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Fabulous Beast (Colter #1)

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When Tabitha Graham rescues Dev Colter from a dangerous situation, she believes that she has found a kindred spirit in desperate need of love, but the shy bookstore owner soon discover that she has discovered an enigmatic and sensual man possessing a dangerous secret life. Reprint.
Paperback, 219 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Silhouette Books (first published March 28th 1984)
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Maria
Apr 14, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
Tabitha Graham and Devlin Colter meet on a cruise. With a bit of spy intrigue thrown in (only a bit), they begin a relationship that ends up in Port Townsend, Washington. Published in 1984, the book gives a hint of Jayne Ann Krentz's later style, subject matter, and characterization. The action and characters are fun and interesting as you follow them through their different styles for getting to know each other. Tabitha is an observer with little self-confidence. Dev is an agent with a great de ...more
April Brookshire
The best part of this book was the heroine’s humorous attempts at seducing the hero by talking about the mating habits of medieval mythical creatures. Other than that and the hero’s deceptions at the beginning of their relationship, the book was a tad boring.

These Stephanie James series romances don’t seem to stand up well over time. The sex scenes are cheesy with roll-your-eyes writing. I don’t think I’ll be reading any more of the author’s older work, but I’ll probably give her newer paranorma
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Geri
Nov 03, 2014 Geri rated it really liked it
This book was so funny. Tabitha mets Devlin when she finds him in an alley bruised and bloodied. They were both from the same cruise ship and it seemed like her fellow passenger was attacked. Tabitha is a nice sweet person. She rescues Dev and continues to take care of him while he's recovering from his injuries.

The part that's so funny is Tabitha's interest in fantastical beast and her discussions with Dev. Also her assumptions that Dev is a nice sweet shy man. It was kind of embarrassing how
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Alpha Fangirl
May 16, 2015 Alpha Fangirl rated it it was ok


Humorous seduction scenes and a manipulative hero, but otherwise boring. Read the review at Alpha Fangirl.

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Sruthi
Apr 06, 2015 Sruthi rated it it was amazing
I really didn't like him fooling her.
Valerie
Mar 13, 2015 Valerie rated it really liked it
An enjoyable romance.
Jessica
Jan 20, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: category-romance
Fun and entertaining, for the most part. The way the heroine seduced the hero was a nice example of JAK's talent for creating quirky characters and situations. The spy storyline was a little goofy in a way slightly reminiscent of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. And all of this is probably why I was so disappointed by the forced seduction (aka assault) scene at the end. It didn't seem authentic to the characters or the storyline (and it's really not my thing).
Farah
Feb 28, 2014 Farah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was way too funny !! poor tabby thought she had everything under control with her perfect shy Dev , if only she knew !! very charming characters and a great entertaining read.
Carolina
Sep 24, 2013 Carolina rated it it was ok
This is an all around cute book, it just shows such a cuteness to the characters even a little action cant change. Cute!!
Katie
Dec 27, 2008 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
hilarious.
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Jayne Ann Castle was born in Borrego Springs, California. Her mother, Alberta Castle, raised her with her two brothers, Stephen and James. In 1970, she obtained a B.A in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and later she obtained a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University, where she met Frank Krentz, an engineer. After her graduation, they married and moved ...more
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