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WITH SEXUAL TENSION THAT LINGERS IN THE MEMORY AND sexual tension that lingers in the memory and what keeps me coming back to this genre again and again He d been convinced that his fascination with the act his desire for other men was a sign of a weak and sinful nature Something to be suppressed at all costs I can t even imagine how difficult it would be to believe oneself anything other than abhorrent when constantly inundated with the sentiment that homosexuality is not only a sin but a crime a crime with a hefty penalty Chambers did a tremendous job of making this worldview the cornerstone of David s character David s beliefs are based as much on the law as the views regarding homosexuality and his being a lawyer makes them that much ingrained Thus he only allows himself the occasional furtive and anonymous tryst then hates himself afterwards and turns to scotch as a panaceaMurdo is David s opposite He s hedonistic charismatic outgoing witty wealthy and maybe a little rakish The Romantic Rascal as it were He s so easy to like So easy But I loved them both eually Murdo s character isn t simplistic but he wears his heart on his sleeve which made him easy for me to read so I didn t mind not having his perspective I think he fell in love with David during their first meeting that segued into a debauched b I am enlightened There are some books that stay with ou and this book is going to stay with me for a very long time The Enlightenment series is one that Valkea kuin lumi you shouldn t begin unlessou are prepared to dig into all three books In truth they are all like one very large book that has been split up into three pieces You really need to read all of them t June 2020 Audiobook 4 45 Stars David he said when they broke apart David He said David s name like it meant something all on its own Like a vow Like a promise Gahhhhhhh this book floored me and I m officially in book heaven I don t remember the last time I finished a book with than 200 pages in one go but this was one of those rare occasions when I simply forgot everything around me so completely engrossed in the story and even tempted I adore this series and this is a brilliant ending Beautifully written emotional moving but what s really impressive is the way the series as a whole is handled So that what seems to be a minor subplot in book 1 and then a key plot element extraneous to the main relationship in book 2 becomes the solution to everything in book 3 This is a proper trilogy with the relationship s progression and the rolling plot elements really well handled while each book I can honestly say that this is one of the best historical malemale novels that I have read It s so genuine so riveting it s a historical page turner It was a joy to spend time with Murdo and David The best part about the book was finally seeing David accepting that he deserves happiness that it s right here for the taking and finally grabbing it with both hands And finally seeing Murdo s walls crumble down and his true self shine The book starts off some time after the event of the previous one with David still recovering at Murdo s estate This gives both men a glimpse at the life they could have at how happy they can be But real life has a way of spoiling people s dreams and David and Murdo have to go back and face the reality and the fact that they might never see each. Uthless father leaves David uestioning everything they’ve sharedAs tensions mount and the stakes grow higher David and Murdo are forced to ask themselves how far they’re prepared to go and how much they’re prepared to give up to stay together And whether there’s any chance of lasting happiness for men like themWarning Men in love men with secrets and men armed with dueling pistol. .
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How To Think Like A Manager for the CISSP Exam you are just rendered speechless So I will just say that it s a perfect romantic tale and one of the most satisfying MM stories I ve read I have no complaints It s flawless in every single way Definitely one of those that deserves my 5 stars PERFECTION It s just I ve lovedou for so long David I really didn t think The Lady of Larkspur Lotion you felt the same way I ve been fully immersed in David and Murdo s story this week and my only regret is that I didn t finish this series soonerTrust meifou re a fan of MM romance and Historical romance this series is a MUST readI m very late to the party herethere are so many great reviews about so I ll just sayMURDOI honestly couldn t love a character I feel as though I should be uoting Shakespearesomething profound to explain how much I adored this character but I ll just show how much I was into himview spoiler hide spoiler 45 Stars I have a weird aversion with historical They are not my cuppa and I don t really know why since the few I remember reading mostly by Anne Stuart were really goodEnlightenment series is another winner to add to my little historical collection I had a blast with them Not really a surprise with so many fantastic reviews by my friends However I wasn t expecting to read one book after the other with no breaks in betweenThis last book was genius All the pieces falling in the right place nothing forced or OTT It was brilliantly done and I loved thatThe story put me to think though Not only romance wise love between 2 males but also what meant to be a woman in those days What can I say people The world came a long way since that times and I am over the fucking moon about that Love should not be denied