: 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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Penned by the mysterious self-styled Erastes, it’s pretty typical of the regency romance genre. All the characters are realistically flawed which has you hoping they do the right thing and irritated or disappointed when they don’t. I have perhaps been a little reductive in describing Standish as “typical” of the Regency romance genre; I think it’s fairer to say that it feels stylistically like a Regency romance in some respects but and I’m not sure whether it’s because it has two male protagonists or because it’s not bound by expectations of the genre the events of the book are quite a bit darker than one might expect – Rafe cheats on Ambrose quite comprehensively, for example, which is a bit of a no-no in heterosexual historical category romance, there’s more than a little non-consensual sex, and Ambrose goes to prison and nearly gets himself hung.
Jan 13, Elin rated it really liked it Shelves: But it’s a beautiful romance, when we consider that in this category we can put some very lost pearl. I really liked that Ambrose brought out the best in Rafe.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The Globe and Mail. This relationship between two m What a story! Muffled Drum Kindle Edition. Eerastes I’m happy I want the laugh, when I’m sad I want to cry Email required Address never made public. The effects and how individually they survive and what kind of person they become.
I had a big problem with the constant erases switching as well.
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Even the three young boys who were hanged at Newgate shred my heart to pieces. But I was entertained, swept away in the love, sex and pain of the novel none the less. I feel somewhat ambivalent towards this; on one level it is quite interesting to watch their relationship fall apart and be restored but on the other hand it does puncture the sexual tension severely, especially since they began the book disliking each other.
Rafe had a choice. Mar 24, Elisa Rolle added it. And Ambrose is the one as I said who gets the worst of it, being without money and influence, where Rafe can buy himself out of trouble.
SA “spoiler alert” E. Then again, this was a different time, so that could have something to do with why their issues were so difficult for them to resolv This story is not something that I will forget easily.
It’s a little TOO deep, to the point of being unrealistically neurotic. 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. A gay romance set in the late ‘s England.
Though peppered with graphic sexual descriptions, it never becomes tedious or gratuitous within the story. Buy Captain Harding and His Men. I enjoyed seeing how much Ambrose changed from start to finish. I think I’d have enjoyed the story more if the characters made as many good choices as they did bad ones but this book’s characters seem allergic to happiness and they could speak of love alot but had a really hard time living up to anything they said or promised. I was a little wary of Fleury and then pleasantly surprised by him.
At the same time, the various driving forces in the relationship are realistic. I think that the author just needed to slow down and take erasyes time developing things. Again, this isn’t handled trivially or sensationally but it’s certainly slightly out of what might called the mainstream romance comfort zone.
Rafe is everything but perfect. Standish is not an easy read, but I found it to be a rewarding one. Not enough depth to the characters or emotional insight. Not being a gay man, I couldn’t tell you whether it was especially hot or good in terms of the man lovin’ but as erasts evidently gender-indiscriminate lover of the Regency romance genre it certainly seemed to, err, hit the spot for me.
Well written, edastes the angst drags on. Mar 27, sraxe rated it it was ok Shelves: Ambrose Standish, a studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game.
Except with more cocks. Infidelity is something that I really hate in books, especially when there’s a stupid or ridiculous reason for it. Honestly, ending-wise, I’m just going to go ahead and choose to believe that view spoiler [Ambrose ran off to America to find Fleury.
Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The author does this ersstes times throughout the book. And, if anything my complaints about pacing are partially related to the fact I was so caught up in the story and standjsh that I wanted more detail than a mere pages could supply.
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