S he s feeling shame at what he thinks he s done her stupid pride ets him believe it And she owns up to that too She would use his shame as insurance Yes she could say You frightened me You hurt me Don t ever touch me again A month ago two weeks
AGO SHE WOULD HAVE SAID THATshe would have said that mercy or hesitation to protect herself It was nothing ess than she d done before Hadn t she One Ticket To Texas let him think she d been coerced into his bed that first night And this is just touching on the surface she spends most of her miserable time trying to make hisife eually miserable in an effort to protect herself How am I supposed to Helpmate like a personike that One of the things an author needs to do when it comes to prickly heroines is to give the reader some reason to feel sympathy for them or to glimpse some side of them that is worthy of routing for but something fell short in this one and I never once found myself routing for the heroine I wanted Vane to get over her and find soemone to make him happy I will admit though that the ending was rather nice There was appropriate grovel
the heroine had to set aside her pride and fight to get Vane back Butheroine had to set aside her pride and fight to get Vane back But still would have rather he found happiness with someone else I just finished reading it I had a hard time find sympathy for Sarah While I Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy ll concede part of her hesitation in contacting her family was guilt and shame I still believe the majority of it was simple pride She didn t want to admit her mistakes to them and apologize which shows aack of maturity and stubbornness that borders on stupidityI understand that basis of what the author was trying to achieve but I feel she failed for the most part While I give her credit for taking on such a hard character I think what should have come across as fear and guilt just seemed cold and cruel instead I m afraid I saw her only as a prideful martyr all the way through the endIt was hard to sympathize with her as she wasI can t say I was very impressed with the book as a whole though it did have a few redeeming ualitiesI may be curious enough to read the second book Sweetest Little Sin which I have in my TBR pile however We shall see When a young reckless and strong willed seventeen year old Lady Sarah married Brinsley Cole she though it was a great and passionate ove they shared Fighting nearly tooth and nail to get what she wanted Sarah burned bridges with her family to achieve her goal of marriage Unfortunately her thoughts of ove were nothing but a smokescreen hiding her husband s true and cruel intentions Now ten years Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader later Sarah has constructed formidable and icy walls to shield her heart and exudes the prickly and prideful nature of a woman scorned but also one bound and determined to hold her head high There s only one soul on earth that probes beneath her hatefulayers to the passionate woman below and that s the utterly masculine My Ratings Hero rating 4Heroine rating 4Steam Factor 35PlotStoryline 4Overall rating. Ing that will stop him from claiming her as his own Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead leaving him shattered by her betrayal But neither she nor Vane dreamed their passionate encounter would set the stage for murder and that a deadly twist of fate could spell aifetime of regret or a Bryozoan Evolution love toast all time. .
The premise is promising but somehow the overall
execution is somewhat Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) lacking Strangely for 2 people who veonged for each other for 7 yrs theyis somewhat Silvers Edge lacking Strangely for 2 people who veonged for each other for 7 yrs they t seem to ike each other v much I didn t feel that angsty vibe The hero is uvly but the cold guilt ridden heroine isn t worth the pain physical mental anguish she put him thru Hard for me to comprehend what attracted hero to heroine in the 1st placeI also found it unbelievable what happened after he gave her a surprise sweet gift her own perfume making stillroom Somehow the rose essence reminded her of the nite her scumbag hubby 1 expired she ran outta the room retching After comforting her hero confronted heroine her hang ups yadda yadda His gaze Going Berserk lowered to her mouth hisips parted Her face tilted toward his her ips tingling w anticipation When He said roughly I m not going to kiss you etc etc Here I thought darn right U re not she just puked her guts out Bile scented breath is not really conducive to a hawt kissing session Methinks sucking on a mint candy 1st before smooching would be imperative in this case 2 Another problem I have is the heroine s obsessive mission to find the expired hubby s bastard child the cost of the hero s uv Her presumed barren state has blinded her to that extent that is not an endearing uality She comes across as a self serving heroine who couldn t see the real Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America luv right in front of herThe ending I didn t give a hoot who actually killed heroine s hubby why also who are the real parents of thei boy that she s