(PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke

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Guilty Pleasures characters Å 9 For prim and shy Daphne Wade the sweetest guilty pleasure of all is secretly watching her employer the Duke of Tre as he works the excavation site on his English estate Anthony hired Daphne to restore the priceless treasures he has been digging up but it's hard for a woman to keep her mind on her work when h. 45 stars Guilty Pleasures was an absolutely delightful read just like all the other times I ve read it Having reread And Then He Kissed Her recently one of my all time favorite historical romances I noticed much this time around the similarities between the two books They both feature often overlooked heroines who are always very much in control of themselves and their desires and who work in unusual female employment under male bosses who have heretofore ignored them when it comes to anything other than business and even then the heroines have kind of just been there seen as diligent worker bees than actual human beingsOne of the things that Guhrke does so well in both these books is that she doesn t have an ugly duckling heroine who is dressed in pretty clothes gets a haircut and turns into a beautiful swan at whose feet the hero then falls In this aspect both women remain throughout the book the women they essentially were at the beginning but how the men view them changes The heroes are awakened basically jolted into realizing that what they assumed was wrong and that they had dismissedoverlooked them when they shouldn t haveOf course through Daphne s relationship with Anthony and Emma s relationship with Harry both women also have their own set of changes They idealizedworshiped and generalizedstereotyped respectively their bosses and through their respective relationships they begin to actually see the man beneath the facade very human and having both virtues and vices As Anthony and Harry s views change Daphne and Emma also gain confidence and learn to demand from others their dueRECOMMENDATIONS1 And Then He Kissed Her Girl Bachelor Series Book 1 by Laura Lee Guhrke 5 stars2 Dreaming of You Gamblers of Craven s Book 2 by Lisa Kleypas 5 stars3 One Kiss From You Switching Places Book 2 by Christina Dodd 5 stars4 Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran 5 stars5 Love in the Afternoon The Hathaways Book 5 by Lisa Kleypas 5 stars6 The Proposition by Judith Ivory 5 stars7 Romancing Mister Bridgerton Bridgerton Series Book 4 by Julia uinn 5 stars8 Seven Secrets of Seduction by Anne Mallory 45 stars9 Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake Book 1 by Sarah Maclean 45 stars

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Guilty Pleasures characters Å 9 Er devastatingly handsome employer keeps taking his shirt off He doesn't know she's alive but who could blame her for falling hopelessly in love with him anywayAnthony thinks that his capable employee knows all there is to know about antiuities but when his sister decides to turn the plain young woman in gol. Daphne Wade has a guilty pleasureshe can t keep herself from lusting after her super sexy boss She fell in love with Anthony Courtland at first sight but although they have worked together for five months he doesn t know she exists Anthony pays little attention to the homely woman who does restoration work on the artifacts at his excavation site He does appreciate her work but as far as the woman under the unattractive clothes and eyeglasses Anthony couldn t care less Daphne is content to worship him from afar until one day she overhears Anthony discussing her with his sister Viola Her world is turned upside down when she hears what Anthony really thinks of her He doesn t see her as a woman at allshe s nothing than a mousy unattractive subservient person that Anthony refers to as a unfeeling machine and a bug on a stick Daphne is crushed She decides right then and there that she can t work for him any longer so she turns in her resignation Daphne s resignation makes Anthony stand up and take notice He needs her to complete the restoration in time for his museum opening And besides he s a duke He said she can t uit and what he says goesor does it As Anthony tries to convince Daphne to stay everything he believed to be true about this meek little woman is turned upside down The characters in Guilty Pleasures bring this story to life Although Anthony was arrogant and self important his difficult childhood gave him a touch of vulnerability that made him a sympathetic hero As far as Daphne is concerned who doesn t root for the plain Jane heroine who turns things around and captures the hero s heart I know I do

