[Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke


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    Laura Lee Guhrke ☆ 1 SUMMARY FREE READ ã LANQIUJIA.CO ☆ Laura Lee Guhrke [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke WARNING GIFs spoilers and a grumpy BAVR I'm confident that Sarah will agree that this Guhrke Buddy Read was as inspiring as a root canal You guys This story is fucking boring Who are the assholes in this again? Right Phillip the snobby marues

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke I love romances with the I've always loved you trope I love enemies to lovers I love stuffy heroes A book that combined these three things sh

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke Pastry Chef Maria Martingale is searching for a shop to open her own bakery when she runs into Phillip Hawthorne Maruess of Kayne Maria and Phillip along with his brother Lawrence grew up together Her father was the cook at his father's manor house Years ago Maria and Lawrence planned to elope but Phillip found out and put a uick s

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Secret Desires of a Gentleman [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke Please note that this review contains a discussion of adult topics I'm also copying this rant to my blog because I'm nice like that and because

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke Oh boy Philip Hawthorne you are confusing the crap out of me This guy takes the cake for the most arrogant haughty uptight judgmental hero I've read about so far Plus wishy washy thrown in there too I just don't u

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke FREE READ ã LANQIUJIA.CO ☆ Laura Lee Guhrke 4 ½ stars – VictorianHistorical Romance

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke I honestly feel this was a waste of time reading The author does little to make you form a connection or root for the main characters

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke 3 StarsIt was okAlthough Secret Desires didn't have the umph Guilty Pleasures had I still enjoyed it There seemed to be a lot of filler in this oneand the chemistry I loved in the other didn't come through for me as it did before But I'm in no way giving up on this authorinstead I'll buy a couple before I go and get all in every series by her I had few suggestions on my last review and I still plan on reading

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    [Free E–pub] Secret Desires of a Gentleman AUTHOR Laura Lee Guhrke FREE READ ã LANQIUJIA.CO ☆ Laura Lee Guhrke Reviewed for ueuemyreviewcom; book release Oct08The end of the Victorian era brought about many changes in public and private life Women were becoming visible as other than wives and Laura Lee Guhrke’s latest historical romance gives us a closer look at one woman’s struggle “Secret Desires of a Gentleman” is Guhrke

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FREE DOWNLOAD Secret Desires of a Gentleman SUMMARY ☆ Secret Desires of a Gentleman FREE READ ã LANQIUJIA.CO ☆ Laura Lee Guhrke Once Upon a TimeMaria Martingale was going to elope But Phillip Hawthorne Maruess of Kayne put a stop to those plans when he learned his younger brother intended to marry a cook's daughter Now twelve years later Maria discovers that. WARNING GIFs spoilers and a grumpy BAVR I m confident that Sarah will agree that this Guhrke Buddy Read was as inspiring as a root canal You guys This story is fucking boring Who are the assholes in this again Right Phillip the snobby maruess and Maria the pastry chef Their love does not move mountains It may be able to move ant hills but that s only because the ants would be annoyed by their incessant yammering and leave If I had to choose one thing that I found interesting about this book I would probably decide on The Million Ways That Phillip is a Giant Asshat Maria is immaterial to this rant because I actually felt sorry for her She s just trying to sell her pastries or whatever and Phillip keeps barging in and telling her to go away like he OWNS THE ENTIRE WORLD or something Phillip is basically the preppy boyfriend in every 80s movie that ends up royally screwing over the ingenue This is him in my imagination Phillip doesn t give a shit as long as he stays waist deep in fashionable sweatersTo make an incredibly long story appropriately short Phillip s the self flagellating type of gentleman who gets a boner for Maria the daughter of his family s chef when they re teenagers and ends up bitching at her to deal with his feelz Twelve years before the story takes place Maria attempted to elope with Phillip s younger brother A 19 year old Phillip wisely stopped the disaster in the making not through imparting them with wisdom or telling Maria that he wanted to eat her pastries in a sexual way but by paying them both off just like the villains in 80% of star crossed lovers stories When Maria opens a bakery next door to the lodgings where he is temporarily living until his home renovations are finished he does the sensible thing and attempts to evict her And in the whole story through all of the vapid yimmering and yammering about Phillip s hate boners and Maria s fucking baking process and the pointless conversations GOOD GOD the pointless conversations Phillip never proves that he isn t an elitist snobby piece o crap He barely even apologizes and Maria decides to accept his proposal anyway because her friends thought it was weird that she didn t want to marry a rich maruess who treats her like garbage Also she discovers a secret of Phillip s that proves that he loves and respects her What is that secret Let me tell you When Maria was younger she had a ribbon that her dead mother left to her Maria was POOR at that point okay She didn t have lots of ribbons especially ribbons from her DEAD MOM And there s all this talk throughout the story about how Maria cried and cried about losing the ribbon and how everyone looked for the damn thing but couldn t find it So where was the ribbon all alongPhillip stole it Phillip a goddamn maruess STOLE a teenage girl s ribbonHER DEAD MOTHER S RIBBON And he keeps it for years even though he knows that Maria was heart broken over losing it That s why Maria knows that he loves her Because he s a heartless ribbon thief Bravo douchebagStay classy

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Secret Desires of a Gentleman

