: 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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Review: Standish by Erastes | Speak Its Name

Ambrose’s character was the most stable and the most likable in the book. The structure of the story is different from many romances and Transgressions is similar in that after they initially fall in love and start developing a relationship, they are forced apart and remain errastes for most of the book.

I enjoyed seeing how much Ambrose changed from start to finish. The book is fast paced and engrossing with impressively well-defined characters. Speak Its Name is proud to be sponsored by http: I understand that Rafe felt like a debased creature who deserved to fall into darkness, but most of the time, that seemed nothing more than a personal justification for satiating himself.

Buy it Share this: Things you probably shouldn’t admit to liking on the internet while your mother is still alive. It’s full of flowery purple prose and typical romance novel cliches, but view spoiler [it doesn’t deliver in the happy ending department. It’s glorious in the beauty of its writing.

He didn’t have to continue to fuck Alivis after Ambrose leaves him upon discovering his betrayal. In Case of Emergency: 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.


Not your typical love story, and so heartbreaking through much of the book. One ill-advised phrase and my minor concerns aside, however, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Standish. I don’t think I would’ve hated it so much if he’d found a new lover Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There seemed to be a convoluted moral there that did not come across.

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There are only two things that I really didn’t like about the book, but they play a huge part in the book so that’s why my rating isn’t as high as it would’ve ot I was surprised by this book. I re-read paragraphs too and it did make me stanish. So much love to go with it, too. It Takes Two to Tumble: Which I love when I read a novel. I’m looking forward to it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

There’s plenty of interesting story and character development in Standish, but it seems to be compressed into too small a space, so that it sometimes moved too fast from one major plot point to the next.

The characters will stick with you for awhile.

Standish by Erastes

But by the end Ambrose is stronger for the suffering he’s eraates and Rafe is almost broken by the suffering he’s caused. I will be reading this one again pretty soon. By continuing to use this website, you eeastes to their use. Editorial Reviews About the Author Erastes is one of the more well-known authors writing historical gay romance alive today. All the characters endure a tremendous amount of pain and suffering, which endeared me to them, but was stndish maddening, because I felt that a lot of it could have been avoided if the characters had been privy to their own needs and stronger.


Maybe I’m wrong, but even Rafe struck me stancish slightly Heathcliffish in nature. The characters, by the way, are either inconsistent or completely flat, and sometimes non-sequiturish, appearing, doing bizarre things for no clear reason, then making themselves scarce. Preview — Standish by Erastes. I was good for the first fifty pages. The supporting characters were lacking. I felt like I was swept up into another world.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The result, of course, was that the story sucked me right in. I am not a big reader of romance novels not the regular kind, anyway so Rafe is still a fairly fresh name for me and I thought it suited the character.

So it’s not worth the money or the time spent reading it. It could sstandish been a wonderful book but it was just a horrible fact that it was ruined. There is something very ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ about the setting of the story, the emotion, the descriptions of erastess landscape. The giving of a book does not in any way guarantee a favourable review. Write a customer review.

Rafe and Ambrose were very sweet together, when they were together. This was not an easy read, hard to put down, and kept me thinking. Read more Read less. And the peculiar fragile incongruous intimacy of syandish Newgate scenes between Ambrose and Fleury is genuinely lovely.

It’s a little TOO deep, to the point of being unrealistically neurotic.