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The Monster of Montvale Hall by Nadine Millard
My Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Spice Level: 💋💋
A childhood tragedy had shaped the life of Robert Forsythe, the Duke of Montvale Hall, forever.
He kept himself isolated from the world and the people in it, reveling in his reputation as a monster.
Locked in a world of guilt and grief, nobody had ever been able to break down the walls he kept around him. Nobody had ever tried.
And if being a monster kept everyone away, then a monster he would be.
Abigail Langton was as headstrong as she was mischievous, so it was no surprise that she wasn’t exactly welcomed at Montvale Hall with open arms.
It didn’t take her long to understand why its owner was called a monster.
It took even less time to realize that monster or not, Abigail’s heart called to him in a way she couldn’t deny or understand.
Robert’s world is turned upside down and inside out by the irrepressible Abigail. And try as he might to avoid it, he finds himself drawn to her in ways he doesn’t want. In ways that scare the wits out of him.
Will Robert give in to the temptation that is Abigail? And will Abigail find the heart of the man beneath the monster?
Abigail’s surprise arrival was just what Montvale Hall needed and she will flip everything upside down. These two are not a love at first sight couple, but they are drawn to each other no matter how much they try to fight it. The attraction between them is strong and everyone sees it, but until the past is brought forward they will battle at every turn.
The final battle breaks down the rest of the wall he has created by making him face the past once and for all. I loved Robert’s mother when she had a talk with him because she didn’t mince words. Abigail’s cousin knew she was exactly what his best friend needed.
Abigail won’t let him hide behind the monster he has created and is determined to find the man she knows that is hiding inside. I loved her right away with how she spoke her mind went toe to toe with Robert. She knew what she wanted and was going to get it.
Robert is a broken man behind the monster he created and it is slowly eating away at his life. You can tell from the start that he really has a big heart and the longer he’s around her the more the real him comes out. I loved when he finally realized he couldn’t give her up.