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E daughter of wealthy French champagne makers and Rafe was the housekeeper s son until he ran away to Australia when Simone was eighteen and she refused to go with him This is such a big deal to Rafe who is all about how this is the ultimate rejection and betrayal and I thought perhaps he was going to be one of those kinds of heroes and that Simone would be wracked with the terrible guilt of having been a normal teenage girl who didn t actually want to eave her home and wasn t that keen on forever ultimatums but awesomely she calls him on it She even gets Rafe to sort of acknowledge that maybe she also had cause to be angry over him being a jerkHowever there s no fun without a good degree of unreasonableness and Rafe s kicks in when he Between Two Skies learns the truth of his parentage and realises that Simone had worked it out before him without telling him They sort of stumble along together being a bit miserable but not over the top about it and that s probably my main problem with the book I had nothing to be really outraged over It also meant that I thought the passionate aspects of their romance were sort of muted and that may not be this book s fault it may just be that my head s in completely the wrong space after a steady diet of Harleuin Presents Simone and Rafe were both such nice sensible people who could clearly work everything out eventually What s interesting about this book and its preuel is the way Kelly Hunter mythologises her characters pasts They are freuently referred to as the children of Caverness Which is the name of the French vineyard and as an aside I could never uite hear it as French in my head Its inherent Scottishness kept throwing me Anyway the references made it clear that there was this unbreakable bond between the characters who shared an idyllic childhood tainted by darkness It s an interesting techniue to stick such an identifier on their pasts and it always felt out of genre I didn t dislike it but it stuck out each time I read it Which was twelve times over both books and in this one the phrase the children of Caverness protected their own occurs three timesUltimately Iike Kelly Hunter s Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England light hearted approach but found it undermined some awful backstory Everything working out just right with a minimum of fuss is a nice antidote but one that is best taken in small doses A surprisingly sweet and charming story Woot woot another Kelly Hunter sOne thing Iearn from this bookThe richer you are the complicated your Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 loveife will becomeHaha I just There were some great The Dolce Diet lines The main flaw was that we never saw them fall inove because what happened in the past was told in very small snippets The two halves of the book seemed Brave Enough like two different stories For a while I thought I was reading the wrong book because there was no prince or pregnancy in sight BTW what s up with Harleuin and revealing everything in the title I was sort of enjoying it But it was aittle boringI m not sure what went wrong but it just wasn t interesting 325 stars Rounding down because among other things this is not a stand alone book You must read Exposed Misbehaving with the Magnate firstThis second book of Rcely ambitious son or the hold he once had on her heart Making amends isn't easy Gaining his trust is next to impossible but she is making headwayUntil a princely secret threatens to destroy his fragile trust in her forever.
Put downs or revenge that other authors put in that has its up sides but it has its down sides too as here where I really wanted Rafe s biological father to suffer some actual conseuences or at Spunk least get yelled at for screwing his kid over Having read the first of the duology Exposed Misbehaving with the Magnate I wasooking forward to meeting Rafe the brother of the heroine in EXPOSED I probably sound The Kafka of 238th Street like a broken record when it comes to Kelly Hunter s books but again Ioved the chemistry and the banter between the hh her writing never fails to make me smile The big secret was possibly a bit OTT but this is a MB after all This one was better than the first in the series which I DNFed The story was pretty over the top There were some very romantic The Letters to the Thessalonians lines in it The writing style was odd and not what I ve come to expect from Kelly Hunter That is basically why I m only giving it 3 stars Because that kind of writing doesn t really work for me It was kind of hazy and fairy tale ish It could have used some solid details in places Occasionally the dialog was stilted but I think it was part of the hazy tone the author seemed to be going for These two were childhood friends and youngovers There was a running thread about how he used to give her frogs when they were ittle that carried through until he gives her an emerald frog necklace at the end They were never really frogs you know he said They just ooked Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, like frogs hoppedike frogs and Ivory (The Ivory Saga livedike frogs So what were they she murmured Princes They were pieces of my heart he said gruffly and shoved his at her feet He dug into his pocket for the emerald frog and held it out towards her It s the ast piece he said I gave the rest of it to you bit by bit Awwww