The Stargazer (2020)

The Stargazer Michele Jaffe The Stargazer The midnight shadows of Renaissance Venice conceal intrigue romanced murder Combines historical context with lush sensuality and nuanced wit Publisher s WeeklyBianca Salva s love of science has led h
  • Title: The Stargazer
  • Author: Michele Jaffe
  • ISBN: 9781626811928
  • Page: 449
  • Format: ebook
The Stargazer Michele Jaffe The midnight shadows of Renaissance Venice conceal intrigue, romanced murder Combines historical context with lush sensuality and nuanced wit Publisher s WeeklyBianca Salva s love of science has led her to defy the conventions of her day and illicitly practice medicine among the poor of Venice She s managed to keep her pass time a secret until she is discoveredThe midnight shadows of Renaissance Venice conceal intrigue, romanced murder Combines historical context with lush sensuality and nuanced wit Publisher s WeeklyBianca Salva s love of science has led her to defy the conventions of her day and illicitly practice medicine among the poor of Venice She s managed to keep her pass time a secret until she is discovered over the lifeless body of a young courtesan, by the last person she d ever want to see.Ian Foscari, Conte d Aosto, is known for being rich, handsomed heartless Finding Bianca over the dead body, he concludes she s the murderer Yet for reasons he cannot explain, her protests move him He offers to give her one week to prove her innocence, but she ll have to move into his house and be his prisoner Her other option the authorities and certain death.Bianca has no choice but to agree to his maddening terms She s furious at having to cede her hard won freedom, and unprepared for the effect of his presence on her, for the longings he awakes in parts of her body she s only studied in books As Bianca struggles to focus on finding the killer, Ian fights his own battle between the undeniable attraction he feels for her and the painful scars of his past When their mutual attraction blazes to life, they are both dazzled by it s force Passion burns through their reserves, teaching them both to trust again Love again But this fragile alliance is soon tested Lured into a web of scheming and betrayal, Bianca and Ian find themselves in a race against the clock to save their lives, their hearts, and the city of Venice itself Jaffe.lops a sensual, exciting, and amusing tale, richly embellished with details of Renaissance life Library Journal Jaffe s characters are intriguing, and the plot s many twists and turns are wonderfully entertaining Booklist
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  1. Kaitlyn

    This book was, in whole, laughable If you picked it apart and focused on the individual scenes it wasn t so bad They were well written and intence But when you mesh them all togeather and call it a novel, it s awful In whole, there was no logic behind anything that actully happened For instance, Ian s idea that if he bedded Bianca he d become immune to her charms eye roll It was a pathetic excuse for the author to put in a sex scene If that excuse wasn t horrible the first time it certainly was [...]

  2. Tess

    I read this years ago as a teen Something stuck out to me to make me remember it all these years later, but I was unable to figure out what had caught in my memory, unless it was just me remembering the absurdity of the story This book was so confused The main characters doubted themselves, each other, and the world WAY too much I can understand a little uncertainty, but a 180 twice in two paragraphs is a little excessive Why are they both so sure the other one is the murderer How does that even [...]

  3. Sophia

    When I saw that this one was set in Renaissance Venice and that it included a romance and a murder mystery, I was eager to read this book The colorful, rich descriptions of the place, the people and the activities of that time period were so artfully and skillfully drawn For that reason alone, I enjoyed this book and respected the writing Unfortunately, the mystery only somewhat pleased and the main characters not so much okay, mostly they didn t The story opens with Ian Foscari, the Conte de Ao [...]

  4. Gloriamarie

    No idea how this got on my Kindle because according to I didn t buy it I love the title and the cover but I could only read about one third of it because it is so boring.

  5. Charlie

    This book is different in a lot of ways First, the novel is set in Europe, which is different than my typical fare, but not unappealingly so The focus of the novel is Bianca She has essentially been shackled to her aunt and uncle since her father s death She practices medicine in a time when it was unseemly for a woman to do so There are a few comments from her aunt throughout the book about how she has embarrassed the family because of her chosen occupation This endeared her to me even .I think [...]

