Provocadora

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  • Provocadora
  • Madeline Hunter
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  • 11 June 2019
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About the Author: Madeline Hunter

Provocadora PDF/EPUB ´ Livro papel provocadora free, ProvocadoraProvocadora eBookMadeline Hunter is a nationally bestselling author of historical romances who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons Her books have won two RITA awards and seven nominations, and have had three starred reviews in Publishers Weekly In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, Madeline has a PhD in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.


ProvocadoraProvocadora PDF/EPUB ´ Livro papel provocadora free, ProvocadoraProvocadora eBookVerity Thompson desapareceu no dia do seu casamento O seu paradeiro manteve se secreto durante dois anos Um longo per odo em que o marido, o conde de Hawkeswell, viveu na pen ria e na incerteza Verity deixou para tr s uma fortuna imensa mas inacess vel, pois o seu bito n o foi declarado Nem poderia s lo pois ela est bem viva Ao ser obrigada a casar, Verity fugiu de Londres e refugiou se, inc gnita, no campo Sem qualquer interesse pelo t tulo ou estatuto do marido, abdicou da sua fortuna em troca da liberdade Mas o passado tem os seus pr prios des gnios e a jovem v se agora obrigada a regressar cidade e a um casamento sem amor Por seu lado, o arrogante Hawkeswell est disposto a chegar a um acordo se Verity lhe conceder tr s beijos por dia, ele n o a obrigar a cumprir os deveres conjugais Mas, claro, h beijos e beijos e Verity vai perceber at que ponto se arruinou ao entregar se s m os h beis de um mestre.

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10 thoughts on “Provocadora

  1. seton says:

    2 in a four book Rarest Blooms series.The first book in this series Ravishing in Red just came out last month in Jan Both are stories of strangers in a marriage and it s a sign of Hunter s great skill that the two novels don t seem too similar when read back to back this soon.I am not going to go into the plot because all you need to know is on the backblurb I liked how Verity started out as a quiet, naive woman still clinging to the dreams of her childhood, Hawkeswell as a hot tempered 2 in a four book Rarest Blooms series.The first book in this series Ravishing in Red just came out last month in Jan Both are stories of strangers in a marriage and it s a sign of Hunter s great skill that the two novels don t seem too similar when read back to back this soon.I am not going to go into the plot because all you need to know is on the backblurb I liked how Verity started out as a quiet, naive woman still clinging to the dreams of her childhood, Hawkeswell as a hot tempered autocrat, and how both changed over the course of the book Readers who like their heroes besotted, will like how Hawkeswell becomes quite lovesick in the last 50 pages I can write pages about the many touches I loved about this book but I will cite only a few I liked the moments of sly humor Hawkeswell talking in metaphors about fishes and luresand wives, Verity getting back at Hawkeswell after a less than satisfying wedding night, V H negotiating on fellatio.Hunter also takes a page from the Mary Balogh Handbook and uses the numerous love scenes to illustrate the deepening of the relationship.Readers of the first book who liked that manslut, the Duke of Castleford and I read that there are many , will be happy to know that he continues with his skanky ways in this one He is set to be paired with the steely Daphne in the fourth book DANGEROUS IN DIAMONDS Spring 2011 and she just might be the only one who can whip him into shape And, no, they don t meet in this novel.Grade A

