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  • Laura Lee Guhrke
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  • 08 October 2020
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summary Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Laura Lee Guhrke Secret Desires of a Gentleman review · 3 Mily from scandal and when Maria dares to move in right next door he knows scandal will surely follow She is as tempting as he remembered and the he sees her the harder it is for Phillip to keep his own secret desire for her a secre I honestly feel this was a waste of time reading The author does little to make you form a connection or root for the main characters While reading I often felt completely removed from the story like I was watching a bad movie but stayed to the end because I already paid my admissionWhen the gentleman of Secret Desires of a Gentleman blames the heroine for making him kiss her and accusing her of being some sort of witch because he couldn t control himself around her I wanted to stop reading but I soldiered onI could not find any redeeming ualities to this story and was further abashed when the author had the gall to let the said gentleman of the story declare his love for our heroine in a very ungentlemanly way in front of others gasp that s just not done in Victorian times sarcasm I m talking professing love going on bended knee the whole shtick and of course our heroine said yes Ugh This is a miss folks This author can and has done better I recommend His Every Kiss My Philadelphia Father right next door he knows scandal will surely follow She is as tempting as he Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier remembered and the he sees her the harder it is for Phillip to keep his own secret desire for her a secre I honestly feel this was a waste of time De Munich à la Libération. 1938-1944 reading The author does little to make you form a connection or Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 root for the main characters While Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men reading I often felt completely Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 removed from the story like I was watching a bad movie but stayed to the end because I already paid my admissionWhen the gentleman of Secret Desires of a Gentleman blames the heroine for making him kiss her and accusing her of being some sort of witch because he couldn t control himself around her I wanted to stop Romancing the Werewolf reading but I soldiered onI could not find any How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer redeeming ualities to this story and was further abashed when the author had the gall to let the said gentleman of the story declare his love for our heroine in a very ungentlemanly way in front of others gasp that s just not done in Victorian times sarcasm I m talking professing love going on bended knee the whole shtick and of course our heroine said yes Ugh This is a miss folks This author can and has done better I The Business Romantic recommend His Every Kiss

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Secret Desires of a Gentleman

summary Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Laura Lee Guhrke Secret Desires of a Gentleman review · 3 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 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 wound up 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 unless 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 in my life I ll never get back the hero undergoes 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 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 is uncomfortable 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 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 three uarters 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 physically 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 up her business and any independence and where said hero doesn t realize that rape exists until 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 uit 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 also massively homophobic Some other reviews which raised the same issues are here here as this 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 character by constantly reminding us of how ugly she is and how he is almost doing her a favor by marrying her Also the hero is a chauvinistic pig So ughAlso here is an example of yet another historical romance novel which does not have the misogyny I discuss in this post but which is massively homophobic and ableist Good timesMore examples reviewed by yours truly in paranormal romance and urban fantasy ie I am listing these two genres together because there is a lot of overlap between them as well as from novels combining fantasy and romance1 Here Female werewolves or were panthers gag are super duper rare so of course they have no rights and are treated like possessions yay Also the following great review by another reviewer actually explains the problematic nature of this book much better than my review2 Here The heroine is raped but it s not that bad because she winds up having an orgasm3 Here Another one with the rare female werewolveswere whatevers who are treated like doormats trope4 Here One of the most misogynistic novels of all time IMO with female werewolves againWhat the fck is it with were werewolves were hedgehogs were mice were mosuitoes novels anyways You tell me5 Here The passive female who must be rescued This of course is ANOTHER were gnatwere something novel6 Here A good penis is what all women secretly crave the magical penis will always save or otherwise transport a woman Another example of this trope is here7 Here Women being treated like doormats for no good reason in the story8 Here If a woman finds a good penis she ll be saved from the darkside9 Yet another example of misogynistic crap in the paranormal romance genre is here10 Another example is here where the main female character first gets with the main male character hero in a massively non consensual and problematic wayHey romance and urban fantasy and other genre authors here s a messageDO BETTER My review of this particular book is as followsThe characters The hero is an emotionally abusive asshole who thinks that the heroine is beneath him He broke up her engagement to his brother years earlier because she wasn t good enough for his brother apparently When she opens a bakery next to where he s been temporarily living while his London house is refurbished or something she had no idea he was living next door and it s been years since the failed engagement he goes ballistic and tries to have her evictedWas I supposed to like this guy YeeeechThe heroine is an independent woman she has become an expert pastry chef and simply wants to work at her art for most of the book anyways This is before she realizes that what she really wanted all along was the hero s penis and she gives up on her bakery and her dreams in order to marry a guy who has treated her like dirt all alongSo much for being an independent woman I guess I also call bad characterization here because reallyPlot I ve pretty much detailed this bad boy above so there isn t much to add regarding the plot really except that much of it involves the hero acting like an entitled douchecanoeSetting It s pretty thin which is another problem with historical romance novels to my mind This could have been set in the present day really without it affecting the story much think Sabrina Mulkin Mata Heinemann Frontline review contains a discussion of adult topics I m also copying this Back to the Future rant to my blog because I m nice like that and because I m venting Please note that this What Witches Dont Want Christians to Know review contains a discussion of adult topicsAll That Night with My Boss One Night Stand #25 righty thenI will first point to a fellow The Olive Grove reviewer here by saying that they said a good deal of what I wanted to say while Przypadki mojego życia reading this particular book and said it Valley Deep Mountain High Harleuin Presents #173 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penis can instantly heal the heroine s Yami - Mecanisme Illustre de Sombre Conscience - Artbook rape trauma Exhibit D is here Anak Saleh Dambaan Keluarga reviews by other First Anal reviewers see here and here As these Disciplinary Measures Rod and Cane Society #4 reviewers mention in passingand as I can attest to since I 400 Years of the Ghost of Cape May read the damn thing which is yet time in my life I ll never get back the hero undergoes 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 Notes from the Cosmos A Futurist's Insights into the World of Dream Prophecy and Intuition reviewer see here Again our hero is abusive to the heroine Anyone see a pattern here Exhibit F is here I hadn t Fruit as medicine By Dai Yin fang Liu Cheng jun ; translated from the Chinese by Ron Edwards Gong Zhi mei read the previous book in the series before Action in Perception Representation and the 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summary Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Laura Lee Guhrke Secret Desires of a Gentleman review · 3 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 Pastry Chef Maria Martingale is searching for a shop to open her own bakery when she runs into Phillip Hawthorne Maruess of Kayne Maria and Phillip along with his brother Lawrence grew up together Her father was the cook at his father s manor house Years ago Maria and Lawrence planned to elope but Phillip found out and put a uick stop to it Phillip is not happy to see Maria at all Since Lawrence is back from America and they re living in the same building as the shop that Maria is renting Phillip is afraid that she will once again get her hooks into his brother He may even go so far as sending Lawrence away on business to avoid her But how will he keep himself away from the beautiful Maria when he sees her nearly every dayThis was an entertaining historical romance that reminded me of Pride and Prejudice Maria is a smart heroine whose goal for the last twelve years has been to open her own bakery She knows she must tread lightly with Phillip since he has the power to ruin her business Phillip is a snob who is worried about what the public would say if his brother or even Phillip himself were to marry a Cook s daughter He is also slow to admit that he has loved her for years and wants Maria for himself Phillip may take a long time to see the light but it still a very good romance My rating 45 Stars