Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty

Ravish The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty An innocent beauty trapped in sleep Sheltered from society Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love Then on the night she is about to give in to temptation she inexplica

  • Title: Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty
  • Author: Cathy Yardley
  • ISBN: 9780061376085
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • An innocent beauty, trapped in sleep .Sheltered from society, Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love Then, on the night she is about to give in to temptation, she inexplicably falls into a deep coma A handsome prince, determined to discover her secrets Jacob White is one of the best neurologists in the world, and he intends to awaken AAn innocent beauty, trapped in sleep .Sheltered from society, Aurora Jacquard has yet to feel the sweet release of physical love Then, on the night she is about to give in to temptation, she inexplicably falls into a deep coma A handsome prince, determined to discover her secrets Jacob White is one of the best neurologists in the world, and he intends to awaken Aurora from her virginal slumber But when she begins to invade his dreams every night, beckoning him into a sensuous place of lust and danger, Jacob realizes there s to this woman than meets the eye.It will take than a kiss to wake her up Trapped in a world of erotic dreams, Aurora and Jacob must surrender to their deepest darkest desires but how far are they willing to go

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    1. Y is for YardleyRead a book on the bottom of your to-read list. 2 starsOk guys, it's time for Jess's annual drunk Christmas review!!My parents have a big Christmas party every year with friends and we eat lots and lots of food and drink lots and lots of booze. So by the end of the night, I am usually feeling a little tipsy, pretty festive, and quite in the mood to review something. I read this book awhile ago but never got around to reviewing it. I think 2 stars is kinda generous. But usually ge [...]

    2. More of a horror story than a fairy taleAlthough Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty is clearly a very adult adaptation of the "Sleeping Beauty" fairy tale, this story comes across more as a chilling tale of horror in this reader's opinion. It would have been better in novella length, with the plot tighter and faster and with fewer of the repetitious steamy scenes that at times slowed things down.A good-versus-evil romanceThe heroine, Rory Jaquqard, was intriguing near the end when she was [...]

    3. Well this was a different take on Sleeping Beauty, comas, voodoo, doctors and stuffy parents lol. The bedroom scenes were pretty smoking but the rest of the book fell a little short for me. I did like Jacob and Rory but wanted to smack him for not realizing (view spoiler)[that Rory's brain activity stemmed from their shared dreams. It was so obvious that I hard time believing this big shot neurologist didn't put 2 and 2 together. (hide spoiler)] But that being said it was entertaining enough and [...]

    4. Come on people this IS erotica!!! Don't get it twisted. The ratio of story line to sex is fairly balanced IMHO. This fantasy keeps you engaged in the mystery of sleeping beauty while providing a healthy dose of steamy hot monkey love.I am a person who loves fairy tales. And erotica. I am gaga over this book because of the novelty of it being an erotic fairy tale. My first one. I would not consider this an erotic romance. But it is pure adult fantasy. Ravish is about a logical man who is engaged [...]

    5. I REALLY wish there was more character development. Dialogue and reactions are what primarily irked me the most about this tale. Rory, Jacob, and all the secondary characters appeared more 2D than any other book I've read. Not to say that I'm necessarily flaming this book, mind you, but I just find it hard to believe that everyone could live happily ever after when 75% of the book was about sex.Then again, most of the story was based upon the dream world. Maybe that's why I feel so skeptical abo [...]

    6. The surprising thing about this book is that it really isn't too bad. I noticed that there's a lot of people who feel like this was one long sex scene, but its erotica, of course it's mostly sex scenes.The whole sleeping beauty story is modernized using voodoo magic as the root of the enchantment. The 'Prince', aka Doctor, falls in love with the heroine through sexual dreams while she is in a coma/sleep state. There's a secondary love story with the Doctor's younger brother and a voodoo priestes [...]

    7. meh. the story line was interesting. but the sex scenes were dull, repeats really from her other book crave. this reminds me, slightly, of 50 shades and the redundancy of words used and situations replayed. it loses its appeal. loses its sexiness when you can expect what will happen. it's not erotic when you can predict how the scene will play out because two pages before, it has already happened. like I said, meh.

