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In my life I ll never get back the hero ndergoes a complete personality change around the time he and the heroine are married and he becomes emotionally abusive towards her Exhibit E is here by a fellow reviewer see here Again our hero is abusive to the heroine Anyone see a pattern here Exhibit F is here I hadn t read the previous book in the series before reading this one The Ghost Light Kids Get Hooked unfortunately see here again by a fellow reviewer The so called hero of this book actually kidnapped and tried to rape the heroine of the previous book in this series ie number 2 in the series Yep And when he marries the woman in the current novel ie number 3 in the series when she isncomfortable with sleeping with him once they are married because she doesn t know him he insults her and calls her a bitch Lovely NB As a later note please note that the review in Grey (Fifty Shades, uestion has been deleted from Goodreads probably due to the attacks on the reviewer which you can still read in the comments ie the comments are still there despite the review having been deleted Gosh I love Goodreads sarcasm Exhibit G is here The hero of this lovely book knows that a vulnerable young woman he has just met is married to a much older man He realizes that there is an attraction between them He also realizes that she has come from a difficult background and yet he pursues her regardless ie he actually makes out withkisses herHe pursues her despite the fact that an affair between the two of them might cause her irreparable harm He also treats her like garbage throughout the book because she is never good enough for him So she s good enough to sleep with but not good enough for anything else Good times Exhibit H is here Review written by a fellow reviewer not yours truly Basically the hero spends the entire novel trying to force himself on the main female character More details are in the excellent review in the link Exhibit I is here At approximately the threearters mark the hero main male character discovers a secret which his wife was keeping from him ie I will preface this by saying that while she kept a secret from him it was regarding a situation in the past where she had been a VICTIM His reaction to finding this out is to Become Both Emotionally And both emotionally and abusive towards her Exhibit J where it is implied that a man is not responsible for his actions when he really wants it I kid you not see here and here for discussions of this by fellow reviewers Exhibit K is here where the main female character is essentially brainwashed by the hero into fitting into a particular mould which includes giving Triumph (TriAlpha Chronicles, up her business and any independence and where said hero doesn t realize that rape existsntil it is right in his face in other words that it has almost happened to the woman he considers his and therefore his penis is involved so he has a sudden epiphany Exhibit L see here and here the hero marries the main female character and then cheats on her He is never really sorry for anything except having been caught but his wifey forgives him anyway The fuck Also a reviewer made some really good comments about the treatment of indigenous peoples in this book Exhibit M see my discussion of this here Full disclosure I started out enjoying the Starz television series version of Diana Gabaldon s Outlander at least partly because I didn t remember the books I don t any once I realized what was in the books I did prefer the series to the books but I still thought that it was better to it watching when I honestly feel that the main male character is fully deserving of a combination treatment involving both castration and lobotomy This character is worse in the books btw hence my increased dislike of the latter PLEASE also note that I am referring to the CHARACTER and not any persons portraying said character Did I mention that this character 1 beats his wife and 2 rapes his wife Good times Also the book is massively homophobic massively homophobic other reviews which raised the same issues are here here as review points out this book is also really REALLY homophobic here read the tags for this review they are gold and hereI will be listing all additional examples here because apparently Goodreads caps the length of book reviews thanks Goodreads sarcasmAlso I give you an example of problematic sht from contemporary romance where the hero and the narrator spend their time belittling the main female charact. The man who holds her fate in his hands is none other than the haughty gentleman who sent her packing and he's as handsome and arrogant as everHappily Ever AfterAlways the proper gentleman Phillip will do anything to protect his fa.
Summary Secret Desires of a GentlemanR
eviewed for euemyreviewcom book release Oct08The end of the Victorian era brought about many changes in public and private life Women were becoming visible as other than wives and Laura Lee Guhrke s latest historical romance gives The Messy Accident (An ABDL Story)
us a closer look at one woman s struggle Secret Desires of a Gentleman is Guhrke s salute to pastries and working womenand what a delicious story it isMaria is finally ready to open her patisserie with the help of a sponsor All that s left is to find the right location When she comespon the perfect kitchen in the perfect place she s giddy with gleeuntil she bumps into an old acuaintance while exiting the shop When she was a young girl who d just lost her father and was now all alone the horridly It Looks Like This
upright andptight Maruess of Kayne Kaffir Boy
used his position to breakp a marriage between Maria and his younger brother While Maria has gotten over the younger brother she still misses the older brother who was her dearest friend and playmateuntil he inherited the estate and became lost to her forever But it s been twelve years now and surely they can all be adultsPhillip was forced to leave behind his childhood at a young age and his friendship with a servant was just one of the casualties But he recognizes Maria immediatelyhow could he not when visions of her have haunted him all these years Phillip ickly could he not when visions of her have haunted him all these years Phillip ickly he still cares for Maria and now burns for her with all the ardor of a man Yet she is still beneath him in station and how can he allow Himself What He Denied
what he denied brotherWhat did I like about this story I liked that Maria is a strong character who didn t wait around for a man to save her She knew what she wanted and worked her butt off to make her dreams come true I also enjoyed Guhrke s ability to describe her characters so accurately that I think I would recognize them if I met them on the streetWhat didn t I like about this story Phillip is such a snob I still don t Love Show
understand how Maria could continue to love someone who so blatantly demeaned her He doesn t changentil the very end of the story and had I not been reading to review I likely wouldn t have finished it His arrogance and feelings of entitlement came through loud and clear but I would have liked to see him mellow a bit soonerbut it s not my story is itI enjoy reading Laura Lee Guhrke Her stories always evoke strong reactions in me and Secret Desires of a Gentleman is no different This time her hero was nfortunately someone I love to hate that would be great for a villain but doesn t make me happy when he s the hero 3 StarsIt was okAlthough Secret Desires didn t have the mph Guilty Pleasures had I still enjoyed it There seemed to be a lot of filler in this oneand the chemistry I loved in the other didn t come through for me as it did before But I m in no way giving The Riddle of the Yellow Canary
up on this authorinstead I ll buy a couple before I go and get all in every series by her I had few suggestions on my last review and I still plan on reading them 4 stars VictorianHistorical Romance Please note that this review contains a discussion of adult topics I m also copying this rant to my blog because I m nice like that and because I m venting Please note that this review contains a discussion of adult topicsAll righty thenI will first point to a fellow reviewer here by saying that they said a good deal of what I wanted to say while reading this particular book and said it really well a cool review of this crappy book is hereHowever I feel that a general but hopefully brief and ranty segue is in order here IMOOne thing about romance novels which never ceases to amaze me is how relentlessly misogynistic they tend to beSome examples from historical romance Exhibit A is here where the hero emotionally manipulates and berates the heroine into sleeping with him Let s also not forget about the wonderful lovely former fianc the heroine was pining for at the beginning of the novel who woundp stalking her But hey Everyone goes through bad patches sometimes am I right Exhibit B is here where women don t have a sex drive nless they are knowingly or not in love with a man Exhibit C is here another really good review by a fellow reviewer the hero s magical penis can instantly heal the heroine s rape trauma Exhibit D is here reviews by other reviewers see here and here As these reviewers mention in passingand as I can attest to since I read the damn thing which is yet time. Once Upon a TimeMaria Martingale was going to elope But Phillip Hawthorne Maruess of Kayne put a stop to those plans when he learned his younger brother intended to marry a cook's daughter Now twelve years later Maria discovers that.
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