Craving Beauty

Craving Beauty[Reading] ➽ Craving Beauty ➳ Nalini Singh – Bluevapours.co.uk Marc was dangerous to her in the way that only a strong, sexy male could be to a woman Even knowing that, she d agreed to marry himHope blossomed in Hira s heart Perhaps she d married a man with whom Marc was dangerous to her in the way that only a strong, sexy male could be to a woman Even knowing that, she d agreed to marry himHope blossomed in Hira s heart Perhaps she d married a man with whom it might be worth building a life Her mother had worried that he was scarred, but the lines on his face did nothing to lessen his raw masculine appeal If anything, they gave him an even dangerous male air, enticing the feminine core of her to thoughts that shocked herWhat did a man s face matter anyway She had no use for handsome menBut for a man with a heart For such a manshe might risk everything.

I ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head There s no other job I would rather be doing In September , when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboardI was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia I m back in New Zealand now, but I m always plotting new trips If you d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page updated every monthSo far, I ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer s mill.

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  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • Craving Beauty
  • Nalini Singh
  • English
  • 21 May 2018
  • 037376667X

10 thoughts on “Craving Beauty

  1. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    Once again, Nalini Singh worked her magic on me At first, I wasn t sure what to think Hira was so mercurial, frigid ice princess one moment, vulnerable, exotic girl child another, saying hurtful things to Marc I was thinking I would be disappointed with this story However, I began to see that Hira was protecting her heart fromdamage like what had been inflicted over many years by a father who was a real misogynist, who treated her mother terribly, and restricted Hira s life severely, d Once again, Nalini Singh worked her magic on me At first, I wasn t sure what to think Hira was so mercurial, frigid ice princess one moment, vulnerable, exotic girl child another, saying hurtful things to Marc I was thinking I would be disappointed with this story However, I began to see that Hira was protecting her heart fromdamage like what had been inflicted over many years by a father who was a real misogynist, who treated her mother terribly, and restricted Hira s life severely, despite maintaining the appearance of being a loving husband and father She had been treated like she had nothing to offer besides her beautiful looks and gorgeously curved body Her father used her as a business pawn, forcing Marc to marry her if he wanted to court her Of course, she didn t know that Marc wanted a real relationship with her She thought he just wanted a sexy trophy wife.As the book unfolded, I could see why she kept Marc at such a distance, and was so icy to him, although I hurt as Marc did By the end of the story, I loved Hira, and I admired her for the strong woman that she was.As for Marc, I loved him pretty much from the beginning In fact, I wanted to take him and give him a long, fierce hug He has a lot of the traits I just adore in a hero He was a fierce, strong man, a real survivor, but with a gentle loving heart that hid behind steely, cold armor He d been abused really badly by his lousy alcoholic parents, who sold him to a thief He lived on the streets, and was wounded grievouslythan once, which was why he had scars on his face and body I adored this man Like Hira, his scars were badges of honor to me This man worked his way up from nothing Truly, he did have a chip on his shoulder against beautiful women A stupid rich girl played a cruel joke on him, teaching him he wasn t good enough without his money and power Since then, he kept his heart protected He felt inadequate because of his scars and his ignoble Bayou origins But, like Hira, being a man who pulls himself up by his bootstraps and makes something of himself, being a strong, powerfully magnetic man spoke highly to me She called him her fierce desert chieftain, and I felt this was a fair assessment from her viewpoint of admirable men unlike her father Also he is very possessive Another plus in a hero It gives me tingles Golden boys born with silver spoons in their mouths don t resonate with me the same way If you like Lisa Kleypas s self made heroes, you would probably like Marc He definitely gave me that vibe, which always have the power to turn me into a melted pile of hormonal goo Marc really was the perfect package for a hero to this reader.Initially, this seemed a little melodramatic, which ain t necessarily a bad thing since I like drama , but I wasn t sure what to make of it Hira s innocence and unwordliness seemed too over the top I had to readjust my worldview and consider how truly inexperienced and sheltered Hira was Once I got my vantage point straight, I was all in The intense, honest emotions and the heart wrenching angst of Marc and Hira s pasts, and how they reach out to orphaned children to give them love I cried on those scenes and the ones about Marc s tortured past , and the fiery passion between them which had me fanning myself as I read , well this was an irresistible package that won me over I can t say that all people would enjoy this book Even those who are fans of Nalini Singh s newer works, the Psy Changeling and Guild Hunter books, might not necessarily love this book However, I believe that the elements that make her a favorite, auto buy author to me are very apparent in this lovely romance morsel I m very glad I got the chance to read this one It s going on my keeper shelf with my other Nalini Singh books

