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You should start right now! Sign up now. Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret. Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead.
He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. As much as Pel fought it in the beginning she becomes as determined as he is to make this work.
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Even her old flame, Lord Hargreaves, John, who was recruited to tear them apart, sees that Gray and Pel are more than a marriage of convenience, and re-thinks his part in all of it. I hope that someday Sylvia Day will write a book for him, he is more than deserving to have a love of his own. As the level of intimacy between Pel and Gray increases, so does their love for each other and they become Gerard and Isabel…from beginning to end…it was just beautiful! It added another layer of emotion and sweetness to the story. They had some unexpected heated exchanges of a sexual nature and YOWZA, it was quite the bonus for the readers.
My one complaint is that I wish we were given more information on where Gray went and exactly what he was doing in the four years he was gone. What we got was vague at best. Almost too real!! I need new batteries! I bow down to you Kathleen you know what you speak of, I agree, it was a fabulous read! View all 20 comments. For the Machalo Group Smut Challenge: Pick a random one.
Since I've been on a HR kick lately, I decided my random smut choice would be in this genre. And, it was very very smutty. Strangely, the hot smutty scenes were between a husband and wife. Yay, fidelity!
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Marriage is so sexy! These two married for varying reasons, but were only friends. They both had other lovers and were happy with it. But, when his mistress dies in childbirth - having his child, he takes off for four years. When he returns, he wants a real marriage. His wife is none too thrilled with that idea. She even decides to hold a dinner party with potential mistresses for him to choose from. That is so thoughtful! What a great wife! He's not interested, and they soon get down and dirty together.
Of course, their old lovers all conspire together to break up the happy couple, and his mother is downright evil, but hey, we all know how well it works to try and keep two people in lust love apart. There is also a bit of a side story with her brother falling in love. It was okay-ish. But, the thing that struck me weird was about how he kept describing his chick's boobs. He kept talking about her "long nipples" and it was squeaming me out. Long nipples? That's attractive? And, all this time I've been fighting gravity as much as humanly possible!
Who knew that I should just let them fall towards Earth and then all the hot, young yr old studs would find me irresistible? She'll be fighting them off with a stick! Oh well, to each his own, I guess! Regardless of how much story there seems to be, this book is pretty much smut. I did think the story was cute, but it ended kind of abruptly. This book seriously needed an epilogue. View all 10 comments. Shelves: historical , favorites. This is about Grayson and Isabel, two people who decide to marry to make each of their lives simpler or so they think of course.
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Grayson is a scoundrel, he has two lovers and lives for his own pleasure. Isabel was hurt badly from her first marriage and is not going to let another man get close to her heart again. She has a lover as well, and because of her beauty men are constantly chasing her poor thing Isabel also has a bad reputation and marrying her would drive Grayson mother insane and since her doesn't like her mother much this is added incentive to marry her. Well something happens in Grayson's life that completely devastates him, it shakes him to his core and he takes off.
He doesn't return for 4 years. When he comes back he is different, he is a man changed, mentally and emotionally he is wiser and apparently he has more muscles and a butt to die for! What Grayson wants is a real wife, so the challenge begins!
I loved the dialogue between these two: "I am afraid," she admitted, baring what he had known, but was waiting for her to say. There is one encounter between them that just blows me away, I read it once and then went back and read it again! And I even loved the secondary romance in this book between Isabel's brother Rhys and Abby. That was charming, fun and wonderfully romantic. Overall I found this a wonderful, sensual historical romance.
It fulfilled everything i wanted and needed. I was in a funk yesterday, but today i will go to work smiling from ear to ear because yesterday I read a fantastic book! I love books for this reason! I will be reading this again View all 19 comments. Shelves: genre-erotica , genre-historical-romance , read-in , e-pcs. I think for those who read this expecting a run of the mill Historical Romance will be shocked at the language and amount of sex.
But if you can go into it with an open mind and know that it is much more erotic than the norm, you'll realize that there is a new level of intimacy here Sex is written about in so many different ways. Not often do I come across an author that makes a couple truly connect during the act as well as Ms. Day did with Grayson and Isabel. Maybe because they were such good friends, knew each other and loved each other as friends, endured tragedy and weathered the rigid structure of society together.
Somehow, I felt the intimacy so much more deeply than I'm used to. Their passion for one another sizzled. Isabel was cheated on by her first husband, and she simply doesn't trust the younger Grayson. Their marriage of convenience originated from a need to be free to conduct their sexual affairs without expectations from their lovers.
Their friendship endured because they didn't sleep with each other, just shared their home. When Grayson's life is suddenly struck by tragedy, he disappears for years. During his absence, he evaluates his life and comes back changed She can't let herself fall in love with her husband.
But my goodness, is Grayson convincing!! Their dialogue in the heat of the moment was enough to bring tears to my eyes. Grayson is so passionate, and not afraid to let Isabel feel his passion. Can I ever fuck you enough? Sate you enough? Will I ever be enough? He woos and loves and romances her, and God I loved every second of it! He just unabashedly chases after his wife. The wait is worth it, I swear!!! I loved this couple! Recommended for HR lovers who like a little extra steam There was a LOT of sex in this book, but I never got the feeling of it being too much.
