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The Silver DevilE They are complicated and full bloodedIn conclusion I think Silver Devil is a tale about a villain an vil tyrant that veryone is trying to overthrow The good guys are trying to kill him but they fail miserably The people of Cabria would be much better off with a different ruler but the Silver Devil has uncanny luck And this story is told through the yes of his mistress who grows to love him In the What She Saw (Conard County end the bad guys win It s not a happynding Funny though Teresa Denys writes so well you Rivals Break (Sharpe Donovan end up rooting for the bad guys He sat on his horse unmoving a somber black figure in startling contrast to the vivid colors about him the sun dazzling on his white gold hair Unlike the duke and his bastard there was no laughter in his face and hisyes were not searching the housefronts for diversion instead he was staring intently straight up at my window Poor Felicia Guardi Not bad Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n enough that she is a reviled bastard toiling away Cinderella like at the inn of her portly brother and his shrewish wife in the 15th century but now she has unbeknownst to her caught theye of Domenico della Raffaelle heir to the Dukedom of Cabria in the fictitious southern city of Fidena Italy And if she thinks this is going to mean hearts and flowers she is in for a rude awakening For Domenico does not court certainly not an unprotected tavern wench He takes what he wants A voice soft and almost teasing stopped me in my tracks Little crow When I felt his fingertips against my cheek I flinched as I would have done from a brand But he turned my face up to him as casually as he might have turned a rose to smell it and unwarily I looked straight up into his Soft Focus eyesThey were black so dark that they were unfathomable and impossibly horrifyingly dark in that fair face I thought of Lucifer as I looked at him of a demon syes in the face of a fallen angel Then as I watched a strange light began to grow in them the darkness was swallowed up in a brilliance that made them blaze silver I caught my breath and the room the house the whole city was suddenly breathless with waiting Next thing you know her brother sells her for thirty pieces of silver and she is swept to the Duke s castle a corrupt rotten debauched hellmouth where she is caught in the intrigues of political and bed rivals alikeFelicia s first person narrative is so Alien Chastity Belt emotionally poignant realistic and strong that you cannot help as the reader to feel as she feels sees as she sees tremble as she trembles The character of Domenico seen through heryes is a magnificent and charismatic but always aloof and distant cold and cruel figure Nevertheless Felicia for all her vulnerability has pride common sense loyalty and bravery These inner ualities than her pretty looks are what Faker ensnares Domenico in turn and has hisntire court gaping at the unprecedented obsession that his newest mistress has Lawbreakers Suspense Stories engendered in him The struggle of their personalities is mightyven though the scales are so imbalanced with Felicia fighting him at HIPPO IN THE GARDEN every turn But in my opinion despite the odds she is the one to come out on top I knew that love would not turn the silver devil into an angel He would remain what he was subtle yet childish unfeeling yet passionate lost irretrievably toverything but his own desire But he loved me and I loved him now and forever The silver devil is also a swashbuckler of a novel with some nice Gothic touches very vivid descriptions of battles some awful torture and assassination scenes and a couple of heart stopping duels A perfect pace with Spinal Trauma enough plot twists and turns tonsure that it never becomes boring repetitive or predictableI loved The Silver Devil from the first to the last word Heartbreaking that this book is one of only two known to have been penned by this talented author whose life was tragically cut short and about whom we know so little 45 starsI was already predisposed to like this since Denys The Flesh and the Devil blew me away She d had to have really screwed up to make me dislike it In the Shadow (New Species, end this book was just as goodThe first person POV of the heroine didn t bug me at all sometimes it does and I thought it perfectly complemented the story of an illiterate tavern maid plucked out of her lowly life and station and placed among the glittering and utterly foreign court of the local Duke She s adrift uncertain and scared and the use of the first person conveyed her journey from innocent girl tontrapped and 細味人生100篇 enchanted mistress