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own small business and a boyfriend she is thinking of giving her virginity to Then her foster small business and a boyfriend she is thinking of giving her virginity to Then her foster call and the crazy train boards thereview spoilerThe brothers say there s a serious business issue she must fly to Greece for foster father had given her a share in their shipping company When she gets there they talk her into signing a betrothal agreement to another Greek tycoon the hero whom she had seen once at a party and never spoken to although she d subconsciously lusted after him ever since The H is her foster family s arch enemy HOWEVER DUE TO REASONS NO ONE lusted after him ever since The H is her foster family s arch enemy HOWEVER DUE TO REASONS NO ONE to reasons no one disclose Anyway the bros have this seemingly bizarre and out of left field plan to get a loan for their failing business by proposing a marriage in the guise of a peace offering to end the feud But actually they believe the appearance of an alliance with the incredibly wealthy H will make a bank likely to approve their loan Then once they get the cash they ll break the engagement and continue a feudin Yee HawHer brothers assure her the H will now they are just using him to get a loan and won t take the betrothal seriously and she has no reason to think this gorgeous international playboy would want to marry her The brothers claim they just hope to Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing keep up the appearance long enough to get their loan The h just wanted to get back to England her boyfriend and her business as soon as possible so she gives in and allows herself to be guilt trippedharassed into signing the betrothal agreement along with a bunch of other papers she didn t even bother to readShe goes back to England where she suddenly and mysteriously feels distant from her bf Then her bros call again and say she must come to Greece immediatelyASAPNOW She goes and the chauffeur who meets her at the airport is the H s not her brother sBasically Hidnaps the heroine and locks her in his bedroom He s pissed because the betrothal agreement was broken AND she didn t plan to follow through on another letter she d unknowingly signed in which she offered to do all sorts of Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric kinky things with him So the brothers didn t get the money and the H now owns the family business and home for revenge He decides he ll also get a piece of the h as well since she s obviously a dirty slut judging from the contents of the letter she supposedly wrote It s ok to rape a slut obviously rolls eyesThe rape isn t violent and no one ever calls it that but come on You lock a woman in your bedroom and tell her you re going to have her whether she wants it or not She s scared and there are guards outside the door who won t let her get away even if she can get past the lock She passively goes along because shenows she has no chance against this big strong virile male That s still called rapeSo he discovers she s a virgin and becomes somewhat The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia kinder Then proceeds to blackmail her into being his mistress so that her foster family can stay in their home He does ask her to marry him shortly after she agrees to the blackmail scheme but she just thinks he s doing it out of guilt and turns him down Cue her beingept essentially a prisoner on the island All sorts of sexy times misunderstandings ensue Neither will admit their feelings for fear of rejection so they fight and act distant in turnsThe h finally succeeds in escaping him and returning to England because she thinks he doesn t love her the way she loves him and can t bear it anyAnyway the hero comes after her Admits he loves her desperately and that he had taken the initial betrothal offer seriously because after he d seen her at the party years before he d asked for permission to court her and was turned down by the foster father The h never The Origin of Feces knew this but the brother s apparently did hence their brilliant plan That s why he was SOOOO pissed about the broken betrothal agreement and nastykinky letter He d loved her at first sight and was terribly disappointed to find out she was a lying scheming slut Then once he found out she was innocent he proposed marriage and was turned down so he was determined to hide his real feelingsHugsisses tears HEA hide spoiler At 17 Natasha attends her first grown up party sees handsome playboy Alex and is instantly something what is this feeling so sudden so new Alex is the son of her foster family s bitter enemy so the glance is all she gets She s still thinking about it four years later He was so hot and there is much attempt to articulate inarticulate yearningsNatasha is an orphan and her Greek millionaire foster father carried her off to Athens to grow up with his own children She loved him and her foster mother although their grown up children are pretty rotten When th I d heard a lot of negative comments. Tycoon Alex Mandrakis Summoned to his bedroom Natasha is given an impossible ultimatum sacrifice her virginity or he will destroy her familyCaptive on Alex's luxury yacht Natasha. About this book before reading it but thought perhaps the people condemning
