The Forced Bride

The Forced Bride When Emily Blake innocently kissed formidable Italian count Rafael Di Salis she didn t know that she was bound by her late father s wishes to marry him Emily agreed to be the count s wife until she r

  • Title: The Forced Bride
  • Author: Sara Craven
  • ISBN: 9780373125975
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Emily Blake innocently kissed formidable Italian count Rafael Di Salis, she didn t know that she was bound by her late father s wishes to marry him Emily agreed to be the count s wife until she reached twenty oneCount Rafael has bided his time He s kept his passions under iron control for two years his bride was young and he did not want to claim her until she wWhen Emily Blake innocently kissed formidable Italian count Rafael Di Salis, she didn t know that she was bound by her late father s wishes to marry him Emily agreed to be the count s wife until she reached twenty oneCount Rafael has bided his time He s kept his passions under iron control for two years his bride was young and he did not want to claim her until she was woman enough to handle him But now she has come of age, she will be his

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    1. When Emily tells her husband’s lawyer that she wants an annulment on the grounds of non-consummation he recoils in horror.He is Very Concerned that such a slight on his client’s virility will end in apocalypse. Count Rafael is the manliest man who ever lived! How dare this badly dressed English woman, with her unflatteringly styled hair, publically state that there is a woman Count Rafael has not banged?He tries to be polite. Won’t Emily reconsider? The divorce settlement is generous. Far [...]

    2. I liked this okay, but may have liked it better had I not just read the slightly newer Craven HP The Innocent's Surrender. The main plot point was so similar, but I prefer Innocent's Surrender. *warning* in both of these, the H holds h captive and rapes her. As a bodice ripper fan, I have no problems with that plot in a romance, but am surprised these were written in the last decade. Of course, in a way I suppose you could say these weren't a whole lot removed from your standard 'blackmailed int [...]

    3. Being generous by giving it 2 stars.Emily is mostly just too stupid and ridiculous for words!!!! I am skipping around a bit and just read where she has convinced herself that she hated him because she was too young and scared to admit that she really loved himARGHHHanwhile thinking she loved the sleazebag Simon, who had no redeaming qualities at allI think he stole some silver candlesticks from her!

    4. I enjoyed this, but was disappointed with how tame Rafael seemed because he seemed ready to give Emily up entirely! He only fought for her when she challenged him with an annulment (instead of a divorce). Rafael could have been just going through the motions of the divorce as a form of lip service—secretly buying time so he could come up with a better plan to keep Emily—but we'll never know as his true intentions are kept a mystery. Even Rafael's forced seduction of Emily was lukewarm. Inste [...]

    5. Well, could you count it as a non-con if heroine is saying "no" aloud when in her head she says "yes"? Well, let's hold that thought. Heroine is young and naïve and don't know life very well. She fancy herself in love with her teenage crash only to find out that she was very much in love with her husband all along but was too stupid to realize that and too absorbed in her pretended hatred and stubbornness to be honest with herself and Rafael. All the way through their marriage she was acting li [...]

    6. I guess I'm too much of a feminist to appreciate a forced wedding night. The story was lame to begin with and once you through in the "forcing" it really tanks. I never finished it so it might have gotten better but I couldn't tell you. If you read it good luck and please let me know if it got any better.

    7. Something was off in this story and it wasn’t just because of the marital rape. If you’re going to have your characters take extreme action – like rape to break the impasse of an arid three-year marriage – then perhaps there should be an extreme reaction or a shockwave that reverberates through the rest of the narrative? Instead we get step-by-step omelette making and shovelling snow. *sigh * I was looking for OTT and I didn’t get it. I also didn’t get characters I could warm up to. [...]

    8. Emily Blake agreed to an arranged marriage with Count Rafael di Salis when she was 18, with the understanding that it would not be consummated (due to her age) and would be dissolved when she reached 21. The story begins 3 months before her 21st birthday, with Emily and Rafael about to get a divorce. She decides that she wants an annulment rather than a divorce, so that she can marry her childhood sweetheart in her local parish church; the vicar will not agree to the wedding if she has been divo [...]

    9. Okay it wasn’t as bad as everyone was saying, but it did have some problems. I didn’t have a huge problem w/ their first time though. She just didn’t bother to fight physically, but she did mentally and she did an excellent job of it. What bothered me is that she then says to herself that he would never have raped her . . . yet the one time where he basically uses her as a vessel for his lust and I mean it was LITERALLY a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kind of moment! That seemed to qualify as [...]

