Oma rakkaani (Westmoreland Saga #2)
Whitney Stone's teenage crush on a neighbor has her cold, unfeeling father banishing her to Paris into the care of her aunt and uncle. Under their loving guidance, the young woman blossoms into a ravishing beauty and becomes the darling of glittering Parisian society--a fact not lost on the handsome and equally powerful Duke of Claymo...more
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Reading Whitney, My Love took me on such a roller coaster ride of emotions that I’ve been struggling with exactly how to review it and how to rate it. When I was upset and sobbing I wanted to give it a 1 star rating. When I was laughing, smiling and sighing, I wanted to give it a 5 star rating. Then it dawned on me – for Judith McNaught to be able to make me feel such a wide range of emotions – joy, despair, passion, pain, betrayal, hatred and love – and feel them...more
I must admit this was a wonderful read. Had my eye on this one for a long time BUT it is not available on Kindle. If that is the case I usually don't bother buying a book. There have been 3 other books I did buy in paperback since I started my kindle obsession and in the end I gave in and got this one.
I hadn't really read reviews so was expecting a nice, gentle, Historical romance. My emotions were all over the place with this one. There was so much misunderstanding. There was an...more
The entire book our hero's either acting from selfish ulterior motives, paranoid distrust (that results in cruelty), or 'let's make this all about me' guilt = /. During the course of the book he beats her until she cries (I forget whether it was a horse whip or a...more
Then there's the whole Clayton beating Whitney aspect, which, again historical romance, things like that sometimes happen. It was in 'Outlander' and in the first book of this series, but neither of those beatings were with a riding crop nor were they...more
Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, she returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love . . . only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant duke.
Outraged, she defies her new lord. But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot -- and...more
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Since this book was published in 1985, there is no need for me to go into full detail about this book. There are over 280 reviews-and that's only counting the 5 star ones, about this book on Amazon. What could I possibly say that hasn't already been said? That it was the most beautiful book ever written? That it has more romance than I have ever read in my life? That I cried, I laughed, and I had the shakes because my heart was racing so fast? That afte...more
“Not even in my weakest moment have I considered letting you go.”
And here is yet another example of PERFECTION in romance. Yes, Judith McNaught has completely captivated me, again. I cannot say enough about these fabulously entertaining romances. From beginning to end, I was glued to the pages, devouring every word with rapt anticipation. The dialogue between the characters was so flawlessly achieved, it was like verbal sword fighting between equally fierce oppon...more
Just a brief summary...Clayton Westmoreland, the duke of Claymore met Whitney St...more
Absolutely wonderful! This is an Historical romance that you can NOT guess what will happen next, no matter how sure the clues may be. Each time a conclusion seems obvious, the plot twists and the reader is once more biting nails and turning pages. My only complaint was Clay's case of "repeated behavior" (I'm trying to couch this so it doesn't spoil). After the damage it caused the first time, I just couldn't believe he would fall into it a second.
In this particular re-issue, Ms. McNAught...more
Clayton Westmoreland is a tough one too love!
He loves Whitney beyond words, but also can turn on a dime and treat her like crap! He is so hot tempered! He was a little tough on her most of the time. I liked him nonetheless... He sort of redeemed himself with me... just barely...
The characters in Whitney, My Love remind me a lot of Rhett, Scarlet and Ashley from Gone with the Wind. Not that I'm complaining. I loved Gone with the Wind and must also declare my love for this novel.
To summarize briefly, Whitney is a rebellious tomboy that enjoys performing show jumps on horses, using slingshots and having an unhealthy obsession for her neighbor Paul Sevarin. Her disappointed father sends her away to France to becom...more
'I thought Whitney really lost her true sense of self when Clayton raped her. She seemed to loose all pride, she went running back to him. He didn't seem to care going out with others and then getting engaged. I think what really shocked me in the end, they never really talked about his lack of trust with her, they never talked really about how he hurt her. Then after leaving her to go to Londen and talking about getting a mistress and then sneaking out of the Ball to tal...more
The first time I read the book, I literally could not stop reading. For the whole day, my eyes were glued onto the book pages. I couldn't even sleep because I was so engrossed. TO me, it was one of the best romance novels I have ever read.