FREE DOWNLOAD Secret Desires of a Gentleman SUMMARY ☆ Secret Desires of a Gentleman FREE READ ã LANQIUJIA.CO ☆ Laura Lee Guhrke Mily from scandal and when Maria dares to move in right next door he knows scandal will surely follow She is as tempting as he remembered and the he sees her the harder it is for Phillip to keep his own secret desire for her a secre. This was a delightful book to read It was different from most historicals as it takes place in the 1890 s and the heroine is a pastry chef The heroine is ambitious and likeable The hero is very proper dutiful and intensely aware of his station in life and the responibilities that accompany his high position The enchanting descriptions of the pastry shop and the delectable pastries were very engaging Laura Lee Guhrke has been on my must read list for some while and this book is a good illustration of why she is thereMaria Martingale is about to realize her dream of owning a French pastry shop in London due to the financial backing of her friend Prudence who received a large inheritance and married a duke After months of searching Maria finds a location that is absolutely perfect for her patisserie She is thrilled with the property but as she leaves to visit the agent and sign the lease she literally bumps into Phillip Hawthorne Maruess of Kayne During this encounter Maria learns that Phillip is still just as proper and arrogant as ever Phillip refuses to acknowledge that he knows Maria even though they grew up together Twelve years ago Phillip stopped the elopement of his brother Lawrence with Maria the daughter of the family chef Phillip stopped the marriage by threatening to cut his brother off financially and by paying Maria to leave Maria can tell that his opinion of her has not changed in the intervening years but she moves forward with her plans and rents the shop that is next door to his current lodgings When Phillip realizes that Maria has just rented the property that he owns he decides to evict her Maria is devastated and decides to break her twelve year old agreement to stay away from Lawrence After telling Lawrence her problem but not disclosing her encounter with Phillip or admitting that his brother is purposefully evicitng her she gains a champion who insists that Phillip agree to let her stay Phillip is determined to keep his brother away from Maria as he is afraid her presence will keep Lawrence from proposing to the American heiress he has been courting Soon Phillip realizes that he is the one who is having difficulty staying away from Maria He begins to remember their shared childhood and the reasons that he turned away from their friendship after he acceded to his title When Phillip finally succombs to the passion he feels for Maria he tries to do what he believes is right but his less than flattering remarks hurt and anger Maria Before they can possibly have a future together Phillip must come to terms with his feelings for Maria and accept her importance in his life This very entertaining book has shades of both Sabrina and Pride and Prejudice Phillip is very aware of the social disparity between himself and Maria and he often comes across as being very arrogant and snobbish His proposal to Maria is just as elouent and unsatisfactory as Mr Darcy s is to Elizabeth I was touched as Phillip remembered his childhood feelings and protectiveness toward Maria and realized that he cared about her than his position or anything else I enjoyed the mention of some of the characters from Guhrke s previous novels I had a very difficult time deciding whether to give this book 4 or 5 stars I looked back at my ratings for Guhrke s previous books thought about them and then decided to go with 4 stars for now This book was uick to read and was a very pleasant way to spend a few hours

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FREE DOWNLOAD Secret Desires of a Gentleman SUMMARY ☆ Secret Desires of a Gentleman FREE READ ã LANQIUJIA.CO ☆ Laura Lee Guhrke The man who holds her fate in his hands is none other than the haughty gentleman who sent her packing and he's as handsome and arrogant as everHappily Ever AfterAlways the proper gentleman Phillip will do anything to protect his fa. Oh boy Philip Hawthorne you are confusing the crap out of me This guy takes the cake for the most arrogant haughty uptight judgmental hero I ve read about so far Plus wishy washy thrown in there too I just don t understand him He loves to remind the heroine every two seconds how she s beneath him in class Your position is far below mine yet turns around telling her he s never treated her like a servant Uh huh How does that work now She grew up as part of the working class you PAYED HER OFF when she wanted to marry your brother at the age of 15 banished her insult her at every turn love to remind her on a daily basis how inferior her existence is to you yet you NEVER treated her like a servant Pick a damn side Can t have it both ways there buddyYeah 2 seconds away from throwing this out the window There s only so much contradictory silliness I can take Update Managed to finish this but with a lot of skimming and skipping parts The plot was very dry and dull The blurb sounded interesting but the actual story left a lot to be desired Besides my issues w the hero Philip there were two things that didn t work First I was a little bit confused about the time setting of this book and how the characters interacted I thought it was unrealistic and confusing to read about an unmarried woman no matter her station opening up her own business burrowing money from a rich Duchess and having a man visit her at late hours with no one batting an eye It was completely inaccurate to the historical period this book takes place in I had to suspend belief and try to swallow the idea of the heroine Maria being able to open her own business by HERSELF and run around alone with no one raising an eyebrow Yeah Right It s the 1800s stuff like that doesn t fly in English society She wasn t shunned or turned away for any of it which made no sense I understand this was a progressive Victorian era maybe but still it was reaching and so unrealistic Second the hero in this was supposed to be secretly in lust with Maria for years since they were kids and as it turns out has loved her since childhood That was the most outrageous thing about this whole story I had a really hard time buying it His declaration at the end while sweet fell short and so forced considering through most of the book he was degrading her badgering her trying to kick her out of her shop bossing her around and giving her ultimatums and here I m supposed to believe he s loved her this whole time Yeah sorry don t buy it It was too contrived for me His reasoning for buying her off when she was 15 was kinda reaching for me I just didn t believe it considering the action behind his words Or rather lack there of If you secretly are in love with a woman you don t try to humiliate and belittle her at every turn And he even kept admitting he didn t understand his attraction to her and seemed rather pissed off by it Umwhat Makes no sense That doesn t sound like love to me It was very contradictory for me and so inconsistent Yeah so overall wasn t working for me It had some nice parts I liked Maria but found myself not caring much for the over all story or the characters Bleh

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384
  • Secret Desires of a Gentleman
  • Laura Lee Guhrke
  • English
  • 06 July 2020
  • 9780061456824