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There are a few of my friends on goodreads whose atings I can depend on What they ecommend is ALMOST ALWAYS STELLAR SO I FIGURED I WOULD TRY always stellar So I figured I would try book Well there was this scene that was god awful in this book I put it away and abandoned it My trusty friend still swore by it so I thought I would give it another try I m glad I did Let me start off by saying Con Sellers should have fans He is extremely talented and writes with such depth He wrote Dallas btw Some of the language is dirty but very much in the style of what you think people might say in that time From beginning to end everything in this book happens for a eason When Marilee s home is destroyed she is off on her own violated by men and put through pure hell She becomes tough and anyone one that dares cross her pays in one way or another even or especially Joe The hero Joe could have easily been the main character I don t mind that this book was written by a man because it gives an accurate depiction of what might go through a man s mind when he considers women and when he finally falls in love with one This first encounter Marilee has with Joe Langston shows he is a ude womanizing a hole He was hurt by a woman when he was young He grew up poor white trash and had an anger towards ich beautiful southern women especially plantation slave owning women He also feels put down by them because he was born poor white trash He goes around with a chip on his shoulder thinking he s entitled to any woman whether she is willing or not Marilee is the ich beautiful slave owning southern belle that gets under Joe s skin She is everything Joe esents Joe wants her and he takes Marilee against her will She efuses to bed down with him any further and takes off on her own only become abducted by Commanches During this time and throughout the story Marilee develops from innocent and helpless girl into a gutsy strong gun toting don t screw with me or you ll be sorry heroine Joe and Marilee s paths cross several times The second time he takes her as a mistress and they have a passionate affair but Joe offends Marilee in everyway He s in love with her but can t admit it the eader can tell although it comes across in a very immature waythis is all done on purpose by the author in a way which is pretty darn brillant btw Marilee is offended by all that Joe does and stands for so she takes off from him as soon as she gets the chance She s pretty much saying Screw you Joe I don t need you I can take care of myself and the beauty of it is she does She also becomes very closed off with good eason One thing that is constant for Marilee is her love of her horse She is a survivor and she does what she has to to survive in a man s world After Marilee leaves Joe he does go through a succession of women although Marilee is the one he can not forget He does come to love another woman Martha but in a much different way Joe transforms into a proper gentleman and his views on women gradually change especially after he comes to love one Martha has always been sickly and dies After a time Joe can not forget Marilee She has always been the one woman he could not forget and he sets off after her wondering if she will give him another chance or eject him Either way I eally developed a tender spot for Joe This story comes full circle There is great development with both of these characters This story is gritty emotional and downright gut wrenching but for those not faint of heart that "Stick With Reading This I "with eading this I you ll come to love this story as much as I do Ultimately it s a story of loss pain and in the end love I found the end very satisfying Thank you my dear goodread s friend This is now one of my all time favorites Consegu MARILEE a trav s de un pr stamo bibliotecario online gratuitoLa historia es original y transcurre por los territorios de auella m tica Comancher a del sur de USA Marilee es valiente y lo mismo se defiende a patadas ue a tiros Es violada pr cticamente por todos los hombres con los ue interact a y ste es el nico punto ue esulta algo cansino aunue doy por sentado ue eso fue muy eal A pesar de todo hay algo fr o en el personaje No leo nunca bien sus emociones salvo su amor por su caballoEl prota masculino es m s com n ue ella pero interesante Ninguno de los dos hace ascos a mantener elaciones sexuales con otros ya ue est n mucho tiempo separados no son pareja oficial son muy abiertos y la autora plantea de manera natural un sexo sin tab esUn bodice ipper en el ue sin embargo la hero na no experimenta ninguna sensaci n de angustia tan t pica de este tipo de novelas ue tanto me entretienen This is comprised with bittersweet spoilers and if you gotta bridge your eading material with parental guidance screenings this isn t the place for you to test your endurance for disagreement discontentment view spoilerPerhaps it s due to the Appalachian Kentucky neutral upbringing in me that buckled down for the long haul on Sellers Marilee or MARILEE THE WILDHer family and plantation violently destroyed by invaders Marilee hurled herself into a part of life she had never before known It was a life of sheer survival across desert land and In.