I won't go into the synopsis because I can't write summaries, but throughout the book, I was taken on an...more
I was just as emotionally invested in these characters as I was with the ones in Kingdom of Dreams. Whitney is simply wonderful. She was a headstrong, flighty child with no sense of propriety, and a ridiculously romantic side. She grows up ashamed of herself, because she is also self-aware and realizes how different she is from the rest of society. The fact that her father is extremely disappointed in her is another inescapable fact. Then she moves to Paris with her aunt and uncle. Determined to...more
First of all, the "hero." I hated him from cover to cover. Yeah, sure, he met all the historical romance novel pre-requisites. He was beautiful and wealthy and titled and worldly and all that jazz. However, he was also:
-a self-righteous jerk
But his biggest flaw? That he never truly atoned for nor redeemed himself enough for the...more
I was in a reading rut for a couple of days and finally decided to pick this one up again. Oh, how I've missed Judith McNaught's men. Dark, rakish, brooding, powerful, imposing and stubborn but at the same time attractive, loving, honest and loyal. This story didn't piss me off as much as the first time so I was able to appreciate Clayton and Whitney's rough journey to reach their HEA a bit more than before. Now, I'm in a JM mood. I'm off to re-read another.
Is it off? Terrific! Then this is the wonderful, romantic story of a young, headstrong girl who meets her match when a powerful duke decides he wants to marry her. Full of cycles of anger, passion, and love, this story is a roller coaster of emotions from beginning to end.
Now, for those of you who refused to turn your brain off, you may take exception to a few details. This story is not at all logical. If you try to apply logic to t...more
Şimdi ne desem bilmiyorum. Bütün gün Clay'a okuduğum lanetleri bir ben , bir Allah , bir de yan komuşumuz Güzin nine bilir. Hele Whitney'in yaptığı oyunlar beni yedi bitirdi. Clay'ın ailesi ve erkek kardeşinin hikayesi ayrı bir olay zaten. İlk kitaba gönderme yapılması...more
Bildiğim kadarıyla bu kitap Judith McNaugh'un ilk romanı.Tam 708 sayfalık bir işkenceye dönüştü benim için.Beni bırakın tarihi aşk romanı kitap okuma zevkinden soğutan bir kitap.Daha önce bir kitabı beğenmediğim zaman kimseye 'bu kitabı okumayın çok kötü' dememiştim.Çünkü sonuçta renkler ve zevkler tartışılmaz.Ancak ilk defa söylüyorum ki bu kitabı okumayın arkadaşım.Çünkü bu kitap 708 sayfalık bomboş bir kitap.
Spoiler demeden yoruma dalıyorum....more
I saw a lot of 1 star reviews and I bet it was due to that two scenes that should make the feminist in me to abhor Clayton, the hero. (view spoiler)...more
Whitney, My Love is my very first Judith McNaught book. I’ve been reading raves about this author so I was so tempted to give her a try. My friend, Herian, highly recommend Whitney, My Love –to me, as one of her favs among Ms. McNaught’s works so I ordered my copy of the story right away and waited with great anticipation for it to arrive.
While waiting for my mail, I can’t bear too much excitement so I occupied myself in reading alot reviews about the book. The reviews were i...more
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|Don't we all want this book to be made into a movie And Richard Armitage (of north &south fame)to play Clayton Westmoreland??||15||121||Dec 27, 2013 09:54PM|
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Judith McNaught is a bestselling author of over a dozen historical and contemporary romance novels, with 30 million copies of her works in print. She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station. McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical romance subgenre.
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"I'd come back to haunt you," he threatened with a grin.
"And that," she said, "is the only reason why I haven't tried.”