[Download Epub] ♅ A Willing Surrender ⚐ Tyrakel.de

If you can allow yourself to believe in love at first sight, or soul mates for a couple of hours, then you will enjoy this enchanting story However, if you re one of those people who needs some realism, this fairy tale won t appeal to you.I for one loved it, it was a wonderful escapist story, jam packed with emotion and angst I especially enjoyed seeing the hero so utterly besotted with the heroine for once, instead of the other way around You can clearly see that they truly did love for nonbelievers lusted hehe each other from their very first glance This HP begins with the quintessential coup de foudre, with a man and a woman locking eyes across a room or rather, across a field in this case and instantly being hit with a reciprocal, intense, illogical and completely irresistible yearning Unfortunately for the heroine, the hero turns out to have had a fling with her brother s flaky wife, destroying their marriage and sending the brother into a desperate quest for revenge The stuff of soap operas It could have been cheesy but Robyn Donald, though she is by no means a favorite writer of mine, is far from cheesy Only through the strength of her feeling did this story not dissolve into a cartoonish, unintentionally comical farce It was actually very intense, with some rather interesting and deep characterizations of flesh and blood, flawed characters confronted with real issues, including family loyalty, forgiveness, and obsession.This is why it was so disappointing for me to end it on a rather awkward, anti climactic moment, with the h s brother and her lover negotiating over possession of her while she is standing there, in the room, a silent and passive observer I mean, there may as well have been an exchange of gold coins, goats, and silverware, given the archaic, patriarchal bargaining that went on between the two men What would have happened if they had not come to an agreement Would the heroine then choose family over lover, loyalty over love Or would she have walked away from both Would she have been forced to take an action to break the stalemate between these two powerful personalities It might have been a better book if she had As it is, she is the grateful beneficiary of the two men in her life coming to a truce for her sake A happy resolution, no doubt, but not exactly worthy of what had been so far a strong, smart, independent and resolute heroine.I would have liked it much better if the heroine continued to show the strength she was capable of and arrive at her HEA through her own pro active solution rather than leaving it to be worked out between her brother and her lover.It was overall an interesting read but not a very satisfying one. [Download Epub] ⚉ A Willing Surrender ⚉ She Was Bewildered By Her Own ReactionClary Couldn T Deny The Attraction That Flamed Between Herself And Morgan Caird When They Met In England But She Didn T Believe In Love At First SightNeither Did She Believe That A Powerful, Experienced Man Like Morgan Would Be Permanently Affected In The Same Way So She Refused To Have Anything To Do With Him And Hurried Home To New ZealandMorgan Proved Her Wrong His Pursuit Was Relentless, Unavoidable, Seductive Though She Kept On Fighting Him It Took A Long Time For Clary To Realize It Was Herself She Was Fighting And That Their Love Was Real I found nothing redeeming in the hero He was an adulterous, cheating, lying, sorry excuse for a man view spoiler He has an affair with the heroine s sister in law And then he is surprised when the heroine cannot get past his adulterous relationship with her brother s wife Of course, he didn t know that the sister in law Susan was married the first time they slept together But once he did find out, he continued with their relationship never recognizing that he was destroying a marriage hide spoiler this was about one of those obsessive heroes who cud not get the heroine out of his mind he was completely gaga over her Clary was scared lest she became obsessive like her dad or her brother, but it was really Morgan who was obsessive and did all the pursuing his feelings for Clary were never under doubt however I cud not condone the fact dat he slept wid Susan in the past I got a nasty feeling about him first sleeping wid the sister in law and now wanting to replace her by Clary I thought he was quite disgusting as he did not stop seeing Susan when he discovered she had lied about being married to top dat, Morgan revealed dat at first he believed Clary was married but he wud have pursued her regardless his attitude towards married women left a lot to be desired the less said, the better now, my favourite moment in the book was when they met a bunch of friends, and were discussing their favourite holiday spots, and Morgan said his was a field,not far from London, where they held pony club events when asked why, to dat he replied I first saw the love of my life there awww 3 I liked the book, I m giving it 4 stars, but fair warning this review is gonna be full of complaints Arrrgh Robyn Donald can really set my teeth on edge, even though she s such a good writer, even when she writes a story I enjoy Something about her heroines they all have this certain brittle quality, like they re one step away from a nervous breakdown They re good at stiffly, tight lippedly obeying the Hero s every command or otherwise languishing around waiting for him, and they re all so tightly wound telling themselves to be strong