By Design Medieval #2 kindle ✓ eBook 9780553587739 ☆ Madeline Hunter

eBook By Design Medieval #2

By Design Medieval #2 kindle ✓ eBook 9780553587739 ☆ Madeline Hunter ☆ Bound by honorThe moment Rhys saw the stunning young woman selling her exuisitely crafted pottery in the marketplace he was captivated But the wealthy freemason would never have guessed that just a few days later a misundersD destroyed her world When Rhys meets with her employer to buy pottery and buys her instead Joan is furious She vows to resist falling under the spell of the handsome imposing Rhys But she finds that her resolve uickly softens when tempted by Rhys's powerful charms and she can only hope to find a way to avoid surrendering to her potent desir 3 Stars

ePub é By Design Medieval #2 ò Madeline Hunter

Bound by honorThe moment Rhys saw the stunning young woman selling her exuisitely crafted pottery in the marketplace he was captivated But the wealthy freemason would never have guessed that just a few days later a misunderstanding would land Joan in the town stocks and he would become her unlikely savior After the grueling ordeal Rhys tender 35 I came across Hunter for her Regency novels but whenever I find a new to me romance author whose work I admire I like to go back and read her oeuvre from start to finish so I'm in the midst of reading a bunch of Medieval romances Hunter is a strong writer and her books are deeply imbued with the history of the periods of which she writes After reading three of her Medieval books though I'm starting to feel that her early work is rather old fashioned not uite Old Skool but perhaps Middle Skool if I can build on a coined phrase? Her heroes don't abuse the heroines and the often dominating ways they treat the heroines can certainly be chalked up to the time period in which the novels are set But each romance arc seems the same despite the differences in plot of each book hero and heroine feel mutual sexual attraction the heroine resists then ends up submitting to her desire The heroine's resistance makes sense plot wise; there is always a compelling plot reason why the heroine cannot be with the hero It's the repetition of the same plot pattern that makes me feel these books are somewhat old fashioned A great author writes different romance arcs as well as different plotsThe repetition struck me especially hard after reading this book because the plot depends so much on the woman in peril trope for its emotional charge Like Gothic literature much Old Skool romance depends on the woman's body being endangered to draw in its readers and I'm not so fond of that trope I must admit I also wondered about the author's decision to let us think and let the heroine think that she had killed her abuser but then take that away by making the bad guy come back from the grave so that the hero can kill him off insteadI did like the slight nuance she gave to the villain or at least to the heroine's insight about the villainI'll be interested to see how long it takes Hunter to give up the trope of woman in perilwoman who must resist the man's desire or if she truly never gives it up and I just didn't notice it as much in her recent Regency work as I read through the rest of her novels

Madeline Hunter ò By Design Medieval #2 book

By Design Medieval #2Ly cares for Joan's bruised body and her bruised pride Yet he longs to do much to satisfy the fire that sparks between the pair the moment they are aloneRhys could not have known that Joan once enjoyed a privileged life She'd had no choice but to become an indentured servant but she is determined to avenge the crimes that ruined her family an I'm feeling ashamed that I do not like this because every single one of my GR friends has rated it with 4 stars or above I have tried and tried but I cannot bring myself to like the heroine at all And the only thing that's progressed in the first 125 pages of the book is the politics Other than that it's a repetition of push and shove back they're attracted instantly he pushes her to accept it she shoves him back And again And again And againBut perhaps I'm just in a bad mood because I have trouble finishing the book I picked up after this one as well Who knows