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Rase I can t which might leave impatient readers exasperated with her but I think it s necessary to convey the level of patience Marc had to exhibit to help her overcome her fears At the same time she s incredibly stubborn which sometimes works against her but which I think was ultimately responsible not only for her surviving the attack in the first place but for her finally conuering her fears and going far beyond anything she or those who love her ever reamed possible for herI loved Kaitlyn s family They are all very supportive of her and understanding of how the rape affected her Because they want the best for her they see the same thing Marc sees that she s been living half a life They Randolf Emmanuel Fontanilla (The Billionaire Boys Club, desperately want her to be able to love someone and they all love Marc and see him as her best chance for happiness Sometimes I think they see how much he loves and adores her when sheoesn t fully comprehend it I particularly liked her Game for Life dad As the only man Kaitlyn will allow near her I felt he was in a uniue position to help her and heoes than once First I had to give him major points for respecting Kaitlyn s privacy and not revealing everything to Marc even though Marc asked him a point blank uestion about what happened to her after she finally მოთხრობები dropped the bombshell on him that she was raped butidn t give him any Flames of the Dark Crystal details Herad simply said that Marc would have to ask her about that because it was her call on how much to reveal and when I couldn t help thinking Yes finally an author who One Night at the Lake doesn t allow a secondary character to reveal personal things about a main character This phenomena in romance nearly alwaysisappoints and frustrates me because all I see is a missed opportunity for emotional intimacy between the hero and heroine I also loved the little talk Kaitlyn s The Hero Next Door dad had with her gently encouraging her to go stay with Marc at his cabin and give him a chance to prove himself even though it was awkward for him since he was basically giving his blessing knowing they were most likely going to become intimate It was like he knew what she needed and what was best for her even though sheidn tOverall Tender Persuasion was a wonderful book but Ask Me No Questions despite my five star rating it wasn t 100% perfect The first few chapters were lacking introspection which somewhat stunted the emotion I was expecting to feel right out of the gate However looking at it in hindsight perhaps this was a stroke of genius because itid play into the sense of Kaitlyn being closed off from the world as a whole and men in particular Without a The Gnadiges Fraulein. doubt itoes improve as the relationship Unscrewed develops That being the case I say that the most noticeable weakness is the author s penchant for repetition There was an overabundance of shrugging sighing and a few other character actions that needed a good edit Normally I would knock off a half star for small but slightly annoying American Musicians deficiencies like this but Tender Persuasion kept me so engaged and was such an utterly beautiful story of trueeep and lasting love in its purest form that I was able to overlook its minor shortcomings and couldn t help giving it the full five Knowing that a real life couple actually lived out these events and found their HEA too only made it that much inspiring and compelling This story certainly took me on a roller coater ride of emotions but it was so completely worth it I cannot recommend this book highly enough and will His Convict Wife (Convict Wives definitely be checking out Jean Hackensmith s other workNote As a warning to sensitive readers this book contains some fairly graphic flashbackream seuences of events that occurred Toyota Management System during the rape They re usually no than a page or two long but the brutality of it can evoke some very intense emotion. Uly be overcome Kaitlyn has heroubts but with the commencement of Marc's treatment even she begins to believe that she may one The Perfect Indulgence day enjoy the physical side of love again an act that now makes her heart pound with soul shaking terror and a goal that Marc isetermined to attai.
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I liked this book well enough although I found that the Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House, dialogue tended toward the melodramatic at times and this wasistracting MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING FOR GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF RAPE I found that I had to skim some of those sections Reviewed for THC ReviewsI can t recall for sure where I first heard about Tender Persuasion but I think it might have been a few years back when I was still active on the A Seductive Revenge discussion boards If I remember correctly it was a thread in which someone was asking for romance titles with the theme of a heroine overcoming rape and this book was recommended by another person on theiscussion I thought it sounded very interesting so I immediately added it to my TBR list Fast forward about five years and California Living during that time I heard nothing about it from anyone else even though I joined GoodReads and have been obsessively sharing book ideas In fact there aren t even any ratings or reviews for Tender Persuasion on either GoodReads I guess mine will have the honor of being the first or even though it was first published over aecade ago which leads me to believe that it s a book few have even heard about It was always still there in the back of my mind to read it and this month I So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole, decided to try to get my hands on a copy to finally check it out Unfortunately the only way I could get one was by purchasing it After being burned one too many times Ion t normally pay full price for an untried author but I Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty decided to take a chance All I can say it that I was very glad Iid It Ryugakusei no tame no Kanji no Kyokasho SHOKYU 300 - Japanese Writing Study Book definitelyid not A Study in Scandal (Scandalous disappoint and I m thrilled about that one person years ago recommending it It s certainly a hidden gem of a romance and I wouldn t hesitate to pass on the recommendation to anyone who likes heartrendingly emotional stories of true and lasting love Tender Persuasion is far than a mere romance though It is based on the true story of a woman who the author personally knows This woman who is known as Kaitlyn in the story was brutally raped multiple times and in multiple ways