  2. Katie(babs) says:

    The blurb on the cover of this book from Publishers Weekly states that Hunter s books are so addicting they should come with a surgeon general warning This blurb is the farthest from the truth in regards to Provocative in Pearls I gave this read until page two hundred and had to put it down because it was incredibly slow moving and boring, in the sense there was no real action to further along the plot What we have here is Grayson, the Earl of Hawkeswell who has barely a penny to rub togeth The blurb on the cover of this book from Publishers Weekly states that Hunter s books are so addicting they should come with a surgeon general warning This blurb is the farthest from the truth in regards to Provocative in Pearls I gave this read until page two hundred and had to put it down because it was incredibly slow moving and boring, in the sense there was no real action to further along the plot What we have here is Grayson, the Earl of Hawkeswell who has barely a penny to rub together He thought his money problems would be a thing of the past when he married Verity Thompson two years ago Their marriage was arranged by her nasty social climbing cousin Bertram, who blackmailed her into marriage To escape this farce of a marriage, Verity pretended to drown in the Thames, where she has been hiding out at a house run by a woman who helps underprivileged and other women in need, much like Verity Now that Verity is twenty one, she can come out of hiding, annul her marriage and claim her fortune Verity will even make sure Grayson is paid for his woes.Grayson feels he was played a fool and for some reason, doesn t want their marriage to end Since he s her husband and owns Verity, he wants them to give their marriage a chance He will ease her into the pleasures of the marriage bed and all he expects in the beginning are three kiss a day from Verity Soon these two are sharingthan just three kisses a day, where they become husband and wife in truth Verity loves the pleasure she receives from Grayson, but doesn t want to be married because she enjoys her independence and isn t too keen on the overall high handedness Grayson uses when it comes to her Verity will continue to try and run away and hide from Grayson until he loses interest But Verity is in for a surprise because after he has tasted her wonderful kisses, he will never let her go.Provocative in Pearls is a pretty ho hum read that if I were to have continued reading, it would have been for the sex scenes, Madeline Hunter excels at that, but otherwise this romance didn t have enough substance to move the story along And, I almost lost it when Grayson remembers giving up all his orgies and debaucheries he used to enjoy as a young man and certainly can t do with his wife And Verity has no shame in asking about his past and all these fun time orgies he went to Perhaps if these two went to a few, then maybe this would have become ainteresting read.After this mention about Grayson s past sex fun, that was where I closed Provocative in Pearls and didn t care either way if Grayson and Verity s passion led to them working on their marriage

  3. Joanna says:

    I originally had my rating at a 3 star but I ve brought it to a 2 stars because I didn t like this as much as Ravishing in Red I am struggling to recall this book because it did not leave a lasting impression on me I thought Verity was very tenacious and very logical but almost too much Same with Hawkeswell They both had the same qualities but sometimes their words were so austere that I was frozen sometimes The heat was there occasionally but there was always a bit of a breeze, if you know I originally had my rating at a 3 star but I ve brought it to a 2 stars because I didn t like this as much as Ravishing in Red I am struggling to recall this book because it did not leave a lasting impression on me I thought Verity was very tenacious and very logical but almost too much Same with Hawkeswell They both had the same qualities but sometimes their words were so austere that I was frozen sometimes The heat was there occasionally but there was always a bit of a breeze, if you know what I mean The overall plot for this story was definitelycomplicated then what transpired in the previous book and I felt it hadsubstance What I mean by that is when it comes to the reason as to why the woman in this quartet reside at The Rarest Blooms with Daphne, Verity has a better reason for doing so than Audrianna The interesting thing about this book is that we spend a lot of time with Hawkeswell, Summerhays and Castleford Probablytime with them then we do with Verity and the other blooms I thought this was kind of interesting because we usually don t spend much time with the male MC and his friends and hear their musings and find out about their shenanigans I actually found Castleford in this book to be quite funny and a lot of fun I really do want to see if he gets a book and the woman who is going to wrangle that guy in LOLIn the end I was lukewarm about this book but it is not stopping me from continuing on with the series especially since I am listening to them all in the audiobook format I hope Sinful in Satin is better and I hope it is a quick read so I can hopefully read a book about Castleford.Happy Reading peepsJo

  4. D.G. says:

    DNFed 9%I hate when women in historical romance act like they are modern women So this heroine fakes her own death because she says she was tricked into the marriage And then leaves her bridegroom in limbo for two years, destroying him his finances and his reputation and then acts like she s in the wrong WTH If I d been the groom, I d sue her to kingdom come and take all her money.