    10. Very bad. 2stars is being generous. I just have to rant. The plot and behavior of both characters make not a lick of sense to me. I absolutely hate the h, so stupid and self absorbed. I have something against h that got nothing to do and would not even help in charity, jeez, when will charity project ever "ends", so why can't she make herself useful in the meantime instead of just lazing around like a lazy bum. Seriously with the amount of idle time she has on hand and being so self absorbed to [...]

    11. I wasdisappointed. I first encountered this story as a manga (or comic). Unfortunately, that version was absolutely romanticized and did not show the hero's true colors.Reading the novella, I was taken aback by the boorish way he forced himself on the heroine. Yes, yes, I know that the title is "The Forced Bride" (view spoiler)[ but I never thought it would actually mean raping your wife just because she wanted an annulment (because the marriage was not consummated) instead of a divorce. And to [...]

    12. Sara Craven's novels always, always frustrate me. But they're like an addiction, I keep coming back to them!So the hero was obnoxious as always, cruel, and ruthless. and don't even let me start about the rape scenes, VERY frustrating! the heroine concept of love was very twisted. Like really I want to shake some sense into her.The ending was rushed as always.But still a decent read, better than The Innocent's Surrender and The Highest Stakes of All which I totally loathed the heroes in both of t [...]

    13. I guess The Virgin's Wedding Night was an exception. I should've let the title speak for itself. The love scenes were distasteful, bordering on rape even. I don't know if it's normal in this genre but I find them quite troubling that someone would let herself be subjected to such degradation. And worst of all, the character development and depth was even missing if not remotely present. I don't know, maybe romance books are not really my cup of tea.

    14. Cute manga, with a extremley naive and slightly aanoying heroine and A Hero who confuses the shit into me.But All the same, enjoyable but with the read?Meh! Thats your choice its cute but I dunno.

    15. No scrap that, DEFINITE rape by husband. I shall not touch this book with a 10 meter pole in my life again and I am deeply ashamed to have to add this to my read pile!

    16. Ay De verdad que esta es una de esas historias que no se olvida. A mi me encantó la historia de Rafa Di Salis y Emily, aunque sí tengo que reconocer que Emily tiene sus momentos en los que la quise matar, sobre todo por cabezota; pero en algunas cosas tenía sus puntos claros y es que Rafa es el típico super macho italiano arrogante que no da explicaciones y hace las cosas esperando que le entiendan. Raf es el tipo de hombre por lo que cualquier mujer babearía sin control XD A mi me gustó m [...]

    17. I'm all for strong men taking what they want but I honestly felt like this book was promoting rape! and that's just not on! Granted she never said no physically meaning with her body but still the idea screams rape and I was a lil taken aback by it But the heroine was simply an unlikable shrew granted she's young but when was that ever an excuse. The guy is Ok!! but it was hard to love it when she was whining soo much

    18. Star Rating: ★½☆☆☆WTF did I just read? Look, I'm good with forced seduction, especially with older books, but this isn't forced seduction. He flat out rapes her and keeps doing it. He gets mad and just uses her body. And then she falls in love with him?Sorry, no way not buying and not enjoying.

    19. Vile hero. Stupid heroine. Poor plot. And I didn't get very far before 1. Realising I had read it before 2. Realising that I had thrown the paperback book away years ago for a reason 3. Remembering that this is one of the worst Mills and Boon I have ever read.Sara Craven can do better than this.

    20. Although the whole story was in the heroin's point of view, it was so well written that it didn't needed to see what was on the hero's mind. A story so strong and captivating that made me feel in the heroin's shoes while I read it. This is one of the books from Sara Craven that I ever enjoyed

    21. One of my favorite authorsI liked the storyline. Very stubborn young heroine, and of course a strong, handsome, hero, who would not let her go. She finally allowed herself to feel passion for her husband, and then realized it had been love all along.

    22. He legitimately rapes that poor women multiple times.Kill it with fire. I didn't have high hopes or anything, but jaysus.

    23. bazı yerler çok rahatsız ediciydi. İlk birlikte oldukları yer var mesela sonra bi yerde daha adam kendi zevki için kullanıyordu sırf kızı yere yatırıp. fazla takığım galiba. bu yerler olmasa daha iyi bir puan alabilirdi.

    24. Start with her asking for an annulment. Emily tells her husband’s lawyer that she wants an annulment on the grounds of non-consummation

    25. This book was an overall good read. The only problem was the constant misscomunication between the couple. That alone is what seemed to keep them at arms length. Still a good read.

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