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That sort of gratuitous rapery sometimes prompts an automatic 1 star from me, but since it might be relate Reading this made me realize that I don't understand the appeal of total power exchange. That sort of gratuitous rapery sometimes prompts an automatic 1 star from me, but since it might be related to the TPE thing in a way that I just don't get, I'm going to hedge my bets and go with 2 stars. Nov 04, B.
However, it was nowhere near as good as her other books, for example, the Comfort series, and her latest, the T 2. However, it was nowhere near as good as her other books, for example, the Comfort series, and her latest, the Torment Me series, which are both outstanding in comparison to this work. The writing felt rather adolescent; it did not have the maturity or skill of the aforementioned stories. It is a book that unless I write this review real quick, will be almost instantly forgotten. It is in an altogether other league than C. Duncan was no such thing; his father was more of a devil.
Duncan came across to me as a little lost boy. Certainly no real Alp, IMO. Duncan is nothing like the Alps I love: Nov 20, Jenniloo rated it it was ok Shelves: A sweet read but lacking in any significantly real emotion or depth. Not what I've become accustomed to from Ms Joseph. Sep 27, B.
Mar 26, Sylvia rated it it was ok Shelves: I love Annabel Joseph books. Her writing really captures my imagination.
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This tale began just so. I was enraptured with the traditional with kink Scottish historical. Unfortunately view spoiler [the non-con scenes with the villain, even though mostly alluded to, were a big turn off for me. It also was not real to me that the heroine appeared to have no lasting emotional scars from her ordeal.
I wanted the hero to save her and he didn't. It was such a let down. I won't hold this one against her! Too weird for me. I was a bit disappointed in this one. I feel it was very safely done. I would have actually preffered it to be a little more in depth. Jun 16, Dar rated it really liked it Shelves: Umm, this book wasn't that bad - a dom and sub relationship is what these two are experiencing before they were defined.
He is naturally dominant and she is naturally submissive. If you were raised away from everything, you would be as naive as Cait, as trusting, as innocent. It was too difficult to read, even glancingly, the horrible abuse that was reape Umm, this book wasn't that bad - a dom and sub relationship is what these two are experiencing before they were defined. It was too difficult to read, even glancingly, the horrible abuse that was reaped upon her.
That was going to affect my rating, but the wrap up and her reactions won me over! I enjoyed the first half--solid prose and hot sex--but then the heroine gets repeatedly emotionally and physically brutalized and raped for two weeks and then kidnapped, beaten, and raped for SIX WEEKS by her husband's father. To add insult to injury, the aftermath of this is basically summed up as a tl;dr "and her mother helped her recover and she had a baby and they had kinky sex again and lived happily ever after.
I do, however, appreciate that t I enjoyed the first half--solid prose and hot sex--but then the heroine gets repeatedly emotionally and physically brutalized and raped for two weeks and then kidnapped, beaten, and raped for SIX WEEKS by her husband's father.
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I do, however, appreciate that this author gives detailed trigger and kink warnings on her website. Jul 22, Oceans rated it liked it Shelves: Lovely historical romance with bdsm elements. It is easy to read, we have some suspense with a non-con bur the author doesn't go into specifics which is fine as this is more a light romance after all.
I liked the hint of some fantasy or even magic. It fitter really well into the story. A nice summer read. You will immediately become involved in her trials and tribulations of finding her way in the unknown world she has unwittingly found herself within. Much like flotsam on the open water, you wonder where she will land. Once you meet the other cast of characters, you are compelled to turn each page to find out what will happen next. The character of Henna is one of my favorites as the story progresses; so sweet, strong and commanding.
She is the perfect counterbalance to the story of Cait and the Devil. Cait and the Devil is at times disturbing and frightening. It has a whole range of emotions and many story threads that are woven together to come out with a lovely ending for our main characters. The heroine finds herself in some interesting and unhealthy situations.
Joseph chooses to tackle head on rather than close the door to the reader. She shows these scenes to her readers, but at the same time writes them in such a way that their importance is in how the story progresses and how we get to our happy ending we all crave rather than on a particular act at a certain point in time. So Duncan, our male protagonist, had been married before to Lenore. The problem was that Duncan had what even he considered to be "unnatural desires. Unfortunately, it made for a bad marriage than ended really badly.
So he has kind of given up on love. And along comes Caitlyn - the innocent of innocents, the submissive of submissives. This poor little thing, all alone in the world, who just wants to be held and cherished.
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Th So Duncan, our male protagonist, had been married before to Lenore. They were really the perfect match because along with his instinctual need to be a Dominant, came the inherent need to protect the one he loved. And that is exactly what she needed. It was so frustrating for him to take so long to see it but finally he did. I also enjoy good comfort scenes after he makes her cry and this is full of them because this girl is carrying a lot of emotion. In fact, the early chapters almost reminded me of some of the ageplay novels I've read, but fortunately moved past that eventually when Duncan got his own issues worked out.
