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Beautiful Masterpiece

(Thin Red Lines #1)

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  92 reviews
**Book note. This book is dark. If you have issues with abuse, deep-seated psychological issues, steamy sex scenes and bad language please take that into consideration before reading. 18+ Enjoy!**

Unconditional love and unredeemable souls, not everyone can be saved.


Synopsis:

Madison Harper is no stranger to monsters.

After surviving an unimaginable childhood, she fights her
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Published February 20th 2016 by Hot Tree Publishing (first published October 16th 2015)
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Lady Heather
Feb 15, 2016 marked it as to-consider
"Deep, dark, intense, with just that spark that keeps you drawn into the book."
Gen Ryan's 'Beautiful Masterpiece' is available for a special pre-order price of $1.99.
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Donna
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I am torn over this one and am once again in the minority of readers, but I just did not love it. I just managed to finish it as I really hate not finishing a book, so in saying that I rated it 3 stars because I finished it. This had some darkness to it, and would be hard to read for some people, but I love dark and the darker the better, but it has to work in well with the story. For me this was not the case. Madison, Liam and Scott all came across to me like teenagers, but they were all in the ...more
Musings of A Romance Junkie
4.5 stars

The story was good as hell, but there's a part of me that's feeling some kind of way about Maddie's feelings of inadequacy and self-identity. IDK... I gotta think on it. Definitely worth reading, and I'm not a huge fan of romantic suspense.
Stephanie
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
***This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.***
(Warning…contains some spoilers.)
I don’t even know where to begin; I feel like I need a moment to process everything that is this book…A Beautiful Masterpiece. It was just…oh my god. This book was so dark and twisted but managed to throw in some romance against all of the Chaos. Liam and Scott make beautiful male lead characters. Scott is tough, but strictly by the book, boy next door who can kick ass. Liam is the beautifully twis
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Amy
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Masterpiece
4.5 stars
Gen Ryan

What the heck …. No. This will be a short review as I cant say much about anything because I don’t want anything given away and right now .. just no. Good emotions for an author to have from a reader yes but good for you as the reader .. just no. In a great way but that's about all I can mutter right now.

Madison Harper has been brutalized. Her father is horrific. How does this even get written? I mean Gen .. whoa. Im not telling you why or what or what the
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Raychel
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Masterpiece is dark, intense and very twisted. I like those types of books but this one had me asking myself if I wanted to continue, it's deep dark. It's told in 3 different POVs with the main being Maddison. I think with the different views you get more understanding of the different characters and it makes the storyline stronger, it's flows nicely together. Maddison and Liam have messed up pasts and both coped differently. Scott is a true knight in armor and just wants to be with Ma ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Masterpiece is dark, intense and very twisted. I like those types of books but this one had me asking myself if I wanted to continue, it's deep dark. It's told in 3 different POVs with the main being Maddison. I think with the different views you get more understanding of the different characters and it makes the storyline stronger, it's flows nicely together. Maddison and Liam have messed up pasts and both coped differently. Scott is a true knight in armor and just wants to be with Ma ...more
Kaylee Nizza
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is dark and twisted. The book is told by each characters perspective which was great. You learned about each chapter. I would like to have the book not as dragged out as it was though. I would have liked to have seen more action in the book. This is the first dark and twisted book I have read. The book was well written but lacked in only a few things. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Gen Ryan.
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Dec 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
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There are fates worse than death...



Often we presume to view another's perspective by our own predisposition, and cannot fathom why others do not see and function as we do, or as we -want- them to.

It is rare to acknowledge such a concept, even more rare; is to temper our perception with this concept.
And then there are those who can present the concept to us.

Gen Ryan gives us a story with characters that are believable as they are memorable.
In this story we primarily follow Madison; a tragic soul,
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Pamela Stallings
I don't even know how to describe my feelings for this book. I have so many emotions going through me. First off I'll just say I loved this book. It'll be one of those books that I'll catch myself thinking about months, years down the road. It has such a lasting effect on you. Gen's writing is brilliant, the book pulled me in from the first page.

