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The Highest Stakes of All This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I gotta confess I like this book NO, I don t advocate rape, selling women or bitch slaps But I still fondly remember the Sara Craven s and other HP s from the 70 s that were my very first romances These were seekrit modern bodice rippers that my mum felt were muchage apropos than The Flame and the Flower or Sweet Savage Love which is what she was reading at the time which I did read BTW, just under the covers at night Fortunately, she never really picked up one of those little forced I gotta confess I like this book NO, I don t advocate rape, selling women or bitch slaps But I still fondly remember the Sara Craven s and other HP s from the 70 s that were my very first romances These were seekrit mod I realize this book will not be for everyone but I liked it Maybe it s because it is an extremely old school Harlequin and I have a soft spot for those Hero is very alpha, heroine is his victim but she is also a con artist so she s not entirely innocent Her kidnapping didn t bother me and her rape didn t bother me either because I didn t see it as rape at all She was clearly smitten with her captor and she definitely enjoyed their lovemaking.In my opinion the real villain of the story was I realize this book will not be for everyone but I liked it Maybe it s because it is an extremely old school Harlequin and I have a soft spot for those Hero is very alpha, heroine is his victim but she is also a con artist so she s not entirely innocent Her kidnapping didn t bother Oooff I need to think.Okay, there are several problems with this, hence the time I needed to think First and foremostly this is not tongue in cheek satire or some nod at former bodice rippers by a young author No, this is an actual bodice ripper, written in 2010 by a woman who wrote them already in the 1970s Sara Craven was 72 when she wrote this book, and the purplish prose as well as the unmitigated bodice ripping aka rape apology and male supremancy obviously are a result of her own id Oooff I need to think.Okay, there are several problems with this, hence the time I needed to think First and foremostly this is not tongue in cheek satire or some nod at former bodice rippers by a young author No, this is an actual bodice ripper, written in 2010 by a woman who wrote them already in the 1970s Sara Craven was 72 when she wrote this book, and the purplish prose as well as the unmitigated bodice ripping aka rape Two words Stockholm Syndrome.This Harley had it all gambling, virginity, revenge, rape, parental betrayal, lots of great sex followed by indifference Hey, what s not to love.I have a love hate relationship with Harlequins, but in this case I may go to simply hate In Harley world, it s not that a heroine can t be so stupid as to fall in love with an abusive alpha male, but these two NEVER relate on any level but sex Great sex, but still.Even after he hurts her while taking her virginity Two words Stockholm Syndrome.This Harley had it all gambling, virginity, revenge, rape, parental betrayal, lots of great sex followed by indifference Hey, what s not to love.I have a love hate relationship with Harlequins, but in this case I may go to simply hate In Harley world, it s not that a heroine can t be so stupid as to fall in love with an abusive alpha male, but these two NEVER relate on any level but sex Great sex, but still.Even after he hurts her while taking her virginity he does not re evaluate the situation What kind of a Greek alpha billionaire is he, that he This book is bad and not in the sense of so bad I relish it s horribleness Yes I am a fan of Craven s The Innocent s Surrender Somehow the Highest Stakes of All manages to be both really horrible and really boring The plot is a very predictable Sara Craven plot The heroine s pathetic excuse for a father is an intrepid gambler and when he runs out of material goods to gamble he wagers and loses his daughter Of course it was all a set up by the Greek hero revenge naturally and he whisks This book is bad and not in the sense of so bad I relish it s horribleness Yes I am a fan of Craven s The Innocent s Surrender Somehow the Highest Stakes of All manages to be both really horrible and really boring The plot is a very predictable Sara Craven plot The heroine s pathetic excuse for a father is an intrepid gambler and when he runs out of material goods to gamble he wagers and loses his daughter Of course it was all a set up by the Greek hero revenge naturally and he whisks away the h to his Greek Island There he rapes her and realizes that his revenge was not necessary so he abandons her on the island and exists the plot stage right.On the island, the h discovers a sad little girl who dresses in pretty party dresse Too bad the rating list doesn t allow for negative stars Rated it a 1 as that s as low as it goes Horrible, horrible book Offensive How are kidnapping, rape, and child neglect romantic Does HQ even READ what it publishes Vasso, the male character, doesn t deserve happily ever after , he belongs in prison Does s Once Upon A Time And Far Away, Joanna Vernon Found Herself As The Ultimate Prize In A Dangerously High Stakes Card Game When The Last Hand Had Been Revealed, The Knowing Curl Of Vassos Gordanis S Lip Told Her He Had Every Intention Of Claiming His Winnings.Though No Setting Could Be Beautiful Than Vassos S Private Island, To Joanna The Aegean Sea Was Merely A Turquoise Hued Prison Wall In The Gordanis House, A Woman Was Expected To Know Her Place, And This Gorgeous Greek Knew This Was Exactly How He Planned To Settle The Score. If non consent scenarios are a trigger for you, I would advise staying away from this one If viewed in aserious light, this would be highly disturbing If, however, you re willing to read this sort of thing and able to put on your crack colored glasses, this was truly one crazy ride withtropes than I can count I can t believe it was written in 2010, it definitely has an old school feel to it There was even a Gothic element with the secretive islanders and the mysterious, sullen li If non consent scenarios are a trigger for you, I would advise staying away from this one If viewed in aserious light, this would be highly disturbing If, however, you re willing to read this sort of thing and able to put on your crack colored glasses, this was truly one crazy ride withtropes than I can count I can t believe it was written in This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Before I begin this review let s start with something that REALLY set my hackles up The Untamed arrogant and proud, unashamedly maleHarlequin Presents with a retro twist.Step back in time to when men were men and women knew how to tame them Let me break down what that means the heroine will be at least 18, but under 22 the hero will be somewhere above 30 the hero will be rich and used to getting his way the heroine will not have a job, or if she does it will be some sort of femal Before I begin this review let s start with something that REALLY set my hackles This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Mostly undecided about this one To put it simply, the plot was Greek mythology meets Indecent Proposal with a little bit of Jane Eyre thrown in the H hides his daughter away although to play devil s advocate, he didn t quite know if she was his or not


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