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by Melody Thomas

eBook Beauty and the Duke epub
  • ISBN: 0061472670
  • Author: Melody Thomas
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon; Original edition (July 28, 2009)
  • ePUB size: 1694 kb
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The face he shows the world is not the face she sees. Once, ten years ago, they were young lovers, sharing sinful touches and desperate ecstasy. But he was bound by his promise to wed another. Since that fateful time, Christine Sommers has grown into a headstrong beauty, the kind of woman who thinks nothing of daring travels to the ends of the world

About Melody Thomas: Years after receiving my Criminal Justice degree from the University of Oklahoma, I discovered the historical . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Melody Thomas's books.

About Melody Thomas: Years after receiving my Criminal Justice degree from the University of Oklahoma, I discovered the historical romance genre. Melody Thomas’s Followers (72). More follower. elody Thomas.

Sitting on a three-legged stool in the stall that housed Christine’s mare, he stilled the pick in his hand. Sedgwick Castle finally had guests! At Christine’s direction, the coverings had been whisked off much of the furnishings and rooms no one ever went into had been prepared as if the queen herself were visiting

Melody Thomas Beauty and the Duke For my husband, Thomas. My own personal hero.

Melody Thomas Beauty and the Duke For my husband, Thomas. Thank you for all that you do. I love you. Contents Chapter 1 London is becoming overrun with. Tonight, the famous C. A. Sommers, author of the scandalous book that pit the infant science of paleontology against old-world mythology was also a candidate for the Fossil Society’s highest award. Christine had kept her promise to her father to publish the book, a book examining the theory that great beasts once roamed the earth, and touting the possible existence of dragons. A book that historians mocked, and a theory that eventually destroyed her father’s once lucrative career.

Melody Thomas is a wordsmith, a creator of dreams, and a passionate believer in happy endings. A product of thirteen schools and twenty-two moves stretching across the United States and Europe, she is a self-proclaimed gypsy

Melody Thomas is a wordsmith, a creator of dreams, and a passionate believer in happy endings. A product of thirteen schools and twenty-two moves stretching across the United States and Europe, she is a self-proclaimed gypsy. Her fascination with historical romance began when, in her teens, she visited the Tower of London and learned that Henry the Eighth had beheaded two of his wives. This was great fodder for her teenage imagination and the start of a love affair with history, intrigue, and irresistible heroes.

Once, ten years ago, they were young lovers sharing sinful touches and desperate ecstasy. But he was bound to another. Since that fateful time, Christine Sommers has grown into a headstrong beauty, the kind of woman who thinks nothing of daring travels to the ends of the world

Melody Thomas's latest novel Beauty and the Duke might have been better titled Beauty and the Dragon. Not as thrilled with the more mystical aspects of the book, but the love story and the characters held my attention when it might otherwise have wandered

Melody Thomas's latest novel Beauty and the Duke might have been better titled Beauty and the Dragon. Not that the Duke is a dragon but it would incorporate a little more of the heroine's personality and interests. Not as thrilled with the more mystical aspects of the book, but the love story and the characters held my attention when it might otherwise have wandered. Christine and Erik's love is sweet, and while I would have preferred more of the backstory up front, their marriage is entertaining and fun to read. Definitely a good read.

Title: Beauty and the Duke Author: Melody Thomas Publication Info: Avon 2009 ISBN: 978-0061472671 Genre . I fucking LOVE Beauty and the Beast. And not just because he GIVES HER A MOTHERFUCKING LIBRARY.

Title: Beauty and the Duke Author: Melody Thomas Publication Info: Avon 2009 ISBN: 978-0061472671 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy. I got this as a recommendation fro. . Anyway, so this is- loosely- a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. And there were some good compenant parts. And there was some fuckery.

Melody Thomas's latest novel Beauty and the Duke might have been better titled Beauty and the Dragon. This novel is an entertaining read mostly because the leads are intriguing and there's enough of a mystery to keep the reader interested in the story without it overshadowing the romance. Heroine Christine Sommers is a paleontologist.

Enthralled by his ravenous desire, she would give him anything he wished, even her body.

The face he shows the world is not the face she sees. . .

Once, ten years ago, they were young lovers, sharing sinful touches and desperate ecstasy. But he was bound by his promise to wed another. Since that fateful time, Christine Sommers has grown into a headstrong beauty, the kind of woman who thinks nothing of daring travels to the ends of the world. But for all her achievements, Christine has never found anyone who makes her heart race the way Erik Boughton once did.

