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Read The Perfect Indulgence Isabel Sharpe à 5 Download Download The Perfect Indulgence ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The perfect pick me up After swapping lives and coffee shops with her twin sister Chris Meyer is certain her New Yorker uptightness has melted in the hot California sunshine But finding inner peace is to. Has anything ever upset you around me or do you just never show it Because I ve never seen you Chris He stopped walking Can we start with How was your evening How are things going What have you been up to for the past few monthsF u c k y o u a s s h o l e I carefully and painstakingly type out on my Kindle Save noteSeriously who does this smirking smug condescending chuckling jerk think he is Edward Cullen I wanted to wipe that smirk off his face for the ENTIRE book I have no idea how anyone thinks this kind of man is sexy Really zero idea Do you like being talked down to Told what is wrong with your life and how you re living it Being given advice on how to make yourself better Never feeling like you are fine just how you are Well have I got the romance book for youHere are some of Chris s thoughts on Zac she personally found him overbearing and bossy and at times infuriatingly smug He d get an amused look on his face as if he loved that she was struggling loved that he d gotten to herWow great How about He looked smug Smug She knew he would And it made her want to smack him harderOr He chuckled of course he did her discomfort always amused himOr He was smirkingSharpe alternates between showing us what Chris is thinking and feeling and showing us what Zac was thinking and feeling I was hoping being inside Zac s mind would help me understand where he was coming from perhaps make me feel a bit of sympathy for him but I was WRONG And while he was ranting who or what had taken all the spark out of Chris She was like an overdecorated shell of her former self Chris Meyer was a high energy exciting woman If she was trying to change that about herself she would only succeed in driving herself crazyUm excuse me YOU are the one who was all over her when she first moved to California ragging on her constantly about how she was too uptight YOU are the one who wanted her to relax and mellow out and practice meditating etc etc etc And now that she s taken your advice done that and become a relaxed and stereotypically California woman you re upset with her You think she s betrayed herself Go fuck yourself ZacNow is probably a good time to mention that I didn t like Chris that much either I liked her better than Zac true but that s not saying much She overthought everything and made her choices based on strange reasoning that I did NOT understandI hate Chris s sister Eva who also stars in this book since she is a rapist we know that from the previous book which was Eva s love story Not only that but she treats Chris as if Chris is her pet project or something constantly telling her what to do what to think who to love how to live Actually Zac and Eva treat Chris exactly the same way I know what s best for you don t bother arguing after all I only have your best interests at heart do what I tell you It scares me that these two people are seen as prototypical Californians oOThere s also a minor secondary couple in this romance novel and usually I love minor side couples in romance but I didn t like them Zac s little brother Luke and his girlfriend Summer either Luke has a short temper worst uality in a man and Summer is practically dating him because he reminds her of her future psych patients and she wants to analyze his behavior see if she could figure out what made him tick It would be like preparation for her university program even without than a course or two under her belt Oh yeah So sexy Date someone because you re interested in their particular brand of fucked up in the head That s not only unhealthy and messed up but it s wildly unfair to the person you re dating who is probably under the false impression that you actual care about him or are attracted to him JerkSummer also takes him on dates that are really tests or experiments I guess to see how he ll react oO I do not condone this kind of behavior If you are going to date someone they are your love interest not your psychology project Show him some respectEveryone was an unlikable person While this is fine in most books other types of fiction it is NOT okay in a romance novel In a romance novel while the two MCs do not have to be perfect they DO have to be people you sympathize with and cheer for The whole point of a romance novel is to watch two people fall in love and go Awww And you can t do that when you despise themHE S NOT THAT BAD EVERY OTHER MAN IS EVEN WORSEThis book engages in what I call the at least he doesn t beat me trope This trope occurs when the author creates a hero that at least on some level she realizes isn t very appealing To counteract this she introduces one or 2 or 3 extra love interest who is EVEN WORSE unappealing or abusive anything to make the reader feel a false sense of relief or happiness when the heroine gets with the now relatively not that bad hero In this book 3 other men are chasing Chris THREE One is a short tempered bar brawler