Isabel and Grayson are both extremely sexual people, and it is their only way of truly connecting with each other before they finally learn how to be in love. Loved it, loved it!!!! View all 30 comments. This was my favorite book from Sylvia Day. I remembered that I loved it and not much else.
I must say that it was like I was reading this book for the first time and loved it just as much as the first time around. Isabel and Gerard married but not for the normal reason's. She accepted the proposal knowing it w This was my favorite book from Sylvia Day. She accepted the proposal knowing it would keep her lovers from wanting her to marry them. He married Isabel to keep woman from expecting more than sex from him and also to stop his mother from trying to match make for him.
They were good friends but went to others for their sexual needs. One day something happened and Gerard took off and stayed away for four years. When he returned he realized that he wanted his wife in his life and lusted after her. She on the other hand wanting to keep things the way they always' were. She had her reasons for not wanting to be with Gerard and I don't want to give the whole story away. I loved reading how Gerard went about trying to change Isabel's mind and also loved reading how they eventually fell in love. The sex scenes were many and done with a lot of passion.
It ended with a HEA. Any of my goodreads friends out there who love historical romances with some good heat and have never tried a Sylvia Day historical are REALLY missing out. I highly recommend this book and Seven Years To Sin. View all 15 comments. I wasted my time off this afternoon reading this nonsense! I'm thoroughly annoyed. The hero is in love with another woman. Then she go away I won't spoil it so he marries the heroine, who is a known slut.
Since her late husband, she decided to never get emotionally involved, instead she sleeps with a number of gentlemen. She does give them the attention they so called desire and stay their mistress for a number of years. Wha I wasted my time off this afternoon reading this nonsense! So the two rakes end up married, he experience a trauma and leaves for four years. He returns and realizes he don't want to sleep around with other people anymore. He wants his wife.
She is involved with one of her lovers so she keep trying to get the hero a mistress of his own. He don't budge and he seduces her. Once they have sex with one another, the book went further downhill. There was so much sex after that, I felt exhausted and I only read the book. She was sore and still he was riding her like his life depended on it.
Then there was a side romance that was rushed oh and of course they were humping like wild bunnies too! I expected better because I have enjoyed her other books but this one was the worst so far. View all 11 comments. I think its truly been a long time since a book twisted and tested my patience and attention the way this book did. Meet Isabelle and Grayson, young and lively,these two are the definition of the phrase "Friend's with benefits" , until they finally decide to throw marriage into the equation to make things more complicated.
Though no matter how chic-lite and funny this Synopsis does sound, this book was the epitome of Dark angry sex and how a wounded lonely past can fester and down tone your soul. After spending 4 years away from his wife, Grayson is finally back to over-through his wife paramours and finally win her over, claiming that time away from her had taught him a wretched lesson about how much his wife actually meant to him. I didn't really find any strong plot or other strong secondary characters that made this story, worth reading the whole pages of the book for,just to cheer on the lead couple to their happily ever after.
acsacmiheart.gq I didn't really like the two main character,which poised another huge problem for me. Even though I understand their reasoning on certain things. And regarding the issue of genre,I did NOT feel like I was reading a HR but more of a book that would fall into the category of contemporary romance like But that hadn't been what I was in the mood for at present. But if your expecting another HR romance with a swoon worthy hero and a virginal heroine your defiantly in for a surprise,lovlies!!
So Warned! View all 17 comments. Ok, this is one of my favourite books so, don't say a word or I'll cut your face? My reaction to the prologue: If that's the prologue Good lord, I thought, how the book will be!? That I am different from the others.
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- REVIEW: The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day!
The way I want you. His action THIS. His actions His thoughts I mean who haven't thought, can love just run out? Spite of a good beginning, people change Oh, Pel, I don't even have a bad experience and I understand you! A lot of wtf, omg, ohhhhh and hot moments. View all 4 comments. Needed a historical fix and this one fit the bill nicely. It is way too hot here to be online writing reviews so this one is short. Loved it. Great writing. Highly recommend it.
I thought once I was on holidays I would have more time to read and review - the opposite is true Just read this quote on Facebook : "I do not require your assistance to find sex. I require you. I want messy. And sweaty and dirty. God give me strength, for I have been cursed with wanting that from my wife. View all 6 comments. That sort of pairing seems quite common back then, so it was a bit startling to have so much emphasis put on a mere four years, lol.
It appears we have a double standard. Anyway, I'll admit I don't often read about the woman being older, as I prefer the opposite, so I will defer to the author here. Have to say, I was a tiny bit disappointed. Yes, there is sex and it's quite explicit, there just wasn't as much of it as I'd expected. Perhaps the scenes there were just weren't long enough. Yeah, that could be it. I like me some long drawn-out lovin', now. That aside, there was one minor annoyance that drove me a bit crazy. Throughout the book, there is constant mention of how Isabel is older than Gray. At one point she is shocked by her strong reaction to him physically, thinking herself past the point of such desire For the majority of the book, he's 26 and she's Sorry, but I thought that such a minor age difference as not to merit all the brouhaha.
I know women got married really young back then, and in fact, if you weren't married by your early twenties you were considered an old maid. I get that. I guess I still think there should've been a slightly larger age gap between them for the big fuss. Like years.