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How to write a great review. I was also struck all over again by what a fine writer Kathleen E.

During the ensuing confrontation, Brandon is shot in the arm. Stand up for yourself! As I turned the last page of the book with a wistful sigh, I was humbled all over again by what a tremendous debt of gratitude kahtleen all owe Kathleen E. A tree limb collapsed on him, killing him instantly.

InKathleen E. Fortunately Brandon vows to himself that he will never take her by force again, and he keeps that vow.

Que si, que al final cuando por fin hablan y se salen de malentendidos y todo el rollo, son ambos cuquisimos y blablabla. Heather, being a victim of the era, is spineless, subservient and too stupid to live so she meekly goes along with the plan. However, kathlden really redeemed himself, showing a profound selflessness and dedication for his young wife. Her opinion does not matter. He bought you some dresses and hasn’t punched you, big deal!


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She’s so annoying, but more about that later. Romanticising it, doesn’t make it any better. Buy The Flame and the Flower: Although Brandon is accused of the crime, Heather is able to provide him an alibi. View all 81 comments. As Patricia Reynolds Smith pointed out during our panel discussion, in recent years there has been a tendency for romance writers to “defang” their beasts much too early in our stories.

My Lord, the man deserved it! And Heather vows that she will never submit to him, and then in the same breath tells herself that since he’s now her husband she will have no choice but to submit to him if he so demands. You play and pose before me and expect my spirits not to rise. Aug 04, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: Therefore, he decides whether she likes it or not he’s going to continue to rape her and keep her locked up for his own pleasure until he gets tired of her.

Realistic has nothing to do with it. In the world of romance novels, rape can even be a little subjective at times. He doesn’t ever hit her.

Sure, I love romantic books – I really enjoy reading them, but I have read a select few and to me they have often seemed more like a How To Guide: Overall, it was worth the read.

He did make an impression on me though, and in spite of the fact that he never would have been able to give Heather the material things that Brandon could, he certainly was a lot nicer. The first time, anyway. O I’m afraid I didn’t like either of the characters in this book. One of Brandon’s sailors named Dickie also informs Louisa that Brandon had discovered Heather on the streets. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Some participants found the book enthralling while others found it appalling, but no matter what their opinion, it still evoked emotions every bit as strong as the passion Heather and Brandon share.

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Then I realized, they had to be completely loathsome so they could be distinguishable from the hero. Bound by blood to the Celtic Gods.

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They seem to grow up a bit in the course of the book, becoming a bit more likeable in the process. He makes a jackass of himself by “punishing her” by refusing to have sex with her once married. View all 8 comments. So now their lives are intertwined, and I’m not completely taken by the story, or the characters, just yet.

HarperCollins Children’s Books books for young readers. My issues with Brandon were due to his blase’ reaction to raping a young woman. He never hits her. They’re controlling and manipulative. For he is determined to katheen the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman.

But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize.