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Cry For Passion

(The Men and Women's Club #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  350 ratings  ·  44 reviews
A brand-new, intensely erotic romance from a USA Today bestselling author known for her "sizzling"(Booklist) novels.

Married twelve years to a man who does not desire her, Rose Clarring is dying of loneliness. She seeks the help of renowned barrister Jack Lodoun to challenge English Parliament and win her a divorce. Cynical and haunted by personal tragedy, Jack will only t
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Berkley (first published February 2nd 2009)
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Feb 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: keeper, victorian-era
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Jill Dunlop
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
Cry for Passion is the second book in Robin Schone's Men and Women's Club Series. Rose Clarring seeks out Jack Lodoun to help her divorce her husband of twelve years. Jack refuses to aid her in a divorce, because the law does not support it. Jack and Rose begin an affair to ease their loneliness and grief and guilt. What began as passion quickly turns to love.

Cry for Passion was a most unusual book, in that it seemed like it had a split-personality disorder. The first half of the book was writt
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it
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Rose Clarring's husband is sterile and she will never be able to give him the child he wants. And truthfully, she doesn't want children. She wants to be wanted for more than her birthing abilities and she can't live with a man who can only love her if she bears him a child.

Twelve long, lonely years of her life she has spent with one man who has no true desire for her. Rose's new mission in life is to find real passion. As a first step, Rose joins a controversial
I just LOVE Robin Schone's books. She writes much like Thea Devine, whom I also adore. This is a sequel to "Scandalous Lovers". Jack Loudon, the prosecuting attorney in that story, resigns his position as Attorney General. He has lost several cases to Barrister James Whitcox, up to then with a perfect record. As he walks out of the courthouse, one of the witnesses in the case, Rose Clarring, stops him, pleading for help in trying to divorce her husband.

Rose is a member of the Men and Women's Cl
Book 3 (if you count the short story in anthology) in The Men and Women's Club. Loved it. This book is about Rose Clarring wanting to divorce her husband, but the law does not allow it. She asks Jack Lodoun for help (who was the prosecutor in Scandalous Lovers.
Apr 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! This book provides keen insight into the marital "rights" of women in England during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Warning: Hot Sex
Another great read from one of my favorite authors!
Jun 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Good Book---great author
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of the top ten stories I have read in my life - fascinating, profound, heartbreaking, and real.
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I need a cigarette…phew!

Ok, so this book was chocolate cake. Dense and rich. The kind that sticks to the spoon and you have to wash down with cold milk (or red wine in my case).


Alright, I have gathered my thoughts...kinda. Not really. Anyway, you really need to be in the right head space to read a Robin Schone book. You have to be able to concentrate and shut the world out. Robin’s books are heavy. Fair warning.

This book was what I would call a sad love story- you can’t have the love wi
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is SO frustrating that Nook only offers a few of this author’s books!!

Enjoyed this book but I wish I could have read the first two books of the series...Nook is seriously pushing me to another type of e-reader:(
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wept. I laid in my bed and wept over this book. It is wonderful.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Men and Women's Club books are really eye opening. Such a strong female character that let nothing stand in her way to get what she wanted.
Cherie Clark
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Started reading with reservations like the book is a little difficult at times but still I would give it about a 4 rating. I will read more of her books. ☆☆♡♡☆☆☆☆☆
C Joy
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Well, that was heavy.

This is another quality read from Robin Schone that tells a woman's story, coupled with issues still relevant today - women's right to suffrage, empowerment, equality, and adultery. This is not the type of adultery that shall be condemned though, Rose was driven to it.

Rose and her husband, Jonathon (who makes little appearance) love each other, but since contracting the mumps, Jonathon became sterile, shattering his dreams of having a big family. He saw rose as someone to gi
Jun 11, 2010 rated it liked it
This was a strange book, but interesting in some ways. I kept asking myself why I was reading it, and yet something about it made it hard for me to leave it unfinished. The dialog was choppy, reading almost like a play or poem instead of a novel. There were a lot of questions and statements followed by one word responses. The metaphors used in the book to describe sexual parts were strange, verging more on the poetic. I like poetic at times, but in this book I felt it was overdone.

There was act
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Robin Schone has a knack for writing about unusual heroes and heroines involved in unusual situations, both personal and romantic. And this, the last of The Men and Women's Club series, is no exception.

