A rather decent suspense plot I couldn t like this mostly because I couldn t warm up to the heroine Why Vane was in love with her I have no idea In fact the heroine doubts that it s love just as I did His interest in her was so intense so baseless so unreasonable in light f all she d done that it could Tank! 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 love her I think honestly in this whole book she was miserable for about 85%f 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 Geek Feminist Revolution 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 hasffered solutions to her problem gone Lucky Luciano outf his way to help her and actually agreed to marry her Even though she knows he s feeling shame at what he thinks he s done her stupid pride lets him believe it And she A Reader& 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 that without mercyr hesitation to protect herself It was nothing less than she d done before Hadn t she let him think she d been coerced into his bed that first night And this is just touching The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness on the surface she spends mostf her miserable time trying to make his life eually miserable in an effort to protect herself How am I supposed to like a person like that One Churchill 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 themr to glimpse some side Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of them that is worthyf routing for but something fell short in this Jean-Paul Sartre one and I nevernce found myself routing for the heroine I wanted Vane to get ver 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 But I 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 ll concede part f her hesitation in contacting her family was guilt and shame I still believe the majority In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, of it was simple pride She didn t want to admit her mistakes to them and apologize which shows a lackf maturity and stubbornness that borders How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper on stupidityI understand that basisf what the author was trying to achieve but I feel she failed for the most part While I give her credit for taking Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, 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 hernly 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
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Sin Which I Have In My TBR Pile However Wewhich I have in my TBR pile however We see When a young reckless and strong willed seventeen year Bambi and Me old Lady Sarah married Brinsley Cole she though it was a great and passionate love they shared Fighting nearly tooth and nail to get what she wanted Sarah burned bridges with her family to achieve her goalf marriage Unfortunately her thoughts Pocahontas of love were nothing but a smokescreen hiding her husband s true and cruel intentions Now ten years later Sarah has constructed formidable and icy walls to shield her heart and exudes the prickly and prideful naturef a woman scorned but also Bala Santa one bound and determined to hold her head high There snly Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies one souln earth that probes beneath her hateful layers to the passionate woman below and that s the utterly masculine Maruis Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack of Vane The man is danger in the flesh and Sarah has always felt his penetrating gaze to the very heartf her soul but she s also prided herself The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, on her everlasting refusal to partakef the sinful pleasure that he s always Wolfsong offered her always wanted from herVane can t actually put into words the whyr how Ultimate Memory Book of his infatuation with Lady Sarah Cole Once already years ago he asked to form an arrangement with her but she shot him down with such cold precision that he couldn t stand to see for her many many months Even with the beating to his pride Vane still could never turn his mind loose from Sarah Despite her icy demeanor Vane was sure that it shielded passion for her soul was nearly tangible to his roaming awareness She plagued his thoughts and his body and her confounded husbandnly served to spark his intense anger Pelnrušķis un trollis over the fact that he wasn t the first to claim her heartWhen the very man that holds Vane s every desire approaches him with the horrid propositionf Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) one night with his wife for ten thousand pounds Vane is then tempted but honor prevents him from accepting theffer Yet surprisingly Sarah arrives O Mistério do Infante Santo on his doorstep demanding an audience Vane thinking that she has finally come to him surrenders his famous control and the two make love until morning With fleeting thoughtsf making Sarah his forever he begs her to stay Disgrace (Department Q, only to have the womanf his dreams demand her ten thousand pounds from him Feeling the cold claws Monsoon of betrayal Vane lets her go with every intentionf never laying eyes Slice by Slice on the woman that broke his heart but murder would throw them togethernce aga. To him Vane can't resist making love to her Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) on hiswn terms Nor can Sarah refuse a night Ice Maiden of exuisite pleasure with the devastating man who haunts her dreamsBy morning Sarah's desire turns to shame and a deep fearf Vane's power to bind her Desperate she does the ne th. The premise is promising but somehow the verall execution is somewhat lacking Strangely for 2 people who