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Beauty and the Baron

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  263 ratings  ·  20 reviews

Handsome rakehell turned scarred recluse Lord Lucius Daventry had returned from battle intent on forgetting the past. Yet once home, Lucius was presented with one final mission: marry Angela Lacewood and grant his ailing grandfather's dying wish. Or at least pretend to marry. But the young beauty he remembered was now an exquisite woman. A woman strong enough to breach the

Paperback, 298 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2003)
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Christy Stewart
The writing came off as if the author was shaking you and insisting you feel sexual tension and romance; but you inevitably just get a headache.
I really don't understand the negative reviews I've seen for this book. Okay, it wasn't mind blowingly spectacular but I'm not sure any historical romance books ever are that way. They're the chick-flics of the book world and let's all admit it, chick-flics aren't mind blowingly awesome either.

Deborah Hale did a lovely job creating an interesting storyline that is tragic, fairly comedic, and romantic. I enjoyed the characters of the Earl, Angela, and Lucius as they all played the plot well. The
When Lord Lucius Daventry returns to England after the war, he is scarred inside and out. Spending time in the country as a recluse with his beloved grandfather, Lucius prefers to be up during the night with his favorite hobby astronomy and sleep during the day. His grandfather becomes special to next door neighbor, Angela Lacewood who after a hard childhood has come to live out her spinsterhood with her aunt and family who don't really want her at all!

Lucius is informed that his grandfather on
This was very much an impulse buy for me. I was browsing my local used bookstore and saw it on the shelf next to a book I had wishlisted. So without further ado I picked it up to buy as well. I'm very happy I did as I think this was a well written 'Beauty and the Beast' romance.

Poor Angela--literally, she is the poor relation staying with her Aunt and Uncle. In an effort to be useful and not turned out she is at their beck and call, making few demands of her own and resigning herself to her lot
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ero partita convintissima di dare 5 stelline tanto la storia mi aveva entusiasmata, ma andando avanti con la lettura mi sono dovuta ricredere. gli ultimi capitoli sembrano essere stati messi per allungare il libro. i personaggi tormentati hanno un senso e sono anche ben delineati, ma quando alla fine i protagonisti, innamorati persi, si allontanano e lui si trasforma in un Cyrano per far innamorare la lei di turno di un altro...senza contare i di lei sospiri per quelle lettere che dovrebbero ess ...more
Heather Hall
An old favorite

a good read, not my normal type, I don't read romance books but my granny got me this book from a garage sale when I was in high school. it gives hope that two people can be total opposites but still be perfect for each other.
this was an old book that had got pushed aside that I decided to read because I like the author Deborah Hale, Beauty and the Baron. I like this type of story. The Baron had been in the war and had facial scars that he kept hidden and became reclusive after returning home. His grandfather and a young woman that befriended him became close over the yrs Lucious was gone. Grandfather schemed to have his grandson and this young woman spend time together hoping for a match. I liked the fact that tho h ...more
I absolutely loved the Heroine. She is great strong and kind. She was determined to win the hero no matter how longit took him to realize he needed her too. The story was good adaption. There were a few parts that were a bit long winded and felt as if they were not so relevant. But the book is a fantastic Beauty and Beast story
I didn't think it was a bad story, but it could have been so much better!
Eh, lost interest about a quarter of the way in. I liked the H and Hr interations at first then they changed into different people. I liked it initially because it was different than other romances but then it fell into the normal cliches which caused the rest of the book to ring false. Not worth the reading time.
Alison Hoe
I thought Angela was an annoying character and she ruined the story for me. For any people who did enjoy this book I highly reccomend Goddess Of Spring by PC Cast. The story is very similar but I think the characters are better.
Cheryl Mclaws
So boring! I'm only on page 60 but I have no desire to continue. I'm bored with the characters and the story. There's nothing holding my attention. I'm disappointed.
Beauty n the beast story. Not too bad
The usual romance. But enjoyable.
Liked it it was a good story
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 20, 2015 11:19AM  
  • Entwined (The Ten, #1)
  • Once a Rake
  • Anne's Perfect Husband (Sinclair Bride, #2)
  • Beauty and the Scarred Hero
  • Nothing To Commend Her
  • Taming The Beast
  • Reynold de Burgh: The Dark Knight (de Burgh, #6)
  • Winter Garden (Winter Garden #2)
  • Lion's Lady (Lions #4)
  • With this Kiss
  • Tapestry
  • Swept Away
  • The Penniless Bride (Harlequin Historical #725)
  • A Most Unconventional Match (Wellingfords, #3)
  • The Highland Wife (Trouville #3)
  • Gallant Waif
  • A Bed of Thorns and Roses
  • The Countess Bride
The Wizard's Ward (Umbria, #1) The Destined Queen (Umbria, #2) Bought: The Penniless Lady  (Gentlemen of Fortune, #2) The Baron's Governess Bride (Glass Slipper Brides, #2) Married: The Virgin Widow

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