The Beast and the Bookseller by Eva Devon
Published: June 5, 2023
Genre: Historical Romance
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Eva Devon, USA Today bestselling author, was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them.
“Shall we form a book club?”
Elizabeth works day in and day out in her family’s bookshop. A shop that has been in the family for decades. Though, her father spends more time drinking than working. Garrett spends his time mostly alone, despite being a Duke. He spends time reading and expects the bookshop to deliver his books diligently. Neither expected to fall in love.
This was so sweet! I loved how this romance centered around a shared love of books and how stories connected two lost hearts.
Elizabeth was such a fun character. She was bold, intelligent, kind, and warm. Garrett was a brooding, well-read, generous man who was lost. Their connection was instant and profound.
The way this story flowed was lovely. And I enjoyed how other books were woven into the plot. It was a fun, refreshing read. The charm in these pages was delightful.