Promesa audaz: Saga Montgomery
First, the "hero" is a total dick, who is obsessed with some evil blonde slut and doesn't recognize that he is her puppet. He fails to recognize the evil in the bitch and totally mistreats the heroine, his wife, because of said slut.
The heroine just wants his love and approval, which he constantly denies.
She is physically and psychologically abused. She ends up pregnant and risks her life and the life of her unborn child to save him, going to the house of ...more
I don’t know how I gave this book 4 stars before. Granted, the overall story is elaborate and entertaining to read but I really wanted to bash the ASSHOLE HERO with a brick. Make that a pile of bricks.
+ Awesome side characters
+ Rich and well-researched story
+ Asshole hero?
It’s a weird math equation but that’s how much I HATED the hero Gavin.
(view spoiler)[Strike one: Slaps and rapes the heroine on their wedding night
This is my ...more
Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a young girl called Stacey. On a day like any other, she was walking through her local shopping centre doing a little browsing. What does she see before her, but a magical *BARGAIN BIN* announcing *4 PAPERBACKS FOR $10.00*. Well, Stacey, she was a remarkably canny young lady and had saved all her spare dollars for a day like that day. She looked into the barrel and her eyes lit up. Gleaming, silky covers ...more
I'm really trying to resist having a rant about this book. I've heard much about this author and being a lover of historical romances I'm not sure how I've not read anything by her before, needless to say this is my first and last book by her.
Gavin Montgomery is in love with Alice Valence their secret meetings cannot go on, marriage is what he wants to the beautiful and doe eyed Alice. But what Gavin doesn't realise is that she has no intention of marrying him, she wants a ...more
Just to keep it realistic, no woman, especially a virgin, can be raped then made love to by the same man no less and feel above the clouds in love with the guy. I think the female body and mind works differently in ...more
All in all, still an enjoyable medieval romance featuring four Montgomery Brothers with the spotlight on the oldest brother, Gavin, and his new bride, Judith.
This is an older HR, first published I think in 1981. The version for my re-read was a re-issue in 1991 and includes (view spoiler)[a scene of ...more
The very best thing about this novel is that Alice the OW gets her face disfigured by hot oil. The irony of that situation is that ...more
First, a little background: I read this book back in high school and loved it to fervent death. It was my first experience with a proper romance (other than Harlequin Presents) and I fell in love with this epic tale involving knights and ladies and all sorts of sprawling medieval goodness. I was in heaven. Jude Deveraux became my hero and I declared romance my favourite genre. I pulled out pencil and paper and began to write my very first novel (which sucked of ...more
The characters are wonderfully crafted. I have read others reviews and I have to say-- I have no problem with Gavin. I enjoyed his character immensely. His ...more
Maybe it is a phase thing, recently I have found most of the reads to be kind of blah. But let me say this: a book that has the lead characters having great sex (and marital rape no less) before the book hit 18%, while the hero was in love with another woman and our heroine fell in and out of love with the hero all within 2 days. What ...more
Plus, it really is cute to have a stone-hearted man sing a ...more
The Velvet Promise is about the Montgomery brothers, 4 in total, and I can see from the way they were characterized I will want to read all of their stories. Gavin the oldest Montgomery, he...more
I'm actually prepared to let the rape go as part of bodice-ripper/historical accuracy/misjudged plot point/whatever. Don't get me wrong; I'm not thrilled by it, but I can understand the context/era and keep reading the story so long as it there is something else in the narrative that's worth it.
This book is compelling in many ways. It has an excellently sociopathic antagonist (I DO love my weaponized-femininity villains), a vividly drawn world full of castles and knights, and a ...more
But i still liked it and i'll read the next one too .
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She began writing in 1976, and published her first ...more