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Batticuore ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Batticuore Author Amanda Quick – Thomashillier.co.uk Era la giovane donna pi eccentrica che Gideon avesse mai incontrato Scarmigliata e un po in disordine, appariva perfettamente a suo agio tra gli innumerevoli libri e ossa che ricoprivano ogni angolo d Era la giovane donna pi eccentrica che Gideon avesse mai incontrato Scarmigliata e un po in disordine, appariva perfettamente a suo agio tra gli innumerevoli libri e ossa che ricoprivano ogni angolo della stanza il suo lavoro, lo chiamava lei Certo, nell accorrere alla richiesta d aiuto che gli era stata inviata, il signore di Blackthome si figurava di dover soccorrere una damigella in difficolt e non certo questa specie di virago in gonnella Invece miss Harriet Pomeroy non aveva battuto ciglio alla vista del viso sfregiato che aveva sconvolto ben pi di una dolce fanciulla, pareva fermamente decisa a rimanere zitella e se ne infischiava alla grande della propria reputazione E come se tutto ci non bastasse, ora gli stava candidamente confessando di essere uscita diverse volte nel cuore della notte per spiare un gruppo di pericolosi banditi che, a suo dire, con la loro attivit minacciavano dei preziosi fossili Ce n era a sufficienza perch il potente Gideon accantonasse il risentimento che provava per gli abitanti dei propri territori, ignorasse le pesanti accuse che essi gli muovevano e decidesse di approfondire l argomento Ma mentre si accingeva a farlo, ecco entrare la vecchia governante con un grido d orrore, esclamando sgomenta La Bestia di Blackthorne Hall , l anziana donna crollava a terra svenuta, non prima per di aver urlato all attonita Harriet di fuggire lontano da quell uomo Un uomo sul cui capo pesa il pi infamante dei sospetti, un uomo che la vita ha duramente segnato Un uomo la cui rettezza e il cui coraggio segneranno irrevocabilmente il destino di Harriet, spalancandole le porte della pi ardente passione.

    Free Unlimited eBook a suo dire, con la loro attivit minacciavano dei preziosi fossili Ce n era a sufficienza perch il potente Gideon accantonasse il risentimento che provava per gli abitanti dei propri territori, ignorasse le pesanti accuse che essi gli muovevano e decidesse di approfondire l argomento Ma mentre si accingeva a farlo, ecco entrare la vecchia governante con un grido d orrore, esclamando sgomenta La Bestia di Blackthorne Hall , l anziana donna crollava a terra svenuta, non prima per di aver urlato all attonita Harriet di fuggire lontano da quell uomo Un uomo sul cui capo pesa il pi infamante dei sospetti, un uomo che la vita ha duramente segnato Un uomo la cui rettezza e il cui coraggio segneranno irrevocabilmente il destino di Harriet, spalancandole le porte della pi ardente passione."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Batticuore
  • Amanda Quick
  • Italian
  • 02 August 2019

About the Author: Amanda Quick

Pseudonym of Jayne Ann KrentzThe author of over 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 million copies of her books in print She earned a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate librariesMs Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington Pseudonym s Jayne Ann KrentzJayne CastleStephanie JamesJayne BentleyJayne TaylorAmanda Glass.



10 thoughts on “Batticuore

  1. AgentScully AgentScully says:

    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 havingreason 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 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 havingreason 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 from practically the beginning Harriet is eccentric, geekily obsessed with fossil collecting, intelligent, a bit bossy, a bit plain and on the shelf in her mid 20 s She s no shrinking violet, and is not afraid to go for it when she and Gideon get stuck in a cave alone overnight Their bond is wonderful, she believes in him and defends him verbally and in 1 memorable scene physically to everyone, and he sees her as beautiful There are some nice passionate scenes Some good humor too, when Harriet s geeky friends try to save her from the Beast Assorted villains, including a rival fossil hunter, add to the plot But the focus remains on the romance and it s lovely sigh

  2. Dina Dina says:

    4 1 2 starsI 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 4 1 2 starsI 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 to understand her She came dangerously close to becoming a TSTL heroine when she put herself in danger by refusing to listen to Gideon s reasoning, not only once but twice Her redeeming point was her never faltering trust in Gideon, jumping at one time, literally to his defense whenever someone dared to speak ill of him.As for the story, it was entertaining, funny and fast paced Some events and, particularly, Harriet s reaction to them were unusual for lack of a better word but, in the end, I thought that quirkiness was fitting I wasn t too surprised with the identity of the master villain, even though I spent most of the time thinking it was someone else Considering this was a romance and not a mystery thriller novel, I have no complaints And the ending Ah, I love closing a book with a smile on my face