But as Cry for Passion went on, the unusual aspects of Jack's and Rose's lives served less to invest me in their emotions, fears, and cares and more to distance me from them. While they possessed distinct personalities and hopes and needs at the beginning of the book, all ripe with potential, by t
La La
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a really emotional read for me. The heroine loves her husband, but ever since he contracted mumps that made him sterile he no longer touches her. Now that she realizes that she has a passionless marriage she has decided to seek the hero, a prominent barrister, to help her get a divorce. On her quest to gain her freedom from her marriage she starts a torrid affair with the barrister that leads to betrayal and death.

Throughout this book I rooted for the hero and heroine. The heroine wante
I do love Robin Schone as an author . Though this is not one of my favorite books of hers. There is great passion, great sex, intelligent writing, depth to the characters which is what I love about Robin's writings. This story was terribly sad though and honestly a little confusing at moments. I would have to reread something to see who this prospective was from. And suddenly in chapter 25 we see for the 1st time the husbands point of view even though we have already encountered other lesser cha ...more
Shannon Adamson
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback
Another historical romance under my belt. I'm starting to like them, but they take me longer to read.. Anyway, this story wasn't bad at all. I combined the need for love and passion, as well as the women's rights issues back in the 1800's London.

I found it ironic that the two main characters were named Jack and Rose (Titanic anybody?!?!??!). Jack sounds like a HOT man!

It just makes me glad of the rights women have now days. I do not think I could handle living back then when I know what I know
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well, this is not the bodice-ripping romance I thought it was....and it really gets one thinking about the appalling situation of women's rights, or lack thereof, in the not-so-distant past.

I have read some of Ms. Schone's other works, but this one was quite different and very political. I guess I will investigate the other installments in the Men's & Women's Club series.

Not your run of the mill romance. Quite a bit more explicit, written in very abrupt, short prose. An interesting style, but if
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Due to the sleazy cover, I expected the typical bodice-ripper, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Granted, there are a lot of steamy scenes, but Robin Schone's ability to tell this story,
which is based on an actual court case in Victorian England in which a woman was actually abducted by her husband when she decided she no longer wanted to be with him and he had the LEGAL right to do so, was an interesting read.
Highly recommended for those readers who prefer more 'grit' in their hi
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-mystery
This was a beautifully written account of how love can hurt. And still win out in the end. Since it was written about a time in history when women virtually had no rights, I am truly thankful for those who fought, and lost everything, so that we can now take them for granted. Perhaps it would be better if we still had to fight a little harder, so we appreciated those that came before us. Somehow the struggle for equal pay doesn't equate with what these women went through and lost.
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fascinating insight into womens' rights, or should we say lack of. Gutsy Rose sets out to divorce her husband and soon discovers no easy feat.
When you get past the hot sex between Rose and Jack, I really enjoyed how the story developed. Two lonely people trying to deal with misfortune and
lonliness in their lives.
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This was different to love novels I usually read, more realistic I think as it deals with adultery and porn as part of life and the double standards of society in regards to women and men and their roles. Unthinkable nowadays that women used to belong to men, not being on the same level in a relationship. It is not a book to escape from daily life (too realistic) but it is a good read.
Dec 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2009, erotica
The book premise is great. The double standard in being able to getting a divorce in England.

The delivery unfortunately reads very clinical and cold. I finished the book but did not vested in the characters at any time.
Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic-romance
Read so closely after "Scandalous Lovers," this book becomes redundant and annoying. Not to mention the cold relationship between the protagonists and the clinical, rather than erotic, personal encounters.
Cardyn Brooks
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cry For Passion is a lushly written, poignant story about two heartbroken people. Like all R.S. stories, this one spotlights adults who have been romantically and sexually disappointed by life. It's not feel-good erotica, but it is compelling in its sadness.
Apr 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom
Schone's books are about real people (abeit regency) in anguish. Interesting reading about separation vs divorce, and Rose and Jack (and Jonathan)'s situation.
Aug 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
Usually I really like Schone's writing, but this didn't resonate with me at all. I found it really difficult to get into the story.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Schone is the recipient of the Romantic Times 2008 Career Lifetime Achievement Award for Most Innovative Historical Romances. She is published in thirteen countries, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain. Scandalous Lovers (Kensington Brava 2007) was chosen by RUSQ (Reference & User Services Quarterly, the official journal of the Refere ...more

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