Beauty and the Wolf, By Marina Myles


A Union Of Curses
Isabella Farrington’s marriage was hasty. For all her new husband’s riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven’s dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble. . .
But when Isabella returns to Draven’s remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother’s scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own. . .

                Historical romances use to be my go to books all of the time.  I enjoy the way the writers can write about
things that happened back in the 1800’s and in such a way that it was almost as if they were there themselves.  Passing their stories onto you that they had experienced while in that time.  Now even with genres that you love,  here is always something about it that would drive you crazy.  And as much as I love Historical Romance, at times it seems as though the stories can drag on.
                While reading this book, at first it was the cover that had grabbed my attention.  The blurb was also extremely well written.  With paranormal books being one of the big sellers on the market, it was also great that two genres that I love would be combined.  There aren’t that many books that have a historic value as well as a paranormal.
                During the course of this book, it was interesting to see the way that the characters interacted with each other.  You could tell their desire to be with each other, yet you could also tell how hard they were fighting that desire.  The interesting part of this story was the twist as to how Draven became a werewolf.
                Isabella’s character showed a strength that not a lot of women had during that time.  She shows her devotion to her family when she agreed to a marriage to help her father out; her desire to have children, because she would take care of other’s children while wishing for her own.  She also shows that she won’t be pushed around by her husband, that she is her own person.
                While this book did have its parts where it dragged on, and I wished that something would happen, it was a good book overall.
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