It Were Newbies Towere newbies to romance horrors and exaggerating how awful it is No the people condemning it were newbies to category romance horrors and exaggerating how awful it is No really is a rape by the hero in this one and a particularly cold blooded rape at that What can seem relatively harmless in an intense chock full of crazy book from the seventies is a lot nastier when it s presented today in a completely passionless mannerI m honestly not sure why I didn t throw this at the wall but I did find the story Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution kind of interesting Let me just get it out there in the open right here and now if you don t like forced sex whether it s violent or otherwise in your romance reading don t read this book If you can get past that this is a worthwhile book to read It s really really complicated I had no idea just how complicated things would be when I started this book I am a fan of Sara Craven and Inow she pushes the boundaries with her character interactions I am not a person who would not read a book with that theme on principle For me depends on the execution In the case of The Innocent s Surrender I read the scene and didn t like Alex for doing that I thought it was pretty cold blooded what he did and it made it harder for me to accept him as the hero of this book As things continue I found myself wondering what would motivate him to do what he did And the answers come but not until the end Ms Craven did a clever job of writing this We don t see much of what Alex is thinking than Natasha In essence we experience the narrative as Natasha does What motivates this cold blooded man who feels such fiery passion towards Natasha He does some very sweet things for her but at other times he ignores her and dismisses her You would think that is a good thing After all wouldn t you want to be a neglected mistress if you had to be a mistress to a man you disliked Well Natasha finds herself falling in love with the man she should hate Maybe that s not realistic but this is a fiction book and I can buy something if the author does a good job of writing it I think Ms Craven did I had this burning desire to find out what made Alex tick what made him so cold and angry How he could act as though he adored Natasha when he seemed like he hated her and what she stood forAnd at the end you find out just how convoluted their path to love is A vendetta that is older than both of them is the root of hatred between Natasha s adopted family and Alex You find out just how awful Natasha s adopted father is and what he did to make Alex hate so much And you also find out that Alex fell in love with Natasha years ago but couldn t have her because of that very vendetta When Natasha was dangled in front of him by her low life adopted brothers and her spiteful adopted sister he takes advantage of the opportunity to have her Even though she s not the sweet innocent he fell in love with or so he thinks because of a vile letter that was supposedly written from Natasha to him But he doesn t spare her family the vengeance that they fully deserve in his eyes So I have to say that I thought this was a good book I now it s not for everyone What Alex did was wrong but since Natasha was able to love and forgive him then I can accept what he did and still enjoy the book If I was still a 12 years old teen I would no doubt think a hero acting like a butthole thoughout the book and explaining at the end that he did everything he did because he fell in lurve from looking at the 17 year old heroine across the room so that makes everything all right oh so romantic However I am no longer twelve and now realize that such jailbait loving heroes belong in jailI may have changed but these books haven t since it s still being published in 2010Content warning forced sexPS The story happens a few yrs after the hero first sees the heroine so she is no longer 17 Rape disguised as romance is distasteful There was nothing sexy about their first encounter where he is clearly hurting her and does not care Just because she doesn t say no during the act does not mean she gave her consent having said over and over in the beginning how she did not want to have sex with him and begging him to let her goNow with that being said I have no problem with forced seduction where the partner actually wants it But at no time during his assault did she want to Authors need to think seriously about the messages they send in their writing although he clearly raped her in the beginning its okay because he loves her now I hope that no minor ever reads this They co I should have taken the other reviewers at their word Ick to the nth degreeThe so called hero takes her straight to bed for revenge I like a little fictional dominanc. Finds her trembling fear turns to traitorous shivers of desire By rights she should despise him but slowly she finds herself wishing that her bittersweet seduction could last forev. .
Summary The Innocent's Surrender.
