Beau Crusoe

Beau Crusoe

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by Carla Kelly
     
 

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Shipwrecked!

Stranded alone on a desert island, he had lived to tell the tale. A triumphant return to the ton saw James Trevenen hailed as Beau Crusoe—a gentleman of spirit, verve and action. But only he knew the true cost of his survival! Scandalous!

Susannah Park had been shunned by Society. She lived content with her calm

Overview

Shipwrecked!

Stranded alone on a desert island, he had lived to tell the tale. A triumphant return to the ton saw James Trevenen hailed as Beau Crusoe—a gentleman of spirit, verve and action. But only he knew the true cost of his survival! Scandalous!

Susannah Park had been shunned by Society. She lived content with her calm existence—until Beau Crusoe determinedly cut up her peace! The beautiful widow wanted to help him heal the wounds of the past—but what secrets was this glorious man hiding?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426887437
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
12/27/2010
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
411,168
File size:
716 KB

Meet the Author

I started writing Regencies because of interest in the Napoleonic Wars. I like writing about warfare at sea and ordinary people of the British Isles, rather than lords and ladies. In my spare time I like to read British crime fiction and history, particularly the U.S. Indian Wars. I currently live in Utah. I'm a former park ranger, and double Rita Award and Spur Award winner. I have five interesting children and four grands. Favorite authors include Robert Crais and Richard Woodman.

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Beau Crusoe 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Littlecedar More than 1 year ago
This must have been a difficult story to write. It has been difficult to read it at times.Yet it is also rewarding.The shipwreck and what followed was hard.But the story of forgiveness and love was one well worth reading.Four stars because although this is a great read it is not for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carla Kelly was one of my favorite Signet Regency Romance writers. When Signet canceled that line I was very disappointed. When the announcement came that she was writing for Harlequin Historical I was very excited thinking that she would bring a touch of class that is sadly lacking to the line in their regency department. Unfortunately it was not so. The book went into graphic sex descriptions and cannibalism. It was as if the author has watched too many CSI episodes. She does have good character development and plot line as always as the main characters confronts their ghosts, but the darker tone that was present in some of the Signet romances reigns unfettered in this romance. But if graphic sex and gruesome scenes don't bother you, you will find well developed main characters with an interesting plot. Carla Kelly remains an outstanding writer, I just didn't appreciate the graphic depictions in this book compared to her others and probably won't buy any other book in this line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have missed seeing new titles by Carla Kelly, and was extremely excited to see that she was continuing to write. This story is as witty as her previous efforts, and as enjoyable, but it also has a much more explicit sex scene than I've seen in her other works. I found the entire book to be enjoyable, however, those who dislike dark subjects or explicit sex will want to beware.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While Carla Kelly depicts a brief but realistic account of the more gruesome side of colonial British Navy shipwrecks, health challenges of living in India as an expatriot employee family with the East India Company, and general sea travel in the 1800s, she weaves a story that engages the reader in a tale of redemptive family love and the societal quirks of the ton. The sexual content of the story may take the Carla Kelly reader by surprise. It is unfortunate that this book and other future Harlequin stories by Kelly must be written in this limited venue. This author is much better than this type of vehicle will allow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Carla Kelly because her Regencies are about more than the Ton. Her books are about people overcoming obstacles, in this case a man resocializing himself to society after five years of solitude and about his struggle to forgive himself for surviving where others didn't. The sex and gruesome details are essential to the story. I enjoyed this book, would re-read it, and recommend it to others.
happyendingamust More than 1 year ago
Carla Kelly knows how to put the reader right there with her characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've found Carla Kelly to be one of the best of the Regency romance writers, with non-traditional heroes, very good character development, and a willingness to tackle the unpleasant issues of the period. I was very much looking forward to more of her books after the long hiatus, but was very disappointed in this one. Not because of the topic of cannibalism or the sexual scenes, but because it deserved a lot better editing than it got. I found it very choppy, and not at all up to the standards of her previous works (Mrs McVinnie's London Season being one of my favorite books of all time)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited to see that a publisher had picked up Carla Kelly. I've always loved her Regency novels especially 'The Wedding Journey'. However, this story was missing her normal charm. It portrays rather disturbing images and crude sexual encounters. I didn't finish it.
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