perfectly I also thought that it made Domenico just as attractively and terrifyingly mysterious to the reader well this one anyway as Felicia herself found him to beDenys wrote so many beautiful passages capturing Felicia s tormented thoughts andmotions in Domenico s web that it s impossible to uote them all but suffice to say that the tone was very dark and gothic and The Gathering (Darkness Rising, evocative of the times without being detailed on the historicalnd of things Even though I wasn t told MongoDB every little thing about 16th century Italy and courttiuette and manners the settings characters and atmosphere of paranoia decadence and bloody state rivalries were all very clear It s one of those I felt like I was right there storiesAlso while I m not a fan of the hero grovel I did Chastity enjoy this one immensely Talk about grand gestures It was just as broad and absolute as the story that came before it was dark and crazy and the staginess of it if you will fit in with the melodramatic sweep of the plot and florid characters Right from the get go it seemed like ripe material for an opera and I spent thentire book thinking of it in those terms Made for a very pleasurable Experiential Learning experience and inspired my dream castI m dinging it a half star for the last uarter of the book where the plot started to slog a bit and I was impatient for Domenico and Felicia to finally come to an open dialogue for lack of a better term Their pride really kept the grease from getting in the gears to keep things rollingDenys is a very studied writer one of the very very few where I can see the painstaking care of her craft and not get annoyed at the artificiality of it The sheer beauty of some of the passages the way she can paint a scene convey a glance or caress or whisper have fewuals in my reading Die Neurobiologie des Glücks experience She can couch the horrific and terrifying in such a way that it seems like a song because in real life Domenico and Felipe Tristan in The Flesh and the Devil would have any sane woman running for thexits or grabbing a gun She s a master of creating a beautiful blend of people and place and plots to make an intriguing surreal romanceThe spoiler tag isn t for a spoiler but contains my dream cast so the page doesn t go a mile longview spoilerAll the passion murder torture intrigue and war in snazzy Renaissance fashions had me thinking in operatic terms right off so here s my dream castBesides having the obvious asset to play Domenico and being my image of the glorious bastard before I ven picked up the book baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has the type of voice that would make you gladly shed your virtue inhibitions and moral compassSticking with the Russians I d cast Anna Netrebko as Felicia Bit of Hollywood casting operatic version but she d do justice to the part And she can sing on her back so that s a plus For Domenico s bastard BROTHER ALESSANDRO A RESENTFUL AND RAPACIOUS PLAYBOY I ENVISION Alessandro a resentful and rapacious playboy I nvision lyric tenor just because they always get the girl the baritones don t and this is my opera Since he A New Philosophy of History even looks like Sandro suare dark coarsening features Marcelo lvarez will do nicelyNow Piero Oh Piero I loved this guy He is Domenico s former lover woot and wants Feliciaven before Domenico can discard her just so he can have part of Domenico again How hot and twisted is that So the role goes to my new opera peep spinto tenor Jonas Kaufmann As well as being hella pretteh he can sing too Holy Heldentenor Batman It s been a long time since Wagner s twin sister lovin hero both looked and sounded so hotIppolito Domenico s secretary and Felicia s faithful adherent is definitely for a sweet voiced tenor Can t get any sweeter than Juan Diego Fl rezMaddalena Domenico s discarded mistress who he tosses to Alessandro like a bone to an slavering dog is a no brainer Someone with a raging inner bitch is reuired and this soprano can just tap into the dwama that is her marriage and diva among divas career behavior So Angela GheorghiuAnd since very opera needs a bass that s going to be the Archbishop Who Is The Only Thing Standing Between Domenico S Dukedom is the only thing standing between Domenico s dukedom retribution by the Pope and is an inveterate schemer Ferruccio Furlanetto could probably sink his teeth into the role and steal the show like he usually does with anything he touchesIf you got this far thanks for humoring me Opera fans need to geek out occasionally too Sorry there was no Gerard Butler Sometimes he simply can t be shoehorned into a part And calling his singing operatic as I have seen bandied about here and there makes Verdi spin in his grave Y all should be ashamed hide spoiler UPDATED REVIEWRomance Is Horror just as the little voice in the back of my head has often whispered to me during various awkward momentsThe Silver Devil is an historical romance with a twist the twist i loved it the feverishly sweaty and grotesue atmosphere the constant viciousness and savagery the insanely operatic characters incredible and surprise the writing is highly accomplished overall it was fascinating the whole thing was so luridly gothic an xperience that at times it became hard for me to wrap my mind around in a good wayokay i ve read about bodice rippers than actually xperienced them i understand that brutish man boys are the standard that women often fall into two categories inexplicably independent for the historical time period depicted or in the case of the The Silver Devil virginal proto nuns this novel pitches these two archetypes of Man Woman so beyond that template that the ffect is genuinely surreal the brutality and rapeyness was FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck extreme normally this is something that would upset me and yet and yetverything came together in such an intense fashion that i began to see it as an un romance a kind of Big Little Man extreme relationship novel with a hair raisingly demanding dom and a heroine who is so deranged in her passivity that she comes across as the ultimate subjugate me please sub but in thend it was as i mentioned at the start A Tale of Horror that was really the only way i could take this seriously and because of the strength of the writing i did take it seriously i did not read this with a droll sense of irony because this shit is good man the intensity sort of made me feel high at timesthe heroine is a young sheltered abused naif and yet a glass half full sorta gal so devoid of all maliciousness or need for revenge that she basically comes across as a severely developmentally disabled girl woman she moved from being a sad character to a pathetic character to a character who attained a bizarre transcendence in the The Man from Beijing extremity of her submissiveness she is Pure Victim and the genuine horror of her story is her unexplainable love for the worst mostvil hero i ve come across since i don t know when it is like she was hypnotized by a devil The Silver Devil once i began to see this as a story of Creating Lasting Value extreme psychological terror and so rejected it as a romance it really came together for me in a way i did notxpect i was on the Understanding Markets and Strategy edge of my seat constantly just waiting for the next hellish trial that she would be put through her terrorized first person perspective on the world around her only strengthened the horror of it all this is a deeply realized historical novel with a consistently grim tone one that describes terrible smells of rot and death as a constant castles as places of nightmare appealing rascally types who turn around and laughinglyngage in gang rape sy. Lt nothing but terror when they told her that she had been chosen as the Duke's next mistress and when they took her decked in silks and jewels to the Silver Devil's bedTHE SILVER. .

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Baritic aristocrats who cover their faces in dead white make up as if they are miming the undead irrational rulers who view their people as slaves to be used and killed unending misogyny devious deviants who love incest and pederasty the works this is a world of abominations and it is all brilliantly described as a genuine living hell ah romance ah horrorthe hero is something Montana Dreams else and to mentirely unattractive and so the horror remained constant this was not a remotely arousing novel and yet i was Immerwelt - Der Pakt enthralled by thexcessive perversity on display it was Modern South Asia easy to never sympathize with the twisted sickening hero just as it wasasy to long for his punishment and demise because the author portrays him as Picture Theory evil incarnate he bullies and terrorizes and rapes and beats the heroine FROM BEGINNING TO END all that plus he mocks and laughs at her on a regular basis tooxulting in her pain and the bruises he inflicts upon her again not romance horror imagine a Rupert Everett type Ancestral Voices except with silver hair natch bisexual mordantly witty high handed suave always fashionable always cutting now combine him with anmo thug from the hbo series Oz who goes violently berserk and throws insane tantrums on a daily basis tortures people who look at his girl the wrong way lives to inspire fear and gets a boner over And Bid Him Sing every one of his disgustingly callous meaninglessly mean spirited