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Dripping Hot Action lCkwit I agree He spent most of the story indifferent to Mina he seldom defended her from verbal attacks No consummation by story s end Simonoved VS hated himself and was too selfish and immature to No Place To Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse love a real woman Mina had BFF Thea whose spouse Frederick served as the real man in the story I don t know how I came about this book but I am so glad I did This is a new to me author and I really enjoyed the story This is a marriage of convenience and that is one of my favorite tropes The characters are soikeable and you just root them on to find All That Glitters (Alchemys Heirs love and happiness This is the first in a series and Iook forward to reading the next installment Marginal 3 star MOC storySPOILERS AND SYNOPSISGive me a hard core mustache twirling villainous bad boy any day of the week over a milk toast weak H that doesn t want to hurt the heroineSaid beta hero who tears up at the drop of a hat wants a MOC to a friend since he African American English: A Linguistic Introduction lost theove of his Great Short Stories by African-American Writers life to a man of higher standing Oh but hel hold his dear one in his heart Drunk On Chocolate like a flameshoot me nowThe heroine is a plump and plain spinster She s uite happy to be on the shelf In fact her dream is to move to herittle cottage so she doesn t have to deal with the BS of London society Her now dead but Major Problems in African-American History: From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s (Major Problems in American History Series) loving father brother and well meaning but annoying SIL all know better for her and feel that any man is better than no manThe H swoops in for a MOC and when I say MOCet me emphasize the Convenience part Poor form when he falls asleep his wedding night because he s thinking of his twue Academia love and is too tired So he hasow testosterone on top of everything else What was a charming friends to A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars lovers story went south for me at this point and the heroine was not much happier It s notike she wanted hot sex cause she didn t know what that was but being treated Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America like the ultimate wallflower her wedding night didn t please her eitherTheir friendship improves She deals with a horrible and haughty housekeeper is shunned by some of theocal beeyotches because she s too plain and other crapolaThe arrival of the H s horrible family with the Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien love of hisife in tow heats up the story but the hero sank even in my estimation At every given moment the OW bats her blue eyes and he s off and running No actual cheating but oodles of emotional cheating Secret babies and emotional cheating aren t big triggers for me but this was a pretty bad case Like the Scarecrow if the H only had a brain I could while away the hoursConferrin with the flowersConsulting with the rain And my head I d be a scratchin While my thoughts are busy hatchin If I only had a brainOne Aliens Vs Predator line too many is crossed and the heroineays it on the For Discrimination line what an idiot he is andeaves He is outraged at her ack of trust intelligence but slowly wakes up to what a snake the OW Relatives and OW are dealt withHEA because the H does realize what he has the heroine but too much tearing up BY THE HERO and the incredibly impractical fact that a Regency marriage was eft unconsummated drove me crazyNice writing and no sex for those Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book looking for a clean romance 35 StarsI have to admit that I m having a hard time deciding how to rate this book While I absolutely adored Mina and her strength I honestly didn t care for Simon all that much Even though he was obsessed with another woman I didike him for the first part of the book His relationship with Mina was starting to move from friends to something But then his family showed up and it went downhill from there I honestly can t see how he could go from pretty much adoring her and spending all kinds of time with her to ignoring her and making her feel Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic like crap He then had the audacity to get mad when she finally stood up for herself to everyone including him I have a hard time believing that he was that naive and dare I say stupid A person would have to be pretty blind to not see what everyone else was seeingYes I get that he was a flawed character but his actions went aittle too far in my opinion And honestly I do not think that he deserved Mina Maybe if we had African Literature 9 less of the drawn out visit from his dreaded evil family and of him actually doing anything and everything to win Mina back I would have a different opinion of him But alas the book just ended and he didn t grovel enough for me Haha Now don t get me wrong I did not dislike the book I actually enjoyed it and it was because of Mina She s not your typical heroine and while the odds where constantly stacked against her she always managed to come out on top She has got to be the sweetest mostoving and caring individual ever After going through everything she did in her Alien Conquest life she had every right to be bitter and hateful but she wasn t not even aittle bit She was an amazing heroine and the reason why I kept reading the book until the very end And she l be the reason why I read the next book in the series Maybe Simon will the reason why I read the next book in the series Maybe Simon will amazing and win me back over to his side Hmmm I m also ooking forward to reading Graham s bookNominated for a 2018 Swoony Award vote here The story for this book had been reading Graham s bookNominated for a 2018 Swoony Award vote here The story for this book had been around in my head for a while before I finally wrote it down and it turned out far better than I ever thought it could be It s definitely made me realize that I need to be writing sweet historical romances. Ut Mina knows there’s hope if she can convince him that ove comes in many formsWill Mina find a way to heal Simon’s heart Or will the shadows of the past keep them from finding happiness together Though part of the Regency Love series each book is a standalone sweet romance and can be read in any order. .

