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Patience (Passion Quartet #2)

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  1,704 Ratings  ·  186 Reviews
A woman called Patience.
A desire that would put her name—and love—to the test.

Known for her exceptional beauty, Patience Emmalina Dare has been pursued by admirers ever since coming of age. But as suitor after suitor fails to inspire her love, or her desire, she is certain she will never find a man who touches her deeply. Until a passionate kiss with an enigmatic man awak
ebook, 368 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Berkley Books (first published 2010)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5 intense, controversial, powerful stars!

Those of you who have read Passion know that most people either loved it or hated it, and the same holds true for Patience. I fall into the “love it” camp and will not apologize nor feel ashamed for doing so. The language and sexuality are just as raw and edgy in Patience as they were in Passion, so if you were hoping for a tamer book, you’ll be disappointed. I, however, loved it!

A woman called Patience.

A desire that would put her name—and l
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

** 2,5-3 “rotten peaches” STARS **

“Then I am Pluto, god of the underworld, and I want you. I shall steal you away and hide you in my shadow. I shall chain you to my side and demand your submission. I shall take everything from you and, in the doing, give you everything you desire. (…) And you – YOU SHALL LIGHT MY DARK WORLD.

“Patience” Emmalina Dare, a lady of exceptional beauty and intelligence, has a quite long list of male admirers that spin around her at every public event, bu
Feb 27, 2010 Auntee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic historicals
This was a kind of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde book for me. On one hand you have a traditional, well-written romantic historical with a decent plot, which I truly enjoyed. On the other hand, you have a smutty, sometimes vulgar historical erotica--which at first I thought was kind of hot.:) But after reading page after page of how to have sex without actual penetration, I was rolling my eyes (his "boiling" cods! her "gushing" quim!), shaking my head (the porntastic, acrobatic upside down oral sex scene), ...more
Tammy Walton Grant
Jul 13, 2010 Tammy Walton Grant rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tammy by: erotica fans, NOT straight historical romance fans

So here is what I think is the set up for the story.

Matthew is devastated after his "bastardy" is exposed by his mother (nice lady, to be sure) who writes a letter to the London Times. The ton snubs him, friends desert him, his fiancee dumps him and his business interests are threatened with failure. Patience is his new sister-in-law. He yearns for her, but thinks he must regain his standing and set some wrongs to right before she can be his.

I'm no
Feb 19, 2009 Verity rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fanz of H/H blessed w/ John Holmes' ding-a-ling & resilient channels
“I read but I snoreth…..”
Incoherent, Blasphemous Song of Verity 5.4

After getting a glimpse (the 1st 63 pages) & quitting it a week ago, I forced myself to resume this excruciatingly painful read. @ times I had this weird grin plastered on my face. My enflamed senses wept from the ensuing hilarity, triggered by the steady rivulets of inane dialogues & extremely purple prose. As the twilight approached, I thought the veins on my hands were turning more purple, from reading the sketchy mar
Mar 02, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As I read Patience, a few things stood out for me:

The virginal heroine Patience has an interesting family trait: thick, distended nipples. She's also is skilled at giving fellatio because when she and her sisters where little girls, they spotted one of their maids "servicing" their butler. From that educational viewing, they decided to grab some cucumbers from their family's garden and practice their sucking techniques. Patience becomes so good at "servicing" cucumbers that she soon wins the, "v
OK, I had a hard time deciding what to rate this book, that's why it took me so long to write this review. I have just recently reread Passion and LOVED it very much even the second time around. I was wanting to get my hands on Patience badly after waiting 5 years for the book. Those of you who know my tastes in books know that I like my books steamy hot. I'd rather read romantica than erotica though.

I must say that I don't care too much for submission/ domination and pain for pleasure type of
Cyn Mistress Kitty
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As you can see, I have not given this book any *'s and if I could, I would give negative *'s. IMHO this book was so bad that after reading hundreds of books, this book has the distinction of being the only one I could not finish.
I had an idea about the theme before I even started but I felt I could keep an open mind. I tried, really I tried to be understanding and I have read other books that deal wi
Maureen Feeney
Apr 09, 2010 Maureen Feeney rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, erotic
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My feelings about this book are so divided, there were parts that I loved and unfortunately parts that I could not get past and could not understand. So because I have such feelings that are on opposite sides of the spectrum I am rating this book 3 stars.

