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The Courage to Love by Samantha Kane
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bookshelves: audiobook, reviewed, so-bad-it-s-funny, onebook, historical-romance, erotica
Read from November 09 to 10, 2013

**2 stars for plot and one additional star for unintentional humor.**

Whispersync, you'll be the death of me.

I've had this book on my TBR for almost two years so when it came out in audio, I decided to get it - for some reason, it's always easier for me to listen than to read. I was expecting the plot to be a bit out there but it surpassed even my higher expectations. I confess I laughed a lot.

Tony and Jason found during the war that they needed each other to be "complete" (!) - they are not lovers but since then, they share every woman. They've been in love with Kate for years and when they find out she's free, they swoop in to propose marriage. Kate also loved them both but after a horrible experience, she cannot trust men. But Tony and Jason won't give in and immediately they decide to "woo" her (just imagine what the wooing entails.)

Kate goes with one excuse after the other as to why she can't marry them. For a while, she insists that being with her will damage their reputation, like being in an open poly-amorous relationship is normal. Note to the author: being gay in those days was illegal so even if they weren't having sex with each other (and you know they were going to), people would have assumed they were! If I'd been Jason's heir presumptive, I'd have accuse him of sodomy just to get the title.

The prose was both maudlin and prurient. The dialogue was nothing to talk about but during the love scenes, they were straight out of a porn flick - - the word f*ck was just repeated over and over. Some quotes which had me giggling non-stop:

"These tears are magic, my love. You have shed for love of us, and in so doing you have bound us to you for all eternity." (snort)

"His self-satisfied smirk, much to Tony's amazement, actually made him burn hotter to be possessed by this arrogant stallion." (double snort)

Graphic quote...so I'm putting in spoilers! (view spoiler) (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just re-reading this makes me laugh.)

The narration was adequate and I was comfortable listening at 1.5x. I thought this was going to be it with me and this series but the next book in the series is narrated by a guy - I listened to the sample and I'm now really tempted. Anyhow, I'll try not to give in to temptation, because I'm sure the next book will much of the same.
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Susan (susayq ~) I had to giggle at those quotes :)

D.G. LOL! I knew it couldn't be only me. ;)

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