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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Rafe McFarland, 8th Earl of Pembroke — and 21st century pin-up — has secretly wed ex-model and tabloid darling Angel Tilson! And with the terms of this deal negotiated, possibly behind tightly closed bedroom doors, is Rafe demanding repayment — in kind — from his new wife…?
Paperbackpages. Published July 24th by Harlequin first published January 1st The Santina Crown 4. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Man Behind the Scarsplease sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about The Man Behind the Scars. Lists with This Book. Do not judge this book by the cover!!! View all 4 comments. Apr 24, Bibi rated it it was amazing. This is exceptional writing from Ms. Angel is the cfews who is on the prowl for a rich husband and Rafe, the H, is it. What transpires will make you laugh, cry and sigh. It was simply brilliant.
View all 10 comments. Aug 30, Carol Storm rated it it was crew. This sscars the best Harlequin Presents I’ve read in a long, long, time. It’s fun to trash bad books, but it’s hard to describe what happens when everything is perfect. I hate the idea of a heroine named Angel. I keep picturing you-know-who, the vampire.
But Angel is an original. She’s a gold-digger, a cynical courtesan, yet somehow her wisecracks always push you to read the next sentence, and the next, and t Wow. She’s a gold-digger, a cynical courtesan, yet somehow her wisecracks always push you to read the next behinx, and the next, and the next. Rafe has no right to be this seductive, so original and mman. I mean, how many English earls are named Rafe?
Why not Joe Bob or Billy Ray? But still, this is a hero we’ve met before. A reclusive beast with a scarred face? I mean, come on!
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But somehow he’s one step ahead of the cliches too. I felt that the caitli had so much more to say about these characters.
I felt like I’d only been given a tantalizing glimpse of fascinating people who seemed very real. The funny thing is, this book really achieves that, without even seeming to try. Caitlin Crews is an amazing author. Her writing style is sensual and sultry like Rosemary Rogers was thirty years ago.
Her dialogue is witty like Georgette Heyer. And she makes you feel like each new twist is something you’ve never seen before — even when you saw it coming a mile away. I don’t think I have ever read a book with a beginning quite like this one, it is really surprising and intriguing. We, the reader, know right from the start what the heroine is trying to achieve but then it is such a shock to have her actually come out and say it!
The heroine is extremely honest I don’t think I have ever read a book with a beginning quite like this one, it is really surprising and intriguing. The heroine is extremely honest, and I loved that about her character and she is very interesting throughout the story. Rafe is a great hero; he is tortured and damaged and scarred, both physically and emotionally. His character is the complete opposite to the heroine and her openness, instead the author keeps us wondering about him never really knowing his full story.
Both characters have layers and feel very three dimensional, plus between them there is plenty of chemistry, tension and connection, which leaps off the pages. Brooding is the theme here, as well as acceptance.
It is satisfying story. Originally posted at http: May 04, Vintage rated it liked it Shelves: Beauty and the beast trope with bad parents on both sides lead to two damaged MC coming together.
The Man Behind the Scars by Caitlin Crews (1 star ratings)
Angel’s rotten as sticks mother has taken out 50, pounds of debt in Angel’s name so Angel is looking for a rich husband despite the fact she really wants a family and HEA. Rate, whose mother is actually worse, is damaged emotionally and physically. Angel propose a MOC quite cheekily and Rafe takes her up on it. They go to the ancestral manor in secluded Scotland so Rafe can brood.
It takes them a Beauty and the beast trope with bad parents on both sides lead to two damaged MC coming together. It takes them a while to get together although there is serious chemistry on both sides. Angel admits her love for Rafe and he goes cold stone killer then it’s HEA. Most abrupt ending ever. It’s like Crews computer gave up or her word limit exploded.
All in all a nice story with an intense brooding hero and a charming, engaging heroine. Star deduction for not fleshing out the sheer evilness of Rafe’s kin serious potential for more back story and such a ridiculously abrupt ending. Aug 12, StMargarets rated it liked it Shelves: Yhe is peak inner monologue right here. I remember reading this a few years ago and wondering what the heck was going crewss answer: So plot -heroine needs money because her useless mother stole her identity and racked up a bunch of debt.
At her stepsister’s engagement party, she asks the scarred hero to marry her because: He says yes because 1 he thi Thinky Thoughts! He says yes because 1 he thinks she’s hot 2 he’s given up ever being happy 3 why not? Ah, when two kan meet. Alas, heroine is a romantic under her brittle, cheerful facade. They marry three weeks later. She then begins to fall in love with the hero as they rattle around the hero’s Scottish estate.
The Man Behind the Scars
I liked that they did not go to bed together until they actually spent time together. His mother and brother were sadists and he couldn’t wait to join the army and get away from them. A roadside bomb killed his mates and scarred him for xrews. He doesn’t want to care about anyone because he’ll be hurt.
If you liked damaged heroes and the Beauty and the Beast trope, you’ll like this one. Aug 22, Kelly Knapp rated it liked it Recommends it for: Recommended to Kelly by: This is a difficult book to critique. I think it had so much potential, but then fell flat during the ending.
Through out the book, there is a huge build-up to the fact that he is a monster in his soul as well as one of the visage. I wondered what could he have done that was so terrible that he believed he was a monster inside and out. I behond say what it was, but it certainly fell flat of the build up.
The Man Behind the Scars by Caitlin Crews
In addition, the reader is well aware that our heroine is playing a position that is not her ow This is a difficult book to critique. In addition, the reader is well aware that our heroine is playing a position that is not her own. She has morals and cares about herself, but the hero never seems to question the cajtlin she portrays herself with the reality of how she acts.
The second star was lost because I felt that the story did not end Our heroine got into the mess by the actions of her family, but this complication is never really dealt with in the story. It is just left hanging. Yes, I know that real life happens that way sometimes.