  3. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    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 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 each other s backs throughout the story It was fun, it was fresh and I loved it

  4. Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW) Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW) says:

    My first Amanda Quickand most defiantly not my last Loved everything about this book The plot, the charactersit all radiated true originality This one s definatly going into my shelves of favourites

  5. ♥ℳelody ♥ℳelody says:

    Review UpThere she goes again, Gideon warned his mother You had better stop her quickly unless you want the conversation to revert to fossilsSo 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 li Review UpThere she goes again, Gideon warned his mother You had better stop her quickly unless you want the conversation to revert to fossilsSo 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 go for quirky hammy characters and campy plots that are not that complicated or mysterious and a little too thin I personally prefermeat to the story and characters that I don t picture as..how can I put this delicately..well, not like this The heroine Harriet was very hot cold for me I found her inconsistent at times I was cheering her on at places and at others I wanted someone to duck tape her mouth shut She s this hardcore fossil enthusiast, to the point that the girl is racing down a bluff like a kid whose hair is on fire to confront fossil hunters from taking over her precious cave The villains RoguesHer precious fossil tooth is unprotected State of emergency Police Help Where is the Jurassic Park dude when you need him She gets in blistering huffy arguments with everyone and anyone who says stupid things and defends the hero staunchly which I got a real kick out of Nobody diss the Beast in front of her Proceed with caution But then there were moments where I questioned this girl s much touted intelligence.oh YES, there sbesides the fossil stupidity view spoiler The whole kidnapping scheme was ridiculous and hurl to the wall worthy This girl suddenly lost her tongue and indignation all because the people who spirited her off are her fossil enthusiast friends They lure her into a carriage and spirit her off to Gretna Green to marry her to someone else She indulges them and stays silent and twists Gideon s arm to drop his demand for satisfaction all because they meant well Huh No and no Idiocy is idiocy When someone is taken somewhere by force or unawares it IS kidnapping Note cute hide spoiler I just never found it amusing when you have a bunch of meddling secondary characters running amuck trying to save the heroine from the BEEEAST hero, all because they think she doesn t know any better Yeah no.Another ludicrous moment was Harriet thinking she can reason with random thieves to not enter the cave because gosh darnit Gideon gave explicit permission that only she can have access to the cave and they MUST listen to her Are you serious You go unarmed, all by your lonesome, in the middle of the night to confront possible thieves in a damn cave and think you will be perfectly fine Gideon called it best, brainless twit indeed Harriet s obsession with those caves and her fakakta tooth fossil I didn t find cute or interesting in the least Just really tiresome This is the kind of thing about bluestocking heroines I honestly cannot stand Authors who take it to such extremes that it becomes a parody and suspending belief It s just not funny to me when everything becomes a hijinx and the eccentric managing heroine HAS to have her way in everything The world will not end if you have to wait a few days or a week to explore a cave dearie Calm down I just find it childish and juvenile to see a grown woman act this way over fossils and nose around in things that only got her in trouble And I noticed that she always seemed to win every argument and discussion even when she was acting outrageously silly over things G d forbid she can never be wrong And speaking of suspending belief, it didn t escape my notice that the heroine magically happened to dig up a tooth of an extremely large lizard that nobody else has discovered The thing was nearly sticking out of the wall inside the cave which she immediately recognized as a tooth A few chips of her chisel and boom out falls the ginormous tooth Of a dinosaur For real For real for real Yes because that s generally how excavations of prehistoric fossils were done in those days Like I said, I could have done without this whole adventure I m all for mystery, intrigue, the couple solving something ok fine..not really but a bunch of crotchety fossil hunters chasing after a bluestocking is so stale and unexciting.The slight saving grace for me was Harriet s interactions with Gideon She was his number one champion which was very sweet and had me cheering her on The girl literally pummels a man to the floor after he publicly insults Gideon and gives him the cut direct Hilarious and so richly deserving Even with that, Gideon seemed to calm her down, bring her down back to earth and call her out when she s being ridiculous If it wasn t for Gideon I would have probably dropped this in a hot second They really did make a sweet couple, I just wish the story was focusedon them and not a tepid mystery subplot and the heroine s hobby that seems to swallow up most of the book And I thought the whole The Beast of Blackthorne Halltitle to be a tad over exaggerated A stupid lie by a scheming cruel selfish girl, misconstrued gossip and a scar makes him the most feared man in England Seriously It s a scar on his jaw but everyone acts like he s the Hunchback of Notre Dame And how everyone came to deduce that Gideon was the villain over that whole ravishing and abandoning scandal is beyond me Nobody thought that twit was lying And for those giving me the side eye for this comment, read the book There were swiss cheese holes in the girl s story.As for the villains in here Welp And no I m not talking about the fossil hunters The other ones The real ones Who are so predictable and campy you see it a mile away A random pack of men going around stealing randomly from rich houses So original I m shaking Why antagonists in here were sooooooo hung up on not having money and a title and wanting revenge simply becausebecause LIFE ISN T FAIRwas so ridiculous and humdrum I have 4 other books by this author and I ll be honest I don t know if I m interested enough to give her another try I usually have a 2 book rule if I m not sure about an author but given how many books I have to go through to clean out my shelves my patience is thin and I don t want to waste time reading the same kind of trope with eccentric managing heroines running around willy nilly with mystery that isn t that suspenseful or intriguing Meh

