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Never Call It Love

3.31  ·  Rating Details ·  139 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A blazing love that was born in smoldering hate.
When beautiful young Elizabeth Montlow lost her innocence it was not on a night of romantic dreams. It was in an act of savage violence by a man seeking vengeance.

Yet from this brutal beginning came an all-consuming passion that would take Elizabeth from the sheltered eighteenth-century English countryside to a lonely manor i
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Paperback, 348 pages
Published December 5th 1978 by Signet (first published December 1st 1978)
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Karla
I'm glad I was cautioned before I read this that it wasn't a straight-up bodice ripper - or even a typical romance - because I probably ended up enjoying it more than I would have. It's not a "nice" book - and I would daresay that it's difficult to like any of the characters. (Well, maybe one - but his story doesn't end too happily. Like, at all.)

The story: Patrick Stanhope, Irish baronet, is waiting for his ward Anne Reardon to show up and sign a marriage contract with the groom's family. She n
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Fre06 Begum
Mar 17, 2016 Fre06 Begum rated it did not like it
Shelves: awfyl
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Tutti Dolci
Don't you just hate it when a cover is so way off from the actual content of a book that it almost seems misleading? Grrr.

Well, that's one of my pet peeves (yeah, it's probably rather petty, but eh). Anyway, the couple on this cover looks nothing like the characters in the story. In fact, the heroine has dark hair and gray eyes. There never was a red haired woman in this book, except for a young girl who dies right at the beginning.

Upon further scrutiny (and after having read the entire thing),
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Twiggy
The other reviews are right when they describe this as more of an adventure/survival story as opposed to a traditional romance.

The story starts off with the rape and death of Sir Patrick Stanford's ward at the hands of Christopher Montlow and friends. Christopher makes a get away to his mother and sister's home outside of London. He fabricates a story saying that he was with a well known courtesan at the time of the rape and assault but asks his mother and sister Elizabeth to say that he was hom
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JadedlilFecker


Never Call It Love
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Warning: Never call Never Call It Love, love, OK? Don't fixate and presume this is a conveniently complex romance. It's not. I was previously prepared by other reviews to not mistake that and I'd be set. So, what aspects of the novel encouraged a 4+ rating on my part?

Sometimes in romance, or historical fiction, or even bodice rippers--you have this chaotic two paired up who are the least compatible people in mind for a HEA. Eventually that pair resolves their Prin
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Noelle
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LuvGirl
3.5 stars. If you want to *FEEL* then you should read this book! It has got to be one of the most frustrating books I have ever read! If you cannot abide cheating in your romance then this book is not for you. The hero is an unapologetic cheat who does some really unforgivable things to the heroine, and he is unrepentant until the very end. The angst in this book is sometimes intolerable and many times I wanted to throw it in the ocean, but could not let go since my eyes was glued to the pages w ...more
Mystikfire
Oct 21, 2012 Mystikfire rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-keepers
I really wanted to read this book for about 4 months and finally bought it for more than it was worth on Amazon. I love the book, but to me it felt way too rushed and should have been written longer. I still gave it a five star reading because I loved the characters and the passion in the book but sadly I wished it was slower, instead of weeks moving fast.
BRNTerri
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Melissa
Aug 07, 2015 Melissa rated it it was ok
The beginning of the book was really interesting. I really thought the book was going to be character-centered and full of emotional drama but alas. It was not. The author did a brain fart somewhere in the middle and decided she needed action where there really was no need or requirement. You're walking near the beaches of Ireland and suddenly you find yourself in the middle of the ocean trying to escape evil Englishmen. What the fck??

The last 50-60 pages served no purpose than to alleviate an a
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Consuela Rossetto
Sep 27, 2015 Consuela Rossetto rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-storico
Un romance storico scritto molto bene, uno scorcio della storia politica dal 1778.
La protagonista assoluta di questo romanzo è Elizabeth Montlow, una giovane dell'antica nobiltà inglese che a causa di un crimine commesso dal fratello subisce la vendetta di sir Patrick.
Costretta al matrimonio abbandona la sua vita sicura e rassicurante e viene trascinata dal marito prima in Irlanda, poi in seguito al fallimento di un complotto, di cui sir Patrick era a capo contro la corona inglese, nelle Indie o
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Bookworm
Aug 13, 2016 Bookworm rated it really liked it
I liked the book more than I thought that I would. Not recommended for those who feel uncomfortable with rape scenes for its very much real and unlike most bodice rippers the heroine does not enjoy it. I liked the heroine who for a change is not an impulsive ninny and loyal to those she loves. The hero comes off as distant and I really liked him though his passion for Ireland annoyed me in the end. Overall a very nice read.
Hanife
Jan 09, 2013 Hanife marked it as considering-to-read
Süper! Şimdiden entrikanın yoğun tadını alabiliyorum .:P - Buda bir bağımlının söyleyeceği şey değil de nedir? -
Sash
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Stellah Mwangi rated it it was ok
May 26, 2016
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Hanmom rated it it was ok
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Susan d larsen rated it it was amazing
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Mrs Emma
Mrs Emma rated it did not like it
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Ashley
Ashley rated it really liked it
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Lorrane Gloriya
Jun 17, 2016 Lorrane Gloriya rated it liked it
It was a fine story but character Patrik was wierd.
Fabiola
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