EBOOK / PDF For the Love of Lilah
This is the third installment about the Calhoun sisters and their struggle to restore their big old house into a resort searching for the missing family heirloom of an emerald necklace and finding the love of their livesThe main characters are Lilah Calhoun with a very laid back view on life and Max a history professor Sometimes Nora Roberts describes a character she gets a bit to contradictory In this book I think it s in Max He starts as a mild scholarly type and I start to think how are he going to complement Lilah with her easy going life style and gets very excited about that But then Nora Roberts change his character so that he gets all bossy in a teacherly way And I don t feel it fit s himWell apart from that the story gets a bit exciting with murderers on the prowl so it s a good read on a lazy sunday afternoonAnd I do like the romance in the meetings between Lilah and Max the wine the flowers the making love all nights Well well well I didn t now at first what to expect but I was not disappointed It s true that Max has nothing to do with Trent or Sloan but that only makes him attractiveIn this book Nora shows that intellect can be the total opposite of boring The proof is that Lilah was attracted to a professor Max who believes in what he does and nows how to reflect his nowledge in his everyday s life without sounding like a nerd He has courage he is polite but he is also a man who would do anything to save the woman he loves and that is what he didIt is true that Lilah saved his life first at the beginning of the book and that was very beautiful to read especially with a character like Lilah s The way she felt the storm the way she feels the vibes and the way she trusts her instincts The least we could say is that she s different from the calhouns women Of course she is in some way like her aunt Coco but she still is her own personality A daydreamer a naturalist and a free spirit I wondered while reading book 1 and 2 how would be the man she will fall in love with and I think Max is the perfect matchHowever I think I should mention that the police not catching Livingston or whatever his name is makes me anxious and a little bit angry and I am hoping for a big finale I m going to take care of you whether you like it or not Aaaaaaand once again Roberts fails to deal with the important differences between lovepotential love and respect I m guessing she hopes that people won t So Far from the Sea know or care about this distinction but no luck I d be willing to bet that all of the fatherly shit packed in that small uote above seems perfectly romantic if you buy into the whole he s concerned and is falling in love justification The problem is that his approach is not too dissimilar from that of an angry and worried father with a teen aged daughter who has violated her curfew to the tune of 5 hours This approach when put in this context is something many of us this is especially true of those of us with children might applaud most especially with a dangerous man in the area Thing is though that we re not dealing with a teen aged girl but a grown ass woman one who managed toeep herself alive throughout the previous crisis without his guardianship and head patting More importantly one could make the case that his angry dictatorial approach comes out of the emasculating realization that sex with her doesn t signal a tacit agreement to sit at home ready for and available for him most especially when he apparently blew her off to take care of something he thought she need not now about This is a point which Lila makes clear in her reply Damn you you made up lame excuses and practically patted me on the head And tonight you ve got an itch and you re annoyed that I wasn t here to scratch it This series features a pattern of sexist infantilizing conspiring behind the backs of the women the heroes can regularly be found congregating out of earshot and strategizing about things which they ve decided the womenfolk needn t worry their purdy lil heads about I am truly perplexed at the notion of paternalism as a mark of attractiveness That a man is willing to brave your anger and stomp all over your free will and autonomy to protect you should send you running not walking to the nearest exit full stop How about addressing Lila like the adult she is rather than chastising and dictating to her How about trusting her to take care of herself rather than insisting that submitting to your male authority is what s best for her Why not suggest that she alter her normal routine until the current crisis. Mystery and danger still swirled around Lilah Calhoun's ancestral home The fabled lost emeralds continued to attract treasure hunters and at least one dangerous criminal And they
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Chill and loves relaxing and naps and I can so get behind that Also her job as a naturalist was ind of cool I also for the most part liked Max Nora Roberts really The Draft knows how to create nerdy heroes that you just can t help but swoon for And I also really liked Max and Lilah together It was so clear that they made a good coupleBut oh my gosh sometimes Lilah and Max really pissed me off This was definitely one of those books where if they just sat down and had an honest conversation with each other all the drama wouldn t have happened Honestly sometimes Max really annoyed me He was so sure that Lilah who is gorgeous wouldn t be attracted to a professor like himself He was so insecure and sometimes jealous and while I liked that it was the guy that felt this way instead of the woman it s a nice role reversal here he sometimes said some not nice things to Lilah and it pissed me off I also felt like Lilah made some silly and reckless decisions given what was going on all around themAs I said I listened to the audiobook and I really didn t care for the narrator Kate Rudd She had a way of making the annoying habits of these characters even annoyingAll this said I didn t hate For the Love of Lilah It s definitely dated but I could see how Nora Roberts was working to change the way men and women were typically portrayed in romance and I respect that Still there are so many other Nora Roberts books that I like so much This review was originally posted on uinn s Book Nook As I sit to write this review I am struggling with words trying to find the right ones to describe exactly how I feel First of all let me just say that I loved the bookThere were times when I felt frustrated while reading this book even a bit a very small bit bored I am admitting the truth and now I suggest you to read this whole review before forming any definite judgment about this book Whatever disappointment I felt which was really very tiny I actually really enjoyed it and came to love it I didn t exactly take an instant like to the book but I grew fond as I read and Lilah an exotic name of an actually intriguing engaging and admirable character itself I really liked her A few times I felt like shaking her to make her see what really was but it was an amusing journey that I had with the characters to see her discover things on her own and find what she treasured mostI loved the sensitive nature lover Lilah The beautiful Calhoun whonew the true meaning of love friendship trust and beautyMax oh boy did I love him He was one adorable history professor who was sexy intelligent passionate and sensible A very attractive package if you ask me I can t find words to describe why I liked him so much but all I can say is that I just didWhat made me love this truly wonderful book were the tiny details the beautiful description the sensual panorama God it was really really good I loved the blend of the old with the new the legends and the reality of it Here s a short paragraph from the book itself He would have been half mad for her Taking her hands he brought her to her feet He left her for a moment to draw the shades so that they were closed in with music and candlelight Thoughts of her would have haunted him day and night Her face He skimmed his fingers over Lilah s cheeks over her jaw down her throat Every time he closed his eyes he would have seen it Her taste He pressed his lips to hers Every time he took a breath it would be there to remind him what it was like to iss herAnd she would have lain in bed night after night wanting his touch Heart racing she pushed the shirt from his shoulders then shivered when he reached for the belt of her robe Remembering how he looked at her when he undressed herHe couldn t have wanted her than I want you The robe slithered to the floor His arms drew her closer Let me show youThe candles burned low A single thread of moonlight slashed through the chink in the drapes There was music swelling with passion and the scent of fragile flowers Murmured promises Desperate answers A low husky laugh a sobbing gasp From patience to urgency from tenderness to madness they drove each other Through the dark endless night they were tireless and greedy A gentle touch could cause a tremor a rough caress a soft sigh They came together with generous affection then again like warriors Each time they thought they were sated they would turn to each other once to arouse or to soothe to cling or to stroke until the candles gutted out and the gray light of dawn crept into the room It was a truly amazing rea. Om the Atlantic she found he could make her melt with the merest glance and that troubled her deeply For Lilah wasn't used to needing anyone as much as she needed Maxwell uartermai.
