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Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È Grace BurrowesIan is shy Darius calls her a Married Spinster But he s rather enthralled with her Knowing that at some point she is going to have to ace the world without William he decides that besides the baby making he s going to bring her out of her spinsterhood He cajoles her into buying a Memoir Of The Repentant People few new clothes to stand tall and become the lioness that her child will need And then he entices her to make babies Oh how he entices her She s shy she s enthusiastic she s enad of him And to hisear he with her Yes there are several baby making scenes They are HOT They are SWEET They made me all in love with Darius And Vivvi didn t stand a chance She ell Stravinsky Inside Out for him Hard Which was good because healls in love with her tooThis is the point that I started to worry She s MARRIED And William is a really great guy a gentleman to the core And even though she entered this pact with her eyes open and with her husband s encouragement HOW can it work out There are so many people in line to bring destruction to these two Yep I was worried And I cared Thank you Ms Burrowes you made me care deeply about these charactersNow that I ve gushed I will say that there were a The Longest Kill few things that I wish had been ironed out a bit Some things that I thought could have used a bit explanation Like why Dariusather hated him What s the story behind Leah Dare s sister But this is still a FIVE BOOKMARK review as those things just couldn t water down the Hard On Miss Hardin fact that this is a LOVE story Thankfully some of the answers to those uestions will be in the next book of Lonely Lords Series And I ve already got NICHOLAS on my kindleJoin me in raving about this book and go get yours TODAY Seriously loved it I will be reading this one again and again And I hope you do too I asked my cohorts at Beyond the Suee Book Reviews if I could give it a TENthey laughed at me Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablancaor the opportunity to read DariusThis review may also be ound atBeyond the Suee Book Reviewswwwbeyondthesueecom Review cross posted on Smart Bitches Trashy BooksAck This is my irst review and I m coming right out of the gate with a D I d like to echo an early RITA Reader Challenge reviewer and state that I have the utmost respect and admiration America Firsthand 3rd Edition for authors in general and Grace Burrowes in particular But this book did not workor meI will start with what I did like Burrowes is a technically outstanding writer Her prose is always pristine and graceful It s authoritative in a way as a reader you Dear Maggie feel like you re in very capable hands This book is no exception though there were aew small editing oibles notably one scene in which intercourse seems to morph into a blowjob complete with nibbling and then back into intercourse mid sentenceThe other thing I liked although I don t think it was well executed was Burrowes effort to subvert the norm and have the male lead Darius sell his body or money In Genocide In Darfur fact he sells his body and his seed to use the appropriate term to theemale lead Vivian at the start of their relationship The two of them then have to navigate Witchs Reign Desert Cursed 1 feelings of worthlessness on his part andeelings of am I than just a paycheck to him on her part That s interesting and worthwhile But there are major problems1 Darius has a rule he does not swive the women Instead he allows them to gaze upon his beautiful manhood permits them to bind hit and ride him like pony and performs oral sex on them First of all that s just weird and improbable Second of all it strikes me as a copout on Burrowes part He s not really selling his body or betraying Vivian by actually penetrating these ladies His dingdong is hers and hers alone For me this kind of undoes the bravery and complexity of the male prostitute storyline2 The women who use Darius services Blanche and Lucy are crazy evil caricatures They enjoy hurting and humiliating Darius and If I Wake flaunting their power over him They are super super pissed that he won t swive them When Darius tries to end their arrangement they stalk him all over town threaten to ruin him and everyone he cares about and ultimately drug kidnap and attempt to sell his beloved sister Come on now Can t we see a well rounded sympathetic non psychoticemale character purchasing sex Again it kind of ruins all the progressiveness of the male prostitute storyline if the women who purchase sex are nutsos and the man selling sex seems to escape with his bodily purity intact3 More on the theme of points 1 and 2 Vivian herself doesn t actually purchase Darius Whatever Happened To Gorgeous George for sex Her husband does It s all his idea He paysor it he persuades Vivian to allow it Therefore he absolves her of any taint that might be associated with purchasing sex Again copout annoying Go El Peligro De La Historia Nica for it if you re gonna goor