In Misbehaving with the Magnate preuel couple Gabrielle and Luc overcame fairly minor obstacles with a minimum of drama to reach their happy ending A Prince and a Pregnancy opens with their wedding at Gabrielle s Australian vineyard and it s choc full of boozy wealth and my version of Australianess The wedding was ike an episode of Real Housewives except everybody was happy drunk rather than snarky vindictive shouty drunk I couldn t manage a whole book where everyone behaved fairly nicely but it was a refreshing change Nobody put on gumboots and took a machete out back to kill the tiger snake coiled around the base of the Hills Hoist nobody said crikey or wore a hat with corks without irony I m sure setting the opening of a novel in an Australian winery is a huge temptation to have someone s uncle Keith wear such a hat and Kelly Hunter deserves an extra star simply for resistingI The Temple of Death love it when romance heroines get happily buzzed Mostly they are resisting the demoniuor because of their Goodness or bitterly knocking back Prosecco without tasting it because the hero sitting across the table is being So Mean And until that titular pregnancy happens Simone has plenty of drinking fun Simone is ots of fun She could win a gold medal at table setting and how to amusingly niggle at a hero about his reticence in naming his ducks Rafe is the vineyard owner and duck non namer Simone and Rafe have a Past Simone is th. Not any Loved her once too but those days were over All that remained were unwanted memories and a compulsion to bed her that he would not surrender toSimone has never forgotten Rafael the housekeeper's unloved unwanted fie.
Sweet ittle second chance story told in an easy breezy style that I had to get used to While the circumstances are angsty the characters are all very matter of fact and don t take themselves too seriouslyThe story opens with the French wine making heroine arriving at a guest house in Australia She is there for the wedding of her brother and the hero s sister All four of them grew up at a chateau in France The heroine and her brother were the rich heirs to the vineyard The hero and his sister are the offspring of the abusive housekeeper The hero Shame On Her Volume 3 left at 18 and wanted the heroine to accompany him Heroine felt she had to stay with her father and the vineyards Hero hasn t forgiven herThere is aot of wedding talk that establishes the heroine s practical side The night of the wedding the Hh spend the night together but their happiness is short Bisk CPA Review lived when the hero is introduced to his biological father who is king of a mythical European country The hero thinks the heroine knew this all along and that s why she went to bed with him she wouldn t be slumming any Heroine returns to France Hero realizes he made a huge mistake but instead of chasing the heroine he goes with his father to the mythical kingdom and begins toearn about his inheritance Heroine mopes around the chateau The hero s sister A Crazy Kind of Love lets the hero know the heroine is pregnant view spoilerHero brings her back to the mythical kingdom along with a Rubenesue golden retriever puppy they name Ruby The heroine proves her worth as a princess and the hero realizes heoves her and wants to marry her They both recreate the ball where they first got together as teenagers Hero was valet parking some ugly Italian sports car Both the Hh manage to find the vintage model for their marriage proposals HEA hide spoiler This was the second in a duo of books and I found that in some respects it was too careful to close up a The Medieval Forest lot of the messy personal relationships brought up in the first book Simone and Rafe have reached an uneasy accommodation relatively early in the book and then the uestion is whichife will Rafe choose which is an interesting uestion and an unusual one for a Harleuin category romance which usually goes hey secret prince awesome But the strictures of the genre mean that the book is too brief to really go in depth the way I think might have been interesting with that So the romance emotionally is kind of in the background as both characters suffer around other The Road Beyond Ruin life issues Additionally there was aot of forgiveness for the parental generation here Josien Rafe and Gabrielle s awful mother was Backlash left aittle one note evil here than she had been in the previous books while Rafe s biological father ended up getting basically a complete pass on abandoning his biological child with an abusive far from wealthy mother until he realized he needed an heir thirty years ater For that matter Harrison s abandonment isn t really covered either although at east there s sort of a reason for that he couldn t take Gabrielle without abandoning Rafe Hunter s books tend to be pretty realistic for Harleuin category romances which means that we don t get the kind of sweeping. When pampered heiress Simone Duvalier sashays back into Rafael Alexander's Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, life Rafe can't wait for her to head back to France where she belongs andeave him to his empire building in Australia He'd believed in her once but.
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Australian born Kelly Hunter is a three time Romance Writers of America Rita finalist a USA Today Bestselling author and loves writing to the demands of the short category romance form