotionally, but still kinda suck at communication. +Friendship! +Relatively low drama, but still engaging since I was rooting for the couple. NO! -Pregnancy. -The masked man and the emerald ring. -No sex. YES! +Beauty and the Beast retelling! +I was excited to continue Eugenie and Adrian's story from the previous book. +People who think logically, not just emotionally, but still kinda suck at communication. +Friendship! +Relatively low drama, but still engaging since I was rooting for the couple. NO! -Pregnancy. -The masked man and the emerald ring. -No sex.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    Another fabulous story in this enjoyable series. Both couples, and a sister. in law, and her child. get ready for the Christmas Season, while deadly danger lurked near. Lots of emotion, and devotion, and tense twists, and turns. 5 stars.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Chera The Chicken Nugget

    2,5 I felt like the plot was the plot of a fanfic (not necessarly in a bad way) It was rich but also I felt like the book was empty and slow even tho a lot happened

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    This has quickly become a favorite series! A wonderful second installment; I very much enjoyed seeing "the other side of the story" from book one. I am pleased at how things turned out and eager to see what happens with the two possible stories to come. This has quickly become a favorite series! A wonderful second installment; I very much enjoyed seeing "the other side of the story" from book one. I am pleased at how things turned out and eager to see what happens with the two possible stories to come.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Elda

    A not so beastly beast! Adrian was known as a beast as he had a huge scar on his face from being attacked with a bayonet during the war with France. Consequently being in the war caused him to suffer from what in today’s time is known as PTSD. Furthermore, he suffered with survivor’s remorse being the only survivor in his family during a house fire when he was young. So much loss! Ms Bree wrote Adrian’s character with great depth causing my heart to ache for him. Also the heroine of this story, E A not so beastly beast! Adrian was known as a beast as he had a huge scar on his face from being attacked with a bayonet during the war with France. Consequently being in the war caused him to suffer from what in today’s time is known as PTSD. Furthermore, he suffered with survivor’s remorse being the only survivor in his family during a house fire when he was young. So much loss! Ms Bree wrote Adrian’s character with great depth causing my heart to ache for him. Also the heroine of this story, Eugenie, had negative experiences she had suffered. She was the kindest, sweetest person on the planet and had high hopes when she married a kind sweet gentleman. But they didn’t love each other as a husband and wife should. Not the way he had loved his first wife. And when his first wife came back from the dead so to speak, Eugenie was in an uncomfortable place since her marriage was now voided. But never fear Adrian was there as a friend to Eugenie’s husband, and he took on the responsibility and married her to protect her and her unborn child. However, Eugenie craved more than a marriage of convenience. She wanted to be loved as we all crave it. I loved reading Eugenie’s character. Ms Bree wrote her in such a way that you could feel the bone crushing sorrow she faced with wanting but never having love in her life especially since she was so deserving of it herself. Well, with all this sorrow brought to the reader’s attention in the beginning, imagine the utter joy you will experience when you read what comes of it! Just as I experienced it. You cannot help but experience it! Unless you are a cold hearted person you cannot help but experience the depth of emotion that Ms Bree writes into her characters and into their actions. And in the very end, she wraps all the twists and turns and loose ties up into a nice little bow so we can jump for joy hissing “yesss”! And pump a fist joyously into the air. Yes!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vania Nunes

    Adrian Brooks was a cursed man. All the people he liked ended up dying in some tragic way. Being a soldier, he did everything to end this curse, and let himself be killed, but Destiny had something in store for him... Eugenie was married to Lord Wentford. It was not a love match, she knew. He was a widower, had a young daughter, Milly, and was still in love with his deceased wife. When he traveled and was away for several days, Eugenie didn't even know where her husband was. Until one day he came back Adrian Brooks was a cursed man. All the people he liked ended up dying in some tragic way. Being a soldier, he did everything to end this curse, and let himself be killed, but Destiny had something in store for him... Eugenie was married to Lord Wentford. It was not a love match, she knew. He was a widower, had a young daughter, Milly, and was still in love with his deceased wife. When he traveled and was away for several days, Eugenie didn't even know where her husband was. Until one day he came back from his trip, very agitated, and broke the news that Eugenie feared most: his wife had been found, with no memory, and he was going to bring her back home. As Eugenie was alone in the world, she had lost for her only brother, Emery, in the war, Wentford promised to help her. Then he asked a great favor to an old friend. Adrian was now known as the Beast of Ravengrove. When Wentford came to ask him to marry Eugenie and protect her, he didn't want to. But when he saw her and knew how fragile her situation was, he accepted. The castle in which he lived was large and he could easily avoid her. The point was that Eugenie did not want to be avoided by her new husband. When Eugenie's old friend, Rebecca, shows up to visit her, she decides to help her discover Beast's secrets, and how Eugenie could win his heart. Adrian carried a great deal of guilt, and when he found himself falling in love with his wife, he would do his best so that his past would not hinder his chance to be happy. 5 stars

