Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle kNess while she s busy with all the sex he s going to do to her and Alex and Natasha sail off around the Greek islands in his boat and eat lots of really amazing food that is lovingly described Alex s heart really isn t in being a brutal seducer and heeeps trying to be nice to her which when she notices is awkward and difficult because she just wants to hate him and maybe they could have hate sex Not even a little bitThey go to Alex s island home and his servants all give her side eye because they aren t interested in any hussy sans ring Natasha is very generous about seeing their pointless point and not cutting them They work out the bedroom stuff and Alex s character is retrofit as a super nice guy which doesn t uite blend with his ruthless businessman image but I appreciated the effort enough to like him and to like them together The ending with it s final devastating misunderstanding is fun I enjoyed this for the crazy train HP it was I never fail to get a ick out of the outrageous things these Greek tycoons will do for revenge and to get their woman I also never fail to wonder exactly how many private Greek islands are off the coast of Greece There must be thousands because every Greek tycoon hn hero has one Plus with all the Greek bazillionaire tycoons you d think Greece would be the world s greatest financial power Anyway back to the story The h is a British girl who was orphaned as a child Her father had a Greek tycoon friend who stepped in and swept the little girl off to Greece and raised her as his ownCut to the h s early twenties Her Greek foster father had died several years before and she returned to England and has her own small business and a boyfriend she is thinking of giving her virginity to Then her foster brothers call and the crazy train boards thereview spoilerThe brothers say there s a serious business issue she must fly to Greece for foster father had given her a share in their shipping company When she gets there they talk her into signing a betrothal agreement to another Greek tycoon the hero whom she had seen once at a party and never spoken to although she d subconsciously lusted after him ever since The H is her foster family s arch enemy however due to reasons no one will disclose Anyway the bros have this seemingly bizarre and out of left field plan to get a loan for their failing business by proposing a marriage in the guise of a peace offering to end the feud But actually they believe the appearance of an alliance with the incredibly wealthy H will make a bank likely to approve their loan Then once they get the cash they ll break the engagement and continue a feudin Yee HawHer brothers assure her the H will now they are just using him to get a loan and won t take the betrothal seriously and she has no reason to think this gorgeous international playboy would want to marry her The brothers claim they just hope to eep up the appearance long enough to get their loan The h just wanted to get back to England her boyfriend and her business as soon as possible so she gives in and allows herself to be guilt trippedharassed into signing the betrothal agreement along with a bunch of other papers she didn t even bother to readShe goes back to England where she suddenly and mysteriously feels distant from her bf Then her *BROS CALL AGAIN AND SAY SHE MUST COME TO * call again and say she must come to immediatelyASAPNOW She goes and the chauffeur who meets her at the airport is the H s not her brother sBasically H idnaps the heroine and locks her in his bedroom He s pissed because the betrothal agreement was broken AND she didn t plan to follow through on another letter she d unknowingly signed in which she offered to do all sorts of inky things with him So the brothers didn t get the money and the H now owns the family business and home for revenge He decides he ll also get a piece of the h as well since she s obviously a dirty slut judging from the contents of the letter she supposedly wrote It s ok to rape a slut obviously rolls eyesThe rape isn t violent and no one ever calls it that but come on You lock a woman in rape isn t violent and no one ever calls it that but come on You lock a woman in bedroom and tell her you re going to have her whether she wants it or not She s scared and there are guards outside the door who won t she wants it or not She s scared and there are guards outside the door who won t her get away even if she can get past the lock She passively goes along because she nows she has no chance against this big strong virile male That s still called rapeSo he discovers she s a virgin and becomes somewhat inder Then proceeds to blackmail her into being his mistress so that her foster family can stay in their home He does ask her to marry him shortly after she agrees to the blackmail scheme but she just thinks he s doing it out of guilt and turns him down Cue her being ept essentially a prisoner on the island All sorts of sexy times misunderstandings ensue Neither will admit their feelings for fear of rejection so they fight and act distant in turnsThe h finally succeeds in escaping him and returning to England because she thinks he doesn t love her the way she loves him and can t bear it anyAnyway the hero comes after her Admits he loves her desperately and that he had taken the initial betrothal offer seriously because after he d seen her at the party years before he d asked for permission to court her and was turned down by the foster father The h never Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens knew this but the brother s apparently did hence their brilliant plan That s why he was SOOOO pissed about the broken betrothal agreement and nastykinky letter He d loved her at first sight and was terribly disappointed to find out she was a lying scheming slut Then once he found out she was innocent he proposed marriage and was turned down so he was determined to hide his real feelingsHugsisses tears HEA 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Finds her trembling fear turns to traitorous shivers of desire By rights she should despise him but slowly she finds herself wishing that her bittersweet seduction could last forev. .
