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He falls hard and fast—and soon proposes marriage. But the plan has backfired. Mass Market Paperbackpages.
Beguiling the Beauty
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Beguiling the Beautyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 15, Kerrie rated it did not like it Shelves: This review contains spoilers, and I don’t care. I don’t know about my fellow buddy readersbut for me this Buddy Read was going to ask a Very Serious Scientific Question: Do Sherry Thomas books always blow chunks? Bsguiling, it wouldn’t make sense to read the beuaty book.
Beguiling the Beauty (Fitzhugh Trilogy, #1) by Sherry Thomas
This is scientific, you see. But as the Sherry Thomas Pain Train commenced, one truth became evident: Miserable characters living in a hell of their own making that they created with their eyes wide open.
Sjerry all about the wangsty emoz This review contains spoilers, and I don’t care. It’s all about the wangsty emoz. Clunky infodumps straight out of the Encyclopedia Britannica: It would appear she was quite familiar with paleontological argot.
Christian has loved Venetia from afar for 10 years another ST trope – unrequited miserable love. He believes nasty gossip about her and uses her as an unnamed example across the pond at a lecture about the evolutionary role of beauty and hhomas beauty can be nasty and heartless, and Venetia is conveniently present to hear.
Does she take him aside later and simply say, “You’re wrong and what you said was sooo gauche? Since apparently the only thing she could bewuty said to him was the truth and ghomas her guts to a total stranger which would be entirely out of the questionVenetia shedry a brilliant plan to disguise herself with a veil, sail on the same ship as Christian, seduce him, and then leave him and break his heart. What could possibly go wrong? Of course they fall in WUV, bond over their common love of dinosaur beguillng, he even presents befuiling with a 6 x 4 foot slab of above fossilized footprints, and there’s some “witty” banter about masturbation, another common ST theme.
Previously infertile Venetia syerry in a fhe as subtle as a Then just as shit is supposed to be wrapping up, it After pages and pages of dialogue on ship hashing over feelings, childhood twauma, dreams and aspirations, etc. And then the final scene! The two gossips responsible for spreading the nasty rumors about Venetia show up and declare that their year reputation as responsible gossips LOLWHUT?
It’s too confusing to explain because it makes no fucking sense. In this ridiculous and improbable scene, Christian and Venetia finally come together and it’s all So on top of the total improbability and boring overwrought writing there’s a paradox! The “action” and I use that term in the loosest sense possible kept stopping in order to get a glimpse of Millie and Fitz’s WEIRD no-sex-foryears marriage agreement and Helena and Hastings’ hate relationship that you know is going to be totally hawt in Book 3.
I’m giving this a 1. It doesn’t deserve negative infinity stars – there was no sleep rape or repetitive passages beuaty lit flares, for instance. But just the lameass plot, the nonsensical characters and their actions simply for the purpose of wangst, and the WTFery of the final scene with the gossips definitely merit it 1 star. I was also unaware that there was an excerpt for Ravishing the Heiress at the end of my ebook so I was always further along than I thought I was.
Sorry, Karla – I think you got the shaft big time this go-round. View all 32 comments.
May 01, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: Her beauty was staggering, excessive, as if she were not quite flesh and blood, but an artist’s conjuration, born of a bout of fevered ecstasy. Christian de Monfort, Duke of Lexington at nineteen was smitten. Venetia Fitzhugh Townsend, a married lady was simply the most beautiful woman Christian had ever seen. Two years later, Venetia’s husband dies.
She remarries a wealthy, older man, and it is rumoured she had an affair with one of her second husband’s best friends. Christian now realised that Her beauty was staggering, excessive, as if she were not quite flesh and blood, but an artist’s conjuration, born of a bout of fevered ecstasy.
Christian now realised that the Great Beauty, was at heart shallow and greedy, encased in a beautiful, outer shell.
But still, he remained a man beguilkng. Ten years later, Christian, a man of science, trained in natural history is at Harvard University to deliver a lecture. Venetia, her sister and sister-in-law are in attendance, but during question time are shocked when Christian blames Venetia without naming her for her first husband’s death and for callously allowing her second husband to die alone after flaunting her affair during their marriage.
When beaity opportunity for revenge presents itself, Venetia takes it. Disguised as Baronesse von Seidlitz-Hardenberg, she boards the same ship home to England as Christian, determined to make the Duke of Lexington pay.
Very few authors can make me forget my first rule-of-thumb when reading a romance. The romance in Sherry Thomas’s beauyt doesn’t always work for me, yet invariably she wins me over.
Most notably due to her unique and beautiful prose. Beguiling the Beauty runs true to form.
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The romance at times left me wanting. Yet, whilst on board ship Christian and Venetia’s romance was lovely. Their passion heartfelt and honest.
Some of the plot points are simply unbelievable, some predictable. As expected in a series there is quite a bit of time devoted to introducing characters who star in the upcoming books. The plot is couched in deception and misunderstandings, some of which are so slight a five minute conversation would clear the air. Christian’s love-at-first-sight is based on nothing more than Venetia’s outstanding beauty. He’s a man as shallow as he believes she is.
Implausibly, she keeps her identity secret on board ship by the use of a veil, or when they are alone, a blindfold for Christian. The irony is of course that he fell in love with a woman years ago because of her beautiful face. And now has fallen in love again despite never seeing her face. Venetia is so incredibly lovely that she makes men literally stare, stumble and obsess. Some of these themes are Harlequin-esque in their silliness.
Yet, Ms Thomas manages to pass off these overused and tedious plot devices, making the situations convincingly realistic, the characters’ stories compelling. This is one of her charms as a writer, being able to make me overlook these contrivances. Other writers haven’t the skill.
Sherry Thomas has once again in Beguiling the Beauty transcended what would be considered predictable and trivial in lesser novels through her prose, characterisations and detail, making you believe you’re reading a novel of much greater substance than it actually is. View all 13 comments. Jul 17, Katrina Passick Lumsden rated it it was ok. Sherry Thomas is an excellent writer, technically, and her prose can sometimes be beautiful when it’s not crossing the line into emo uselessnessbut I’m not sure her work is really in line with what I enjoy in HR.
She’s capable of crafting interesting, sympathetic characters and keeping the reader hooked I had an enormously difficult time putting this one down to get anything else donebut the payoff wasn’t what I’d call satisfying.
I liked the characters, for the most part, but Venetia wa Sherry Thomas is an excellent writer, technically, and her prose can sometimes be beautiful when it’s not crossing the line into emo uselessnessbut I’m not sure her work is really in line with what I enjoy in HR. I liked the characters, for the most part, but Venetia was vain and silly, Christian was narrow-minded and cynical, and the abrupt, saccharine, Happily-Ever-After ending was not at all in keeping with the rest of the rather drawn-out, angst-riddled story.
I expected an emotionally-fueled confession, some tears, some serious conversation and reflection Not a declaration of love befitting a quirky, irritating and irrational romcom and some giggles.
After spending hours in a tormented state, truly feeling the pain of both characters, the ending was an insult. It was like Thomas just got tired of writing and gave up. Had this book had an ending befitting its gravity, it would probably rank amongst my favorite historical romances As it stands now, I kind of want to forget I read it. View all 7 comments. Hrnghin, I’m incomprehensible, LOL.
I loved Beguiling the Beauty. I don’t even know what to say. Venetia Easterbrook remained disguised for just long enough, and Sherry Thomas’ characters attacked compelling questions, primarily, appearances vs.
Will she love me despite my hairy toes? Thomas engages the implications relevant to modern audiences.