Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga, #2)
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Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga #2)

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"Whitney, My Love" stands as Judith McNaught's timeless bestseller -- a novel so rich with laughter, tears, and the power of dreams that millions of readers have returned to it again and again to savor its beauty and majesty. Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woma...more
Paperback, 708 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Pocket Books (first published 1985)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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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
Five solid stars

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
Mistress   ~ ♠ Mistral's Kiss ♠ ~ (Mist)
I was a bottomless romance pit as a teen, I read everything and loved it all( Including books that now make me gag); until I read this. It mentally scarred me at 16 so much, that I didn't touch a historical romance again until I was 25.

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
I'm sorry but I just can't like this book. I couldn't get past either the rape or the abuse scenes (yes, it barely hurt her, but that is not the point) and the fact that he continuously distrusted her and emotionally abused her IMO. Even though, intellectually, I could understand why the heroine (and readers) would be able to redeem the hero and love him, emotionally, it left me disgusted. Its one of those love-it-or-hate-it books and it just didn't do it for me. I don't believe a rape victim co...more
I don't even know what to say about this book. Started out okay, I suppose. I mean, Clayton, the hero, was always a bit of an asshat what with the forced marriage thing, but that being said, this is an historical romance, so that is sort of expected.

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
Sophie ♥
Jul 19, 2013 Sophie ♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Judith fans, historical reader who enjoy EPIC love
Rate: 5+ stars

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
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Taryn at My Secret Romance

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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
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“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
Richard Armitage as Clayton Westmoreland AAAHHHH!!!
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Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
3.5 stars. I read this book because the controversy surrounding it, plus Clayton Westmoreland's ubiquitous appearance on any "A-hole Heroes" list/discussion, had me curious just what was between the covers. What I found was a mixed bag. The two scenes that seem to provoke the most debate are the ones with the riding crop and, later on, Clayton's rape of Whitney. The former was a little OTT, I'll grant, and the short-lived rape wasn't all that remarkable either. In fact, it irritated me no end la...more
Whitney, My Love should have been named Whitney, I Love You/I Hate You/I Love You/I Hate You. This had to be the single most frustrating book I have ever read. I loved the storyline and the characters for about the first 300 pages (my copy was 536 pages), but it went downhill for me after that. Someone asked why I didn't stop reading, but I was so invested after 300 pages that I had to see it through to the end. LOL

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
OK, I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. However, I have never been more infuriated in a book! The couple had horrible communication skills (over and over and over and over again). They never learn there lesson.

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...

I h...more
Re-read December 2012. Just as wonderful as the first time.

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
Mar 05, 2009 Dina marked it as to-avoid
From Lillian Rose @ Ami:
'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
When I first saw this title, I have to say, I didn't expect much from it. I didn't even want to pick it up. But boy, am i so glad to have been proven wrong.

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
Duchess Nicole

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
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Lisa Kay
An all-time fav that I loved so much I even bought it in hardback; nevertheless, it just didn't hold up through the years when I re-read it last year. Clayton was too much of an a$$hat, especially over the last Big Misunderstanding. Still, it is a roller-coaster ride for those that like it. I remember feeling Clayton had so much potential and wanting for him to be just a little bit different so I could like him a little bit more. (At times, he appears as two different men.) This is one of those...more
This book failed to meet my expectations. Why was it so different from the first one in this series (A Kingdom of Dreams)?

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 brute
-a self-righteous jerk

But his biggest flaw? That he never truly atoned for nor redeemed himself enough for the...more
Re-read: July 13-14,2012
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.

First thing's first. Turn your brain off. Go ahead, I'll wait...

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
Ahhlar, Vahhlar ve bol bol lanet okuyarak bitirdim kitabı şimdi. McNaught içimdeki cani kitap canavarını çıkarttı ve o kadar para verip okuma sözleşmesi imzaladığım ( :D ) kitabı bana bir günde bittirti.Üstelik ara bile vermeden.

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
I love love looooved this book. You cant help but root for whitney to fall in love with the man thats meant for her, you just have to read it. Im sure if you like romantic books, with a lil twist u will love it too. The characters are amazing. You will fall in love, with this book, and want to read more of her books! Judith is an amazing author, i haven't gotten to one of her books that i haven't liked so far!!
This is the first paperback romance I ever read, when I was a teenager. It's been many years, but it stays in my mind as the best romance novel I have ever read. I often wonder how I would like it now as an adult. I'm sure now I would not see Clayton as the romantic hero as I remember him. I love Judith McNaugth and I have read all her books.
I have the unrevised version of the story, and it should've ended five chapters before it actually did. 3.3/5 stars
Kadını daha ne kadar aşağılayabilir bir kadın yazar?

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
This book first published in 1985, which is as old as me! Judith McNaught is one of my favorite old school bodice ripper writer. Rereading this one brought back the old memories. Previously I rated this 5 stars because I remember loving it very much when I read it back in 2007. However, during my reread I find myself not liking it as much as before.

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
Jun 07, 2011 Katrina rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Katrina by: Herian
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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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