3rd reading Still good with the same problems I was struck this time by how the heroine s stepmother got her happy ending by outliving her husband I not sure she earned her HEA since her lover was crippled because of her All of her children were horrible And she got to eep her immaculate reputationThis was a re read and I think I enjoyed it the second time around because I new the forced seduction it was rape I won t sugarcoat it was coming and I wasn t reeling from it when I read on after that scene and I could see The Hero S True Feelings hero s
feelings through view spoiler The marriage proposal out of the blue the next night makes perfect now He really did have feelings for her even though he new he had dug a huge hole for himself with no clear way to fulfill his dreams hide spoiler I m mildly ashamed to admit that I liked this book lolFirst things first let s get the major point of contention out of the wayTheir first sexual encounter if not strictly rape was most definitely dubious consent Honestly I m leaning towards the rape designation as seen in my Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante keywords He doesn t physically force her but when a man tells you to get naked and get in the bed or else he ll have his men come and forcibly undress you that s rape So Ick and yetI still liked the book hangs head in shame It was nice to find out that while Alex hadn t been a saint that a lot of his previous reputation was exaggerated and it was plain to see that he was actually devoted to Natasha Of course it earned a spot on my notorious oh noes u saw me nekkid shelf which is as some of you maynow a pet peeve of mine I can t stand when a hero sees a heroine naked without her With Krishna's Eyes knowledge or consent drives me bonkers but it seems to be so popular in romances for some reason Get a clue authors that s not sexyclears throat Er Sorry Soapbox issue and all thatAnyway Natasha earned a place on the TSTL shelf because she actually went along with her brothers scheme to begin with facepalm Yeah sooooo wouldn t have happened in real life but hey it s an HP that s why we read them trueAnd yeah I guessed what the sister s deal was waaaaaaaay back in the beginning though I didn t have the specifics uite worked out in my headYes it was contrived Yes it was melodramatic and yes the ending was way too neat and pretty but that s all part of being an HP You wouldn t read them if you didn t enjoy a bit of a literary soap opera now would you DSo despite all the negatives I have to say that overall it was an enjoyable read 4 Stars There s a lot of cussing here And spoilers I m annoyedThis was just shit I read it all because I thought after the forced sex he s going to be doing some epic groveling to get ole chicky backNope No groveling And do younow why Why because she lurves him And he lurves her It happened in a glance from across the room years ago when she was a teenager Granted when he couldn t get her he went crazy and became a huge hormone driven slut but it s ok cause this is love And nothing says I love you like forced sex Yum yum And while everyone s screaming rape rape can we just say real uick err Wtf is up with ole girl I mean he has her brought into his bedroom He s there naked and waiting and is basically blackmailing her into sex and instead of fighting she s all for it She ll do it and make his life hell later Because giving up the v card is no big deal to her What in the ever loving fuck bucketsNo no no You do not go oh it s ok what s a little rape among friends You do not say I ll make his life hell eventually No you make his life hell right in that second Because fuck this cocksucker You do not make it easy for someone to hurt you You roast his frank and beans till he can t use the fucking things then offer to stomp out the fire for himI m not sure what pissed me off about this book the main character or that a woman wrote this with a clear conscious Like it s perfectly all right for this Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique kinda shit to go on and not only is it alright why it s romantic Eat my shit I enjoyed this for the crazy train HP it was I never fail to get aick out of the outrageous things these Greek tycoons will do for revenge and to get their woman I also never fail to wonder exactly how many private Greek islands are off the coast of Greece There must be thousands because every Greek tycoon hn hero has one Plus with all the Greek bazillionaire tycoons you d think Greece would be the world s greatest financial power Anyway back to the story The h is a British girl who was orphaned as a child Her father had a Greek tycoon friend who stepped in and swept the little girl off to Greece and raised her as his ownCut to the h s early twenties Her Greek foster father had died several years before and. Natasha Kirby had long been saddened by her family's feud with the Mandrakis mennow she's caught in its savage cross fire The family business has fallen into the hands of merciless.true feelings through view spoiler The marriage proposal out of the blue the next night makes perfect