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Beast Author Judith IvoReckless affair with a compelling stranger she never sees in the light of dayThe BeastThough scarred by a childhood illness Charles d'Harcourt has successfully wooed Europe's most sophisticated beauties For a lark he contrived to travel incognito on his own fiancée's ship and seduce the y 35 starsI did a buddy read for this so for all of my thoughts comments and uotes Beast buddy read With him I became aloud the person I had always been silently inside myselfThis uote right here is what I want to read about and feel when I pick up a romance book Beast is obviously a play on the Beauty and the Beast story and while you'll get a true feel for it the heroine does think the hero is ugly with his scarring for a good while this almost had of a Phantom of the Opera vibe I'm not sure if it is due to the coincidence of reading about young spoiled gorgeous heroines lately but Louise annoyed and lost my interest a fair amount of times She does show growth towards the end but she got tiring to read aboutThe hero was uber vulnerable and this caused him to be prideful and scheming at times I kind of wanted of his background instead of the total absorption he had with the heroine It was hard in the beginning and some middle to feel good about his attraction to the heroine because it was based on her looks as he didn't know her yet; felt like he wanted her because she was so pretty and prove his looks weren't so badEven with these weaker characters the story in the hands of this author is worth reading because of beautiful her writing can be I thought she did a better job in Bliss of showing us the characters' deeper emotions instead of having the characters straight tell us as she did so hereDefinitely still worth your time but Bliss still holds the crown for me

Book Beast Author Judith Ivory

Beast Author Judith Ivory Book î 384 pages Download ☆ ✸ Beast Epub ✻ Author Judith Ivory – Helpyouantib.co.uk The BeautyAn exuisite American heiress Louise Vandermeer is beautiful brilliantand bored—which is why she has agreed to a daring adventure to travel across the ocean to marry an aristocrat abroad Oung chit in utter darkness But the rake's prank backfired It was he who was smitten while the hot tempered Lulu now his wife loves only her shipboard lover unaware it was d'Harcourt all the time And Charles will never have her heart unless he can open her eyes to the prince who hides with Interesting story but couldn’t get into the characters Really enjoyed the setting but I didn’t care much about the romanceHRBC April 2020

Judith Ivory ↠ Beast Author Judith Ivory Epub

The BeautyAn exuisite American heiress Louise Vandermeer is beautiful brilliantand bored which is why she has agreed to a daring adventure to travel across the ocean to marry an aristocrat abroad Rumor has it her intended is a hideous cad a grim prospect that propels her into a passionate Beast by Judith Ivory is one of my two all time favorite romance books and also simply one of the best books I have ever read When I read books or watch movies afterwards I have a certain feel for them a textural sensation Beast has left me with one of the richest most voluptuous feels ever The story is set around the turn of the 20th century The first half of the book takes place on the ocean liner Concordia; the second half takes place in Provence France The plot is fairly simple It combines an unknown lover theme with a beauty and beast theme Louise Vandermeer is an heiress and beautiful beyond mere mortal imagination Her fiancé Charles Harcourt is sophisticated successful and well admired the perfect man if you will except for a couple of unfortunate defects He is blind in one eye from a childhood ailment That eye is further distorted by a scar He also has a bad knee and limps a bit when the weather is unfavorable In other words he is not pretty Louise agreed to marry Charles sight unseen because she wanted the freedom of a married woman While she is on the Concordia traveling to Nice for the wedding Charles unbeknownst to her happens to be on the same ship He seduces her in complete darkness But the prank backfires Charles falls hard for Louise but she is in love only with her shipboard lover unaware that it was Charles Harcourt all along One of the reasons I love this book is because of its characters One doesn't see a heroine like Louise everyday In fact I've never read another one like her She is not what one would label immediately sympathetic She is eighteen raised in the lap of luxury beautiful than Helen of Troy completely aware of her power over the opposite sex bored with her life and annoyed with her parents and relatives Sounds like somebody you and I could detest? But Judith Ivory made her so much than a spoiled darling Louise is excruciatingly intelligent I can hardly think of any heroine from any other book who is sharper or observant As a result Louise is painfully aware of how circumscribed her life is both by her wealth and her beauty People are struck dumb by her looks They have no idea who the real Louise Vandermeer truly is or wants to be She adroitly fends off open mouthed admiration from men and jealousy from women while longing to be someone kinder wiser someone open someone who was in fact the real Louise Vandermeer You don't have to be beautiful You only need to have been eighteen confused aimless misunderstood and feeling like an outsider to sympathize with Louise Charles Harcourt on the opposite end of the spectrum is also a victim of his appearance With him Ivory has succeeded in creating a man who pays a great deal of attention to and agonizes over his looks yet who is never diminished by this seemingly less than manly concern Charles is mature understanding generous and open minded He is the person with whom Louise could be completely open And while he is awed and flabbergasted and flustered by her beauty we are never in doubt of what he really fell in love with her strength her perspicacity her desire to improve herself and the force of her will Louise to her great credit realizes and admires the less than sightly Charles for all his wonderful ualities In time she falls in love with this Charles and we know they've both found the one person they needed As if such complex human flesh and blood characters aren't enough Ms Ivory wows me with her exuisite command of language There is something inimitable about her writing I know I've tried and failed Not only do lovely similes metaphors adjectives and adverbs cascade freely from her pen without ever degenerating into verbosity she writes with an energy an enthusiasm almost a glee that I have not seen anywhere else except perhaps in Isabel Allende's book Aphrodite Her writing is tactile visual olfactory gustatory When she describes pearls you feel their cool smooth roundness When she describes food you are hungry And when she describes scenery by God you are there Provence comes alive in her pen just as it does in Peter Mayle's books And when she writes a love scene you need a cold shower Sometimes after reading a romance one sighs and is satisfied I was not only satisfied I was astounded by Beast Judith Ivory is one of the best writers writing today period And Beast in my opinion is Judith Ivory at her best Note I wrote this back in 2002 as a reader submitted Desert Isle Keeper review for All About Romance