Rating: 5 Stars. First read: 2009 (manuscript, raw unedited version) Available on: literotica.com and eroticarepublic https://www.literotica.com/s/the-tRating: 5 Stars. First read: 2009 (manuscript, raw unedited version) Available on: literotica.com and eroticarepublic https://www.literotica.com/s/the-talo... Warning: (view spoiler)[there is rape by the hero and hero gets other men to rape the heroine after he took her virginity. But after that, she is only intimate with the hero and no one else. (hide spoiler)] He does however begin to redeem himself, from this unforgivable act. But is it too late? Love triangle: Yes. OW but not OM. Jerk hero scale (1-10): 15 Redeemable hero: Yes (IMO) Sum up the hero in 3 words: anti-hero, JERK and idiot. Happily ever after?: That's down for you to decide, whether or not the ending was a HEA or not.
I would have to say that this is Talyis Ellison's (TalyisBagley) best work. The story is so beautifully written, all throughout the novel, I cried and my chest ached. I first read this story when it was posted on literotica and checked almost everyday to see if the author had posted a new chapter, thankfully Miss Ellison frequently posted chapters, so it took less than a year to finish this book! Wish I could say the same for some literotica.com writers, who take three or more years to finish a story.
It is a TWISTED (and I do mean capital and bold) love story that will tug at your heartstrings. It is full of angst, pain and it will bring out some strong emotions in you, like no book has. The story can be found for free here: Talons of a Dark Heart
The hero Novak is not like many heroes you have probably read. He is- dare I say it, an anti hero who is out for revenge and retribution. His actions will be the deciding factor whether or not you love the story. For me, it's love. For you, it might be hate. His heart is dark and its talons will cut you deeply.
If anyone would like a copy of Lamentations of a Dark Heart (a short sequel/ poem/ lamentation to this), please message me and I can email it to you.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I had started this book, as it was already in my 'to read' folder since early 2011. I never suspected that I would've aRating: 5 stars. August 8, 2015
I had started this book, as it was already in my 'to read' folder since early 2011. I never suspected that I would've already read it, although the plot and characters sounded familiar, the plots where tropes that was overly done in many historical romance books I've read.
It was only after having read 25% of the book that I was sure I've already read it before. Now skimming through the ending, I can confirm that yes, I had read it! I estimate 2012-2013.
So, here is the actual review. Our heroine Samantha, is probably all my favourite historical heroine of all. She is a smart, nerdy wallflower, who is an awkward turtle, especially in social situations! She is absolutely loveable, funny and perfect for our hero, the 'Brief Thief', aka Eric. A hero who is not a jerk alpha male and not a complete beta male, but well balanced mix of the two.
Both of them had perfect chemistry, that started off not by lust or desire, but respect and friendship. A rarity in many of the romance books I frequently read. This book will make you giggle! I remember laughing my head off at how OTT our heroine's mother was.
It was definitely an enjoyable read. I enjoyed it when I first read it (between 2011-2013) and I have enjoyed skimming and rereading it (August, 09, 2015). I will be going back to reread this properly now, so if you'll excuse me. :P
Progress (August 8, 2015) I'm starting to think that I have already read this. This part "In fact, Samantha and Hubert’s secret name for Mama was Cricket because she emitted a series of high-pitched chirps just before she “fainted”—always artistically —onto one of the many settees scattered strategically about the Briggeham home.”
Triggered a memory, especially with the mother strategically fainting in setees. Perhaps maybe it was from a Lisa Kleypas novel, or something similar, but I think I've already read this! Especially because this has been on my 'waiting list' since 2011, there's a high chance I've read it. Regardless, I shall soldier on! ...more
I loved this even more than Husband Trap. I have a weakness for heroine who is an ugly duckling turning into a swan. I especially haveRating: 5 stars.
I loved this even more than Husband Trap. I have a weakness for heroine who is an ugly duckling turning into a swan. I especially have an even bigger weakness for wallflowers who have yet to bloom, which is probably why I loved Violet and Eliza. Don't know why I waited for a long time to read this book. Probably because 'The Wife Trap' had put me off from reading this. ...more
I had been stalking Elizabeth Elliott's website ever since I finished her book 'The Warlord'. I'm so glad she's returned after such a long hiatus withI had been stalking Elizabeth Elliott's website ever since I finished her book 'The Warlord'. I'm so glad she's returned after such a long hiatus with this book! Sometimes I feel that the book did drag on a little bit too much, but I'm just glad that Elizabeth Elliott back. Hoping that she'd release a new book soon!...more