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text 2016-10-28 13:46
[Rezension] Sophia Chase - Love is blind Band 1 "Unnahbar verfallen"
Love is blind. Unnahbar verfallen - Sophia Chase

Titel: Love is blind - Unnahbar verfallen
Serie: Love is blind Band 1
Autorin: Sophia Chase
Verlag: Klarant Verlag
Erschienen: September 2016
Genre: Erotik
Seitenzahl: 213 Seiten
Ausgabe: E-Book

ISBN: 9783955734923
Preis: 2,99 Euro

 
 

 

 

 

Klappentext:

Durch Schicksalsschläge in eine finanzielle Notlage geraten, arbeitet Emily als Bedienung in einem Nobel-Stripclub in London. Für die Männer dort empfindet sie nichts als Verachtung, doch dann trifft sie im Club auf Nick und Tom. Die beiden sind nicht nur steinreich, sondern auch noch verdammt attraktiv und strahlen die pure Dominanz aus. Besonders Nick, der Edlere der beiden, ist von Emilys stolzer und sexy Art fasziniert, und sie machen ihr ein unmoralisches Angebot:
Emily erhält eine Million Pfund, dafür steht sie den beiden Männern einen Monat lang sexuell zur Verfügung...
Als Emily sich schließlich auf den Deal einlässt, ahnt sie nicht, welche Achterbahnfahrt der Gefühle auf sie zukommt. Immer mehr wird sie von dem geheimnisvollen Nick angezogen, der sie in eine Welt mitnimmt, die sie bis dahin nicht kannte...

Meine Meinung:
Durch die finanzielle Notlage und die immer wieder eintreffenden Rechnungen und Mahnungen zwingen Emily dazu in einem Stripclub zu arbeiten. Auch wenn sie die Männer dort verabscheut, braucht sie aber doch das Geld. 
Dann trifft sie zwei sehr attraktive und reiche Männer, die ihr ein sehr verlockendes Angebot machen.
 
Sie lässt sich trotz einiger Zweifel darauf ein und erlebt eine Reise in eine sehr erotische Welt. Das Gefühlschaos ist vorprogrammiert und einer der beiden Männer, Nick, hat es ihr besonders angetan. 
Doch was ist mit Tom? 
 
Sophia Chase hat das Ende ziemlich offen gelassen so dass ich es nicht erwarten kann, wie es weiter geht. 
Sie hat einen sehr angenehmen und fließenden Schreibstil. Ist locker und es wurde zu keiner Zeit langatmig.
Die Story ist heiß und die erotischen Szenen sind absolut überwältigend. 
 
Mein Fazit: 
Ich bin sehr gespannt, wie es mit den Dreien weiter geht. Ein sehr erotisches Highlight, dass ich absolut empfehlen kann. 
 
Meine Bewertung: 5/5 
Source: beatelovelybooks.blogspot.de/2016/10/rezension-sophia-chase-love-is-blind.html
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review 2016-07-09 21:36
A Lifetime movie before there were Lifetime movies
When Love is Blind - Mary Burchell

This was recommended to me by Minesha , thank you so much!

 

 

First off, I want to say, for being first published in 1967, the lack of sexist or racist remarks I girded my loins for, was amazingly absent. So, bravo!

 

But he's inclined to be mocking and a little sardonic about any display of feeling.

 

Moving on, if this hasn't been made into a Lifetime movie, I'm willing to bet it's been the inspiration for one or two. A very quick rundown, heroine is aspiring to be a professional concert pianist but hero fails her at her college final and says some soul shattering comments to her.

 

 

 

Hero is a master pianist who heroine loved going to listen to but starts to sort of stalk him after his comments continue to eat at her.

 

 

In a serendipitous way, she learns where he lives and while walking the road by his house, he almost hits her with his car and crashes. The crash makes him blind and he now needs a secretary with musical knowledge.

 

 

 

"Don't be quite so reverential," he protested amusedly. "I'm afraid you only know me in a somewhat chastened condition. When I'm under the nervous tension of a professional career I'm quite insufferable, according to many of my acquaintances. I'm afraid it's going to be a shock for anyone as good and civilized as you."