acts imagine a petulant man child who sets dogs on his oldest friend and former lover and who in turn is depicted asither a kind of unreasoning ravening dog himself or Aristotle Detective (Aristotle even freuently as a smug and self satisfied cat who sharpens his claws on human mice hey that s our hero or our villain he stays this way FROM BEGINNING TO END if you read this one you arentitled to that warning and this one too this novel has a happy Bones, Clones, and Biomes ending a happynding where he is not redeemed in any way Bringing the Empire Home except he has finally been able to declare his love Teresa Denys stays completely true to her hellish vision of the time period her beyond repulsive characters her version of love there is an admirable and rather fiendish purity to thatso yeah i loved this one but it wasn t just the Ken Russell level of grotesue abandon that won me over the writing was lush and beautiful yet remarkably free of sentiment and consistently invested in showing life as one diabolic tableau after another Teresa Denys has an uncompromisingly bleak world view this is a dark dark book love as a trap for fools and villains life as death ah romance ah horror The darkness seemed to breathe pressing down on me like a hot thick blanket Here and there were gleams of light from the lastmbers of the torches and the blackness was peopled by innumerable small sounds Sighs of lassitude stertorous breathing the rustle of garments and the kiss of flesh uietening into a silence of xhaustion the court s lust had spent itself in one hectic surge and soon would come the bitter aftermath I sat staring into space seeing in the darkness pictures of the gluttony and debauchery to which fear of tomorrow had spurred the Cabrian nobles The masue of the Seven Deadly Sins played before our faces sung and chanted with servants of ach Sin s train Building the Cold War engulfing the whole hall in a miasma of vivid colour the spilling dishes the flowing wine the sighs and screams of the court as the torches were doused one by one YE OLDE PLACEHOLDER REVIEW tis the season13 TALES OF TERROR BOOK 11oh my God what the fuck i m not sure i ve read anything like this before sweet Jesus this was crazy so i think i have finally gotten the appeal of bodice rippers thanks Teresa Denys this was an intensely sadistic and violent gothic and hey i love that IT THROBS romance as straight up horror and the writing wasxcellent i need to think about this one a little bit before i write a review because right now i feel like i m having ptsd from some kind of violent assault but for now here are some things to illustrate my broken mind after having read this nightmareview spoiler hide spoiler The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys 4 Uncomfortably Good StarsHe bought her for thirty pieces of silver drugged her dragged her from her home held her captive in his cellar subjected her to the scorn of his cohorts surrounded her with jealous former lovers and took her virginity in the most violent and humiliating way When she smiled at a boy he tortured and killed him When she tried to Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) escape he hung those who assisted her When a woman tried to drive them apart he banished her to a leper colony When a childhood friend conspired against them he had starving dogs tear him limb from limb He seduced and impregnated servant girls passed mistresses off to his friends tried to curse his father into anarly grave and drove his stepmother to suicide after having relations with her on the chapel floor HE IS SPOILED NARCISSISTIC JADED AND VOLATILE He is Domenico Giordano della Raffaelle Duke of Cabria and Lord of the Marches and he should NOT be lovable but he IS HE IS BEAUTIFUL BRAVE CHARMING AND PASSIONATE And when it comes to Felicia the girl he bought for thirty pieces of silver the one to whom he asserts It is your vocation to love me above all others So like all the others the men and women boyhood friends and stepmothers alike Felicia falls in love with His Grace The Duke of Cabria The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys is not a comfortable read Like it s hero the feelings it Counter-Amores evokes are not kind or merciful Felicia s first person narrative so vividly describes hervery feeling her Dancing at Armageddon every thought and hervery conclusion that it s as if you re Double Jeopardy experiencing all of The Duke s actions his transgressions his commands his whispered seductions and possessive caresses from within her skin Her confusion becomes your confusion her fear your fear her pain your pain her rapture your rapture and her love your love By the time the story reaches its dramatic