The Marriage Surrender

  • Title: The Marriage Surrender
  • Author: Michelle Reid
  • ISBN: 9780373120147
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Free Download The Marriage Surrender - by Michelle Reid - The Marriage Surrender, The Marriage Surrender Joanna adored Alessandro Bonetti but knew she could never give him what he really needed So she walked out on their marriage Now two years on she has no choice but to turn to Sandro for help He agr
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    1. Hi, my name is Michelle Reid and I ve been writing for Harlequin Mills Boon for the last twenty years, and the crazy part about it is that I only realised it had been twenty years while updating this page So, hang on for a minute while I take this huge milestone in.Twenty years with almost forty books published or in the pipeline I know it isn t a great average when compared with some authors but it sounds pretty good to me So what was I doing twenty years ago before I wrote books Well, I did the all of the usual things, like growing up and attending school, finishing at secretarial college, which I hated, then spent the next several years wandering aimlessly from job to job Eventually I met my husband, we married and produced two daughters who then grew up and between them presented us with two gorgeous grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter But I m getting ahead of myself Somewhere in between my girls growing up and the grandchildren arriving on the scene, I started writing To this day I don t know why, unless it was a natural progression from my never being without a book close by often several because books have always been an important part of my life for as far back as I can recall.So, I started to write, by hand at first, scribbling short stories in notebooks which never saw the light of day At some point I discovered Mills Boon Romance books and that was pretty much it for me I d found my new love, as in reading romantic fiction and inevitably writing it too.So twenty years on and almost forty books on, here I am still writing and still loving it


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    1. Re read SPOILERS Apologizes here Total reversal on a review I rated it a two star before, and it barely makes a three star now but the reasons have changed.Torture porn for starters Orphaned heroine.Virgin raped by two men two weeks before her weddingLeaves marriage due to emotional traumaBeloved younger sister is killedBoss blackmailing into sexThe h approaches the H for money to pay off her boss as he has her cornered for sex The H hasn t seen her for about two years We find out later he kept [...]

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    2. The central conflict of this story stems from view spoiler the heroine s rape that took place two weeks before her wedding She was a virgin and felt her gift to the hero was taken from her Further, she wasn t able to have sex with the hero in the long tortuous year they lived together She finally left when the hero gave her an ultimatum be a proper wife or get out Now, two years later, she owes her sleezy casino boss 5,000 pounds and she contacts the hero.It s obvious the hero still cares about [...]

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    3. There was a lot of angst in this book The hero and heroine fall madly in love but one week before the wedding she is raped by 2 guys in an elevator She doesn t tell anyone and goes ahead a gets married and then freaks out and can t sleep with her husband The story starts 3 years later when they have been apart for 2 years He was basically emasculated by her refusal to sleep with him or even let him touch her so she left him So she comes to him for some help with a money problem and he won t let [...]

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    4. In typical Michelle Reid fashion this is an absorbing book filled with a lot of angst The heroine and hero are madly in love One week before their wedding, she is brutally raped by two men in an elevator She goes through with the wedding, but is so emotionally scarred that she can not consummate the marriage and she ultimately leaves him Two years later, she enters his life again asking for help financially since she has fallen prey to a loan shark Though, I wasn t able to put the book downere w [...]

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    5. The Marriage Surrender is a serious romance dealing with serious mental and emotional health issues How it concluded didn t sit too well with me as I ll explain.Joanna was a tormented woman whose low self esteem drove most of the story s conflict This lack of worth was the reason why she didn t believe in Sandro s love for her The reason why she spent the majority of the book wallowing in fear and self pity And the reason why she had run out on their marriage Joanna didn t believe Sandro would l [...]

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    6. I would expect from a female author to talk to rape victims or research the topic before they write about it I don t believe sexual therapy was the answer for her to get past all the trauma No rape victim is going to just one day decide to shrug it off and get back to her life the way it was before.

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    7. This book started with addressing serious issues but what I felt was ended abruptly The hero claimed even demanded intimacy from the heroine pretty much throughout the whole book not with tact Heroine was raped, so she has issues with intimacies, he didn t try to offer counselling and at the the end of the book basically mentioned he was getting tired of the lost cause.Any intimacy followed by that threat is bound to be out of desperation not out of being free of trauma The ending felt definitel [...]

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    8. It was ok but the rape thing is too serious and just not a good plot for a Harlequin.

