Beauty Tempts the Beast - Leslie Dicken I'm a sucker for a tortured hero who pulls himself from society in order to protect others from himself. Of course, in these type of books, someone other than the hero is behind the evil that is happening and convincing the hero that he is the beast. Beauty Tempts the Beast is no different, Lord Ashworth blacks out and thinks he's done horrible things and hides himself away in his dark castle. When Vivian Suttley appears on his doorstep and invites herself to stay, Lord Ashworth is terrified that he'll hurt her. Thus starts a romance that is both sweet and touching. I really liked Lord Ashworth and felt Vivian was the perfect heroine for him.

This is the first book I've read by Leslie Dicken but it won't be the last.