Promesa audaz: Saga Montgomery (Velvet Montgomery Annuals Quadrilogy #1)
First, the "hero" is a total dick, who is obsessed with some evil blonde slut and doesn't recognize that he is her puppet. He fails to recognize the evil in the bitch and totally mistreats the heroine, his wife, because of said slut.
The heroine just wants his love and approval, which he constantly denies.
She is physically and psychologically abused. She ends up pregnant and risks her life and the life of her unborn child to save him, going to the house of som ...more
I don’t know how I gave this book 4 stars before. Granted, the overall story is elaborate and entertaining to read but I really wanted to bash the ASSHOLE HERO with a brick. Make that a pile of bricks.
+ Awesome side characters
+ Rich and well-researched story
+ Asshole hero?
It’s a weird math equation but that’s how much I HATED the hero Gavin.
(view spoiler)[Strike one: Slaps and rapes the heroine on their wedding night
Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took he ...more
This is my ver ...more
All in all, still an enjoyable medieval romance featuring four Montgomery Brothers with the spotlight on the oldest brother, Gavin, and his new bride, Judith.
This is an older HR, first published I think in 1981. The version for my re-read was a re-issue in 1991 and includes (view spoiler)[a scene of forc ...more
I'm really trying to resist having a rant about this book. I've heard much about this author and being a lover of historical romances I'm not sure how I've not read anything by her before, needless to say this is my first and last book by her.
Gavin Montgomery is in love with Alice Valence their secret meetings cannot go on, marriage is what he wants to the beautiful and doe eyed Alice. But what Gavin doesn't realise is that she has no intention of marrying him, she wants a ...more
Maybe it is a phase thing, recently I have found most of the reads to be kind of blah. But let me say this: a book that has the lead characters having great sex (and marital rape no less) before the book hit 18%, while the hero was in love with another woman and our heroine fell in and out of love with the hero all within 2 days. What d ...more
First, a little background: I read this book back in high school and loved it to fervent death. It was my first experience with a proper romance (other than Harlequin Presents) and I fell in love with this epic tale involving knights and ladies and all sorts of sprawling medieval goodness. I was in heaven. Jude Deveraux became my hero and I declared romance my favourite genre. I pulled out pencil and paper and began to write my very first novel (which sucked of cou ...more
Plus, it really is cute to have a stone-hearted man sing a ...more
Judith has had an unusual upbringing for her era, taught to think for herself and educated, with a specific purpose in life. When her excuse of a father forces her path to change and marries her off to Gavin Montgomery, obeying is not something that comes easy to her and her independence is not something Gavin knows how to handle.
A few scenes that were simply facts of life at that ti ...more
Gavin, the hero is not that likable, he did a lot to Judith that can be considered as offensive. But I'm thinking that this is historical, and oftentimes the hero acts like a jerk/douche bag. In my opinion, Gavin can very well be described in one word, it starts with the letter S...... and it comes in two syllables, what was it? STUPID. He can be considered as blind but to me, stupid is more like it. Because he a ...more
Judith is turning out to be quite a woman! When she accidentally spies Gavin, newly her husband, and Alice (vindictive, crazy, lover of Gavins) talking she tells Gavin exactly what is on her mind. Judith doesn't run away crying instead she claps and says Alice put on quite a performance and basically how dumb ...more
The Velvet Promise is about the Montgomery brothers, 4 in total, and I can see from the way they were characterized I will want to read all of their stories. Gavin the oldest Montgomery, he f...more
I listed the Velvet series as one of my favorites (outside of The Duchess) because of how she approached the series. All four books are interrelated as each one tells the story of the four Montgomery brothers during medieval time.
While we read about the romantic unions of these brothers and their mates, each book successfully reveals th ...more
I have never read a book filled with so much drama before, OMG
Drama here, drama there, again drama, one last drop of drama
This is a historical romance, an arranged marriage between Gavin Montgomery the unbearably handsome knight and Judith Revedoune, the daughter of an earl who has golden eyes and is so beautiful and have curves that make men gasps and bla bla and bla bla...
At first Gavin wants nothing to do with her beca ...more
I love Judith!! She's got spunk and class. She's determined to make the best of her circumstances and stay strong!!
The part about her miscarriage broke my heart, so readers should be forewarned, particularly if they have recently had a miscarriage or are pregnant.
I was surprised that he wasn't actually having sex with his "mistress." It doesn't seem like real drama on that front. Even though it seemed he was still infatuated ...more
I think the only reason I didn't give this book 4 or 4.5 star is because of the hero, Gavin. He is by far my most disliked hero, and I think I am being very nice by using dislike, because the words that come to mind are not fit to be written down. I read this book in one day, mostly because I thought just like other medieval romances, hero starts out bad, but we would end up liking/loving him. I was just waiting for the hero's redeeming quality to come out and it never happened! I feel like I am ...more
It wasn’t all bad. I enjoyed the heroine, Judith, I thought she was strong and independent but when it came to the hero she was a bubbling idiot, her emotions all over the place. I didn’t care for the hero, Gavin, a blind fool who was guided by his honour (or something else!). I enjoyed the hero's ...more
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She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo ...more