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    9. Because of being raped very shortly before her wedding to the hero, the heroine is unable to be a proper wife to the hero this, in addition to her inability to tell anyone the details, or tell her husband anything at all about it, causes the breakdown of the marriage.Two years after leaving him, the events of the novel start Characters are sympathetic although the extreme high pitch of the heroine s emotional state is hard to relate to The resolution comes about rather suddenly really, the whole [...]

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    10. From start to finish, the heroine is in utter emotional turmoil because of what had happened to her a week before her marriage In a romance novel, I like to see some ups happy moments and downs conflicts However,in this book it is all downs until the last 2 pages It was too draining, and simply too exhausting to get throughOnly 2 stars because I didn t enjoy the time I spent reading it.

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    11. I didn t like this book I liked just Sandro.Other books I v read of this author are good, but this one I couldn t Not because of a rape subject but because this didn t convince properly80% of the book was just joanna s thoughts Ofcourse, what happened to her was the most horrible thing it cannot be consoled so easily, nobody could moveon but, I also felt Sandro too suffered so much Though shs should have told him before the wedding, I understand why she couldn t.Bcz, she wanted not to accept the [...]

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    12. This book was emotional, but I thought the hero was insensitive and clueless It was all about how her situation made HIM feel Then to find out he knew about her rape and didn t search for her Just, hey, I found out you were raped, but you needed to wait while I had to go be with my sick mom because I can t spare a couple of hours or try to get you to talk to a therapist , then I got back and you weren t living there any, so, yeah, I just decided to let it go instead of looking for you Oh, and I [...]

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    13. Very intense, emotionally but I really think the heroine could have done with a bit of therapy Usually when you suffer traumatic experiences like rape, professionally help is much better than trying to work it out for yourself They would have saved themselves a lot of pain.

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    14. It wasn t bad but the ending was a bit much There are lots of ways rape survivors manage to deal with it and while that MAY be a possibility, I doubt that it would just cure her like so.

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    15. This was an awkward read There were some good parts, there were some okay parts But it was just weird to read and I couldn t connect with the characters as much as I had expected.

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    16. Just loved it The oldies are just fantastic

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    17. i enjoy this unfamiliar Novel of romance

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    18. Good read, captivating I would have liked it better if there were added to their universe other than the main topic Some extra meat would have been nice As it is, it was way too simple and the reader is not given a chance to see the main characters outside the bubble of 4 days Who are these people other than the main plot It reminds me a bit of my problem with Pretty Woman HEA was too sudden.Character development is sadly lacking in these Harlequin Campbell soup books.I do like Alessandro a LOT [...]

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    19. This book packed an emotional wallop if I ve ever felt one A good 97% of this book the characters were in turmoil and it wasn t really resolved into the end There were also some unanswered questions too and I just got a little frustrated I like my books a little bit balanced where there are some happy parts If you re look for the happy, this isn t the book to look to It does have an HEA at the last possible moment really, but otherwise is fraught with strong emotions of anger, fear, heartrendin [...]

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    20. This book was good I liked the hero pushed the heroine to get her reasons for walking away from him and their marriage Her explanation made sense and echoed in the hearts of many women who have been subjected to an awful crime What touched me the most is the hero understood and did not hold it against her as a lot of men would do I recommend the reading of this book I hope Michelle Reid has her backlist reissued by eharlequin as it is easier to store rather then paperbacks.

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    21. One of my favorite emotional scenes Tear jerker You re not human if you don t get affected by it Y you ve been in my flat She gasped out the obvious.He nodded Been in it, been appalled by it Been so damned angry as I stood there in the middle of it, seeing how my wife my wife he repeated angrily, was living Here jb

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    22. This book tried to pack too much emotional punch into such a slim volume It s also unbelievable that he would go so long without finding a wife for whom he had been celibate for two plus years I did appreciate that her recovery was long and painful you know, realistic instead of the one kiss and she s healed syndrome of some books.

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    23. it was ok to read but i felt that the ultimate plot only revolved giving him his pleasure and i soo did not want her to give him the satisfaction at the end.She has been traumatized and still knowing this, was demanding of her.Yeah, she needed to face her fear but it could have been beautifully put, not like you re my wife and i demand my wifely dues Give it time mannnn

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    24. she was raped just before their wedding

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    25. Warning hero is a complete jerk Ugh

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    26. Titre vf L pouse intouchable

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    27. This was a very intense book and dealt with some serious subject matter very well Be prepared to have some kleenex available when reading this one.

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