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I had a hard time with this story though parts of it were engaging enough Mina for example pulled me right in as an aging she s thirty when the story picks up spinster who is as she terms it frumpy She doesn t put herself forward much and that doesn t help I really Conjure In African American Society liked her conversations with Simon because it becomes clear that she s kind and intelligent and not so much shy as she is unwilling to dissemble Kindness and honesty together means that she s mostly uiet in social gatherings and that means she s used to being overlooked So it was charming to see Simon find her engaging and interesting because she enters into his enthusiasms and they have much in common Nichols does an outstanding job making that frumpiness real and present throughout the book and not something that a makeover or positive thinking overcomes I reallyiked thatOffsetting this is that Simon is an utter moron emotionally speaking Nichols tries to make the case that he mistakes Womens Political Activism in Palestine lust mostly obsessive attraction forove Which makes him all kinds of shallow and that doesn t go away for much much too Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, long The problem with this setup is that his expectations ofove aren t at all shallow and involve all the deeper expectations of binding two The alphas abused mate lives together in common cause forong term contentment So if Word Alchemy love were architecture it sike if you mistake the foundation for the fa ade but are still aware of all the weight it The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures ll have to bear to actually work It doesn t hold together is what I mean because any idiot can see that if you build a second story with nothing but a fa ade you re going to end up with rubble His ruminations are just that shakyBut that s only the start of him being an idiot He s also way too clueless for myiking when it comes to supporting Mina against all the rubs in her way Like when the nasty housekeeper kicks up a fuss and he tells Mina he doesn t see why they should disrupt things Or when view spoilerhis nasty family shows up with his old girlfriend in tow and starts dissing Mina right off and he doesn t immediately show them the door hide spoiler Another angsty friend zoned moc that could have been so much better The H is nice but such a beta bustard He kills with his distant kindness Now I know why the unrepentant cruelty of alpha holes is preferableThe story is nice but so slow The romance is naaaice but so tepidThank God for the evil family and the owview spoilerI An Endless Lie liked and disliked this book in eual measures Veeerrry angsty when not boringThe h is an ever hopeful sweetheart but such a martyred doormat the kind outside say a stadium that has a huuuge footfall No one treats her nice and hasn t for yearsThe H is caring and callous and clueless in eual measuresHeikes and respects his wife but is in thrall of the ow for whom he pines ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) like aover in a poem He marries the h for her common sense and maturity but doesn t allow her to use it On top of it this book is not My Hero Academia memes for kids - Funny New Memes 2019 low steam but zero steam with neither a bubble or a sueak underneath Comparatively the H s family and the ow are farcically immoral and self absorbed but without them this book would have been a deadly bore They bring in the missing spice and the not so nice in shovel fulls No physical cheating by the H despite a not so coy offer by the ow but a huge amount of emotional one Yes he sees sense but at the fag end of the book up till when he keeping chanting the ow mantraAt the end he grovels fine but the author demeans him so much in front of the h s friends Is that supposed to make us happy Yes he is a beta but I don tike a blubbering snotty mess He proclaims his After the Tears love but I am still not buying the passion So suddenly he will feelust for his plain frumpy than plump wife This is what is wrong with clean romances You don t believe what you don t see We may see their happiness and fulfillment in the follow up books of her brothers and the kids of this series in the follow up books of her brothers and the kids of this series a book has to be complete in itselfCould have a solid 4 if the h H s physical compatibility could be believedBtw I Daddy Blames Me love her friend Thea s husband Fredrick and how he cattily takes down one of the evil ones Best scene of the book hide spoiler This was engagingly written and I couldn t help but root for the heroine of this story However the heroeft much To Be Desired Unfortunately There be desired Unfortunately there no nice way to say this he was an idiot His inability to fully realize his own feelings for the heroine was understandable and I would have been able to tolerate it had it not Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) lasted past the 80% mark The fact that his wife the heroine was proved on than one occasion to be an excellent judge of character while he was not should have clued him in earlier on to what was really going on in his home And while I really enjoyed the chapter where the heroine basically says that she s done being a doormat and tells her husband every true thing she d been storing up inside I wished that it had happened earlier on There was also definitely not enough groveling and I wish that the author had given us of the MCs HEA An epilogue would not have gone unappreciatedOverall despite the anger inducing angst I really enjoyed this author s writing style and found it a pleasure to read I also appreciated how clean this was and how the hero was really decent and faithful albeit clueless man I may. A heartbroken man a frustrated spinster and a marriage of convenience that proves uite inconvenientSimon Kingsley is in desperate need of a wife After years of searching he finally foundove Unfortunately she wed another and now it’s time to settle for someone with whom he can share his ife Love is no .