What I loved...

Matt was immediately attracted to Patience when they first met in Passion and he was very intrigued by her. If you read Passion then you know that at the time he was engaged to another woman.

I thought the storyline was unique...
Dec 26, 2009 Samantha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, historical
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Jenny Rebecca
I read "Passion" about 4 years ago, while searching for really good smutty romance. I immediately fell in love with it. After reading romance for almost 20 years, it's amazing to find a romance author that can surprise you, and surprise me Lisa Valdez did.

Yesterday, Lisa surprised me again.

I'm not a huge fan of the the dom/submissive genre. I can dip a toe in, but I get bored with the endless spankings, and the nipple clamps, and the 'shut up and do as I say'

I'd also read all the rumors of why
Mar 14, 2010 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-read
I wanted to love this really really wanted to. I thought Matthew was so sweet and brotherly in Passions.

I was prepared for him to be broken and lost from his ex fiances casting off and his newly found bastardness. I was not at all prepared for his bedroom activities.

I am not a fan of BSDM and while I tried not to let this effect my reading and rating it has.

I felt almost like I was reading two different books. Nothing flowed for me. I just couldn't shake off the sex scenes and it effected my
Apr 18, 2010 Tina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, z2010-reads
I toyed with not even acknowledging that I read this book so annoyed by it that I was. But I am finishing a 144 books for the year challenge, so I am including it.

I read Valdez's previous book Passion. And while I thought the sex scenes were badly (and often hilariously) written, I thought the story was great. I thought Passion and Mark's love for each other and their longing to be together was a nice counterweight to the execrable sex scenes. So it made that book, if not a hit out the ball park
This is a book most people will either love or hate. I'm probably one of the few who falls somewhere in between. If you like the Pain/Pleasure aspect of a relationship you'll probably like this book, but if you don't you probably won't like it. Lisa uses words like C@nt and F@ck quite frequently so if you like authors who use flowery terms and dance around other words you may not like this book. Matthew is a domineering and controlling sort when it comes to the bedroom scenes. I almost feel the ...more
3.5 stars
PATIENCE is the story of two strong-willed, independent creatures that have each been betrayed by those whom they trustingly gave their hearts only to be found lacking. Now, having brutally learned their lesson, neither is interested in repeating their previous pain but thankfully there's an undeniable pull that draws these two fated beings together. And once in each others arms, their well fortified walls begin crumble as if so much dust.

An incomparable beauty, Patience Emmalina Dare is coveted
Lynsey A
Sorry to say I didn't love this one as I did the first book in this series. Again, I just am not into the bdsm but wanted to finally give this book a try.

It wasn't just that which made me not enjoy the story. If it is well done enough I would still enjoy the book. I honestly didn't care all that much for Patience. I can't put my finger on what I didn't like about her but I wasn't drawn to her character.

As to Matthew, I truly loved him in the first book and was sad to read how bitter and vengefu
Annabel Joseph
Aug 10, 2010 Annabel Joseph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, historical
Well, I had to read this book because of all the chatter about it. I thought this author hit the D/s aspect spot on. Matthew's talks to Patience about submitting were all spectacular. That was all done very well and I got very hot and bothered at many points in this book. Aside from that, there was a great storyline as well. With that said, I'm not sure someone who wasn't into D/s would "get" this book as deeply as someone who is. I really GOT INTO IT. Bravo to Ms. Valdez for nailing that dynami ...more
Oct 04, 2015 Çisem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
İlki kadar beğenmesem de yine de sevdim bunu da. Matt'in ilk kitaptaki halini düşünüyorum da bu kitaptaki halleri fenaydı :D İlk kitaptaki aşkı bunda çok hissedemesem de yine de beğendim ben.
4.5 Stars!

What worked for me:
1. I loved how hero was possessive and obsessive with heroine.
2. Their chemistry, and the fact that no one was pushing away anyone. They had this awareness about each other.
3. Made me curious about other books in the series.
4. Steam level. (view spoiler) I think I never expected for historical romance to have th
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 08, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I love an old school romance. I love heaving bosoms and throbbing man parts and dictatorial men and shy, and slightly too silly to live heroines. And when I read Passion by Lisa Valdez, I remember thinking, “This romance is old school, in a really good way.” So, when Mandi emailed to say she had Valdez’s long awaited second book in the series, Patience, I immediately emailed to offer my services for a review.

