Belle of the Ball: The Beauty and the Blacksmith

Title: Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella 

Author: Tessa Dare

Published: April 30th, 2013

Pages: 224 pages

Genre: Historical Romance

Disclaimer: 18 + for language, violence and sexual situations.

Tessa Dare is one of the authors I discovered when I came back to reading Historical’s. Her books are witty and don’t have your typical heroines. The Spindle Cove series is full of not your average heroines and their adventures falling in love. This novella has a wrong side of the tracks love story. Diana Highwood is beautiful and expected to make a splendid match, the problem is that she has fallen in love with Aaron Dawes the blacksmith. Aaron Dawes is the strong and sturdy blacksmith of spindle cove, helping the town and secretly in love with Diana. The book has some steamy and heart fluttering moments. I think you can read this as a standalone if you are just wanting to try the series out. But it is one of my favorites in the series. Diana is definitely the Belle of the Smithy!


(This is a novella of approximately 36,000 words. Also included is a two-chapter preview of Do You Want to Start a Scandal, releasing 9/27/16.)

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?

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