Title: Taming the Beast
Author: Andrew Grey
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 13, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.75 Hearts
Blurb: The suspicious death of Dante Bartholomew’s wife changed him, especially in the eyes of the residents of St. Giles. They no longer see a successful businessman… only a monster they believe was involved. Dante’s horrific reputation eclipses the truth to the point that he sees no choice but to isolate himself and his heart.
The plan backfires when he meets counselor Beau Clarity and the children he works with. Beau and the kids see beyond the beastly reputation to the beautiful soul inside Dante, and Dante’s cold heart begins to thaw as they slip past his defenses. The warmth and hope Beau brings to Dante’s life help him see his entire existence—his trials and sorrows—in a brighter light.
But Dante’s secrets could rip happiness from their grasp… especially since someone isn’t above hurting those Dante has grown to love in order to bring him down.
Review: Dante is the beast of St. Giles. I hated that title as I did not see a beast. I saw a man in pain and all alone. Beau helps people, he is kind and caring yet thinks of himself as a beast due to a childhood accident that leaves him scarred.
Both of these men are in deep need of someone looking past what others think they are and seeing the men inside. I found these characters to be extremely intelligent and thoughtful. I loved how they helped each other throughout the story to see that they are more what they think.
They deserved to be loved as much as anyone else does. I thought the town was way too judgemental and had way too much time on their hands. if the people spent as much time on their own lives as they did spreading rumors maybe they would have been happier.