I love Regency romances I am a Georgette Heyer ragic from way back but many of Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) today s efforts are very weak and formulaic This one is neither ofhose Old Hannibal and the Hurricane things and I was in my reading element Thewo main characters were delightful he conversation was witty and he formula was Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition thrown outhe window Guess what no misunderstandings between our purported lovers o separate hem and lead hem astray In his book our hero and our heroine understand each other from Caught by Surprise the start and have each other s backshroughout he story It was fun it was fresh and I loved it This story is a beauty and he beast retelling with Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure two interesting main characters Harriet Pomeroy a fossil enthusiast andhe viscount Gideon St Justin Gideon got Next to Nothing the name beast because of his large size mean attitude and his scar over his eye Also because it was saidhat he drove his fianc o kill herselfIt got boring at imes and hey had sex so uickly hat I wa A very amusing entertaining HR read The heroine annoyed me a bit at first but hen I warmed up o her and ended up really enjoying he book 4 12 starsI like Beauty and he Beast ales and Ravished is many reader s favorite Amanda uick novel so I chose it as my introduction o her work I m glad Skippyjon Jones Shape Up to say I was not disappointed I loved Gideon fromhe start and he was everything but The Beast of Blackthorne Hall he nickname he received due o his shady reputation and his sinister appearance I was expecting Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein to meet a darkortured hero but he was actually uite funny Harriet was a different matter and it Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, took me someime First Impressions: A Novel to understand her She came dangerously close Review Up There she goes again Gideon warned his mother You had better stop her uickly unless you wanthe conversation Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up to reverto fossils So I generally ry o stay far away from bluestocking heroines in HR specifically he eccentric kinds simply because hey are ypically not always written o such a slanted degree Wrong Medicine that it comes off obnoxious ando be completely honest historically inaccurate Such was he case here My first Amanda uick book and I can see she likes o go for uirky hammy characters and campy plots hat are not hat complicated or mysterious and a little oo hin I personally prefer meat o he story and characters Snow Flower and the Secret Fan that I don picture ashow can I put his delicatelywell not like his The heroine Harriet was very hotcold for me I found her inconsistent at imes I was cheering her on at places and at others I wanted someone o duck ape her mouth shut She s his hardcore fossil enthusiast o he point Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis thathe girl is racing down a bluff like a kid whose hair is on fire The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, to confront fossil hunters fromaking over her precious cave The villains Rogues Her precious fossil ooth is unprotected State of emergency Police Help Where is he Jurassic Park dude when you need him She gets in blistering huffy arguments with everyone and anyone who says stupid Starstruck things and defendshe hero staunchl. Era la giovane donna più eccentrica che Gideon avesse mai incontrato Scarmigliata e un po' in disordine appariva perfettamente a suo agio ra gli innumerevoli libri e ossa che ricoprivano ogni angolo della stanza il suo lavoro lo chiamava lei Certo nell'accorrere alla richiesta d'aiuto che gli era stata inviata il signore di Blackthome si figurava di dover soccorrere una damigella in difficoltà e non certo uesta specie di virago in gonnella Invece miss Harriet Pomeroy non aveva battuto ciglio alla vista del viso sfregiato che aveva sconvolt.
Y which I got a real kick out of Nobody diss he Beast in front of her Proceed with caution But The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do thenhere were moments where I uestioned The Replacement this girl s muchouted intelligenceoh YES Public School Superhero there s besideshe fossil stupidity view spoiler The whole kidnapping scheme was ridiculous and hurl o he wall worthy This girl suddenly lost her ongue and indignation all because he people who spirited her off are her fossil enthusiast friends They lure her into a carriage and spirit her off Journey's End to Gretna Greeno marry her o someone else She indulges hem and stays silent and Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape twists Gideon s armo drop his demand for satisfaction all because Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis they meant well Huh No and no Idiocy is idiocy When someone isaken somewhere by forceor unawares it IS kidnapping Note cute hide spoiler Unknowingly I ve read Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War this earlier in 2008 I had no idea since Amanda uick s covers anditles have a striking resemblance Titles are one word and cover is one colored oo but in different shades and featuring an objectThe itle and characters were a little forgotten o me however he story and plot are etched in my craniumAs I flip La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) the pages I begino become immersed in a different world pleasant and achingly familiar however I do not drown for romances as sweet as Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary (Dull Men's Club) (Dull Mens Club) this could sustain my survivalBones and fossils Imagine creepy skullseeth oes and femurs stuck on a stone wall and being freed by our odd heroine Harriet Pomoroy Bones and fossils do not scare her She is considered a spinster for she is 25 years of age She has no interest in marriage for only fossils catch her attention And perhaps he Beast of Blackthorne Hall Gideon St Justin is our battered hero Being he second son he was least favorite of his parents Has a errible scar on his face Has gained reputation of Beast of Blackthorne Hall Is believed Branded to have compromised fianceehe daughter of Reverend Ruston Dierdre who have committed suicide after allegedly being dropped by Gideon after discovering she is with child His reputations is also No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution tarnishedo shreds And is feared by all Except HarrietHarriet and Gideon are an odd couple They never fit in normal society However Letters from My Windmill they no doubt belong in each others arms Despitehe world being against Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! themhey manage Stay with Me to fight all odds since loving each other is as inevitable ashe dawn BTW My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale this book is not just a wonderful storyhat would make you smile It is also educationalOne could learn a lot from Harriet s archeological skills However Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level the best of her lessonshat I would keep in mind is a practical lesson being non fossil related is A Fallen Fortune this Rock floor is not conduciveo lovemaking Ravished is one of my all ime favorite Amanda uick novels It s a wonderful story with likable characters and I must have read it at least 3 imes already Gideon is a scarred brooding semi outcast whose own parents don believe in his innocence Despite having reason o be bitter and harsh han he immature heros of many other roma. O ben più di una dolce fanciulla pareva fermamente decisa a rimanere zitella e se ne infischiava alla grande della propria reputazione E come se utto ciò non bastasse ora gli stava candidamente confessando di essere uscita diverse volte nel cuore della notte per spiare un gruppo di pericolosi banditi che a suo dire con la loro attività minacciavano dei preziosi fossili Ce n'era a sufficienza perché il potente Gideon accantonasse il risentimento che provava per gli abitanti dei propri erritori ignorasse le pesanti accuse che essi gli muo.