been hunting for throughout the book The culprit is revealed wout any clues it gets bizarre plus the killer doesn t get their comeuppance Tons of secrets w heroine s parents get their comeuppance Tons of secrets w heroine s parents hubby s family All the bombshells just kinda get dropped in 1 big fat package Even the epilogue didn t really make me root for HEA Hope the next 1 will get polished Overwrought take on the sell a night with the wife for a bazillion bucks plot Barely bearable for reading in the bathroom in short takes at east for now I may abandon it I m only on p 57 as I type thisHere s an example of the proseEach new sense of her was ike brandy on the proseEach new sense of her was ike brandy on open wound Last night he d thrown off his armor shed his skin Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. laid himself open raw and vulnerable Ad she d ripped his vitals out plunged a dagger in his heartCan you say Ack I finished itots of skimming involved though to manage it Intricate plot after all but the writing was painful Mary Balogh does the whole too proud to embrace happiness much better I just wanted to smack the heroine upside the head Ugh Melodramas piled on top of one another until the whole thing toppled over onto my DNF pile Angsty regency historical romance inspired by Indecent Proposal the Robert Redford movieThe Maruis of Vane has wanted Lady Sarah a married woman for Potential spoiler below the fold I don t mention anyone by name but it might help you guess as to who it is as you re readingThis one fell flat for For years the Maruis of Vane has hungered for Lady Sarah from afar watching the beauty brave a disastrous marriage Then Sarah's wastrel husband makes Vane an indecent offer one night with Sarah for ten thousand pounds and the temptation is almost too greatWhen Sarah comes. ,
E The romance takes place in a Very Short Amount Of Time A Month short amount of time a month so as far as I can tell and the characters have very swift multiple changes of heart and realization in that brief period There really wasn t enough conflict to support a novel of
this ength if the hero and heroine had just sat down and had a fifteen minute conversation somewherelength if the hero and heroine had just sat down and had a fifteen minute conversation somewhere the first five chapters it all would have been resolved very uicklyThe villain was also unexpected and therefore difficult to believe And The villain was one of those insane villains which is such an annoying stereotype The portrayal of people with mental illness as dangerous and murderous is so offensive and tired I far rather would have preferred a villain who was a flaming asshole rather than insane Bit of a snooze and I didn t understand the heroine s appeal Lady Sarah has been rather unhappily married to Brinsley Cole for ten years now and she s been secretly usting after the Maruis of Vane For his part Vane has not only usted but
Sort Of Loved Ladyof oved Lady from afar When her husband spies an interaction between them he views it as an opportunity for some cash and offers Vane a night with his wife for 10000 pounds He refuses the offer but when Lady Sarah shows up that night indignant because her husband had told her it was the other way around things get out of hand and they spend a passionate night together But Sarah is prideful and to protect herself then demands the 10000 pounds Vane is incensed at being used so callously and kicks her out When she returns home Sarah earns finds her husband murdered The only alibi both she and Vane have are each other which compromises Sarah and makes a marriage of convenience necessary Vane still desires and oves Sarah even while hating her and is willing to go through with it Sarah agrees but swears she will never be vulnerable to a man again she will never Infamous love him and will never share his bed Vane makes it a point to change her mindAs well written as this was and with a rather decent suspense plot I couldn tike this mostly because I couldn t warm up to the heroine Why Vane was in Walled love with her I have no idea In fact the heroine doubts that it sove just as I did His interest in her was so intense so baseless so unreasonable in ight of all she d done that it could only be infatuation And this well after they re married What the heroine doesn t mention is the fact that she s a bitch and that s the greatest reason I couldn t fathom why Vane would ove her I think honestly in this whole book she was miserable for about 85% of it Her misery vacillated between stubborn pride which won t allow her to find happiness guilt and sheer anger She s also uite cruel And she owns up to it too She s so cruel that she allows a man to believe he had sex with her while she was unwilling after he has offered solutions to her problem gone out of his way to help her and actually agreed to marry her Even though she know. To him Vane can't resist making ove to her on his own terms Nor can Sarah refuse a night of exuisite pleasure with the devastating man who haunts her dreamsBy morning Sarah's desire turns to shame and a deep fear of Vane's power to bind her Desperate she does the one th.
review Wicked Little Game Series #3