    8. Started this book on the reviews I had read on here. It didnt even take me 24 hours to read it although I did skim read parts of it. I know its fiction but it was still a little 'out there' for my taste. Theres no denying, theres alot of sex in this book and sometimes it did get a little samey other parts of it were quite hot. A quick read and you dont necessary get invested in the characters so i have given it 2 stars.

    9. Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty is the third book of these fairy tales inspired books. As with the other two books, I found myself more interested in the story than the romance/steam between the two characters.

    10. The plot was a good idea, however that is quickly overshadowed by the fact that most of the book is about sex and the plot is peppered in between the sex scenes.

    11. A creative way to turn Sleeping Beauty into erotica while studiously avoiding rape and necrophilia (and adultery and generally predatory awfulness) à la Giambattista Basile. I don't know enough about voodoo to comment on its representation in the book, but it made me wary of caricaturistic cultural depictions. I was not satisfied with the way Rory remained an extremely passive character throughout, and thought the plot might have been improved at many points.

    12. I always enjoy retellings, but this one took a turn I wasn’t very interested in. I liked being able to learn a little about a different culture and belief system, but I felt like that theme took me out of the story a bit. I did not really connect with the main characters, and felt like the secondary characters needed more development. Overall I’d give it 1.5 Stars.

    13. I actually just picked this book off my shelf today forgetting I had already read it until I got to about page 6 or 7 and then I skepped ahead to verify why I had forgotten it and why I hadn't enjoyed it. The book has a very interesting permise but fails in the execution. There is little plot or character development in my opinion and the book becomes about the sex scenes - and not even ones that help my interest much as they did not develop or add to the story development. I enjoy erotic romanc [...]

    14. What can I say? There's been a lot of football on the telly in our house recently and I didn't want to get engrossed in something big and brilliant while I waited for my two awesome loaners turned up.In yet another erotic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, this time Rory is a young woman on holiday on a Carribean island, about to lose her virginity, when she falls into a coma. Jacob White is the brilliant neurosurgeon (or something) brought in by her wealthy family six years into said coma. Jacob soo [...]

    15. Actually I'd read this one long time ago but forget the story #duh. Or maybe I skipping some pages, can't remember it too #doubleduhIf I compare with its predecessor Crave: The Seduction of Snow White, Ravish of course have a going on and on and on sex fest, but then I enjoy this more than Crave.What I remember a bit is the heroine was cursed to sleep after her first attempt to make love with her new boyfriend. Years later her parents ask a doctor named Jacob to cure her. Jacob believe her sleep [...]

    16. SPOILERS/LOTS OF SPsI would this book was pretty foolish to begin with like even though she is a virgin that doesn't supposively mean she's innocent. She 21 for God sake. Her actions and character I believe did not fit her age regardless of her sexual experience or better lack of it. What really got me rolling my eyes was when she asked him if she can touch "it" which was probably one made me wanna roll my eyes at her stupidity and two made me wanna throw up at her childish nature---also the par [...]

    17. I really enjoyed this book. Cathy Yardley took the story of Sleeping Beauty and brought it to modern times and used a story I never would have thought of and it actually made sense. I have to admit that the ritual at the end when Serafina shows up had me full of suspense, but I closed the book with a smile on my face. Not only did you have the love story between Rory and Jacob, but another love story between Aaron and his ex-girlfriend, the drama the Jacquard’s went through and their pain of k [...]

    18. Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty by Cathy Yardley, a Kindle book I began reading on September 17th. It's really to be noted that this book was written prior to Enslave whereas I read it the same day but the evening after reading Enslave. . Yeah, that more or less makes sense.Ravish is for sure the Robin to Enslave's Batman - a freshman first-attempt for Yardley, fanciful, difficult to accept and roll with at parts, but you see hints of greatness of the books to follow. The fairy tale com [...]

