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Beauty [Kindle Edition]

Louise Mensch
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Blend it. Sculpt it. Shape it. Use it...

There isn't a woman on earth who doesn't have her beauty secrets. But for Dina Kane, beauty is more than just business. It's power. And it is the secret. She's dragged herself up from poverty to Park Avenue. She's rolled with the punches. And she's learned how to win.

Now someone is out to destroy her, and all she's built. They've underestimated Dina Kane. She's staying at the top - and she's happy to wait for the perfect moment to exact her revenge...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1617 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Review (16 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F0LUS2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect poolside read! 4 Nov 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a big fan of both the Bagshawe sisters and only the long list of books on my kindle, waiting to be read, prevented me from buying this the minute it was published.
The story for me was a bit formulaic, girl from nowhere pulls herself up by her boot strings, is hugely successful, makes a few enemies along the way and gets kicked back down by them, before she dusts herself down and makes good again.
Dina Kane was a little bit too good to be true, very beautiful, very good, very worthy, nevertheless I loved her!
Everything happened a bit too easily for her, coped with the knock backs, came back even better and brighter, but I still loved her!
A few loose ends for me, her mothers reaction to her success and relationship, ditto Ludos reaction but I suppose that can be left to the readers imagination.
This book rehashes some of the themes of previous novels by Louise Bagshawe but I preferred it to Passion and Desire, where the author introduced a thriller element to her books and turned the heroines into a female version of James Bond!
This is not a deep, thought provoking read, not much here for a book club discussion, but as a beach or poolside read, or a snuggled up in front of the fire weekend afternoon read you cant go wrong 10/10.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, wow and wow! 23 Jan 2014
I held this book in my hand, I screamed with delight and then delved into the pages.
Because Ladies & Gentleman Louise Bagshawe/Mensch is back!
And WOW, is she back with a 'Beauty' of a book!

Dina Kane hasn't had it easy, resented for being born and cast aside emotionally and financially by her mother, Dina is determined to get what she wants and she will succeed at any cost!

Dina is one of those characters who is blessed with brains and beauty but she isn't lucky enough to have anyone backing her, urging her to succeed.
She works hard for everything she has and unfortunately for her she makes a few enemies along the way, people intent on watching her fail.
I loved Dina's strength, her determination to fight was commendable and she has a flare for revenge, that sneaks up on those who hurt her the most.
From the very first page I wanted Dina to get what she deserved, what she wanted; the love of a family.

Edward Johnson on the other hand, deserved nothing and got everything. What a vile excuse for a man.
His theory that Dina is the reason for everything bad in his life, just makes me want to scream.

With Edward causing me to scream with anger, it's only right that the successful handsome businessman that is Joel, made me want to writhe with lust. Because ladies and gentleman this man is HOT and he has the attitude to back it up.
If I could've jumped into this book for just an hour, I would've spent 50 minutes with him.
The other 10 I would spend having a makeover with Dina Kane, the way she can look at a person and know how to transform them is a true gift.

The truth is, I could talk about this book for days. It lures you in with its words and spoils you with every page, culminating in an ending that is fabulous. This book has it all...

Brains, Braun (dreams of Joel) and Beauty!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book after a long wait:-) 23 Jan 2014
By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER
I haven't read many of Louise Mensch (better known as Louise Bagshawe) books, but the last one I read was pretty good. If I'm honest I didin't realise for a while that Louise Mensch and Louise Bagshawe were one and the same. When I picked this up I hadn't bothered reading the synopsis, and just dived right in. It didn't take long for the story to drag me right down with it and before too long I realised that I had read half the book in one sitting. I started to figure this book was going to be a good read.

The story centres on Dina Kane and trust me the girl does not have an easy start in life. As opposed to a loving and positive home she is born into a world where her father works all the time and her mother resents her. With that in mind the story unfolds and we see Dina struggle in her childhood. The book is set over a few years and as the chapters flew by I couldn't help loathing Dina's family. On the other hand I can't honestly say that I warmed to Dina that much either. She is a tough girl and although I didn't dislike her, it was hard to warm to a young woman that has to play hardball to get where she wants to be in life.

The story had me gripped as we see Dina grow up and try to conquer the business world. The story is weaved in a way that makes you want to read more and although Dina wasn't maybe my favourite character, I just couldn't help but will her on in her quest. The story is certainly worthy of a read and for fans of Bagshawe I don't think they will be disappointed. I for one, will certainly be continuing to read her work as I thoroughly enjoyed this and literally couldn't put it down. My only reasoning for the 4 out of 5 rather than the maximum is the fact that I just didn't like Dina as much as maybe I should have. Other than that this was a fantastic read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This work is very similar to a Jackie Collins novel and follows the same formula; attractive no nonsense female heroine who strives to do well without a man's help. It was ok, I wouldn't call it a groundbreaking piece of writing bout it was easy enough to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really loved this book. Could not put it down.
Published 6 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars great story
i did not want the book to end! great characters and a compelling theme,better than the movies... you will not be able to put this book down...
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars beauty
Great book. I had trouble putting it down once I started. I will be looking for more books by this author.
Very enjoyable.
Published 26 days ago by BEV
2.0 out of 5 stars Great for a quick read but if you're after a ...
Kinda predictable and not very original. Great for a quick read but if you're after a unique and exciting story this probably isn't it.
Published 28 days ago by Sandy Ortanca
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A long awaited book by Louise Bagshawe/mensch. Could not put it down! brilliant. I was reading it hoping that it would work out for Dina the lead character. Read more
Published 1 month ago by shaz
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
So glad of her return to writing. Best books ever and this does not disappoint. I love the determination of her characters. X
Published 1 month ago by chadders
5.0 out of 5 stars great writer, could out it down
Fab book, great writer, could out it down.
Published 1 month ago by peter j lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Well worth reading, very good book
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Sue Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars good read.
good easy read. bought it for my daughter to read.some of the beauty advice was so convincing I was moved to make a purchase!.
Published 2 months ago by daffodil
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent escapism. A real book fora rainy weekend by ...
Excellent escapism. A real book fora rainy weekend by the fire.
Published 2 months ago by Maureene Medvey
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