Con Sellers å 0 SummaryE stood up the heavy pistol still aimed down AT HIM DAMN YOU SHE WHISPERED I WISH I him Damn you she whispered I wish I kill you againAs he climbed back to his feet she cut at him Comanches do it better Overcoming hardships and obstacles with eturned fire makes for a good ead an indestructible will a woman efusing to yield no matter the circumstances that s historical pioneering feminism Feminism didn t heighten or ear its head because a pioneer woman was aped gently by her husband or a wealthy land owner decided to hand tap slap her but HAS MARRIAGE "IN MIND Naturally Are You Serious Jan If War Wasn "MIND naturally Are you serious Jan If war wasn utterly Hell we
WOULDN T BE DISCUSSING ITS IMPORTANCEt be discussing its importance and now It wouldn t be a theme NoPerhaps this Historical Romancelol took a sharp dive into the war laden eality that Sellers was obviously very accustomed to and being a man with a backlist of smut stories and also macho war novels he is definitely lacki Not for metoo much Pass around Polly theme Read in Nov201525 StarsI ll be uite honest here The only ating I can give this book is 25 stars only because it d not turned out as I d expected it to turn out It was of a slow paced book usually I prefer faster paced ones with a lot of drama to keep the storyline from getting dull and boring But Marilee had its utterly dull and dreary parts as well throughout the book Let me be clear the first 13 of this book was yes captivating and the storyline was intriguing and exciting at the same time Somehow this excitement faded and I d found myself succumbing to having to skip LARGE chunks of several chapters just so I can finish the bloody thing Overall I do not ecommend it if you prefer faster paced dramatic bodice ippers This one will surely make you impatient through it a few times Con Sellers has his own bodice ipper formula and it always seems to work He is a craftsman of the long separation trope and the wonders he does with it never fail to enchant meHis heroes and heroines after a meet up of varying duration then go off on their separate paths and undergo individual metamorphoses formed by a galloping ide of breathless plotting so that when destiny finally does bring them back together they are mature from their experiences with tragedy adventure and interactions with a host of other peopleThis device clicks with me because the convention of having a hero heroine glued at the hip and operating as an emotional unit for the entirety of the book bores me senseless However I know many most omance eaders are of a different viewMarilee is probably my favoritest heroine ever She s deeply flawed and she has the biggest set on any heroine outside of well Tosanna in Sellers Last Flower He obviously has a type D She olls with the punches and comes up swinging and is pretty much an all around badass whether shooting Yankees surviving slavery in a Comanche camp traipsing through Texas in britches on a wagon train or walking through fire not literally though she so woulda done it if she had to to keep her beloved Morgan stallion Bradburn from harmThe hero Joe is one prickly mofo but his own individual path eveals that he s of a pussycat than he lets on and his gradual eadiness to show atypical male vulnerabilities make him a memorable character in his own ight In one scene Sellers is a bit puckish in illustrating that Joe doesn t de facto have the sole swinging dick in this elationship Let s say that Marilee does some metaphorical mounting by proxy wink winkSpoiler alert for animal lovers and if you e like me you want to be prepared for thisThe finale had me eally emotional and crying all shades of ugly because this omance is primarily a girl and her horse saga with all the uncertainty and dread that animal lovers know all too well when they ead a book or watch a movie with major critter characters Bradburn was glorious and made me miss the Morgans I grew up around If I d had my way the HEA would have been a happy little menage on the prairie with an euineBut Con Sellers is a merciless marvelous bastard and I wouldn t have him any other wayNot for all tastes obviously But if gritty old school doesn t make you pick up your skirts and un screaming for the hills you eally can t go wrong with this one It was a perfect blending of the plot and character driven styles Marilee Joe ank up there alongside Steve Ginny as my favorite crazy omance couples Marilee oh Marilee how I love you let me count the waysyou were self sufficientmentally made of steeland a total badass and oh yes you loved that morgan horse than anything While this book has many triggers and is by no means a soft hearted sweet love storysome would say it does not count as a love story I knew what I was in for and devoured it for all Marilee s trials and angst and hardships that she went throughthere were a lot of men that abused her in this book and m There s nothing exactly wrong with Marilee as far as the writing goes but a hundred pages in I just can t seem to get gripped by the character. Aristocrat she dared not hope to ever know love until she met Joe Langston a common man who hated the Old South and all it stood for who avaged her humbled herand couldn't forget herMARILEE THE