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Gail Dayton

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12+ verk 867 medlemmar 34 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Gail Dayton

The Compass Rose (2005) 333 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Barbed Rose (2006) 167 exemplar, 5 recensioner
New Blood (2009) 144 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Eternal Rose (2007) 98 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Heart's Blood (2009) 75 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Hide-and-Sheikh (2001) 17 exemplar
Her Convenient Millionaire (2003) 13 exemplar, 1 recension
Knight In Black Leather (2011) 13 exemplar, 1 recension
Heart's Magic (2015) 4 exemplar, 1 recension
Heart of Stone (2012) 1 exemplar

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Her Convenient Millionaire (2009) — Original Text — 2 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1954-09-01
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Texas, USA

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I was absolutely LOVING this right up until GREY turned into an absolute BASTARD - I could forgive his Initial shocked reaction but his subsequent disgusting behaviour towards Pearl in the following weeks was inexcusable - I was honestly hoping that someone had hexed him to explain his behaviour, but nope he was just a GRADE A DOUCHE.
 
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spiritedstardust | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 29, 2022 |
Jack 😍😍
 
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spiritedstardust | 9 andra recensioner | Dec 29, 2022 |
"She feared her hand smelled of bacon, but he didn’t seem to care."
 
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Silenostar | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 7, 2022 |
Random thoughts:

The first chapters were lovely. Made me expect much more than was ultimately delivered.

I loved that the first description of the heroine is that she is strong.

Most sensual and arousing finger licking in the history of finger licking.

Also loved the fact that we see the characters bonding through the course of many weeks. The plot devices used for this needed to be more transparent.

I liked the tentative way in which sexual assault survivors were written.

I did not like that the sex scene of the book was written in a sensual way to titillate the reader while comparing and contrasting every move the male character did with that of Amanusa's rapists.

I also didn't like that from the start I knew that there was going to be a public display of how she was raped and abused, in front of important people so she can be exonerated for her alleged crimes. It is a trope we often see in such books and is one that really annoys me.

It skipped and skimmed though important parts of the plot but made sure to reference every wardrobe change, every touch of hands, in detail.

The evil characters were caricatures obsessed with hurting the heroine just because.

Character consistency was nonexistent. The heroine is from a village in Romania but all she needs to be able to blend in high society is just a new dress. She truly is a Mary Sue.

The sexism is over the top absurd. It's ridiculous to think that high society men, even in an alternate reality of the late 19th century, would shout at a woman they just met that she is a whore, while in the presence of other respectable gents.

Again the trope of writing everyone as shitty a person as possible so the heroine can shine.

What about the freaking dead zones then?

Wow I just read 500 pages in a day. I suppose this speaks in favor of the book.

Don't know if I'll read the rest. I'm glad to see they focus on other couples but i heard that the dead zone thing lies still unsolved by the end of the second book.
… (mer)
 
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Silenostar | 9 andra recensioner | Dec 7, 2022 |

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Statistik

Verk
12
Även av
1
Medlemmar
867
Popularitet
#29,521
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
34
ISBN
28
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
1

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