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The New York Times bestselling author of Rendezvous presents a spellbinding new Regency historical destined to be a hot beach read this summer. Moving from the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village named Upper Biddleton to the glittering crush of a fashionable London soiree, Quick offers an enthralling tale of a mismatched couple poised to discover the rapture of love.

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Mass Market Paperback, 385 pages
Published December 2005 by Bantam (first published July 1992)
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AgentScully
Ravished is one of my all-time favorite Amanda Quick novels. It's a wonderful story with likable characters and I must have read it at least 3 times already. Gideon is a scarred, brooding, semi-outcast whose own parents don't believe in his innocence. Despite having more reason to be bitter and harsh than the immature heros of many other romances, Gideon never behaves like a jerk or takes out his anger on the heroine. He can be arrogant and dictatorial, but he is tender to and proud of Harriet f ...more
Phrynne
Nov 24, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it
I love Regency romances - I am a Georgette Heyer tragic from way back - but many of today's efforts are very weak and formulaic. This one is neither of those things and I was in my reading element:). The two main characters were delightful, the conversation was witty and the formula was thrown out the window. Guess what - no misunderstandings between our purported lovers to separate them and lead them astray. In this book our hero and our heroine understand each other from the start and have eac ...more
Dina
Aug 20, 2011 Dina rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

I like Beauty and the Beast tales and Ravished is many reader's favorite Amanda Quick novel, so I chose it as my introduction to her work. I'm glad to say I was not disappointed. :)

I loved Gideon from the start and he was everything but The Beast of Blackthorne Hall, the nickname he received due to his "shady" reputation and his sinister appearance. I was expecting to meet a dark, tortured hero, but he was actually quite funny. Harriet was a different matter and it took me some time t
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
My first Amanda Quick and most defiantly not my last !
Loved everything about this book ! The plot, the characters...it all radiated true originality ! This one's definatly going into my shelves of favourites !
♥ Melody
*Review Up*
"There she goes again,” Gideon warned his mother. “You had better stop her quickly unless you want the conversation to revert to fossils.”

So I generally try to stay far away from bluestocking heroines in HR, specifically the 'eccentric' kinds simply because they are typically (not always) written to such a slanted degree that it comes off obnoxious and to be completely honest: historically inaccurate. Such was the case here. My first Amanda Quick book and I can see she likes to g
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Erika



Overall rating: 4.5 stars

Cheating: No
Love triangle: No
Anything sexual with om/ow: No
Amount of Sex In The Book: several scenes of lovemaking but they are not heavily detailed
Overall Steam Factor/Chemistry (between 1-5): 3.5 – though the sex scenes actually display some emotional intimacy which I liked
HEA/HFN: HEA


My review:
Sweet. Funny. Endearing. Heartwarming. Light-hearted. Cute. Easy. Entertaining. Exciting. Romantic.

Those are just a handful of adjectives I would apply to this story. This was j
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Jasmin
Jun 30, 2010 Jasmin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance fanatics
Unknowingly, I've read this earlier in 2008. I had no idea, since Amanda Quick's covers and titles have a striking resemblance. Titles are one word, and cover is one-colored too, but in different shades and featuring an object.

The title and characters were a little forgotten to me, however, the story and plot are etched in my cranium.

As I flip the pages, I begin to become immersed in a different world, pleasant and achingly familiar, however I do not drown, for romances as sweet as this could su
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Laura
Apr 06, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on my blog: http://paleohigh.blogspot.com/2011/02...


This is not a book review. This is me sounding my barbaric yawp over the smut-loving rooftops of the world.

In a recent bout of unproductiveness (which, let's face it, really comprises about 85% of my day, with 10% of the remaining 15% being eating, and you have to work bathroom breaks in there, too...) a little web searching led me to a list of romance novels that involve paleontologists. I've always had this rage of jealousy
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Pamela(AllHoney)
I've seen this listed as a fave on many lists and thought I'd give it a go. I like Amanda Quick but have never been overly wowed by her work. The dialogue is often clever and witty and I've enjoyed that but for the most part the stories tend to sound about the same. Something about this novel really grabbed me though. I can see how it would be a fave with her fans and I'm glad I finally got to read it.
Mei
Jul 09, 2014 Mei rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
A delightful book!
I laughed at Harriet's reasoning and her explanations! :)
It was wonderfully written!
I felt pity for Gideon - he didn't have a chance! LOL
The mistery part of the story is filmsy, but it gave their love story a nice touch!
I don't know why I haven't read this author before! I will correct that ASAP!
LibraryLass
Oct 12, 2014 LibraryLass rated it it was amazing
Recommended to LibraryLass by: Everyone
Absolutely wonderful! This is one of my favourites of A. Quick's. A lovely beauty and the beast them with every part of the story hitting the mark.

