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Free eBook Í ePub By Design Medieval #2 ç 9780553587739 ¶ Bound by honorThe moment Rhys saw the stunning young woman selling her exuisitely crafted pottery in the marketplace he was captivated But the wealthy freemason would never have guessed that just a few days later a misunderstanding would land Joan in the toD destroyed her world When Rhys meets with her employer to buy pottery and buys her instead Joan is furious She vows to resist falling under the spell of the handsome imposing Rhys But she finds that her resolve uickly softens when tempted by Rhys's powerful charms and she can only hope to find a way to avoid surrendering to her potent desir This book is the second in a series and the second book I've read by this author I am a Regency romance fan testing the Medieval romance waters I am sold on Highland Medieval romance but not this world of English knights and barons Social class played a huge role in this book as it did in the last one And though I really enjoyed the last book between that book and this one I've decided I do not like stories where the hero and heroine are divided by social class It's really disheartening to read a love story where the characters involved know the whole time that it's wildly inappropriate for them to be together and that everyone in England will be against them if they get their HEA In real life I believe in total euality across the board I feel like I face the social injustices of this world on a daily basis I don't also want to face them in a romance novel It's depressing And I usually only enjoy a depressing love story if it's written by say a Bronte sister I think this is just a personal thing It got me down and by the time I made it to 80% I just wanted it to be over especially since it seemed like everything kept going wrong there at the end I couldn't even enjoy the ending because I was so down about the disparity between the hero and heroine's rank The only thing positive I have to say is that the story is well told The author paints a pretty picture of the scene and its characters while at the same time advancing the plot forward at a brisk pace There's action and there's adventure At times I had trouble putting it down I admit that it's engrossing at times but I just couldn't get over the class disparity I get that emphasis on rank was a real thing but the characters' finding their HEA despite their differences is so unrealistic that I wasn't sure until it was over if it would end well for love or not For me knowing a book will end for love usually makes going thru all the highs and lows worth it; not knowing makes me wonder what I'm reading the book for Sigh I don't think I'll continue the series I don't think I can take any of this kind of thing

Madeline Hunter Í By Design Medieval #2 eBook

Ly cares for Joan's bruised body and her bruised pride Yet he longs to do much to satisfy the fire that sparks between the pair the moment they are aloneRhys could not have known that Joan once enjoyed a privileged life She'd had no choice but to become an indentured servant but she is determined to avenge the crimes that ruined her family an Read this one a few years ago and loved it Joan and Rhys were fantastic together strong independent passionate and stubborn I liked the Medieval setting with the stone masonry Freemasons and the potters guild the craft fairs etc Glad to see Joan and Rhys get their HEA but it didnt come easily so I closed the book with a very satisfied sigh After all the drama and injustice they deserved itFlaws? Probably Just can't recall them

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By Design Medieval #2Bound by honorThe moment Rhys saw the stunning young woman selling her exuisitely crafted pottery in the marketplace he was captivated But the wealthy freemason would never have guessed that just a few days later a misunderstanding would land Joan in the town stocks and he would become her unlikely savior After the grueling ordeal Rhys tender 35 I came across Hunter for her Regency novels but whenever I find a new to me romance author whose work I admire I like to go back and read her oeuvre from start to finish so I'm in the midst of reading a bunch of Medieval romances Hunter is a strong writer and her books are deeply imbued with the history of the periods of which she writes After reading three of her Medieval books though I'm starting to feel that her early work is rather old fashioned not uite Old Skool but perhaps Middle Skool if I can build on a coined phrase? Her heroes don't abuse the heroines and the often dominating ways they treat the heroines can certainly be chalked up to the time period in which the novels are set But each romance arc seems the same despite the differences in plot of each book hero and heroine feel mutual sexual attraction the heroine resists then ends up submitting to her desire The heroine's resistance makes sense plot wise; there is always a compelling plot reason why the heroine cannot be with the hero It's the repetition of the same plot pattern that makes me feel these books are somewhat old fashioned A great author writes different romance arcs as well as different plotsThe repetition struck me especially hard after reading this book because the plot depends so much on the woman in peril trope for its emotional charge Like Gothic literature much Old Skool romance depends on the woman's body being endangered to draw in its readers and I'm not so fond of that trope I must admit I also wondered about the author's decision to let us think and let the heroine think that she had killed her abuser but then take that away by making the bad guy come back from the grave so that the hero can kill him off insteadI did like the slight nuance she gave to the villain or at least to the heroine's insight about the villainI'll be interested to see how long it takes Hunter to give up the trope of woman in perilwoman who must resist the man's desire or if she truly never gives it up and I just didn't notice it as much in her recent Regency work as I read through the rest of her novels