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  1. says:

    My god what a Horrible bookthis is the first ever book that i have read n cursed myself for reading itcursed my

  2. says:

    I like this because this is one of the earliest example's in HPlandia of how to make a cheating H workNo one likes infidelity and there is a distinct preference not to have that in a romance Yet well done infidelity can take an avera

  3. says:

    Pretty conflicted on this one It had some disturbing elements no doubt And there were a few uotes from the hero that were

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    I just can't evenNoPlease don't give me a reason why this book is good or acceptable Because it's notHe cheats that there is unacceptable and unforgivable and then he rapes her to punish her for HIS shortcomingsOnce again NOTo make her fall in love with a cheater and rapist is not just sickening it's insulting to my better senses You just d

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    Catlin wants to buy a bookshop but the only way she can get the funds released from her inheritance is go home to Auckland and face Conal the husband she hasn’t seen for than 6 years It’s going to be brutalCatlin was 17 when she

  6. says:

    Wow I didn't think Robyn Donald could pull off a cheating hero who cheats and rapes but she did here I won't go into the plot summary because Katie V did a great job in her review but here's the basic scenario Heroine 17 was

  7. says:

    What can I say I love books where the hero is faithful after he messed up big time In this book they also deal with marital rape and they don'

  8. says:

    25 stars Here’s my problem with this book and a lot of Harleys with this theme I hate it when the author start telling the story of reunited couples after all of the angst is over They always start when the couple meet up again and pass up all the misery of the pass relationship that had caused the Hh to brea

  9. says:

    When I started reading this book I thought the hero was a jackass and by the the time I finished yeah he was still a jackass

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    “Rage mixed with terror whitened her face‘I’m not going to hurt you’ he said with soft emphasis speaking soothingly like a man trying to calm a panic stricken animal ‘It’s all right Cat You have to get over this Don’t you see while you’re so frightened of me you’ll always be in my power”“I meant what

