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conversations would not be appreciated in 2017 but I thought they were a good representation of would not be appreciated in 2017 but I thought they were a good representation of gamut of feelings and thoughts that occur after such an incident On to the last story I m not sure why I m still reading this series I mean the leading men basically or sometimes it s even admitted rape the women they re supposed to be in love with Also not a huge fan of the macho culture the books seem to present as sexy I usually have had a better taste even as a teenager I guess it s the nostalgy that keeps me reading Well there s only one book after this Luckily I can t for the life of me figure out how this title got 4 stars much less how the entire series is so highly rated The violence against women the misogyny is revulting Every woman including the heroine who isagrees with the hero is an immoral bh and a liar And the heroine side story the only reason I bothered with this horrible series because I wanted to learn who Gemma s mother was gets raped by her husbandYet instead of condeming or getting help for Gemma the author focuses all of her time rationalizing the husband s actions and how he Broken Prophecy didn t really mean it he was under pressure and if Gemma had just trusted him he wouldn t haveone it This is just so foul I would give the book negative stars if I could I feel like perhaps I shouldn t have been surprised because this series has been one attack after another on women and I guess this was just another esacalation in that theme But how anyone could think that this is what a romance novel should be is beyond me This one was hard to read for me Can t say I enjoyed this part at all Ugh suaredTwo themes at work in this epic trainwreckLustAnd The charactersCeleste a heroine who has acted the slut with boy toys for The Dangerous Debutante (Romney Marsh, decades and is now hurt that the love of her life thinks she s a slut with young boy toys She happens to be Gemma s biological motherByron the toxic POS that had sex with Celeste when she was 17 he was 27 then marries her mean sister Then has sex with her while married to her evil sister as in broke his marriage vows and puts all the bl Half of book is about Gemmaefending and making up excuses for her husband raping her It s refered to as rape too but she understands why he Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, did that Disgusting 45 What an explosive reunion story Re Scandals and Secrets Miranda Lee continues her Hearts of Fire series in this penultimate cliffhanger that finally reveals theeep The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker dark secrets of Gemma s and Byron Whit s pastA word before I get on with the spoilerization This book is EXTREMELY unusual for HPlandia in 1995 This book is a very thinlyisguised exploration of using sex as a basis for power Quadruplets On The Doorstep domination and control of another person There is no lovemaking in this book MLoesn t use her very etailed sex scenes as a way to show a physical expression of a two people celebrating their love for one another In this one sex is a weapon and both the heroine and the hero use it try and force the other to submit to their will In an even rarer HPlandia event it is the heroine Celeste who uses the old skool forced seduction techniue to capture her true love Byron Celeste takes the classic HP Alpha Hose long buried feelings for him Worse she knew she wouldn't stop at esire Nathan however had convinced himself that was exactly where Gemma's feelings for him ended Though when Gemma overheard him talking with his ex wife Lenore as if they were lovers she knew for certain just how much she hail always really cared about Natha. .
081805 143TITLEAUTHOR Scandals Secrets by Miranda LeeRating 4BGENREPUB DATE OF PAGES Romance 1995 185 pgsTIMEPLACE 1990 s AustraliaCHARACTERS Celeste Campbell and Byron WhitCOMMEN ohh how could i forget this oneanother wall bangerwill not waste my time energy by reviewing it just ignore itDo Not Recommend it Trigger warning for rape This series is bananas Let s check in on our couple Gemma and Nathan as their marriage in trouble continues to be in trouble Gemma returns early from her trip to the Outback and overhears her husband and his ex be in trouble Gemma returns early from her trip to the Outback and overhears her husband and his ex about how the night before was just sex and they The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane don t really love each other but that his wife would never understand The poor girl is horrified and runs away without confronting them Since I ve read romance novels than Gemma I knew right away that they were rehearsing lines from his play but sheidn t She goes to a hotel and calls Nathan and tells him not to pick her up at the airport She s leaving himThe next A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy day she can tecide what to The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning do so she calls the snake brother of the femme fataleand he comes right over to her hotel Luckily for her she is tooistraught for even a creep
to seduce so he take her to his family home where the femme fatale lives The femme fatale is actually very seduce so he take her to his family home where the femme fatale lives The femme fatale is actually very to Gemma and warns her snake brother off She also calls Nathan s father to tell him what Gemma thinks she overheard Nathan had been there earlier thinking she had run to the snake irectly and he told FF that he idn t know why Gemma was leaving him That night the snake gives Gemma a ouble ose of sleeping pills so he can rape her but his sister is upset and walking the hallways and occasionally checking on Gemma He The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated decides he llrug both of them the next night so he can have his prizeWhen Gemma wakes up the next afternoon she has a horrible headache and goes looking for aspirin in the snake s bedroom It is there that Nathan finds her in her nightgown Gemma tries to explain that nothing happened with the snake but Nathan is angry and rapes her When he realizes what s he Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue done he leaves in agony andisgust and tells her she can have her ivorce Gemma holds
