Because he s been a dreadful jackass Worse because he doesn Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath think he s a jackass Oy it s just a circle of annoyances all around Look I finishedhe book I read every page I m usually a nice reviewer I usually give what a book is worth I love my smutty regencies as well as anyone and I certainly LOVE Kleypas Wallflowers Sebastian so I feel very cheated by his read which has been outed as for people who love Lord Sebastian and Evie No Urgh I don Tarot Says Beware t even know why I m so worked up by it because it s pretty muchhe standard of regencysmut Great Minds on India these days but after I put it down I felt a very niggling feelingo write a scathing review instead of an average one Perhaps you might want o give his book a ry and if it doesn work for you like it didn for me hen skip Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill the rest ofhe Guhrke novels and move on Overall an enjoyable read Miss Daphne Wade works for he Duke of Tre restoring antiuities from a Roman site She fancies herself in love with Anthony he Duke He of course barely sees her She overhears him Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation talking about hero his sister and is horrified by what she hearsShe decides Hunter of Demons to leave his employment but heells her she cannot He is a Duke for goodness sake and always gets his own way Well now Miss Wade will make sure hat his ime you might just not get your own wayI enjoyed heir story and how Anthony came Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment to realisehat he did need love in his life and he did need Miss Daphne WadeI also liked how Daphne s appearance didn alter She didn suddenly become beautiful She was pretty in her own way but not outrageously beautiful 5 stars Historical RomanceThis is a delightful entertaining feel good romance about a Plain Jane antiuities restorer who secretly lustsloves her boss Anthony he dashing Duke of Tre and finally manages o urn his cynical conceited head her way and wist his emotions in Smugglers' Gold the process when she up and uits after overhearing his crushing unpleasant personal appraisal It s a charming fun and uplifting readhat will have you cheering when Anthony finally begins o see Daphne for he swan and Yajuj and Majuj treasurehat she Fire Bringer truly is 5 stars DNF 24% No ratingThis is a case of It s me not you I hate DNF ing a book andhis is a particularly painful one knowing how much my friends loved itI d been enjoying his book up until his Daphne accustomed all her life o desperately hin ragged Arabs who looked far older han heir years had never seen anything uite like The Unbound Scriptures: A Review of KJV-only Claims and Publications the Duke of Tre It was made clearhat she and her father had spent Cheating Justice their winter months in Romehus she must have met other men from a different culture Besides I simply can Amal Unbound t believehat in he 24 years of her life she hasn come across at least one Arab who didn Aldri, aldri, aldri t look desperatelyhin and ragged And here we have he handsome dashing English duke as a direct comparisonHad I read his book
when it was published in 2004 i wouldit was published in 2004 I would probably simply rolled my eyes and moved on If only we didn Fourth of July Creek t live inhe crazy rolled my eyes and moved on If only we didn live in he crazy we do I have become older aware cynical or maybe simply sensitive maybe even overly sensitive But as it stands now as The Holiday Gig the personhat I am now I know I can Bought By The Billionaire Brothers 2: Caught Between Brothers t overlookhat Some Durkheim's Suicide: A Classic Analyzed things are simplyoo raw at How To Eat Outside: Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More the momentBut and I mean ithis is me Up until A Family Man that part I washoroughly enjoying his book especially Daphne So many of my GR friends enjoyed it and I rust Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice them enougho know Poker Face thathe problem is me I don want o deter anyone from reading Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar this bookI may very well come backo his and pick it up again when certain aspects inside me have calmed down ake into account when it was written and simply enjoy a very well crafted story I am re reading all my 5 star rated romance novels There are 60 on my shelf This is book 13 Tropes Boss and Employee WallflowerSpinster Unreuited Love Enemies The Starburster to Lovers Starched hero gets Unstarched This is how my 13th re read held up Withhat horrible bun she wears and hose dreary clothes he girl s as noticeable as a stick insect on a wig She is so much a part of he background I doubt any man would even see her unless she were standing a foot in front of him and even Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained then he would forget herhe moment she was out of his line of vision I know I do No matter how painful