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Emerald Desire (The Emerald Trilogy #1)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  221 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
She was married to another man and had promised fidelity, but her body honored no such promise. . .

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

Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 12th 1985 by Banner of Truth (first published January 1985)
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Jan 18, 2014 Judy rated it did not like it
After checking out the the brief book description, I was looking forward to reading this book. About 1/3 of the way into the book, I knew it wasn't my type of book but decided to go ahead and finish it so I could write a review.

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
I am sorry for the following review, but I need to be honest.
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
Fre06 Begum
Jul 14, 2014 Fre06 Begum rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awfyl
One of worst unrepentant cheating "hero" I have read and trust me I have read quite a few!
Sandy Frediani
Unable to finish.
Jul 12, 2014 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was better than expected.3 1/2 stars

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
Oct 15, 2013 Natalya rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
Almost abandoned this book since the characters were so unlikable in the beginning, his behavior was fanatical and abhorrent, she was a pushover, everyone who surrounded them had some kind of a problem. And, there were 649 pages of this to dubuously look forward to. However, it picks up in Part II when Quint becomes more remorseful and less sociopathic, although another character picks up that particular trait with alacrity. What I did like about it was how imperfect their lives were - the grim ...more
While I had high hopes in the beginning, there were so many quick changes in direction, I feel as though I have whiplash. There were so many times I had to back up and re-read just to keep up with the story line. It just did not flow well, and I had no idea where it would end up next. Very disappointing.
Roxy the Fury
Rollercoaster Ride

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.
S.E. Nelson
Jul 20, 2014 S.E. Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book very much. I couldn't put it down. Quint and Dera's love was captivating. As different as there were, they were meant to be together. I couldn't wait to read the next book.
Aug 15, 2015 Lynn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Nope. Sexy romance? Maybe. The characters were VERY unlikeable. Great romance? No! Quint was a pig! He finds his true love and continues to sleep around with anything in a skirt. Please do not read this book.
Jan 28, 2017 Cc rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. Please, love story? Seriously? This author needs to look up what "love" means. Just because they make up in the last couple of pages doesn't make this a romance. Truth in advertising is important. Next.
Aug 30, 2015 Samantha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, free-kindle
This wasn't bad. I skipped over most of the love scenes because that's not my thing. I did get a little tired of all the obstacles they had to go thru to be together. Geesh.
Jul 16, 2014 Kh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
if I could give zero stars, I would. poorly written, dragged on and romance. their relationship is totally unhealthy and abusive. don't waste your time.
Louiseann Walter

I couldn't put this book down just purchased two and if as good as this one I will purchase three. Love always finds a way even if with obstacles put in the way.
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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, I have always been intrigued by the history of the city and the south. New Orleans is unique, there is no other place like it and once you’ve lived there, you can never forget the sights, sounds and smells of the city. I am also intrigued by other countries, especially Ireland and England, probably because my ancestors were born there. So, I feel it is only natural ...more
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