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Dante Bartholomew is known as The Beast of St. Giles. The town blames Dante for the death of his wife, Allison and because it's convenient to believe the worst of him, even though his foundation and business are what keeps the town going. It's this attitude that has Dante avoiding the town as much as possible.
The only time Dante goes into town is for business and one night when he's forced to attend a town function for business he meets Beau Clarity.
Beau, who heads a small mental health clinic for families of addicts and alcoholics, is instantly smitten the moment he lays eyes on Dante, and being relatively new to town, he hasn't been tainted by the gossip surrounding Dante. The Dante he meets and gets to know is different from the man the townspeople try to warn him away from and Beau is determined to get to know Dante better.
Both Dante and Beau have scars from their pasts and it will take a fight to make it through to their HEA together.
This is my second audiobook narrated by Jack Wesley and I continue to be impressed with just how smoothly he performs. His character voices are unique and easy to follow, and his pacing and timing are great. Wesley made Taming the Beast a pleasure to listen to.
The story has a fairytale-esque theme with some hurt/comfort and focuses on forgiveness, letting go of guilt, and healing. While the history of Dante wife's death, and his guilt, got old fast for me, I liked Beau, especially how he stood up to, and for, Dante.
On the whole, the story didn't really resonate for me, but it had a nice thread of hurt/comfort, and I really enjoyed the narration.