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Therapy of Love dRes the hero s heart I know Io Really now this has to stop I sense a pattern in Guhrke s books that I Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism don t uite like itoesn t matter which book I read first because it s bad in any book and fact is she repeats these things in most her books First of all Girl only gets noticed when she refuses guy for some reason andor gets pretty like she was totally ugly in the first place Really It s the most cliche of cliches Don t get me wrong I like cliches I even like Cinderella prettified cliches and I have no ualms about heroines who stand up for themselves Problem is they have to be fantastically and believably written otherwise they just fall flat and I hate em Sorry Guhrke you re flat perhaps not flat as a pancake flat but you re pushing it pretty hard It was Museum Activism dreadful to peel back the characters and find that all there was between them was physical beauty and lust not much Oh it sells itself as love and all thateeper stuff and maybe it passes for a bit but there s nothing much there afterwardsSecond point of contention The main guy candy always just toes the line between jackass and not jackass Not like not jackass is even a compliment it simply means the guy isn t a jackass rather than the guy is a Narcissistic Mothers dreamboat Whileoing this the guy has the nerve to act as if he isn t in the wrongisn t a jackassis the top of the worldthe woman s gotta love him really who wouldn t It s like the guys start off blind to their faults and end up even so because at the end of the book he always comes off as justifiably getting the girl Not sure how to Falling For A Kingpin describe this better but Dear LLG heroes piss off I m finding that Ion t like any of youThird thing that I m slightly uncomfortable with the heroinesthey certainly have a facade of resistance But it s just that a facade and it s flimsy horrible and Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature degrading Look they even admit it they can t resist him and blah blah blah even though he s a mean bastard and blah blah blah And then they pretend to argue with the hero and blah blah blah and then they fall in his arms and it s all beautifulblah blah blah Why Whyo I even bother If this trope is to be used it is to be milked properly for all its angstydramaticromantic worth Oh certainly I understand not being able to resist TallDarkandHandsome but write it convincingly please Ultimately resistance may be futile and we know it to be so but must it be so The Social Rebellion dreadfully weak resistance Make that man work for it I say It s not good enough until he begs because he s been areadful jackass Worse because he Best African American Essays 2010 doesn t think he s a jackass Oy it s just a circle of annoyances all around Look I finished the book I read every page I m usually a nice reviewer I usually give what a book is worth I love my smutty regencies as well as anyone and I certainly LOVE Kleypas Wallflowers Sebastian so I feel very cheated by this read which has been touted as for people who love Lord Sebastian and Evie No Urgh Ion t even know why I m so worked up by it because it s pretty much the standard of regencysmut these Navigating The Seven Seas days but after I put itown I felt a very niggling feeling to write a scathing review instead of an average one Perhaps you might want to give this book a try and if it The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA doesn t work for you like itidn t for me then skip the rest of the Guhrke novels and move on DNF 24% No ratingThis is a case of It s me not you I hate DNF ing a book and this is a particularly painful one knowing how much my friends loved itI William Wells Brown: An African American Life d been enjoying this book up until this Daphne accustomed all her life toesperately thin ragged Arabs who looked far older than their years had never seen anything uite like the Duke of Tre It was made clear that she and her father had spent their winter months in Rome thus she must have met other men from a The Alien Surrogate different culture Besides I simply can t believe that in the 24 years of her life she hasn t come across at least one Arab whoidn t look The Changing Face of African Literature / Les nouveaux visages de la litterature africaine. (Cross/Cultures) desperately thin and ragged And here we have the handsomeashing English De lautre côté de la machine. Voyage dune scientifique au pays des algorithmes duke as airect comparisonHad I read this book when it was published in 2004 I would have probably simply rolled my eyes and moved on If only we idn t live in the This Was Good This Is The First was good This is the FIRST THAT I VE READ BY LAURA LEE GUHRKE that I ve read by Laura Lee Guhrke it won t be the last I really enjoyed her writing and characterizationBoth main characters in Guilty Pleasures were wrote wellAnthony Courtland the Duke of Tre is the typical overbearing conceited and cynical Duke He oesn t want to marry for love Sams Teach Yourself Data Structures and Algorithms in 24 Hours due to what happened to his parents marriageDaphne Wade is a smart orphaned and independent young lady who has a huge infatuation in the beginning of the book for the Duke of Treue to working on his excavation site She knows excavation and archaeology information from her Dad and she s one of the best in the business Both of her parents have passed away and she s alone in the worldI really loved this character Daphne made this book for me And I loved it when she was no longer infatuated with the conceited and charming Duke of TreThe witty ialogue between Anthony and Daphne was wonderfulI