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The Prize by Julie Garwood
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Jun 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 1000-to-1100-historical-romance
Read from June 03 to 05, 2011

So, first off, I do not think I am a big fan of Julie Garwood's story heroes. Sure they cut a nice figure and have their imperfections that make them - somewhat - human, but they aren't men that I fall in love with, as I am wont to do when I read these books.

At one point, I wanted to kick Royce in his big, overbearing balls. At several points, actually.

To counter...

Julie Garwood writes a CAPTIVATING heroine. Nicholaa is just flipping rad. She deflects 3 or 4 separate attacks from the invading Normans on her crumbling keep, and her home. She uses a sling, and can wield it with pin-point accuracy. She has a keen mind and a sharp wit. And I just love her.

Our happy couple did work out the problems they were facing. At times I had to go back and read over some of the weird conversations they'd had... They seemed to flip directions so often, I was somewhat confused in these moments.

Otherwise, it was a good book. I was rooting HARD for Nicholaa to mess up Baron Royce's firm/staid/stodgy plans.
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Reading Progress

06/03/2011 page 102
25.0% "HaHAAA!! Checkmate."
06/05/2011 page 266
65.0% "Are all Julie Garwood's heroes going to be like this? I'm finding it very hard to love this guy. He's overbearing, and right now, I really want to kick him in his overbearing balls. Seriously. I'm mad at this guy. I would NOT be able to live with this man. Someone would have to die." 2 comments
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Kiki I think that's her point with her stories. I've read many (my mom loves her and when I was poor, I read anything I could) and all the men seem to have that flaw that you really don't like much. But her ladies... Oh my good lord above, I LOVE her women! THEY are why I read the books.

To defend her a little, the men she writes about are raised in those times where they are the law really. They honestly ruled their households, and there was little say for or by the women. Women were treated almost like cattle. If you read The Bride, the men jokingly say the women come after their horses and I think sheep. But it's the women that make her books awesome. And I've said too much lol!

Maddux That's very true about women treated as such, and I should remember that.. but this guy just rubbed me the wrong way at times. Everything else about him was all right...

BTW, I love comments talking about these books. You can never say too mcuh.

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