Book Reviews of Mystique

Mystique
Mystique
Author: Amanda Quick
ISBN-13: 9780553096989
ISBN-10: 0553096982
Publication Date: 6/1/1995
Pages: 359
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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I've been a big fan of Amanda Quick since way back when she wrote as Stephanie James, Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle. How is it possible that she wrote a medieval in the exact same guise as one of her regency or contemporary romantic suspense books. I'm not even kidding, one could substitute the clothes, mannerisms, backdrop, etc. and interchange the genres. That's a neat trick, one I've not seen any other author pull off.

This is not to say that she doesn't do a good job drawing you into the time period, but this could just have easily been set in 20th C. Seattle or 1812 London. Although this particular H&H was new to me, I've read about them before in the author's other works, i.e., the way they interact with one another, make love, spar/argue, make up, etc..

The good news is that Quick is a consistent writer, the bad news is that Quick is a consistent writer. And while the story is an interesting one, I can't help feeling like it's a retread.
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I had noticed that Amanda Quick had developed a pattern along the way. Her heroines and heroes seemed to be a lot alike along with her plots, but this book was one of the few that are different and I really enjoyed it.
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Alice and Hugh is so captivating. The dialogue is also great!
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This book is one of Jayne Ann Krentz's finest writing as Amanda Quick. This one that you will want to read over and over again, and story will never get old.
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A good read...
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Great Quick Read. Lots of strong women characters who always know thier minds.
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Love the entire series... worth reading!
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I always enjoy reading books by Amanda Quick. This was good as usual.
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A tantalizing tale of a legendary knight and a headstrong lady whose darling quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them into a whirlwind of treachery-- and desire.
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this was a good book
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Amanda Quick is really quick at getting one interested and holds one's attention throughout the book.
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Very entertaining romance.
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Very good, quick read. Well written, as are all of her books. I really enjoyed it.
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Historical romance-
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Great Read!
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When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered -- except Lady Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame-haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle's grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior's skills and together they would recover his treasured stone. But even as Hugh accepted her terms he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal - one that would draw her deep into Hugh's great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives...and their only chance at love.
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When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered -- except Lady Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame-haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle's grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior's skills and together they would recover his treasured stone.
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Not as good (not as witty and sparky) as her other stories, but still good! Too short - I wanted MORE!
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Great, but should have been called relentless.
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You can't go wrong with a AQ book and this one is great!
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It has been over a year since I read this book, so I honestly don't remember what it is about! But I kept it to re-read, so it must be good.
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Excellent story exciting and always a good read