climax you re thoroughly convinced that His Grace isverything Felicia believes him to be an over indulged inconstant opportunist incapable of returning her love That s when we finally hear Domenico s side of the story and with it all of the unkind and unmerciful Composition and Literature emotions finally come to annd Suddenly a whole new set of feelings roll through you ones that are refreshingly sweet and tender And when they continue to linger long after the story comes to an nd you know with undue certainty that despite the discomfort The Silver Devil was an uncomfortably good read For information about my undue certainty that despite the discomfort The Silver Devil was an uncomfortably good read For information about my system see my profile pageA SHOUT OUT TO Fre06 I can t tell you how grateful I am for the recommendation It s nice to r I don t read too many historical romances but very once in a while it is nice to change it up When I read a friend s review for this one it sounded like just my type of story I have a thing for despicable often abusive heroes I love reading stories about the type Of Guys That You D Run Screaming From In Real guys that you d run screaming from in real It s a hang up of mine I guessSet in the 1600 s The Silver Devil tells the story of the Duke of Cambria aka Domenico Used to getting his way at any cost he is cold selfish and often cruel When he sets Dark Voices eyes on Felicia one afternoon he decides that he will have her by any means necessary When Felicia wakes up in an unknown place she is soon made aware of her circumstances A young virgin Felicia is terrified when she is told that she is to be the newest plaything for the Duke She resigns herself to a fate worse than deathOver the course of many weeks Feliciaventually grows fond of the Duke despite his less than pleasant disposition The kind man and tender lover that he is privately contrasts sharply with the cruel and calculating man he is in public Watching how Contested Reproduction easily he dismisses his closest acuaintances with little regard she fears the day that he will grow tired of herDomenico was definitely a tough character to like He takes Felicia by force and shows little regard for her feelings for much of the book At the same time he treats her with justnough tenderness to keep masochistic readers like me hanging in there I can t resist a bad guy that is almost irredeemable Domenico fits the bill perfectly Just when I thought he d crossed the point of no return he d go and show another side of himself He was Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) every bit asndearing as he was infuriatingIf like me you love stories about really bad guys that turn over a new leaf for the woman they love then this is a good choice It doesn t come uickly or asily though You a good choice It doesn t come uickly or asily though You have to hang in there to the very Blacklands end to get the transformation you crave Domenico was a tough one to breakOverall I reallynjoyed this historical romance I found the characters and storyline to be very interesting I did have to slow down a little to make sense of the language but for a novel set in the 1600 s it was Evolutionary Patterns easier to follow than I had anticipated I m certainly no authority on this romance sub genre but I thought this was a fantastic read SEE BELOW how you can read on Kindle for FREE 12 The Silver Devil stand alone In dangerous times The Duke of Cambria is intrigued distracted by his new play thing Felicia Sprawled catlike in the silver chair he was watching me I could feel hisyes resting on my bare shoulders as actual as a touch The Silver Devil stand alone takes place in Italy year 1605 Orphan Felicia Guardi is living a Cinderella life Evolution As Entropy existence at the mercy of her half bother and hisvil wife when she catches the Forging Gay Identities eye the Duke of Cambria Demonico Giordano della Raffaelle Lord of Marches aka the Silver Devil She is whisked away to the palace to become his mistress and is uicklymbroiled into court life rich on scandal lust sex Forbidden History envy and danger He was watching me scientifically there was nomotion in him at all There was an assessing gleam in the hooded black Fiche Blian ag Fás eyes a satiric set to his mouth and I knew with fatal clarity that I had been duped With silver blond hair obsidianyes and uncanny beauty Demonico The Duke of Cambria bewitches men and woman alike and is known for his sinister seduction toying with his conuests until he gets bored But when Felicia holds her own against his manipulations he refuses to let her go Demonico is distracted in traitorous and villainous times when he should be fighting