Title: Beauty And The Blacksmith (Spindle Cove, book #3.5)
Genre: Historical Romance Novella
Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Source: Purchase, Kindle $1.99 available now, Paperback preorder $3.72 July 2, 2013
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
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 his forge, his strong hands feel so right.
Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?
Rounding out Tessa Dare week is this delightful novella about our sweet, asthmatic Diana Highwood, one of the spinsters of Spindle Cove. We have seen how her mother has been bullying her to marry a titled Lord and how Diana has done everything in her power to thwart her mother’s intentions all because she is in love with the town blacksmith, muscular, handsome commoner, craftsman, Aaron Dawes.
Tessa Dare can sway us to totally fall in love with her characters. We want for Diana what she wants and for Aaron what he so rightly deserves. She shows us why these two are meant for each other and she does it with her signature witty dialog and her boundless sense of humor.
This is the last Spindle Cove novella before the full length Spindle Cove novel ANY DUCHESS WILL DO, which debuted last Tuesday, May 28, 2013. ( I am reading it now and loving it!) I think I’ve said it before but I would love to step back in time and spend a holiday in Spindle Cove. What fun to go on the outings with the ladies, learning to shoot pistols, meeting for tea at the Bull and Blossom and don’t forget how all those hunky gentlemen just happen to come to town and sweep pretty, sweet someones off their feet.