  2. Aberforth says:

    My summary of the book Heroine Oh noes, I m so beautiful that no one will ever love me for me instead of being just a hot piece of ass Hero Ohnoes, no one will ever love me because of my oh so hideous scar I ll show everyone by forcing the most beautiful woman I can find into marriage I seriously rolled my eyes through most of the book It was only towards the end when they started to get to know each other that any redeeming qualities came through Mostly though, I just wanted to stab t My summary of the book Heroine Oh noes, I m so beautiful that no one will ever love me for me instead of being just a hot piece of ass Hero Ohnoes, no one will ever love me because of my oh so hideous scar I ll show everyone by forcing the most beautiful woman I can find into marriage I seriously rolled my eyes through most of the book It was only towards the end when they started to get to know each other that any redeeming qualities came through Mostly though, I just wanted to stab them though

  3. Jenny says:

    I love marriage of convenience stories Hero was the most romantic loving husband ever Lucky heroine is lucky Yes I am jealous of a fictional heroine lol

  4. Dina says:

    Note There isn t an official series connecting the books, but Desert Warrior can be considered a prequel to Craving Beauty The stories aren t connected by plot, only by the fact that Tariq, the hero in the first book, and Hira, the heroine in the second book, know each other Note There isn t an official series connecting the books, but Desert Warrior can be considered a prequel to Craving Beauty The stories aren t connected by plot, only by the fact that Tariq, the hero in the first book, and Hira, the heroine in the second book, know each other

  5. PT says:

    This was my first book by Nalini Singh, so it holds a special place in my heart It s a take on the classic beauty and the beast theme It s not a lot of people s cup of tea, but I really enjoy the many variations on this theme Of course, there is the usual insecurity on the parts of our hero and heroine, but I can relate She s not sure that any one could love her for anything other than her beauty and worries about finding her place in the world other than as some man s trophy wife He is pla This was my first book by Nalini Singh, so it holds a special place in my heart It s a take on the classic beauty and the beast theme It s not a lot of people s cup of tea, but I really enjoy the many variations on this theme Of course, there is the usual insecurity on the parts of our hero and heroine, but I can relate She s not sure that any one could love her for anything other than her beauty and worries about finding her place in the world other than as some man s trophy wife He is plagued with doubts that his wife could love him in spite of his physical deformity Overall, a delightful quick read

  6. Chitra *CJ* says:

    Craving Beauty is the story of Hira and Marc.Basically, our heroine Hira is from Zulheina and comes from an uber conservative family where women are treated like sh t and denied any choice Her father has always treated her mother like a wastebin, and her own heart is broken when she is rejected by her suitor.Hope ignites when a foreigner Marc comes to their kingdom, but is soon shattered when she is traded in marriage to him.Hence becomes a tumultuous start of a courtship in which the heroine Craving Beauty is the story of Hira and Marc.Basically, our heroine Hira is from Zulheina and comes from an uber conservative family where women are treated like sh t and denied any choice Her father has always treated her mother like a wastebin, and her own heart is broken when she is rejected by her suitor.Hope ignites when a foreigner Marc comes to their kingdom, but is soon shattered when she is traded in marriage to him.Hence becomes a tumultuous start of a courtship in which the heroine has a million preconceptions and throws them all at the hero at the speed of ninja stars.The hero on the other hand is also an orphan with a traumatic past and a scarred body hoping to find love in the heroine, who immediately confesses her love for OM and starts acting like a shrew.50% of the book is the heroine being a giant whiny d ck, and the hero losing his temper and walking away.Things change a little when she realizes her error and starts to give in the lovemaking scenes which take place then as well as the scenes at the orphanage were heart wrenching ly good.Then again some drama takes place and we are back to square one.In the end it was like two scarred, scared cats slowly pawing at each other s defenses..What I did like apart from the sex and angst was the adorable way the heroine spoke in broken english, her zest for education but the ending was a mess as nothing was resolved and things ended abruptly view spoiler Did they ever adopt the nine kids as the twins got taken away Did they have their own ones Did she ever study Did he support her mother hide spoiler A lot of disappointed after the great book 1.Safe2 5

