: 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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Erastes’ novel, Standish, is brilliant in the breadth, depth, and quantity of historical knowledge used to give it a textured reality, almost as if stansish can feel the world the characters live in. But there’s always a feeling of inevitable fate that they will come back together, after passing through various torments and trials on the way, and will they still feel the same for each other after all the changes those trials have wrought?

Retrieved 14 December I think it does damage to a story like few other mistakes, when it so prevents the reader from making that vital connection with the character. In a messed up way.

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But, this book put a hole in my heart with its end, I have to stopped myself from the influence of this book on my emotions and mind, Its so RAW. I enjoyed seeing how much Ambrose changed from start to finish. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Jul 15, Garnet rated it it was amazing. Mar 24, Elisa Rolle added it. The book failed utterly and completely. The story is riveting and keeps you engaged. Therein, lies the crux of this extraordinary novel.

I loved this book up until a certain point. He wagers a secret bid to win and eventually possess Ambrose. But they fall in love.

Standish is, for the most part, elegantly written and absorbing; it has a fine but not overpowering sense of the period bar a few gaffs – I can’t imagine Fleury, Irish peasant as he is, penning the sort of letter he writes to Ambrose at the end: And like everyone he wants love, and like everyone it would not be simple for him to reach it, and maybe love will be where he is not searching.


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I had a big problem with the constant point-of-view switching as well. And the peculiar fragile incongruous intimacy of the Newgate scenes between Ambrose and Fleury is genuinely lovely.

Infidelity is something that I really hate in erastss, especially when there’s a stupid or ridiculous reason for it. I hate cheating and when someone means more to you than your own life I do not believe you can or have the desire to cheat. Anyway, Ambrose sees through his social faade to the lonely man within and the two establish their disastrously uncommunicative relationship. I did have a few issues with the story, stahdish charater in particular as well as their motives, additionally I had some problems with actions of one of the MC’s.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. But the worst thing about this whole mess of a book, is that it’s usually sttandish quite bad enough to give up on entirely, and consequently I ended up suffering through all of it, only to figure at the end that yes, it was actually bad enough to give up on, but now it’s too late to unread it. Sometimes “Standish” shocked me, sometimes made me smile, sometimes I was enraged, sad, angry, furious, yes, thanks to this book I experienced many different emotions.

But it’s a beautiful romance, when we consider that erwstes this category we can put some very lost pearl. I’ll start standush with the things I didn’t like. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See the About Us page for more details.

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.

So much angst, hate, violence and betrayal.

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The characters, by the way, are either inconsistent or completely flat, and s Sometimes, I like a book that makes me go “what the heck did I just read”, but that’s not the case here.


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. Fleury is genuinely very cool indeed: Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. No, these characters are genuinely madly in love from beginning to end. This was not an easy read, hard to put down, and kept me thinking.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Things you probably shouldn’t admit to liking on the internet while your mother is still alive. I was good for the first fifty pages. Poised to hate the man whose father made off with the title to his ancestral home, the young Ambrose Standish gets in over his head when his loathing gives way to first love and naive passion.

The Great House of Standish has stood abandoned for decades since its dissolute owner gambled earstes away in a card game tsk tsk. Perhaps it’s just me, but the spare cock did seem rather incidental. Penned by the mysterious self-styled Erastes, it’s pretty typical of the regency romance genre. A very enjoyable book that was well written and never boring.

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To Rafe kisses him and there are no doubts Ambrose falls into the bed and goes, ‘Oh I’ve loved you since I first saw you sort of crap. But I was entertained, swept away in the love, sex and pain of the novel none the less.

So much love to go with it, too.

He didn’t have to continue to fuck Alivis after Ambrose leaves him upon discovering his betrayal. Standish by Erastes by Wardog.