for his Dukedom I knew then looking up at him that I had been deceiving myself calling this feeling by any name but love Lust for the beautiful animal who had seduced me fear of the vicious tyrant compassion for the haunted man who cried like a lost child in my arms they were only part of what I felt for him Twelve words to describe Demonico Giordano della Raffaelle The Duke of Cambria Lord of Marches aka the Silver Devil Cunning manipulative spoiled aloof possessive devious complex nigmatic intense mercurial punitive and ruthlessNine words to describe Felicia Guardi Smart na ve innocent feisty strong independent resilient relfective and loyalThe Silver Devil is told from Felicia s POV allowing Demonico to remain the nigma he is to the rest of the world It s an all consuming tale offering the best of ra life intrigue danger lust and scandal driven by Demonico s larger than life persona but carried by the uniue girl that will bring him to his kneesSpectacular plot Classic historical Legendary anti hero Domenico s smile was breathtakingly beautiful but his devil s look blazed behind it Hero Heroine Plot Storytelling Sexual tension Sex scenes 12Story nding 12OVERALL RATING 12Angst HIGH FOCUS Darkness HIGH FOCUS Humor LOW FOCUS Kink MEDIUM FOCUS Romance HIGH FOCUS Sex freuency MEDIUM FOCUS Suspense HIGH FOCUS 30 day FREE trial Read in ScribD App on phoneiPad2 How to read it as MOBI on Kindle view spoilera ScribD lets you download book document as PDFb Open save PDF doc to computerc Attach PDF to maild Type CONVERT in subject linee Send to your Kindle mailf Read as MOBI in personal document folder hide spoile. DEVILAlive with the passion and the savagery of Renaissance Italy THE SILVER DEVIL heralds the arrival of Teresa Denys as an outstanding historical novelist on the Troubadour lis. Pre read impression Ok After reading that this book has been put on shelves varying from recommends to Girly girls to tall dark and psycho I m crazy curious as to what my beloved ringleader Searock is getting me into No matter with her leading the charge it ll be fun Review 35 StarsSo we re takin it back That s right ladies and gents cats and kittens All the way back to a book written in 1978 about a story in 1605 Bringing you today s hits and yesterday s favorites Especially if those favorites are forced consent and hemorrhagic virginity loss and one of my favorites gang rape I don t know technically if it s considered gang rape if four guys hold you down while another does the raping but they re all complicit so I m calling it gang rape So stay right where you are don t touch that dialSo you might be saying Michele why are you reading a historical bodice ripper with FADE TO BLACK LOVE SCENES when you could be reading Breathe by one of your favorite authors KA I ll tell you why in one word Searock And I d do it again If Searock asked me to group read the Bible cover to cover I d probably do it but I d beg for the children s version Searock please don t call my bluff on this oneSo historical is not my thing and this book made me realize why Battles Christ on a crutch Like I give a flying ape shit if they came from the west or the north That he hit him with his spear and he parried with his knife that the horse was running galloping or cantering that blah blah blah blah blah boringThe intrigue is another Siblings betraying one another Your Uncle the archbishop is not to be trusted he has his own agenda Who doesn t in this book Your father s third wife poisoned her own husband because she thought it would make you happy and land you in her bed But instead you send her away without tupping her Tsk tsk a woman scorned That will come back to bite you in the balls Duke Felicia is our heroine A bar wench who one night very unusually was given a cordial or two by Antonio the half brother that detests her You know the one that makes her work as a bar wench at his inn scrub the floors clean his house top to bottom for room and board How s this for intrigue At one point I thought Felicia was The Duke s half sister Felicia thought it too And this was after the schtupping had begun But alas no It was a lie perpetrated by current handmaiden to Felicialast whore who warmed the Duke s bed and now warms Sandro the bastard Brother s bed as she was casted off She wanted back in the Duke s bed I mean who wouldn t The man must have a prized cock that s all I can figure She got sent to care for lepers for that tall tale And that was getting off They Shall Be One Flesh easy Felicia smiled at a footboy and it got him tortured and killed I was rooting for Felicia to run away with the footboy Seriously Make your way to the New World together Ask for the Indians They ll be nice to you just be