Beauty and the Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy #1)
THE FORCE OF THOSE EYES HIT FRANKIE MOOREHOUSE LIKE A GUST OF WIND
But she quickly reminded herself that she had dinner to get ready, the staff of White Caps B&B (such as it was) to motivate. She didn't have the luxury of staring into a stranger's face.
Although, jeez, what a face it was.
And wasn't it just her luck that the owner of that face, Nate Walker--with his rebel...more
Beauty and the Black Sheep is my first Jessica Bird read, even though I’ve been a huge fan of J.R. Ward for years, and I have to say that I loved this book almost as much as I love her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Almost. I just can’t find anything or anyone to top those tormented Brothers and their battle to save the race.
But I digress…
In Beauty and the Black Sheep we are given a very sweet, feel good romance and characters who are so real and so honest in their actions and reactions that w ...more
Frances "Frankie" Moorehouse is her family's last stand. She's been taking care of her younger sister Joy and her grandmother Grand-Em (who suffers from dementia and requires a lot of TLC), worrying about his absent brother Alex, and managing t ...more
I'm a big fan of J.R. Ward's BDB series, and I also love contemporary romance. So when I found out the "WARDen" had written contemporary romance as Jessica Bird, I of course just had to check them out. This is the first book in her Moorehouse Legacy Silhouette series, and it's a pretty good read.
Frances "Frankie" Moorehouse is struggling to keep her family's rundown, historical B&B in the Adirondacks in upstate New York running, and although cocky chef Nate Walk ...more
I don't generally read a lot of Harlequin but I am a huge fan of JR Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood which is how I discovered her alter ego Jessica Bird. I enjoyed this, her debut novel and could definitely hear Ward's voice in the writing, particularly when it comes to her sexy yet somewhat tortured male characters. And although this is a predictable ...more
Ten years ago Frankie's parents died in a boating accident leaving her to raise her younger brother and sister and care for Grand-Em who suffers from dementia (I loved Grand-Em) To help pay the bills Frankie's turned the family's 6th generation mansion into a Bed & breakfast/restaurant. Unfortunately without the money for upkeep the walls are literally c ...more
Es una historia a la que iba a ponerle 3.5 estrellas pero hay una resolución final con un anillo que me ha sentado verdaderamente como una patadita en mi trasero. Esa fomra de solucionarlo o darle utilidad me ha sentado ...more
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For Frankie Moorehouse, White Caps is more than just a Bed & Breakfast. It’s her childhood home…and it’s falling to pieces. Frankie’s worked herself to the bone trying to keep her parents’ legacy going, while supporting herself, her sister and her grandmother, and she’s barely making ends meet. And when her chef up and quits one night, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Nate Walker is the rebel in his family. He’s not a corporate sui ...more
I'm watching this.. Not much info on it yet but I'm sure its a re-release of one of Ward's earlier Harlequin Jessica Bird books.
They're all really good, You can see the BDB taking shape in her (strictly) romance heroes.
Ten years ago Frankie's parents died in a boating accident leaving her to raise her younger brother and sister and care for G ...more
Yikes, this is the most combative "romance" I've ever read. It was like one of those couples on the Amazing Race who spend the whole trip yelling at each other, so that you've got your fingers crossed hoping they'll get booted off at the end of each episode.