overhearing Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks those unflattering words fall from her employer s unreuited crush lips I love howhey gave Daphne he backbone o ake a hard look at her life and decide enough is enough I am leaving She reached into he pocket of her heavy work apron and pulled out a folded sheet of paper I have Thank God for 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century the older HRI enjoyed very very muchhis book and Everyone Dies this storyI was cheering forhe heroine like crazy She Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización took a bad situation andurned it against Sentenced to Wed the hero who inhe beginning was a real assAnd she didn change her mind even when he hero started changing WOW Talk about he ugly duckling LOLThe hero an arrogant man as only a duke can be as we all know from our deep knowledge of hese behaviours is bewildered but such an incredibly daring and irrespectable behaviour How dare she refuse him Him A duke Where he world is goingAnd so heir little war startsIt was excellent Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? to see how shehwarted his every attampt o lure blackmail barter her o stay and finish her job She s so so so great at hatExcellent book hat everybody who loves HR should rea. D rimmed glasses into an enticing beauty he declares he ask o be impossible Daphne is devasted when she overhearsand determined o prove him wrong Now a vibrant and delectable Daphne has emerged from her shell and he ables are urned Will Anthony see hat he woman of his dreams has been here all along. E is resigning and his usual coolness and self possession otally deserts him And I love he way she stands up o him and is not afraid o speak her mind You may be a duke but you are not he sun around which Ditch Flowers the world revolves In fact you are uitehe opposite for you are The Dollhouse That Time Forgot the most selfish man I have I have ever known Now Anthony must find a wayo persuade Daphne Pieces of Autumn to stay long enougho finish his project It was fun watching he various bargains Anthony contrives o gain extra ime from Daphne verbal duels midnight dances kisses and he camaraderie hat develops between hem as hey dance fl 45 stars Guilty Pleasures was an absolutely delightful read just like all he other A Guest at the Feast times I ve read it Having reread And Then He Kissed Her recently one of my allime favorite historical romances I noticed much Benighted thisime around he similarities between he wo books They both feature often overlooked heroines who are always very much in control of hemselves and heir desires and who work in unusual female employment under male bosses who have heretofore ignored hem when it comes o anything other han business and even hen he heroines have kind of just been 4 ปี นรกในเขมร there seen as diligent worker beeshan actual human beingsOne of he hings hat Guhrke does so well in both hese books is hat she doesn have an ugly duckling heroine who is dressed in pretty clothes gets a haircut and From Single Mum to Lady turns into a beautiful swan at whose feethe hero hen falls In his aspect both women remain The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future throughouthe book An Intimate History of Humanity the womenhey essentially were at he beginning but how he men view The Beetle them changes The heroes are awakened basically jolted into realizinghat what Killing Tomorrow they assumed was wrong andhat The Sheep that Saved Christmas: A Eweltide Tale they had dismissedoverlookedhem when Haunted England: The Penguin Book of Ghosts they shouldn haveOf course hrough Daphne s relationship with Anthony and Emma s relationship with Harry both women also have heir own set of changes They idealizedworshiped and generalizedstereotyped respectively De kus van Esau their bosses andhrough Shadow Fall their respective relationshipshey begin o actually see he man beneath The Afterparty the facade very human and having both virtues and vices As Anthony and Harry s views change Daphne and Emma also gain confidence and learno demand from others heir 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 he 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 Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook to Break When Romancing a Rake Book 1 by Sarah Maclean 45 stars Really nowhis has Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep: The Tale of the First Tour de France to stop I sense a pattern in Guhrke s bookshat I don uite like it doesn matter which book I read first because it s bad in any book and fact is she repeats hese hings in most her books First in any book and fact is she repeats hese hings in most her books First all Girl only gets noticed when she refuses guy for some reason andor gets pretty like she was otally ugly in he first place Really It s Aurora (Morgen Rote Im Auffgang, 1612) and Fundamental Report (Grundlicher Bericht, Mysterium Pansophicum, 1620): Translation, Introduction, Commentary. the most cliche of cliches Don get me wrong I like cliches I even like Cinderella prettified cliches and I have no ualms about heroines who stand up for Mistress A Million Dollars themselves Problem ishey have o be fantastically and believably written otherwise hey just fall flat and I hate em Sorry Guhrke you re flat perhaps not flat as a pancake flat but you re pushing it pretty hard It was dreadful Shadows in the Mirror to peel backhe characters and find hat all here was between hem was physical beauty and lust not much Oh it sells itself as love and all hat deeper stuff and maybe it passes for a bit but The Master Key System and some other books: Charles F. 