Nces Gideon never behaves like a jerk or akes out his anger on he heroine He can be arrogant and dictatorial but he is Legends of the Improbable Saints tendero and proud of Harriet from practically he beginning Harriet is eccentric geekily obsessed with fossil collecting intelligent a bit bossy a bit plain and on he shelf in her mid 20 s She s no shrinking violet and is not afraid Where She Went to go for it when she and Gideon get stuck in a cave alone overnight Their bond is wonderful she believes in him and defends him verbally and in 1 memorable scene physicallyo everyone and he sees her as beautiful There are some nice passionate scenes Some good humor Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice too when Harriet s geeky friendsry o save her from he Beast Assorted villains including a rival fossil hunter add o he plot But he focus remains on he romance and it s lovely sigh My first Amanda uick and most defiantly not my last Loved everything about Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain this book The plothe charactersit all radiated Still Open All Hours true originality This one s definatly going into my shelves of favourites DNF 50 % Maybe 255 despite not finishing which haso do with my current mood It s not a bad book and A Catered Fourth of July the writing is good I must sayhe heroine annoys me with her antics Much hat I m a bona fide nerd I actually hate it when bluestocking heroines get so single minded in heir pursuit of knowledge The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe thathey don pay attention o people and clues in Fast Glamour their environment and placinghemselves in dicey situations Surely bookish intelligence and common sense are not mutually exclusive concepts The secondary characters are good I like Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams the hero The pacing just slowed right down inhe middle Once hey got ogether here was no bantering and little spark There was a good deal I liked about his book Gideon was great Even hough early on he s all I ve forgotten what love is you can ell he cares for Harriet a lot and will uickly grow Twinkle: Sharing Your Faith One Light at a Time to love her The rumors about him are pretty messed up but you know instantlyhey don Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment t fit his character The sex scenes while not always as descriptive as I would have liked were hotMy main problem washe heroine She constantly put herself in dangerous situations Then she was always Short Stories in Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text telling Gideono stand down and let every offense slide The one Dreams Take Flight that really bugged me because sheried o dissuade Gideon against it for manyyyy pages was when Gideon wanted o duel someone and Harriet is like I know The Bath Monster this psychorapped me and planned o rape me had I not escaped but stop his foolishness right now and don you dare duel him over my honor Now maybe I ve read oo many mafia romances or something but I would ve been like Gut him like a fish and bring home his esticles so I can make a necklace out of hem and mail it The Rules of Acting to his mama But heyhat s just meThe whole mystery behind Boomerang (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) the fossilooth and who he mastermind of he ring of Uncovering Her Secrets thieves was ok I didn really care either way But Pacar Kiriman the person behind it was surprising as well as some ofhe other hings he confessed Vevano e decidesse di approfondire l'argomento Ma mentre si accingeva a farlo ecco entrare la vecchia governante con un grido d'orrore esclamando sgomenta La Bestia di Blackthorne Hall l'anziana donna crollava a erra svenuta non prima però di aver urlato all'attonita Harriet di fuggire lontano da uell'uomo Un uomo sul cui capo pesa il più infamante dei sospetti un uomo che la vita ha duramente segnato Un uomo la cui rettezza e il cui coraggio segneranno irrevocabilmente il destino di Harriet spalancandole le porte della più ardente passio.
Jayne Ann KrentzThe author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic suspense often with a psychic and paranormal twist in three different worlds Contemporary as Jayne Ann Krentz historical as Amanda uick and futuristic as Jayne Castle There are over 30 million copies of her books in print She earned a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate librariesMs Krentz is married and lives with her husband Frank in Seattle Washington Pseudonyms