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From the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village to the glittering crush of the a fashionable London soiree comes an enthralling tale of a thoroughly mismatched couple . . . poised to discover the rapture of love.

There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were usi
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 23rd 2009 by Bantam (first published July 1992)
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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
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
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
Oct 12, 2014 LibraryLass rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.

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.
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!
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.

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
Originally posted on my blog:

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
Dec 28, 2007 Rhapsody rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: regency romance readers
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
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
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.


Overall rating: 4.5 stars

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Kathie (katmom)
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
♡Karlyn P♡
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.
Alexis Lee
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
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
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,
Jenny E
Thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end!

3.5 stars yet another sweet Beauty and the beast tale ...

yes I did it again , read another historical romance based on beauty & the beast ...

And as usual , the beast Gideon is beast only in name... or rather say his image is turned into beast with the false tales...

And our beauty .. is actually a plain woman , who has love for fossils and caves more than fashion & town s rules .. ..

So what happens when Beauty meets the Beast ...

Yes ..... you guessed it right ... a sweet romance blossoms
Tammi Labrecque
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
Mrs. Missive
A friend compared this book to eating candy. At first I was worried she would be handing me this candy from the back of a windowless van, but she didn't steer me wrong.

I am the type of romance reader that usually runs screaming from historicals. I can now say I won't be anywhere near as reluctant to read one in the future.

This book did have some old fashioned language and social cues. I was able to follow the story effortlessly, however. This book was a giant happy sigh. The story ebbed and flo
Christina Tang-Bernas
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
4 stars. I think my favorite types of historical romances are those that are Beauty & the Beast themed. This was delectable.
Lisa Kay
Worth a re-read, so I thought I'd try it on audio. Okay, Anne Flosnik, the narrator, is really getting into this one on the various accents. What a riot!

This one still holds up after all these years. Has everything and the kitchen sink in it and still manages to be orginial. I love that, just when I thought it was done, it had chapters and chapters left and a twist or two!
Lisa Kay
Okay, Anne Flosnik, the narrator, is really getting into this one on the various accents. What a riot!

This one still holds up after all these years. Has everything and the kitchen sink in it and still manages to be orginial. I love that, just when I thought it was done, it had chapters and chapters left and a twist or two!
Miriam Stern
4.5 stars

It is such an entertaining book. I really liked both the main female and male lead. Harriet, the female protagonist, is down to earth and I definitely approved her 'no-nonsense' attitude. Sometimes, you buy a regency novel and you get this dramatic, annoying female lead that drives you bananas. Harriet, albeit her tendency of getting into trouble at every opportunity, is fascinating. Gideon, the male lead, is also pretty interesting. He's had his fair share of problems and he's consider
Celeste Fritz
Forget this one. The whole plot is summed up in the one-word title.
Ravished is my first Amanda Quick novel and I did enjoy it. I love the beauty and the beast theme. Our "beast" a/k/a Gideon, St. Justin or The Beast of Blackthorne Hall, has a troubled past and a huge scar on his face. The heroine, Harriet Pomeroy, is obsessed with fossils and some caves where she's recently found suspected stolen goods. She calls on St. Justin to help her figure out who is using "her" caves, since she hunts for fossils in them and doesn't want to run into any troubles with thie ...more
Nov 07, 2013 MrsJoseph marked it as collectorz  ·  review of another edition
Harriet Pomeroy is a “spinster” amateur archeologist – specializing (read: obsessed) in animal fossils. She obtains the majority of her fossils from her explorations of a series of caves located near her home. The area (including the caves) is owned and “ruled by” the Earl of Blackthorne Hall, Gideon Westbrook.

Six years prior to the start of this novel Gideon “lost” his honor – he was engaged to the local Rector’s beautiful young daughter. One day she goes to Gideon and informs him that she is p
Jemma Gutierrez
You know one of stories with heroes you want to stand up and defend so badly? This is one of those.

Ravished is yes, a small example of the Beauty and the Beast; a scarred hero with a bad reputation and a chance of love; that is were the similarities ends.

The plot:

Long story short: Our heroine asked for our heroes help when she discovered a theif hideout of stolen goods. They ended up being trapped in a cave where they made love (hot by the way). Hero marries the heroine because of honor and such
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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.

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