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Para Siempre (Sequels #1)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  17,876 Ratings  ·  626 Reviews
Across the vast ocean sailed Victoria Seaton, a free-spirited American beauty left suddenly orphaned and alone. Eager to claim her long-lost heritage, she was amazed at the formal elegance of Wakefield, the sumptuous English estate of her distant cousin...the notorious Lord Jason Fielding. Sought after at plays, operas, and balls by London's most fashionable ladies, Jason ...more
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Published September 25th 2006 by Cisne (first published 1987)
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)


TRIGGER WARNING : RAPE, swearing & violence in general

One thing I'm certain of is that this book isn't a romance. No. It's a sickening portray of a relationship where abuse in all its forms is romanticized, including rape.

What kind of abuse? Please chose! Be my guest! Rape? Physical violence? Psychological harassment? Just fucking chose because it contains all those and more.

As I write, Once and Always has an average rating of 4.22 here on GR, with 7,149 people who think that it's a romanc
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Mo
Jan 24, 2015 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Loving someone who doesn’t love you is hell! Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you can be happy with someone who doesn’t love you"

Words of wisdom from Papa!



Quick question before I do my review - Why, oh, why do a lot of you NOT read Historical Romance? You are missing out on such a great genre. I know some of you like your dark, gritty reads but you can do both. I like, SUSPENSE, M/M, ROMANTIC COMEDY – PLEASE, to those of you who have not tried Historicals, give it at least a shot. Blam
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Keertana
Apr 13, 2013 Keertana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Keertana by: Anna
Shelves: why-the-hype
You might as well get out your popcorn, because this promises to be entertaining. Over the past few days I have been stressed - incredibly stressed, and rightly so. As such, I didn't want to pick up any novels that required too much though, just mere enjoyment, and as I had enjoyed historical romance so much just a few months back when I binged on Lisa Kleypas's Hathaways Series, I decided to give some more titles a try this week. Needless to say, this has not been a particularly successful ende ...more
Mishelle LaBrash
Mar 29, 2010 Mishelle LaBrash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is the one.. The one that started my chemical embalance towards everything historical romance...

I was an avid reader, in elementary school. (Anyone out there remember Fear Street? lol) Mostly horror, mystery and suspense. Anne Rice and Stephen King ranking among my top authors.

Then life happened, and I stopped picking up books for well over a decade.

2 1/2 years ago, I started a new job, and met many new people, making friends among my co-workers. One, of course being Rhonda Krieger, a fe
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♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
I loved this one when I first read it, oh, about 18 years ago...give or take. Unfortunately, I'm not too crazy about it now. I still liked it but the constant misunderstanding, Victoria's wishy-washiness, Jason's cruelty grated on me. For example, Victoria's penchant for putting herself in danger would have been fine with me years ago, but now, oh my gawd! I can't even. And Jason Fielding felt unnecessarily cruel to me.

Still, I enjoyed this one. The writing did feel dated but it's Judith McNaugh
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Susanne
Nov 14, 2015 Susanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Susanne by: ❤Summer
Shelves: genre-historical


I've found a potentially new favorite author, but unfortunately not a new favorite book. There was so much going for this book, but in the end I am still battling over how many stars it deserves.

I really don't know how to explain any of this without spoiling the book. So beware, there might be mild spoilers below. It was a high-quality, well-written regency romance. There were parts that truly sparkled and at one point I was sure it was going to make it to the top.

There was an unmistakable aura
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TJ
Sep 15, 2010 TJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In terms of writing ability and talent, Judith McNaught will always be a 5 star for me. Her gift for drawing the reader into the very emotions of the characters is amazing! As is her ability to reveal all the layers of the soul, bit by bit until discovery and redemption are not only found but felt.

As with all things, with great gifts come great responsibilities, however. If we, the readers, are drawn into the heart of a tortured soul, we need also be allowed to experience the process of redempti
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Shawna
Jan 07, 2015 Shawna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of angsty historical/regency romance & tortured, cold heroes
3 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

This is my first McNaught read and it certainly twisted my emotions. I admired the heroine’s kindness, strength, and fortitude, but the hero was an utter, unforgivable ass. Yes, he suffered a horribly abusive childhood, a manipulative first wife, and agonizing grief, and for that I understood his cynical, detached coldness. But Jason’s continual abominable treatment of Victoria and the repeated misunderstandings were exasperating and exhausting, and he just n
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Daniella
Jan 21, 2016 Daniella rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*breathes in*
*breathes out*
Oh, boy. Hate me all you want, but this story was utter bullshit to me.