I was curious how Annabel would do writing a medieval novel because, frankly, I have read so many bad ones. Actually, she did quite well. There were dialogue issues - there usually are if you aren't Chaucer or Tolkien - but nothing too jarring. The bedroom scenes did feel a little odd, though - because it felt like two people playing in the present in ancient Scottish surroundings at time.
I did like that Caitlyn was not the stereotypical fiery independent girl that would let no man tame her - that has been done to death. This isn't the first Annabel novel with an antagonist but this one was such a monster. I just meant to read a few minutes before bed but I ended up having to go much further because even thought I knew Cait would be okay, I had to see her get through it.
With all of Annabel's other novels in contemporary settings, it was nice to see her do something different. Nov 04, B. However, it was nowhere near as good as her other books, for example, the Comfort series, and her latest, the T 2. However, it was nowhere near as good as her other books, for example, the Comfort series, and her latest, the Torment Me series, which are both outstanding in comparison to this work. The writing felt rather adolescent; it did not have the maturity or skill of the aforementioned stories. It is a book that unless I write this review real quick, will be almost instantly forgotten.
It is in an altogether other league than C. Duncan was no such thing; his father was more of a devil. Duncan came across to me as a little lost boy. Certainly no real Alp, IMO. Duncan is nothing like the Alps I love: So my fist historical BDSM novel.
Cait and the Devil - Annabel Joseph
Always loved a bit of the fantastical, and now with a bit of kink too! Cait is naive and innocent. Forced into marriage by her father the King. Lord Duncan or Devil is forced to take another wife after loosing his first wife during child birth.
Cait is totally innocent and naive to the ways of the world and the bedroom. But not for long right? I adored Cait, she is totally endearing in all her innocence. I want to wrap her up and keep her safe. She is a natural submissive which Devil recognizes and as he molds her to fit his unique desires. Enter the older Earl Douglas! A villain, no not a villain at all, that is far too tame a word for what HE is!
He is monstrous, depraved, evil incarnate! I have to warn you that at this point the story turns very dark. Not what I was expecting at all. It left me reeling, feeling ill and angry. I had to stop a while and brace to continue. And I am so glad I did. Annabel draws you back into the light again and she left me feeling all warm and fuzzy.
I had to rate 4 stars for all the emotional angst and turmoil I was put through. The sexual play was rather tame for Annabel but it's befitting for these characters. I wouldn't have had it any other way. I had a few issues with the extent of Cait's naivety and Duncan's need to deceive her in order to escape his own fears. Overall I loved it, I read it one sitting. So thank you Annabel for yet another astounding read.
So I'm ready to review this one more or less. I liked the characters and the setting which were both well realized. Where it kind of broke down for me is with the deception part I'll just say how do babies get made and ways to NOT make a baby and the pain pieces. I don't want to give away any plot but I am not a fan of deception.
And when Cait asks him why there must be pain because she doesn't like it and she asks it very heartfelt like and he basically says cause he likes it I didn't feel So I'm ready to review this one more or less. And when Cait asks him why there must be pain because she doesn't like it and she asks it very heartfelt like and he basically says cause he likes it I didn't feel good. To me, if pain is there, it is by full consent and not to say she didn't consent because she did.. She tried only to please him but I just really struggled with the fact he gave her pain because he liked it Yes in the end she ends up sort of liking it I guess since the end result is good but it was enough to reduce the rating for me.
In general I felt very sorry for Cait in this book - her life really sucks in many ways. Especially when he goes off and leaves her alone and things happen. I prefer if I'm going to feel emotion that it is lust, love, satisfaction. I'm not so keen on pity. Still it was good and I was absorbed in it so it gets a 4. I love the author.. I had written a nice, plump review of this book. But thanks to GR it took so long to save, I got a error page.
O So, my apologies to everyone out there, but I lost enough time reading this that I don't want to waste more. My reasons for the one star: There was no willing submission, it was grooming. Yes, a few nightmare for a few weeks. Or at least not a tight one, ie, a king and a sorceress have a daughter, they pretend her death to save her, but then they don't plan who would be checking on her. Both thought it would be the other?!
I think I was expecting this to have much more detailed non-con scenes, so I was afraid to read but that wasn't bad at all. It was pleasant, but it wasn't bad. I enjoyed the way the relationship between Cait and Duncan evolved, especially when they weren't brought together under the best circumstances. I agree that the book didn't seem very historical at all. If it wasn't said in the description that it was set in medieval times, I don't think I would have realized that.
The language wasn't real I think I was expecting this to have much more detailed non-con scenes, so I was afraid to read but that wasn't bad at all. The language wasn't really that in line with the times, but I didn't mind that. It didn't detract from the book at all for me.
A very enjoyable read. A very easy read that is a historic read but felt very modern day, probably because of the soft BDSM element. I lost myself in this story and loved every minute. Duncan and caits love was very endearing especially since they were forced into a relationship. They were so lucky to have found each other.