Our 3 main characters are Madison, Scott, and Liam. Madison is independent, she's trying to get her life on track. She's very responsible, studious but
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Dedicated Ink Book Blog
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know how to describe my feelings for this book. I have so many emotions going through me. First off I'll just say I loved this book. It'll be one of those books that I'll catch myself thinking about months, years down the road. It has such a lasting effect on you. Gen's writing is brilliant, the book pulled me in from the first page.

Our 3 main characters are Madison, Scott, and Liam. Madison is independent, she's trying to get her life on track. She's very responsible, studious but
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Amy
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the first page of this book I was hooked. The first chapter had my jaw dropping and tears forming already, letting me know this was going to be a heart-wrenching and amazing read. I was not disappointed in the least. This book was a beautifully written masterpiece in itself.
The characters are well-developed and some are damaged in ways you could never imagine or want to know. When the story began I thought I already knew how it would end, but there were plot twists and surprising moments t
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Amo’s Book
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*arc received in return for an honest review from Amos Book Corner*

I was really intrigued by the blurb of this book so I was so happy when the arc came through.

I love dark reads and as each one I read comes to an end I think omg i didn't think I could read darker then Boom I can !!

This was amazing I thought half way through I kinda had it Sussed what was going to happen but sweet lord I did not !! Just when you think you're going one way whoosh we're going in another direction, I loved the pul
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Annamaria
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Beautiful Masterpiece (Thin Red Lines # 1)
Series: Thin Red Lines Series
Author: Gen Ryan
Genre: Dark Romance
Stars: 5/5 Stars
Published: Feb 20, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Pages: 236

"Unconditionally love and unredeemable souls, not everyone can be saved"


Five Dark and Twisted Stars! This novel is a dark romance so please read the warning before you read it! Madison has been abused and is trying to move on with her life when things get turned upside down. Liam and Scott are two FBI ag
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Franci Neill
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me from the very first page. I just sat enthralled the entire time I kept turning the pages. This is such a dark book and I'm not sure what I was expecting after reading the synopsis, but it wasn't this. It was SO MUCH MORE!!!! My emotions are all over the place after reading this one. Ms. Ryan has a brilliant mind to write with the kind of detail she did in this psychological thriller. But of course it's more than that. There's some heat involved somewhat of a love triangle that w ...more
Angela
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received a copy for my honest review.

Wow. This is a crazy intense book. The daughter of a serial killer tries to rebuild her life. But it's not as simple as that.
Amazing story line. The characters are so believable. Crazy ending.
Deep, dark, intense, with just that spark that keeps you drawn into the book.
Brenda Wright
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't even.......omg this story..... I need time to get myself together. Are you kidding me, Gen Ryan?!?! How? Why?

Like a lot of authors, Gen will pull all kinds of emotions and feels from you during this story..... Look for review in Twinsie Talk on October 16, release day.
Luis
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!!!!! Amazing

I got sucked in since the first page. I cannot wait to read the whole series. This has a mix of romance, with a bit of thriller.
Sassy Southern
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Madison Sky Harper has a goal of getting into the FBI after she finished her PhD. Her dad, Michael Walsh, killed her mom and hurt and killed other girls and wanted to kill Madison herself. Luckily her father has been in jail but when he escapes her life plans change drastically.

Keeping Madison safe are two totally different agents. Liam James O'Leary is an agent who is battling his own demons after being abused as a child and still has flashbacks and nightmares. Agent Scott Reynolds i
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Jenni Bishop
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Masterpiece is the first book in the Thin Red Lines series by Gen Ryan. The story is very deep and dark, twisted and disturbing, terrifying and truly intense. Gen Ryan gives you a look into the twisted minds and souls of those who have been lost to the darkness. It is a psychological thriller that captures you and you can’t let go, much like a horror that you watch behind you fingers but can’t turn it off. Gen writes in different points of view which helps you find the deeper meaning b ...more
Vicki
Beautiful Masterpiece is nothing like I thought it would be based on its title. Gen Ryan had me from the very first page. I was into the book so fast and it was a page turner from page 1, literally.

