EBOOK or EPUB (Guilty Pleasures) ò Laura Lee Guhrke

M is they have to be fantastically and believably written otherwise just Fall Flat And I flat and I em Sorry Guhrke you e flat perhaps not flat as a pancake but you e pushing it pretty hard It was dreadful to peel back the characters and find that all there was between them was physical beauty and lust not much Oh it sells itself as love and all that deeper stuff and maybe it passes for a bit but there s nothing much there afterwardsSecond point of contention The main guy candy always just toes the line between jackass and not Jackass Not Like Not Jackass Is Even A Compliment It Not like not jackass is even a compliment it means the guy isn t a jackass ather than the guy is a dreamboat While doing this the guy has the nerve to act as if he isn t in the wrongisn t a jackassis the top of the worldthe woman s gotta love him Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis really who wouldn t It s like the guys start off blind to their faults and end up even so because at the end of the book he always comes off as justifiably getting the girl Not sure how to describe this better but Dear LLG heroes piss off I m finding that I don t like any of youThird thing that I m slightly uncomfortable with the heroinesthey certainly have a facade ofesistance But it s just that a facade and it s flimsy horrible and degrading Look they even admit it they can t Special Agent Francesca resist him and blah blah blah even though he s a mean bastard and blah blah blah And then they pretend to argue with the hero and blah blah blah and then they fall in his arms and it s all beautifulblah blah blah Why Why do I even bother If this trope is to be used it is to be milked properly for all its angstydramaticromantic worth Oh certainly I understand not being able toesist TallDarkandHandsome but write it convincingly please Ultimately Triskell Tales: Twenty-Two Years of Chapbooks resistance may be futile and we know it to be so but must it be so dreadfully weakesistance Make that man work for it I say It s not good enough until he begs because he s been a dreadful jackass Worse because he doesn t think he s a jackass Oy it s just a circle of annoyances all around Look I finished the book I Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie read every page I m usually a niceeviewer I usually give what a book is worth I love my smutty Mein wildes Geheimnis 03 regencies as well as anyone and I certainly LOVE Kleypas Wallflowers Sebastian so I feel very cheated by thisead which has been touted as for people who love Lord Sebastian and Evie No Urgh I don t even know why I m so worked up by it because it s pretty much the standard of egencysmut these days but after I put it down I felt a very niggling feeling to write a scathing eview instead of an average one Perhaps you might want to give this book a try and if it doesn t work for you like it didn t for me then skip the est of the Guhrke novels and move on Overall an enjoyable ead Miss Daphne Wade works for the Duke of Tre estoring antiuities from a Roman site She fancies herself in love with Anthony the Duke He of course barely sees her She overhears him talking about her to his sister and is horrified by what she hearsShe decides to leave his employment but he tells her she cannot He is a Duke for goodness sake and always gets his own way Well now Miss Wade will make sure that this time you might just not get your own wayI enjoyed their story and how Anthony came to ealise that he did need love in his life and he did need Miss Daphne WadeI also liked how Daphne s appearance didn t alter She didn t suddenly become beautiful She was pretty in her own way but not outrageously beautiful 5 stars Historical RomanceThis is a delightful entertaining feel good A London Home in the 1890s romance about a Plain Jane antiuitiesestorer who secretly lustsloves her boss Anthony the dashing Duke of Tre and finally manages to turn his cynical conceited head her way and twist his emotions in the process when she up and uits after overhearing his crushing unpleasant personal appraisal It s a charming fun and uplifting The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands read that will have you cheering when Anthony finally begins to see Daphne for the swan and treasure that she truly is 5 stars DNF 24% NoatingThis is a case of It s me not you I hate DNF ing a book and this is a particularly painful one knowing how much my friends loved itI d been enjoying this book up until this Daphne accustomed all her life to desperately thin Biopower: Foucault and Beyond ragged Arabs who looked far older than their years had never seen anything uite like the Duke of Tre It was made clear that she and her father had spent their winter months in Rome thus she must have met other men from a different culture Besides I simply can t believe that in the 24 years of her life she hasn t come across at least one Arab who didn t look desperately thin andagged And here we have the handsome dashing English duke as a di. Er devastatingly handsome employer keeps taking his shirt off He doesn't know she's alive but who could blame her for falling hopelessly in love with him anywayAnthony thinks that his capable employee knows all there is to know about antiuities but when his sister decides to turn the plain young woman in gol. .

