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The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell s life irreparably A man of intense passions he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutti

  • Title: The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell
  • Author: Samantha James
  • ISBN: 9780060896454
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell s life irreparably A man of intense passions, he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever, taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutting himself off from the world But on one extraordinary night, on a rare trip to London, the unthinkable occurs An intoxicatingly beautiful stranger stirs the sensuous hung A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell s life irreparably A man of intense passions, he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever, taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutting himself off from the world But on one extraordinary night, on a rare trip to London, the unthinkable occurs An intoxicatingly beautiful stranger stirs the sensuous hunger he has sworn to resist Simon Blackwell believed that no woman could tempt him No woman save Annabel McBride Annabel knows nothing of Simon s secret pain But one irresistible kiss plunges her into marriage with a man she scarcely knows, a man who hides a shattered past She can feel the blistering heat of the fire that smolders within this exquisitely handsome man, making her yearn for much than the union in name only he has promised her But Simon dares not love again for fragile love can be lost in an instant And now Annabel must find a way to open his heart to the most glorious risk of all .

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    1. D.L. on said:

      My Take: This book caused me physical pain. I wasn’t even through the first page when I severely regretted the purchase of this novel. I spent the few hours it took me to read it alternately crying from the headache and laughing from just how bad it could get. She managed to use parallel structure in every single paragraph. It’s difficult to call Simon Blackwell the hero of the story, because in no way does he act like a hero throughout the 300-pages of this drivel. His biggest accomplishmen [...]

    2. Tuğba Atıcı Coşar (okuryazarannecik) on said:

      Sonunda gözüm kapalı, içime sine sine bir tarihi aşk romanına tam puan vermenin huzurunu yaşıyorum. Hatta tam puanım üstüne bir de yıldızı hak ediyor benim gözümde. En son bu hissi Bir Çapkını Baştan Çıkarmanın Dokuz Yolu kitabında yaşamıştım ama Akşam Yıldızı onun bir tık daha üstündeydi diyebilirim.Yazarın kalemine hayran kalmamak elde değil. Ama bunun yanında bence çeviri muazzam güzeldi. Bu türde, kitabın içine girmemizi sağayan bence çevirinin g [...]

    3. Esra on said:

      Bu kitabı inatla yıllarca okumamış olduğuma inanamıyorum!!Çok güzeldi, çok!!Güzel bir Historical bulmanın neredeyse imkansız olduğu bu günlerde, tıpkı Sarah MacLean kitapları gibi bir içim su gibi geldi!!O nedenle bol bulduğum yıldızları Samantha James için ortaya saçıyorum! Gerek konusu, karakterleri, gerek yazımı, çevirisi ve hissettirdiği duygular Her şeyiyle mükemmeldi bence.Umarım devamındaki iki kitap da hayal kırıklığına uğratmaz.

    4. Daniella on said:

      The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell can be an entertaining read for people who like heavy drama, and extremely sad, brooding heroes.But sadly, I don't belong in that category. The angst in this book was just too much. At times, I felt like I was being smothered by its intensity--I just couldn't breathe. My frustration mounted every time Simon pushed Anne away for some cowardly reason and another. Oh, I don't want to feel alive. Oh, I don't want to love again. Oh, I don't want to get hurt.All t [...]

    5. Nurhayat Turna on said:

      Bazı kitaplar vardır, etkisi üzerinden seneler geçse de silinmez. Eline tekrar alıp okuduğunda ilk kez okuyormuşcasına heyecanla kalbini çarptırır. Akşam Yıldızı kesinlikle seneler geçse de üzerinden etkisi silinmeyen kitaplardan biri. Yazarın o kurduğu dünyaya sadece konuk olmuyor, size hissettirmeyi istediği duygularla o dünyanın bir parçası oluyorsunuz. Tabi ki o dünyanın parçası olabilmek için iyi bir çeviri de şartlar arasında. En az yazarın kalemi kadar ö [...]

    6. Zoe on said:

      I really struggle with this review. This is a very ordinary romance, predictable, and somewhat unbelievable. I winced quite a few times reading the conversations, mostly at what the heroine, Anne, said. The internal dialogues from the hero, Simon, are sometimes, I don't take much pride in saying this, womanly. This book is like an itch that is just barely out of your reach. It had its moments, where my heart tightened reading the passages. For that I almost gave 4 stars. Those passages where Sim [...]

    7. Sara ♥ on said:

      WOW. Like I said before, Simon has ISSUES with a CAPITAL I. Seriously. But of course, it all works out in the end--Annie wins him over with her undying devotion or it may possibly have been her undying attempts to seduce him. *hmmmm* I can't QUITE remember hahaha! Men can be SO STUBBORN, can't they? All-in-all, a good read. I'll have to try Samantha's other books minus the Scottish ones. I don't do skirts.Excuse me ladies, my husband is trying to seduce ME. *laughs at the sad attempt* :)----I re [...]

