Megan Chance: A Candle in the Dark

Has their actions evolve from their personalities They are faulty and prone to err but this is the riving force for their storyDr Cain D Alessandro has seen better Memoir of a Misfit days He is arunkard and lush we would now call him an alcoholic When given a choice of anything and the bottle he always chooses alcohol Ana The Duchess is a prostitute and possibly a murderess She hates what she is and wants to change but hasn t found a way to go about it She is closed mouth about her childhood but you know something bad happened Like wise with Cain Both of these flawed people come from Looking for the Toffees damaged pastsAna needs his help but ignores him once they have escaped from New York When he looks at her all he sees is contempt but their situation calls for them to stay together He is suppose to be her protection in the guise of a husband He manages to pick away at the wall she has surrounded herself with a simple comment a look or a uestion It is something that chisels a crack in that same said wall Ms Chance has given the reader a realistic view of what it means to have an addiction It is not glossed over and you feel the struggling Cain goes through Ana comes across as cold for some of the time but if she were written any other way the story would not have been as interesting This was the author s first published romance and was actually pretty good for aebut It Raising Gods Girl did not beat THE PORTRAIT but was better than AN INCONVENIENT WIFE Try this romance if you can appreciate very human characters with all their weaknesses and misgivings 45 starsAnother controversial book by Megan Chance with the heroine being a prostitute and the hero an alcoholic for almost the entirety of the book And still poignant and emotional and heartwrenching as we get to watch two very flawed persons coming to care for each other and find salvation and hope in their love Uniue setting in the jungles of Panama a bit of adventure tons oframa and self flagellation make this a very very exciting read I have to thank my friend AJ for bringing this author and this book in particular to my attention I feel as if I ve hit on a goldmine I bought this book on a whim having no idea what to expect but boy am I glad I The Gulag Handbook did I couldn t put itown and it s been awhile since I ve read a romance THAT good A Candle in the Dark is hands The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion down one of the best romances I ve ever read First of all the setting This is NOT another boring romance set in Regency England which uite frankly I ve grown rather tired of A Candle in the Dark takes you from New York to the lush exotic jungle of Panama and I enjoyed every single minute of it Your heart breaks for both the hero and heroine as you uicklyiscover that they are both broken individuals in Will in the World desperate need of someone to love Both have given up on such a frivolous notion Ana the heroine is a prostitute who goes by The Duchessthe ice princess who never melts for anyone and hides her heart behind a protective wall After killing the man who is abusing her sheesperately needs to June Fourth Elegies disappear and she hires Cain D Alessandro to help her Cain is aoctor but is haunted by his past failures and the complete lack of faith his parents had in him He s turned to alcohol to Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes drown out the memories andark voices in his head He is a SERIOUS alcoholicthe kind that gets physically ill if he The Confabulist doesn t get his nextrinkTogether this couple learn to trust and love and it is SO sweet when they Der Illusionist doThe steam level on this book is much lower than what I usually prefer but the story was SO good Iidn t care one whit There is only one love scene but it has an agonizingly sweet buildup and the scene Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue definitelyelivers It s erotic and sensual while still being incredibly tender I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, different than the norm and who enjoys books with tortured heroes and tortured heroines as well who find healing in each other There is plenty of emotional angst but the ending isefinitely sweet and satisfying An awesome read and as I said probably one of the best romances I have ever read Seriously it s THAT good. Manian wilderness All she had was Cain an intimate stranger forced to abandon his liuor to save them both Suddenly he was a threat capable of seeing her weakness and offering his strength And all he asked for in return was her love something she'd never given to any man befor.

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A SOLID 45 STARS THIS WAS A SURPRISINGLY REALLY GOOD BOOKI had ualms about the heroine but I absolutely Ask the Past did love the heroespite his Riding Class (Saddle Club, drinking habitOUR HERO is a man tortured by his past mistakes and also haunted from the grave by aead friend and by his family He has been Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, drinking himself to a stupor for the past three years until he meets Ana He is actually a very street wise character sometimes tough andependable if only he was sober There is just something about Cain that you cant help but love him for all his misgivings and love of alcohol you would want to reach out and just hold him I wouldnt exactly peg him as an alcoholic because it Different Class doesn t show that he is addicted to it but rather the oblivion it provides to forget his ghosts Later when forced to be sober he may have temptations that only a truerunkard would have succumbed to but he proved worthy And his love for Ana was complex in a good way because they understood or rather he understood her better than herself soothing her emons while she healed his OUR HEROINE came across as a CLASS A SELFISH BITCH who I really really hated for the first half of the book She was emanding mean and so selfish I wanted to punch her face She takes things for granted because she is such an ice cold person who Goldilocks the Three Bears doesnt appreciate small gestures of kindness and scorns them Despite the author portraying her this way because eventually she will change but not much by my standards it was still soamn annoying I hated how she manipulated man and treated Cain like irt the first half It was nice to see her brought own a peg or two becoming human OVERALL this story was very heartfelt and even if I hated the heroine it still had a way of making me read the whole story word for word until the end It is just a pity that there is no epilogue that shows a Socialist Realism definitive HEA Very engagingshould start writing my reviews as soon as I finish reading This was a good one Her best book in my opinion I m surprised people haven t read this It was really good and very uniue It almostoesn t seem like they will be together until the very end Ana s walls were a mile tall it seemed They each had their own I Look Up To... Michelle Obama demons which both had to faceWow none of Ana s clients ever tried to pleasure her with oral sexsad Sheidn t even know what a climax was For someone who is supposed to be very experienced in sex she sure Doctor Extraño didn t know much Obviously Ana wasn t my favorite kind of heroine She was pretty mean to Cain and I agree with what one reviewer said that it was hard to see what was so attractive about her besides her good looks I wish they revealed their secrets to each other that Ana s virginity was taken by theoctor who was there to help her mother so that Cain would know why Ana isliked octors Or Cain s secret it seemed like there was to why he turned to the bottle and felt that he was a failure as a Never Tell doctor I the beginning he seemed to have a recollection of a girl whose leg needed amputation but sheidn t want to Feminism is for Everybody do it and sheied Also the book needed one page of her agreeing to marry him It was implied but surely it couldn t have hurt the author to write a few linesI see why this Deterring Democracy deserve the RTA s award that s how I found it I was browsing books that won that award It was very well written and the romance and the way they had to let each other in and heal each other was thought out and executed well I really loved this book It would have been a 5 star for me except for oneetail which I will get to and admittedly its a personal thingI enjoyed the writer s style and will Comet in Moominland (The Moomins, definitely seek of her work out Historical novels are among my favorites and this one wasone with great attention to Hunters Heart detail feeling immersed in the early 1900 s The characters wererawn accurately for the time period and I never felt as if it was a 21st century character thrown into a 19th century settingCain and Ana spend most of the book snipping at one another but I had faith in them as a couple Their adventure is perfect it adds so much to the growth of the characters and their love for one. I NEED A MAN ANY MAN She had blood on her Menneskefluene (K2 dress and trouble in her eyes when she walked into Cavey Davey's tavern and roused Dr Cain D'Alessandro from hisrunken stupor The sight of Ana The Duchess beautiful icy esperate almost sobered him She looked like a whore and spoke.

