: Standish (): Erastes: Books. Standish and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view . Posted by girluknow Standish is a lush, intensely romantic love story between scholarly Ambrose Standish and worldly Rafe Goshawk. Though. by Erastes A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men. Set in the.

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He had much more to overcome, but I did feel he was beginning satndish overcome it just in time. The author made character motivations clear to me in all but one instance.

There are only two things that I really didn’t like about the book, but they play a huge part in the book so that’s why my rating isn’t as high as it would’ve otherwise been. Despite having the coolest name in the world, I couldn’t shake the conviction that he was a complete tit and that Ambrose should have ended up with Fleury.

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He gets entangled with the immoral Italian Count Alvisi who, by the way, despite or, perhaps because of, being evil with a capital Eeeeeee is as hot as mustard and Ambrose flees. She drew her inspiration to write historical fiction from works such as Gaywyck by Vincent Virga and the novels of Mary Renault.

When we get to the second off when more characters start coming in, it gets a little but only marginally. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Concerns a wealthy aristocrat who inherited an ill-gotten estate and the rightful owner’s son.

The supporting characters were lacking. However, his supposedly sodomitical relationship with Rafe lands him in Newgate Prison where he is rescued and romanced by an Irish highwayman called Fleury who, by the way, is utterly fabulous and should have been the hero.

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Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


I’m looking forward to it. Honestly, ending-wise, I’m just going to go ahead and choose to believe that view spoiler [Ambrose ran off to America to find Fleury. The historical bits weren’t heavy handed to distract from the story but at no point did I wonder what decade of which century I was in. On the other hand, Standish does seem to employ many of the typical Regency tropes: A very enjoyable book that was well written and never boring.

You are commenting using your WordPress. I also forgave the typos, though due only to not having paid for the book. Dec 01, S. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. The fuzziness I forgave for the most part, mainly because the facts were good, even when the characters’ behavior seemed to ignore those facts.

English historical novelists English women novelists births Living people People educated at Southend High School for Girls English romantic fiction writers Women romantic fiction writers Women historical novelists. Despite their initial antipathy the two men soon fall in love but basically Rafe is an utter tit and things fall apart. To Rafe kisses him and there are no doubts Ambrose falls into the bed and goes, ‘Oh I’ve loved you since I first saw you sort of crap. Feb 19, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: Rafe had a choice.

Ambrose got raped because Francis was jealous because he was Rafe’s new lover.

Open Preview See a Problem? I think I’d have enjoyed the story more if the characters made as many good choices as they did bad ones but this book’s characters seem allergic to happiness and they could speak of love alot but had a really hard time living up to anything they said or promised.

I have perhaps been a little reductive in describing Standish as “typical” of the Regency romance genre; I think it’s fairer to say that it feels stylistically like a Regency romance in some respects but and I’m not sure whether it’s because it has two male protagonists or because it’s not bound by expectations of the genre the events of the book are quite a bit darker than one might expect – Rafe cheats on Ambrose quite comprehensively, for example, which is a bit of a no-no in heterosexual historical category romance, there’s more than a little non-consensual sex, and Ambrose goes to prison and nearly gets himself hung.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. The sex scenes were generally well done; although not mechanically graphic they were nevertheless quite, err, stirring. Having said that, I feel that without these painful elements, it would I always love a book that makes me feel a whole spectrum of emotions and this novel did all that and more.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Furthermore, everything that Rafe fails to do, Fleury does.

Is it my favorite work by this standizh And Ambrose is the one as I said who gets the worst of it, being without money and influence, where Rafe can buy himself out of trouble. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it going in, but I ended up liking it a lot more than I expected myself to. And like everyone he wants love, and like stamdish it would not be simple for him to reach it, and maybe love will be where he is not searching.

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His descendant, the delicate and scholarly Ambrose Standish, lives with his two sisters in genteel, hopeless poverty. Not enough depth to the characters or emotional insight. Of the two main characters I found Ambrose more sympathetic, and he’s the one that comes off the worst in terms of having bad things happen to him, where Rafe gets away with more, and in fact causes suffering for others.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. I have to say I like some pretty lame things. Get to Know Us. Jun 12, Hinatahiuga Atanasova rated it really liked it.