  18. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Watkins

    Returning to the burnt-out shell of his home, from a war that tore men and their families apart, Adrian, Earl of Remsemere is a broken man. He curses the day he was born and blames himself not only for the family he lost but the brother-at-arms who died in his place. Riddled with anger and guilt he pushes everyone away from him and lives with his nightmares. When an old friend makes an unexpected visit and begs him to marry Lady Eugene, Adrian realises that even if it is a marriage of convenienc Returning to the burnt-out shell of his home, from a war that tore men and their families apart, Adrian, Earl of Remsemere is a broken man. He curses the day he was born and blames himself not only for the family he lost but the brother-at-arms who died in his place. Riddled with anger and guilt he pushes everyone away from him and lives with his nightmares. When an old friend makes an unexpected visit and begs him to marry Lady Eugene, Adrian realises that even if it is a marriage of convenience, this is one way in which he can make amends even if it is to a very small degree. Eugene's presence in his life is quiet and seemingly without effect until he realises that little by little she is creeping into his heart. This novel is well written and romantic, following the beauty and the beast theme. One experiences the heart-wrenching pain that Adrian is experiencing, as well all the insecurities that Eugene is experiencing, being in the difficult situation she finds herself in. As the start of a new series, a seemingly isolated incident is obviously going to be examined more closely in the future. However, this book does come to a successful and happy conclusion. I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Coleen Lockheart

    I sooo love this, too! It was indeed heavy for both part, Adrian and Eugenie (for the reason that Adrian push people away as much as he want to open up to them because he believed of such curse and Eugenie had this belief that no one would ever love her because it seems that it is impossible, and also because he lost a friend and she lost a brother which happened to be one person). Bree Wolf's way of writing truly made me feel everything throughout the story that I fell in love and my heart crie I sooo love this, too! It was indeed heavy for both part, Adrian and Eugenie (for the reason that Adrian push people away as much as he want to open up to them because he believed of such curse and Eugenie had this belief that no one would ever love her because it seems that it is impossible, and also because he lost a friend and she lost a brother which happened to be one person). Bree Wolf's way of writing truly made me feel everything throughout the story that I fell in love and my heart cried for the death of his family, for Emery, and my love for Eugenie. They both are too cute for me and honestly, I don't why I call them cute upon reading their story. Maybe I find them cute because as much as Adrian wanted to be stern and cold towards her or when she's around, he's also liking her (which went so deep) but deny it to himself. And also because Eugenie is really caring for him like how Emery cared for him, too. I don't know what to say anymore. I did say quite a few but then think it's not enough😂 Deep within my heart, I love the both of them, they made a great couple, truly destined to be, Eugenie's caring eyes and Adrian's bashful smile made me — Oh my God, I'm going to Heaven! #thebest #oneoftheromancetropesthatilike #cute And I sooo love this, too🛀💅❤️