  6. Avid Booker Avid Booker says:

    This story is a beauty and the beast retelling, with two interesting main characters Harriet Pomeroy, a fossil enthusiast and the viscount Gideon St Justin Gideon got the name beast because of his large size, mean attitude, and his scar over his eye Also because it was said that he drove his fianc to kill herself.It got boring at times and they had sex so quickly that I was so confused on if they were going to even have a relationship.But I did have time after that to find out that the hero This story is a beauty and the beast retelling, with two interesting main characters Harriet Pomeroy, a fossil enthusiast and the viscount Gideon St Justin Gideon got the name beast because of his large size, mean attitude, and his scar over his eye Also because it was said that he drove his fianc to kill herself.It got boring at times and they had sex so quickly that I was so confused on if they were going to even have a relationship.But I did have time after that to find out that the heroine is completely annoying Like he had to literally ask did she favor her fossils over him And she said she favored him, but shit you can t be too sure Tbh I dont think she told the truth She literally gets herself into so much trouble over these fossils over 20 times throughout the book and it s completely stupid She was supposed to seem like a headstrong character but she was actually, just stupid and rash.Gideon was a likeable enough He played his beast role, except I was hopingtrue to the character hostility towards the heroine There was close to none here He really never did a wrong to her, she always managed to get herself into stupid predicaments that need saving, he does the saving, and then reprimands her about it But she actually does say he s been nothing but nice to her the entire time One thing I dont like about him, is that he never clarifies that the marriage truly wasnt of convience, that he had some weird obsession attraction even though she clearly only holds attraction to old ass rocks He never explained that to her and it s like it would have helped the plot a bit.Then there was this whole backwards mystery in this book I m normally not a fan of mystery in my historical romances, so that was new Who was planting stolen property in the caves Why did this really matter Well because she decided the cave was hers and that she didnt want anyfossil hunters to find what belongs to her Once again, BITCH THE CAVE DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU As I type this I m serious starting to hate the heroine even .Whenever she and her club met up to talk, I always skipped skimmed those parts, utterly BORING And plus she talked about them too much I honestly have no idea how the hero even fell in love with her I literally only know one thing about her she likes fossils Like you have no idea every other page she talks about fossils It got to the point where he decided to help use it as foreplay It was literally, just no, just ugh.Then she says she s not the prettiest, her sister is, yet so many guys when she goes to London are at her feet I know she couldnt afford a season before this time, and she s 25 which means old maid in these times But if all these guys here are at your feet, none were at home I wonder why Maybe it s your obsession with bones and that you have literally nothing to talk about except them.SHE WANTED TO BE INCLUDED IN EVERYTHING HE DID For one it wasnt proper nor did it happen in that time But she sat there and demanded Gideon everything Like if he didn t listen to her she would go around him and force him to do it Let him handle it She NEVER listened to him Not once It was her way or the highway And although Gideon tried to put her in her place, she didn t accept that Look, I m all here for GIRLPOWER But not stupid and dangerous power, let him do what he needs to.I didn t feel a strong connection between the characters I could see Gideon s, but hers was almost nonexistent Yes she claimed to like him first and all that, but it seemed her fossils wereimportant and she stated a whole bunch about how she would rather be talking about fossils 40 million times through the book Like I dont even want to hear about fossils for the next month Oh And she claimed the place where she dug fossils at to be hers ALL THE TIME Bitch you do not own those, those are Gideon s legally, and even then anyone could dig on those She was quick to defend her friends when they actually did some wrong shit ALSO THE DAMN TOOTH Once we hear about it, its all she fuckin thinks about I loved when we switched to what Gideon was thinking about, because she annoyed me.I did like one thing though She didn t care about Gideon s face That was a genuine aspect in her She didn t mention it, she didnt find him ugly, and she generally never thought about it