read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen when I was a young girl and since then historical romance has always been a guilty love of mineI love great ialogue between smart characters steamy love scenes and been a guilty love of mineI love great Strong at the Broken Places Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse dialogue between smart characters steamy love scenes and great overall plot to the storyIf a story has at least those three things I m going to love it and Guilty Pleasures had it in spades4 stars 45 stars Guilty Pleasures was an absolutelyelightful read just like all the other times I ve read it Having reread And Then He Kissed Her recently one of my all time favorite historical romances I noticed much this time around the similarities between the two books They both feature often overlooked heroines who are always very much in control of themselves and their South African Young Adult Literature in English, 2000-2014 desires and who work in unusual female employment under male bosses who have heretofore ignored them when it comes to anything other than business and even then the heroines have kind of just been there seen asiligent worker bees than actual human beingsOne of the things that Guhrke Baby Peter LEGACY OF ABUSE does so well in both these books is that sheoesn t have an ugly Shards of Glass - A Little Girls Journey Back into Her World of Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse duckling heroine who isressed in pretty clothes gets a haircut and turns into a beautiful swan at whose feet the hero then falls In this aspect both women remain throughout the book the women they essentially were at the beginning but how the men view them changes The heroes are awakened basically jolted into realizing that what they assumed was wrong and that they had Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America dismissedoverlooked them when they shouldn t haveOf course through Daphne s relationship with Anthony and Emma s relationship with Harry both women also have their own set of changes They idealizedworshiped and generalizedstereotyped respectively their bosses and through their respective relationships they begin to actually see the man beneath the facade very human and having both virtues and vices As Anthony and Harry s views change Daphne and Emma also gain confidence and learn toemand from others their Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms dueRECOMMENDATIONS1 And Then He Kissed Her Girl Bachelor Series Book 1 by Laura Lee Guhrke 5 stars2 Dreaming of You Gamblers of Craven s Book 2 by Lisa Kleypas 5 stars3 One Kiss From You Switching Places Book 2 by Christina Dodd 5 stars4 Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran 5 stars5 Love in the Afternoon The Hathaways Book 5 by Lisa Kleypas 5 stars6 The Proposition by Judith Ivory 5 stars7 Romancing Mister Bridgerton Bridgerton Series Book 4 by Julia uinn 5 stars8 Seven Secrets of Seduction by Anne Mallory 45 stars9 Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake Book 1 by Sarah Maclean 45 stars 5 stars Historical RomanceThis is aelightful entertaining feel good romance about a Plain Jane antiuities restorer who secretly lustsloves her boss Anthony the Geographies of Learning: Theory and Practice, Activism and Performance dashing Duke of Tre and finally manages to turn his cynical conceited head her way and twist his emotions in the process when she up and uits after overhearing his crushing unpleasant personal appraisal It s a charming fun and uplifting read that will have you cheering when Anthony finally begins to see Daphne for the swan and treasure that she truly is 5 star. 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Guilty PleasuresThank God for the older HRI enjoyed very very much this book and this storyI was cheering for the heroine like crazy She took a bad situation and turned it against the hero who in the beginning was a real assAnd she Ormus Modern Day Alchemy didn t change her mind even when the hero started changing WOW Talk about the uglyuckling LOLThe hero an arrogant man as only a The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale duke can be as we all know from oureep knowledge of these behaviours is bewildered but such an incredibly Lo pienso bien y lo digo mal daring and irrespectable behaviour Howare she refuse him Him A The Illustrated Anthology of Sorcery, Magic, and Alchemy duke Where the world is goingAnd so their little war startsIt was excellent to see how she thwarted his every attampt to lure blackmail barter her to stay and finish her job She s so so so great at thatExcellent book that everybody who loves HR should read This book had the honour of being the recipient of the Romantic Times Award for Best European Historical Romance of 2004 It was also the first book I read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it established her as a firm favourite of mine and over the years I have read and loved many of her booksI adore Daphne because it is easier to relate to someone who is plain wears spectacles and by the standards of the time is firmly on the shelf at the age of twenty four She had an unconventional upbringing having lived and worked abroad all her life assisting her father Sir Henry Wade one of the foremost Roman antiuarians in the world on his excavations After her fatheries suddenly she is left all alone unwanted by her mother s family in England and virtually penniless Her Love, Immortal (Alchemy, decision to travel to England and take her father s place shows real courage and I also love her response when Anthony uestions her suitability for the position I am theaughter of Sir Henry Wade and he was the best I was trained by him and now that he is gone there is no one ualified for this post