I m not sure how I ll recover from this series I ve read some remarkable historicals but this was exceptional and I fear my book hangover will be epicI read these in succession Honestly I don t know how ou could read one and not them all They re like potato chips and I m infinitely grateful I did not have to wait between chips Provoked set the stage and drew me into this world just on the tail end of the Regency period in Scotland Edinburgh plays as large a role in Enlightenment as any character which is told from David Lauriston s perspective We follow him on a journey of self discovery as he falls in love with Lord Murdo Balfour and finds his truest selfDavid is a self made man He chose to go to university to study law rather than stay on his family s farm He s difficult peevish His views on the world and his place in it are practical and somewhat inflexible He s got a vision of his life and though lonely he s committed to it His morals don t allow much leeway thus he s decided to never marry and have to
live a lie He s gay and self loathing about it because he s been indoctrinated in thea lie He s gay and self loathing about it because he s been indoctrinated in the and brimstone which makes his future happiness seem an unlikelihood if not an outright impossibility This time period as confining and provincial as it most certainly is makes for a Things that trouble him are Murdo’s occasional bouts of preoccupation and the fact that one day soon David will have to return to his legal practice in EdinburghThat day comes too soon when David’s friend and mentor takes to his deathbed and David finds himself agreeing to take on a private mission in London Murdo is at his side in the journey but a shocking revelation by Murdo’s All the stars for the whole damn seriesThis book This series The writing just flows it was like i was transported to another amazing universe The Sex The SexMurdo Murdo It s just I ve loved ou for so long David assdjjjldklkdjldldnlddjfgjsisspsshjnjjgfiufddbbfgnnbvvfgfdfhjjkjyfdhgrruhgfdssfhjkkjfffddhjkjklknjfdsdsfhjjdkkddkldMurdo Murdo MurdoMurdo And David Murdo MurdoMurdo and David Murdo David Just justI am just going to leave this here He grinned at that his black eyes gleaming with humour and David was swamped uite suddenly by a wave of helpless love and affection Love for this complex Sometimes Difficult Man Who difficult man who nevertheless capable of great kindnessThis man who d once said to David Don t try to find a virtue in me Lauriston You won t David reached across the white tablecloth and took hold of Murdo s hand lifting it up to his mouth to graze a kiss across the knuckles loving the warmth of the skin his lips brushed and the strength in the long fingers that curved about his ownMurdo looked briefly puzzled by David s affectionate behaviour but when David went to draw away he tightened his hold on David s hand and they stayed like that for a long while finishing their ale and watching the fire burn down to nothing but ash Ok Book 3 in what has become one of my favorite series Enlightened isperfectIt kills me how much I love this bookthis story this couple this author The writing is so precisea story told so perfectly giving the reader a true essence of the time period the emotions and the struggles of the characters the conflictsturmoil both inside and outwardit s hard not to be completely lost in this book David MurdoTHEIR LOVEurghewlekjelkjewe0just so freaking good The EMOTIONI m completely verklemptI justcan tGAHThe treat of this series is the growth of the characters the 2 MC s separately them together as a couple and even all the supporting charactersit s a journey ou get to take with themand it s so worth it But reallythe true highlight is being witness to the BRAVERY it took for David and Murdo to be together and how much they committed to it despite fear or doubt And the glorious endingTHIS IS A TRUE CLASSIC ROMANCE I really can t gush enough about HOW MUCH I love this series Joanna Chambers writesdeliberately and with purposebut makes it feel effortless This series converted a non historical romance readerand now all I can think about is horse drawn carriages in Scottish countrysidesYou can also read Sara s review of the book at Joanna Chambers Enlightenment series have definitely opened my eyes to the wonder of MM historical romance and easily become one of my all time favorites This story is the PERFECT ending to the whole trilogyEnlightened continues few months after the ending of Beguiled David has been living with Murdo while he recuperates and it has been the happiest time of his life I love the development of David he still has an endearing ingenuity flair but he has definitely grown as well Oh David still has sense of justice and do the right thing but he is willing to admit that he wants Murdo for himself as well While Murdo what can I say he just wins
me over The moment he says Nothing about ou could everover The moment he says Nothing about ou could ever ugly to me which HELLO similar words have been said by Jake to Adrien from Adrien English series there is no doubt in my mind that Murdo is completely besotted and in love with David Even when there is the surp. The cruelest duel may not spill a drop of bloodbut it could break their heartsEnlightenment Book 3Five months ago David Lauriston was badly hurt helping his friend Elizabeth escape her violent husband Since then David has been living with his lover Lord Murdo Balfour while he recuperatesDespite the pain of his injuries David’s time with Murdo has been the happiest of his life The only.