  7. Netanella says:

    Contemporary beauty and the beast story set in the same fictional country as Nalini s earlier Desert Warrior Although the characters motivations are somewhat cliched the beauty who wants to be loved for her mind, the beast who believes no one loves him and overcompensates Nalini s writing overcomes these stereotypes and the characters become real The beast, Marc, is a Louisiana bayou poor boy who pulled himself up by the bootstraps and made something of himself as a business mogul The be Contemporary beauty and the beast story set in the same fictional country as Nalini s earlier Desert Warrior Although the characters motivations are somewhat cliched the beauty who wants to be loved for her mind, the beast who believes no one loves him and overcompensates Nalini s writing overcomes these stereotypes and the characters become real The beast, Marc, is a Louisiana bayou poor boy who pulled himself up by the bootstraps and made something of himself as a business mogul The beauty, Hira, is a trophy daughter who is bartered by her sexist father to further his business dealings The two agree to marriage to seal a business deal, and then deal with the fall out of their emotions I found this to be a beautiful story, and would recommend it to fans of the genre

  8. Lynsey A says:

    3.5 stars I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh so of course, grab anything she s written These Silhouette books were written earlier in her career This was a good book and written well but so many times I wanted to hit the hero upside the head, hence his addition to my hero needs a slap upside his head shelf He certainly had a tough childhood and had reasons to distrust rich, beautiful women but after the first couple of times he was cruel to Hira and later learned he was wrong, I thought that w 3.5 stars I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh so of course, grab anything she s written These Silhouette books were written earlier in her career This was a good book and written well but so many times I wanted to hit the hero upside the head, hence his addition to my hero needs a slap upside his head shelf He certainly had a tough childhood and had reasons to distrust rich, beautiful women but after the first couple of times he was cruel to Hira and later learned he was wrong, I thought that was enough But it continued to happen a couple oftimes It got annoying.Hira was cute at times, when she didn t understand the English slang, but at times she seemed just a bit too perfect.However, having written all of that it was still a good book to read and a sweet love story

  9. Shxrxn says:

    You were better than the alternative HiraBut for a man with a heart For such a man.she might risk everything HiraSometimes those closest to you promised the least safety HiraShe didn t know if she loved him, but she did know she felt things for him she d never felt for any other man HiraIt is said that the child will show you the man HiraLove of a kind that s rare in this world Love that will not stop or dampen when I am old and have wrinkles, when I m no longer the beautiful woma You were better than the alternative HiraBut for a man with a heart For such a man.she might risk everything HiraSometimes those closest to you promised the least safety HiraShe didn t know if she loved him, but she did know she felt things for him she d never felt for any other man HiraIt is said that the child will show you the man HiraLove of a kind that s rare in this world Love that will not stop or dampen when I am old and have wrinkles, when I m no longer the beautiful woman men covet Love that will cherish me though I may become ill or hurt That is what I most desire Hira

  10. Jacqueline J says:

    Another made up middle eastern kingdom The difference here is that it is the heroine, Hira, who is from the made up country She enters an arranged marriage with Marc, a self made Cajun millionaire This was quite melodramatic in a good way with overwrought feelings, flowery love language etc NS s writing was smooth as always and the book flew by.

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