Shelves: historical-romance What the hell did I just read? Melanie Morganfield is absolutely perfect in every way. So of course I identify with her. The reader gets not one but three heroes in this HR. Lastly is Simon Young, sort of a combination of Asa and Steve.
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Shelves: historical-romance What the hell did I just read? Melanie Morganfield is absolutely perfect in every way. So of course I identify with her. The reader gets not one but three heroes in this HR. Lastly is Simon Young, sort of a combination of Asa and Steve. What the hell did I just read?
As another reviewer aptly put it, Steve loves Melanie so much he hates her. Or does he hate her so much he loves her? Either way, this guy is certifiable. Shoved in between all the raping and worshipping of Melanie is the historic adventures of Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. First of all, there were 3 love interests. Even though Steven did some horrible things, I still wanted Melanie and him together, idk why.
She passively accepted. They chose her, rather than she choosing them. The first half of the book is compelling and hard to put down for some Not really sure where the author was going with this book according to the blurb. The first half of the book is compelling and hard to put down for some reason. The Story: Ms. Amber Fire begins after that war. We meet the heroine of the book-and the Amber series-Melanie Morganfield, when she is Melanie, and her father, James, are going to live with a friend of his, Asa Parker, after the death of James wife and Melanies mother, Sara.
James will be going to work for Asa, who is a wealthy foundry owner. Melanie also gives birth to a daughter, fathered by Asa, named Sara. Melanie goes through trials and tribulations and emerges stronger for having gone through them. They do things that I and other readers may find questionable and offensive to our sensibilities.
That real humanity is very unusual and a strength of Ms. The characters emotions are on full display. Their behavior, while human, was also very unlikeable. Examples: Melanie: Has affairs with Asa and Simon, both of whom were married when the affairs began.
Asa: In addition to having an affair with Melanie, the affair begins when she is 16 years old! The argument Ms. Stephen: He emotionally, mentally, physically and sexually abuses Melanie, which she forgives him for! He is also extremely unstable, going from kindness to rage in seconds. All of the above are shallow and self-centered, not caring much about the effect their actions have on anyone else. They only care about what they want. There is an instance near the end of the book that feels a little creepy.
Sex: A few scenes, that are mildly descriptive, describing more of Melanie than of her lovers. Violence: Multiple assaults and a rape scene. The violence is not overly graphic. The unlikeability of the characters, combined with the other factors listed above, brings the grade down for me.
Melkis There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Harlequin Intrigue — These three books in the Amber series where great and have read them again and again! There was only one way for a woman to earn a living on barbierk wild streets — pleasing the rough men driven there by lust for riches. The last place Melanie Morganfield Young expected to fall prey to love was on the same sea that had taken her wealthy husband. Amber Fire by Elaine Barbieri During the long, tortuous She was certain young adult readers would enjoy the excitement of historical romance if given a chance, and she welcomed the opportunity to write Miranda and the Warrior for this new audience. Purity, Honesty, Chastity — They were all admirable traits, but when they came in the form of three headstrong, amebr, sinfully lovely sisters, garbieri were All of the above are shallow and self-centered, not caring much about the effect their actions have on anyone else. Has affairs with Asa and Simon, both of whom were married when the affairs began.