: 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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Once Ambrose ran away the story picked up; it got much better.

Mar 10, Jennifer rated it did not like it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Standish stays in between. And I enjoyed Rafe’s son but he seemed to be there was nothing but a shadow character a foil for certain events to take place or to hold Rafe back. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The characters, by the way, are either inconsistent or completely flat, and erastse Sometimes, I like a book that makes me go “what the heck did I just read”, but that’s not the case here. However, his supposedly sodomitical relationship with Rafe lands him in Newgate Prison where he is rescued and romanced by erates Irish highwayman called Fleury who, by the way, is utterly fabulous and should have been the hero.

I had a big problem with the constant point-of-view switching as well.

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Having said that, I feel that without these painful elements, it would not have made the strong impact that it did, which I am sure, will haunt me for the next few days. Set i Poised to hate the man whose father made off with the title to his ancestral home, the young Ambrose Standish gets in over his head when his loathing gives way to first love and naive passion. However, the author’s integrity to weave one solid story made me admire her all the more. I think that the author just needed to slow down and take more time developing things.

But the reason I’m ‘fessing up here is to give you a bit of background on why I should, of all things, find myself reading Standisha gay Regency romance. Unraveling the complex tangle of Rafe’s feelings and Ambrose’s insecurities Erastes shows how Rafe’s wounds fuel his utter lack of self control, which precludes his ability to confide in Ambrose about his tormented past or to root honestly into their bond.


This wasn’t my point. Standish is not an easy read, but I found it to be a rewarding one. That was to be expected, considering his upbringing. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Finally got my hands on this! Views Read Edit View history. I couldn’t standdish the book down because I needed to know if they were ever going to find their love for each other again. I enjoyed seeing how much Ambrose changed from start to finish. Mar 23, Alex rated it it was amazing. My point was going to be that there are those for whom, I think fairly, a hero who spends more half erwstes book in the arms and up the fundament of someone other than their beloved would merit very little sympathy indeed.

By the time Rafe gets back to England in order to throw money at the problem and act all noble, hot Irish highway man Fleury is on the scene. Aug 08, LD Durham rated it it was ok Shelves: Things eventually reconcile themselves appropriately, on inappropriately depending on whether you think Rafe even remotely deserves to get Ambrose.

Videos About Eerastes Book. Rafe had a choice. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. I will not spoil it for you, but I will merely say that Erastes is a fantastic author with a very big problem writing endings. That was very nicely done, I thought.

I’ve always been a sucker for a decent Bronte misery. The words Erastes strings together cascade and collide almost unobtrusively, creating fireworks of associations that explode on the page. Erastes is the pen name of a female author from the United Kingdom, known for writing gay -themed historical and satndish fiction.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. 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. Fair warning to my fellow readers who don’t want to read about cheating, rape, child abuse and graphic elements because this will be syandish very unpleasant experience if you’re not inclined to read such scenes.


Standish is a book that once you start reading it, you can put it down, but it’s also a book erastse easy to love. I also forgave the typos, though due only to not having paid for the stancish. I was glad that Ambrose had a backbone and left.

I read the book,loving it until the last page and threw it across the room. Ganymede, the guy who, with his beauty, stole the role of God’s cupbearer to Ebe.

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This was not an easy read, hard to put down, and kept me thinking. Despite their initial antipathy the two men soon fall in love but basically Rafe is an utter tit and things fall apart.

The writing was too simple, the plot predictable in stabdish parts yet unpredictable in Trenberry, Alvisi and Fleury’s characters and actions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Standiwh your comment here This book is so rich in detail that it had the author been so inclined could have been divided into several spin-offs. There is no mixed intent in the hearts of these men. Retrieved 14 December Erastes describes in great detail setting of ninteenth century England, their saga travels from the affluence of the centerpiece of the story, the English country house Standish, to the other end of the specturum and awful conditions one of the MC’s had to survive in England.

But by the end Ambrose is stronger for the suffering he’s endured and Rafe is almost broken by the suffering he’s caused. His descendant, the delicate and scholarly Ambrose Standish, lives with his two sisters in genteel, hopeless poverty. I could kind of understand Rafe’s reason behind his unfaithfulness, but I never found myself forgiving him for it enough that I felt him and Ambrose should be together.

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