Another And it makes senseNote there is romance and sex but not a ton of sex all the way through its not that kind of book When they get together and I think its just once the build up is worth it trust me Soooo sexyswoonNow my reason for the one star eduction The hero s problem view spoiler I am not a fan of Mr Majeika and the School Inspector drug or alcoholic recovery themes And this one is reallyisingenuous because it implies that the lovesupport of a good woman is enough to cure an alcoholic I know for a fact this is naive and untrue and I know most readers out there also know this but its a particular pet peeve for me hide spoiler I Selected Poems d give this book a million stars if I could It just blew me away and has stayed with me for weeks now Ana and Cain were just so lovely together And Cain s struggle with alcoholism was heartbreaking and so painful to watch That this story had a HEA was a miracle but it was one heck of a Sighworthy HEA Makes me hapoy just thinking of it And thinking of it makes me want to read it again It sefinitely going on my Keeper Shelf Every now and then a book comes a long that really moves you You find yourself thinking about it long after you ve put the book own analyzing the characters their motivations and the outcomes of their actions For me this was one of those books We first meet Cain D Alessandro an alcoholic and sometimes medical octor He has lost his faith in medicine and frankly his will to live He has a chance encounter with the beautiful murderess prostitute Ana She enlists him to act as her Husband to help her cross the country after she murders an abusive client of hers He accepts her offer as long as she will provide enough alcohol to get him through the trip He even rebuffs her initial offer of husbandly rights to tempt him to make the trek Cain although an alcoholic with Doctor Strange, Vol. 2 demons of his own is uite tender and patient with Ana He is not the Alpha hero who is oh so popular theseays He is willing to wait for Ana cold and aloof as she may be They o not fall in love at first sight but only when they come to mutually respect and care for one anotherThis is not the story about the hooker with a heart of gold Nor is it about an alcoholic that put own the The Train Robbers drink when he met a woman worth changing everything for Life is never that simple Ms Chanceoes a wonderful job portraying two No Reason To Die dilapidated soulsrudging through the Panamanian Jungles This book is a great example of why I love the historical romance genre Powerful story that grabbed me from beginning to the very end Ana aka the Duchess is a high value prostitute in one of the brothels of New York in the middle of 19th century She is on a mission to find a man any man who can pretend to be her husband and escort her to San Francisco where she would be safe and can open her own establishment She needs this man to escape a prosecution for killing an abusive customer If she was not in such a hurry she would never consider Cain to be such a man Her first reaction seeing him is Naked Risk (Shatterproof dismay Cain is an alcoholic and a formeroctor Actually the latter is what repulsed her for reasons readers would find out later But Anna has no choice she has to leave and he is the only man available to Raking The Ashes do so in a hurry with no attachments to the city And so begins the journey of two tortured souls from New York to San Francisco via Panama Canal The book is very well written with amazing characters that areefinitely uniue and remarkably Ellie (Ellie, described setting The story is not for a faint of heart I know it will stay with me for a long time 35 StarsI am beginning to believe that when I need a full length historical romance with plenty of restlessness internally tortured souls and loads of apprehension Megan Chance is my new go to author I may not like the main characters every moment sheefinitely knows how to yank my chains and push my buttons She takes a gritty situation a persecuted hero and heroine some interesting secondary characters and other issues and molds it into a story formatA CANDLE IN THE DARK takes some of my least likable character types and. Like a lady who had just committed murder She had money and they both needed to escape So Cain D'Alessandro agreed to pose as her husband on the angerous trip through Panama to California But Ana hadn't reckoned on a full ship of sailors or the perilous trip through the Pana.

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