over the course of the eight hours she spent with her attacker The monster also cut her forty two times leaving her with an eual amount of scars all over her body The fact that she even survived is a miracle and a testament to this woman s courage andetermination However her scars went far Letting it Go deeper than just the surface She was so mired in fear that Ion t think she even recognized the The One Who Stays (Summer Island, depth of her own inner strength Much like soldiers who can t bring themselves to speak of their experiencesuring wartime Kaitlyn was unable to talk to anyone in than a cursory way about what happened to her As a result Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, despite having a loving family she was mostly alone in her pain until Marc the man of herreams came along Kaitlyn s sister Billie Smijurija u mjerama described her as having been a loving passionate woman before the rape but after that part of her got buried She may have survived but she s not really been living Unfortunately her fiancidn t know how to Speer deal with that and left her three months after the rape Throughout the five years since then Kaitlyn has avoided men like the plague She s too afraid to initiate any kind of a relationship with a man because she understandably can t bear the thought of being touched by any man much less making love to one Until Marc she resigned herself to a celibate life alone but he refuses to allow her to hide herself awayWhen Marc shows up in the story he s pretty much every woman s Ultralearning dream man and it s easy to see why Kaitlyn eventually gave into his charms Heoes have to push her a bit but it was obviously necessary in order for him to convince her to go out with him Otherwise she probably wouldn t have given him a chance Dating him gives her a opportu. Kaitlyn Emberland was brutally raped five years ago She almost ied and her assailant left behind forty two scars to remind her of their encounter She will never trust a man again She will never love again The mere thought of a man's touch makes her skin crawl and then she mee.
Nity to get to know what kind of man he is and to see that he s a gentleman which helped to begin building that all important trust in their relationship Even before he knows about the rape Marc is incredibly understanding and patient with Kaitlyn when she oesn t want to be touched or kissed He sensed from the beginning that someone had hurt her but his initial speculation The Lost Literature of Medieval England didn t even come close to the reality of what happened Once she finally tells him about the rape heoesn t run the other way like she fully expects Instead his kindness and patience continues only with a A Curse of Kings different focus He gently pushes her bit by bit to face her fears and exhibits a uiet confidence that she can eventually overcome them if she ll just let him help her Every time sheoubts herself he s there Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, determinedly saying it will happen someday He simply refuses to give up on her and has faith in her ability to start living a normal life again Each time Kaitlyn reveals some newetail about what happened to her Marc sometimes Im a Narwhal doubts his own ability to handle the horror of it all but he finally realizes that Kaitlyn is the one who experienced it first hand and if she could live through it he certainly can too When he started trying to get Kaitlyn to allow him to touch her intimately I loved the sweet litany of things he said to her each time things like I love you I m not going to hurt you If it s than you can handle just tell me to stop or I just want to love you He s always true to his word too never trying to go further than she s willing and gradually getting her used to one thing before going a little bit further That s not to say Marc is perfect though In fact there were a couple of times heid things that made me want to slap him silly but I think that these foibles helped to show he was a real person Just like most people he had a breaking point that he finally reached As and time passes and it seems like they re making little progress Marc starts to get frustrated with Kaitlyn at times especially when he feels like she s not trying He also gets angry although initially he s angry at the situation than at her However that anger eventually begins to bubble over until they have a huge fight about making love At this point Marc s faith wavers and he begins to believe it s never going to happen I may not have agreed with a couple of the things Marc id to try to alleviate his frustrations but strangely enough I still understood where he was coming from He wasn t Superman He was just an ordinary guy with feelings and passions of his own that weren t being met Despite a few missteps overall I felt that Marc was an incredible man who completely and utterly Girl, Woman, Other devoted himself to Kaitlyn He loved her unconditionally when she had a hard time loving herself which isifficult for any person to A South African Night do and ultimately that love won out over the pain of her pastReaders who are easily frustrated might have a hard time with this book I think perhaps because it s based on a true story itoes feel real than perhaps your average romance Bismillah Soup does Most romance novels focus on building a romanticized version of love that often forgets theay to पिंजर day struggles and Kaitlyn and Marc without aoubt have a tremendous struggle on their hands that goes far above and beyond what the average couple has to face When Kaitlyn first meets Marc she has a very warped sense of a man s Venous Catheters desires and truly believes that his penis is nothing than a weapon to be used toominate and The Marines E-Mail Order Bride (The Heroes of Chance Creek, degrade a woman Marcefinitely has his work cut out for him right from the start Her fears are so Android Studio Application Development deep seated and incredibly intense as to feel insurmountable and uite frankly that s what she thinks Many times Kaitlyn utters the ph. Ts Marc Campbell He isifferent He's kind gentle understanding and he loves her He is willing to o whatever it takes to convince Kaitlyn that she can put the rape behind her and live and love againBut is it even possible Can such a brutal act of violence and betrayal ever tr.
I am the published author of 12 books all in the romance genre; everything from time travel to historical to contemporary My newest release Checkmate is the start of my break from the romance genre It's still classified as a romantic thriller but truthfully it's thriller than romance I'm not saying I won't ever write another romance especially time travel I'd have too many upset r