yet they completely lose their heads at every smoldering glance from the Hero And the Heroes sometimes she writes winners She has written some sweet, lovely heroes, I remember a few with great fondness But too often they re such they re so they get away with too much in the sex with OW department There, I said it They tie the high strung heroines up in knots with their sexcapades and then all is forgiven or forgotten or brushed over because they re men and it s natural, and I m left grinding my teeth.In this story, I m prepared to overlook a lot considering the H was completely thunderstruck and altogether a changed man after his first glimpse of the h His past is the past However, it started grating on me when it kept being emphasized that he doesn t mess with married women, he s got scruples about adultery I mean The whole premise is that he made a mistress of the h s sister in law Okay, so he didn t know she was married at first, and was angry upon learning it Did he break up with her after finding out NOHe kept right on shacking up with her, a married woman, publicly enough that everybody in the world knew it, including her husband, the h s brother So where does he get off ever making the claim of not messing with married women If he wants to truly say that with a straight face, surely he has to break up with a mistress who turns out to be married, no And that s where all their supposed morals went down the drain for me The h s obsessively embittered brother was the only one with his head on straight in my eyes, actually.I know, I know, I m a righteous shrew, a parade pisser, bees up my bonnet, whatever Honestly though, I wouldn t have had a problem if it was just agreed that after the H met the h he became a changed man and cast off his old dirtbag life That would have been fine But nooo they had to keep saying he s got integrity and never screwed around with marriages He seduced a woman, turns out she has a husband, he still keeps her as a mistress He s consciously being an adulterous cheater, END of STORY, and pretending he isn t makes him and all the excusing excusers around him equally deluded So maybe the wife left her husband, they re separated When did marriage lines get so fluid Glad to know if I don t sleep under the same roof with my husband, it means I m no longer married Saves a lot of paperwork, sweet Let me repeat, I had no problem with him being a scumbag in the past it was the insistence that he was all moral and scrupulous that got me so het up The hypocrisy really annoyed me What I wouldn t have given for the heroine to just once ask him,Hey my moral man, how come you didn t dump her after you found out she had a husbandWhat could he have possibly said to that, I wonderOh I was already addicted to having tons of sex with her in our cozy little apartment where I was keeping her high on sex and luxury, so I couldn t spare a thought for the man she was married toBest part Heroine probably would ve gnashed her teeth and cried herself to sleep and then blanked it out of her mind so she could be his happy little wife, a la classic RD style Betcha ten quid.Anyway with that lil thang off my chest it was a great story Lol Really, I liked it Nice angst, and yummily overwhelming passion on the Hero s part Enjoyable read The sister in law of heroin is the hero s mistress Her brother hates the hero. Read this while on cold and flu meds and Hannibal Lecter kept popping into my head Hello Clarice I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chiantiEven with Hannibal Lecter in the background, I still enjoyed this book I loved Clary She was seriously stuck between a rock and a hard place I did not envy her Morgan, man whore that he was, got smacked upside the head with luuurve the moment he first saw Clarice He just wanted her What he didn t realize is that his man whoring ways were gonna come back and bite him in the ass It was wonderful watching him try his best to redeem himself in Clary s eyes I also loved Morgan s mom She was a firecracker A fun read, even when you re all drugged in with cold and flu meds Lol Five stars not because I liked the romance all the much Five stars because of the intensity RD kept up through the entire story This was next level writing, even though it was uncomfortable to read and left me feeling like I had been hit by a bus.The symbol of a heart with an arrow through it sums up the plot The H h take one look at each other are immediately struck with a lust love that gives them no joy Their pain is intensified when the heroine finds out that the H is her sister in law s lover That s right The hero is a manwhore who took what the sister in law was offering after she left the heroine s brother On the one hand, the hero didn t know she was married at the time On the other hand, what the hell, hero Why are you such a skank The heroine wants to know, too At one point she muses that she has saved herself for the right person and the hero hasn t Why do men get to have a past, but not women Robyn Donald asks a lot of thorny questions in this story, which is a direct descendent of the Courtly Love Poems that the troubadours of the Middle Ages used to sing In that tradition, love and marriage were two separate things Marriage was a legal contract, encouraged by the church and crown to keep kingdom and estates intact Love was honest and subversive and destructive.This is what the heroine is up against as the hero pursues her regardless of morality or her family loyalty to her