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Lord Beast Kindle Edition

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Length: 223 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 550 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publication Date: September 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ABTDSU
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ashlyn Montgomery resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Rhodes University, majoring in English Lit and International Relations, with a few years of journalism here and there. Currently she teaches English and History to learners in a small private Catholic school.

She adores the outdoors and embarks on hikes as often as she can. Miss Montgomery harbours a love for her continent, Africa, and its many eccentricities, its weather and its people. When she is not exploring her beautiful country or educating unruly children, she is daydreaming, indulging her love of a good wine, or annoying her family and friends. Of course, she adores reading and (obviously) writing.

Her heroes are dreamy and her heroines hopelessly swept away by the men in their lives. Inspired by romance and (mostly) the decadence of Regency England, Miss Montgomery loves to lose herself in scandalous liaisons and smouldering biceps, manipulating the time with humorous twists of her own.

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The theme is one of my favorites to read, but this book just didn't cut it for me. The author has talent, but I abandoned it a third of the way in. I bought it and returned it to Amazon the same day. (I've never done that before, and I'm an avid reader.) The language was anachronistic at times to the point that I could not overlook it. The characters are so wishy washy. Some reviewers called the heroine "plucky" but I just call her goofy: going to a long deserted castle a mile away from her house late at night--with no weapon or good sense evidently--because she sees a light inside. But wait there's more! And then calling out to the trespasser, thief, murderer, or whoever it might be that he'd better leave or else. Come on! It was downhill from there for me. The hero blows hot and cold with no consistency on whether he wants/needs/loves the heroine or not. (This just a few days after meeting her.) I never believed in their attraction. I cannot recommend this one.
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I have always enjoyed the BATB stories, this one is a frustrating read for me. Occasionally the characters seem to step out of character for no good reason. Otherwise they show some original traits, and the dialogues are quite entertaining.

BUT so often throughout the book the author has used entirely the wrong word in a sentence. For example:Describing Falmouth Castle "An abandoned, monstrous creation of Beauty and wonder,it looked over the ocean soberly (somberly?) keeping a solemn, melancholy watch over the tumultuous waves."

Even on the same page: "Surely... that could only mean it wasn't abandoned? Or somebody had taken vacancy (Really? Doesn't the author mean 'taken residency'?)there illegally - a vagrant?"

There are many such blunders throughout the first 35% at least. Does this bother anyone else?
If Lord Beast were not on my Kindle there would be proofreaderS marks all over it.

I'm sorely tempted to offer my services as a proofreader - gratis.
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By Jessica on September 19, 2012
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Earl Rhys Ashcroft is a complicated man, he's uninterested in participating in English society and their ugly debutantes. When a carriage accident scars his face, he hides in his castle for years and allows everyone to think him deceased rather than be forced to deal with any public response to his disfigurement.

Danielle Carmichael has a new home close by Falmouth Castle, and suffering from back pain has prevented her from sleeping well. When she sees a light in the castle late one night, she decides to investigate the supposedly abandoned castle. The Earl does his best to scare the snooping girl away but she is inexplicably drawn to him, and despite his internal war urging him to stay away from her, he relents and the two develop a dangerous relationship. Will love bloom between this tempestuous man and the woman who is quite content being a spinster?

I loved Danielle and Rhys, they were so enjoyable. Their bickering and conversations were at times hilarious but always adorable. Seeing Rhys grow as a character from what he was before and after his accident to who he became when Danielle touched his heart was lovely. Danielle has everything I could want in a heroine, saucy attitude and spunky to the core. She's a well balanced character; she may be a sassy Miss but she's not devoid of vulnerability and emotion.

I did feel at times that it did drag, and I think it could possibly use some chopping at a few slow and sluggish parts. However, for the most part I was really happy with how this was paced. I think that the amount of time spent with Danielle and Rhys together developing their relationship was immensely satisfying.

I just really loved this story. This is probably one of the best spins of Beauty and the Beast I've read in a very long time and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this.
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Don't waste your money on material that needs extensive editing. The book was filled with nonsensical incomplete sentences, typographical errors, and odd words as if the author kept the thesaurus close to hand but only picked from the list of synonyms and failed to actually read the definitions to determine if a word was actually appropriate for the meaning she was trying to convey.
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I felt sorry to have spent .99 for this book on my Kindle. I tried a sample first, and thought that the first chapter of the story was promising, which made the disappointment of the rest of the book that much worse once I'd actually paid for it. The writing was terrible and full of cliches, and the editing was horrible, with many distracting malapropisms mentioned by the other reviewers. ALL of the characters came across as childish stereotypes. I've never written a review before, but really felt compelled to after reading this book.
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I really had to force myself to finish this book. The characters were wooden, and there was little historical detail to give a sense of time and place - in fact, there was quite a bit of inappropriate contemporary language. The grammar and punctuation leave a lot to be desired, too; a good editor would have made a big difference. What kept me going? The malapropisms! Apparently the author feels that using lots of fifty-dollar words is historically correct, but their lavish misuse had me grinning all the way through.
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