"I'm not good!" protested Antoinette. "I'm perfectly horrible sometimes. And---and I've done some things I'm ashamed of."

"What, for instance?" he enquired with teasing interest.

"I couldn't possibly tell you," she exclaimed agitatedly. 

"As bad as that? You excite my wildest curiosity," he said, laughing. If ever I recover my sight, the first thing I shall do is dig into your interesting past.

 

Our heroine became a secretary after having her dreams crushed by him so she takes the job. They grow closer as she pushes back against his arrogant attitude (all that artistic passion, don't you know!) and tries to hide her identity as the girl who caused his accident. So the girl he blames for his accident is also the one bringing him back to life.

 

 

"Play!" he shouted at her once. "Play! You've got it in you to make music, haven't you? And all you do is push down the keys. You drive me crazy"

"You drive me crazy too!" She was surprised to find that she too was almost shouting. "I'm not the soloist. I'm just the useful hack pretending to be an orchestra. And stop shouting at me anyway!"

"I'm sorry," he said stiffly. 

"No---I'm sorry too!" And then suddenly she laughed at the sheer absurdity of the scene and, as the tension relaxed, she impulsively put her hand over his.

 

The pov is all from the heroine and as usual I missed the hero's perspective but his thoughts and personality were still represented. He's a master at his craft and with that comes arrogance and an artist's temperament, I'm saying he can get a bit harsh and sassy. It never crossed a line for me and the heroine had a tendency to nip it in the butt. 

 

 

The heroine's adoration was a bit hero worship (she's twenty and the hero is 36) but as she worked with him more, they began to develop more of a balanced relationship. Love is declared by the hero around the 50% but again, written in 1967, can't have too much more than some scandalous kissing without declaring yourself.

 

 

There was a neighbor lady (anyone else think it was alluded to that maybe she had taken care of her husband by nefarious methods and he didn't just skip town? I have a diabolical mind) who obviously wanted the hero, I think they had a previous relationship. The neighbor lady and heroine engaged in some truly inspired classy, subtle, not so subtle, cat fighting. 

 

 

And frankly, because I can't help myself,

 

 

Nothing remotely like that happens in the book, but Dynasty, y'all. 

 

She told herself this was the prerogative of anyone under great nerve-strain and remained unshakably calm and good-tempered, which earned her no more, however, than an irritable, 

"Do you have to be so insufferably sweet and spineless?"

"No, not really. Were you spoiling for a fight?"

There was a moment of astonished silence. Then he laughed suddenly and asked, "Is that a smile that I hear in your voice?"

"Yes, of course. You're being rather funny, you know."

He drew a long, rather odd sigh of something like relief at that and simply said, "I'm glad you're here. You'll be backstage all the time tonight, won't you?"

 

I'm not sure how much of a spoiler this is, I did mention the Lifetime movie thing, but the hero has another accident that gives him his sight back.

 

 

So our heroine decides to disappear forever so he doesn't learn that she is in fact the girl he has been loathing and searching for. With help from a main couple from a previous book in the series, they have their big climatic "But why?!" "I love you anyway!". 

 

Again, for being written in 1967, this aged magnificently well. If you're looking for a change of pace that centers around music, talented arrogant hero, a heroine that feels like she is 20yrs (a mash of naive, sweetness, needing emotional growth, and obliviousness) then this would be an out of the box pick up. I liked their little interactions and how the heroine and hero communicated, even if their relationship felt a little rushed but at 192pgs, that is to be expected. I've never read a Mary Burchell before, but her writing style will have me on the lookout for more of her books from here on out.

 

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2016-07-09 05:50
Reading Update: 30%
When Love is Blind - Mary Burchell

"I don't want to play now—for anyone but myself. Imagine being led to the piano, fumbling a little until one found one's bearings on the keyboard." He gave an exclamation of sheer disgust. "I'd rather never play again than make such an exhibition of myself!"

"Stop being so self-pitying and arrogant," said Antoinette, and utter silence fell in the room.

