Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas

49%

15 Critic Reviews

while Beguiling the Beauty was beautifully written, I wasn’t feeling the romance
-Dear Author

Synopsis

When the Duke of Lexington meets the mysterious Baroness von Seidlitz-Hardenberg on a transatlantic liner, he is fascinated. She’s exactly what he’s been searching for—a beautiful woman who interests and entices him. He falls hard and fast—and soon proposes marriage.

 

And then she disappears without a trace…

 

For in reality, the “baroness” is Venetia Easterbrook—a proper young widow who had her own vengeful reasons for instigating an affair with the duke. But the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the man she despised—and there’s no telling what might happen when she is finally unmasked…


 

About Sherry Thomas

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Sherry Thomas is an award-winning author of six historical romances that have wowed reviewers and readers alike. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and sons.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Berkley. 304 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Beguiling the Beauty
All: 15 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 8

Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jane Litte on May 04 2012

while Beguiling the Beauty was beautifully written, I wasn’t feeling the romance

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Dabney Grinnan

Ms. Thomas is a writer whose craft grows more dazzling with each book she writes. In this novel, she explores deftly the nature of love, the power of beauty, and the damage men and women do to each other in the pursuit of both

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Fiction Vixen

Below average
May 04 2012

I never felt an amorous connection between Christian and Venetia and as a result their final admittance of love lacked a warmth or genuineness that I long for in a couple.

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Madison Public Library/Dream Big Read

Below average
Reviewed by Kathy K. on Jun 28 2012

one has to accept the premise that a man would hold onto a love-at-first-sight obsession for 10 years and a woman would fall in love with a man who deeply offended her. A little belief-suspending and this becomes an enjoyable book

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Smexy Books

Below average
Reviewed by Mandi on May 31 2012

I found the romance in this book to be cold. It has quite a slow start... I think it all carries on too long

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Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Annie Tegelan on Jul 26 2012

Deception, mystery and the promise of something more kept my eyes glue to the pages. I could not put it down!

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Myretta Robens on Apr 18 2012

I love character-driven romance, and Sherry Thomas excels at it. Beguiling the Beauty builds a full-bodied romance on the foundation of a spare plot.

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Book Binge

Below average
Reviewed by Judith on May 02 2012

the dialogue and sections that were focusing on Venetia and the duke's families were a bit on the long side and I found myself losing interest.

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The Romance Dish

Good
Reviewed by Janga on Apr 14 2012

Complex, compelling characters, an unusual and emotionally powerful plot, and prose with the range and beauty of music—what more can a reader ask for?

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Tracy's Place

Good
May 04 2012

I thought the love story was fantastic; the writing compelling and amazing...I adored the book. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book

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The Season

Below average
Reviewed by Landra

the ending felt rushed, I just wanted more even though I knew there wasn’t more; if that’s possible.

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Book End Babes

Good
Reviewed by Kathy Wheeler on May 18 2012

Take a not so original thought and turn it into a story that has you turning page after page, unable to set the book down? Well, that’s the point, isn’t it, when you read romance...I assure you, I was NOT disappointed.

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Kay's Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Sidney Kay on May 15 2012

populated within those sparkling words were some very unlikeable characters. Even the secondary ones... I could not find it in my heart to like Venetia or Christian.

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Outlandish Dreaminhg

Below average
Reviewed by Julie on May 04 2012

A sad state of affairs that should have tugged on my heart strings - yet it didn't...there was something missing from the romance between Christian and Venetia

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Living Vicariously (Through Books)

Good
Reviewed by Penelope on Jun 20 2012

I loved this book. I kept stopping when I was reading so I could clap my hands gleefully like a small child given her favorite present.

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