Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare

Series: Spindle Cove Book #3.5
Format: Ebook
Rating: 3 Stars
How I Got It: Purchased
Genre: Historical Romance, Small-town romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
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?


I remember liking this more the first time I read it. Now, it's still a good story and I don't regret reading it or anything. And the first novella is just a gem so this can't hold up against it.

This is really just a cute story. There's nothing wrong with that and is pretty standard for a novella. But there isn't a lot of depth to the characters or their romance. It feels a little insta-lovey which is weird because the characters have known each other for a couple years.

But I still enjoyed the read. And I would've liked to see more about Diana and Aaron as a married couple. She's taking a serious step down in status so that has a lot of potential. Hopefully, this will come up a little in futrue books like Charlottes's.

Thanks for reading!

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