Lovely
Deserie williams
Oct 12, 2015 Deserie williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May Contain Spoilers!

4.5 stars! I really enjoyed this:)I loved this couple. I absolutely loved Harriet she had me laughing. I loved how she didnt judge and how she never once doubted him!Gideon was such a sweet man in his own way! Yes he was stubborn at times but never long with Harriet! I felt his beauty and love for her even though he didnt at first. loved the fossil concept.That has always fascinated me! Love the banter ,love how we see them interact on different things ! I do wish we got mor
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Christy Stewart
Quick was watching Scooby Doo and was all, "I think I'll write a romance novel."

The plot is loosely about some pirates using a cave as a super secret location and our leading characters foiling them. Also, the leading lady is a lot like Velma; geeky and unflappable and cool. Staying on the geeky theme of my review the leading man is like Batman in that everyone is afraid of him but really he is just a pussy with mommy issues.

Kiri Fiona
Well, well, well. Amanda Quick...

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Gideon & Harriet were the couple I never knew I could hope for! They surprised me at every turn...

What I loved:
- When I read, I always think I know what's going to happen next. Hero's nemesis corners heroine in the library - of course the hero is going to walk in and his insecurities will get the better of him. Cue ensuing drama and pain. Hero is the target of cruel gossip about how he treats women - of course the heroine is going to believe it. Cue ensuing pain and dram
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Iliada
I have an issue, especially with HRs. I don't like cartoonish characters or caricatures and I can't stand TSTL heroines or overly quirky ones to the point that their quirkiness messes around with the historical credibility of the character and the story in general. Harriet's obsession with fossils was both annoying and hard to swallow, not to mention the many other silly things she did. Her saving grace was her support for the hero and her faith in him.

I loved the hero. He was the only character
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adelina.
Jan 21, 2013 adelina. rated it it was amazing
First thing first. I love this book so much it's not even possible to love a book this way. (Yeah I'm a crazy person)
So Ravished was my first beauty and the beast story and as you can tell I think of this book as a special one.


The characters of this (spelling amazing) story is Miss Harriet Pomeroy and Gideon Westbrook, Viscount St. Justin.
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Harriet - one of my favorite female characters of all time. I just loved her spirit, her love and her loyalty for Gideon, she fought for her spot under the sun
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Rhapsody
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: regency romance readers
Shelves: romance, fiction
Harriet lives out in the country with her aunt and sister. She is an avid fossil collector and spends much time in the nearby caves. When she finds what she believes to be smuggling activities, she calls in Gideon, the viscount, to take care of the problem so that she can go back to excavating her cave. Gideon is drawn to her and after he accidentally compromises her, he decides that they must marry. However, Gideon has a very dark past and is almost a pariah, causing some trouble when they go t ...more
Vanessa
Mar 27, 2010 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
I was amazed how much I loved this book. I used to read a lot of romance novels, but grew tired of them, and very few romance authors have held much interest for me in the past few years. Interesting historical romance authors are even harder for me to find. But I love her Arcane Series historical novels, and with the added recommendation of my mother, decided to give this one a try. And I am so glad I did! From the very first scene, I was hooked, and I finished it one sitting, only stopping to ...more
Aayesha Khatri
This book was one of the sweetest, most adorable books I have ever read! I absolutely loved, loved, loved the heroine, and the hero!! The way the heroine jumped to defend him, how much she loved him, and how the hero thought she was more beautiful than anything else, it was just so - :') (Yes, I know I just said in my last review that I put way too many :') in my reviews, but - WHAT CAN I DO, HOW ELSE CAN I EXPRESS IT OTHER THAT - :') )