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Guilty Pleasures characters Å 9 D rimmed glasses into an enticing beauty he declares the task to be impossible Daphne is devasted when she overhearsand determined to prove him wrong Now a vibrant and delectable Daphne has emerged from her shell and the tables are turned Will Anthony see that the woman of his dreams has been there all along. This book had the honour of being the recipient of the Romantic Times Award for Best European Historical Romance of 2004 It was also the first book I read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it established her as a firm favourite of mine and over the years I have read and loved many of her booksI adore Daphne because it is easier to relate to someone who is plain wears spectacles and by the standards of the time is firmly on the shelf at the age of twenty four She had an unconventional upbringing having lived and worked abroad all her life assisting her father Sir Henry Wade one of the foremost Roman antiuarians in the world on his excavations After her father dies suddenly she is left all alone unwanted by her mother s family in England and virtually penniless Her decision to travel to England and take her father s place shows real courage and I also love her response when Anthony uestions her suitability for the position I am the daughter of Sir Henry Wade and he was the best I was trained by him and now that he is gone there is no one ualified for this post than IAnthony is arrogant inconsiderate selfish and in typical ducal fashion expects to be obeyed without uestion and whenever he wants anything particularly difficult or unreasonable done he can be persuasively charming His cynical attitude to love and marriage does not sit well with his sister Viola but Anthony is adamant that he intends to marry someone who will make no emotional demands on himI did admire him for the sympathetic way he treats his estate workers who are unable to pay their rent and for his determination that the museum should be for everyone not just the wealthyIt wasn t hard to believe that a uiet shy young woman like Daphne who had spent all her life around excavations without any social interactions would develop an infatuation for someone like Anthony I really felt her heartbreak when she hears his derogatory comments but I admired the way she refuses to wallow in self pity She has always tried to please other people first her father and then Anthony but now she is determined to decide her own future and enjoy life with encouragement from Anthony s sister Viola who has offered to introduce Daphne into societyExpecting everyone to cow tow to his every command I enjoyed seeing Anthony s outraged reaction when Daphne tells him she is resigning and his usual coolness and self possession totally deserts him And I love the way she stands up to him and is not afraid to speak her mind You may be a duke but you are not the sun around which the world revolves In fact you are uite the opposite for you are the most selfish man I have I have ever known Now Anthony must find a way to persuade Daphne to stay long enough to finish his project It was fun watching the various bargains Anthony contrives to gain extra time from Daphne verbal duels midnight dances kisses and the camaraderie that develops between them as they dance flirt and laugh together seems so believable Their witty repartee was enjoyable too Contrary to certain reports I have been known to be kind on occasion Laugh lines appeared at the corners of his eyes though he did not smile But I confess I am not being kind just now Yes I know and it is not going to work He tried to look innocent What is not going to work This blatant attempt to trick me into staying with charm and and other such tactics I know you are far too intelligent to be fooled by charm or trickery Miss Wade Can we not just say I am using the only weapon I have Persuasion Temptation If I can tempt you with the fruits of my garden of Eden you might stay I applaud Ms Guhrke for not transforming Daphne into some ravishing beauty She remains the same person she always was but Anthony begins to see the real Daphne beneath the drab clothes tight bun and spectacles a woman who is intelligent funny tender hearted and passionateIt is clear that the circumstances surrounding Anthony s father s death and having to shoulder the burden of ducal duties at such a tender age have had a profound effect on him and have clearly shaped him into the man he has become Having seen first hand the tragic conseuences of love he has always been master of his emotions never letting his heart rule his head until Daphne comes into his life I love how he uses the language of flowers to court her his determination not to give up and how he finally opens up his heart to DaphneThere is such a charmimg ending which left me with a lovely warm glow What does a duchess do exactly He took a step toward her Love the duke Love him with all the passion she hides within her love him each and every day of her life MY VERDICT I still love this book as much as I did the first time of reading it A delightful entertaining and romantic love story which I can highly recommend Guilty series click on the book covers for details This review was first posted on the Rakes and Rascals blog


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    (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke Laura Lee Guhrke ï 9 Read & Download Free read Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Laura Lee Guhrke 5 stars – Historical RomanceThis is a delightful entertaining feel good romance about a Plain Jane antiuities

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    (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke 45 stars Guilty Pleasures was an absolutely delightful read just like all the other times I've read it Having reread And Then He Kissed Her recently one of my all time favorite historical romances I noticed much this time around the similarities between the two books They both feature often overlooked heroines who are always very much in control of themselves and their desires and who work in unusual female employment under male

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    Laura Lee Guhrke ï 9 Read & Download Free read Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Laura Lee Guhrke (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke This was good This is the first book that I’ve read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it won’t be the last I really enjoyed her writing and characterizationBoth main characters in Guilty Pleasures were wrote wellAnthony Courtland the Duke of Tre is the typical overbearing conceited and cynical Duke He doesn’t want to marry for love due to what happened to his parents’ marriageDaphne Wade is a smart orphaned and

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    (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke DNF 24% No ratingThis is a case of 'It's me not you' I hate DNF'ing a book and this is a particularly painful one knowing how much my friends loved itI'd been enjoying this book up until this Daphne accustomed all her life to desperately thin ragged Arabs who looked far older than their years had never seen anything uite like the Duke of Tre It was made clear that she and her father had spent their winter month

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    review Guilty Pleasures Laura Lee Guhrke ï 9 Read & Download (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke Really now this has to stop I sense a pattern in Guhrke's books that I don't uite like it doesn't matter which book I read first because it's bad in any book and fact is she repeats these things in most her books First of all Girl only gets noticed when she refuses guy for some reason andor gets pretty like she

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    review Guilty Pleasures (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke Daphne Wade has a guilty pleasureshe can't keep herself from lusting after her super sexy boss She fell in love with Anthony Courtland at first

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    (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke I am re reading all my 5 star rated romance novels There are 60 on my shelf This is book 13 Tropes Boss and Employee WallflowerSpinster Unreuited Love Enemies to Lovers Starched hero gets Unstarched This is how my 13th re read held up “With that horrible bun she wears and those dreary clothes the girl’s as noticeable as a stick insect on a twig She is so much a part of the background I doubt any man would even see her unless she were

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    Laura Lee Guhrke ï 9 Read & Download (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke Overall an enjoyable read Miss Daphne Wade works for the Duke of Tre restoring antiuities from a Roman site She fancies herself in love with Anthony the Duke He of course barely sees her She overhears him talking about her to his sister and is horrified by what she hearsShe decides to leave his employment but he tells her she cannot He is a Duke for goodness sake and always gets his own way Well now Miss Wade will make s

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    review Guilty Pleasures (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke Free read Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Laura Lee Guhrke This book had the honour of being the recipient of the Romantic Times Award for Best European Historical Romance of 2004 It was also the first book I read by Laura Lee Guhrke and it established her as a firm favourite of mine and over the years I have read and loved many of her booksI adore Daphne because it is easier to relate to someone who is plain wears spectacles and by the standards of the time is firmly

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    (PDF FREE) [Guilty Pleasures] º Laura Lee Guhrke Thank God for the older HRI enjoyed very very much this book and this storyI was cheering for the heroine like crazy She took a bad situation and turned it against the hero who in the beginning was a real assAnd she didn't change h

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Laura Lee Guhrke
  • English
  • 21 March 2020
  • 9780060541743