(Note: Emphasis on the "me" part, people. Before you slit my wrists and burn me at the stake, I want to make it clear that this is based on how I feel about the story. My opinions do not invalidate yours, so if you can't tolerate negative comments about this book, by all means don't read this review.)

Manipulation. RAPE. Cheating. Verbal abuse. Violence. These are definitely elements of a great ro
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Karen
Sep 13, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
5 STARS
OH... HOW I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!


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And yet another masterpiece of historical romance. And what an emotional roller coaster ride it was. The passion and the angst are just dripping from every page. I was completely sucked into the story from beginning to end. These books… words cannot express my love for them.

“Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you can be happy with someone who doesn’t love you.

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Victoria Seaton was born and raised in Portage, New York in the early 1800’s. She was orph
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Duchess Nicole
No one is more surprised than I that I didn't LOVE this book like the other McNaught books I've read. The relationship between Jason and Victoria just rubbed me wrong. I didn't like Jason as a "hero". His past was alluded to for a large part of the story, but not spelled out until the end. By that time, I was convinced that he was such an ass that nothing about the events leading up to his relationship with Victoria were going to change my mind. Just because you had a rough childhood doesn't giv ...more
Zeek
Once and Always is an earlier release for Judith McNaught and though I know I've read it before it's been so long, I had forgotten all about it. Because of this, it felt brand new again. Re-reading Once and Always was such a pleasure, because it still holds up- after all these years- and it packs a powerful emotional punch. (Although, I must admit, probably not so much now as compared to back in the day, because so many authors have copied her style.)

Jason Fielding, embittered by a marriage gone
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Sophie ♥
Jul 14, 2013 Sophie ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical romance readers, JM fans
***Revised Version of Earlier Review***

Rate: 5+ stars

This is my second Judith McNaught book and I loved it just as much as I loved the first. After reading one of her contemporary romantic suspense novels and now one of her historicals, I have to say I'm blown away by the talent she has for switching between genres so beautifully. Usually an author's style of writing limits them to a certain genre and when they try to change genres it usually isn't that effortless... but wow. Judith McNaught i
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Carissa
Nov 23, 2015 Carissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fav-books
I simply loved it!!!
Shari Kay
3.75

I have so many feelings about this book: nostalgia...anger...disappointment...heartache...happiness...longing.

First let me say this is a reread for me. I have super fond memories of this book, as I do about all McNaught's HR's, but was afraid to reread it. Afraid I wouldn't feel the same about a book I haven't read in over a decade. I knew it was one of the books she wrote that my now older self may have major problems with. So I went into this read with a lot of trepidation. I wanted to lo
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MBR
Judith McNaught is one of the most revered authors in the romance genre, and with good reason. Her books have turned many a romantic soul into romance readers, giving them all something to dream, sigh and moon over. I have read all the published works by Judith McNaught to-date and loved almost each and every single one of them. I have revisited the books that I consider my favorites many a time. Most of those re-reads took place before I established my blog in 2009. So here goes, a review for O ...more
Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Ivana Azap
Mar 21, 2016 Ivana Azap rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second reading on 2016/03/21

Read it again, cried again, laughed again, fell in love again.. How is she doing that?!!! :D

First reading on 2015/12/16
I've found a potentially new favorite author, and fortunately a new good book - this book of Mrs. McNaught made me want to read rest of her books (but I will have to be satisfied with the one that I have ;)).

Update: having had a day to think about it, the book is definitely growing on me, so I gave it a 5 star; still wished there had been more closure
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Katharina
Jan 21, 2016 Katharina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, regency, love
Update: having had a week to think about it, the book is definitely growing on me, so I added a star to my rating; still wished there had been more closure.

I am not sure with this one- I liked it, no surprises there, it's a McNaught after all and I adore her books, but something didn't feel quite right for me.