one is a misogynist self absorbed asshole who only cares about getting laid and can t talk about any topic besides himself and the third is a young self centered rather stupid guy who can t think of anything but himselfMakes Zac seem like a real winner huh Makes you want to root for him and Chris to get together doesn t it Ummmmm NO How about she ditch ALL these losers and finds a man who is actually a good caring funny sweet person who accepts her for who she is OR I know this idea is so crazy I can t even believe I m saying this Maybe she could enjoy being single Wow I don t know just accept that there s no one approaching her who is worthy of her time right now and do fun single woman things without needing a man Hmmmm being happy even WITHOUT a boyfriend Perhaps that s too radical an idea for a romance novel oOGROSSEST LINE IN THE WHOLE BOOK After all blood is thicker than semenACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDSConversation between Luke and Summer You have a temperApparentlyWith womenOh no He turned to look at her Never like thatUm Summer not that I m saying don t trust men but him saying he doesn t lose his temper with women men whatever don t really see what the difference is here As if temper is something that can only be activated by one gender or something is not the same thing as him actually demonstrating to you time and time again that he can be patient and calm The proof is in the pudding I mean I could come up to you and claim to be fluent in French Guess what Unless you witness me having a conversation with a Parisian nothing is certain Needless to say Luke is totally lying and loses his temper with her A LOT in the course of the novel oOAnother proof that words meaning NOTHING we have this conversation between Luke and Summer She shot him an incredulous look No boundaries with you huhYou want some you just have to tell meAw sweet Great line Really made me melt So cute Until I figured out that it was TOTAL BULLSHIT When Summer tries to erect boundaries for instance she s very sensitive about the topic of her family and it makes her really upset and uncomfortable to talk about them Luke blows up at her ranting about how she doesn t trust him enough and ends up making HER want to apologize to HIM for not being comfortable being open with him a near stranger about a topic that is obviously a sore point for her JACKASS PIECE OF SHIT Classic abusive behavior here WHAT I LIKEDNow that I ve completely eviscerated this book let s talk about it s redeeming ualities Chris Eva was breathless with excitement Maybe he s The One No No he is not The One She was certain of that We totally get on each other s nerves He s maybe The Eight or The NineLOL This was hilarious She really liked this new calm Chris The first time she had sex with her last boyfriend she d been giggly and stupid with nerves half wishing she was curled up alone in a uilt watching TV with a mug of hot cocoaAw very cute and totally relateable I wish she could ve been like this for the whole bookWhat about this scene I ve been thinking of sex with you that wayYou have Tell me about thatZac s smile widened Her mind raced ahead In these fantasies of his was she bent over the arm of his couch Naked on the beach with her legs spread wide Straddling him on his bed Kneeling in front of him with her mouth around his I like thinking of you on the beach sun lighting your face laughing your energy flowing but relaxed loose and free I imagine you not worrying about anything or anyone even yourselfChris turned to stare at him A sweet melty ache started in her chest That s itWhat He glanced over at her back at the road You don t like itNo it s wonderful Her voice came out throaty and low Just not what I expectedWhat did you expectOh something like me naked and hog tiedOkay totally cute scene Also very interesting psychologically to me What do we expect from men and women in regard to sexual fantasies What does this mean What are the implications of her having wild sexual fantasies about him while he s having sweet romantic caring sexual fantasies about her What does this indicate about their future Blah blah blah I could have a field day with this whole thing I wish of the book was fun and also psychologically interesting like this But it isn t SighI also loved this part also about sex Chris and Zac have just had a night and morning of sex I love doing this with you It s like It s soHe waited eagerly Fantastic Incredible Life changingNonthreateningLOL Laughing my butt off over here Especially since I totally agree with her that this is a huge compliment to give a guy what she s trying to say is that she s very comfortable and relaxed with him and doesn t feel pressured or intimidated but of course that s not exactly what he was hoping to hear A funny scene and one of the few times I was relating and bonding to ChrisHere s one where I actually felt sympathy for Zac About Valentine s DayZac froze for a microsecond before he reminded himself to keep breathing Was she going to say she wanted to hang out with him on Valentine s Day Immediately he began thinking beyond boxes of chocolate poetry and bouuets of roses to something that would represent his feelings without being too cliched or scaring herAw that was sweet Actually