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N AustraliaNow forced to return to Conal for a favor she was surprised to discover he wanted her back All's fair in love and war he said This is both I'll use any trick I Catlin wants to buy a bookshop but the only way she can get the funds released from her inheritance is go home to Auckland and face Conal the husband she hasn t seen for than 6 years It s going to be brutalCatlin was 17 when she married Conal shortly after her father s death left her an orphan with a farm and no one else to turn to He took her to the city where his mother pointed out that Catlin in no way measured up to Conal s first wife who died only a very short time ago Conal has a little girl and his mother is parenting her Conal s friends all make Catlin feel like a big stupid hick and Conal doesn t help much he s cold and mean and angry all the time Then Catlin starts hearing whispers that Conal has a mistress It s confirmed when she finds them in bed together in Conal s beach house When Conal returns home Catlin throws the truth of his infidelity at him There s a huge argument and Catlin leaves She makes her way to Sydney goes to university and gets an accounting degree goes to modelling school to learn poise learns how to sail how to cook dress do her hair the whole deal as a big f u to the man who made her feel so awful about herself All of this Catlin covers in an exposition heavy explanation to her roommate in Sydney before she sets off for AucklandOn the plane ride over she exposits the final chapter After the argument before she left Conal raped herI think the most positive thing I can say about this book is that it does take a step in the direction of acknowledging that rape happens in marriages And Conal apologises And Donald writes these wonderful Punk Cinderella heroines They suffer social humiliation are often treated with indifference or as sacrifices by their family and always pull through without any emotional support or protection from their heroes They have backbones of steel and have satisfying scenes where they prove their alpha female selves and make all those stinking rotten nasties who mocked and sneered and poked at them in the past retreat in the face of their shining awesomenessAnd then Donald gives you a good perspective on what motivated some of her flawed secondaries to be so awful and better relationships are tentatively formedIt s all very satisfying and wonderful and it s why I read these type of romances with a great deal of enjoyment but it has some awfully problematic elementsCatlin was infatuated with Conal as a teenager and while she starts out the book happy and successful the plot is all about breaking her down again She s still infatuated with Conal in love with him in fact Her big emotional conflict is what will happen to her if she stays and if he cheats I can t really be bothered much with Conal he s your basic plastic action figure He s a handsome entitled wealthy male he barks orders gets grabby and his bitchy sniping is all said silkily Catlin s his property etc etc There s no attempt to really drill into what has made him an abuser but then it s not really about him is itCatlin thinks that he can t love again because he lost his first wife the love of his life so young Conal is 26 when he marries Catlin He tells Catlin he wouldn t have been so angry if she hadn t been so scaredcold around him He does tack on a small I blame myself but blah blah manipulators always know to throw one of those in occasionally so their you made me this way will still mostly sound authentic It works so wellHe doesn t matter because it s all about Catlin But who she s become what she s made of herself is nothing compared to her emotions and her desires and Donald spells all of that out and it made me so frustrated AGAIN with romance and this love is important than YOU message Can t we just stick to sniping at bitches and balancing it out by finding the good in some of the secondariesWorse though is how Catlin s You raped me statement transforms at the end of the book to Catlin and Conal both agreeing it started out as rape with the implication that this doesn t matter because during the rape they both forgot and it became consensual and that the biggest problem in the end was that Catlin found sex the first time painful While Donald wasn t necessarily walking back on the encounter being rape she s still telling a story about abuse being a journey with a happy ending rather than a cycle where if there s an ending it s likely to be violent It s a dangerous fantasyDonald sets up Catlin as an abuse survivor someone who got away who didn t let Conal s emotional abuse and then the rape beat her down He s financially abusing her at the beginning of the book holding what she believes to be her rightful inheritance money to ransom to force her to do his bidding This plot has its wish fulfilment elements with Catlin staring down those who were cruel to her in the past and that s great in theory She learns that for the most part people are willing to accept her now that she s ready to state her boundaries Catlin is a kind generous person and will she has her alpha bitch win moments she has empathy and comes off as likeableAnd if that were all ok But it s also about Catlin undertaking further trials to prove herself to be strong and her prize is her abuser transforming into a loving faithful husband the end close the book forget that this isn t the way abuse worksAnd I know I m looking at this book with 2018 eyes with information than I had when I first started reading Donald 20 years ago when the owner of the 2nd hand bookshop where I worked recommended her I can t remember if I read this one but I know my reaction then would have been the same Which is that Catlin would have a better life going after her bookshop dream in Sydney than taking up with Conal It s one thing to forgive him It s another thing altogether to think their strong emotional connection and physical attraction will make everything okAnd If you re here considering reading a book that will take a bit of effort to track down because you like a vintage and Punk Cinderella in an angsty uest for some social vengeance is your jam Donald delivers She also lovingly delivers her beautiful and uniue New Zealand She s worth taking the uncomfortable wrong headed crap that will keep coming back to you long after you ve finished the book I m still hunting down something of hers I read 20 years ago and want to find all I ve got to go on is a jezebel heroine a nasty family an OW relative maybe a bank loan and definitely a storm almost destroying a Bach in the Coromandel area and the feeling I m probably vaguely mixing a couple of books and maybe it was Susan Napier rather than Robyn Donald anyway If ever I find it I m going to be so happy but I ll absolutely HATE it at the same time I think Donald s great and I m comfortable enough both liking and hating her plots mostly ignoring her heroes ranting but still reading and wondering just what was going on in