Emerald Desire (The Emerald Trilogy #1)
As wild and beautiful as the Irish countryside, Dera Brennan knew from the first that Quint Flannery was the only man she would ever love. Ignoring her family's warnings, she gave herself to Quint with passionate abandon. He was hers and hers alone until she found him in a...more
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Background: Dera Brennan's mother was a beautiful girl who left Ireland to go to England when she was a young woman and eventually became the mistress of an English aristocrat. She wasn't particularly nice to Dera and when Dera asked who her father was, her mother told he ...more
I. Hated. This. Book.
The writing was wonderful; the story was horrifying.
Throughout the entire novel, Dera was objectified because of her beauty. Nearly every man in the story acted like he had a right to touch her. She was slut-shamed. She was abused and assaulted. She was raped. She was accused of being "a tease" and seducing the men with her looks, when she was simply being a person. But were any of THESE issues addressed? No. Inste ...more
so it was ok.Didn't really know what to expect with this book. Never heard of the author or the series. The story was told well and it moved at a steady pace .No drawn out dramatics which was refreshing.
I had a hard time liking Dera .She was very submissive through out the whole book. She goes through many trials that mature her and while I don't agree with most of the decisions she made she never faltered when it came to protecting or helping the ones she lov ...more
I don't want to dislike Dera because I realize her character was naive and times were different it goodness gracious she slept with everyone! Intriguing storyline. Lots of ups and downs. I don't know that I can recommend because of all the infuriating I hate her, he hates me, I love her, I love him. Not a bad read but very emotionally draining.