now that I am talking about this with you I realize that the book gets to be actually sweet and much interesting after the characters start having sex with each other which isn t until about 23 of the way through the bookTHE SOUNDTRACKI like when books specifically mention songs the characters are listening to Here Chris and Zac have sex while listen to her iPod on shuffle We get one unnamed song bad form Begin the Beguine by Artie Shaw Make You Feel My Love by Adele and Afterglow by INXS Soundtracks in books are extra fun for me I always put on whatever music the characters are listening to while I m reading I want to stress that I do not care what the music is or who the artist is it s completely the author s choice and I just enjoy being inside the story that much I wish authors did this Super fun this adds another dimension and another sense to reading a bookSEXSigh as much as it pains me to admit it the sex is actually good Perhaps if this was an erotica and not a romance things would have been better It s only when I have to hear these characters opinions and thoughts and words that I froth at the mouth in bed they are actually pretty good together I give the book extra points for the good sex However it is not enough to save the book again this is a romance and the sex only makes up a small percentage of the novelTl dr There is not a single likable character in this book Which is unfortunate seeing as this is a romance novel and therefore very important to have the audience rooting for your characters to fall in love There are a few redeeming ualities such as the sex but not enough to bump this up to 3 stars for meTWO REAL STARS TWO ROMANCE STARSHarleuin Blaze February 2015 Encounters in the New World A History in Documents Pages from History you around me or do Acting in Love (A Curvy Girl Sweet Romance Book 1) you just never show it Because I ve never seen Pilgrimage to Mecca you Chris He stopped walking Can we start with How was Tom Gates - Spectacular School Trip your evening How are things going What have After Class 2 you been up to for the past few monthsF u c k جمهرة التيجان وفهرسة الياقوت واللؤلؤ والمرجان في ذكر الملوك وأشياخ السلطان المولى سليمان y o u a s s h o l e I carefully and painstakingly type out on my Kindle Save noteSeriously who does this smirking smug condescending chuckling jerk think he is Edward Cullen I wanted to wipe that smirk off his face for the ENTIRE book I have no idea how anyone thinks this kind of man is sexy Really zero idea Do Cinder the Bubble blowing Dragon you like being talked down to Told what is wrong with فهرسة الـمنتوري your life and how The Cinema Effect you re living it Being given advice on how to make Aspects of European History 1789 1980 University Paperbacks yourself better Never feeling like XL-75 Years of Capitol Records you are fine just how Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! you are Well have I got the romance book for Blood youHere are some of Chris s thoughts on Zac she personally found him overbearing and bossy and at times infuriatingly smug He d get an amused look on his face as if he loved that she was struggling loved that he d gotten to herWow great How about He looked smug Smug She knew he would And it made her want to smack him harderOr He chuckled of course he did her discomfort always amused himOr He was smirkingSharpe alternates between showing us what Chris is thinking and feeling and showing us what Zac was thinking and feeling I was hoping being inside Zac s mind would help me understand where he was coming from perhaps make me feel a bit of sympathy for him but I was WRONG And while he was ranting who or what had taken all the spark out of Chris She was like an overdecorated shell of her former self Chris Meyer was a high energy exciting woman If she was trying to change that about herself she would only succeed in driving herself crazyUm excuse me YOU are the one who was all over her when she first moved to California ragging on her constantly about how she was too uptight YOU are the one who wanted her to relax and mellow out and practice meditating etc etc etc And now that she s taken My Chacha is Gay your advice done that and become a relaxed and stereotypically California woman Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman you re upset with her You think she s betrayed herself Go fuck The Anatomy Physiology of Unbirthing yourself ZacNow is probably a good time to mention that I didn t like Chris that much either I liked her better than Zac true but that s not saying much She overthought everything and made her choices based on strange reasoning that I did NOT understandI hate Chris s sister Eva who also stars in this book since she is a rapist we know that from the previous book which was Eva s love story Not only that but she treats Chris as if Chris is her pet project or something constantly telling her what to do what to think who to love how to live Actually Zac and Eva treat Chris exactly the same way I know what s best for True Refuge you don t bother arguing after all I only have Counsels from My Heart your best interests at heart do what I tell Respir-Actions. Programme d'exercices et d'étude des mécanismes de la respiration you It scares me that these two people are seen as prototypical