Beauty's Curse

Beauty's Curse

by Tamara Hughes

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Beauty's Curse by Tamara Hughes

England, 1722

Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia's harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow...

Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she's pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself...

Now their fortunes-for good or ill-are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943336364
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Beauty's Curse (Entangled Scandalous) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable adventure of Pirates of the past. Fast read...160 pages of fun and excitement. Sorry to see this Trilogy end.......wish there could have been more stories. Just not enough pirate stories out in the literature world to read. Only a few good authors out there and Tarama Hugh's is one of the top ones. Enjoy.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Amelia feels she herself is bad luck . She is clumsy , has very low self esteem . She also seems to trust absolutely everyone and that hasn't always worked out good for her . Amelia has decided to go to America and live with her aunt . Her ship sinks and she is captured by pirates from the Wanderer . david decides to become her protector . Even Though David has low self esteem also Nothing is to happen to Amelia as far as david is concerned . Then they have to leave the ship . This was slow for me . It’s a little hard for me to believe David is a pirate . But the story was ok and the plot and characters were pretty good to a degree . I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Love on the High Seas series. Followed by bad luck her entire life, Amelia Archer has decided to leave her family and travel to America to live with her aunt. Unfortunately, her luck didn't change. The ship she was on wrecked and they were rescued by pirates. Sailors don't like having women aboard their ships to begin with, but when other unlucky things start happening they decided to set her adrift to survive on her own. Having stuck up for Amelia when she first boarded the pirate ship, David Lamont does it again when they insist on getting her off the ship. He won't let her go alone. Can they survive in the middle of the ocean with very little supplies or will Amelia's bad luck follow them to the bottom of the ocean? I always enjoy a good pirate story and this one was no exception. Hughes had the added twist of making them survive on their own. They were in the middle of the ocean with very few provisions and only had a tiny boat for protection. On board a ship, the H/H are thrown together often because there is just not much space to get their distance from one another. By placing the H/H in a tiny boat and making them count on one another to their very survival, Hughes takes her story to another level. This was a great read and I can't wait to see what Hughes has in store for us next! Thanks go out to Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
niterayvyn More than 1 year ago
a pirate and a beauty. sime unfortunate bad luck and amelia gets shipped off then rescued by pirates. david is perfect for her. action and romance go hand in hand and i liked it. im gonna have to go back and read the first novel and i cant wait for the next. *arc provided by publisher for honest review
IreneC More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Beauty's Curse was a good read. It had the perfect amount of drama and it wasn't overly done. There was just enough to keep you interested in both main characters. Overall a good afternoon read.
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
Miss Amelia Archer is bad luck. Stomach bug? Her fault. Ship attacked by pirates? Her fault. The wind fails to blow? Her fault. Disaster follows where ever she goes and Amelia simply can’t stand to watch the rest of her family suffer, so she books passage to the Virginia colonies to start her life anew. But halfway into the journey, the ship is attacked by pirates and Amelia must convince her new shipmates that she’s not as bad as the others claim. Thankfully, the pirates’ musician, David Lamont, speaks up for her amongst the crew and manages to calm their superstitious minds. For now. This story has everything you would expect in a good pirate adventure novel – sword fights, deserted (sort of) islands, the fight for survival, and, of course, rum! Or something like it anyways. Amelia and David had an instant-love attraction that quickly manifested in the form of David’s intense desire to protect and care for Amelia. Together, they acted as each other’s sounding board and counselor. Amelia convinces David to return to a family he believed abandoned him and David helps Amelia see that her “curse” of bad luck was really just the jealous ravings of her step-mother. The plot was one adventure after another and there were more than a few times I had to remind myself this was a romance novel and our heroes would be just fine. (or would they!? Oh no, keep reading and find out!) I really wish this novel could have been longer to allow those plot lines to develop further. I would have loved to learn more about Issac and Ruth as well and how their story more fully tied into Amelia and David’s story. Overall a very entertaining read! Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
England, 1722 Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia's harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow... Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she's pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself... Now their fortunes—for good or ill—are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves…  Review: Amelia may not be cursed, but I think she has the worst luck of any heroine that I have ever read.  At parts I almost wanted to laugh because if you did not you would feel horrible for all the stuff that happens to Amelia, honestly she is so unlucky that she is lucky...lol  I did enjoy the whole adventure that Amelia has then David too when he stands up to be her protector.  Both David and Amelia are great characters, both have been hurt by a parent that ultimately leads them to this place in time.  Both of them are strong, Amelia has left home alone to travel to the Colonies and David was captured and was a slave and managed to escape.  The adventure was the best part of the story from being set adrift in a life boat to ending up on a deserted island. There is a lot of action and as I said before adventure in this story.  While there is some heat to the story it is minor, I would call it more of a sweet heat.  This is technically the second book in this series, the first is about David's brother, James who is looking for David.  This story wraps up those threads nicely with **spoiler**   James finding David.  Now if you did not read the first story, you will in no way feel lost, both can stand alone. This was a fun, entertaining read! 3.5Stars *Received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
It's adventure on the high seas in this swashbuckling pirate romance starring Amelia and David. Amelia considers herself bad luck based on her life experiences to date and when the ship she's sailing in to escape whatever doomed fate awaits her starts to sink and she is 'rescued' by pirates, it's par for the course. On board, musician David comes to her rescue more than once, defending her from superstitions and wary eyes. When he decides to align his fortunes with hers, he may get more than he bargained for, including a reason to return home again. This was a fun, exciting story. Amelia's luck seems to go from bad to worse with every adventure that befalls her, and then David too, in her quest to be alone with her cursed self. Despite her feelings about herself, she still tries to make the best of every situation and comes across as brave and courageous in the face of adversity. She doesn't complain about the things that befall her, she just works hard to make things better. David was a great hero, kind and considerate and protective. He wasn't a really strong alpha male figure but didn't hesitate to defend her in any situation. Once he'd decided to be on her side, he is in 100%. There is a definite attraction between the two of them that leads to some steamy love scenes. The setting was very well researched and all the little details of travelling by pirate ship and the islands they encountered were interesting and added to the story. All in all, an enjoyable tale! 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago