Blue Velvet MOBI Á Paperback

Blue Velvet MOBI Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 183 pages
  • Blue Velvet
  • Iris Johansen
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 0553216929

Blue Velvet❰Download❯ ➶ Blue Velvet Author Iris Johansen – Essayreview.co.uk Part gypsy, part untouched golden child of the sea, Kate Gilbert was the most bewitching woman Beau Lantry had ever seen Rashly he agreed to help rescue her friends, risking his ship, his crew, even h Part gypsy, part untouched golden child of the sea, Kate Gilbert was the most bewitching woman Beau Lantry had ever seen Rashly he agreed to help rescue her friends, risking his ship, his crew, even his life But Kate was no damsel in distress, he discovered, and showed him it was all he could do to match her bravado But under the sultry moonlight, Beau took the lead, teaching his untutored Kate the exquisite joys of loving, vowing to make her happy, yet fearing that meant letting her go.


About the Author: Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author She began her writing after her children left home for college She first achieved success in the early s writing category romances In , Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer In Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success She lives in Georgia and is married Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award winning screenwriter and novelist Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistantIS JOHANSEN is The New York Times bestselling author of Night and Day, Hide Away, Shadow Play, Your Next Breath, The Perfect Witness, Live to See Tomorrow, Silencing Eve, Hunting Eve, Taking Eve, Sleep No More, What Doesn t Kill You, Bonnie, Quinn, Eve, Chasing The Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora s Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On The Run, andAnd with her son, Roy Johansen, she has coauthored Night Watch, The Naked Eye, Sight Unseen, Close Your Eyes, Shadow Zone, Storm Cycle, and Silent Thundertp irisjohansen.


10 thoughts on “Blue Velvet

  1. says:

    Meh

  2. says:

    Blue Velvet is the story of Kate and Beau.When the philanthropist martyr Kate goes into rescue her protector Justin from bandits, she never expects to meet the elusive playboy Beau. or know that he would be taken by her They then embark on a journey of adventures, love, self discovery and passion.I really loved this story The simplicity and giving nature of Kate met the thundering savage nature of Beau, and the cynic was melted by the purity of love.I loved the Ancient geeky humor and the c Blue Velvet is the story of Kate and Beau.When the philanthropist martyr Kate goes into rescue her protector Justin from bandits, she never expects to meet the elusive playboy Beau. or know that he would be taken by her They then embark on a journey of adventures, love, self discovery and passion.I really loved this story The simplicity and giving nature of Kate met the thundering savage nature of Beau, and the cynic was melted by the purity of love.I loved the Ancient geeky humor and the craziness.Safe5 5

  3. says:

    Need something to read on a two hour car ride Here ya go Do not expect anything above cliches Her smile was like a ray of sun on a winter morning and the most basic, elementary level of chemistry and boy meets girl that could ever be written about.Predictable, and a tiny little bit of fun, because Beau is a modern day pirate smuggler, whatever he is, who owns a big fancy boat and employs a captain to take it all up and down the coast of South America I think He gets tied up in what he Need something to read on a two hour car ride Here ya go Do not expect anything above cliches Her smile was like a ray of sun on a winter morning and the most basic, elementary level of chemistry and boy meets girl that could ever be written about.Predictable, and a tiny little bit of fun, because Beau is a modern day pirate smuggler, whatever he is, who owns a big fancy boat and employs a captain to take it all up and down the coast of South America I think He gets tied up in what he thinks is a prostitution deal it isn t and meets beautiful stunning Kate who for some reason, tells this guy she first meets that she likes to sunbathe in the nude and he cliches the story up by saying Oh I d like to see that some time headdesk Beau thinks Kate is a prostitute, and in order to help her and her drunken passed out friend out of the drug lord s clutches, strikes a deal with her that she s okay with that he can do whatever he wants to her, whenever he wants, for however long he wants, and he ll help them She says Oh what a low price to pay for my friendship and agrees What s good about the story, and it s not much the author I do like her I trust her Just her romance is pathetic , the boat s captain this huge redhaired guy with a red beard and scars all over himself from sewing up his own wounds I was wayintrigued by him than Beau and the action Setting fire to 60K pounds of cocaine with torches is cool.What s bad about this story everything else I realized too late that this wasn t a comedy I thought it was, with horrible dialogue like I ache for the need of you WHAT Who says that Okay, enough fluff in a row Time to nail down some serious reading

  4. says:

    Narrated by Renee Rausman Narration 5 sReviewed for AAR s Speaking of Audiobooks 8 22 11 does an Iris Johansen series romance from 1985 make it as a 2011 audiobook release Well if Linda Howard s Midnight Rainbow, Diamond Bay, Duncan s Bride, etc are still considered keepers by you then Blue Velvet holds up as well Add in the enjoyment of Renee Raudman s narrating skills and it was a hit for me Raudman brought what I love most about her narration ab Narrated by Renee Rausman Narration 5 sReviewed for AAR s Speaking of Audiobooks 8 22 11 does an Iris Johansen series romance from 1985 make it as a 2011 audiobook release Well if Linda Howard s Midnight Rainbow, Diamond Bay, Duncan s Bride, etc are still considered keepers by you then Blue Velvet holds up as well Add in the enjoyment of Renee Raudman s narrating skills and it was a hit for me Raudman brought what I love most about her narration abilities flawless timing, the correct amount of feeling and an excellent portrayal of characters.Being a Raudman fan does have its drawbacks though a narrator only has so many voices I was mentally bounced around as the story got off the ground between hero Beau Lantry s southern accent and a heroine named Kate My mind kept imposing Ilona Andrews characters from her Magic series into the listen It was hard to tune out the mental pictures that kept flashing by but I was eventually successful It helped that the genre was completely different.Beau, a wealthy, jaded man, is island hopping in the Caribbean with his sailboat crew when he encounters Kate Gilbert a very resourceful young woman who wins his admiration with her determination to help others no matter the cost, then paying her debts without question Each of our protagonists have a loyal friend at their side which is good because there is plenty of action as they dodge a foiled drug dealer that wants revenge The heat level is surprising considering the age of this book and we get a great Tough Miss Innocent knocks Mr Seen It All for a loop romance to wrap it up All the elements needed for a quick enjoyable listen

  5. says:

    Very trite and unrealistic Also way too graphic on the intimacy passages for my taste Wanted to stop reading after chapter three, but it gave me something to read on vacation Would not recommend this to anyone.

  6. says:

    Review also available at The Smut Report.Heat Factor Blazing sunshine on a tropical island paradise Bring sunscreen Character Chemistry EhPlot They keep saying they are facing a lot of danger but the stakes never feel really high.Overall Holy Purple Prose, Batman Even though there are no bodices to be seen in this novel set in the contemporary Caribbean, I feel fully justified in classifying this as a bodice ripper Why It s time for Bodice Ripper Bingo Heroine who is naive and childlike Review also available at The Smut Report.Heat Factor Blazing sunshine on a tropical island paradise Bring sunscreen Character Chemistry EhPlot They keep saying they are facing a lot of danger but the stakes never feel really high.Overall Holy Purple Prose, Batman Even though there are no bodices to be seen in this novel set in the contemporary Caribbean, I feel fully justified in classifying this as a bodice ripper Why It s time for Bodice Ripper Bingo Heroine who is naive and childlike Check Hero who is a rake playboy, but suddenly becomes protective Check Virgin mistaken for a prostitute Check Hero who makes a deal with heroine which involves her selling him her body the first time they meet Check Heroine who shows her love through complete and utter devotion Check Ridiculous swashbuckling adventures that make no sense Check Severe lack of communication between Hero and Heroine about their true feelings for one another Check Magical orgasmic virgin sex Check Look at all those tropes we ve got covered I think we ve got BINGO In her intro to the book, Iris Johansen states that she set out to write a modern day swashbuckler, and she completely succeeds the way she uses the tropes of a bodice ripper works precisely because of the contrast with the modern day setting So the things that feel squicky in a standard bodice ripper feel a bitdeliberate and silly in this case For example the trope of the heroine going along with selling her body to the hero feels WAY less rapey than it generally does, because even though this heroine is naive and virginal, she s grown up around Latin American drug lords and gun runners, so she s seen some shit and knows exactly what she s getting into Our hero also repeatedly tells the heroine that he s not going to rape her, and in fact waits to consummate their relationship until she very clearly signals her desire for him, rather than her passive acceptance of his boner.So, for someone like me who is fascinated by Old School Bodice Rippers, this was a really fun read.Now, I m not saying that there aren t some ridiculous components of this book Neither the hero nor the heroine felt like real people, their emotional connection was questionable, and the prose is completely over the top.Let s start with the heroine, because she annoyed me the most Kate was a ludicrous and completely unbelievable heroine who epitomized every component of the perfect Madonna of male fantasy She has this magical honesty that shines out of her eyeballs like a beacon A description of her from page 4 Warm and loving with a clear bell like honesty In addition, she is constantly being described as childlike Her magical honesty is childlike, but so are her eyes and her smooth, satiny skin The hero literally talks about her skin and how it s soft like that of a child, which is a turn on for him Gross.Mixed in with all this elfin otherworldly nonsense is a ridiculous protective maternal instinct From page 3 Kate was a protective as a lioness with her cub about anyone she cared about This means that she constantly takes responsibility for grown ass men who can take care of themselves because it s her fault that they re in danger Note she never takes responsibility for a woman.All of this together combines into the perfect Madonna a motherly virgin Conveniently, she is also an insatiable sex kitten when the right man finally comes along, which gives us the perfect trifecta of fantasy.Ugh.Beau, the hero, is also a ridiculous stereotype rather than a real person He s the standard playboy or, in classic Bodice Ripper terms, a rake or rogue who suddenly finds himself feeling protective and jealous of a woman he just met for mysterious reasons He sets himself up as her protector, going so far as to write his own wedding vows where he gives her his strength, his knowledge, and his experience.Also, he says things like I m going to sit and watch the sun pour down on you like golden rain, caressing you and making you glow And then I m going to come to you and make you glow for me I want to feel you open and flower and tremble I want to know hat everything I do to you will make you shine and melt and flow WHO TALKS LIKE THAT Ugh.Now, all this griping about the main characters probably makes you think that you should skip this one, but let me just say the prose is so over the top that it might just be worth it.To offer just one example, here is how Kate s first ever orgasm at least, with a man is described Treasure A carousel playing a haunting melody, Beau s golden eyes, his hand in hers walking through the rain forest, a mocking Southern drawl with a note of underlying tenderness, courage, honesty, passion, this beautiful, throbbing rhythm So many treasures He was giving them all to her and when he gave the final radiant gift that made rapture seem commonplace, it was noprecious than the other treasures he d heaped upon her.Amazing Blog Twitter Facebook Instagram

  7. says:

    A quick read just for the hell of it.

  8. says:

    Not her best work, but a fun, quick read.

  9. says:

    Predictable

  10. says:

    While I wasn t totally crazy about this book, it was a big improvement on White Satin Kate was abandoned by her mother as a young girl and has been living with smugglers ever since She has had no formal education, yet she is pretty smart when it comes to the ways of the world I liked Kate Even though her choices weren t always the smartest and were often done out of a sense of misplaced loyalty, I still thought she was a great character She stood up for what she believed in and wasn t afrai While I wasn t totally crazy about this book, it was a big improvement on White Satin Kate was abandoned by her mother as a young girl and has been living with smugglers ever since She has had no formal education, yet she is pretty smart when it comes to the ways of the world I liked Kate Even though her choices weren t always the smartest and were often done out of a sense of misplaced loyalty, I still thought she was a great character She stood up for what she believed in and wasn t afraid to risk herself for it.Beau on the other hand was a little annoying While understood why he was so protective of Kate, I got tired of waiting for him to see that she really could take care of herself She really didn t need to be made better because she was pretty great already As for the over all story, it was just OK for me Nothing really happens as she is never is any real danger I guess I was hoping foraction with this one, given the setting

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