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Buddy Reads > Caress and Conquer by Connie Mason

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Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Bookluva28 & I have started a Buddy Read of that notorious bodice ripper gem...



If you have it on hand to pick up and read along with us, welcome! And if you've already read it, please chime in with your thoughts. This is one I've been wanting to read for quite a while. :D


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Tracyk | 109 comments I read this one a good few years ago - loved it. Hero & his mistress b*

Even though the poor heroine was put through the mill it speaks for the time period it has Love hate jealousy - this book wrung all emotions from me "

BRILL READ


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
I think it's going to be a roller coaster ride. Already enjoying it mightily. :D


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Mermarie | 956 comments Mod
I'm already part way through The Silver Devil, I'm not sure if I can juggle two emotional upheavals. lol Although I was tempted to read Sweet, Savage, Love and Stormfire at once, to see how crazypants I'd be afterwards. Lol


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Steve AND Sean? You wouldn't survive. :D


BookLuva28 | 63 comments I'm afraid Jemma is going to be my favorite character throughout this book. I can't help being reminded of Mammy from Gone With The Wind with Jemma's introduction. Lol


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Haha! Same here!

I've only read one other Connie Mason in my life, and I've realized that she really is one smutty writer. It's like cluster bombs.


BookLuva28 | 63 comments Lol I never read Connie Mason. So, ur breaking me in with the cluster bombs. :p


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Mermarie | 956 comments Mod
Cluster webs of insanity! *Spiderman fist pump*


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Getting back to this one...Amanda & Tony have to be the dumbest hero and heroine ever. Usually one or the other is a total idiot, but not both. Very impressive. :D


BookLuva28 | 63 comments They really can be. I love that the story reads like a bad soap. Nathan and Francis seem to be the only ones with some common sense at this point in the story.


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
It definitely reads like a bad soap, the story tripping along from commercial break to commercial break. :D Captured by Indians! Letty arrives! No word from Tony! Re-captured by Indians! Locked in a slave cabin with a randy slave! Rescue! HEA! Letty's back! And so on. Each one could be done with a dramatic close-up and a music sting. :D


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Mermarie | 956 comments Mod
Karla (Mossy Love Grotto) wrote: "Getting back to this one...Amanda & Tony have to be the dumbest hero and heroine ever. Usually one or the other is a total idiot, but not both. Very impressive. :D"

Oh my, I've not had the pleasure of the two for one. Lol

Wait, I read a novella the other day, I MUST share it. I was DYING...hysterical. I believe there's a scene, where the hero is almost kneeling.. WHHYYYYY won't she love me? Wailing at the sky.

To Court, Capture and Conquer


It's a quick read. Brighten your day with absurdity. ;D


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
That sounds so wretchedly woobie-emo. :P


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BookLuva28 | 63 comments That scene with Buck, "the giant" slave was provactive. Not forgetting Letty's horny/ curious gaze over his well muscled body, and ample attributes. I can just imagine how steamy those plantation porn books are that Ms. Mason may have borrowed from. Lol


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
That entire scene had me about 99% positive that Connie was a fan of the Mandingo series. LOL As am I! :D Having Buck refer to a baby as a "sucker" was a Kyle Onstott alarm bell, but I haven't read other plantation porn books to know if other authors used that term as well. They'd have copied Onstott on it anyway, since he was one of the first.

The last half of the book really delivered on Teh Crazy.


BookLuva28 | 63 comments It definitely was crazy! Especially the unexpected turn of events and the somewhat predictable whodunit in the end. I haven't read many bodice-rippers or HRs but, Caress and Conquer was full of entertaining and degistable WTFery! :D


Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Letty came back like the zombie you think you've killed, but then it rears up screaming at the last second. She simply wouldn't die.


BookLuva28 | 63 comments What was outrageous and somewhat amusing to me was how every male character wanted to kill her! Lol


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Mermarie | 956 comments Mod
BookLuva28 wrote: "What was outrageous and somewhat amusing to me was how every male character wanted to kill her! Lol"

See, that does it for me. I need my hero to loathe the heroine so deeply(indirectly or directly), and it all turn into something more tangible. :D

I'm as weird as feck. :| Lol


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