  5. OLT says:

    This is book two in M Hunter s Regency quartet, The Rarest Blooms, following RAVISHING IN RED You can read this one as a stand alone book but there will be recurring characters in all four and it s nice to meet them in order This one showcases the romance of Grayson, Earl of Hawkeswell friend of the hero from book one and Verity Thompson friend of the heroine from book one Grayson s an impoverished earl and Verity a rich heiress not of the peerage and their marriage had been arranged whe This is book two in M Hunter s Regency quartet, The Rarest Blooms, following RAVISHING IN RED You can read this one as a stand alone book but there will be recurring characters in all four and it s nice to meet them in order This one showcases the romance of Grayson, Earl of Hawkeswell friend of the hero from book one and Verity Thompson friend of the heroine from book one Grayson s an impoverished earl and Verity a rich heiress not of the peerage and their marriage had been arranged when Verity was still a minor and was powerless to avoid it So she becomes a runaway bride the day of the wedding and isn t found until two years later and is forced to return to Grayson s control The story has two central plotlines 1 the marriage of convenience developing into a real marriage of love, and 2 some mysterious happenings in Verity s ironworks, her source of income which she inherited from her late father Getting to the bottom of the problems in the ironworks is also important to the improvement of the relationship of hero and heroine and the story takes off well for me in the second half of the book There are interesting issues of class showcased in the marriage of a peer and non peer and social issues involving the working class in the ironworks and, to me, the story rings true in historical authenticity Also, as is usual with M Hunter male protagonists, Grayson is quite autocratic, this in keeping with the time period when men were the deciders and women considered not muchthan chattel It is always interesting to watch the Hunter male start out so autocratic and chauvinist and end up developing a softer side as he falls in love with the heroine and the two become equals in an emotional partnership.If I have a criticism of this book it is that, in the first half of the book, Verity and Grayson become intimate before any of the issues and conflicts between them had been aired sufficiently I would not have expected Verity, who held some mistaken ideas about Grayson s involvement in some dealings which hurt people dear to her, to feel such a strong attraction to him until these issues had been dealt with

  6. Jacob Proffitt says:

    This is the second in a series and I d really suggest reading the first before this one The backstory isthoroughly explained there and the main characters of the first are frequently on stage in this one as well Plus, the first is a better story.The sentimentality I discussed in my review of the first book is present in this one as well, but not nearly as powerful or interesting I think that s because of this Of course, it also wouldn t have worked if the characters hadn t been engagi This is the second in a series and I d really suggest reading the first before this one The backstory isthoroughly explained there and the main characters of the first are frequently on stage in this one as well Plus, the first is a better story.The sentimentality I discussed in my review of the first book is present in this one as well, but not nearly as powerful or interesting I think that s because of this Of course, it also wouldn t have worked if the characters hadn t been engaging and the story interesting and the pacing excellent In this one, the characters weren t nearly so engaging and the story was only kind of interesting and that made the open sentimentalityof a neutral style than the advantage it was in the first book.The thing is, Verity is a pill I didn t like her and rather resented Hawkeswell s indulgence of her outbursts and general misbehavior Nowhere is thatevident than in her immature and idiotic attempts to run away The thing is, her plans are all hope and zero understanding Which means that all the sentiment behind her actions is empty, unreasoning, and ultimately self destructive Further, there are a couple times where she makes promises that she goes on to completely disregard and I don t mean just the marriage vows she had apparently made two years prior So for most of the book I saw her as a faithless idiot with an immature understanding of her own circumstances and an obstinance that was impervious to reason or reality check.Hawkeswell was wayengaging, but he had moments I disliked as well He puts up with a lot and I liked his willingness to work with Verity even at her most unreasonable I didn t like his underlying faith in sex as a cure all or using sex to get around Verity or allowing, even encouraging, Verity to use sex to get around him But he was at heart a kind man and willing to go quite far to protect and sustain those in his care and I particularly liked how he was completing the journey out of irresponsibility that had him really taking the reins of his future into his own hands in ways he d neglected before.I also didn t like how much of the plot felt like a polemic on the evils of the British class system and the abuses made possible there It didn t help, of course, that the most self righteous bits were spouted by the reality challenged Verity or that the actual plot behind her inheritance and the people in her district served as a discourse on some of the worst case abuses possible Not to mention the hypocrisy of a story that resolves satisfactorily only because Hawkeswell and his buddies pull aristocratic rank to pierce the original plot and bring the abusers to justice essentially saying that the class system is open to abuse that is best solved by people using the class system to right its wrongs.And yeah, that s a lot of griping for a three star review The thing is, I did care about Hawkeswell and through him the rest of the story fell into place including, grudgingly, Verity I liked his character arc and his falling in love and the ending was simply outstanding Yeah, I m still a sentimental fool at heart and while some of it irked me mightily, I was still eager to see Hawkeswell s growth in a story I knew in advance would have a happy ending Since that happy ending was truly magnificent, I have to put this one in the win column And yeah, I look forward to reading the next and seeing if it is closer to my enchantment with the first book orlike the minor disappointment of this one.A note about Steamy This one had three or four explicit sex scenes and that puts it edging higher in the middle of my steam tolerance It was interesting that the main characters had been married though separated for two years before the novel starts and I first started attaching to Hawkeswell with his intimate care of Verity who was still a virgin As I said above, Hawkeswell s belief in seduction as a cure for reticence grated a bit, but I rather enjoyed seeing him be hoist by his own petard on that little hook, as well