than IAnthony is arrogant inconsiderate selfish and in typical Lego DC Super Heroes ducal fashion expects to be obeyed without uestion and whenever he wants anything particularlyifficult or unreasonable one he can be persuasively charming His cynical attitude to love and marriage oes not sit well with his sister Viola but Anthony is adamant that he intends to marry someone who will make no emotional Renaissance Emerge Series demands on himIid admire him for the sympathetic way he treats his estate workers who are unable to pay their rent and for his etermination that the museum should be for everyone not just the wealthyIt wasn t hard to believe that a uiet shy young woman like Daphne who had spent all her life around excavations without any social interactions would evelop an infatuation for someone like Anthony I really felt her heartbreak when she hears his From a Whisper to a Shout derogatory comments but I admired the way she refuses to wallow in self pity She has always tried to please other people first her father and then Anthony but now she isetermined to Alt 10 Retrospect Prospect decide her own future and enjoy life with encouragement from Anthony s sister Viola who has offered to introduce Daphne into societyExpecting everyone to cow tow to his every command I enjoyed seeing Anthony s outraged reaction when Daphne tells him she is resigning and his usual coolness and self possession totallyeserts him And I love the way she stands up to him and is not afraid to speak her mind You may be a Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom duke but you are not the sun around which the world revolves In fact you are uite the opposite for you are the most selfish man I have I have ever known Now Anthony must find a way to persuade Daphne to stay long enough to finish his project It was fun watching the various bargains Anthony contrives to gain extra time from Daphne verbaluels midnight Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals dances kisses and the camaraderie thatevelops between them as they Reading Contemporary African American Literature dance flirt and laugh together seems so believable Their witty repartee was enjoyable too Contrary to certain reports I have been known to be kind on occasion Laugh lines appeared at the corners of his eyes though heid not smile But I confess I am not being kind just now Yes I know and it is not going to work He tried to look innocent What is not going to work This blatant attempt to trick me into staying with charm and and other such tactics I know you are far too intelligent to be fooled by charm or trickery Miss Wade Can we not just say I am using the only weapon I have Persuasion Temptation If I can tempt you with the fruits of my garden of Eden you might stay I with the fruits of my garden of Eden you might stay I Ms Guhrke for not transforming Daphne into some ravishing beauty She remains the same person she always was but Anthony begins to see the real Daphne beneath the Southern African Literature: An Introduction drab clothes tight bun and spectacles a woman who is intelligent funny tender hearted and passionateIt is clear that the circumstances surrounding Anthony s father seath and having to shoulder the burden of Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre ducaluties at such a tender age have had a profound effect on him and have clearly shaped him into the man he has become Having seen first hand the tragic conseuences of love he has always been master of his emotions never letting his heart rule his head until Daphne comes into his life I love how he uses the language of flowers to court her his etermination not to give up and how he finally opens up his heart to DaphneThere is such a charmimg ending which left me with a lovely warm glow What oes a Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours duchesso exactly He took a step toward her Love the American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture duke Love him with all the passion she hides within her love him each and everyay of her life MY VERDICT I still love this book as much as I BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) did the first time of reading it Aelightful entertaining and romantic love story which I can highly recommend Guilty series click on the book covers for etails This review was first posted on the Rakes and Rascals blog Overall an enjoyable read Miss Daphne Wade works for the Duke of Tre restoring antiuities from a Roman site She fancies herself in Love With Anthony The Duke He Of with Anthony the Duke He of barely sees her She overhears him talking about her to his sister and is horrified by what she hearsShe ecides to leave his employment but he tells her she cannot He is a Duke for goodness sake and always gets his own way Well now Miss Wade will make sure that this time you might just not get your own wayI enjoyed their story and how Anthony came to realise that he Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook did need love in his life and heid need Miss Daphne WadeI also liked how Daphne s appearance idn t alter She idn t suddenly become beautiful She was pretty in her own way but not outrageously beautiful I am re reading all my 5 star rated romance novels There are 60 on my shelf This is book 13 Tropes Boss and Employee WallflowerSpinster Unreuited Love Enemies to Lovers Starched hero gets Unstarched This is how my 13th re read held up With that horrible bun she wears and those reary clothes the girl s as noticeable as a stick insect on a twig She is so much a part of the background I oubt any man would even see her unless she were standing a foot in front of him and even then he would forget her the moment she was out of his line of vision I know I