The tagging on this book says it is a dark, suspense, and a psychological thriller. I love psychological thrillers, but they don't always meet up to my expectations; however, Beautiful Masterpiece most definitely fits that genre and did not let me down at all.

The story begins with a flashback of Aim
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Lisa
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book completely blew me away! Beautiful Masterpiece by Gen Ryan is book one in the Thin Red Lines series and the first I have read by this author. It is told from multiple points of view with a happy ending.

This is a twisted, dark story filled with suspense and action. The characters are raw and real and the events that take place are disturbing! And once you figure out where the title of the book comes from, that’s messed up too. Madison Harper has a new name and a new life, graduating co
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Amelia Carr
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Masterpiece is book one in The Thin Red line series by Gen Ryan. It is a very dark but very gripping psychological thriller that I could not put down and is worthy of translating to a big screen movie.

This book is written from the points of view of the main characters, Madison, Liam and Scott. Madison has been through hell and back from a very early early age. Just as her life is taking a good turn the past comes back with a vengeance. Scott has not seen Madison for years but has never
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LZW
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Masterpiece (Thin Red Lines Book 1) by Gen Ryan is a thrilling suspenseful novel that I gave 5 stars. It is written in alternating first person POVs by the three main characters: Madison, Liam, & Scott.
This book had me on edge the entire time! Such an exciting fast paced read!

This novel is about Madison Harper’s life from haunting childhood to ambitious adult. It starts with her on her way to becoming a FBI agent, driven to protect the innocent after living through her own horror stor
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Book Break  With Lisa
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I actually loved so much about this book. It was incredibly intense and fast-paced as well as being all about trying to find the light through all of life's darkness. I enoyed seeing Maddie grow and become the stronger, self-assured woman she always should have been. Scott's consistency, faithfulness, and light truly helped both Maddie and the reader survive all of the trials and tribulations that Maddie faces in her life. But honestly, Liam is probably who brought me to my knees more than any o ...more
Lozzie
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Masterpiece by Gen Ryan is a masterpiece! The first novel in the Thin Red Lines series will put you on the edge of your seat from the very first page. Beautiful Masterpiece may contain sensitive issues that may cause triggers, so beware that this novel is not for the faintest if hearts.
From the very first page, I knew that Beautifiul Masterpiece was going to be an interesting read. It was interesting to read how the characters felt and the complexities and flaws of their character, es
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Krista
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Masterpiece by Gen Ryan is book one in the Thin Red Lines series. This story centers on Maddie who is in the process of finishing up school and joining the FBI. Her wanting to join the FBI is an effort to right her father’s wrongs. Her father is a serial killer who escapes prison to come after Maddie. Scott and Liam are FBI agents and are put on Maddie’s protective detail. While Scott and Maddie’s back stories are tied together, Liam’s backstory is dark and twisted and you don’t really ...more
Kristan Anderson
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Masterpiece by Gen Ryan was so so so good. This book deals with some triggering and sensitive topics so should be read by mature audiences only. It is sort of a psychological thrill that is dark and mysterious but completely hooks you. I was done for in the first chapter, hooked and all. I was scared for Madison because of her father. I couldn't figure out who I was rooting for, Scott or Liam. But everything came together wonderfully. Each character has an awful past that while vastly ...more
Liza
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This dark and twisted romance story is written from 3 persons POV.

In this story we meet Maddison who wants to join the FBI. However, her father is one of the FBI most wanted criminals and he is out looking for her so she is put under the care of two seasoned FBI bodyguards. Liam & Scott – Her old next door neighbour.

You find yourself turning each page with a gasp and the author takes you on a seriously messed up journey.

It’s very hard to leave this review without giving away too much of the b
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