!READ DOWNLOAD ♋ Fever ♽ Their Worlds Were Light Years ApartSara Nichols Was Proud To Be A Painter Her Landscapes Were Catching On, And Though She Wasn T Making A Fortune, She Had Enough To Get ByNick Rawdon, On The Other Hand, Had Money Than He Bothered To Count Owner Of A Prestigious Bank, He Moved In Glittering Circles Far Beyond Those Sara Was Used ToThey Seemed To Have Nothing In Common Except A Gripping Physical Attraction But Even That Was Based On Nick S Totally Wrong Idea Of The Kind Of Girl That Sara Really Was
I gave this one my time because of some of the great reviews I am a fan of old school harlequin but this one did not make the cut for me because of the amount of sexual harassment and abuse involved I just don t see a HEA for this couple, like ten years down the road,a murder suicide or a jumpy shadow of a wife with an asshat for a husband.In the story, I cringed every time h H came in contact Every scene between H and h, my thought is please don t grab her arm,please don t grab her arm Yep Without fail, every scene he had a bruising grip on some part of her person Even the end, where he is confessing his love, very persuasive and grabby Now tell me that isn t a sign of future domestic abuse And the characters had no development as a couple It was tongue down each other s throats, then the big I love you No Mary Burchell this one. Poor smitten banker hero can t take his eyes or his hands off of the beautiful artist that he thinks is living in sin with her artist stepbrother The heroine, in order to defend herself from all that hot passion, lets him think the worst of her after one too many insults and then weakly tries to explain the truth after each passionate encounter This is the relationship dynamic over the course of a year or two The writing in this is beautiful as CL describes some of England s most iconic landscapes The heroine gets a lot of commissions to paint landscapes It s fitting that the H h connect when they re outdoors and the misunderstandings occur when they re at parties, in restaurants and at the hero s bank It s the hero s sister who brings about their romance after she sees the heroine slap the hero across the face when they meet by chance at the zoo When she commissions the heroine to paint a stream behind their house, she installs her in the household and the heroine has a chance to meet an old family retainer and learn all about the hero Because of this interlude, when the HEA arrives, we can see how our slightly bohemian heroine is going to fit into the hero s life and family This has a feel good ending which is not a guarantee when reading Charlotte Lamb. Generally speaking I am not good at reading between the lines of a mean HP hero and seeing the heart of a besotted aka obsessed one Not the case here From the minute he sees Sara, Nick is obsessed with her He stalks her everywhere, but he calls her out for being the rude one when she tells him to leave her alone.What s the problem She lives with her stepbrother, and the H thinks they are living together and won t listen to reason He s so heavy handed with his seduction, the h finally lets him believe it to get him off her back It doesn t work In all fairness, it turns out later that their friends think there is something between the two.Sara was a fun heroine She succumbed to the pull of lust at times, but she also stood up for herself to the hero and other characters and acknowledged she could be a bit of a flirt The hero is a little scary Not as bad as someThe Devil s Pawn, Substitute Bride and numerous other, but at least he admits he is obsessed I m just going to go with it cause at least she s going to keep him on his toes.It s Charlotte Lamb so even with an okay romance, the writing, the setting, and the characters details are still miles better than most of the HP crowd. I just love Charlotte Lamb Her heroes are usually so not PC This guy was no exception I could imagine that if he were real, being married to him after the hot wore off could get really touchy But, hey, he was hostile to everyone, not just the heroine I had to laugh at the coincidences and all the WTF moments in the story, but I enjoyed the little side story with her brother and with the hero s family My overall assessment is that this is a good story if you re not too awfully sensitive to a little verbal abuse and minor threats of violence and want a quick angry read. This was a fun read and a bit lighter than some of CL s other books For some, it s even their favorite by CL I love the theme of besotted hero, but this one didn t quite do it for me The back and forth got a bit tiresome after awhile.Hero assumes she is living with her stepbrother and also willing and ready with anyone else Yet he can t fight the attraction Heroine being pissed off at hero for thinking she s a nymphomaniac goes out of her way to perpetuate the myth and there lies the basic plot Unfortunately, it doesn t really go beyond that There s great banter back and forth, but I m used to substance to a CL story I give it3 stars Fever by Charlotte Lamb is one of Lamb s better books The story begins when the heroine, Sara Nichols ,is attending a party with her step brother The hero, Nick Rawdon, asks someone to introduce the two As they are being introduced, the heroine is attempting to keep an eye on her step brother who has a tendency to become drunk and tell their clients what he really thinks of them at these types of shindigs Sara and her stepbrother are both artists while Nick, is a businessman Nick is the sort of person who Sara and her stepbrother detest because of his wealth Anyway, as they were being introduced Sara kinda didn t give Nick much of her attention Of course this made him want to meet her all the Somehow Nick thinks that Sara s step brother is her lover Since she doesn t want to be bothered with any man, Sara allows Nick to believe the tall tale Moving on, Nick decides that he wants her for himself and really goes about trying to make her his Sara does everything she can think of to put distance between the two When a job comes up in the country side, she takes it After a long separation between the two, Nick finds Sara at a party with one of his employees Now Nick is really feigning for Sara because he snatches her out of the party and into his car At this point he thinks she and her stepbrother aka fake lover are some type of swingers Of course they manage to work it out at the end It took the Nick and Sara about two years to finally get together because Sara was determined to avoid Nick at all costs Even in the end she was sort of pulled along by some other people to give into Nick I really enjoyed this book and it almost pulled a crocodile tear or two from my eyes I love when the hero has to wallow in self pity jealously because of his love Fever is the story of Nick and Sara.The moment Nick, the owner of Rawdon bank, sees Sara, the artist,at a party he is smitten She however is concerned about her stepbrother who is drowning his sorrows about his unrequited love for their friend Lucy in alcohol.Soon this leads to Nick following cough stalking Sara, having misconception about her relationship with her stepbrother, Sara reciprocating his feelings yet deliberately misleading him in fear.We follow the couple over the period of approximately two years where they have many of the dramatic encounters.We have Crazy obsessed hero Independent, reluctant heroine Loads of running away, drama and bruising kisses Interfering secondary charactersAbsolutely an engaging and wonderful read Classic CL elements with much less violence.SWE Unsafe4.25 5 HAIKU BOOK REVIEW Fever, by Charlotte LambJudgmental bankerstalks free spirit,silly tale. Charlotte Lamb has done it againbut this time with a little lighter angst..just a little bit.Sara Nichols and Nick Rawdon are characters that deeply intruged me,and i was so baffled as Nick was furious when Sara barely gave him any attention when they met the first time.I really loved Sara s character and her relationship with her step brother which Nick thinks he is her lover.She had a bubbly and bright nature and she was a young woman who could easily hide her emotions with her happy mask,but i was surprised that she didn t see that she had Nick on his knees all the way through.Oh how i just love the kiss scenes between them,their chemistry was super Nick are one of Charlottes besotted and jealous heroes..he was a total goner when it came to his heroine I was deeply moved by the step brothers pure love towards his best friends wife.CL really fit the pieces together in this story and made it a really great love story.Another unforgettable 5 star read by this awesome author..