  7. Meow says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2 Stars for good prose style Ugh Spoilers ahead.This book made me cringe so much I couldn t finish it It hits my least favorite romance trope If I just keep seducing her, no matter how many times she says just a kiss or asks for her freedom, I ll convince her that she likes to be my marital property And I generally love Historical Romance, tropes and all, but No Unlike Hunter s last book in the series, this book lacked the underlying mystery that kept the story rolling in the last one 2 Stars for good prose style Ugh Spoilers ahead.This book made me cringe so much I couldn t finish it It hits my least favorite romance trope If I just keep seducing her, no matter how many times she says just a kiss or asks for her freedom, I ll convince her that she likes to be my marital property And I generally love Historical Romance, tropes and all, but No Unlike Hunter s last book in the series, this book lacked the underlying mystery that kept the story rolling in the last one The mystery in this is revealed by the heroine early on, and then it s a romp through misunderstandings, assumptions, and misguided male lust and greed, he did marry her for money in the first place from there forward Moral of the story If Hawkeswell was really so noble, he would ve let the poor girl have her annulment without scraping at his male pride to force her to have no other choice, and THEN tried to convince her to change her mind because he actually LIKED her If he d been unattractive, he would ve been the villain of this story.Sorry, M Hunter I will check out the rest of the series, but I am not much pleased with this one

  8. Keri says:

    This was the 2nd in the Rarest Blooms series and I liked it better then the first I connected much better to the characters because the writing seemed a bitlooser The love scenes were well done and heart felt I liked that Verity wasn t a pushover and she didn t mind telling Grayson where to stick his title Even though she didn t have all the information quite right on the Earl of Hawkeswell Yes he needed a monied bride and he was under the impression that he had a willing one But onc This was the 2nd in the Rarest Blooms series and I liked it better then the first I connected much better to the characters because the writing seemed a bitlooser The love scenes were well done and heart felt I liked that Verity wasn t a pushover and she didn t mind telling Grayson where to stick his title Even though she didn t have all the information quite right on the Earl of Hawkeswell Yes he needed a monied bride and he was under the impression that he had a willing one But once he found out the truth, he was fully capable of setting things rightor was he Grayson knew that once his virgin bride had a taste of his man essence and passion she would beg to stay his wife Yeahit worked out just like that..or did it Somebody was willing to be a slave, you will have to read it for yourself who slaved over who Sweet and awesome read and I can t wait to pick up Celia s story But I am on pins and needles for Tristan and Daphne s story Gosh he is such a man whoreI already love him

