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free read Beyond Compare 109 Ith danger murder and a handsome American whose destiny is entwined with hersRafe McIntyre has enough charm to seduce any woman but his smooth facade hides a bitter past Still he has seen enough of the world to know Kyria is in danger and he refuses to let her solve the riddle of t. This is a terribly stupid book Anachronistic poorly written boring with poorly written dialogue this book is of a mystery than a romance The characters are not in the least developed with all the time going to working out the stupid mystery I hate mysteries and I don t buy romances because to read them And it would have been nice to have than five pages dedicated to the romance We don t see them fall in love at all we just see them chasing this stupid relic around Argh Did not like this book

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free read Beyond Compare 109 His package alone But even he is mesmerized by the events that unfold as Kyria begins to sort out the mystery put to her by the arrival of a priceless antiuity Who sent her this treasure steeped in legend And who is willing to murder to claim its secrets and its glory for themselve. Under normal circumstances this book would get three stars from me which I consider a neutral rating Historical romance is my guilty pleasure and I would read a book rate it three stars and never think about it again I don t normally review them but this book did something that irked me It features the main characters running around London trying to figure out why everybody wants a near eastern religious artifact It has supernatural elements but they aren t pronounced enough to be considered a paranormal romance This is the Victorian era and the hero is from the American South Did you catch that I haven t read the first book so when they mentioned he fought in the war I was like which war The war of 1812 The Mexican American war But no they are talking about the Civil War and this is the part that really really annoyed me because this book mischaracterizes the Civil War to justify falling in love with a man from the American South Most people know that the Civil War was fought over slavery As in the Confederacy fought to keep the institution of slavery This does not mean that Union fought to abolish slavery The Union fought for nationalism to preserve the Union Most white people in the North were apathetic about the issue of slavery unless they were abolitionists Freeing the slaves was incidental The Emancipation Proclamation explicitly freed slaves that were in the territory of the Confederate States which means that when it was issued no slaves in those territories were actually free The issue of slavery is brought up in the clumsiest way where the protagonist asks her love interest if he owned slaves The protagonist s parents are very progressive which ok He acts really offended about this because as it turns out he turned his back on his family to fight for the Union because owning slaves is wrong The two protagonists bond over this and this is part of the reason why the love story is so weak This would ring true if he was specifically depicted as like an abolitionist which if that is the case why is he still in London The cause isn t over just because the 13th amendment was passed The author clearly included this to reassure the white reader that even though slavery is very much a thing that he isn t a bad guy My advice as a black reader would be to not touch this issue with a 40 ft pole if this is how you are going to handle it It wasn t necessary We know from his actions in the book he is a good guy Fighting for the Union doesn t make him any less complicit in the institution of slavery and racialized subjugation than the female protagonist is complicit in colonialist imperialism whenever she drinks tea Why wasn t his struggle with PTSD or something to that effect

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free read Beyond Compare 109 Though Kyria Moreland is beautiful enough to earn the sobriuet The Goddess and rich enough to attract London's most sought after gentlemen she has yet to find love and refuses to marry without it When she receives a strange package under mysterious circumstances she is confronted w. Series The Mad Morelands 2Publication Date January 8th 2018 by HN Books first published April 1st 2004Number of Pages 41645 StarsRafe McIntyre had the love of his life drop right into his lap literally He didn t know she was the love of his life at the time but goodness what an introduction This book starts off with a fun filled antics laden visit at the home of the Morelands Their home is filled with guests who are attending Olivia and Stephen s Mesmerized wedding and what a varied lot of misfits we haveWe met Rafe in the last book when he was helping his best friend and partner solve a mystery at his estate Now he s at the Moreland home to attend his friend s wedding and then he ll head on to the continent for a tour and beyond that well he doesn t have any plans We learn of Rafe s past and why he feels that his emotions especially love are long dead and buriedKyria Moreland is the middle daughter of the Duke of Broughton She s not scientific like her older sister Thisbe and she s not a born investigator like her younger sister Olivia Kyria is the organizer she s the one who keeps the household operating smoothly even down to planning and executing every step of Olivia s wedding Whatever happens domestically with the Morelands Kyria is the one to handle it So when her younger twin brothers parrot escapes she s the one to climb the tree to rescue it But well she didn t count on the limb breaking from beneath herThe adventure begins on the night of the wedding As Rafe is taking a smoke break outside the house he notices a man walking up the drive holding to the shadows Then another man dashes out of the shadows and stabs the first man Rafe runs to the rescue but he s too late The man is dying He is carrying a small bag tied to his waist and begs Rafe to get it to well Kyria Kyria has no clue who has sent the object but guesses it might be from their older brother TheoPeople who want the object start coming out of the woodwork they are everywhere and they seem to be willing to do absolutely anything to get it even kidnapping and murderNote that all of these books contain a bit of mysticism along with the oddities of the Moreland family Also be aware that this author butchers absolutely and totally butchers titles and forms of address That really aggravates me because there is absolutely no excuse for it it is the easiest thing in the world to research titles and forms of addressAt any rate I really enjoyed the read and hope you will as well

  • Paperback
  • 410
  • Beyond Compare
  • Candace Camp
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 9780778320302