Beauty and the Beast by Hannah Howell (2007)
Description: On the eve of her wedding to the heir of Saiturn Manor, the stunningly beautiful Gytha is shocked to learn that her betrothed, a man she barely knew, is dead. Now she must marry the new heir, Thayer Saiturn, a battle-hardened knight known as the Red Devil...
With a face scarred in battle and a heart broken in love, Thayer has no interest in marriage. But not even the Red Devil can break the promise his foster-father made years ago and soon finds himself married to a woman whose exquisite beauty and sweet innocence intrigue him. But can his new bride look beyond his scars to find a hidden passion and undying love locked deep inside him?
Review: An interesting tale to say the least. Howell gives us an atypical romantic hero in Thayer. He has to be one of the most insecure medieval knights I've read about. I did enjoy the story though. The characters were well developed and I really did care what happened to them. Like usual, there was great wit and fun moments intermixed with danger. All in all, a good read.
Score: 3.5 out of 5