WOMAN. Ust maybe I m a take it by the steel "and crazy horse my tender to the nubs because it "crazy horse my tender sensibilities to the nubs because it a the steel bit and crazy horse my tender sensibilities to the nubs because it s a bucking ide from start to finish We two step before we take our first step and take to Wild Turkey and dysfunctional ube dregs before we even ealize that it s heathen abnormal and depraved Mountain people tolerate dysfunction so naturally because we don t know any better and it s the entirety of what we truly know anyhow The living Scylla and Charybdis with our penchant to careen between neutral mindsets and will ise to the challenge to viciously defend what we personally hold dear The story above all matters most despite how the details arrived at the telling No chops are ever earned by swimming in the kiddie pool with floatiesNo one embodies neutral scavenger the not so ich Rhett Butler hired out unner or mercenary than our beloved be loathed hero Joe he s every Kentuckian at their truest core Many by locale others by ebellious design Joe is a bitter shell shocked veteran malfunctioned his own worst enemy and unlovable in his original cast but as with teary pooled integrity glossed Charles Ingalls when Joe spoke or gave a speech of any kind humility or otherwise you LISTENED When Charles cried YOU cried That s powerful Changed people have a lot of wisdom and something worth listening to The overly sensitive emo bang flip idden heroes we e introduced to nowadays wouldn t know an apology if it were written in their snuff pile with a azor As we e constantly choked down with passive men in our omantic eading endeavors who verbally exchange all corrective behavior with weepy glorified not eally alpha man broken to apologism I m behind Joe when he says in a presumed whiskey voice But not gentlemen they sidled around like game oosters fighting mostly with words and sometimes the spat came down to them meeting with pistols under a special set of ules Didn t make a lick of sense Joe thoughtThat s what our entire omance genre has devolved to Words Words spilled over in a dairy free latte laden voice that just won t do Sure Jan No it just fucking won t Not when men were a different breed in the midst of a war torn nation Hand flail your offended self elsewhere pleaseHistorical accuracy and descriptions giving testimony of ages passed social structures do not pander to the eader and omanticizing ape and uncivil mindsets are what trivialize changed behavior IMOLet me say this immediately and foremost there is no better apology than changed behavior No words just deeds Joe s behavior changed drastically after learning to love he didn t know how to love Marilee until another woman taught him to Dysfunctional AF but truly magical in the conflict of the war of love He s poor white trash who was smitten by a girl of the uppercrust and it shatters a very innocent love he held in her cast off It s his journey to edeem himself from the loss and the prejudices accompanied a man ghosted by infidelity and a cruel mistressThat s his arc and it was beautifully executed through stubborn journeys and self discovery without mental epiphanies every mile to update the eader on the said journey s progress He was also the main character in as much importance as Marilee was if not so Many scenes deter the eader and I ll be the first to admit how very unexpectedly furious I became at Marilee s treatment from the beginning In the beginning I was like WHERE IS OPRAH for counseling these two fucktards JFC But I don t think a woman s story is over or necessarily vulgar because of circumstances beyond her nature to control but evenge even on a small scale will suffice or at least an unwillingness to buckle under a savage world set to destroy you I feel like some of these eviews are survival guilt projected Well aped she damn well may be but not dead Did she die though Get back on the horse And she does Many many times I worship that efusal to just flutter off and die because someone who wasn t her husband lover handsome or intended aped and molested her Capitalize on their weakness and dust yourself clean of that junk Your vagina isn t your life s onoff switch Victimization is during the loss of your freedom not afterwards Don t carry that shit with you And to clarify she DOES NOT BOOM Me whispers to book Fucking survive bitch Keep steppin out of the swingOn the brutal content and loathsome treatment of MarileeHere s a notion You e supposed to be disgusted by it That s why it s RAPE Ugly men molesting said heroines is ape in the eyes of some of these eaders and I fail to comprehend the division compared to say a millionaire Don Juan They e all ape It s all ape You know what makes the brutal apes and vulgarity tolerable to ead through Because of these winning moments Staring down at him at those stubbled lips that had crushed demanding and lusting against her own at the eyes whose cruel fires had glazed over she said Here you wanted this dress damn you Take it to hell with youSh. Dian territory as she headed West her body taken viciously by men she hated her dreams trampled forever under the victorious hooves of Yankee horsesSlave of a Comanche chief unwilling wife of a Mexican.