Since that fateful time, Erik Boughton, the Duke of Sedgwick, has become something of a beast, at least according to the gossips of the ton. They say that he's cursed, that any woman who shares his bed will meet an untimely end. But when he comes to Christine, desperate for her help to preserve his family and his title, she does not fear the devil duke. Enthralled by his ravenous desire, she would give him anything he wished, even her body . . . and her heart.

Comments: (7)
Grari
The author did a truly outstanding job! Melody Thomas has a remarkable way of writing that keeps me wanting to read more. This was a great romance with a twist of a magic ring, a dragon, a mystery murder, and a beautiful love story. Melody Thomas is definitely a one click buy author! I have several of her books and love all of them!
Rude
Although I did not love it, this was truly a treasure to read. There were some things unanswered, yes, but by the time you realize it you don't particularly mind. I'll admit there were times where I was skimming, because Melody Thomas just has a tendency to go into too much detail about something you don't even know. The mystery was intriguing, although the way it was written, at a few points, was a little uninteresting. All in all, this is still a nice book.
Viashal
Melody Thomas's latest novel Beauty and the Duke might have been better titled Beauty and the Dragon. Not that the Duke is a dragon but it would incorporate a little more of the heroine's personality and interests. This novel is an entertaining read mostly because the leads are intriguing and there's enough of a mystery to keep the reader interested in the story without it overshadowing the romance.

Heroine Christine Sommers is a paleontologist. She is a matter-of-fact miss, a woman of science and she has it in her head that she will map out her well ordered life logically. However her plans fly out the window when she sees her first and only lover, Erik Boughton, Duke of Sedgwick. He has been widowed for seven years and a cloud has followed him ever since; his wife disappeared mysteriously. The two are reunited at a gala celebrating the book Christine's father published about the connection between dinosaurs and birds (it's like an early Jurassic Park Thesis).

Christine is still attracted to Erik, and why not? He has a mysterious air about him and he is quite, quite passionate. When he offers Christine an opportunity to make a landmark dinosaur discovery she is more than willing to jump at the chance. There's a catch though, the fossils are on his ducal estate in Scotland and he needs her help in solving the disappearance of his wife. For Christine, this golden opportunity is just too good to pass up, even if it means spending time with Erik.

At first the protagonists of this story harbor no idealist romantic notions toward each other. Yes, they are physically attracted to each other and Erik admires Christine's intelligence and determination but they both believe their relationship is much more of a business endeavor. This changes as they rediscover each other all over again.

Erik's life is complicated. He has a younger sister who has nightmares, a daughter who is almost ghost like and a mother who is not very motherly. His relationship with Christine is fresh, exciting and passionate.

Christine is smart, considerate and she is very, very loyal, this is probably one of her best traits. She is a shrewd negotiator and a good friend. Her emotions were easier to decipher than Erik's and her character was better developed too.

Together these two discover fossils, unearth mysteries and reawaken love. There are plenty of eccentric relatives, angry in-laws and villains too. Maybe a little too many extra characters; I had trouble keeping all of them straight. Finally there is a little touch of magic. Overall a good read.
Zadora
Christine Sommers is a peer in the burgeoning field of paleontology. She had a plan for her life that involved a voyage to a dig that would make her name in her field and a marriage to a friend in the field. When both hopes are dashed, Christine doesn't know what to make of it. When she puts on a "magical" silver ring and is told she will get what her heart desires within 5 minutes, she doesn't believe it...until someone knocks on her door.

That someone is Duke of Sedgwick, Erik Boughton, and he comes bearing fossils that indicate Christine's theories about a mysterious creature might right. But is Erik or the chance to make her name what her heart desires?

Erik came to Christine despite a history with her due to her knowledge in the field of paleontology. Not only does he have mysterious animal bones to find out about, but the bones of his missing wife might also be turning up. Erik makes Christine a deal - marry him and bear him an heir, and she has complete access to his home and lands to find her mysterious beast. But is it just a partnership or is it more?

I was completely entranced at the idea of a female paleontologist as a protagonist in romance novel, especially a historical one. Not as thrilled with the more mystical aspects of the book, but the love story and the characters held my attention when it might otherwise have wandered. Christine and Erik's love is sweet, and while I would have preferred more of the backstory up front, their marriage is entertaining and fun to read. Definitely a good read. Beauty and the Duke held my attention until the end.

Niki Lee
Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
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