  9. Sonya Heaney says:

    Originally posted HERE.I am genuinely perplexed by the mixed reviews for this series Apart from the sometimes cringeworthy uses of American words and expressionsfishing poles , it is one of the most engaging historical romance series I have come across.But therein, I suspect, lies the problem In a genre currently populated by Disney style fluff pieces with an abundance of often pointless explicit sex, Madeline Hunter srealistic depictions of Regency era characters and attitudes ju Originally posted HERE.I am genuinely perplexed by the mixed reviews for this series Apart from the sometimes cringeworthy uses of American words and expressionsfishing poles , it is one of the most engaging historical romance series I have come across.But therein, I suspect, lies the problem In a genre currently populated by Disney style fluff pieces with an abundance of often pointless explicit sex, Madeline Hunter srealistic depictions of Regency era characters and attitudes just aren t cutting it It s disappointing, because the modernised Disney fluff is the very reason I don t read anywhere near as much in the historical genre as I do contemporary Provocative in Pearls is the second book in the Rarest Blooms series, and I loved every moment of it In fact, I liked this one eventhan the first in the series, for the gradual, believable development of a desperate man and a beaten woman forced into a marriage, into two characters in a deep, deep love I loved the humour between the men I loved the gestures the characters made that spoke a lotabout how they felt than any words could do.Perhaps what I love most is that the characters are bringing a genuine Regency era mentality to their lives, to their marriages I m about as much of a feminist as you can get, but when I pick up a book in the historical romance genre, I expect women to be up against the challenges and restrictions of their times Misplaced feminism that is accepted by the other characters makes me cringe After all, what is the point in the historical setting if things are going to be as they are in the twenty first century, only with fancier dresses There was angst aplenty in Provocative in Pearls, and our hero hadthan one opportunity to prove himself his wife s greatest champion I loved the well constructed scenes from start to finish, showing our Regency aristocrat despite himself finding himself in love with his errant wife.But, oh if only US publishers tookcare with language I am so, so, so, so tired of being yanked out of the story by American English This is also the first historical romance I remember reading wherearsewas misspelt asass than once There s no excuse for the use of such blatant American terminology in an allegedly English setting If the rest of us can recognise these terms as American, American editors should be able to recognise what is British Even so, this was one of my better historical romance reads ever I love this series

  10. willaful says:

    I was about halfway through this book when I realized I didn t have the faintest idea what the hero s first name is It s possible that I just missed a mention it is mentioned two or three times in the second half but it seems indicative of the general lack of intimacy or emotional resonance I felt.All the women who work for the Rarest Blooms have secrets When Lizzie s friend Audrianna got involved with Lord Summerhayes, she knew hers would inevitably soon be revealed that Lizzie is r I was about halfway through this book when I realized I didn t have the faintest idea what the hero s first name is It s possible that I just missed a mention it is mentioned two or three times in the second half but it seems indicative of the general lack of intimacy or emotional resonance I felt.All the women who work for the Rarest Blooms have secrets When Lizzie s friend Audrianna got involved with Lord Summerhayes, she knew hers would inevitably soon be revealed that Lizzie is really Verity, the missing wife of Lord Hawkeswell Discovered by her husband, Verity is forced to resume a marriage she had never wanted and still hopes to escape.Well written as always, with many witty passages, this romance still failed to touch me It was very reminiscent of both the first in the series and some of Hunter s other books, so it felt like a retread But I was botheredby not really having a sense of I m not sure how to describe it Events happened in the book yet I had no sense of what happened between those events Hawkeswell and Verity s marriage took a long time to seem real to me there wasn t enough detail of their daily lives Other details failed to convince me as well view spoiler Verity s old friend is rescued from two years unfairly imprisoned aboard a prison hulk, and seems barely changed by the experience hide spoiler It was like a draft, with everything between the high points marked fill in later Perhaps this is why I felt no emotional connection to the characters