  6. Kelsey Lensegrav

    This novel was well written and very interesting It blended mystery with location very well and manged to captivate attention from the first pages to the last Very good for a free book.

  7. Diana

    As of lately Michele Jaffe has been writing YA books, all great teen aged mysteries.And I was fully aware this wasn t YA, I wasn t like some that pick up a book assuming it s YA and end up yelling Oh my gods kids shouldn t be allowed near this My exclamations were along the lines of Damn This is a side of you I ve never seen before This is definitely different from the bubbly personalities we ll find in her other books And that s actually pretty great As much as I love bubbly, it was nice seein [...]

  8. Dexter

    Heavier on the romance than I anticipated, and while I knew this would be very different from her young adult novels, I was surprised at the difference in the general writing style.While I definitely enjoyed the two main characters, Bianca and Ian, the actual plot what little there was was very lacking A complex mystery with many points that don t seem to quite add up It requires a lot of thinking to sort out all the little details that are actually quite important, because the book never quite [...]

  9. Karielle at Books à la Mode

    okay so ummis book is idk, it s good so far but what i have to say is it s pretty much like reading porn okay, correction, it is literally texted pornography period.who knows, i guess it s just kinda ona those books where the cover and title is all classy i mean, the STARGAZER how classy does that sound but once you actually look inside, it s all steamy and such atleast that s what the book jacket says lolit s not steamy at all tho it s kinda gross and it gives you that creepy jittery feeling yo [...]

  10. Bekah Chu

    Read on a whim, as most of my reads are nowadays I am still confused about the title and how it could ever relate to the plot The constant back and forth is quite tiring to read, though the saucy makeup session is not I have a problem with Ian s innate sexism and Bianca s wont to have her dignity trampled by a male s ego I have to remind myself that I was reading from a privileged white man a POV.I won t say whether I had known who the culprit that was the cause of the entire mystery the surroun [...]

  11. Martha

    Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.First off, let me say how much I LOVED that this book was set in Renaissance Venice, Italy It s such a magical city and served as a wonderful backdrop to the story The descriptions of the place and people were wonderfully written, allowing the reader to easily paint a canvas in their minds The way the setting was written was probably my favorite part of the book.The plot, however, was fairly confusing I couldn t decide if I liked it [...]

  12. Brittany

    Taking place in the backdrop of Renaissance Venice, The Stargazer, takes the reader on an adventure, complete with sensual romance, courtesans, medical advancements, jealous lovers, betrayal, and murder The mystery of who done it and why is artfully crafted and keeps the reader invested from beginning to end In fact the mystery gains depth and momentum as the story progresses There is a gratuitous amount of sex in this book, so than a normal adult romance novel, but if all of the sex was to be [...]

  13. Pa

    I have never read a Harlequin romance and never intend to , so I don t know exactly what they are like however, I suspect that this book comes close Perhaps a bit racier , with many graphic sexual encounters.The book is set in 16th century Venice, which is an interesting scenario Having a Ph.D from Harvard in Comparative literature of the Renaissance, the author should have some relevant expertise.Almost all of the characters in the novel are exceptionally good looking and clever The romance in [...]

  14. Heathery

    Oh my goodness I had to DNF the crap out of this.Number of times Bianca sneezes in the first 5 pages 29 I m not making that up I counted I HAD TO READ ABOUT SOMEONE SNEEZING 29 TIMES IN THE SPAN OF 5 PAGES KILL ME We don t even find out why At least, we didn t before I DNFed this insane novel How long it takes Bianca to notice how utterly sexy Ian is 4 pages Again, not making that up.How long it takes Ian to notice how utterly sexy Bianca is 7 pages Ah, we ve got a modest one on our hands He wai [...]

  15. Kerry

    Michelle Jaffe s intriging first novel, Stargazer takes y ou on a journey through Renaissance Venice that will have you reaching for travel brochures She paints a beautiful picture of life during that era And like all good romance novels there is smoldering sexuality and good looking characters But this book is than just a romance novel in a beautiful setting It s all set around a murder and there are constant twists and turns and sub plots that keep the story evolving.The story begins with Ian [...]

