: 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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But there were a few jarring bits, where we see not just what someone’s thinking about right then in the scene, but then get a chunk of backstory or flashback, which I erasts kind of disorienting.

I was a little wary of Fleury and then pleasantly surprised by him. Speak Its Name is proud to be sponsored by http: Despite having the coolest name in the world, I couldn’t shake the conviction that he was a complete tit and that Ambrose should have ended up with Fleury.

One ill-advised phrase and my minor concerns aside, however, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Standish. They promptly head off to see the world together only then Rafe’s psychotically infatuated ex shows up, is sinister at Ambrose and then rapes him.

Read more Read less. Ambrose Standish whose family originally owned the house becomes a tutor to Rafe’s son the current stadish. 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. Ambrose’s character was the most stable and the most likable in the book.

When we atandish to the second off when more characters start coming in, it gets a little but only marginally. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Just once I’d like to see a romance hero take refuge from his feelings of worthlessness and damnation in, I don’t know, being nice to kittens.


Sex, love, drama, mystery, pain, it’s all in here. The author incorporates several well-developed supporting players throughout the tale, making the book much more rich and satisfying than I anticipated. I really admired the way the Regency Romance trope was subverted in this story, while feeling deeply annoyed by the main protagonists.

Though the majority of those emotions were bleak, the fact that this book made me feel all the things that were felt by the characters is undeniable and very important to me.

Ambrose Standish, standsh studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game. Lethe Press February 6, Publication Date: Not your typical love story, and so heartbreaking through much of the book. I’ve always been a sucker for a decent Bronte misery.

Just goes to show how gifted the author is.

Jan 12, Catie Bloomfield rated it it was amazing Shelves: To my mind this is an alien rod: So much love to go with it, too.

Jan 31, Aredhel rated it really liked it Shelves: Though the men are standih unalike, the author does an excellent job of persuading the reader standizh theirs is a love almost predestined in its depth and steadfastness. Lambda Literary FoundationMay 10, However, the author’s integrity to weave one solid story made me admire her all the more.

Standish by Erastes

Rafe and Ambrose were very sweet together, when they were together. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

I especially love Rafe. Aug 08, LD Durham rated it it was ok Shelves: Theirs is the lesson that abiding love does not conquer all, particularly in such a sexually stifling culture, where they are left to repeatedly assess how to move on.

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He didn’t have to seek out Alivis every single night to slake eerastes lust instead of staying with Ambrose, who was mentally recovering after having been raped by Francis, an ex-lover of Rafe’s, out of jealousy.


Because the characters are so well drawn, it’s actually annoying to be rushed erates scenes where a little lingering or attention to detail would be welcome. I hate cheating and when someone means more to you than your own life I do not believe you can or have the desire to cheat. This is harrowing love story between the young scholar Ambrose Standish and the wealthy Rafe Goshawk. One person found this helpful. An epic love that springs up between two men. I couldn’t put the book down because I needed to know if they were ever going to find their love eraetes each other again.

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Is a man led by the passion, and sometimes the passion guides him to the wrong path. Sep 09, Diane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In a messed up way. Many parts of the book are tender and downright sexybut much of it is stark and even blatantly disturbing.

Oct 19, Jane rated it it was amazing. Then don’t read Standish. Yes, Italian sex-fiend, I’m looking at you in particular, but not just you.

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Nov 03, A rated it liked it. I was going to be just The one thing I can say for this book is that it kept me reading it to the last page. But I was entertained, swept away in the love, sex and pain of the novel none the less.