  20. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Brown

    Lady Eugenie finds her marriage is not real and enters into a marriage of convenience to save herself and her unborn child from society's censure. Fearful of an old curse Adrian Brooks, Earl of Remsemere, becomes all but a recluse and hides out at his country estate from society. His good friend Grant asks him to marry the woman he thought he was married to and to give his child a name and Eugenie a home and she not be scorned by society. Adrian soon finds out she’s the sister of one of his best Lady Eugenie finds her marriage is not real and enters into a marriage of convenience to save herself and her unborn child from society's censure. Fearful of an old curse Adrian Brooks, Earl of Remsemere, becomes all but a recluse and hides out at his country estate from society. His good friend Grant asks him to marry the woman he thought he was married to and to give his child a name and Eugenie a home and she not be scorned by society. Adrian soon finds out she’s the sister of one of his best friends in the army, Emory the surgeon who gave him the good luck ribbon from his sister to protect his life, but Emory died in his place. Adrian feels he lives under a very dark cloud, the people he’s loved have died and he feels responsible. He’s not worthy of his new wife Eugenie, but for his friend he feels he owes to them to try. This is a very emotional story, a rewarding story to see Adrian come to life after so many years of darkness with Eugenie’s help and understanding. A truly captivating story of two people drawn together under difficult circumstances who find a love and happiness. I voluntarily wrote a review for this excellent story.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Obsidian True

    This was the first book I've read by Bree Wolf, and unfortunately it will be my last. I didn't like the fact that the heroine was married to another man so quickly like a spare chair that needed to be moved to another house. The romance between the two leads didn't build up very organically either. He was avoiding Eugenie for most of the book, had one meaningful encounter and then... bam! they were in love. I just didn't feel the love or emotions between them. We were told over and over again the This was the first book I've read by Bree Wolf, and unfortunately it will be my last. I didn't like the fact that the heroine was married to another man so quickly like a spare chair that needed to be moved to another house. The romance between the two leads didn't build up very organically either. He was avoiding Eugenie for most of the book, had one meaningful encounter and then... bam! they were in love. I just didn't feel the love or emotions between them. We were told over and over again the story of the fire tragedy a bunch of times through different characters, and through his own thoughts too. I get it! Tragedy struck, but that was the only thing that he thought about a million times a day. He didn't seem like a tortured or tragic hero, just a scared boy throughout most of the story. It was trying to read and tedious. Random characters were introduced and took up large parts of the story for no reason, like Becca (who was annoying to be honest, and supposedly psychic, in that she could garner people's thoughts just by looking at them. It was ridiculous.) and the night time intruder, randomly looking for a ring.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Standefer

    Adrian Brooks is the Earl of Remsemere not by choice but because he is the only member of his family that survived a horrific fire. Scarred from losing his entire family he goes to war hoping for death, a death that will not come. Returning home scarred Adrian can’t keep the visions and nightmares from returning night after night. Lady Eugenie finds herself unmarried and pregnant and enters into a marriage with Adrian. Eugenie very rarely sees Adrian and after one night when she finds him entang Adrian Brooks is the Earl of Remsemere not by choice but because he is the only member of his family that survived a horrific fire. Scarred from losing his entire family he goes to war hoping for death, a death that will not come. Returning home scarred Adrian can’t keep the visions and nightmares from returning night after night. Lady Eugenie finds herself unmarried and pregnant and enters into a marriage with Adrian. Eugenie very rarely sees Adrian and after one night when she finds him entangled in a nightmare he can’t seem to wake from. Eugenie starts to understand the torment that Adrian is going through and tries to help him overcome them and have a chance at life again. Afraid to love someone for the fear they might die Adrian secretly watches Eugenie from afar. This is a wonderful story about healing and the power of love. To watch someone who is scarred and afraid come to terms with a terrible past and look forward to something they thought they would never have was such a joy to read. Definitely recommend this one.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Petula

    After a family tragedy Adrian Brooks,  Earl of Remsemere tempted death many times in the war in France.  While convinced that death follows him, it doesn't seen to want to take him.  The last example sends him back home and the desolate life there.   Lady Eugenie discovers herself in a very difficult situation through no fault of her own.  She is pregnant and unmarried.  There is really only one hope that will protect her and her baby.   Our unfortunate heroine is a lot more accepting and forgivin After a family tragedy Adrian Brooks,  Earl of Remsemere tempted death many times in the war in France.  While convinced that death follows him, it doesn't seen to want to take him.  The last example sends him back home and the desolate life there.   Lady Eugenie discovers herself in a very difficult situation through no fault of her own.  She is pregnant and unmarried.  There is really only one hope that will protect her and her baby.   Our unfortunate heroine is a lot more accepting and forgiving than the men around her have any right to expect.   Our tormented hero suffers dreadfully from anxiety.  That is not something that men could admit to in those days.   Two very lonely people must try to make a life worth living.   A very emotional story that links to a previous book in the series.  I don't think it really matters which one you read first because they are set at the same time and don't give too many spoilers to each other until the very end of this one.   The characters are fabulous and fun. I think our heroine's friend just might have her own story coming soon.  