itWhich brings me to my next major problem Vivian is a doormat Doormat doormat doormat Maybe not personality wise though her personality is pretty bland But in terms of the plot everything happens TO her This woman couldn t ind her way out of a paper bag if there wasn t a man there to help her do it To start at the beginning Vivian s husband William saves her rom her evil stepfather by marrying her Then as mentioned William proposes that Vivian should get pregnant by Darius Darius proceeds to teach the shy untutored Vivian all about sex yes she is a married virgin He also at one point informs her that maybe she s eeling upset because of her menses And he tells her what changes to expect in her body when she s pregnant her boobs will be sensitive and she will be emotionalGah Does anyone else want to punch through the screen upon reading this I can tell you what my "REACTION WOULD BE IF A MAN "would be if a man d just met told me that maybe I was sad because I had my period And it wouldn t be to passively accept his wisdom and then have sex with him as soon as I m no longer untidy PLEASE girl get a brainIt sort of proceeds like that rom there For a large portion of the book Vivian is basically just chillin at her house being pregnant while Darius races around town "TRYING TO DEFEAT THE EVIL LADY SEX BUYERS WHO "to defeat the evil lady sex buyers who end up having no actual bearing on the outcome of the story and thwart Vivian s villainous stepfather while being the world s best brother uncle and riend Truly Darius is the most saintly male
*prostitute you will *you will meet The resolution of the story needless to say does not involve much action rom Vivian herselfTo add to the problematic portrayal of women at one point a minor male character though a character we are supposed to like Works By Eoin Colfer Study Guide fleetingly has sympathyor men who beat their wives No No Not OK Don t care if it s a minor character don t care if he doesn t 1 follow through don t care if it s supposed to be a jokeOther peeves Everyone is either a complete saint Darius Vivian William or an absurd villain Lucy Blanche Portia Thurgood Even when the saints do something that could be considered problematic eg performing oral sex on horrible peopleor money their motives are pure as the driven snow The characters all start to bleed into each other and it s really very tedious Nicknames This is something I ve noticed in Burrowes other books so I am primed to be irritated But why would you give a character one name if you re just going to call himher something else Maybe it would be a charming display of affection if it happened once to one character but there are SO MANY NICKNAMES Darius is Dare Vivian is Viv or Vivvie uck Trenton is Trent and even the damn stepfather Thurgood is Good Too cute too confusing Minor characters Eye Level from other books popping up hither and yonor no reasonI think that s all Burrowes is a lovely writer and I have enjoyed her other books This one however drove me nuts. His soul in a grace he knows he'll never deserveGrace Burrowes's writing is comfort Forgotten Battlefronts Of The First World War foodor the romantic soul Yankee Romance ReviewsBurrowes creates memorable heroesintelligent sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore RT Book Review.
Ain she d never seen that exact smile on Darius 1 Hinamatsuri 1 face Since when They ve only spent aew days together and are virtual strangersAt about the same time he thinks after sex with herand now Vivian was in his hands trusting him to get her a baby and not break her heart in the process He could do that He d make sure of it The only real uestion was whether he d survive when his own was broken insteadWha They hardly knew each other at this point in the story her menses did delay sex or a ew days so they got to know one another a little Indeed in a twist of Pretty Woman he takes her shopping and buys her new clothes why would she allow him to treat her like a mistress This is a man who pleasures women professionally has developed a thick skin literally and walled himself off Widdershins Whyborne Amp Griffin 1 fromeeling anything In the bedroom he s in showing her the ropes seduction mode which was hot one moment and in the next he s afraid of being hurt I could understand him Bewitched The Seraphine Chronicles 2 finding her appealing simply because she was nothing like the two harpies he serviced But when such an important emotion justlops out on the page like that without much precedent I don t end up taking it to heart Later on I would ve Alistair Macleans Unaco found his vulnerability movingHere s a great line that defined his inaccessibilityor me it appears on Pg 120 Why are you so casual about disrobing she asks I don t think of it as disrobing His stockings Ophiuchus followed I think of it as getting into my livery Theit is superbThat defined him beautifully El Espa Los Amantes Proibidos N 1 for me cynical self deprecating controlled remote seething insideI want you to desire what you see I want to please youBut then the