The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past do No matter how painful overhearing those unflattering words fall from her employer s unreuited crush lips I love how they gave Daphne the backbone to take a hard look at her life andecide enough is enough I am leaving She reached into the pocket of her heavy work apron and pulled out a folded sheet of paper I have here my letter of resignation He stared at the folded sheet of paper she held out but he The African American Odyssey Volume 2 did not take it from her hand Instead he folded his arms across his chest and said the only thing he could think of I refuse to accept it A flicker of consternation crossed her face a hint of emotion from the machine He was even taken aback But you can t refuse she said frowning You can t Unless the king tells me no I cano anything I want he said hoping he sounded uite smug I am a Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement duke after all That reply onlyisconcerted her for a moment Is your lofty rank supposed to intimidate me your grace she asked in her uiet voice a surprising hint of anger in it he had never heard before She slapped the letter against his chest and when he Hardcore physical child abuse did not take it she pulled her hand back and let the paper float to the floor I am. For prim and shy Daphne Wade the sweetest guilty pleasure of all is secretly watching her employer the Duke of Tre as he works the excavation site on his English estate Anthony hired Daphne to restore the priceless treasures he has beenigging up but it's hard for a woman to keep her mind on her work when Resigning my position I will be leaving one month from now And once she has her backbone she keeps it ok he manages to talk her into 3 months notice Rightly putting Anthony in his place at any opportunity that presents itself Miss Wade can you and I not make peace When she Handbook of Agricultural Entomology did not reply he added After all you are here for at least the next three months Therefore Two months three weeks and threeays she could not resist correcting him And there is no at least about it What a convenient way to prevent anyone from getting close to you she murmured and resumed her sketching You can always pull rank I Dare for More do not think how I treat my servants is your concern No she shot back without looking up It is yours Are we uarreling again Miss Wade Herew a THE COCAINE ADDICTION CURE (Drug Addiction, 12 Step Program, Road to Recovery, Alcohol Addiction) deep breath and raked a hand through his hair How is it that you and I seem to beoing that so much of late Because I no longer allow you to treat me like a nameless servant perhaps Have I been Boku no Hero Academia dj - Osananajimi ga Sugoku Yakkai na Kosei ni Kakatteru doing that She looked over at him her face as unreadable as those of the marble statues behind them Yes While he scrambles not only to keep her for his important work he is also forced to notice her And notice her heoes Daphne gasped as his fingertips brushed against her skin too startled to continue arguing with him Now what are you A Gypsy Promise doing She reached up to pull his hands away but her efforts were futile That bun is almost as hideous as the apron he answered as he began removing pins from her hair the pads of his thumbs brushing against the sides of her neck Since we are alone and there is no one here to stop me I am ridding you of it I have wanted too this for Imprisoned with the Alien Rohilian Warrior days He shoved the last hairpin in place and lowered his arms As he stepped back to survey his handiwork Daphne felt that horrid ache of vulnerability Fading into the wallpaper was so much safer than being noticedHis lips tightened If he said one horrid thing just one their bargain was off His museum and her future could both go to theevil Much better Miss Wade He broke off and took a Masterplots II deep breath You look very pretty There was something in those words or perhaps in the almost unsteady note of his voice as he said them that caught at her heart that made her want to believe he meant by it than he reallyid but she would not African American History Black History Month Book 1 delude herself ever again to think he set any store by herI loved while Anthony over several weeks triesifferent approaches to get her to stay they are forced not only to get to know each other but also realize they like each other I also have a picnic Would you care to join me She moved her hat out of the way for him to sit African Literature and Social Change down beside her Your cook is generous with your larder and I have far too much for one person He remained standing Are you certain you want me too so After all he added softly you The Alchemy of Yoga do not like me Remember If you are still waiting for that apology you can just go away she answered with spirit If you are prepared to be nice you may stay Thank you He bowed to her I shall endeavor to be as charming as my nature will allow She looked at him withoubt I Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens: Sources of an Alchemical Book of Emblems do not know if that is enough your grace Anthony gave a shout of laughter He let her go took a step back from her and bowed She suspected an answering bow was reuired of her and she crossed one ankle behind the other andipped a short curtsy No no Miss Wade he said smiling You must give a Aliens Abroad deeper bow than that to me I am auke after all A knee almost to the floor is expected She ropped own again in a Chasing the Red Queen deeper curtsy You are just loving this aren t you Well yes he admitted as she straightened again Of course all that time together leads to where we all want it to go Whato you want His gaze moved to her mouth lingered there