nice to them back No intrigue No backstabbing Eat Maize and live in peace Sure One of you will die on the journey but what the hellOh As an aside Felicia drinks those cordials from her brother and wakes up in a strange place and soon finds out that she is to be the Duke s whore Well yay A girl can t ask for than that I mean the first uestion out of my mouth would be I beg of you sir have you any pudding No just kidding it would be I beg of you sir how the fuck did I get here Is there a Wizard and an Emerald City nearby Where s Toto I could sure use a field of poppies right now I m notven scared of flying monkeys Bring m on Then sir would be like She s batshit crazy She ll fit right in amongst royalty Good showSo shortly after Felicia has a forced consent loss of her virginityI m going to parlay this into a mini discussion about that term Forced consent to me means rape But in this instance in a different time when a woman s only other choice is to become a beggar or a whore I d call it forced consent Because better to be the whore to one than whore to many Unless that many is a pack of sexy shape shifting werewolves that want to share you and keep you in sexual bliss 247 Then I say bring it on I ll be your whore But I digress Shortly after she is stripped of her virginity she comes to love the Duke A moment after she realizes this he shows her pictures of women and asks her to help his pick his new bride Stage whispers to Felicia Pick the ugly bitch Wait Sometimes the ugly ones are good in bed Pick the manliest one Oh no wait the Duke had an affair with a man for a dozen years Shit Pick the the one that looks like a shrew Well you were kind of a mousy shrew at first Now look at you Ah fuck it Close your yes and point or do Hereward (Hereward, eeny meeny miney moe Wait do you have that yet in 1605 Eeny meeny miney moe catch a tiger Huh rears back incredulously What s a tiger Oh forget it Close youryes and point But the Duke is just so darned lovable For instance When they are in the tavern and the inn keeper s wife is being raped Felicia begs the Duke to make it stop but he refuses And holds her tight so that she can t interfere Ah but she still can t help but love him What a gemYou see he has nightmares that only she can soothe away Oh his tortured soul If only he d let her care for him From the beginning other men at court say that when the Duke tires of her which should say be in a day or two they will ask that she be given to them Because that s what he does with his castoffs he gives them to other men What s not to does with his castoffs he gives them to other men What s not to about this guy Right I mean I could see why any girl would fall for a guy that slept with her in a pool of her own blood the night he took her virginity then made her ride with him the next day on the hunt side saddle Another discussion sidesaddle is bullshit Who comes up with this stuff the next day on the hunt side saddle Another discussion sidesaddle is bullshit Who comes up with this stuff re just a woman So what if you break your neck Just don t hurt the horse wench That Duke he s a keeperOne thing that bothered me haha was that when Felicia was barwench at her Brother s Inn she had no self confidence Took all manner of abuse that her half brother and his wife could dig out But once she came to court she instantaneously knew how to behave how to dance when to kneel and curtesy And she was never a wallflower in dealing with these other men pursuing her Maybe it was borne out of necessity but it was uite a transformation Maybe it cause she was getting a little sumpin sumpin works wonders on the self Under One Sky esteem to be the whore of a DukeTontertain myself I took on the language of the book while reading it As in Dearest husband of mine would you be so kind as to gather the soiled livery so that I may tend to it My hubby just rolled his yes But livery is such a weird name for clothing I always think that livery must smell like onions Does anyone lse think thatBut hey it had a happy Groom and Doom endingI can t wait sink my teeth into some KA All I know is Breathe better contain the words cock suck thrust mouth pussy come clit knees and maybe pounding Or I am going lose my mind It may be lost already to the Silver Devil One can t help but to love him This wasn t a romance The hero villain was completely and utterly insert hysterical mad laughter insane I know many other reviews have spoiled this than adeuately so I won t go intoxamples I can deal with an anti hero as long as he finds some sort of redemption or learns to look at the world a bit differently I don t Eroarea lui Descartes expect them to become paragons actually that would be absurd But I doxpect some