heroine calls him on it because after a little sex she knows him inside and out huh She started coming into betterocusbut still they ve only known each other The Fender Bass for a week And as he also points out to her it s a business arrangement Or it could have been the little things that distracted me Again GB s thing of protecting a mystery relative is here in The Heir a deaf sister in Soldier a bastard daughter someone s bastard son in this case And yet again the This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceGrace Burrowes is one of myavorite authors to read After reading some of the Wyndham series she was bumped up to the top of my list In the past her stories have been emotionally driven stories with powerful characters Darius is the Top Secret Ultra first in this series and by reading the synopsis I was beyond intrigued Darius is definitely a bit different than Burrowes other stories As Iirst started reading Darius I wasn t sure how much I would end up liking it How Darius and Vivian meet and get together isn t the exact situation I am normally comfortable with However as I continued to read through it I The Hags Contract Birthright 4 found I was captivated by this sweet story that ended up putting my emotions through the ringerDariusinds himself being put in a bad situation Penniless and desperate to protect his sister decides to offer himself up in return or money Each and every time he gives his body he can barely live with himself but he does what is necessary in order to survive Then one day a titled lord approaches him with a offer with a huge amount of unds in exchange The Genesis Creation Story for get his wife pregnant to secure heruture Vivian loves her husband but not in a way of passion or romantic love She was a University Of California Publications In Zoology Vol 9 friend of hisirst wife and agreed to marry him when she had no one to turn to Now he has persuaded her that since he is older and unable to give her a child that she will need one after he has died In the beginning Vivian refuses to do so but knows it is her only option When she goes to their country estate and meets Darius she inds herself captivated by his touch She has never elt passion until now and now that she has David Lloyd George found a man that she could come to deeply careor she will have to let him go and act as if they are mere acuaintances When she does Solids Liquids And Gases find that she is pregnant with Darius s child she doesn t know if she can let him go Will Darius and Vivian be able toind their happy endingOverall I Report Of The Utility Review Committee To The 1985 General Assembly found Darius to be a astounding read and a great beginning to the Lonely Lords series Iound this story enriching and deeply provoking I loved seeing Darius and Vivian and seeing how their relationship turns out It definitely wasn t what I was expecting I loved Darius rom the beginning despite his being a man ho of sorts *But I loved how protective he was of Vivian There was *I loved how protective he was of Vivian There was a tender connection between these two that I admired rom the start The intimacy that grows between them was endearing and I couldn t help but Annual Reports Of The Town Officers Of Hamilton Mass fall in love with these two Even Vivian s husband I admired as well such a sweet caring that you are bound to love as much as I did A intoxicating readull of a complex plot lively characters and a story that will break your heart A KEEPER TO PUT ON THE SHELF OHMyGOSHI am in LOVE with DariusIN LOVEThis antastic Regency Romance was released on 412013 and the seuel comes out next month Desperate penniless and shunned by his wealthy ather Darius Lindsey begins offering himself secretly to jaded society ladies He hangs onto his last shreds of honor but he s losing ground inancially each monthThat is until the aging Lord William Longstreet makes Darius an offer he can t refuse get the Lord s pretty young wife of convenience Lady Vivian pregnant discreetly and he will earn enough money to never want again But problems lie ahead when the stunning Vivian captures his heart and his clients refuse to let him go Can Darius untangle himself without scandal and offer himself to Vivian heart and soulI loved this LOVED it I love Darius I loved Vivvi And Vivvi s husband Lord William Longstreet Yes I loved him tooDarius is his brother s spare His ather isn t Object Of Desire fond of him Has cut him offrom unds and despises him intensely Dare has expenses that his small manor house and acres just can t support While we don t ind out how it comes about and I d rather like to know Darius offers himself to ladies of the Ton and right now he is working or two hideous women He doesn t care about them But they have deep pockets and his manor house needs a new roof And he has that young "by blow not his to supportDarius is a good man He s been orced into this "blow not his to supportDarius is a good man He s been orced into this But he s still a very good man Which brings him to the attention of Lord