Has passed and respect her decision to ignore said suggestion and look out for herself Rather than telling her how it s going to be and expecting her to obey you because she s taken you to bed try making your case with logic and reason like you would were you dealing with someone you respected Dr Maxwell uartermaine of Cornell U is an expert in the early 1900s Unbeknownst to him he has been hired by the bad guys to help them find the infamous emerald necklace that has been missing since the night Bianca died in a tumble from the Tower When he discovers how he has been duped he escapes into the storm off the boat Lilah sitting up in the Tower is drawn to the shore in the storm and fishes Dr out of the water Another handsome stranger shows up at the Towers and another Calhoun sister bites the dustTthese girls all fall in love in the first 100 pages For the Love of Lilah is the story of Lilah and MaxLilah is the third of the Calhoun sisters the whimsical gypsy finding magic and happiness in all things Always caring for the wounded while trying to find the missing emeralds and catching the bad guys who attacked Bianca s tower she is shocked to find a man fighting for his life in the sea and is coerced to save himMax is a history professor who gets a temp job during summer to decipher some paper puzzles only to realize his employers are thieves and jumps off their ship to save himselfWhen Lilah and Max meet sparks emerge Soon along with the other Calhouns they race against time to find the necklace solve the mystery behind Bianca and avoid falling in loveI was avoiding this book because we already new how Bianca s story ended and was not in the mood to read her heartbreakMax and LilahehHe Yaratma Cesareti kept referring to her promiscuous past while serenading her beauty while sheept being offended and taking him as a scholastic gift from nature while literally throwing her weird ideologies at him I wasn t able to connect with the free with body and spirit still being a prude Lilah at allThe story picks up in the last half with the mystery behind Fred and Christian but ofcourse since we have another book to go things end in this couple getting their HFNSafeSWE255 Author Nora RobertsFirst published 1991Length 195 pagesSetting Contemporary 1991 Mount Desert Island off the coast of MaineSex Explicit HandwavyHero Professor of HistoryHeroine NaturalistI didn t much like Lilah in the previous books She came across as lazy disinterested and self involved rather than selfish For the Love of Lilah didn t change my mindI loved Max He was interesting and clever He made senseI didn t like Lilah She wanted everything her own way Didn t see other people s pops particularly Max s uick to judge but angry when others implied some vague judgement of herShe didn t work for meAs for an addition to the ongoing story arc of Bianca and Christian and the missing emeralds For the Love of Lilah acts very much as a placeholder Whilst there was plenty of discussion of the emeralds leave this book out and you would miss little towards the multi book story Very little happenedOverall Lilah s story was a fizzer One that could easily be left outThe CalhounsBook 1 Courting Catherine Trenton St James and Catherine CC CalhounBook 2 A Man for Amanda Amanda Calhoun and Sloan O ReillyBook 3 For the Love of Lilah Lilah Calhoun and Maxwell uartermainBook 4 Suzanna s Surrender Suzanna Calhoun and Holt BradfordBook 5 Megan s Mate Megan O Riley and Nathaniel FuryReferencesAuthor s website read in The Calhouns Volume 2 ISBN 9781488758058 CR Very uick read which was good because the whole story was just rubbish Lilah was the most annoying female character I have come across for a while Pretending to be Oh so uninhibited and free spirited about men but in reality she was the the biggest prude ever Couldn t stand her childishness And Max our super smart Cornellian professor turn out to be just a macho caveman in disguise Stupid stupid story The saving grace of this story is the backstory of Bianca and her demise I ve decided that learning about Bianca is what The Astral Codex keeps me reading this series I really didn t care for Lilah s love story or Lilah what a twit I really enjoyed rereading Courting Catherine so I decided to reread For the Love of Lilah the third book in the Calhoun Women series I decided to listen to the audiobook which maybe wasn t the best idea because I wasn t thrilled with the narrator I didn t enjoy For the Love of Lilah as much as Courting Catherine but I m glad I reread itLilah was a really fun character She is just so. Ad brought a man unlike any Lilah had evernownMaxwell uartermain was a reserved college professor at home in the past than in the present But from the moment Lilah dragged him fr.
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