The hero spends the whole time mad at the heroine for continually rushing to judgment without listening, a completely fair assertion. Frankie, the heroine, is so uptight and controlling, it makes the l ...more
"4.5 stars" Who would have thought that Jessica Bird (aka the incomparable J. R. Ward) could write a book less than half the length of her Black Dagger Brotherhood books that is still a lovely and satisfying story? Well, that's exactly what she accomplished in Beauty and the Black Sheep. The heroine runs a Bed & Breakfast out of her family's old Victorian home on Saranac Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. I certainly couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting, an ...more
This book was very good plot wise. I loved the idea and execution of it. Nate, a drifter chef looking for a place of his own to buy, stumbles upon White Caps Bed and Breakfast when his car breaks down. There he meets Frankie Moorehouse, the struggling owner of White Caps. They fall into a relationship and eventually into love. And Nate gives up his chance for a restaurant to stay at White Caps with Frankie and help her repair the B&B she loves. A perfectly interesting plot. And I lo ...more
Me lo sono chiesta poco prima di iniziare questo libro, e ne sono rimasta piacevolmente sorpresa. La trama è una storia già sentita, già letta ( e a volte anche riletta), ma questa è l’unica pecca di questo libro. Non ero sicura di cosa aspettarmi, ma di certo non mi sarei aspettata un libro cosi (in senso positivo!).
La storia è ambientata in questo luogo immerso nella natura, riservato a coloro che vogliono prendere le distanze dalla vita freneti ...more
At first comforting in its predictability, but the one-dimensional characters got on my nerves and some of the issues just seemed so contrived and far-fetched. JR Ward/Jessica Bird usually throws in some steamy smexing but this was not the case here, either. Meh.
Ummm disfrute que la lectura fuera rápida pudo ser más pero llegaban momentos en que simplemente me daba pereza continuar la lectura.
SPOILER AUNQUE realmente no lo es pero SPOILER!!!!
(view spoiler)[Asi que en resumen como en muchos otros libros tenemos a la muy conocida y tipica Heroina con problemas financieros para mantener a flote el Hotel/Casa/Herencia familiar, de caracter fuerte, porque cree que debe s ...more
-Note: I'm intentionally comparing her books here.-
Unlike her Black Dagger or Fallen Angels series, The Rebel is a contemporary romance novel, set in our world, without any vampires, angels etc. but one interesting-enough hero and a heroine that ha ...more
The same happened with Nate, the hero in this book. I loved the guy. And he reminded me of Butch O'Neil what with his capped front tooth and his dark physical appearance. Frankie, the heroine, was ok, I liked her alrigh ...more
I love this story, but I love anything J.R. Ward writes.
This is about Nate and Frankie. Frankie owns a failing bed and breakfast that has been in her family for years. She's having a hard time making ends meet when Nate comes to her door because his car broke down. He has his knives with him .....NO NO NO not daggers, actual knives. He's a chef. A very good chef. He comes in to use the phone and smells somethi ...more
C'è poco da dire...la Ward è una garanzia assoluta! :3
Ho adorato la storia di Frankie e Nate, lei è una donna con gli attributi (una rarità) e lui....è il tipico uomo della Zia Ward, bellissimo e dolcissimo!
Ora sono curiosissima di leggere cosa succederà a Joy e Alex!!!
Una lettura piacevole e molto scorrevole anche se nemmeno paragonabile alla serie dei Confratelli di cui sono abituata a leggere.
Un inizio di serie leggero e senza complicazioni che spero sia un inizio per un seguito decisamente migliore e molto più attivo e divertente in confronto a questo libro.
I personaggi comunque mi sono piaciuti un po' tutti chi più chi meno, Grand-Em l'ho adorata molto l'ho trovata tenerissima come George del resto.
Nate e Frankie, i personaggi principali, sono i m ...more
This... was alright.
But I have some issues with it.
It's called The Rebel. Not exactly sure why. The original title was called Beauty and the Blacksheep.
Which also didn't make sense to me either. And yes, I realize that the new title and new cover was to 'edge it up' to draw in her JR Ward fans instead of just the Jessica Bird fans.
We were told only like more than half way through the book that Nate was the so ...more
Come non provare curiosità per la signora del fantasy che si lancia su un altro genere?
Ma soprattutto la domanda che mi ponevo era, riuscirà a ricreare dei personaggi maschili altrettanto coinvolgenti, sexy e tormentati?
Bè con questo libro la Ward riesce a costruire una storia estr ...more
I picked up the first book in the Moorehouse Legacy series knowing that the author, Jessic ...more
Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to ...more