STEALING BEAUTY Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him...and will fight to the death to seize what... show more
Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him...and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands...
But Farah is no one's puppet. She possesses a powerful secret-one that threatens her very life. When being held captive by Dorian proves to be the only way to keep Farah safe from those who would see her dead, Dorian makes Farah a scandalous proposition: marry him for protection in exchange for using her secret to help him exact revenge on his enemies. But what the Blackheart of Ben More never could have imagined is that Farah has terms of her own, igniting a tempestuous desire that consumes them both. Could it be that the woman he captured is the only one who can touch the black heart he'd long thought dead?
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publish date: 2015-09-01
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as I should have. I found it a little too much, the heroine was too passive and just kind of did nothing for years after her childhood sweetheart died, instead of living her life she just passively let life happen to her. Then when the hero of the story kidnaps her...
At various points, I wanted to toss it aside and find something else. Why? Because once again, we have that trope of some crazy wants the hero or heroine dead for some dastardly reason that if they'd stop and think about it, would likely see them hanged. At least we a) knew who the person was and b)...
“That’s not what love does,” she whispered, lifting her head to press a kiss above his heart. “Of course it’s all-consuming, but love—real love—doesn’t destroy or smother. It’s the very opposite of a weakness. Love strengthens. It liberates. It molds itself to every fiber of your being and fortifies...
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book... I’m a big fan of Kerrigan’s Highland Historical novellas so I wasn’t surprised to find that she was getting a full-length novel published by a publisher. She’s good at what she does; her stories are intriguing, her...
I'd read some rave reviews of this book, so I bought it with high hopes of a great read. But it was not to be. The hero's kinks (making love without touching???), the timeline of the hero's rise from literally nothing to being the greatest crime lord in England was completely unbelievable, and the b...