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4 1 2 starsI like Beauty and the Beast tales and Ravished is many reader s favorite Amanda Quick novel, so I chose it as my introduction to her work I m glad to say I was not disappointed I loved Gideon from the start and he was everything but The Beast of Blackthorne Hall, the nickname he received due to his shady reputation and his sinister appearance I was expecting to meet a dark, tortured hero, but he was actually quite funny Harriet was a different matter and it took me some time to understand her She came dangerously close to becoming a TSTL heroine when she put herself in danger by refusing to listen to Gideon s reasoning, not only once but twice Her redeeming point was her never faltering trust in Gideon, jumping at one time, literally to his defense whenever someone dared to speak ill of him.As for the story, it was entertaining, funny and fast paced Some events and, particularly, Harriet s reaction to them were unusual for lack of a better word but, in the end, I thought that quirkiness was fitting I wasn t too surprised with the identity of the master villain, even though I spent most of the time thinking it was someone else Considering this was a romance and not a mystery thriller novel, I have no complaints And the ending Ah, I love closing a book with a smile on my face Overall rating 4.5 starsCheating NoLove triangle NoAnything sexual with om ow NoAmount of Sex In The Book several scenes of lovemaking but they are not heavily detailedOverall Steam Factor Chemistry between 1 5 3.5 though the sex scenes actually display some emotional intimacy which I likedHEA HFN HEAMy review Sweet Funny Endearing Heartwarming Light hearted Cute Easy Entertaining Exciting Romantic.Those are just a handful of adjectives I would apply to this story This was just such an easy, non stressful read except for one thing I will get to later Gideon and Harriet were extremely likable characters Several secondary characters were also a joy to read about, mainly Harriet s sister and some of Harriet s friends from the fossil society.I really liked the fossil part of this story as well This may bore and bother some readers, but I happen to find fossils interesting and actually considered archeology at one point in my past.Some of the banter between Gideon and Harriet had me laughing out loud, especially the first scene in which they meet.I know some reviewers thought Harriet had several TSTL moments, but I was never really bothered She was a quirky character and in her mind, everything she did made perfect sense It worked for me.My only complaint about Ravished has to do with Gideon s father Honestly, the way he felt about Gideon, and the way he treated him for 6 years, was inexcusable I would have liked to see some major major groveling from him Though to be honest, even that wouldn t have made up for the way he treated Gideon Just imagine your own parent outright telling you they loved your sibling than you And then imagine that parent believing you did horrible things, even when you repeatedly told them you did not Really, it disgusted me I felt the family troubles were too easily resolved in the end and that took away a half star in my rating. I love Regency romances I am a Georgette Heyer tragic from way back but many of today s efforts are very weak and formulaic This one is neither of those things and I was in my reading element The two main characters were delightful, the conversation was witty and the formula was thrown out the window Guess what no misunderstandings between our purported lovers to separate them and lead them astray In this book our hero and our heroine understand each other from the start and have each other s backs throughout the story It was fun, it was fresh and I loved it My first Amanda Quickand most defiantly not my last Loved everything about this book The plot, the charactersit all radiated true originality This one s definatly going into my shelves of favourites This story is a beauty and the beast retelling, with two interesting main characters Harriet Pomeroy, a fossil enthusiast and the viscount Gideon St Justin Gideon got the name beast because of his large size, mean attitude, and his scar over his eye Also because it was said that he drove his fianc to kill herself.It got boring at times and they had sex so quickly that I was so confused on if they were going to even have a relationship.But I did have time after that to find out that the heroine is completely annoying Like he had to literally ask did she favor her fossils over him And she said she favored him, but shit you can t be too sure Tbh I dont think she told the truth She literally gets herself into so much trouble over these fossils over 20 times throughout the book and it s completely stupid She was supposed to seem like a headstrong character but she was actually, just stupid and rash.Gideon was a likeable enough He played his beast role, except I was hoping true to the character hostility towards the heroine There was close to none here He really never did a wrong to her, she always managed to get herself into stupid predicaments that need saving, he does the saving, and then reprimands her about it But she actually does say he s been nothing but nice to her the entire time One thing I dont like about him, is that he never clarifies that the marriage truly wasnt of convience, that he had some weird obsession attraction even though she clearly only holds attraction to old ass rocks He never explained that to her and it s like it would have helped the plot a bit.Then there was this whole backwards mystery in this book I m normally not a fan of mystery in my historical romances, so that was new Who was planting stolen property in the caves Why did this really matter Well because she decided the cave was hers and that she didnt want any fossil hunters to find what belongs to her Once again, BITCH THE CAVE DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU As I type this I m serious starting to hate the heroine even.Whenever she and her club met up to talk, I always skipped skimmed those parts, utterly BORING And plus she talked about them too much I honestly have no idea how the hero even fell in love with her I literally only know one thing about her she likes fossils Like you have no idea every other page she talks about fossils It got to the point where he decided to help use it as foreplay It was literally, just no, just ugh.Then she says she s not the prettiest, her sister is, yet so many guys when she goes to London are at her feet I know she couldnt afford a season before this time, and she s 25 which means old maid in these times But if all these guys here are at your feet, none were at home I wonder why Maybe it s your obsession with bones and that you have literally