    8. Zeek on said:

      As a whole, I liked the story. Still, I felt like it seemed to be missing something. Something bogged the novel down. Some have suggested that Simon's secret took too long to reveal. My feeling was more that it took too long for him to give in to his lust for Anne. Believe me I love sexual tension being drawn out as much as the next person, but it didn't work for this one. I know too that after a couple gets together you need another conflict to keep the reader interested, so it could be the au [...]

    9. Sonja on said:

      I enjoyed reading the story of Anne and Simon’s marriage based on one scandalous kiss. I like that they got caught right away and forced into marriage. So often that doesn’t happen in Regencies. I did like the characters in general, though their inner monologues started repeating about halfway through the book. It got just a bit old. Overall, an enjoyable read with a lot of really nice chemistry between the characters.

    10. Lisa on said:

      the first historical romance book that i read and this one is one of my favorites!

    11. Gökçe on said:

      My English review is down below, you can check out :) Gerçekten, gerçekten "sorun kitapta değil, bende" demek isterdim ama diyemiyorum. Bu aralar pek bir şeyden keyif almadığım doğru; ancak kitap bu durumu aşmama yardımcı olacak bir kitap da değildi açıkçası. Bir kere ikili arasındaki muhabbet çok geç başlıyor. 300 sayfa kitap, 150. sayfada yeni yeni ısınmaya başlamıştı. Ben ikisi arasındaki aşkı hissedemedim, o ayak sürümeler çok uzatılmıştı, böyle kitapta [...]

    12. Lelyana on said:

      Salah satu buku yang bisa membuat ku nangis seperti habis di tinggal pacar . pengen banget kasih 6 bintang .ka banget dengan cara bercerita Samantha James, yang bisa membuat terhanyau sampai selesai dalam waktu kurang dari 24 jam membaca nya [image error]Simon Blackwell agak kesal melihat Annabele (Anne, Annie) yang dikiranya tidak mempu menyelamat kan Jack, keponakannya. Anne juga sama sekali tidak tertarik pada si duda satu ini selain berterimakasih karena menyelamatkan Jack keponakannya dari [...]

    13. Lover of Romance on said:

      Annabel McBride has always longed for the love and passion that she has seen within in her own family, and children of her own. When a almost accident puts Simon Blackwell in her path, she doesn't know if she should run away or draw closer. After sharing a passionate embrace and then having to be married when caught, Annabel hopes that she will be loved in this marriage, however all her hopes are dashed when it is more than obvious that Simon has no intention of sharing a bed with her let alone [...]

    14. Jane Stewart on said:

      Ordinary, somewhat predictable romance. Nothing too special.Ok, but not worth buying. This was a typical regency-style romance novel. A couple meets, they kiss once. Her family forces them to marry due to the kiss. They grow to love each other, have a fight and separate and then get back together at the end. This is an ok formula. Sometimes it works well. Sometimes the conversations and characters make it interesting and entertaining. But this story wasn’t one of those. There were no major pro [...]

    15. Dancer on said:

      A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell's life irreparably. A man of intense passions, he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever, taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutting himself off from the world. But on one extraordinary night, on a rare trip to London, the unthinkable occurs. An intoxicatingly beautiful stranger stirs the sensuous hunger he has sworn to resist. Simon Blackwell believed that no woman could tempt him.No woman . . . save Annabel McBride.Annabel [...]

    16. Sarah on said:

      A highly emotional story. No murder plots or the like, just a straight forward romance with two unlikely people. The first time that Simon and Anna met he yelled at her, the second she was rather rude to him, the third both of them parted angry with the other. The fourth time they met they kissed and then there fate was sealed. However after there marriage Simon has no intentions of ever touching his young wife again, he plans to remain married for a respectable amount of time and then have ther [...]

    17. Nihann~ on said:

      Sonu iyiydi. Sonda kurtardı. Şimdi mouseunuzu 4 yıldızın üstüne getirin, heh işte orada yazdığından :)

    18. Keri on said:

      I just couldn't get past page 75 or whatever the page number was after the kiss and they were discovered.

    19. Cindy on said:

      #1 in the series, copyright 2007. This is Annie's story. She's the youngest of the 3 McBride siblings & her story is the most boring, inane waste of time I've read in I can't even remember when! Simon has a terrible secret & he's not going to share it with Annie until about chapter 12. They were forced into marriage after they're caught kissing at a party. Annie has no idea what she's getting into. Simon's first wife & 2 kids were killed in a fire under strange circumstances. In fact [...]

    20. ♡PıNaR DeğiRmeNci ♡ on said:

      Akşam YıldızıSamantha JamesSanırım soluk almadan okudum Nasıl bir kitaptı öyleBeğendim tarzı hoşuma gitti. Bu tür kitapları seviyorum galiba aşk romanlarına karşı oldukça ilgim olduğunu yine yeniden anlıyorumBu kitapta her duyguyu keşfettim özelikle bir yerinde çok Duygulandım gerçekten yazar harika vermiş o duyguyu.Ailesini kaybeden bir adamın hem de nasıl kaybediyor 😢😢😢 okurken tüylerim diken diken oldu. Kızımızı gördüğü an anlıyor zaten hiç bir [...]

