Iris Johansen: Blue Velvet

Epub Books Blue Velvet æ Iris Johansen – chernov–

Ur hero also repeatedly tells the heroine that he s not going to rape her and in fact waits to consummate their relationship until she very clearly signals her desire for him rather than her passive acceptance of his bonerSo for someone like me who is fascinated by Old School Bodice Rippers this was a really fun readNow I m not saying that there aren t some ridiculous components of this book Neither the hero nor the heroine felt like real people their emotional connection was uestionable and the prose is completely over the topLet s start with the heroine because she annoyed me the most Kate was a ludicrous and completely unbelievable heroine who epitomized every component of the perfect Madonna of male fantasy She has this magical honesty that shines out of her eyeballs like a beacon A description of her from page 4 Warm and loving with a clear bell like honesty In addition she is constantly being described as childlike Her magical honesty is childlike but so are her eyes and her smooth satiny skin The hero literally talks about her skin and how it s soft like that of a child which is a turn on for him GrossMixed in with all this elfin otherworldly nonsense is a ridiculous protective maternal instinct From page 3 Kate was a protective as a lioness with her cub about anyone she cared about This means that she constantly takes responsibility for grown ass men who can take care of themselves because it s her fault that they re in danger Note she never takes responsibility for a womanAll of this together combines into the perfect Madonna a motherly virgin Conveniently she is also an insatiable sex itten when the right man finally comes along which gives us the perfect trifecta of fantasyUghBeau the hero is also a ridiculous stereotype rather than a real person He s the standard playboy or in classic Bodice Ripper terms a rake or rogue who suddenly finds himself feeling protective and jealous of a woman he just met for mysterious reasons He sets himself up as her protector going so far as to write his own wedding vows where he gives her his strength his Offenders and Detainees knowledge and his experienceAlso he says things like I m going to sit and watch the sun pour down on you like golden rain caressing you and making you glow And then I m going to come to you and make you glow for me I want to feel you open and flower and tremble I want tonow hat everything I do to you will make you shine and melt and flow WHO TALKS LIKE THATUghNow all this griping about the main characters probably makes you think that you should skip this one but let me just say the prose is so over the top that it might just be worth itTo offer just one example here is how. Nds risking his ship his crew even his life But Kate was no damsel in distress he discovered and showed him it was all he could do to match her bravado But und.

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Kate s first ever orgasm at least with a man is described Treasure A carousel playing a haunting melody Beau s golden eyes his hand in hers walking through the rain forest a mocking Southern drawl with a note of underlying tenderness courage honesty passion this beautiful throbbing rhythm So many treasures He was giving them all to her and when he gave the final radiant gift that made rapture seem commonplace it was no precious than the other treasures he d heaped upon herAmazing Blog Twitter Facebook Instagram Need something to read on a two hour car ride Here ya go Do not expect anything above cliches Her smile was like a ray of sun on a winter morning and the most basic elementary level of chemistry and boy meets girl that could ever be written aboutPredictable and a tiny little bit of fun because Beau is a modern day piratesmuggler whatever he is who owns a big fancy boat and employs a captain to take it all up and down the coast of South America I think He gets tied up in what he thinks is a prostitution deal it isn t and meets beautiful stunning Kate who for some reason tells this guy she first meets that she likes to sunbathe in the nude and he cliches the story up by saying Oh I d like to see that some time headdesk Beau thinks Kate is a prostitute and in order to help her and her drunken passed out friend out of the drug lord s clutches strikes a deal with her that she s okay with that he can do whatever he wants to her whenever he wants for however long he wants and he ll help them She says Oh what a low price to pay for my friendship and agrees What s good about the story and it s not much the author I do like her I trust her Just her romance is pathetic the boat s captain this huge redhaired guy with a red beard and scars all over himself from sewing up his own wounds I was way intrigued by him than Beauand the action Setting fire to 60K pounds of cocaine with torches is coolWhat s bad about this story everything else I realized too late that this wasn t a comedy I thought it was with horrible dialogue like I ache for the need of you WHAT Who says thatOkay enough fluff in a row Time to nail down some serious reading Blue Velvet is the story of Kate and BeauWhen the philanthropist martyr Kate goes into rescue her protector Justin from bandits she never expects to meet the elusive playboy Beau or now that he would be taken by her They then embark on a journey of adventures love self discovery and passionI really loved this story The simplicity and giving nature of Kate met the thundering savage nature of Beau and the cynic was melted by the purity of loveI loved the Ancient geeky humor and the crazinessSafe55. Er the sultry moonlight Beau took the lead teaching his untutored Kate the exuisite joys of loving vowing to make her happy yet fearing that meant letting her.

While I wasn t totally crazy about this book it was a big improvement on White Satin Kate was abandoned by her mother as a young girl and has been living with smugglers ever since She has had no formal education yet she is pretty smart when it comes to the ways of the world I liked Kate Even though her choices weren t always the smartest and were often done out of a sense of misplaced loyalty I still thought she was a great character She stood up for what she believed in and wasn t afraid to risk herself for itBeau on the other hand was a little annoying While understood why he was so protective of Kate I got tired of waiting for him to see that she really could take care of herself She really didn t need to be made better because she was pretty great already As for the over all story it was just OK for me Nothing really happens as she is never is any real danger I guess I was hoping for action with this one given the setting A uick read just for the hell of it Review also available at The Smut ReportHeat Factor Blazing sunshine on a tropical island paradise Bring sunscreenCharacter Chemistry EhPlot They eep saying they are facing a lot of danger but the stakes never feel really highOverall Holy Purple Prose BatmanEven though there are no bodices to be seen in this novel set in the contemporary Caribbean I feel fully justified in classifying this as a bodice ripper Why It s time for Bodice Ripper Bingo Heroine who is naive and childlike Check Hero who is a rake playboy but suddenly becomes protective Check Virgin mistaken for a prostitute Check Hero who makes a deal with heroine which involves her selling him her body the first time they meet Check Heroine who shows her love through complete and utter devotion Check Ridiculous swashbuckling adventures that make no sense Check Severe lack of communication between Hero and Heroine about their true feelings for one another Check Magical orgasmic virgin sex CheckLook at all those tropes we ve got covered I think we ve got BINGOIn her intro to the book Iris Johansen states that she set out to write a modern day swashbuckler and she completely succeeds the way she uses the tropes of a bodice ripper works precisely because of the contrast with the modern day setting So the things that feel suicky in a standard bodice ripper feel a bit deliberate and silly in this case For example the trope of the heroine going along with selling her body to the hero feels WAY less rapey than it generally does because even though this heroine is naive and virginal she s grown up around Latin American drug lords and gun runners so she s seen some shit and nows exactly what she s getting into Part gypsy part untouched golden child of the sea Kate Gilbert was the most bewitching woman Beau Lantry had ever seen Rashly he agreed to help rescue her frie.

Roy Johansen is an Edgar Award winning screenwriter and novelist Her daughter Tamara serves as her research assistantIRIS JOHANSEN is The New York Times bestselling author of Night and Day Hide Away Shadow Play Your Next Breath The Perfect Witness Live to See Tomorrow Silencing Eve Hunting Eve Taking Eve Sleep No More What Doesn't Kill You Bonnie uinn Eve Chasing The Night Eight Days to Live Blood Game Deadlock Dark Summer Pandora's Daughter uicksand Killer Dreams On The Run and And with her son Roy Johansen she has coauthored Night Watch The Naked Eye Sight Unseen Close Your Eyes Shadow Zone Storm Cycle and Silent Thunder