The story was super sweet, fluffy and the kidnapping part w
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Hollie
This was a sweet historical romance. It was a pretty unique spin on Beauty and the Beast. The character depth was solid and the plot well-paced. My only complaint is the price. I don’t feel it was anywhere close to its current price tag of $7.99.
Alexis Lee
Nov 07, 2012 Alexis Lee rated it really liked it
Oh dear oh no. Smutty regency strikes again. And I'm smitteeennn. Amanda Quick's works are pretty much the standard fare, same old ye olde barbarian/wild rake kind, but this one rises above the rest of her novels (along with her other one, The Paid Companion.)
Its an all-over feel good novel, full of meaningless fluff (its sooooo fluffy), and its a fun, fun read that doesn't take up much time or brainspace. The hero and heroine are more likable than the standard stuff you get from other smutty r
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Rachel Regina
Overall rating: 4.5 Fossil Hunting stars!

Triggers:
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)
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Christina Tang-Bernas
Apr 16, 2012 Christina Tang-Bernas rated it it was ok
Yes, Amanda Quick two in a row. And, ugh, could not stand the heroine of this novel. Now, I'm all for strong heroines who don't need a man for everything, but Ms. Harriet Pomeroy took it to an irritating extreme. When she wasn't talking about fossils, she was shrilly demanding that Gideon Westbrook do whatever she says because she known the best! Unfortunately, every time she demands that, chaos ensues. I mean, doesn't she realize the correlation after the first three times? And I still don't un ...more
Kathie (katmom)
Jun 02, 2011 Kathie (katmom) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-ever
I LOVED this...Harriet is a fossil collector...The Beast of Blackthorne thinks that may be why she doesn't seem to notice the huge scar on Gideon's face.

Harriet is a different kind of leading charactor, she's got backbone and she's bossy, but only for a good cause.

Gideon has been hurt by society and his family for so long, he's pretty sure that he can't ever love again, but he is certainly taken with Harriet.

This is a journey toward each other...and love...with a few dramas along the way.

I like
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♡Karlyn P♡
Oct 20, 2008 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it really liked it
Read it because it was on AARP's top 100 romances. I will say it was a fun and fast historical romance, but I personally wouldn't consider it a top 100. Though obviously many disagree.
Chumchum_88
Aug 02, 2016 Chumchum_88 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Amanda Quick, but I must say her writing style was to my liking XD

At first I didn't get much in to the story, so it started off slow, cause I really hated the everyone is badmouthing the Hero calling him, a beast a murderer, a lecherous bastard and such. usually these type of issues aren't new, I mean when the Hero has a bad reputation and such, usually his clan or people or staff someone would be by his side. however in here Gideon was all alone, except of the heroine,
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Tammi Labrecque
Aug 18, 2010 Tammi Labrecque rated it it was amazing
I *loved* this book. The writing was not perfect, but the storyline and characterizations more than made up for that!

The best part of this book for me was the way it avoided all those tired old romance cliches -- most particularly the one where if the hero and heroine would just talk to each other the central conflict would be solved in 5 pages. Gideon and Harriet just plain *don't* have misunderstandings. They each have their own internal conflicts, and they have believable conflict in their re
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Cynthia
May 02, 2010 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first, I thought the book was cute and shallow. Before long, I realized it was adorable and ridiculous.

Harriet is outspoken, bossy, and delightful. When she and Gideon butt heads, their dialogue brings a stupid grin to my face.

Ignore the dated, tawdry back cover/love scene phrases. The whole book is done with such a simple, light, good humor that it was great fun to read. Even the dreadful title was used so often and amusingly in the book, that now I'm fond of it.

There was a lot of repetition
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Brianna
Sep 08, 2015 Brianna rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

This is the first book I recall ever reading for a book club, and I'm very happy to say that it was a resounding success. From the synopsis, I expected more angst, as far s the main relationship was concerned. But, I'm glad to report that that was not the case.

This is largely because of Harriet. She was amazing. If you read my reviews at all, you'll know how much I appreciate a smart heroine, especially in my historicals. Harriet was definitely intelligent. She collected fossils, res
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Assenette
Aug 17, 2015 Assenette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Aww.... Gideon.... You are the best!!
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The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the Uni
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