her head most of the time Under the Knife / Whistleblower years It s going to be brutalCatlin was 17 when she married Conal shortly after her father s death left her an orphan with a farm and no one else to turn to He took her to the city where his mother pointed out that Catlin in no way measured up to Conal s first wife who died only a very short time ago Conal has a little girl and his mother is parenting her Conal s friends all make Catlin feel like a big stupid hick and Conal doesn t help much he s cold and mean and angry all the time Then Catlin starts hearing whispers that Conal has a mistress It s confirmed when she finds them in bed together in Conal s beach house When Conal returns home Catlin throws the truth of his infidelity at him There s a huge argument and Catlin leaves She makes her way to Sydney goes to university and gets an accounting degree goes to modelling school to learn poise learns how to sail how to cook dress do her hair the whole deal as a big f u to the man who made her feel so awful about herself All of this Catlin covers in an exposition heavy explanation to her roommate in Sydney before she sets off for AucklandOn the plane ride over she exposits the final chapter After the argument before she left Conal raped herI think the most positive thing I can say about this book is that it does take a step in the direction of acknowledging that rape happens in marriages And Conal apologises And Donald writes these wonderful Punk Cinderella heroines They suffer social humiliation are often treated with indifference or as sacrifices by their family and always pull through without any emotional support or protection from their heroes They have backbones of steel and have satisfying scenes where they prove their alpha female selves and make all those stinking rotten nasties who mocked and sneered and poked at them in the past retreat in the face of their shining awesomenessAnd then Donald gives Warrior Rising (The Esri you a good perspective on what motivated some of her flawed secondaries to be so awful and better relationships are tentatively formedIt s all very satisfying and wonderful and it s why I read these type of romances with a great deal of enjoyment but it has some awfully problematic elementsCatlin was infatuated with Conal as a teenager and while she starts out the book happy and successful the plot is all about breaking her down again She s still infatuated with Conal in love with him in fact Her big emotional conflict is what will happen to her if she stays and if he cheats I can t really be bothered much with Conal he s Mistress at a Price your basic plastic action figure He s a handsome entitled wealthy male he barks orders gets grabby and his bitchy sniping is all said silkily Catlin s his property etc etc There s no attempt to really drill into what has made him an abuser but then it s not really about him is itCatlin thinks that he can t love again because he lost his first wife the love of his life so Raintree (Raintree, young Conal is 26 when he marries Catlin He tells Catlin he wouldn t have been so angry if she hadn t been so scaredcold around him He does tack on a small I blame myself but blah blah manipulators always know to throw one of those in occasionally so their The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress you made me this way will still mostly sound authentic It works so wellHe doesn t matter because it s all about Catlin But who she s become what she s made of herself is nothing compared to her emotions and her desires and Donald spells all of that out and it made me so frustrated AGAIN with romance and this love is important than YOU message Can t we just stick to sniping at bitches and balancing it out by finding the good in some of the secondariesWorse though is how Catlin s You raped me statement transforms at the end of the book to Catlin and Conal both agreeing it started out as rape with the implication that this doesn t matter because during the rape they both forgot and it became consensual and that the biggest problem in the end was that Catlin found sex the first time painful While Donald wasn t necessarily walking back on the encounter being rape she s still telling a story about abuse being a journey with a happy ending rather than a cycle where if there s an ending it s likely to be violent It s a dangerous fantasyDonald sets up Catlin as an abuse survivor someone who got away who didn t let Conal s emotional abuse and then the rape beat her down He s financially abusing her at the beginning of the book holding what she believes to be her rightful inheritance money to ransom to force her to do his bidding This plot has its wish fulfilment elements with Catlin staring down those who were cruel to her in the past and that s great in theory She learns that for the most part people are willing to accept her now that she s ready to state her boundaries Catlin is a kind generous person and will she has her alpha bitch win moments she has empathy and comes off as likeableAnd if that were all ok But it s also about Catlin undertaking further trials to prove herself to be strong and her prize is her abuser transforming into a loving faithful husband the end close the book forget that this isn t the way abuse worksAnd I know I m looking at this book with 2018 eyes with information than I had when I first started reading Donald 20 A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss years ago when the owner of the 2nd hand bookshop where I worked recommended her I can t remember if I read this one but I know my reaction then would have been the same Which is that Catlin would have a better life going after her bookshop dream in Sydney than taking up with Conal It s one thing to forgive him It s another thing altogether to think their strong emotional connection and physical attraction will make everything okAnd If Tame A Wild Stallion you re here considering reading a book that will take a bit of effort to track down because Daddy By Choice you like a vintage and Punk Cinderella in an angsty uest for some social vengeance is Stealing Kisses your jam Donald delivers She also lovingly delivers her beautiful and uniue New Zealand She s worth taking the uncomfortable wrong headed crap that will keep coming back to One Breathless Night / Insatiable you long after Old Flame, New Sparks you ve finished the book I m still hunting down something of hers I read 20 Lone Star Baby Bombshell years ago and want to find all I ve got to go on is a jezebel heroine a nasty family an OW relative maybe a bank loan and definitely a storm almost destroying a Bach in the Coromandel area and the feeling I m probably vaguely mixing a couple of books and maybe it was Susan Napier rather than Robyn Donald anyway If ever I find it I m going to be so happy but I ll absolutely HATE it at the same time I think Donald s great and I m comfortable enough both liking and hating her plots mostly ignoring her heroes ranting but still reading and wondering just what was going on in her head most of the time