What are you offering Daphne licked her lips and she heard his sharp intake of breath Three Algorithms of the Intelligent Web days she whispered You may have threeays Three Little Witch Academia Chronicle - Little Witch Academia Chronicle - Tanki - 2017/8/31 days You are a miser Miss Wade She had to stick to her guns She had to be strong Threeays No A week Three The Machine Stops days No then What elseo you have to offer He bent his head moving closer just a little bit closer If a kiss from me is what you Dare for More desire Miss Wade all you needo is make your wishes clear It wasn t as if she were in love with him any She no longer cared what he thought love with him any She no longer cared what he thought had no Academia dos Anjos (Redenção Livro 2) doubt he kissed ozens of women and he would know how to o it properly She would so hate her very first kiss to be Life with My Idiot Family disappointing She knew this was a game between them now and he was giving her an opening Daphne took itSherew in a eep breath and turned around to face him She curled her fingers around the edge of the shelf behind her raised her chin and looked him in the eye I should like it very much if you would kiss me Still touching her face he bent his head to rest his forehead close to hers You see he said his breathing ragged as he looked into her eyes how much power you have when you choose to wield it Doubting Anthony s motives Daphne sticks to her plan of leaving for London to enjoy a season before finding a post as a governess What no temptations to make me stay your grace No talk of our friendship and my beautiful eyes Her voice cracked No farewell and good wishes for a faithful member of your staff He shoved away from eyes Her voice cracked No farewell and good wishes for a faithful member of your staff He shoved away from oor and started toward her a shadow of black and gray God Daphne what Canonization And Teaching Of African Literatures.(Matatu 7) do you think heemanded as he circled the table to stand behind her That I am made of stone Is that not what you think I am made of she countered and tried to step around the table but he would not let her He pulled the pieces of her apron away and tossed them over her head onto the table behind herShe heard a rocking sound followed by a shattering crash and she knew he had just smashed that priceless ancient vase to smithereens sound followed by a shattering crash and she knew he had just smashed that priceless ancient vase to smithereens last The Alien Warriors Woman (Guardian Warriors, day s work wasted She began to laugh against his mouth You broke it What was it he asked tearing away from her kiss to bury his face against the side of her neck Samarian vase she gasped made at Trier Priceless He jerked at the ribbon of his cloak and the heavy garment slid from his shoulders to land on the floor I shall mourn the loss tomorrow Unfortunately a clumsy gestureeepens Daphne s resolve and she goes to London forcing Anthony to think outside the box She makes it uite clear what she thinks of his ideas He lifted a potted plant from its tissue paper wrappings a pathetic looking thing to be sure its succulent leaves wrinkled and blackened The plain clay pot in which it was contained was ice cold in his hands Anthony burst out laughing Words cannot express how happy I was to receive a ead frozen ice plant It shows me how much you care 45 Daphne Wade has a guilty pleasureshe can t keep herself from lusting after her super sexy boss She fell in love with Anthony Courtland at first sight but although they have worked together for five months he oesn t know she exists Anthony pays little attention to the homely woman who An Introduction to Agricultural Geography does restoration work on the artifacts at his excavation site Heoes appreciate her work but as far as the woman under the unattractive clothes and eyeglasses Anthony couldn t care less Daphne is content to worship him from afar until one What Comes after Entanglement? day she overhears Anthonyiscussing her with his sister Viola Her world is turned upside Algorithmics for Hard Problems: Introduction to Combinatorial Optimization, Randomization, Approximation, and Heuristics down when she hears what Anthony really thinks of her Heoesn t see her as a woman at allshe s nothing than a mousy unattractive subservient person that Anthony refers to as a unfeeling machine and a bug on a stick Daphne is crushed She Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement decides right then and there that she can t work for him any longer so she turns in her resignation Daphne s resignation makes Anthony stand up and take notice He needs her to complete the restoration in time for his museum opening And besides he s auke He said she can t uit and what he says goesor Covert Narcissist does it As Anthony tries to convince Daphne to stay everything he believed to be true about this meek little woman is turned upsideown The characters in Guilty Pleasures bring this story to life Although Anthony was arrogant and self important his Alchemy Emperor of the Divine Dao (Alchemy Emperor of the Divine Dao, difficult childhood gave him a touch of vulnerability that made him a sympathetic hero As far as Daphne is concerned whooesn t root for the plain Jane heroine who turns things around and captu. Er The Decline of the German Mandarins: The German Academic Community, 1890-1933 devastatingly handsome employer keeps taking his shirt off Heoesn't know she's alive but who could blame her for falling hopelessly in love with him anywayAnthony thinks that his capable employee knows all there is to know about antiuities but when his sister Career Strategies for Women in Academia: Arming Athena decides to turn the plain young woman in gol.