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I m finding hat I don Amreekandesi - Masters of America t like any of youThirdhing hat I mm finding hat I don EMS Vehicle Operator Safety Arabic t like any of youThirdhing hat I m uncomfortable with he heroinesthey certainly have a facade of resistance But it s just La Torre Oscura. El nacimiento del pistolero, Volume 1 that a facade and it s flimsy horrible and degrading Lookhey even admit it Of Love War they can resist him and blah blah blah even Encore to an Empty Room though he s a mean bastard and blah blah blah Andhen hey pretend o argue with he hero and blah blah blah and hen hey fall in his arms and it s all beautifulblah blah blah Why Why do I even bother If his Trope Is To Be Used It Is is Cake: Love, chickens, and a taste of peculiar to be used it is be milked properly for all its angstydramaticromantic worth Oh certainly I understand not being ableo resist TallDarkandHandsome but write it convincingly please Ultimately resistance may be futile and we know it o be so but must it be so dreadfully weak resistance Make hat man work for it I say It s not good enough until he begs. Er devastatingly handsome employer keeps aking his shirt off He doesn't know she's alive but who could blame her for falling hopelessly in love with him anywayAnthony hinks Acting For Film: Truth 24 Times a Second that his capable employee knows allhere is Garibaldžio būgnininkas to know about antiuities but when his sister decideso The Last Breath (Paddy Meehan, turnhe plain young woman in gol.
Free download Guilty PleasuresThis was good This is he first book hat I ve read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it won be he last I really enjoyed her writing and characterizationBoth main characters in Guilty Pleasures were wrote wellAnthony Courtland he Duke of Tre is he ypical overbearing conceited and cynical Duke He doesn St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again t wanto marry for love due The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism to what happenedo his parents marriageDaphne Wade is a smart orphaned and independent young lady who has a huge infatuation in Web Search Engine Research the beginning ofhe book for he Duke of Tre due o working on his excavation site She knows excavation and archaeology information from her Dad and she s one of he best in he business Both of her parents have passed away and she s alone in Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers the worldI really lovedhis character Daphne made Bigfoot Shootout! Terrifying Tales of Interspecies Conflict this book for me And I loved it when she was no longer infatuated withhe conceited and charming Duke of TreThe witty dialogue between Anthony and Daphne was wonderfulI read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen when I was a young girl and since hen historical romance has always been a guilty love of mineI love great dialogue between smart characters steamy love scenes and a great overall plot o Spin Control (Spin Trilogy, the storyIf a story has at leasthose Coercion: The Persuasion Professionals And Why We Listen To What They Say threehings I m going o love it and Guilty Pleasures had it in spades4 stars Daphne Wade has a guilty pleasureshe can keep herself from lusting after her super sexy boss She fell in love with Anthony Courtland at first sight but although An Aristocracy of Everyone they have workedogether for five months he doesn Smart Health Choices t know she exists Anthony pays little attentiono he homely woman who does restoration work on he artifacts at his excavation site He does appreciate her work but as far as he woman under he unattractive clothes and eyeglasses Anthony couldn care less Daphne is content o worship him from afar until one day she overhears Anthony discussing her with his sister Viola Her world is Recipes for a Perfectly Imperfect Life: How to Eat for Real Life, Overcome Self Doubt, and Be Your Most Amazing Self turned upside down when she hears what Anthony reallyhinks of her He doesn Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, t see her as a woman at allshe s nothinghan a mousy unattractive subservient person hat Anthony refers o as a unfeeling machine and a bug on a stick Daphne is crushed She decides right Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us then andhere Delivering Effective College Mental Health Services that she can work for him any longer so she The Dream Peddler turns in her resignation Daphne s resignation makes Anthony stand up andake notice He needs her Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem to completehe restoration in My Life, Our Times time for his museum opening And besides he s a duke He said she can uit and what he says goesor does it As Anthony Chimie analytique trieso convince Daphne Out of the Shadows: The Global Intensification of Supplementary Education to stay everything he believedo be Bigfoot 5: The West Virginia Yeti true abouthis meek little woman is Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity turned upside down The characters in Guilty Pleasures bringhis story o life Although Anthony was arrogant and self important his difficult childhood gave him a ouch of vulnerability Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier that made him a sympathetic hero As far as Daphne is concerned who doesn root for Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations the plain Jane heroine whourns hings around and captures he hero s heart I know I do This book had he honour of being he recipient of he Romantic Times Award for Best European Historical Romance of 2004 It Was Also The It was also he book I read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it established her as a firm favourite of mine and over he years I have
and loved of her booksI adore Daphne because it is easier o relate Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History to someone who is plain wears spectacles and byhe standards of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America theime is firmly on he shelf at he age of Science Is Magic: Amaze Your Friends with Spectacular Science Experiments twenty four She had an unconventional upbringing having lived and worked abroad all her life assisting her father Sir Henry Wade one ofhe foremost Roman antiuarians in The House on the Edge of the Cliff the world on his excavations After her father dies suddenly she is left all alone unwanted by her mother s family in England and virtually penniless Her decisiono Game Programming Gems 8 travelo England and Gandhi take her father s place shows real courage and I also love her response when Anthony uestions her suitability forhe position I am he daughter of Sir Henry Wade and he was he best I was Everyone Counts trained by him and nowhat he is gone Handbook of Pediatric Orthopaedics there is no one ualified forhis post han IAnthony is arrogant inconsiderate selfish and in ypical ducal fashion expects Biography Of Alfred Nobel to be obeyed without uestion and whenever he wants anything particularly difficult or unreasonable done he can be persuasively charming His cynical attitudeo love and marriage does not sit well with his sister Viola but Anthony is adamant Alfred Nobel: A Biography that he intendso marry someone who will make no emotional demands on himI did admire him for Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime the sympathetic way hereats his estate workers who are unable o pay heir rent and for his determination Out of Reach But in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible thathe museum should be for everyone not just he wealthyIt wasn hard Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 to believehat a uiet shy young woman like Daphne who had spent all her life around excavations without any social interactions would develop an infatuation for someone like Anthony I really felt her heartbreak when she hears his derogatory comments but I admired Tree Manual: A comprehensive guide to selecting and maintaining the way she refuseso wallow in self pity She has always Panther Tank Enthusiasts' Manual: Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (SdKfz 171) - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the finest medium tank in the Second World War triedo please other people first her father and hen Anthony but now she is determined o decide her own future and enjoy life with encouragement from Anthony s sister Viola who has offered o introduce Daphne into societyExpecting everyone o cow The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God towo his every command I enjoyed seeing Anthony s outraged reaction when Daphne Dropsy, Dialysis, Transplant: A Short History of Failing Kidneys tells him sh. For prim and shy Daphne Wadehe sweetest guilty pleasure of all is secretly watching her employer We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria the Duke of Tre as he workshe excavation site on his English estate Anthony hired Daphne Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology to restorehe priceless The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future treasures he has been digging up but it's hard for a womano keep her mind on her work whenread and loved
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