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For the Roses by Julie Garwood
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Sep 28, 2011

did not like it

I really enjoyed the first half of this story. However, it was very disturbing to to me that when Rose becomes afraid during her first sexual encounter with Harrison in the bunk house that HE HOLDS HER DOWN until she stops struggling. In this century we call that not consensual sex, or rape. Then the next night Rose is actually telling him that he's hurting her, and does he stop? NO! That's a serious problem. I think the author and Harrison use two excuses for him to ignore her obvious "NO" 1) She's a virgin so the first time having sex HAS TO BE PAINFUL, and 2) She's going to enjoy sex once Harrison once she's gets passed the pain. Which is typically not true,most women DO NOT orgasm their first time.

It's not okay to force your partner into doing anything they're not comfortable with or are actively saying "NO" to.

In summary, Rape isn't sexy.
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