There s a lot of cussing here And spoilers I m annoyedThis was just shit I read it all because I thought after the forced sex he s going to be doing some epic groveling to get ole chicky backNope No groveling And do you The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) know why Why because she lurves him And he lurves her It happened in a glance from across the room years ago when she was a teenager Granted when he couldn t get her he went crazy and became a huge hormone driven slut but it s ok cause this is love And nothing says I love you like forced sex Yum yum And while everyone s screaming rape rape can we just say real uick err Wtf is up with ole girl I mean he has her brought into his bedroom He s there naked and waiting and is basically blackmailing her into sex and instead of fighting she s all for it She ll do it and make his life hell later Because giving up the v card is no big deal to her What in the ever loving fuck bucketsNo no no You do not go oh it s ok what s a little rape among friends You do not say I ll make his life hell eventually No you make his life hell right in that second Because fuck this cocksucker You do not make it easy for someone to hurt you You roast his frank and beans till he can t use the fucking things then offer to stomp out the fire for himI m not sure what pissed me off about this book the main character or that a woman wrote this with a clear conscious Like it s perfectly all right for thisinda shit to go on and not only is it alright why it s romantic Eat my shit I m mildly ashamed to admit that I liked this book lolFirst things first let s get the major point of contention out of the wayTheir first sexual encounter if not strictly rape was most definitely dubious consent Honestly I m leaning towards the rape designation as seen in my Do Better keywords He doesn t physically force her but when a man tells you to get naked and get in the bed or else he ll have his men come and forcibly undress you that s rape So Ick and yetI still liked the book hangs head in shame It was nice to find out th 3rd reading Still good with the same problems I was struck this time by how the heroine s stepmother got her happy ending by outliving her husband I not sure she earned her HEA since her lover was crippled because of her All of her children were horrible And she got toeep her immaculate reputationThis was a re read and I think I enjoyed it the second time around because I new the forced seduction it was rape I won t sugarcoat it was coming and I wasn t reeling from it when I rea I should have taken the other reviewers at their word Ick to the nth degreeThe so called hero takes her straight to bed for revenge I like a little fictional dominance as much as the next but this was sterile and disgusting Take heedRotten family too Rape disguised as romance is distasteful There was nothing sexy about their first encounter where he is clearly hurting her and does not care Just because she doesn t say no during the act does not mean she gave her consent having said over and over in the beginning how she did not want to have sex with him and begging him to let her goNow with that being said I have no problem with forced seduction where the partner actually wants it But at no time during his assault did she want to Authors need to think seriously about the messages they send in their writing although he clearly raped her in the beginning its okay because he loves her now I hope that no minor ever reads this They could get the wrong ideaAnd even shocking to see others actually trying to excuse what he did to an innocent woman because of what he went through with her step father Wow just wow If I was still a 12 years old teen I would no doubt think A HERO ACTING LIKE A BUTTHOLE THOUGHOUT THE BOOK hero acting like a butthole thoughout the book explaining at the end that he did everything he did because he fell in lurve from looking at the 17 year old heroine across the room so that makes everything all right oh so romantic However I am no longer twelve and now realize that such jailbait loving heroes belong in jailI may have changed but these books haven t since it s still being published in 2010Content warning forced sexPS The story happens a few yrs after the hero first sees the heroine so she is no longer 17 Let me just get it out there in the open right here and now if you don t like forced sex whether it s violent or otherwise in your romance reading don t read this book If you can get past that this is a worthwhile book to read It s really really complicated I had no idea just how complicated things would be when I started this book I am a fan of Sara Craven and I now she pushes the boundaries with her character interactions I am not a person who would not read a book with that theme on principle For me depends on the execution In the case of The Innocent s Surrender I read the scene and didn t like Alex for doing that I thought it was pretty cold blooded what he did and it made it harder for me to accept him as the hero of this book As things continue I found myself wondering what would motivate him to do what he did And the answers come but not until the end Ms Craven did a clever job of writing this We don t see much of what Alex is thinking than Natasha In essence we experience the narrative as Natasha does What motivates this cold blooded man who feels such fiery passion towards Natasha He does some very sweet things for her but at other times he
"Ignores Her And Dismisses Her "her and dismisses her would think that is a good thing After all wouldn t you want to be a neglected mistress if you had to be a mistress to a man you disliked Well Natasha finds herself falling in love with the man she should hate Maybe that s not realistic but this is a fiction book and I can buy something if the author does a good job of writi. Natasha Kirby had long been saddened by her family's feud with the Mandrakis mennow she's caught in its savage cross fire The family business has fallen into the hands of merciless.