  24. 5 out of 5

    Quinn

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. An okay story. I found Eugenie very bland, and a bit lacking in emotion. Adrian, well, he did a serious 180 character-wise, which I found unrealistic. Love can change a person, sure, but not that drastically, and not that quickly! Even though I read the story with enough like to keep going, I had some serious criticisms: -too much introspection, and not enough dialogue and action -a little too much like Beauty and the Beast at times -some ends tied up unreasonably (ex. E knowing that was THE ribbo An okay story. I found Eugenie very bland, and a bit lacking in emotion. Adrian, well, he did a serious 180 character-wise, which I found unrealistic. Love can change a person, sure, but not that drastically, and not that quickly! Even though I read the story with enough like to keep going, I had some serious criticisms: -too much introspection, and not enough dialogue and action -a little too much like Beauty and the Beast at times -some ends tied up unreasonably (ex. E knowing that was THE ribbon) -E's lack of pining for the stepdaughter she had to leave, with no mention of the little girl to Lady Wentford -no physical intimacy or sexuality The side characters were nice, even if I think some of them acted a little outlandishly for their place and time. I wish we had more time with the little boy, because he could've added more heart in throughout. Helped prepare Eugenie for motherhood. Adrian was a good man, I would've loved to have been along for a longer, more subdued transition where Eugenie made baby steps with him.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Theressa Cooper

    Like the First One After reading the fist book in the series I was excited to read the next one. I was so disappointed! It started off great and then it turned in an emotional head trauma of epic proportions. The author repeated the same dialogue over and over and over again so much that I started skipping whole pages. All the H & h talked about was the past, he felt guilty he didn’t die with his family in the house fire, she was left unprotected when her father & brother died blah, blah, blah ad Like the First One After reading the fist book in the series I was excited to read the next one. I was so disappointed! It started off great and then it turned in an emotional head trauma of epic proportions. The author repeated the same dialogue over and over and over again so much that I started skipping whole pages. All the H & h talked about was the past, he felt guilty he didn’t die with his family in the house fire, she was left unprotected when her father & brother died blah, blah, blah ad nauseam. Also, the Beast of Ravensmore was a title he never lived up to because he wasn’t intimidating to anyone. The author wrote about it but you only saw it happen once. The two female secondary characters were horrible because I abhor pushy people who issue empty threats. I assume they were in the story because they will get their own story later in the series. This book was a big letdown after a terrific first book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anissa

    Adrian, Earl of Remsemere, is a scarred tormented soul. Having lost his entire family in a house fire, he lives his life with no care whatsoever! He want to die. He joins the military and during that time he puts himself in danger each and every time. He meets and befriends a doctor named Emery who tries to get him to see life differently. Unfortunately, Emery dies and Adrian is once against at a loss. He returns home and lives as a beastly recluse. Lady Eugenie is Emery's sister and married to Adrian, Earl of Remsemere, is a scarred tormented soul. Having lost his entire family in a house fire, he lives his life with no care whatsoever! He want to die. He joins the military and during that time he puts himself in danger each and every time. He meets and befriends a doctor named Emery who tries to get him to see life differently. Unfortunately, Emery dies and Adrian is once against at a loss. He returns home and lives as a beastly recluse. Lady Eugenie is Emery's sister and married to his neighbor. She is expecting and finds out that the dead wife of the Earl she has married is actually alive and her marriage is now null void. Her "husband" feels terrible and vows to see her wed and scandal free. Who does he ask...the beast of course. Adrian feels he must marry and protect Eugenie in honor of Emery. What happens next is a love story that finds both parties hurting, full of fear and learning to trust each other. Classic Beauty and Beast Trope with a big twist.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Tavenner

