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  • ISBN 0263220567
  • ISBN13 978-0263220568
  • Language English
  • Publisher Harlequin (UK) Ltd; Library ed edition
  • Formats mbr rtf lrf mobi
  • Category Love Story
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1290 kb
  • Size Fb2 1622 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 276

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First published in Great Britain 2011 by Mills & Boon, an imprint of Harlequin (UK) Limited, Eton House, 18-24 Paradise Road, Richmond . Julia James, From Dirt to Diamonds. Thank you for reading books on GrayCity.

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From Dirt to Diamonds. Mills & Boon novels were Julia James’ first grown up books she read as a teenager, and she's been reading them ever since

From Dirt to Diamonds. A lucky encounter years ago with the gorgeous Greek tycoon Angelos Petrakos enabled supermodel Thea Dauntry to make something of her future. But Angelos can’t forget how she used him – and he’ll stop at nothing to bring her down. Mills & Boon novels were Julia James’ first grown up books she read as a teenager, and she's been reading them ever since.

Mills & Boon novels were Julia James’ first grown up books she read as a teenager, and she's been reading them ever since. In between writing she enjoys walking, gardening, needlework and baking extremely gooey chocolate cakes and trying to stay fit! Julia lives in England with her family.

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From Dirt to Diamonds (Hardcover). Published December 2nd 2011 by Mills & Boon. Large Print, Hardcover, 288 pages.

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The only reason I gave this story more than one star, is because the heroine is really beautiful. I am so tired of stories where the hero is a physical god, but the heroine is just passable in the looks department. I also liked that the heroine did not fall in love with the hero first, especially with the way he treated her.

However, I disliked the hero, he was a jerk, and he is turned around was: too little, too late. Also the heroine forgave him, much TOO QUICKLY.
The story line has lots of twists and turns that do not make sense. The heroine is great.....with the exception of her choice of love interest. It's believable that he loves her, but the idea of her loving him is absurd. Her reasoning for some questionable choices are clearly presented, whereas he is an overrated pompous [email protected]&$. His final groveling wasn't sufficient to counterbalance the wrongs he had committed.

Overall, the book was okay......
I'd only read one other Julia James book before this, PAINTED THE OTHER WOMAN. It was pleasant, but nothing out of the ordinary. But this book, I'm going to take a chance and say it, was a classic.

I can see why a lot of experienced readers hated it. The hero ruins the heroine's life -- twice. But it's made very clear that she has lied to him, stolen from him, and responded to his indignation with seething contempt. We can debate endlessly whether anything Kat says or does justifies Angelo's brutally efficient domination.

But what is beyond dispute is that Kat is the toughest, most determined, most emotionally real heroine I have seen in a Harlequin Presents in a long, long, time. As Angelos (finally) says at the end of the book, her determination, her courage, and her integrity are truly one of a kind, even more so than her stunning beauty!

I liked the fact that this heroine was tough enough to take anything the hero threw at her. I loved the brutal ugliness of her childhood and how hard she worked to overcome it. Even the predictable creepy stalker with the knife only added power and intensity to the early chapters. Kat runs from one danger to another, out of the frying pan and into the fire!

The words I kept thinking of as I read this book were intensity, precision, and restraint. Julia James writes with passion, but that implies sloppiness or gushing overstatement. In this book, Kat's desire for Angelos and his for her are steaming hot precisely because neither one can admit the truth until very, very late in the game. I loved how Kat was so ruthless with herself, crushing down every thought and memory and desire that Angelos' presence called up. It only made the love scenes more explosive at the end!

Another thing I loved about this book was the flawless blend of the traditional and the modern in Harlequin Presents. The early chapters, where Kat is menaced by a knife-wielding creep, were written so forcefully and with such gut-wrenching tension that they really made you feel the modern dangers women face on the streets today. Yet the chapters in Switzerland (superb research and atmosphere by the way) felt so old-fashioned they might have come from the days of Mary Burchell. (Look up her books on Goodreads, you won't be sorry.)

Up until two weeks ago, I would have said that Caitlin Crews is the only Harlequin Presents author active right now who stands out -- the only one who upholds the standards of the old masters, whose work equals that of living legends like Rosemary Rogers and Mary Balogh.

Now I would say Caitlin Crews and Julia James are both leading the way to a new era in quality romance.

One technical note: I read this whole book on my breaks at work using my Amazon Kindle. This was the first time reading on Kindle totally captivated me and held my attention just like reading a print book!
I was surprised this book kept my attention. I usually do find myself bored by this author, but not here.
This felt to wordy in a lot of areas. Conversations going to long because of the description that was being added. Otherwise it was alright.
From Dirt to Diamonds (Harlequin Presents) Dirt poor Kat meet wealthy hero who is drawn to her by some quality he cannot define. The company his company owns is hiring models and Kat is chosen through intervention of the hero--who after he made the choice changes his mind because he wants her as his woman and he never mixed business with pleasure. She, however, doesn't know that's why she looses the contract and goes to him to beg for the job. She was being blackmailed by an even more horrible man--who is treatening to slash her face if she doesn't hand over all of her income (from the so called modelling contract). The hero doesn't know that and misinterprets her "promising to do anything" (like we all would: that she meant sex. He's turned off by what he views as prostitution and calls her a whore and refuses to help her. [by the way--She's a virgin and never even kissed a man]. Since the blackmailer was waiting for her downstairs (with the intension of slashing her face if she didn't give him funds), she steals a million dollar watch from the hero's room. As she's leaving, he discovers it, called the cops who arrested her. Simultaneously,the slasher is killed in a crash (as he was following the cops/her) that same day and when she heard the police report (as she's waiting) she realizes she has a change to save herself and lies to the police about how she got the watch. She said the hero gave her the watch and that they were in a relationship gone sour. The police drop the charges and she's free--but the hero who felt justice was not done destroys her--blacklists her so she cannot get work, ensures she is kicked out of the hovel she lives etc. Years later he sees her with another man, under another name...the story picks up from there.

You will either love or hate this book. I enjoyed it because it had a story line that was engaging and compelling -- enough to earn a five star rating but I'm only giving it three because of the hero. The heroine is gutsy, a figher, and takes life on--on her own terms. The hero is a selfish, egotistical--jerk. He did not threaten to slash her physically but he sure did emotionally slash her--AND did more damage than that other blackmailer would have. The hero did not have ANY redeeming qualities and I wondered why any women under the same circumstances could love someone like this. That any human being would set out to ruin another -- who has nothing -- because of such a huge not a hero. I could see how HE would love HER because she has a lot of courage. But HE never played the role of protector...and we ALL know that is the role of the hero. If the writer is not able to convey that--she failed.
One of JJs better ones.the h is beautiful,buoyant and with steel in her spine. The H does come through but needed to suffer a bit! We need to read more stories with a strong charactered h and a more morally strong H.