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The Bride and the Beast - Fairy Tale, Bk 2 Author:Teresa Medeiros Gwendolyn Wilder didn't believe in dragons. But the superstitious Highlanders of Ballybliss did and so Gwendolyn found herself bound to a post as a virgin sacrifice to the Dragon who had been haunting the ruins of Castle Weyrcraig. Gwendolyn soon discovers that the Dragon is no monster, but a man powerful enough to weave a spell of sensuous ... more »magic around her that defies all of her common sense and teaches her to believe in something even more magical than a dragon -- true love.« less
There is a dragon terrorizing the Highlands of Ballybliss. One night they decide to give their own dragon-doubting vigin Gwendolyn Wilder to the dragon to hopefully sate the dragon. And its amazing what a woman can do when she puts her mind to it, even if she is the prisoner of a dragon. So dont think that Gwendolyn is going down without a fight. I am sure you will love this book as I have.
I think this is my favorite Teresa Medeiros book of the four I have read. It is marginally based on the beauty and the beast premise: the hero is posing as a dragon to scare his mid-18th century village into confessing to a terrible crime; the heroine a virgin given to the "dragon" as a sacrifice.
While I thought her family and the village treated Gwendolyn horribly and made you question why she would be at all loyal to them, Medeiros does establish an interesting heroine and a unique hero whom she never sees for the first half of the book.
The romance is nice, some steamy love scenes, a good secondary character in the mix. I liked that while Gwendolyn is only 24 years old, she is considered very long in the tooth, where most women (girls) are married in their mid-teens.
I originally thought this would b a fantasy, but it isn't. I usually only read fantasy, but was intrigued by this sweet romance and actually enjoyed it to the end. Easy read, and believable. I recommend it for someone looking for something light and sweet. I liked it a lot!