    21. Monique Peterson on said:

      As of late I've really been into books in which one or both of the characters is either physically or mentally/emotionally scarred. I think it makes them more relatable, as they aren't paragons of perfection. Overall I enjoyed the story and hopefully they make significant appearances in the latter books of the series.

    22. Sena on said:

      3½ starsOnları duyabildiğime yemin ederim!Yemin ederim duyabiliyordum!Ama onlara ulaşamadım.Onları kurtaramadım.Hikayemiz Simon ‘ın Leticia teyzenin doğum gününe gitmeye karar vermesi,daha doğrusu gitmesi gerekmesiyle başlıyor.Hyde park yakınlarında bir bakıyor küçük çocuğun teki at arabasının önüne doğru koşuyor.Tabii adam hemen kurtarıyor çocuğu.Çocuğun arkasından da bağırarak bir kadın geliyor bu sırada.Adam da kadını onun annesi sanarak bir güzel az [...]

    23. Eli Yanti on said:

      i think this is the best book of samantha, really love this book :)Ini crita tentang Annable McBride (adik dr Alec and Aidan Mcbride) dengan Simon Blackwell, yg tidak sengaja bertemu pada saat si Anne (singkatan nama annable) sdg berjalan2 dengan sepupunya – caro dan kedua anaknya jack dan izzie di Hyde Park dan terjadi satu insiden dimana si jack hampir celaka oleh terjangan kuda kalau saja si Simon g gesit menangkap jack dan krn pertolongannya Caro merasa berhutang budi bahkan mengundang Sim [...]

    24. Saga on said:

      30+30+30+10Annabel McBride - strong/willful, she knows what she wants, and yet she is feeling. What I liked her the most was that she understood Simon's pain, well, rather, maybe not fully understand, but she respected him, and she did not make fun of it. She was very respectable about the situation and very empathetic. She did not judge him whatsoever and tried so hard to understand him. I really liked her character. Simon Blackwell - widower, writes his pain and hides it away from those he car [...]

    25. Caroline on said:

      A misleading title, probably chosen for its impact. A more accurate title might have been 'The Secret Agony of Simon Blackwell' or 'The Secret Torment of Simon Blackwell'.Simon Blackwell is a tetchy recluse from Yorkshire who is forced to visit London for a relative's birthday. He rescues a small boy from the hooves of a spooked horse, then berates the woman he thinks is the child's mother. The object of his vicious tongue is Anne, the cousin of Caroline, the boy's mother, who was distracted by [...]

    26. Porsche on said:

      Romance isn't what I usually go for, but for a first stab at the genre it was't so bad. It was a bit cliche' in places. From what I've been told it played out the way all Victorian romances do - boy meets girl - girl and boy must keep up appearances, boy marries girl by force then refuses to ever sex with her, and unfortunate event leads their shotgun wedding, and boy abstains from loving girl because he feels guilty. And then, though a series of very wordy love scenes that could rival Lovecraft [...]

    27. Hanife on said:

      Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.Kitap güzeldi. Yer yer duygulanıpta ağlamamaya çalıştığım zamanlar oldu. Tabi bu şu anki psikolojik durum yüzünden de olmuş olabilir. O yüzden çok acıklı bir roman olarak algılanmasını istemem. Tam sevdiğim kriterlerdeydi. Kavgalı çiftler, uygunsuz durumda yakalanıp jet hızıyla düğün, evliliğin ilk günlerinin bol kavgalı olması vs derken sıkılmadan okuduğum bir kitaptı.Konusuna gelirsek Anne 20'li yaşl [...]

    28. Jessi on said:

      Okay, I've read a LOT of reviews from people who loved this book, so it might be worth a try. Simon Blackwell has been hiding himself away since (from the back cover) a "cruel twist of fate changed [his] life irreperably." He came out of mourning only for his aunt's birthday and helped to save the life of Annabel's (honorary) nephew. Thinking that Annabel is the nephew's mother, he reams her a new one. When the boys actual mother, Annabel's best friend, shows up, he is seduced by her beauty. But [...]

    29. Lady Allison on said:

      I absolutely devoured this book. James spins a tale about the young, Lady Anne who gets caught in a passionate kiss with the dashing yet tortured Simon Blackwell. As goes with most ladies caught in compromising situations, they must marry - but it's not so unfortunate. As Anne discovers Simon's dark secrets, she falls deeper in love with himbut can he return her love after everything he's been through?Simon is one of the best tortured heroes I've read since Kenyon's Dark Hunters. No, seriously. [...]

    30. Lynne Tull on said:

      I haven't read anything by Samantha James in a while. I like her style. While there was conflict between the H/H there was also an under current of hope for love everlasting. Any argument/angst was directly related to the situation. The story is about a forced wedding because of a compromising act between the H/H. I don't remember reading but one or two stories with that theme. There is no fighting between the twojust an acceptance and how can we make this work. There was one point in the story [...]

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