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Can to get you into my bedBut she was determined not to surrender her heart to a man however persuasive and irresistible who would never be satisfied with merely one wom What can I say I love books where the hero is faithful after he messed up big time In this book they also deal with marital rape and they don t gloss over it like it never happens and she is total devastated by what he did and he recognizes how it effected her and it destroys him They have some power struggles but mostly he was very guilty ridden man who wanted to help a girl he had the hots for and did not know how to deal with her It was a great read and I loved it Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers you into my bedBut she was determined not to surrender her heart to a man however persuasive and irresistible who would never be satisfied with merely one wom What can I say I love books where the hero is faithful after he messed up big time In this book they also deal with marital rape and they don t gloss over it like it never happens and she is total devastated by what he did and he recognizes how it effected her and it destroys him They have some power struggles but mostly he was very guilty ridden man who wanted to help a girl he had the hots for and did not know how to deal with her It was a great read and I loved it

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She never wanted a reconciliationSix years ago Catlin Loring had stumbled on her husband in bed with another woman Shattered she'd fled New Zealand and begun a new life i Pretty conflicted on this one It had some disturbing elements no doubt And there were a few uotes from the hero that were hideously OMFG you did not just say that Which not gonna lie I sometimes enjoy just for the sheer shock value effect However I d tread lightly if rape and domestic abuse are a trigger Overall it s a gripping read written in the older style of only getting the heroine s point of view In some ways I prefer the old style although in certain situations it is nice to get the hero POV You certainly have to pay attention to cues about the hero s body language expressions and dissect what he says You are forced to draw of your own conclusions with the single POV I always feel like I m in touch with the heroine and personally immersed in the story when seeing things through her eyes alone In my amateur opinion I think it is harder to write single POV than multi POV if done rightThis was an odd mix of modern ideals and old school sexism which given the time it was written is probably realistic Men and women were feeling their way around progressive thinking IMHO and conflicting messages were common Not that we don t still have those issues but in the 80 s it was worse On one hand you have the hero apologizing for raping the heroine and the other he s victim blaming and rationalizing his actions with you made me do it sort of crap The heroine even drinks that Kool Aid to a certain extent Also you see him feeling no remorse for cheating on the h during their separation yet being almost violently jealous of her fictional lovers Then again the HEA is achieved before the revelation that she d never had other lovers and I felt like he was committed to moving on and not dwelling on the past regardlessBasic story with spoilersview spoiler The story starts 7 years after the heroine left the hero so what we know about the past is told in bits and pieces throughout the bookCatlin was raised on a remote New Zealand ranch where she was isolated from the world aside from her father and others on the ranch She was even home schooled So to say she was a babe in the woods is an understatementThe father meets the hero Conal because he wants to buy the ranch and they become friends The father s health is failing so in a situation only found in HPLand I hope he makes Conal the trustee of 17 year old Catlin s inheritance until she is 25The father dies and Conal decides to marry the h She s seriously infatuated so she just goes along and is shocked when she realizes he has no intention of consummating the marriage and basically leaves her to the mercy of his catty mother while he does his thingIt was never stated outright but I think he married her for two reasons One he felt obligated to protect her since she had no family and he was the trustee of a fortune that didn t really exist By the time the estate was settled there wasn t much left for her but no one thought to tell Catlin of course Two he wanted take her off the market until she was ready to be plucked so to speak He was attracted to her but knew she was far too young and unsophisticatedimmature for him he s late 20 s and she s 17 and they re worlds apart on many levels So he plans to keep her locked away until she grows up and learns to fit in his world Kinda creepy yes To say there was a lack of communication is an understatement Conal never tells Catlin anything so she s completely confused by this new world she s thrown into and doesn t understand why he married her or what the heck she s supposed to do now His friends are condescending to this hick child bride and his mother is a shrewThen she catches him with his mistress In a jealous rage Catlin confronts Conal and he rapes her An act which progressively gets revised to a less violent event as the story goes on The reader is told about this after the fact so we don t know what really happened There is no detailed flash backAfter this she runs away and makes her way from New Zealand to Australia She and Conal are somewhat in contact through her lawyer Again mixed signals there On one hand the lawyer is loyal to Catlin and refuses to divulge her whereabouts to Conal but on the other hand he is colluding with Conal in a very paternalpatronizing way There is no inheritance to speak of but Catlin doesn t know this so Conal and the lawyer work out a scheme where they pay her a monthly stipend that she believes is her moneyI really felt for Catlin when this came out She had gone to college and was hoping to buy her own business when the story began She d also put an enormous amount of time and effort into learning to be sophisticated because she d felt so out of place in Conal s world and still had the immature I ll show you attitude when she first left him Still she was so proud of herself for having done this on her own and was devastated to learn that it was all paid for by her rapey husband At least the hero has the grace to not throw this in her face and point out that the accomplishments were still hers even if he paid for themShe s 24 when the story starts and wanting extra money from her trust to buy a bookstore Conal uses this as an opportunity to see her again and judge for himself if she is truly okay and decide if he should give her the money to go on without him or take her in hand yes it s wallbanging So he sends her a letter and says he needs to see her personally to discuss the financesWhen he sees her again she s much sophisticated and grown up and while he was attracted to her before he is now determined to keep her Hence a lot of manipulation emotional blackmail and game playing to maneuver her into staying in New Zealand and resuming their marriageLike I said before it s kind of interesting that it was only told through her POV because like her we re left guessing as to the H s exact motivesfeelingsAs a lover of old school train wrecks this could have been a 5 for me However I have one must that wasn t fulfilled I like the hero to love the heroine all along In this case he didn t IMHO He found her attractive but didn t fall in love until she came back I also found it sad that the scenario set the rape up as a good thing because it forced the h to leave and grow up and therefore become the type of woman he could love My impression was that the HEA would never have been achieved had she stayed with ConalThis is all up to interpretation though Since we only get the one POV another reader may interpret things a bit differently OR they may throw the book through a wall before finishing That s why these old wallbangers can be so fun hide spoiler