Californians oOThere s also a minor secondary couple in this romance novel and usually I love minor side couples in romance but I didn t like them Zac s little brother Luke and his girlfriend Summer either Luke has a short temper worst uality in a man and Summer is practically dating him because he reminds her of her future psych patients and she wants to analyze his behavior see if she could figure out what made him tick It would be like preparation for her university program even without than a course or two under her belt Oh Charlotte Gray yeah So sexy Date someone because Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens you re interested in their particular brand of fucked up in the head That s not only unhealthy and messed up but it s wildly unfair to the person The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications you re dating who is probably under the false impression that The Real Witches' Book of Spells and Rituals (Real Witches) you actual care about him or are attracted to him JerkSummer also takes him on dates that are really tests or experiments I guess to see how he ll react oO I do not condone this kind of behavior If Ferdydurke you are going to date someone they are The Dungeons of Lidir your love interest not XXX Stories your psychology project Show him some respectEveryone was an unlikable person While this is fine in most books other types of fiction it is NOT okay in a romance novel In a romance novel while the two MCs do not have to be perfect they DO have to be people Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works you sympathize with and cheer for The whole point of a romance novel is to watch two people fall in love and go Awww And Problems Of Mysticism And Its Symbolism you can t do that when Broken Elements (Elements, #1) you despise themHE S NOT THAT BAD EVERY OTHER MAN IS EVEN WORSEThis book engages in what I call the at least he doesn t beat me trope This trope occurs when the author creates a hero that at least on some level she realizes isn t very appealing To counteract this she introduces one or 2 or 3 extra love interest who is EVEN WORSE unappealing or abusive anything to make the reader feel a false sense of relief or happiness when the heroine gets with the now relatively not that bad hero In this book 3 other men are chasing Chris THREE One is a short tempered bar brawler one is a misogynist self absorbed asshole who only cares about getting laid and can t talk about any topic besides himself and the third is a U. 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O. young self centered rather stupid guy who can t think of anything but himselfMakes Zac seem like a real winner huh Makes Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell you want to root for him and Chris to get together doesn t it Ummmmm NO How about she ditch ALL these losers and finds a man who is actually a good caring funny sweet person who accepts her for who she is OR I know this idea is so crazy I can t even believe I m saying this Maybe she could enjoy being single Wow I don t know just accept that there s no one approaching her who is worthy of her time right now and do fun single woman things without needing a man Hmmmm being happy even WITHOUT a boyfriend Perhaps that s too radical an idea for a romance novel oOGROSSEST LINE IN THE WHOLE BOOK After all blood is thicker than semenACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDSConversation between Luke and Summer You have a temperApparentlyWith womenOh no He turned to look at her Never like thatUm Summer not that I m saying don t trust men but him saying he doesn t lose his temper with women men whatever don t really see what the difference is here As if temper is something that can only be activated by one gender or something is not the same thing as him actually demonstrating to Lacrimae Rerum you time and time again that he can be patient and calm The proof is in the pudding I mean I could come up to Egyptology Handbook you and claim to be fluent in French Guess what Unless A Necessary Evil you witness me having a conversation with a Parisian nothing is certain Needless to say Luke is totally lying and loses his temper with her A LOT in the course of the novel oOAnother proof that words meaning NOTHING we have this conversation between Luke and Summer She shot him an incredulous look No boundaries with Bareback IV you huhYou want some The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives: A Student Introduction you just have to tell meAw sweet Great line Really made me melt So cute Until I figured out that it was TOTAL BULLSHIT When Summer tries to erect boundaries for instance she s very sensitive about the topic of her family and it makes her really upset and uncomfortable to talk about them Luke blows up at her ranting about how she doesn t trust him enough and ends up making HER want to apologize to HIM for not being comfortable being open with him a near stranger about a topic that is obviously a sore point for her JACKASS PIECE OF SHIT Classic abusive behavior here WHAT I LIKEDNow that I ve completely eviscerated this book let s talk about it s redeeming ualities Chris Eva was breathless with excitement Maybe he s The One No No he is not The One She was certain of that We