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A Whisper of Roses by Teresa Medeiros

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Whisper of Roses

Teresa Medeiros
Historical Romance
1st published in 1993

H/h - Morgan MacDonnell/Sabrina Cameron
Setting - Scotland, the Highlands/England, 1730.

Read in Dec, 2010.
My rating:

Note: One of Teresa Medeiros most fav. But, it was a bumpy ride for sure!

Hihihi, so far I'm enjoying it so much, not a moment annoyed me. Really. I love Sabrina, she is what I want a heroine to be. The blurb said she's spoiled but I'm yet to see anything spoiled about her, trust me.

Morgan, well ... I always love men in kilts and Morgan isn't any different. He's a sexy boy (I can imagine well from the description, ahemm). I felt so sad knowing what happened to him when he was a kid, it just makes you wanna cuddle and kiss him. There were many funny scenes, one was banters between him and his father. Almost fell of the bed, I was laughing so hard, my god! Morgan is sexy, naughty and ... hmm, love him. ;p

Now, I love their chemistry. I'm onto chp 8 now, after many twists and turns, they've already married. I'll leave it to that ... for now.

I don't know about part 2. It's becoming annoying, embarrassing ... Poor Sabrina. Her naivete is so ... ah, it's like everyone knows what's going on around her, except her of course! After coming to Morgan the lout's (explanation will follow shortly) castle, she is experiencing the embarrassments of her lifetime. I even winced and blushed for her, these includes: on the first night there, coming f2f with her husband's one of many whores, in all her glory no less (trust me the way she handled 'the problem' later, I didn't quite agree ... I felt for her, wouldn't wanna be in her shoes). Then, her 'sweet, innocent' cousin's lurid revelations! Yah people, when she heard noises coming from the cousin's room, Sabrina thought someone was killing her, maybe raping (those MacDonnells!), which of course, ahem, wasn't the case. Lord, I was so blushing in mortification (my delicate sensibilities and all that!) since I had a guess and ... ah, that poor girl!

Now, to her lout of a husband. When he asked her to share his bed after he kicked the whore outta his room, I was speechless! Really Morgan??? Poor Sabrina had to point out that she won't share his bed where his whore has been a few mins ago!!! Lord!!!! And there are many other things about Morgan is just killing me. He is insensitive, lousy ... mostly, not how I expected him to act, not the way I envisioned it at all. I would've kicked his bon-bon off (doesn't matter he's a 6ft+ giant, hard muscled and sexy) just for that. And also because I like Sabrina, she does care about that lout ... Plz girl, take care!!!

Lastly, the MacDonnell clan ... Crudest, rudest, disgusting (entertainment to them means ale and fondling women in front of the others, I don't even wanna explain)... They stink inside and out! Women are as foul as men, they've already started taunting Sabrina (the whore included)... Every time the men opened their mouth, I was folding myself into a cocoon and clamping my body shut. I felt so violated ... ewww!! I applaud TM for creating such specimens! *clap clap*

BTW: Did I mention they haven't consummated the marriage yet? (there is a funny scene there, don't know how to put it otherwise) The lout thinks he's going to court her and Sabrina being sweet and naive is already letting him ... Grrr!! :@

PS: They made me become a drama queen again [note: my review of Heather and Velvet], had no choice!

[Then, I had to change my views on Morgan...]

I know wrote long, long comments but this time I'm in a fix. I'm not even sure what to say, such drama unfolding in the end of part 2 and beginning of part 3. Many things happened including they finally did 'it'! Sabrina showed a type of kindness I'm not sure I'd do myself which includes befriending the whore. My god! She is good I must say. Now I just don't know what she's doing. She told him she loved him (he's yet to confess that), there were many nice scenes, amazing love scenes then this betrayal by someone in the clan, the accident where Sabrina gets hurt and now she's leaving him.

Yah, I don't know what to say. Morgan is such a lovesick puppy (and I love a big, burly man acting lovesick). There is a misunderstanding between them again. I know why she's doing this but girl, between all his faults, didn't he love you his best?

*sigh* ... I'm really hooked, have to see how this one goes!

Ok, more drama ... I should hate Sabrina for acting like a shrew and making everyone suffer but I can't. I think I kinda understand her desperation now, which sort of engulfed her after the accident. I feel sad but yet I can't understand her abandoning Morgan. I know I'm acting as Morgan the lovesick puppy's champion because he really loves her, it's all over the novel. Sabrina does too but she's just confused about all these negative changes in her life.

Now, Morgan is in London and trying to bring her back to life. I love his efforts, they're very genuine, some scenes were funny as well as heartwarming. Maybe they're on their way to resolve their differences...

I'd like to talk about Sabrina's cousin Enid and Morgan's cousin Ranald. Would've loved to see more about them, some more scenes. They're a crazier lot than Morgan-Sabrina! Lolz.

Finished it last night. Loved it till the end. Still there were things bothered me, like the ending which was kinda abrupt, some questions left unanswered. Maybe TM wanted us to find our own answers, who knows. Morgan and Sabrina are meant for each other, with their faults and all. There were more drama and twists in the end ... Well, loved it. 4.5 for me. :)


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