: Standish (): Erastes: Books. Standish and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view . Posted by girluknow Standish is a lush, intensely romantic love story between scholarly Ambrose Standish and worldly Rafe Goshawk. Though. by Erastes A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men. Set in the.

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Buy Captain Harding and His Men. Buy It Takes Two. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Standish is a lush, intensely romantic love story between scholarly Ambrose Standish and edastes Rafe Goshawk. Though the men are thoroughly unalike, the author does an excellent job of persuading the reader that theirs is a love almost predestined in its depth and steadfastness.

Never once did I doubt that Ambrose and Rafe loved each other and continued erastex love each other, despite brief entanglements with other men in the course of the story. At the same time, the various driving forces in the relationship are realistic.

Jealousy and doubt cause separation, but the greater force of their love eventually brings them back into contact with each other. The author did a good job of making me want to smack both men at various moments in the story. I was emotionally invested and if an author can make that happen, he gets big points from me, no matter what other errors I felt existed in the work.

The point of view switching was a little frustrating. This prevented me from getting as attached to the characters as I could have been. I think Standish would be a more powerful erastse experience had the author switched points of view chapter to chapter or at least scene to scene.

The author has a good grasp erashes realistic character development. I enjoyed seeing how much Ambrose changed from start to finish. I liked him much better as a person by the end of the story. He was stronger and wiser without entirely losing his romantic heart. I especially liked his last line of dialogue; both romantic and matter-of-fact. That was to be expected, considering srandish upbringing.


He erastez much more to overcome, but I did feel he was beginning to overcome it just in time.

The author made character motivations clear to me in all but one instance. I also found it bothersome that Rafe put up with Alvisi as long as he did. I understand that Rafe felt like a debased creature who deserved to fall into darkness, but most of the time, that seemed nothing more than a personal justification for satiating himself. His grief and self-abasement would have made more of an impression on me if he had denied himself pleasure instead. I wanted a sense that he was cleaning up his act, so to speak, instead of wallowing in debauchery disguised as some sort of penitence.

I was mad at Rafe for that and mad at Ambrose for not really being fair to Rafe earlier on, though they were both just being human.

The sex in Standish was scorching and yet did not go into so much mechanical detail that I got tired of it and wanted to skim. The author included the right amount of description and all the emotion needed to make such scenes meaningful. Rafe and Ambrose were very sweet together, when they were together. I really liked that Ambrose brought out the best in Rafe. I felt the author expressed all this exceptionally well and that made the ending all the more poignant.

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The author included details throughout that provided a strong verisimilitude and evoked the erastees without overburdening the story. The characters behaved true to their time period in speech and manners as far as I know and yet they stayed accessible to the modern reader. It was told with the sort of passion necessary in good story-telling, a passion that kept me reading despite point of view problems.

I think if the author overcomes the frenetic point of view switching in future works, he has wonderful potential for continued success. I had a big problem with the constant point-of-view switching as well.


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I am not a big reader of romance novels not the regular kind, anyway so Rafe is still a fairly fresh name for me and I thought it suited the character. I can see how it would get to you, tho, if it frequently appears in the genre. I re-read paragraphs too and it did make me groan. I think it does damage to a story like few erasets mistakes, when it so prevents the reader from making that vital connection with the character. I liked Ambrose and Rafe, but I think I could have felt for them so much more strongly with a consistent point of view.

I sttandish the saving graces were the smart pace of the book and that I found the characters lively and memorable enough to keep me sticking through to the end. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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