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Cry For Passion

(The Men and Women's Club #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  40 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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Apr 27, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a book you're going to want to read if you read and enjoyed Scandalous Lovers. Even though I liked this book, I enjoyed it less than Scandalous Lovers. For much of the story I was bewildered about these two lovers who shared more intimacy and kindness between each other than they had with their former partners whom they declared they had loved. All this went on while they continued to deny that they loved each other. Their lovemaking sometimes seemed more clinical than romantic, but stil ...more
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
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robin Schone es una de mis escritoras favoritas.
Este libro me agotó por momentos y lo dejaba, pero volvía porque la trama me mantuvo en vilo hasta el final. La química entre Jack y Rose me gustó y no, y la controversia del adulterio me produjo lo mismo. Los paralelismos y comparaciones me deprimieron de a ratos y sin embargo eso es lo que hace que un libro para mí sea memorable, que me haga pensar y se cuele en mi vida fuera de los momentos que destino a la lectura.
Ella escribiendo es impecabl
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!
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 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Good Book---great author
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.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wept. I laid in my bed and wept over this book. It is wonderful.
Elisa Vangelisti
Aug 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abbandonato
Quest’autrice è osannata dai più come abile narratrice di romance storici ad alto tasso erotico, ma io non ho la pazienza di leggerla. Trovo le sue trame tetre, gotiche, meste e dispersive. Non riesco mai a focalizzarmi sulla storia, non riesco a capire bene i fatti che descrive né che collegamento hanno fra loro. Ci provo e ci riprovo, ma leggerla per me è una grande fatica. E visto che oggi non sto neanche tanto bene, decido che è meglio che lasci Robin ai suoi lettori e mi conceda qualcosa di ...more
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
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Amarilli Settantatre
Secondo romanzo dedicato alle vicende dei membri del Club degli uomini e delle donne, nella Londra di fine ‘800, dove le donne sono ancora prive dei diritti fondamentali e completamente assoggettate alla tutela legale del marito.

Jack Lodoun, che negli “Amanti dello Scandalo” era il nemico giurato di James, nonché l’amante di sua moglie, viene incaricato da Rose Clarring, proprio una delle donne del club che lui ha cercato di distruggere, di ottenere per lei il divorzio da un marito sterile che,
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
Es un libro sencillo y rápido de leer. Trata la historia de amor entre Rose, una mujer casada y Jack su abogado. Ella quiere divorciarse de un hombre al que supuestamente ama, pero no soporta ver su tristeza por no poder darle hijos. Jack es su abogado, a pesar de que conseguir su divorcio para la época es prácticamente imposible.
Se supone que trata una historia de amor, pero sencillamente yo tuve que buscar el amor con lupa. La relación es sexual, no hablan de amor hasta el final del libro, pe
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
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
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
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
No soy muy aficionada a Robin Schone, mucho menos a su estilo literario, sin embargo éste libro se ha ganado las cinco estrellas de mi parte porque tiene algo que lo hace muy diferente y es la forma en que la autora expone la situación de las mujeres de la época georgiana.
Me gusta mucho cuando los autores quieren lograr más que solo una historia entretenida, y sin duda Robin en esta novela lo ha logrado.
Es impotencia del sexo femenino que tanto caracteriza la época antigua, ese sexismo que aún e
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, bu
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.
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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 Re ...more

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