Content warnings and spoilers are below the spoiler tag. Her memories and recollection are quite traumatizing. He is gentle and patient when it comes to Olivia, but not overprotective - he allows her a kind of freedom that most upper class women could only dream of. He even allows her to deal cards at his hell, after she shows him how skilled she is with a deck. Oh my gosh that was wild. I don't know if that's too much for a romance novel or not.
There was also a story about a runaway girl with the unlikely name of Strawberry and one about mistaken identities and an evil blind date. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry and some notion that I would do marine research. The attempted rape and fire scene? Goodman's books are almost overflowing with emotion--everything from humor to despair to love. Happy reading everyone : Loved both Olivia and Griffin Breckenridge and the heroine.
I wish Olivia and Griffin, the hero and heroine, had needed to work together a bit more throughout the story. I loved that Griffin was the romantic one, while Olivia was pragmatic. It is stated that she's being groomed to service men like these for when she's old enough to marry. It has her followed by her attempted rapist and eventually kidnapped by him because of his evilness seriously: that's his motive. I became quite a fan of her wicked wit and intricate plotting.
So realistic that it offers no fantasy or escape. He's going to spend his life with her! The problem I have with it is that - more often than not - authors will use it for shock value, and then when it becomes inconvenient, they will choose to remove it as a factor. They were three-dimensional people, to the point that this was almost more of a character study at times more than it was a straight up romance. And I certainly can't go into it without getting into spoilers, so.
This is the type of book that I'm constantly looking for. They were all able to breathe, despite the past that could so easily suffocate them, and they all strove for something more in their lives. It was slow but good. That's a hard situation to be in and I can honestly say I have no idea which way I would have gone on it. A touch, a look, a smile, one step toward or away from each other.
I'm so angry about it. It is shameful for whatever douchebag relation of the heroine's to decide to trade her away in payment of his debt. She has such a way with words. Griffin wears the sc Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er-do-well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts.
Plenty of steamy, well-written love scenes. But the owner of this gaming hell is a mystery also. I'm not going to spend time talking about the positives as other reviews go into detail as to why Jo Goodman is an incredibly engaging writer. I wanted to tell her that yes what was done to her is horrifying beyond my wildest imagination and yes it is dirty and evil of the offenders. Also the heroine's brother makes a number of reappearances, hardly any of which are to his credit, but It is suggested that she forgives him in the hope that he will grow to be a better man and he is chosen to give her away at the wedding. Their chemistry, witty dialog, straightforwardness was really refreshing.
My mental pictures for both are blurry at best, especially Griffin. I'm not certain I can make that call. He was suspicious that her brother was taking advantage of him by assuming that Griffin would never take advantage of Olivia. But the story was captivating enough that I had to continue reading once I realized what it was about- and at that point a 4+ star read turned into an annoyance. I did however like the situation she left with Griffin. I know that the world is not a moral place and is not fair to everyone.
Film-film yang tayang di sini berasal dari web pencarian di internet. You know when a lead couple makes you smile in the same measure they make you want to bang your head in the wall? Never a trace of anger and such a rock for Olivia. I didn't really enjoy the first love scene between Olivia and Griffin. I find this is especially true in the way she writes dialogue. I was okay with that. Great cast of supporting characters.