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FREE READ å Disturbing Stranger ð I've no real choice have I Laura askedAs long as she could remember Laura had loved Dr Tom Nicol a gentle self sacrificing man dedicated to serving the needyUnlike him in every way was Randal Mercier wealthy powerful taking what he wanted And he wanted LauraHer father's embezzlement of funds from Randal's company maI've no real choice have I Laura askedAs long as she could remember Laura had loved Dr Tom Nicol a gentle self sacrificing man dedicated to serving the needyUnlike him in ever. The Girl Laura Hallam delicate little doll creature that talks and sometimes thinks is one the doormattiest of the doormatty heroines you'll ever meet She actually has to be informed by her husband that yes he did indeed rape her and wasn't merely made love to roughly She looks like a doll and is treated like a doll by the men in her life either like frail china or durable ragsThe Guy Randal Mercier jealous asswipe When he tries to go all slow and assholeish with the object of his obsession his patience uickly runs out and he ramps up the assholery into overdrive He don't take any backsass from his lady love and will backhand her if she gives him any lipHis face darkened He ruthlessly jerked her sidewaysinto his arms and kissed her so brutally that she felt the salt taste of blood on her tongueHis hands moved to her bodice unbuttoning her dress She pushed them away violently but he was too strong for herDon't fight me he said savagely I've bought the right to do what I like with youShe lay uiescent after that while his mouth crawled over her body his teeth grazing her naked skin his hands impatiently demandingAfter a while he lifted his head and looked down at her blankly She had given him no response whatever her senses deadened by a feeling of rageShe asked coldly May I button my dress again now or haven't you finishedHis hand slapped her hard across the face She gave a startled incredulous cry of pain and tears sprang to her eyesDon't ever talk to me again in that voice he said savagely Do your dress up and get out of hereHe also uses a failproof come on lineWhy have you brought me out here she demandedHis hard mouth dented humorously I'm not planning to rape you if that's what's on your mindIt isn't on my mind she said angrilyHis glance grew suddenly passionate It's on mine he said taking her breath awayWhat's not to love I ask youThe Setup Laura loves her childhood idol Dr Tom Nichol who loves her but keeps her at a distance because she's too delicate for his work slum doctor She gets a drive by kissing from Randal one foggy night during a drunken med student scavenger hunt and naturally loathes him But he won't leave her alone and when her daddy is caught embezzling from Randal's company Randal marries her as his price for amnestyThe Good Stuff cricketsOK I have to admit that I did enjoy it because it was either laugh or cry and screamMy Gripes The one other Charlotte Lamb I read had a similar setup with the heroine being treated like a mindless idjit who has a traitorous body The only difference is that in this one she is a mindless idjit with a supremely traitorous body This gal will take a licking and keep on leaking love juices all over the place for her man Randal All it takes for a girl to overcome fear and hatred of abuse is to realize that you were jealous when he talked about some ex girlfriend Then a girl really knows she's in loveLook I love asshole heroes but give me some room to breathe It gets than a little overbearing to have all of Steve Morgan's abusive alphaness that took Rosemary Rogers over 600 pages to make palatable crammed into 186 pages Plus Randal is far far jealous than Steve could ever think of being I can take the alpha jealous possessive hero in historicals but in contemporaries it needs to be a bit subtleAnd at the end he is still super jealous of even a glance from another man but he starts treating Laura like a china doll as soon as he learns she's gestating his holy seedObnoxious characters Obnoxious plot And I read it all But that's the strange power the bottom feeding end of the Harleuin Presents spectrum has over weak readers like myself

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Use his marriage proposal She knew she must marry him but she didn't have to love himShe couldn't foresee her change of heart or the despair of knowing he was indifferent to i. It's Whitney My Love but Harleuin Presents style He loves her but she thinks she loves someone else Classic Charlotte Lamb including a slap and shake He mentions several times wantingloving her so much he felt he could kill her Stalkerific and angsty drama The ending was a bit abrupt but that is not uncommon in the older HPs I like the old school books so a solid 4 star read

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Disturbing StrangerY way was Randal Mercier wealthy powerful taking what he wanted And he wanted LauraHer father's embezzlement of funds from Randal's company made it impossible for Laura to ref. I previously rated this a 4 star but in all fairness I have to rate it a 3 starI hate to admit this but I really enjoyed this trophyold school un PC bookThe hero is bowled over by the heroine who is seriously unimpressed due to her lukewarm love for a boyhood friendDue the actions of one of the most annoying parents ever her father a part usually reserved for the mothers the heroine ends up in a MOC The passion between the H and the h is pretty hot for 1979 which helped bump it up a star There heroine is uite something She blows hot and cold over both men to an amazing extentSad to say not only does the hero slap her but has rough sex with her What's worse is I am not taking a star off for it He really adores herOr so he says By the way the other guy is a wimpInteresting element For those reader that are in the 40s or 50s you may either be amused or dismayed by the decrepit description of the elder white haired parents Pretty much every other essential secondary character has a heart condition or is confined to a wheelchair They sound like they are in the 80s when nope their 50s Hmmmm