    A chance at Love! Loved the book! Even after 8 years Adrian is still feeling the affect of his families death. He himself has wanted to die many times over but death does not want him. When given a chance to marry his friends sister in order to protect her he does. Emery was a doctor and he and Adrian became friends during the war. When Adrian found Emery murdered 2 years ago he knew the culprit was after him. Eugenie will be caught in a huge scandal it seems her husband’s first was is actually a A chance at Love! Loved the book! Even after 8 years Adrian is still feeling the affect of his families death. He himself has wanted to die many times over but death does not want him. When given a chance to marry his friends sister in order to protect her he does. Emery was a doctor and he and Adrian became friends during the war. When Adrian found Emery murdered 2 years ago he knew the culprit was after him. Eugenie will be caught in a huge scandal it seems her husband’s first was is actually alive and not dead as everyone thought. So know she is not really married but with child. Grant who she thought was her husband asks his friend to marry Eugenie and he agrees. It is a trial as Adrian wants nothing to do with his wife, he just wants to be left alone. As the two cross paths every so often maybe they can make a life of it but a killer is still out there and wants to make Adrian pay! A wonderful read with a great ending.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    This is the 2nd book in the series and I already felt an affinity for the main character when I read book one. I also suspected that like the first one being a kind of play on "Sleeping Beauty", that this one would be about "Beauty and the Beast"...kinda, sorta. LOL This particular one held my interest from beginning to end, and like the first book, it then gave you a hint at who the next book in the series would most likely be about. I loved that Eugenie could see beyond Adrian's outer facade a This is the 2nd book in the series and I already felt an affinity for the main character when I read book one. I also suspected that like the first one being a kind of play on "Sleeping Beauty", that this one would be about "Beauty and the Beast"...kinda, sorta. LOL This particular one held my interest from beginning to end, and like the first book, it then gave you a hint at who the next book in the series would most likely be about. I loved that Eugenie could see beyond Adrian's outer facade and into his heart and soul. And also, like the first book in the series, I couldn't help but want to learn what happened next, and to the next couple. I am now a huge fan of Bree Wolf's and hope to read every single one of her books (even the ones not in this particular series). Also, once again, to my male friends who read my reviews, this is kind of like Chick Lit...like Chick Flicks, so if you find those kinds of stories uninteresting, I don't recommend these books to you.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Okerlund

    A lesson in life not getting you down! Once the apple of her father and brother's eye, Eugenin's life left her completely alone. Now forced to marry quickly, it didn't matter who the man was. Although frightened, she didn't get defeated when her life turned upside down yet again. She continued to look to the future with promise and hope. What she wanted most was to have a family again. Adrian also had life throw him multiple tragedies. His response was to believe he was the one making all of the t A lesson in life not getting you down! Once the apple of her father and brother's eye, Eugenin's life left her completely alone. Now forced to marry quickly, it didn't matter who the man was. Although frightened, she didn't get defeated when her life turned upside down yet again. She continued to look to the future with promise and hope. What she wanted most was to have a family again. Adrian also had life throw him multiple tragedies. His response was to believe he was the one making all of the tragedies happen. He no longer could have anyone to love because they would be in danger. He kept to himself within a few rooms of his home. These two characters ended up in the same house. I really liked the inner self talk making Adrian's character understood. I enjoyed the transformation of the relationship that was little by little

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Weston

    “You have not lived until you’ve found your heart beating in another’s chest. Believe me.” - - How to Tame A Beastly Lord by Bree Wolf is the beauty and the beast retelling in her fairytale series and I think it was one of my favorite retellings of this particular story! I just love how Wolf writes and have always been a fan. I love the softness of Eugenie and the broken heart of Adrian. I love their back stories and how it wasn’t easy to even get to where they were when the story started. I love h “You have not lived until you’ve found your heart beating in another’s chest. Believe me.” - - How to Tame A Beastly Lord by Bree Wolf is the beauty and the beast retelling in her fairytale series and I think it was one of my favorite retellings of this particular story! I just love how Wolf writes and have always been a fan. I love the softness of Eugenie and the broken heart of Adrian. I love their back stories and how it wasn’t easy to even get to where they were when the story started. I love how they grew throughout. And of course, I love happy endings! - - If you have not read any Bree Wolfs works, do yourself a favor and go start! I’ve read all of her books in all three series. She’s clean, she’s passionate, she creates beautiful worlds for a perfect story. There is always some “struggle” to overcome and it always starts with an arranged marriage. I love it!! ❤️

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