  16. Ionia

    This was truly a case of being divided right down the middle on how to feel about a book There were some portions that I absolutely hated and some that I loved Even after finishing the book I have questions, not so much lingering things that were not answered, but about why the author chose to write the characters as she did Some of their actions and decisions just did not seem to fit with what the reader learns about them I appreciated that the writing itself was solid, but the plot felt a lit [...]

  17. LJ

    Stargazer VGJaffe, Michele 1st in Arboretti Family seriesBianca and Ian, the Conte d Aosto, meet over the body of a courtesan Bianca is holding a bloody dagger Ian has a note from the victim requesting his presence Naturally, each assumes the other is the murderer Ian decides to take Bianca to his palace to keep an eye on her As an explanation for their new living arrangements, he announces they are engaged, then gives Bianca one week to prove her innocence His family is quite taken with Bianca, [...]

  18. Vilde

    Read through netgalleyIt was a lot heavy with the romance than I first expected, and the characters are moving so quickly from I love you in love with you infatuated in you to distrust and etc the suspicion was therefore a bit too much between trust and do not trust In addition to sex scenes in between, it became to much and boring Predictable, and Bianca and Ian seems to be the damnation most enormous idiots that I ve read about This is a dragged story about how they met and fall in love, and m [...]

  19. Ariel

    I really didn t much care for this book The characters just didn t draw me in Their relationship seemed unbelievable, as did their actions While I am all for a good sex scene, Jafe seemed to throw them in without care for the building relationship or plot I loved her other books, but not this one.

  20. Kat

    That end Nice I d like to restate my earlier statement He is a sexist pig who makes me sick She is an idiot Is this the same Michelle Gaffe who wrote Bad Kitty Am I mistaken Because those books are not even remotely near to this twisted venetian tale It wasn t horrible, I admit But it wasn t great like her other books.

  21. Jenifer Kleine

    I gave it a go, and I just couldn t bring myself to go any further When reading a book reminds you of reading stereo instructions, it s just not that interesting it s time to just give up Nothing in this story grabbed my attention The story didn t seem to flow properly, I guess it felt like being thrown into the middle of a story without reading the beginning Not for me.

  22. Anna

    This book felt like Three Musketeers erotica with a murder mystery thrown in Endless sex scenes and romance novel style character stupidity bogged down the plot On the other hand, our main character was likable, and it s possible the setting is moderately realistic since the author has a Ph.D in Comparative Literature of the Renaissance.

  23. Jessica

    I have never been that conversant with the romance genre, but a friend with very good and broad taste in literature gave me this novel a number of years ago to take on my honeymoon and I enjoyed the hell out of it It s a historical romance mystery with good steamy sex scenes and an intelligent, educated heroine.

  24. Bree

    Like the other Arboretti books, there is a delicious mix of romance, suspense and a non typical historical setting that just knocked my socks off While I liked her contemporary suspense, too, I really wish she would have continued in both genres, instead of switching to YA And I was really irritated when the publisher chintzed and shifted from hardcovers to the dual paperback of her books.

  25. Vanessa Johnson

    I enjoyed itI enjoy the idea of the book but I agree with another review where it seemed the book was written in such a way to allow of the sex scenes than it was to develop a plausible plot line.

  26. Cindy

    Wonderful historical fiction combined with a strong female protagonist Enjoyed the relationships amongst the characters and the description of Venice Just the right pints of wit and dry humor sprinkled into the story My first Michele Jaffe book I will definitely be reading .

  27. Rachael

    This didn t have much to do with stargazing or astronomy I didn t know what the book was about but it ended up being a historical mystery romance.

  28. Christina

    Another grabbed free from the top charts without looking very closely deception Not about stargazing Lies All lies Poorly written and too damn long You d think I d learn.

  29. Cici

    This a really interesting story about the Italian court in 1595 There is a mystery and romance It is not clean.

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