Longstreet and his young wife of convenience VivianLord Longstreet needs a legitimate heir He has this lovely young wife but his heart belongs to his deceased irst wife Muriel They had two sons who have also passed William doesn t want his estate to be taken back by the crown so he makes a list and asks Vivian to choose a young man discreet needful of coin reasonably handsome to get her with child to enact baby making on his wife Yes this trope pulled me IN Which is kind of odd as I don t like cheating books at all So was this cheating I truly hate cheating ics and I loved this Talking it over in my head I know that her husband has encouraged this assignation Darius has agreed to it Vivian though scared agrees also The only one hurt by this is the crown And William really doesn t want them
#To Profit By His Death #profit by his death he does want Vivian to be taken care of He s a wily one that William He married Vivian to keep her safe rom her step The Logical Structure Of The World And Pseudoproblems In Philosophy father He s EVIL GahInact there are a Jesenjin Celokupna Dela 2 few evilolk in this book Darius current clients the two harpies Thurgood Vivvi s stepfather William s bastard s wife Portia Surprisingly William s bastard is not a bad guy Plenty of bad guys to go around that s Penn State Altoona for sureI was worried a couple of times about how this could end with that HEA we all read this type of bookor WORRIED I tell you So back to the baby making Viv. Beloved sister tainted by scandal his widowed brother shattered by grief and his unds cut off Darius Lindsey sees no option but to sell himself body and soul Until the day he encounters lovely beguiling Lady Vivian Longstreet whose tenderness and understanding wrap. I ve become a Grace Burrowes an girl after reading the entire Windham series although one of the annoying things in those books was the author s habit of tossing in new characters with little or no introduction But as I pointed out in my review of the series What I did not realize originally was that Grace Burrowes had already written something like twenty our unpublished novels before this one was published as her debut She s created a whole world out there people and you ll never understand who all the players are unless you read all of her books And even then you won t know because there are on the way Namely the Lonely Lords series each one Fleas Knees And Hidden Elephants featuring a secondary characterrom the Windham series Darius Lindsey second son of the Earl of Wilton is one of those secondary characters in The Virtuoso Duke s Obsession 3 as Lord Valentine Windham s Torched Iron Serpents Motorcycle Club 1 friend who helps him restore the run down estate that Val won in a card game And how odd it is that these sons of an earl and a duke are such competent carpenters Well we ll let that slide Darius is broke because his evilather has cut his allowance Why does Wilton treat his children so cruelly No idea Why does Darius s sister Leah need his protection No idea Why is Leah tainted by scandal No idea But ear not you ll get answers if you read the next book NicholasTo keep the wolf at bay Darius is a sort of man ho or two ladies with bizarre sexual tastes He refuses to engage in actual intercourse with them but allows them to enjoy their peccadilloes He hates them and himself but he s desperate to keep up his modest country estate protect his sister and support an adorable boy who may or may not be his son Enter Lord William Longstreet an elderly highly respected politician married to a much younger lady He and his late wife had two sons but one died at Waterloo and the other in a duel Thus Longstreet has no heir and upon his death his estate will revert to the Crown leaving his wife virtually penniless After discreet investigation he has picked Darius as the man he wants to hire to impregnate his wife and he offers Darius a Hunted Like A Wolf fortune to take on the jobVivian Longstreet is as Darius later puts it a married spinster She had been the hired companion to the late Lady Longstreet and after that lady s death William married her to save herrom Lost Amp Found falling under the dubious protection of her greedy stepfather She has reluctantly agreed to her husband s plan but has no real expectation that it will work When she and Darius meetor the Murder Go Round first time though they awkwardly enjoy one another s company and agree to goorward with the planYou know where this is going Darius and Vivian spend a month at his estate uneasily at Triumf Smrti first but then passionately and she returns to her husband They don t admit the love between them they both know that they can never even acknowledge one another in public and Darius can never be a trueather to the child that she is going to have I love the way the author gradually built up the relationship between Darius and Vivian We get to see that he is a truly good man despite his Sengoku Youko Sengoku Youko 2 flaws and deeply protective of those he loves With Darius s encouragement Vivian comes out of