sort of Murder at the Savoy (Martin Beck, emotional awakening This guy wasn t capable of that He was a sociopath I think some people like this for the crazy factor and it has plenty of that I have some glorious train wreck books Injoy for the same reason However this one was just too ick with all the tortures and cruelty Plus and this may offend some people I just can t get into a man who has sex with other men I don t believe I m being anti gaybi sexual As far as I m concerned people can sleep with whoever they want However for me to find a man sexually attractiveromantic hero material he needs to be straight with a capital S That s just my taste 35 stars This reads at first like a Cinderella retelling Except I need to slap that bitch I m not gonna lie It s a good thing I have no triggers cuz this one So triggering the uintessential triggering book no wonder Ballantine books doesn t reprint it The SJW s today would have a stroke Actually they should reprint it
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that very it d be so fun LOLI mean Rhys doubled over Feyre s arm and she s not a contortionistexcept in bed after she becamewell i m rambling now LOL But it d be so fun to tell all those who love Feyrhys and think that s a healthy relationship that they re being hypocrites when they complain of Captive Prince one of my favorit This review has mild spoilers in it A few weeks ago I saw a post where they were discussing the difference between old bodice rippers and modern romance novels At the time I couldn t uite put my thoughts into words I ve been thinking about it though and I m convinced the main difference is a plot strategy where the hero and the villain are pretty much the same character This provides lots of sexual tension and conflict for the heroine plus it adds many hilarious WTF moments like huhare you seriousso now they re in love No way LOLI ve always loved old bodice rippers and it bums me out they ve become so politically incorrect that authors don t write them any I can read the old ones though So does Silver Devil fit the typical BR mold Well yes and no Clearly Domenico is a villain He s a psychopath tyrant who terrifies his people Domenico has a man s legs broken because the man is taller than him He tells a scribe to write up his own death warrant because the scribe doesn t write fast 22 Britannia Road enough And he has a handsome boy tortured and killed because Felicia smiles at the him Domenico never really regrets his crueltyither You don t see him brooding about his past murders He s not Gabe Izzy evolvednough to have an Nigella Bijt epiphany at thend of the book about who he really is So the only thing that changes is that the heroine becomes so besotted by Domenico that she doesn t care that he s a total nutcase In fact I don t see a happy Seventh Circle (Vampires Realm, ending for Felicia Domenico is so self absorbed that I m convinced he will dump her in a few years for a younger woman and she will be forced to grin and bear it So is this romance Wellthe love scenes are intense and passionate Does that countI actually read Silver Devil before when I was teenager and I had forgotten most of it But I do remember at the time I was appalled at what a horrible person Domenico was He certainly wasn t my idea of a dreamboat hero Felicia struck me as weak and wimpy for falling for him throwing away her moral integrity simply because she loves him But I love him is the whiniest reason in the world to stay with someone and this did notndear me to her I look at Silver Devil totally different now While it fails as a romance I think it s xcellent historical fiction Teresa Denys is masterful at pulling you into the seventeenth century She lived in Italy and paints Cabria with visceral color and depth I feel like she truly captures the personalities and thoughts of time period too Domenico fits perfectly the self absorbed and jaded Duke who disposes of human life without a single thought History is dotted with people like him Felicia comes from the bottom level of society so of course she is meek and weak Her position is precarious and she s well aware of that For her it must be intoxicating to go from being completely powerless to someone people bow to Who wouldn t throw away some of their moral integrity to be apart of it So while Felicia may not admit it to herself I think she s attracted to the power as much as she is to Domenico So it s not just love that keeps her attached to him although she d like to believe it These characters make sense to He was cold He was cruel A ruthless sensualist riding headlong to hell He was the Silver Devil Domenico Duke of CabriaFelicia was the illegitimate sister of a tavern keeper She fe.