Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Whispered Music by Rachel Van Dyken
Blurb from the book:
Scarred at a young age, Dominique Maksylov, Royal Prince of Russia, has lived a reclusive life. As a musical prodigy, his music has wide reach into the world, but few ever see his face. He never ventures into polite society, but when he dis-covers he is the only heir to the Earldom of Harriss, he goes to one ball. And that one ball, was enough to change the direction of his life forever.
But how could he possibly have known that other person— the other half of his whole—would not only need his help but threaten his very existence?
She didn’t know how hard it would be to love the broken.
Isabelle Hartwell’s mother just sold her to the Beast of Russia. He’s mean, tem-peramental, and the most virile, handsome man she has ever encountered. But he has a secret, one he’s willing to die for and he refuses to let anyone in. Will she be able to reach his heart before it’s too late?
Find out if love prevails in this regency retelling of how Beauty tamed the savage Beast…
The second book in the London Fairy Tale series, I really enjoyed Whispered Music! We learned very little about Dominique in the previous book and I wanted to know his story and why he decided to take Isabelle. I wanted to hate Dominique so badly, but when I learned what he had suffered through, I felt sad for him and hoped that he could change. Isabelle was great because she didn't put up with any of his nonsense and was a complete spitfire! I admired her courage and strength. A wonderful addition to the series, Whispered Music is a great spin on a classic fairy tale!
Rating: mild violence, sexual references, intimate scenes (within marriage)
You can pick up a copy of Whispered Music via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Source: Publisher for review
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