Tessa Dare's Beauty and the Blacksmith is a lovely, steamy novella with the kind of romance not seen nearly enough in historical romance. Not only is the passion vivid and palpable between Diana and Aaron, but their mismatched class statuses makes for an underlying level of conflict that isn't easily resolved. Some of the other conflicts in the story seemed slightly contrived, but the relationship between the hero and heroine was so potent that it kept me turning the pages of this delightful novella.
Diana Highwood has come to the seaside resort of Spindle Cove for the good of her health, but she has stayed because of her undeniable attraction to the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. Though convention and society would say they are completely unsuitable for one another, both of them might just be ready to sacrifice convention for the love of a lifetime.
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?