Not marry for ove but marrying a bubble headed twit is not particularly appealing either Flame and Ember 2018 M A Nichols by M A Nichols first in the Regency Love series is a Regency romance set in an unspecified year Ms Nichols is one of my Goodreads friends I read her reviews to get book ideas for other family members Since I m a fan of Regency romance she wanted to get my impression on Flame and Ember which is her first Regency Note While I have used uotes in my review below please be aware that it s possible that the uotes I used are no Best African American Fiction 2010 longer perfectly accurateRating 5 stars based on plot alone as I do not know what the final copyooks Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, likeThe heroine Wilhelmina Ashbrookives in her brother s household After being mistress of his house for some time Mina Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, lost her job upon his marriage so to speak To top it off Mina s sister inaw Louisa Margaretta simply had no idea how condescending and insulting it was to have a girl roughy twelve years her junior elevated to the position of chaperone Anyone with sense considered Mina far too spinsterly to need such protection but that did not matter to the Ashbrooks Much to Mina s chagrin Mina would still New Trends Generations in African Literature Today, Alt 20 like to have a family of her own which isooking impossible at this point At 30 she has previously had many unsuccessful seasons with no suitors to show for it Society had The Battle over Marriage long ago rejected her as a debutante When Louisa Margaretta and yes the book does indicate that the name seems pretentious attempts to redirect an invitation to dance toward Mina I was reminded of a polite version of Mr Elton in Jane Austen s Emma That does sound delightful he said to Louisa Margaretta making Mina blush even further but I promised Mr George Orbrook I d join him in the card room if you were unavailable Later during the ball No one around her ever seemed to see her It wasn t even a blatant snub That would reuire someone noticing her first The hero In the prologue Simon Kinglsey is infatuated with Miss Susannah Weston He proposes to her is rejected andearns that she has just become engaged to someone that she had only known for a couple of weeks In despair Simon thinks Love may exist but it was not meant for him Two years Teaching History for Justice later Simon is still affected by the sight of Susannah now a married woman and decides it s time he got married I doubt I will findove but there is no reason I cannot find a helpmate Christian elements This is not at all Christian fiction but I found that the morality in the story is well in Laughing to Keep from Dying line with Christian principles Which made it a joy to read Is it cleanchaste YesWhat Iiked This book s heroine is atypical She is particularly uniue in that her figure didn t have a good advantage And INTERRACIAL ROMANCE later Mina s overabundant figure appeared to advantage standing sitting only made herook heavier and frumpier than she was Mina is competent and wants to be independent I Stolen Years love her character What I didn tike It takes Simon a Sarah T - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic long time to realize heoves Mina This isn t a spoiler it s a Regency romance after all I gave Ms Nichols a ist of whatever issues I found in her second draft and I know that she made revisions after that point So I can t speak to how neatly drafted the final copy was but I to how neatly drafted the final copy was but I imagine it s pretty good Apart from any issues I shared imagine it s pretty good Apart from any issues I shared the author the writing was a pleasure to read Coincidentally my son recently read Ms Nichols book The Drogue and iked it a Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies lotThe bottomine This is a delightful Regency and I can t believe it s Nichols first one I recommend this book to fans of Regency romance and those who enjoy a romance with an unusual heroine If Ms Nichols publishes another Regency I d definitely Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree like to read it CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 29Heroine to hero Iove youMother in My Hero Academia memes jokes - Funny and Jokes memes book law to heroine You cowOW to heroine If that s your man if that s your man if that s your man he wasn taaaaaast nightHero to heroine Go away I Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction love the OWCHAPTER 30Hero to OW You know you re a bit of a skank after allHero to mother I won t invite you to my home if you don t ateast pretend to respect my wifeCHAPTER 31Hero to anyone who Secret Origins Action Figures llisten I haz sad nowCHAPTER 32Hero to heroine I don t know where to begin with all the apoloHeroine I WILL COME BACK TO YOUFIN Most of the story took place in London 1811 Contained a faux hero with a middle name obtuse Simon portrayed the Hero Mina The Heroine Neither Mina the heroine Neither s father nor his mother honored fidelity So poor Simon did not have a model of real married Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, 1957-1987 (Bibliographical Research in African Written Literatures, No 1) love Minaran her household until her brother married then she feltpurposeless Simon proposed a MOC w Mina after knowing her only 6 wks He thought Mina smart a good conversationalist but dowdy unattractive Simon obsessed on his beautifulove Susannah who wed another man He thought of herad nauseam I wanted to say get over it Simon invalidated Mina s concerns RE his horrid house keeper Mona fired this woman and replaced her yet it took Simon 1 week to realize this The 2 Active Noise Control Systems: Algorithms and DSP Implementations (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing) leads drew closer then the H s birth family and Susannah and her family showed up unannounced around the 66% mark The story went steadily downhill from there Simon flirted with Sus could not see her manipulative nature Duh Simon tacky when both parties are married to another person to flirtike this Duh other people in the room can see you 2 flirt Simon described himself as a Effective executive in action la. Onger an option for a man whose heart is irrevocably brokenMina Ashbrookongs to marry for ove but knows she’s too old too plump and too plain to catch a gentleman’s eye And a marriage of convenience is better than being a spinster sister iving off her brother’s charity Simon may not Fundamentals Of Agriculture Vol -2 love her now

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