 

The first, of what I hope, will many verbal smack downs from heroine to hero. 

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review 2014-08-26 14:42
Love Is Blind: A Regency Romance - Elizabeth Cole

A cute novella, where we have the typical lovely maiden and handsome rake. The originality lays on Olivia, the heroine, who is blind. She is not alone, she has her cousin Emily (her "dragon") to keep her company and support her in anything.

Being a novella, the story was very well done, and the characters are very likeable, something that it is hard to find in short stories. It is sweet without being corny; it is romantic without having to be explicit. And the introduction of the two main characters of the following book in the series (Emily and Robert) caught my attention.

There is even a duel with swords! For that alone the novella is worth reading.

**The free copy I downloaded from Amazon has a different title: "Scandal at Dawn (A Regency Rhapsody Novella Book 1)"**

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-08-01 07:50
Completed August 1, 2014
The Dinner - Herman Koch,Sam Garrett

HEARTBURN

 

(A small, windowless room in a suburb of Amsterdam.  PAUL sits at a table.  There is a vacuous expression on his face, and he seems unaware of his surroundings.  A young man in uniform escorts a woman through the door, waits until she is seated, and goes to stand behind PAUL.  A dim light is switched on, and we see that the woman is BABETTE.  PAUL gazes at her for a few seconds.  His eyes flash in a mixture of anger and contempt.)

 

YOUNG MAN:  Twenty minutes, Mrs. Lohman.

 

(BABETTE waves her hand dismissively, and he is silent.)

 

BABETTE:  Oh, Paultje, het is fijn je te zien (Oh, Paulie, it's good to see you). It's been too long.  

 

(PAUL suddenly begins to struggle to his feet.  YOUNG MAN snaps to attention, placing a restraining hand on PAUL'S shoulder.  PAUL does nor resist.)

 

BABETTE (laughing):  Be careful, Paultje.  They know...your history...here.  They've been well-briefed.  You're too heavily medicated to scratch that itch.  And you know by now how I react to threats.

 

PAUL:  (unintelligible)

 

BABETTE:  You never understood, did you?  I had no interest in protecting "the children".  The kids did what they did.  It wasn't nice, it wasn't pretty, but we're not talking about babies.  They did the wrong thing, and they were going to pay dearly for their stupidity.  At least Beau had the common sense to avoid getting his hands dirty, and if he made a buck over the whole sordid mess?  He earned it.  He was never accepted here.  Never would have been.

 

(She pauses to re-apply her lipstick.)

 

BABETTE:  No, you don't get it at all.  I was trying to preserve a dream.  A dream Serge and I worked hard to achieve.  It was right in front of us, and you planted yourselves in our path.  You would have eventually cracked, or the boys would have, and we needed to manage the information that came out.  Produce our version of the truth.  You had to be neutralized.  We had found the perfect solution.  A few platitudes about the disadvantaged, the underprivileged, how SORRY we all were, and the people would have begged him to reconsider.  They would have said he wasn't to blame.  Lock the boys up, but we want this honourable man to be our next Prime Minister.  "Stront, at least he tells the truth!"  They would have elected anyone just to get rid of the idiot in office.  Voters always vote against someone, never explicitly for another candidate.  That's politics!

 

PAUL (slowly and deliberately);  The dream is...dead...we won.

 

BABETTE:  You've won NOTHING.  You're sitting here.  Claire's about to have another heart attack.  It's all right, love.  Serge and I still have money, charm, connections.  We can make the proper arrangements.

 

PAUL (moaning):  Claire!

 

BABETTE:  She no longer exists.  You and that shrew you call your wife always thought Valerie wasn't too bright.  She's the smartest of the three - of all of them, Michel included.  She came up with the idea of tampering with Claire's heart medication.  Her next dose will be her last.  In an hour, the final chapter will be written.

 

(PAUL begins to sob hysterically.  YOUNG MAN slaps PAUL, then gives him an injection.  BABETTE kisses YOUNG MAN passionately, then leaves the room, slamming the door behind her.  The curtain falls.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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