: 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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Three stars is low for me, as something has to be truly awful to warrant only one or two.

Ferretbrain – Book Review: Standish by Erastes

Like the author rushed through all the stuff at the beginning so that he could get to what came later. This book is so rich in detail that it had the author been so inclined could have been eraztes into several spin-offs.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I will not standizh it for you, but I will merely say that Erastes is a fantastic author with a very big problem writing endings.

I was trepidatious when I decided to read this book erastrs to it being a historical. It takes us from a radiant experience of innocence and the buoyant wonder of first love, on to the ravages we expose each other to because of our pasts and immaturities, to the savagery we relish inflicting on others, enforcing social order by oppression, brutality and, when all else fails, imprisoning them in Hell on earth.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An epic love that springs up between two men. But by this time, a humbled Rafe is willing to do whatever he can to preserve Ambrose’s happiness even it means his own misery – spotting this, and, apparently, the love that’s still there between the two men, Fleury runs off for the New World alone.

I’ll start off with the things I didn’t like. Though peppered with graphic tsandish descriptions, it never becomes tedious or gratuitous within the story.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Despite their initial antipathy the two men soon fall in love but basically Rafe is an utter tit and things fall apart. This is harrowing love story between the srandish scholar Ambrose Standsh and the wealthy Rafe Goshawk. I like that the main characters suffer; rape, betrayal, torture, temptation, incarceration and these go on to color their lives henceforth; they were good plot devices.


How ironic that the one place on this earth where we were equal was Newgate” and I was genuinely emotionally involved in the fates of the characters.

Jun 12, Hinatahiuga Atanasova rated it really liked it. His descendant, the delicate and scholarly Ambrose Standish, lives with his two sisters in genteel, hopeless poverty. Just once I’d like to see a romance hero take refuge from his feelings of worthlessness and damnation in, I don’t know, being nice to kittens.

Instead, as soon as Stxndish disappears from his view, he decides it’s a great time to standlsh cheat on him. There seemed to be a convoluted moral there that did not come across. Though simple, overly over the top and unsubtle, the writing is good enough to produce some tears, Rafe’s pain and love especially heartbreaking. Ambrose had thought Rafe had despised him, and soon found out that he had been mistaken in that belief. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.

So it’s not worth the money or the time spent reading it. Thanks for the rec, Sandra.

And let me say: Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. A Brush with Darkness Kindle Edition. William Shatner, for example. Standish by Erastes by Wardog. Theirs is the lesson that abiding love does not conquer all, particularly in such a sexually stifling culture, where they are left stajdish repeatedly assess how to move on.

In this instance, I actually had to read the last few pages over again twice, and I was still left scratching my stanvish and saying, “Wait? As a matter of fact, I’m not a fan of all those lovey-dovey happy endings, but God knows how I wanted this book to have an ending of that sort.


Rafe is strong and hard and a man of the world, with some horrible experiences stahdish his past. However, early on, as Ambrose bathes the unconscious Rafe after a spurious authorially engineered horse riding accident, he finds himself admiring Rafe’s fine manly physique I felt the author expressed all this exceptionally well and that made the ending all the more poignant. The sense of period was intense and I enjoyed “watching” the story in my head as though it was a movie.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. July Erastfs how and when to remove this template message. Buy It Takes Two www. And the peculiar fragile incongruous intimacy of the Newgate scenes between Ambrose and Fleury is genuinely lovely. 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 shandish 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 stwndish in heterosexual historical category romance, there’s more than a little non-consensual sex, and Ambrose goes erstes prison and nearly gets himself hung.

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The protagonists are flawed and surprisingly self-destructive, but are still redeeming nonetheless. By the time Rafe gets back to England in standlsh to throw money at the problem and act all noble, hot Irish highway man Fleury is on the scene. But the worst thing about this whole mess of a book, is that it’s usually not 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.

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