brother The heroine resists him with all she s got until she decides to seduce him after realizing that life is short and this is her chance to live fully She expects no happy ending It s no surprise that RD has them consummate this relationship out of doors, under a full moon, next to water She uses terms like goddess coming out of the water fertility sacrifices for the land, etc Our love struck hero proposes marriage but his suit is doomed as long the heroine s brother is teetering on the verge of sanity as he plots his revenge against the hero.At an impasse, the hero arranges a confrontation with the brother who has to back down when he realizes the heroine s happiness is important than his need for revenge The hero is also humbled He is forced to admit that he would give up the heroine if it meant her happiness.So their at times unhappy, subversive, intense courtship is now going to transformed into something society and their families can live with They ve bottled that lighting into something that will light their way rather than destroy happy homes.I was struck by how strong all the women were in this novel The h s mother had been betrayed by her husband, but she kept going and planted a beautiful garden The H s mother had married the love of her life and then she was widowed Her second marriage was one of expedience and yet she too created a beautiful garden The sister in law who refused to live in a marriage where the love was one sided is also intent on creating beauty through hairdressing Women as destroyer and creator RD was working overtime with her archetypes They say that romance novels are inherently conservative and in the Courtly Love tradition, this one would qualify All those dangerous emotions are channelled into acceptable outlets Family members are still speaking to each other Life will go on The garden will be tended What makes this less than conservative is that the woman are the ones with the power here They have made or destroyed the men in their lives and all of them survived The title of this story is A Willing Surrender I think this refers to the hero than the heroine Our manwhore has surrendered to marriage and to fidelity He s going no where with that arrow stuck in his heart. My feelings about this book are conflicted I did like the intensity with this story I felt that the connection between Clary and Morgan was fated in an impossible to rationalize away However, I just couldn t reconcile the relationship with Susan away I know that Morgan didn t know that Susan was married when they got together, but he continued to sleep with her after he knew and was willing to take a separation as enough to continue his adulterous relationship with another man s wife I know my issues stem from my incredible distaste for adultery I tried to tell myself what Clary told herself, what Morgan did prior to her was his business, but it was too sordid for me to just chalk away So I could understand how hard it was for Clary, on multiple levels In addition to unresolved issues from her father s destruction of his own marriage, I think that she was in a very difficult situation with her love for Morgan in direct conflict with her loyalty and love for her brother, the wronged husband I like that Donald didn t minimize this issue, but it was something they both had to deal with face on Morgan s way of dealing with it was interesting, and in a forceful way, probably the most direct solution to the problem.I love a possessive, jealous, obsessed hero, but something about Morgan didn t sit right with me Maybe I didn t detect enough vulnerability from him early enough on He seemed a lot controlling than I like in a hero While I love a stalkerific hero, I don t like controlling heroes, and Morgan is definitely that On the good side, his devotion for Clary was undeniable He showed that what he felt for her was different from what he d felt for women in the past This is one of those books where I can say definitively that I wouldn t be happy with a man like this in real life I m not sure how many women could be happy with a man like Morgan, with his controlling, somewhat inflexible the world bends to him and he doesn t bend to the world , and yes, manipulative personality As an only child, he has a hard sort of self absorption that expects others to fall in with his own wants and needs That is not to say he is incapable of generosity or acts of kindness They are just on his terms Not sure that would be the ideal marriage partner, honestly.I decided to give this book four stars because it has a lot of intensity and depth to it, which does appeal to me as a reader Additionally, I felt a mixture of very vivid emotions as I read it When I read books, I want to experience the books on a visceral level, and I did feel that with A Willing Surrender Yes, this is one for readers who can t resist a stalkerific hero, but there were aspects about Morgan s character that compromised my ability to like him as a hero, especially his unethical response to the issue of sustaining an adulterous relationship with another man s wife He even admitted his jealousy and possessive feelings towards Clary Put on the other man s shoes It was like he didn t consider what that might do to another man whose wife he was sleeping with And it wasn t like he was in love with Susan and truly couldn t let her go That s undesirable to me.I know I have massively over thought this book What can I say I can t leave my brain behind when I read books.