An exquisite American heiress, Louise Vandermeer is beautiful, brilliant. . . and 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,... show more
An exquisite American heiress, Louise Vandermeer is beautiful, brilliant. . . and 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, reckless affair with a compelling stranger she never sees in the light of day.THE 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 fiancee's ship-and seduce the young 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 within.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 1997
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
08/01/2013 --Overall Rating = 4 StarsBook Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 4 / 2 / 5 = 3.5 StarsWriter’s Voice = 4 StarsCharacter Development = 4 StarsStory Appreciation = 3.5 StarsWorth the Chili = 5 Stars [$5.99 on Amazon ... classic]Searock, a friend of mine, has this on a shelf marked "gorgeous...
An "old" man playing mind games with a "child" because he himself is immature. Nope: You have to do a hell of character development, for me to swallow BS like that and here it's completely missing.
I'm such a sucker for books like this one.
I am so sad that this was such a disappointment for me. It felt unpleasant to read for lack of a better word. I am just glad its over. It started out pretty interesting. The vain, disfigured and mysterious hero, the young, pretty flirty heroine. He is her arranged future hubby, he knows, she does no...
Overall a decent book. I found the hero to be very vain and superficial.