Rect comparisonHad I ead this book when it was published in 2004 I Would Have Probably would have probably olled my eyes and moved on If only we didn t live in the crazy times we do I have become older aware cynical or maybe simply sensitive maybe even overly sensitive But as it stands now as the person that I am now I know I can t overlook that Some things are simply too aw at the momentBut and I mean it this is me Up until that part I was thoroughly enjoying this book especially Daphne So many of my GR friends enjoyed it and I trust them enough to know that the problem is me I don t want to deter anyone from eading this bookI may very well come back to this and pick it up again when certain aspects inside me have calmed down take into account when it was written and simply enjoy a very well crafted story I am うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] reeading all my 5 star Rated Romance Novels There Are 60 On My Shelf This romance novels There are 60 on
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shelf This book Tropes Boss and Employee WallflowerSpinster Unreuited Love Enemies to Lovers Starched hero gets Unstarched This is how my 13th e ead held up With that horrible bun she wears and those dreary clothes the girl s as noticeable as a stick insect on a twig She is so much a part of the background I doubt any man would even see her unless she were standing a foot in front of him and even then he would forget her the moment she was out of his line of vision I know I do No matter how painful overhearing those unflattering words fall from her employer s unreuited crush lips I love how they gave Daphne the backbone to take a hard look at her life and decide enough is enough I am leaving She A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators reached into the pocket of her heavy work apron and pulled out a folded sheet of paper I have here my letter ofesignation He stared at the folded sheet of paper she held out but he did not take it from her hand Instead he folded his arms across his chest and said the only thing he could think of I Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival refuse to accept it A flicker of consternation crossed her face a hint of emotion from the machine He was even taken aback But you can tefuse she said frowning You can t Unless the king tells me no I can do anything I want he said hoping he sounded uite smug I am a duke after all That Lifting reply only disconcerted her for a moment Is your loftyank supposed to intimidate me your grace she asked in her uiet voice a surprising hint of anger in it he had never heard before She slapped the letter against his chest and when he did not take it she pulled her hand back and let the paper float to the floor I am Mathruhridayam resigning my position I will be leaving one month from now And once she has her backbone she keeps it ok he manages to talk her into 3 months notice Rightly putting Anthony in his place at any opportunity that presents itself Miss Wade can you and I not make peace When she did noteply he added After all you are here for at least the next three months Therefore Two months three weeks and three days she could not esist correcting him And there is no at least about it What a convenient way to prevent anyone from getting close to you she murmured and esumed her sketching You can always pull ank I do not think how I treat my servants is your concern No she shot back without looking up It is yours Are we uarreling again Miss Wade He drew a deep breath and aked a hand through his hair How is it that you and I seem to be doing that so much of late Because I no longer allow you to treat me like a nameless servant perhaps Have I been doing that She looked over at him her face as unreadable as those of the marble statues behind them Yes While he scrambles not only to keep her for his important work he is also forced to notice her And notice her he does Daphne gasped as his fingertips brushed against her skin too startled to continue arguing with him Now what are you doing She eached up to pull his hands away but her efforts were futile That bun is almost as hideous as the apron Thank God for the older HRI enjoyed very very much this book and this storyI was cheering for the heroine like crazy She took a bad situation and turned it against the hero who in the beginning was a eal assAnd she didn t change her mind even when the hero started changing WOW Talk about the ugly duckling LOLThe hero an arrogant man as only a duke can be as we all know from our deep knowledge of these behaviours is bewildered but such an incredibly daring and irrespectable behaviour How dare she The House That Had Enough refuse him Him A duke Where the world is goingAnd so their little war startsIt was excellent to see how she thwarted his every attampt to lure blackmail barter her to stay and finish her job She s so so so great at thatExcellent book that everybody who loves HR shouldead. D immed glasses into an enticing beauty he declares the task to be impossible Daphne is devasted when she overhearsand determined to prove him wrong Now a vibrant and delectable Daphne has emerged from her shell and the tables are turned Will Anthony see that the woman of his dreams has been there all along. Guilty PleasuresThis was good This is the first book that I ve