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Stand and Deliver

3.06  ·  Rating details ·  96 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
A tale of dark, dangerous highwaymen and the man they take captive.

When Lucien Mayer, 14th Earl of Ravensberry is taken hostage by a gang of highwaymen, he is drawn to the damaged, reclusive Ambrosius and the dangerous, brooding Dante. Torn between escaping and satisfying his body's needs, his life will never be the same again.

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ebook, 102 pages
Published October 12th 2009 by Total-e-Bound (first published 2009)
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2.5 hearts

Lucien seemed to have it all, on the outside. But he's lonely and tired of his mundane life. Lucky for him he gets kidnapped by some highwaymen!

Wait. Huh?

Lucien gets kidnapped and instead of planning escape, he pops a boner.

First off, the kidnapping scene was very confusing to me. There was a lot of "the man with the green eyes" or "the man with the dark eyes" going on and I couldn't keep track of who was who. I had Dante and Ambrosius mixed up for the longest time, and this is a short
Elisa Rolle
This is actually a book that won me over in time and not from the first pages as usually a book does. I'm very much the reader that, if at page 5 is not yet taken by the book, goes back to the blurb to see if I missed something, than read the last page, maybe the before the last page (I know, I know, shoot me on the place!) and then, if nothing else happens, I close it and open another one. No friends, I'm not such a martyr to finish a book I don't like, and so I don't post of book I don't like ...more
Serena Yates
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, historical
Talk about complicated relationships! It is one thing to have a captor/captive dynamic in this tale about Lucien, a bored and lonely earl, and the highwaymen who take him prisoner. Based on the book’s blurb, I expected that much. But then, as the story develops, it becomes clear there is far more going on underneath the surface than I expected. Between Dante, the cruel, cold leader who seems to have it in for Lucien, and Ambrosius, the man Lucien begins to fall for, there is not just heated lust ...more
May 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-historical
Oh dear, I thought. Another kidnap/rape-non con turns to love story. However it turns out that it’s not quite as predictable as I imagined and that was a nice surprise.

The cover is quite nice. Frilly shirt: check. Moonlight and a castle: check. Not a bad cover at all.

The length is only 34,000 words, though – even though Total e-bound Publishing call it a novel. I wouldn’t call that size anything but a novella, so pay your £2.99 knowing the length.

Lucien is travelling the London to Nottingham roa
Nile Princess
Ok, another book that I almost abandoned. An earl gets robbed by some highway men and, much to their amusement, he decides to fight back. In the midst of the struggles, he rips off the scarf that conceals one of the highway man's face which means that he should be killed, but because the robber is attracted to him, he takes him with them. Right, sounded good.

This was another story that was bogged down with sex. Apart from that, we have the hemming and hawwing over Ambrosius's attraction to the e
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Okay I want to start this review of by saying this is not really a menage m/m/m book. There is one scene when they are all
together otherwise it was just one main couple at the end. I could go into all the things I did not like and liked but this was such a short book I would end up giving away a whole bunch of spoilers then. So I will just say I liked Ambrosias and Lucien together and did not like Dante at all. The way Dante was with everyone was so mean... The way he implied taking Lucien by fo
Nisie draws
Feb 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
ugh. All the explicit sex couldn't save this from bad writing, bad characterization and a dull plotline. Who would think a book about a fancy earl getting kidnapped and having sex with sexy highwaymen would be dull? Also there's only so many times you can read the phrase "the other" or "the highwayman" without cringing inside.
Jul 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Lucien Mayer, Earl of Ravensberry, is held up at gun point and robbed by four highwaymen. When he challenges one of the highwaymen to a fight, he ends up as their captive. As a captive, Lucien finds himself grows intense feelings for two of the highwaymen -- the sarcastic-coldhearted Dante and the reserved-angsty Ambrosius (whom just lost the love of his life six months previously). He falls for Ambrosius at the same time drives lust for Dante.

This is dark and complicated love as its best. I don
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Everyone knows the dangers of night travel. Too many of the wealthy and prestigious have been robbed and killed by the highwaymen known as the Dark Knights. Lucien knows just how deadly they are. He is the Earl of Ravensberry a man that lost his parents to these devils on horseback. Leaving a card game with a purse full of coin and well into his cups he discovers that they are willing to take more than riches, sometimes the robbers take the robbed.
A little bit of Stockholm Syndrome meets an alm
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Stand and Deliver by Scarlet Blackwell
This is the first time I’ve read Scarlet Blackwell. I wasn’t sure going into this what to expect but I’m glad I chose to start with Stand and Deliver.
It’s on the historical side. The year isn’t mentioned but through description I gather it’s maybe late 1800’s. Lucien is kidnapped one evening by 4 highwaymen. Dante, the leader of the gang, is massively complex. I hated him, then liked him, then was confused by him, and ending it all with feeling bad for him.
Ruthie Taylor
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

Reminding me immediately of the Adam and the Ants song, I could not resist this book - and I was really pleased with what was a fun frolic back in time. Lucien is a rather sad and lonely man who is catapulted into a den of highwaymen, and finds himself ... in a most delectable and decadent manner. Very enjoyable, down and dirty as well as somehow deep and meaningful. Not one to usually read much historical romance, this
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Lucien seemed to be thinking with his privates MOST of the time. I don't think sexual attraction would've been (or should've been) his first thought after being robbed, beaten, and kidnapped. He tries to seduce one of his kidnappers while he still has his own blood in his hair. His train of thought while being robbed should've been further explored--why would he have chased after the robbers? Confronted them? Pulled off a mask? Did he have a death wish? Was it frustration? Leftover anger from hi ...more
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
* I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review. This novel was previously published and has been revised and re-released. *

I'm not sure that I should have enjoyed this book as much as I did, but it was so fun and delightful that it was the literary equivalent of eating an entire bag of candy in one sitting. Healthy? Nope! A well-deserved treat? Oh heck yes!

(First things first, the summary on the Pride Publishing website has a pretty serious typo, which is gl
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Blogger Girls

This story would make a great porn flick. I am not usually interested in books that are mostly sex with just a side dish of plot and characterization, nor do I like historicals. However, this one got me at the right time. I even found myself humming Stand and Deliver, by Adam Ant, while I was reading, like I said, right place at the right time.

A historical sex-fest involving highwaymen and a bored-to-tears nobleman. I admit I was a little taken aback by how harsh Dante was, and
May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting and complex story revolving around a gang of highwaymen and their emotional interactions throughout the gang.

The gang consists of four men and soon encompasses Lucian as well. Lucian is kidnapped after a botched robbery and taken to their hideout. He soon becomes like an insecure and untrusted fifth member as emotions run high amongst the three main characters. These include Ambrosius, the heartbroken and sensitive one, Dante, the misunderstood and sarcastic one, and Luc
Zane Kage
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5
3.5 stars
At first it was OK. I read the first three chapters then I give up. The story made me frustrated.
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