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The Maiden Bride by Rexanne Becnel
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Mar 17, 12

bookshelves: 2012-reads, historical-romance, romance
Read from March 16 to 17, 2012

"Jim, how can you not like historicals?"

"I just don't like the genre. I think it's all the 'I'm the man and you have no choice in anything you do' thing. Or maybe I just tend to hate rape books."

"I finished one that I think you will like. You should give it a shot."

"Is the heroine a simpering idiot?"

"No, she's strong and brave."

"Is there any rape?"

"Not in the bodice ripping sense, no."

"Okay I'll try it."

And thus I was committed. And I'm paraphrasing here a conversation I tend to have about three or four times a year. So how did this one measure up?

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Hi, my name is Linnae de Valcourt. I am the younger of a pair of identical twins. Ever since my birth my grandmother has hated me. She always thought the yonger twin was evil and should be murdered at birth. Fortunately, I wasn't murdered. But I was treated horribly for all my life. Then, our castle is sacked and my sister is to be betrothed to our family's nemesis. I of course am offered in her stead. I of course go by my sister's name and sacrifice my virtue to my my new husband. Again. and again. turns out I actually rather enjoy doing my wifely duties. of course it's all predicated on on a bunch of lies and deceptions. put on top of that a whole heaping helping of 'woe is me' and I still didn't like the book.

not a one star read but certainly not doing another one of these for at least several months.
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