I finished the book feeling that something was amiss.
That feeling started to really surface at about 3/4 into the book- there were some loose ends here and there and it seemed that in ord
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Rachel
Jun 17, 2011 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Raine
Found this paperback treasure under my bed and decided to read it since it was a slow day at work and I'm working from home today. I haven't read it years, but I still love it! I had given it a 5 star rating when I first put it on my GR account and I wouldn't change it for the world.

I am now for the most part reading romance erotica, but I still love to go back and re-read these wonderful books. Some of these older books with little or no explicit sex are still such a treasure. For these author
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Amber
Sep 22, 2015 Amber rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I've been finished with this book for a few days now. I just wanted to give myself time to mull it over before deciding on my rating. The truth of the matter is, I didn't like this book...not until about 85%...and for a book to be just NOT GOOD for 85%, that's just too much.

I will warn you that this review will contain some mild spoilers...or just spoilers that I'm not going to mark, but if you want to read why I would stay away from this story, read on. You've been warned.

So first, I will sa
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Anisashraf
Once and always, one of the best novels I read. I love reading this novel, again and again I read it. Judith Mcnaught's novel has a strong attraction to get the reader's attention.

Victoria was a good daughter because of a single scene between her father and mother, she felt upset. She always thinks her mommy and her father was a lovely couple, but they don't.

“I was a fool! Loving someone who doesn’t love you is hell! Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you can be happy with someone who does
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Michelle
I loved this book! Victoria was so compassionate and giving; all she wanted in life was to have someone to love and be loved in return. When Victoria’s parents died she was shipped to England under the care of Charles Fielding who had plans of his own to see that Victoria marry his illegitimate son, Jason (whom he claims as his nephew). Jason was not too thrilled when his father announced to the ton his engagement to Victoria. But he decided to let the ton believe there was an engagement so that ...more
Taryn at My Secret Romance
There isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said about this book. It has been out since 1987, you see. So I'm sure it will not come as a surprise to you when I say this was a beautifully written magnificent novel. Judith shines once again in this heartbreaking story of love, deceit, and redemption. I can't wait to read another book by her. It was exactly what I love in a romance novel!

Like the last few books I've read by this author, I will include my favorite parts of this book- but at
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Lucy
Dec 11, 2014 Lucy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars I think....

This was so hard to rate. It was well written and I was fully immersed into the story but the "hero", Jason, was problematic for me. He wasn't redeemed for me. I actually found myself wishing Victoria had dumped Jason and left with Andrew back to America. Yes, I know this is a historical romance, so I shouldn't view it with my modern day glasses but it was still hard to get past (view spoiler)
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Princess
I hated the hero. Their relationship was such a mess. They just kept going in circles over and over and, you guessed it, over again! Once was fine, you need to build your story. Twice, acceptable, but then again, again, again... *throws book through the room*

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Lelyana
Jul 24, 2013 Lelyana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: twist, cheating, rape
I used my rapid reading knowledge to read this one.
I got the point, and obviously I DO NOT like the whole book.

Every rose has its thorn...and also MacNaught's story telling...I love most af her books, but not this one.

Lets see ...

The hero was a rapist (he raped his wife twice !), with no regret for his brutal action!

The hero slept with his mistress after he raped his wife, and spending some nights in public and in private with her !

He had never ever apologized of his ACTION with his mistress to
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Mei
Jul 14, 2014 Mei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I must admit that when I read Ms. McNaught's stories I feel like I'm 6 years old again and my mother is telling me my favorit fairy-tales: all sighs and stars in my eyes!

Her way of writing is so incredibly poetic and so powerful in its simplicity that I'm awed!

The story is pure romance in a style that reminded me of Gone With The Wind: almost epic.

Jason and Victoria together are fantastic in their love-war. Jason is a fantastic ass, while Victoria is pure flame! WOW!!!

I enjoyed immensely this bo
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“(...)Did she really tell Roddy Carstairs she could outshoot him with his own pistol?"
"No," Jason said dryly. "She told him that if he made one more improper advance to her, she would shoot him- and if she missed, she would turn Wolf loose on him. And if Wolf didn't finish the job, she had every faith I would." Jason chuckled and shook his head. "It's the first time I've been nominated for the role of hero. I was a little crushed, however, to be second choice after the dog.”
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