  7. Jasmin Jasmin says:

    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 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 sustain my survival.Bones and fossils Imagine creepy skulls, teeth, toes and femurs stuck on a stone wall and being freed by our odd heroine, Harriet Pomoroy Bones and fossils do not scare her She is considered a spinster, for she is 25 years of age She has no interest in marriage, for only fossils catch her attention And perhaps the Beast of Blackthorne Hall Gideon St Justin, is our battered hero Being the second son, he was least favorite of his parents Has a terrible scar on his face Has gained reputation of Beast of Blackthorne Hall Is believed to have compromised fiancee, the daughter of Reverend Ruston, Dierdre, who have committed suicide after allegedly being dropped by Gideon after discovering she is with child His reputations is also tarnished to shreds And is feared by all Except Harriet.Harriet and Gideon are an odd couple They never fit in normal society However, they no doubt belong in each others arms Despite the world being against them, they manage to fight all odds, since loving each other is as inevitable as the dawn BTW, this book is not just a wonderful story that would make you smile It is also educational.One could learn a lot from Harriet s archeological skills However, the best of her lessons that I would keep in mind, is a practical lesson being non fossil related, is this Rock floor is not conducive to lovemaking.

  8. WhatIReallyRead WhatIReallyRead says:

    A very amusing, entertaining HR read The heroine annoyed me a bit at first, but then I warmed up to her and ended up really enjoying the book.

  9. Mei Mei says:

    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 LOLThe 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

  10. Kiri Fiona Kiri Fiona says:

    Well, well, well Amanda Quick Gideon Harriet were the couple I never knew I could hope for They surprised me at every turn 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 drama Well, well, well Amanda Quick Gideon Harriet were the couple I never knew I could hope for They surprised me at every turn 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 drama Not this book I was so wrong so many times Blissfully wrongGideon Harriet trust each other They understand each other It was spectacular to read Harriet is fantastic She is passionate, intelligent, transparent, and loyal The scene in the ballroom when she defends her man s honour I loved it Couldn t have loved it harder if I tried I also really enjoyed how she was never spiteful even if she was hurting she was honest She could have hurt Gideon deeply, and repeatedly, but she never did She was just glorious As much as I loved Harriet, her stubborn streak got her intothan one stupid situation Fortunately, both her and Gideon acknowledge that, so I could move on Nothing frustrates methan a stupid character who I am expected to pat on the head and humour Most of the time I want to punch them, or DNF, or burn my Kindle But I didn t get any of those burning desires hereBut you know as well as I do that sometimes your plans do not always go perfectly Bear in mind what happened that night in the cavern, all because you did not take me into your confidence The only time my plans go awry, madam, is when you interfere with them, Gideon said evenly Harriet Gideon Gideon was so misunderstood, and so hurt by how he d been treated I really felt for him, and Harriet was just the perfect woman for him I was so happy AQ gave them each other So I m a nerd I can own that As such I really enjoyed the fossil backdrop of the story Throughout everything I was thinking It s a dinosaur, right She found a dinosaurOver dinner, I actually wanted to discuss fossils and I almost googled Upper Biddleton to see if dinosaurs were discovered there FYI, Upper Biddleton isn t real Fuck it all The realistic way his family healed their relationship It wasn t one fantastical moment of fireworks, it was just natural Real Believable The romance was hot Some of the peripheral characters were lovely Felicity was adorable vivacious Fry Applegate made me smileDo not move, Miss Pomeroy, Applegate commanded bravely I will not let this blackguard touch you I shall defend you with every drop of my blood And it will be my pleasure to assist Lord Applegate in protecting you, m dear, Fry announced loudly We shall both defend you with every drop of Applegate s bloodIt was a dinosaur, right Why is Amanda Quick holding out this information I hope it was a dinosaur Or a wooly mammoth But then she would have found tusks It s totally a dinosaur.I haven t read a couple like this before Amanda Quick kept me guessing, second guessing, and inevitably I surrendered myself to her genius This book makes me so happy A billion starsIt s totally a dinosaur Update My BFF just read this She says it might have been an Iguanodon Do you hear that Harriet You discovered an Iguanodon Yay

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