it together untiltogether until fatale gets home from work Femme fatale tells her she s been raped and she should ivorce Nathan Seems FF has a history of abuse and sexual assault which she A Texas Holiday Miracle doesn t tell Gemma so this is triggering for her Eventually Nathan s father calls and asks FF to bring Gemma to his home so the ex can tell Gemma the truth of what she had overheard Theyo go The ex shows Gemma the script and she realizes she was wrong The ex urges her to make up with Nathan Gemma 74 Seaside Avenue decides to spend the night at Nathan s father s house The nextay Nathan s father takes her to Nathan Gemma explains what she overheard and how the ex set her straight Nathan still wants a The Note divorce because he thinks she slept with snake In retaliation he gives her the private eye report that explains who her mother is Gemma is actually happy with her mother s identity since she has gotten to know her over the past week Have you guessed it yet It s femme fatale The foreshadowing was there when the FF was thinking about the baby that had been stolen from her 20 years before. Dark secrets forbiddenesires scandalous iscoveriesOur glittering new six part saga set in Australia continues This and every novel in the set features a gripping romance that stands by itself as the passions scandals and hopes that exist between two fabulously rich families are revealed But you'll also find yourself hooked th. ,
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And how she can t have any children There is also a lot of foreshadowing about the identity of the father Spoiler it wasn t the miner Gemma lived with So Gemma and Nathan are still estranged at the end of this bookOur featured couple in this story are the Femme Fatale and Nathan s father
It is an enemies to lovers story a secret baby story and a second chance story Backstory of FFis an enemies to lovers story a secret baby story and a second chance story Backstory of FF she was 14 she was raped by a male teacher at her boarding school The headmistress idn t believe her and she was expelled Luckily her mother believed her and put her in a ifferent school At 17 she met Nathan s father who was 10 years older They began a sexual affair They were both smitten until the FF s older half sister got wind of it She told NF that her sister slept around and he wasn t the only one So he dropped FF and ended up marrying the sister the psycho who made everyone s life miserable for the FF and ended up marrying the sister the psycho who made everyone s life miserable for the 20 years FF was so upset she stole the Heart of Fire from the safe the ay of her sister s wedding Two years later the FF was visiting her half sister and NF They ended up having sex and being caught by the half sister NF was so guilty and angry that he vowed to never have anything to Bear Claw Lawman (Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab, do with FF again FF then took up with a recent immigrant to Australia the miner Gemma lived with for 20 years When she realized she was pregnant with NF s baby sheecided to have sex with the immigrant and try to make a family with him Unfortunately the miner liked to have it rough and beat FF constantly After the baby was born the miner beat the FF so severely she would have Her Nine Month Confession died if a passerby hadn t found her Then he stole the baby and the opal The FF was hospitalized and had to have a hysterectomy She spent years and all kinds of money to find heraughter The miner realized he couldn t sell the Heart of Fire without FF finding her A Southern Reunion daughter so he forged a birth certificate and never sold the gem That s why FF bought the gem not to spite the other opal family but to find heraughter The FF has lived an outrageous lifestyle to torture NF since he was always very jealous and sexually obsessed with her She was in pain so she wanted to make him feel pain NF for his part found it easier to view FF as an immoral jezebel rather than see his own culpability in their relationship They begin a sexual affair lots of explicit sex scenes after NF Let It Go demands to search her house convinced Gemma is there with the snake First NF wants to keep his affair with FF a secret but she won t have any of it They later join forces to help Gemma Eventually NF finds out he is Gemma s father Nowon t worry kids Nathan is adopted Gemma is not married to her brother But snake is Gemma s uncle so it s good he Charade of Hearts didn t get his rapey wishThe story ends with Jade the h from book two coming over to meet her half sister and to hear the news that her father is marrying FF Auntie Ava from the book four is thereiscussing her February wedding to her Italian fantasy man the last set piece in the series I would imagine Gemma is The Yuletide Rescue (Alaskan Search and Rescue daydreaming realizing she could be pregnant from the rape and that she wants the baby and her complicated rapey husband Oh GemmaThe women in this storyiscuss rape and sexual assau. Roughout the series as Gemma Smith searches for the secret of her true identity and fights for ruthless seducer Nathan Whit's loveCeleste Campbell had lived on her hatred of Byron Whit for twenty years Revenge was sweet until news reached her that Byron was considering remarriage Suddenly she found she could no longer Toward a Better Life deny all