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#ARCBookReview and #Giveaway: Adeline (Lady Archer's Creed #3) by Christina McKnight

When the beast with a heart of gold tames a beauty with a wicked past.

Adeline by Christina Mcknight Review

Title: Adeline
Series: Lady Archer’s Creed #3
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2017


Everything changed for Jasper Benedict, the Earl of Ailesbury, the night his family died in a tragic fire—the same fire that left him disfigured. Now, his scars have given him the name the Beast of Faversham. But when he stumbles upon a damaged carriage during a tempest, the beautiful woman inside reminds him of the man he wishes he could be: free of his past, and able to love.


When her carriage breaks down outside Faversham Abbey, this is just the most recent in a long series of misadventures for Miss Adeline Price. Her beauty hides a fatal flaw: she’s quick to judge, and rarely looks beneath the surface. But the longer she’s around Jasper, the more she begins to want to be better—someone deserving of him. 

But when it comes time to reunite Adeline with her family in London, will Jasper believe that she sees not his scars, but the good, honorable man he is?

ARC Book Review:

Adeline by Christina McKnight is the third book in Lady Archer's Creed series but despite being part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone story. Adeline is a retake on the classic "Beauty and the Beast" and I just loved reading this book.

Adeline is saved from a storm by a Duke who always hide his face and who, the villagers refer to as the "Beast". Scarred by a fire in his childhood, Jasper has lived alone with only a handful of his loyal servants around. But Adeline's arrival turns his lonely existence upside down and he is forced to ask himself if he will take a risk for love.

I loved Jasper. He is truly a man with a heart of gold. Courteous, reliable and loyal, he is a woman's dream man. Right from the start, I connected to him and rooted for his happily-ever-after. The author beautifully portrays the difficulty of a scarred man in living a normal life where everyone around him judges him only by his external looks and no one notices the good he is doing for everyone. I wanted to scream and shake the villagers for their indifference and cruelty and loved Adeline for taking a stand.

The romance between Adeline and Jasper is sweet, heartfelt and made me smile like a love struck school girl all through.

I enjoyed meeting Adeline's two best friends and am eager to read their love stories too which feature in the previous books in this series.

The story is fast paced, crisp and engaging. The scenes are vividly sketched and I could easily visualize the booming storm with the creeping darkness around me. The narration is fluid and had me engrossed right till the end.

All in all, Adeline by Christina McKnight is a very entertaining romance that is suited for a lazy afternoon. 4 stars out of 5 to it and recommended to all historical romance and beauty and the beast lovers.

I received an ARC from the author and the tour organizers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Adeline by Christina Mcknight Review and Teaser

Short Excerpt:

“I am the Earl of Ailesbury,” he called, the words fighting the noise of the storm at his back. “My home is only a short distance away. You may seek shelter there.” Her almond-shaped, hazel eyes inspected him from his hidden face and down the length of his body. Jasper hadn’t felt laid bare before another his entire life. Was she leery enough of him to refuse his offer? As if on cue, a wolf howled in the near distance, its call echoing above the whine of the storm. Within moments, several others answered.

About Christina McKnight:

Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. 
Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon


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