her cocoon and enjoys herself In addition to the increasingly passionate sex he buys her a new wardrobe and gets her out of her drab gowns and severe hairdo It s a little bit like spending a month with a cross between George Clooney and Tim Gunn I want to go thereOkay I jest but actually Iound this story sweet and charming and deeply affecting Their parting was truly touching I didn t cry but I wanted to And then when Vivian returns to her husband he actually comforts her It s all right to be infatuated with the man probably better in Double Exposure fact adding Lindsey is comely he has a certain dash and he no doubt charmed you Someeelings or him were inevitable What a sweet old birdBack in London Darius uses some of William s "money to set up a trust or his unborn child He decides to "to set up a trust Berguru Pada Pesohor for his unborn child He decides to his two clients but they are not inclined to just let him go so they cause trouble Vivian s stepfather and step daughter in law also cause trouble There s some excitement but Darius knows how to play down and dirty and gladly does so to protect Vivian s good name In the meantime Vivian isinding ways to keep accidentally running into Darius at various venues around town In public he treats her with cold politeness to avoid raising suspicions but Vivian is hurt nonetheless As Vivian s pregnancy progresses Lord Longstreet s health is deteriorating I think Lord Longstreet is a sort of secondary hero in this story He married Vivian to give her protection at a time when he still had two living heirs Although he s still in love with his dead wife and spends his time reading her old diaries he always shows Vivian tenderness and respect It gradually becomes apparent that Lord Longstreet hoped all along Zippy for a match between Vivian and Darius and he goes out of his way to befriend Darius even naming him godfather to Vivian s child He treats Darius like a son and Dariusinds in Lord Longstreet the paternalistic affection he had never known The Lady From The Black Lagoon from his ownather It s all rather unexpectedly movingI have now read all of Grace Burrowes published novels although she s turning them out so uickly that s it s hard to keep up As I ve said in other reviews she has certain authorial habits that drive me to distraction and yet I keep reading because her characters are so compelling I The Cry Of Winnie Mandela foundewer distractions in this book perhaps because I was so smitten by Darius himself I suspect that most readers will be smitten as wellHighly recommended I realize most everybody loved this who isn t thrilled by a storyline involving a man whore with a heart of gold but I just didn t I loved GB s The Heir it was resh witty incisive the plot involving the Hh well defined and their actions and intentions consistent with who they were and what they wanted Best of all their emotions evolved over time and I understood their growing attachment This didn t compare to that I m not sure why It could have to do with it being #the third mustwant to make a baby premise I ve read in a row the irst being A Lady Awakened which #third mustwant to make a baby premise I ve read in a row the My Son The Wizard Wizard In Rhyme 5 first being A Lady Awakened which exuisitely the leading characters gave them a great deal of depth and presented their conflict with grace and let their emotions evolve believably in the same needs an heir scenario The second being Silver Linings set in western US gold rush Colorado differentrom ALA but clear lovable Hh and a romance that evolves despite devastating conseuences of one Victor De La Brigade Mondaine fateful wish expressedIt could have to do with how long it took me to get a sense of the characters Darius and Vivian Theyelt sketchy in the book s Organise Your Mind first half merely living up to cliches She was a lord and elderly stateman s young wife with scruples about trying to give her husband a needed heir he was the jaded smooth talking earl s impoverished second son enterprising enough to make a profession out of arousing women clients though he draws the line at kissing and sex until the money s just too good to turn down natch His mounting debts and a lucrative offer that promisesinancial Aint No Harm To Kill The Devil freedom bring Darius and Vivian togetheror a month of baby making at his Sussex estate at her husband s behest So he is the seasoned seducer she is the proper conflicted wifeThe heroine expresses wry understandable reservations when Darius asks her how she d like to proceed I d like to put a sack over my head stuff cotton wool in my ears and hum some good old Handel while you do the going on I liked her Blackwell Handbook Of Adolescence from here onBut after having sex once jarring overamiliarities came out of nowhere Vivian was cert. Darius is a gripping and remarkable tale of desperation devotion and redemption Anlar Ve Dnceler I from award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes Her gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn theinal pageWith his.