The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it won t be the last Ieally enjoyed her writing and characterizationBoth main characters in Guilty Pleasures were wrote wellAnthony Courtland the Duke of Tre is the typical overbearing conceited and cynical duke he doesn t conceited and cynical Duke He doesn t to marry for love due to what happened to his parents marriageDaphne Wade is a smart orphaned and independent young lady who has a huge infatuation in the beginning of the book for the Duke of Tre due to working on his excavation site She knows excavation and archaeology information from her Dad and she s one of the best in the business Both of her parents have passed away and she s alone in the worldI Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) really loved this character Daphne made this book for me And I loved it when she was no longer infatuated with the conceited and charming Duke of TreThe witty dialogue between Anthony and Daphne was wonderfulIead Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen when I was a young girl and since then historical omance has always been a guilty love of mineI love great dialogue between smart characters steamy love scenes and a great overall plot to the storyIf a story has at least those three things I m going to love it and Guilty Pleasures had it in spades4 stars Daphne Wade has a guilty pleasureshe can t keep herself from lusting after her super sexy boss She fell in love with Anthony Courtland at first sight but although they have worked together for five months he doesn t know she exists Anthony pays little attention to the homely woman who does estoration work on the artifacts at his excavation sit This book had the honour of being the Défendre Jacob recipient of the Romantic Times Award for Best European Historical Romance of 2004 It was also the first book Iead by Laura Lee Guhrke and it established her as a firm favourite of mine and over the years I have ead and loved many of her booksI adore Daphne because it i 45 stars Guilty Pleasures was an absolutely delightful ead just like all the other times I ve Black Gold in North Dakota read it Havingeread And Then He Kissed Her ecently one of my all time favorite historical omances I noticed much this time around the similarities between the two books They both feature often overlooked heroines who are always very much in control of themselves and their desires and who work in unusual female employment under male bosses who have heretofore ignored them when it comes to anything other than business and even then the heroines have kind of just been there seen as diligent worker bees than actual human beingsOne of the things that Guhrke does so well in both these books is that she doesn t have an ugly duckling heroine who is dressed in pretty clothes gets a haircut and turns into a beautiful swan at whose feet the hero then falls In this aspect both women Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection remain throughout the book the women they essentially were at the beginning but how the men view them changes The heroes are awakened basically jolted intoealizing that what they assumed was wrong and that they had dismissedoverlooked them when they shouldn t haveOf course through Daphne s elationship with Anthony and Emma s elationship with Harry both women also have their own set of changes They idealizedworshiped and generalizedstereotyped Wicked City: The Other Side respectively their bosses and through theirespective Officer, Surgeon…Gentleman! relationships they begin to actually see the man beneath the facade very human and having both virtues and vices As Anthony and Harry s views change Daphne and Emma also gain confidence and learn to demand from others their dueRECOMMENDATIONS1 And Then He Kissed Her Girl Bachelor Series Book 1 by Laura Lee Guhrke 5 stars2 Dreaming of You Gamblers of Craven s Book 2 by Lisa Kleypas 5 stars3 One Kiss From You Switching Places Book 2 by Christina Dodd 5 stars4 Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran 5 stars5 Love in the Afternoon The Hathaways Book 5 by Lisa Kleypas 5 stars6 The Proposition by Judith Ivory 5 stars7 Romancing Mister Bridgerton Bridgerton Series Book 4 by Julia uinn 5 stars8 Seven Secrets of Seduction by Anne Mallory 45 stars9 Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake Book 1 by Sarah Maclean 45 stars Really now this has to stop I sense a pattern in Guhrke s books that I don t uite like it doesn t matter which book Iead first because it s bad in any book and fact is she Barefoot through Mauretania repeats these things in most her books First of all Girl only gets noticed when sheefuses guy for some Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School reason andor gets pretty like she was totally ugly in the first place Really It s the most cliche of cliches Don t get me wrong I like cliches I even like Cinderella prettified cliches and I have no ualms about heroines who stand up for themselves Proble. For prim and shy Daphne Wade the sweetest guilty pleasure of all is secretly watching her employer the Duke of Tre as he works the excavation site on his English estate Anthony hired Daphne toestore the priceless treasures he has been digging up but it's hard for a woman to keep her mind on her work when

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