    19. Since this is an adult version of the fairy tale, I was expecting some risque content. However, this was borderline pornographic. I wouldn't have minded it so much if it didn't take about 80 pages to get to the real plot of the story, which turned out to be very interesting. I feel like the emphasis of the story was more on the sex and not on character development. It just sort of fell short, and I didn't feel a connection with the characters, so even though the plot was interesting, I didn't fi [...]

    20. This was an interesting spin on "Sleeping Beauty". I was really enjoying it at the beginning of the book. The characters were developed nicely, Yardley does a wonderful job of developing the people in the story. The struggles Jacob goes through to save Rory, and the struggles he goes through dealing with his feelings and relationship to Rory was believeable.However, the "cure" to Rory's problem was disappointing and far fetched. I didn't like it at all and I couldn't wait to get to the end of th [...]

    21. The only reason I gave this 2 stars is because I like the idea of it. The plot was badly written and all over the place. What there was of a plot anyway. But let's face it, no one reads a book like this for the plot. It is erotica in every sense of the word. The love scenes were repetitive and man were there many - phew!The plot is all over the place and really makes no sense. It is sort of thrown in there and very stunted. But the idea of it is rather interesting. Sadly, not the worst thing I h [...]

    22. 2 and half stars.A re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. I did enjoy the plot-line. Unusual for this type of book, in my opinion to have 'any type' of coherent plot line. Most of the action takes place in a dream-world, which make the connections between the main characters strange, even for a fantasy novel. The 'blue parts' are monogamous, between loving men & women. They all kind of ran together after awhile, they were less then exciting and I just started skimming over them. Rather vanilla, and [...]

    23. This is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, but done in a more adult manner. If you are looking for an updated version with a lot of sex worked into the storyline then this is your book. I am always impressed when an author can make sex an integral part of an erotic story rather than it just being stuck in to get the label. Yardley does an excellent job of bringing those two things together. I just got Crave and Enslave and hope they are as well written as this one. She also writes great Chick Lit t [...]

    24. Girl named Rory that's trap in a coma when she is trying to lose her virginity, no one know how to get her out of it. So Dr. White takes the case, so when he goes to sleep he discover that he's dreaming about Rory and there very sexual dreams they are so real that he start to sleep more often. He asked his brother's ex girlfriend for help that's a teacher in voodoo, to help him find a way to wake her up.I like it but wished that there was most action beside the bed action, i have to say liked th [...]

    25. Enslave was a much better book (within this genre), but that could be simple because Enslave builds on my favurite fairy tale, and because I never did buy into the Sleeping Beauty story. And mix into this hoodoo and in my mind things just get too watered down had the right idea with Enslave - a lot of steam with a little bit of plot that makes/could make sense, here it was a bit too out there

    26. I thought this was going to be a great book based on the summary on B&N. However, while I enjoy the occasional erotic, this books was 80% sex and 20% actual storytelling. There are only so many ways to talk about their sexual encounters. Poor character development, little storyline, and very little thinking needed for this. If you like smut, then you will like this I definitely skipped most of the book!

    27. As the title suggested - sleeping beauty awoken by prince in the guise of a doctor. Beauty was cursed by voodoo priestess instead of a witch and trapped her in a coma. Beauty could communicate with doc through dreams. As we all know, prince saved beauty and HEA. Interesting plot but crippled by one repetitive theme - you'll notice this theme definitely because it pretty much (I believed) takes up 50% of the book. Rating?! 2.5 stars - I'm feeling generous and will bump it up to 3 stars.

    28. I bought this one because it was on clearance for $2.50 at Barnes and Noble. Not my wisest purchase.This book read like an amateur porn video, and had about as much plot development. The sex scenes were rather repetitive (at least I think so, but I skimmed through most of them) and the dialogue! Ugh.

    29. Yardley does a great job of updating the tale for an ADULT audienceking a well written combination of story and hot hot sex. I do have to admit that even for erotica it was a loooot of sex and towards the end I skimmed a few pages. Overall though, an engaging read with interesting characters and sub-plots along with the eroticism.

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