totally get on each other s nerves He s maybe The Eight or The NineLOL This was hilarious She really liked this new calm Chris The first time she had sex with her last boyfriend she d been giggly and stupid with nerves half wishing she was curled up alone in a uilt watching TV with a mug of hot cocoaAw very cute and totally relateable I wish she could ve been like this for the whole bookWhat about this scene I ve been thinking of sex with The creative ordeal The story of Raytheon you that wayYou have Tell me about thatZac s smile widened Her mind raced ahead In these fantasies of his was she bent over the arm of his couch Naked on the beach with her legs spread wide Straddling him on his bed Kneeling in front of him with her mouth around his I like thinking of De Profundis you on the beach sun lighting The Optician of Lampedusa your face laughing Into the Woods your energy flowing but relaxed loose and free I imagine Le phénomène humain you not worrying about anything or anyone even Bear Wanted Grizzly List #1 yourselfChris turned to stare at him A sweet melty ache started in her chest That s itWhat He glanced over at her back at the road You don t like itNo it s wonderful Her voice came out throaty and low Just not what I expectedWhat did Rekin na piasku [Polish edition]: czyli cyniczna opowieść o tym jak przetrwać po utracie dobrej pracy (German Edition) you expectOh something like me naked and hog tiedOkay totally cute scene Also very interesting psychologically to me What do we expect from men and women in regard to sexual fantasies What does this mean What are the implications of her having wild sexual fantasies about him while he s having sweet romantic caring sexual fantasies about her What does this indicate about their future Blah blah blah I could have a field day with this whole thing I wish of the book was fun and also psychologically interesting like this But it isn t SighI also loved this part also about sex Chris and Zac have just had a night and morning of sex I love doing this with Amends for Ladies Vvith the Humour of Roring a Comedie as It Was Acted at the Blacke Fryers Both by the Princes Seruants and the Lady Elizabeths you I realize that the book gets to be actually sweet and much interesting after the characters start having sex with each other which isn t until about 23 of the way through the bookTHE SOUNDTRACKI like when books specifically mention songs the characters are listening to Here Chris and Zac have sex while listen to her iPod on shuffle We get one unnamed song bad form Begin the Beguine by Artie Shaw Make You Feel My Love by Adele and Afterglow by INXS Soundtracks in books are extra fun for me I always put on whatever music the characters are listening to while I m reading I want to stress that I do not care what the music is or who the artist is it s completely the author s choice and I just enjoy being inside the story that much I wish authors did this Super fun this adds another dimension and another sense to reading a bookSEXSigh as much as it pains me to admit it the sex is actually good Perhaps if this was an erotica and not a romance things would have been better It s only when I have to hear these characters opinions and thoughts and words that I froth at the mouth in bed they are actually pretty good together I give the book extra points for the good sex However it is not enough to save the book again this is a romance and the sex only makes up a small percentage of the novelTl dr There is not a single likable character in this book Which is unfortunate seeing as this is a romance novel and therefore very important to have the audience rooting for Loving Gianni your characters to fall in love There are a few redeeming ualities such as the sex but not enough to bump this up to 3 stars for meTWO REAL STARS TWO ROMANCE STARSHarleuin Blaze February 2015

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Read The Perfect Indulgence Isabel Sharpe à 5 Download Download The Perfect Indulgence ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hare is smoking hot They agree to a friends with benefits fling which fits in with Chris's new laid back style But she might not want to give up her favorite new indulgence when it's time to return to NY. 35 This was a sweet and easy love story I could ve done without all of the side storylines that didn t really add to the progression of the main characters storyline Though some of the supporting characters were really uite good I loved Zac s brother Luke and Summer the shop girl who turned out to be a lot I also thought Chris s sister Eva was great I m gonna have to read her story too All in all this was a light fun read

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Read The Perfect Indulgence Isabel Sharpe à 5 Download Download The Perfect Indulgence ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ugh with four guys vying for her attention Including the one who turns her mellow zen into a way too sexy zing Zac Arnette doesn't mind a little competition because he knows the attraction he and Chris s. I enjoyed this book very much There are something s that bothered me but overall it was a good read It kept me interested and I almost read the book in one day If I didn t have company for the weekend I would have