ve longed for each Seducing the Heiress other for 7 yrs they don t seem to like eachther v much I didn t feel that angsty vibe The hero is luvly 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 And Cowboy Makes Three own perfume making stillroom Somehow the rose essence reminded herf the nite her scumbag hubby 1 expired she ran Teasing Her SEAL outta the room retching After comforting her hero confronted heroine her hang ups yadda yadda His gaze lowered to her mouth his lips parted Her face tilted toward his her lips 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 gutsut Bile scented breath is not really conducive to a hawt kissing session Methinks sucking Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, on a mint candy 1st before smooching would be imperative in this case 2 Another problem I have is the heroine sbsessive mission to find the expired hubby s bastard child the cost A Valentines Wish of the hero s luv 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 luv right in frontf herThe ending I didn t give a hoot who actually killed heroine s hubby why also who are the real parents Paixão Sem Disfarce of the li l 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 Tonsf secrets w heroine s parents former 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 Rain on the sell a night with the wife for a bazillion bucks plot Barely bearable for reading in the bathroom in short takes at least for now I may abandon it I mnly In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover on p 57 as I type thisHere s an examplef the proseEach new sense I Met Someone of her was like brandyn an Quantum (Captain Chase open wound Last night he d thrownff his armor shed his skin laid himself The Other Islam open raw and vulnerable Ad she d ripped his vitalsut plunged a dagger in his heartCan you say Ack I finished it lots Last Man Standing 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 piledn top Light, Gesture, and Color ofne another until the whole thing toppled Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault overnto my DNF pile Angsty regency historical romance inspired by Indecent Proposal the Robert Redford movieThe Maruis f Vane
has wanted Lady Sarah a married woman for many years She knows it and her wastrelwanted Lady Sarah a married woman for many years She knows it and her wastrel knows it Her husband ffers Canada one night with Lady Sarah to Vane for 10000 pounds Readers who dont care for technical adultery under any circumstances should stay away from this bookThis novel is just under 300 pages there is a previewf her next book in the back hence why its listed at 320 pages and to stretch the conflict ut til the HEA Wells has Sarah be a bit f a pill Unfortunately Vane is really kind patient and uite besotted not to mention well hung so Lady Sarah might come across as too unsympathetic in comparison to some readersI have no idea if this book is part Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of a series and Wells s website is decidedly unhelpful but I assume so since there is seuel baiting with somef Vane s friends It worked DogFace on me since I will probably read Wells s next book This was my first book by this author andverall it was pretty good not great Sensuality RGrade B 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 What You Owe Me one fell flat for me The romance takes place in a very short amountf time a month Buffalo Woman Comes Singing or so as far as I can tell and the characters have very swift multiple changesf heart and realization in that brief period There really wasn t enough conflict to support a novel f this length if the hero and heroine had just sat down and had a fiftee Bit f 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 lusting after the Maruis f Vane For his part Vane has not nly lusted but sort Shining City of loved Lady Sarah from afar When her husband spies an interaction between them he views it as anpportunity for some cash and Blind Spots offers Vane a night with his wife for 10000 pounds He refuses theffer but when Lady Sarah shows up that night indignant because her husband had told her it was the A Boy and A Bear in a Boat other way around things getut SOS 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 herut When she returns
home sarah learns finds her husband murdered theSarah learns finds her husband murdered The alibi both she and Vane have are each St. Johns Wort other which compromises Sarah and makes a marriagef convenience necessary Vane still desires and loves 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 love him and will never share his bed Vane makes it a point to change her mindAs well written as this was and with. For years the Maruis The Roman Family of Vane has hungered for Lady Sarah from afar watching the beauty brave a disastrous marriage Then Sarah's wastrel husband makes Vane an indecentffer ne night with Sarah for ten thousand pounds and the temptation is almost too greatWhen Sarah comes. ,