Patience is sister to Passion, the heroine of the first book. She met Ma
Nov 18, 2015 Bubu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awful, hr
I'm not an expert on the BDSM genre at all, never read 50 shades or anything like it. I'm simply not into this whole dominant/submissive stuff at all. The difficulty I have with it in novels I read and which delved deeper into it, is that I'm never quite sure if the participants are truly equal or not. It's probably a hard thing to pull off for an author.

Whatever floats your boat, I guess. However, what really put me off is that at no stage of their relationship did I have the feeling that Patie
Jun 08, 2013 •Anna• rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy
Il mio nome è Passion iniziava con una sveltina, Nessuna più di te con uno, tale Matthew, che ha un erezione incontrollabile solo a guardare 'sta tizia, Patience, vista si e no tre volte in vita sua, mentre si aggira per il palazzo.

Non si può negare che la Valdez entri subito nel vivo dell'erezio... ehm azione.

Patience a 15 anni aveva un maestro di violoncello che l'ha "mollata" subito dopo aver scoperto che mentre suonava gli lanciava sguardi d'amore, dicendole che la cosa lo ripugnava. "Amore
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Apr 06, 2010 Bookaholics rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been awaiting the release of Lisa Valdez's second novel, "Patience" for so long! Ironically, I became a little impatient because I loved her debut novel, "Passion" so much. It contained all the elements of romance that I look for: strong/lovable characters, dialog that flows naturally, and sexy romantic elements. "Patience" delivers on all these elements and deserves all 5 stars. Both these books are among my all time favorite romance novels.

This story takes place immediately after Matthe
Öncelikle bu kitapla ilgili görüşlerimi açıkliyim. Ne kadar 18 ibaresi konulsada bu kitap biraz +21 civarı için uygun görülünebilicek bir kitap. 18 inde ne kadar olgun olsada biri bunu kolay bir şekilde kaldıramıcaktır. Kitabı merakla bekledik ve okuduk... ama bulduğumuz sonuç karşılıklı iki insanın sadistlikten veya sadistliğe maruz kalmaktan hoşlanması, çeşitli şekilde beyni yıkanıp bir seks kölesi haline getirilmesi! Ve daha bir çok şey. Kitap bir aşk kitabı olsada içeriğin yolundan saptırılm ...more
May 19, 2010 Crista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star, historical, series, hot
I didn't get this one.

Maybe it's because after such a long wait and so much anticipation...Patience couldn't live up to my expectations. Maybe it's because I don't really understand the "pleasure" of submission, domination, masochistic, and sadistic tendencies. Maybe it's because I was expecting something so different. Maybe it's a little bit of all these things. I just didn't get it.

What I loved about Lisa Valdez's first novel Passion was that although it pushed some of my limits, I absolutel
Mar 01, 2010 Zeek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Geezooie where to go with this review…

People have been rather hard on this book, and I can see why, but, once I finally took the time to get into it, I found I rather liked it.

Patience and Matthew have had a thing for each other for quite a bit- and now that Matthew’s less than exalted birth circumstances have been exposed and his fickle fiancé has dumped him, he’s determined to finally get a piece of the woman who has captivated his attention for so long.

Patience knows she should stay far away
Dikkat +25 uyarısı !(yorum için değil kitap için :D)
Vallah kitap bitti ama beni de bitirdi onu söyleyeyim ! Ne biçim bir kitaptı diyesim var.Tabii şimdi ne biçim bir kitaptı diyorsun ve neden 4 verirsin diye de sora bilirsiniz ama bazı yerlerini düşünmezsek gayet de güzel okuttu kendini.İtiraf edeyim okumaya başladığımda hiç de BDSM olayına gireceğimizi ummamıştım.Sadece bir historicaldir diye safça bir kanıya varmıştım ki Primrose-un ön okumasını okuduktan sonra böyle bir düşünceye sahip olduğu
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“My Sleeping Beauty ~ I kissed you, but you did not wake. I find this strange for I know I am your prince.” 19 likes
“Patience--"It's just that you needn't have gone to all the trouble." Matthew--"Trouble? What trouble is that, Patience?" His eyes dropped to her mouth. "Don't you see? You're no trouble to me." He lifted his gaze back to hers. "And even if you were, I would go to the ends of the earth to be troubled by you.” 17 likes
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