Taming The Beast (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Taming the Beast (Tales from St. Giles #1)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 13, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 183 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

The suspicious death of Dante Bartholomew’s wife changed him, especially in the eyes of the residents of St. Giles. They no longer see a successful businessman… only a monster they believe was involved. Dante’s horrific reputation eclipses the truth to the point that he sees no choice but to isolate himself and his heart.

The plan backfires when he meets counselor Beau Clarity and the children he works with. Beau and the kids see beyond the beastly reputation to the beautiful soul inside Dante, and Dante’s cold heart begins to thaw as they slip past his defenses. The warmth and hope Beau brings to Dante’s life help him see his entire existence—his trials and sorrows—in a brighter light.

But Dante’s secrets could rip happiness from their grasp… especially since someone isn’t above hurting those Dante has grown to love in order to bring him down.

This was an incredible read about learning to forgive. Not only forgiving others but most of all about learning to forgiveness self. It is a book about learning to live again. A book about learning to let go of guilt. A book about learning to accept the truth. And most of all a book about learning to love. Not just loving someone else but most importantly loving ones self.

Andrew Grey did such an amazing job on this book. It is a book that is full of all sorts of different emotions. Andrew has a way about him with being able to make the reader feel all the emotions he has going on in the book as if they are there with the characters to feel everything they are feeling.

Dante is known to his town as a beast. They believe the worst of him for things they know very little about of his past. They blame him for things that are made up about him because it is convenient to believe the worst of him. I truly believe they would blame him if there was a storm and each one would honestly believe he created it. Dante has lived most of his time behind closed doors since his wife Allison died. It was in some ways easier and in other ways harder for Dante by doing so.

Dante only ever ventures out when he has work out of town or when it is absolutely necessary for him to attend a function for something or another. Because of a function that he was required to attend, his life is about to change forever. Whether it be good or bad is still too be seen.

Beau knows the moment he lays eyes on Dante that he is different from what all the gossip in town says about him. He is proved right by how he treats the children that have to attend the function. Beau is definitely interested in getting to know Dante better. The question is though is whether Dante will allow that to happen?

This was such an incredible read. I think that others will feel the same as I do about it. I cannot wait to see what Andrew Grey will come up with next.

Tales from St. Giles

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.