InDesperate to prevent the truth f her whereabouts Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends on the nightf her husband s death Sarah s A Christmas Miscellany only recourse is to swear vehemently that she s innocent when suspicious eyes turn her way Despite the cruel fact that her marriage to Brinsley sunk her far below the high position within society that shence took for granted Sarah will not allow her husband s death and the subseuent unveiling Too Bad to Die of her affair to tear her already delicate reputation to shreds But when it s brought to her attention that Vane is being looked upon as a potential suspect Sarah reveals her secretMeanwhile Vane is trying desperately to provide an alibi for Sarah and has petitioned her parents Vane knows that Sarah doesn t want her parents involved for notnly could she not bare to sully their name but her pride prevents her from allowing her parent s charity Besides after the bridges she s burned why would they even want to lift a finger to help their child But what Vane finds is a father s reluctance and a mother s stubborn drive to help Sarah Alibi secured Vane is then OXENBOXEN outraged when Sarah tells him that her secret is known and she is freef all suspicionIn the face Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) of Vane s anger Sarah s icy demeanor falls into place and she decides to never allow him to know that she did it all to save him But when Vaneffers marriage as a solution to save her reputation it s Sarah s turn to be Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, outraged But when his argument proves to be thenly ption left to her Sarah unwillingly agrees In truth she tried her best to protect Vane from herself She feels that he deserves an innocent beauty with every capability to love for in her mind the woman f many years ago is gone and can never be again She s lived so long with the determination to hate and she s clung so desperately to her pride that Vane would be getting an empty shell Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of a heart for a bride But even beyond this Sarah s greatness fear is that Vane has the ability to break through her barriers strip her soul to its very essence and demand her love then with that manly accomplishment he ll ultimately betray her for that s what men doVane in a way can t help but rub his hands together in glee at the thoughtf finally possessing Sarah and despite her cool reuest that she have her The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, own bedchamber and that she wishes to not be touched Vane is confident in his skillsf seduction He s also confident that he can crack through Sarah s formidable walls but as time goes by he recognizes that he has ten years Reasoning and the Logic of Things of pent up anger and distrust to deal with He tries to see the woman within walks down all avenues but is continually bombarded by the same result Yet despite his frustration he falls in love Sarah but when he s given proof that thenly person Sarah can love is an innocent child that is not related nor in
anyway in her control Vane lets goI ll just come right ut and say that I loved Wickedin her control Vane lets goI ll just come right ut and say that I loved Wicked Game Not sure The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of the titlebut the contents within were astounding Wells wove a complex and intriguing story that I lapped up with urgent haste Rarely do you find a historical that provides as many twists and turns as WLG with the added bonusf incredible emotional depthVanewow He is an amazing hero The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, one that I never get tiredf reading I think he loved Sarah from the very first moment he laid eyes Space Calculated in Seconds on her for it was telling with each and every action he made towards her He stands up for her when he has no reason He comforted her when he recognized despair He let her rip into his soul time and again and continually came back for even when all Sarah caused was pain A lesser man than Vane would have given upn Sarah She was so hard so callous and so adept at keeping her icy cold mask in place But Vane understood her core He knew what she was protecting and he was determined to break through all her wallsWhat is most unlike me is my love for Sarah Typically I would dislike her character immensely She s unbearably stubborn and ruthless in her pride She would be a woman that I would have no desire to tangle with but the difference is that I understood her pain Ten years Lightning of betrayal after betrayal from the man you fell in love with and married undoubtedly corrupts your soul and your ability to trust She has noptions no uts Instead Sarah finds solace in petty punishments she was able to dealt Brinsley She gave him the illusion that anything he tried to throw at her wouldn t shake her impeccably cold heart when inside she s crying and railing at his callousness Sarah knows immediately upon meeting Vane that he is the man that can reveal the woman within and I think Sarah was afraid f what even she might find when all her barriers were gone by his sheer force Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers of will Perhaps she really did have an empty shellf a heart Knowing that I think Sarah was afraid f herself than Vane although she did her best to make him believe that it was him she fearedI do wonder though if my pinion f Sarah would have been different if she hadn t forsaken her reputation
to save Vane from being charged with murder Her split second reaction showed then and there that she was able tosave Vane from being charged with murder Her split second reaction showed then and there that she was able to huge sacrifices for him without even having yet developed the incredible love that she does eventually hold for him Luckily for her she did it and in that action she revealed that she still had the capacity to love and that she truly did deserve everlasting happiness My Ratings Hero rating 4Heroine rating 4Steam Factor 35PlotStoryline 4Overall rating Ing that will stop him from claiming her as his wn 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 Portable Operating for Amateur Radio of fate could spell a lifetimef regret r a love to last all time.