nothing to talk about except them.SHE WANTED TO BE INCLUDED IN EVERYTHING HE DID For one it wasnt proper nor did it happen in that time But she sat there and demanded Gideon everything Like if he didn t listen to her she would go around him and force him to do it Let him handle it She NEVER listened to him Not once It was her way or the highway And although Gideon tried to put her in her place, she didn t accept that Look, I m all here for GIRLPOWER But not stupid and dangerous power, let him do what he needs to.I didn t feel a strong connection between the characters I could see Gideon s, but hers was almost nonexistent Yes she claimed to like him first and all that, but it seemed her fossils were important and she stated a whole bunch about how she would rather be talking about fossils 40 million times through the book Like I dont even want to hear about fossils for the next month Oh And she claimed the place where she dug fossils at to be hers ALL THE TIME Bitch you do not own those, those are Gideon s legally, and even then anyone could dig on those She was quick to defend her friends when they actually did some wrong shit ALSO THE DAMN TOOTH Once we hear about it, its all she fuckin thinks about I loved when we switched to what Gideon was thinking about, because she annoyed me.I did like one thing though She didn t care about Gideon s face That was a genuine aspect in her She didn t mention it, she didnt find him ugly, and she generally never thought about it. Review UpThere she goes again, Gideon warned his mother You had better stop her quickly unless you want the conversation to revert to fossilsSo I generally try to stay far away from bluestocking heroines in HR, specifically the eccentric kinds simply because they are typically not always written to such a slanted degree that it comes off obnoxious and to be completely honest historically inaccurate Such was the case here My first Amanda Quick book and I can see she likes to go for quirky hammy characters and campy plots that are not that complicated or mysterious and a little too thin I personally prefer meat to the story and characters that I don t picture can I put this delicately..well, not like this The heroine Harriet was very hot cold for me I found her inconsistent at times I was cheering her on at places and at others I wanted someone to duck tape her mouth shut She s this hardcore fossil enthusiast, to the point that the girl is racing down a bluff like a kid whose hair is on fire to confront fossil hunters from taking over her precious cave The villains RoguesHer precious fossil tooth is unprotected State of emergency Police Help Where is the Jurassic Park dude when you need him She gets in blistering huffy arguments with everyone and anyone who says stupid things and defends the hero staunchly which I got a real kick out of Nobody diss the Beast in front of her Proceed with caution But then there were moments where I questioned this girl s much touted intelligence.oh YES, there s besides the fossil stupidity view spoiler The whole kidnapping scheme was ridiculous and hurl to the wall worthy This girl suddenly lost her tongue and indignation all because the people who spirited her off are her fossil enthusiast friends They lure her into a carriage and spirit her off to Gretna Green to marry her to someone else She indulges them and stays silent and twists Gideon s arm to drop his demand for satisfaction all because they meant well Huh No and no Idiocy is idiocy When someone is taken somewhere by force or unawares it IS kidnapping Note cute hide spoiler 5 5Lo que he disfrutado con este libro No puedo ponerle ning n pero, o no quiero, y por eso le doy las 5.Hac a tiempo que no me encontraba con dos protagonistas que me resultaran tan perfectos Ay Gideon Ay la Bestia c mo me ha gustado Algunos momentos divertid simos Tambi n algunos secundarios de lujoMARAVILLOSO The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Rendezvous Presents A Spellbinding New Regency Historical Destined To Be A Hot Beach Read This Summer Moving From The Cozy Confines Of A Tiny Seaside Village Named Upper Biddleton To The Glittering Crush Of A Fashionable London Soiree, Quick Offers An Enthralling Tale Of A Mismatched Couple Poised To Discover The Rapture Of LoveThere Was No Doubt About It What Miss Harriet Pomeroy Needed Was A Man Someone Powerful And Clever Who Could Help Her Rout The Unscrupulous Thieves Who Were Using Her Beloved Caves To Hide Their Loot But When Harriet Summoned Gideon Westbrook, Viscount St Justin, To Her Aid, She Could Not Know That She Was Summoning The Devil Himself Dubbed The Beast Of Blackthorne Hall For His Scarred Face And Lecherous Past, Gideon Was Strong And Fierce And Notoriously Menacing Yet Harriet Could Not Find It In Her Heart To Fear Him For In His Tawny Gaze She Sensed A Savage Pain She Longed To Soothe And A Searing Passion She Yearned To Answer Now, Caught Up In The Beast S Clutches, Harriet Must Find A Way To Win His Heart And Evade The Deadly Trap Of A Scheming Villain Who Would See Them Parted For All TimeRAVISHED Is A Retelling Of The Classic Tale, Beauty And The Beast A very amusing, entertaining HR read The heroine annoyed me a bit at first, but then I warmed up to her and ended up really enjoying the book. Unknowingly, I ve read this earlier in 2008 I had no idea, since Amanda Quick s covers and titles have a striking resemblance Titles are one word, and cover is one colored too, but in different shades and featuring an object.The title and characters were a little forgotten to me, however, the story and plot are etched in my cranium.As I flip the pages, I begin to become immersed in a different world, pleasant and achingly familiar, however I do not drown, for romances as sweet as this could sustain my survival.Bones and fossils Imagine creepy skulls, teeth, toes 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 the Beast of Blackthorne Hall Gideon St Justin, is our battered hero Being the second son, he was least favorite of his parents Has a terrible scar on his face Has gained reputation of Beast of Blackthorne Hall Is believed to have compromised fiancee, the 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 tarnished to shreds And is feared by all Except Harriet.Harriet and Gideon are an odd couple They never fit in normal society However, they no doubt belong in each others arms Despite the world being against them, they manage to fight all odds, since loving each other is as inevitable as the dawn BTW, this book is not just a wonderful story that would make you smile It is also educational.One could learn a lot from Harriet s archeological skills However, the best of her lessons that I would keep in mind, is a practical lesson being non fossil related, is this Rock floor is not conducive to lovemaking.