Dark Hero; A Gothic Romance

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  • Title: Dark Hero; A Gothic Romance
  • Author: Lily Silver
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Very Gothic Romance Guard Your Dreams Lest They Emerge from the Mists to Embrace You After her mother is murdered, Elizabeth s Irish grandmother casts a spell summoning a Dark Hero from the Gothic Romances Elizabeth devours When a beguiling Irishman appears at their cottage one magic summer eve, he seems to be everything Elizabeth longs for in a hero But DoA Very Gothic Romance Guard Your Dreams Lest They Emerge from the Mists to Embrace You After her mother is murdered, Elizabeth s Irish grandmother casts a spell summoning a Dark Hero from the Gothic Romances Elizabeth devours When a beguiling Irishman appears at their cottage one magic summer eve, he seems to be everything Elizabeth longs for in a hero But Donovan is much than she bargained for when she said I do Once they arrive on his isolated estate, Elizabeth fears her new husband is courting madness She struggles with his dark moods, his disguises and their growing estrangement Elizabeth has the gift of the seer and is able to speak with the dead Tormented by dark memories of her mother s murder and stalked by a malevolent ghost, Elizabeth is forced to embrace her Druid heritage and confront the disturbing secrets hidden in her soul.The price of honesty may be too steep if Donovan learns her horrifying secrets, Elizabeth may lose his love forever.

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    1. I'll let the writing speak for itself. The hero repeatedly refers to the heroine as his "mare." We also get treated to a description of her ladybits as "delicate lotus petals" THREE TIMES. There's an awkward mention of his "physician's hands" touching her delicate lotus petals which made me all sorts of creeped out. Let's not neglect his "inflexible granite spear" which is "reluctant to pull out of her welcoming folds." Cue author singing, "I know what boys like!" while pelvic thrusting aggressi [...]

    2. Enchanting in it's starkness!A magical book! It's dark and light, filled with fear pain and hope, but well worth the reading. Don't let the magic and mystery of Gaelic and Druid magic throw you off, it was for a time forgotten, and remember, at least they were aware of and believed in the spirit realm of evil we so often ignore, to our own weak Christian detriment. With their devotion to understanding what we cannot see, we would live in a changed world. Enjoy the story!

    3. This book had potential with a really good storyline start. However, I just could not get past the heroine. In the beginning she seemed like she was going to be a good character, but that quickly changed. She was weak and wishy-washy and I felt like she was on a constant roller coaster changing from one type of character to the next. She lacked strength and depth. I get that horrible things happened to her, but I couldn't even get behind her as the damaged damsel. In addition to this I found it [...]

    4. Some good pointsThe story was interesting and I do like a good ghost story. The graphic sex didn't add anything to the story and was distracting. People of that time would have been Christians not dark magic worshippers. It was unnecessarily gory in many parts. The excuses for telling lies that Lizzie used were really stupid and inexcusable. I almost didn't finish the book because I did not like the heroine. I almost felt like Lizzie's lies just dragged out the story. I felt like a lot of the dr [...]

    5. Dark hero by lily silverThis was an awesome book! It's too much to go into but I think a 10 star would be a better rating! This was a very exciting , intriguing , romantic very action packed book I loved it!

    6. A very well written book that captures and holds you interest. Action, adventure, intrigue and romance. WOW! I enjoyed it immensely. I can't wait for the sequel! Brava Ms. Silver!

    7. Dark Hero is the first book in the Reluctant Hero series by Lily Silver. Elizabeth is a survivor. Her existence has balanced on the edge of a knife for much of her life--a knife held by her cruel stepfather. Betrayed, kidnapped and more, she awakens on a ship bound for the Indies, in the bed of a stranger claiming to be her husband. Soon the gift of the seer emerges; the ability to see and speak with the dead. A descendant of druids, Elizabeth knows she must hide her strange gifts as her new hus [...]

    8. Gothic historical English romance with a child abuse survivor finding a safe place and new family when she marries a random Mr. O’Rourke that her little brother brings home on her 18th birthday.Some of the story starts in England and then travels quickly by boat to Asia where the rest of the story happens in the Count Rochembeau's tropical plantation.There are lots of characters, but only one evil person, the stepfather/father Fletcher who gets a violent grand finale in the end of the book, bu [...]

    9. Dark and enthralling This book was simply enchanting. I was caught up quickly with the characters, even the secondary and barely mentioned held life and sparked curiosity to know more.

    10. Dark Hero is historical paranormal set in England and the West Indies. In the story we meet Elizaebeth the daughter of English noblewoman who is murdered by her 2nd husband, an army captain with a gambling problem. Sheila, Elizabeth's grandmother uses her Druid magic to call forth a Dark Hero to love and protect Elizabeth someday. Two years later Elizabeth, her grandmother and brother are living in near poverty when she finally meets her hero in the form of Donovan Beaumont. A tortured soul hims [...]

    11. I found this book looking under the "Gothic" section of the Unlimited Romance section since I'd only ever read satires of Gothic romances and was curious to see something that self-identified whole-heartedly as a Gothic romance. And holy cripes, is this book the most Gothic romance to ever brood across the mores. A dark, handsome hero with a violent past destined by magic to adore a heroine who is both deeply broken, and feisty in the fast of adversity. The most harrowing series of events to ev [...]

    12. Loved it! Loved it! This book was such a surprising delight to me that it zoomed right to my list of all time favorites. There were some questionable issues (like why did the count have different disguises ?) but because I enjoyed the book so much, any misstep by the author was forgiven.It's quite possible the hero is the reason for my love of the book, no possible about it, he was the reason. Lord, do I like a tall, dark man who takes command and rights the wrongs of life.Throw in a good heroin [...]

    13. I got annoyed with Elizabeth's mercurial mood but thankfully Donovan was more patient with her than I was. The mood swings remained but were more understandable with the near epileptic episodes she kept having.Throughout it all, ghosts, pirates, bad bad men, it was a very good book that really held my attention prisoner. The romance was beautiful, and when they finally made love it was very well written, delightfully slow, and yes, hot.This is a book to lend, get back, and read again.My ONLY pro [...]

    14. Loved the book!! Donovan comes out of nowhere, sweeps Elizabeth off her feet and asks for her hand in marriage. She knows her step-father will say no!! Donovan then puts on his Count disguise and approaches her step-father. He agrees to the marriage not realizing that Donovan is actually a count. Elizabeth is just happy to get away from her stepfather since he not only killed her mother but also her grandmother and who knows countless others. While Lizzie is on the boat waiting for her husband t [...]

    15. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dark Hero. The author has done a wonderful job creating believable characters with depth. My heart went out to both the hero and heroine as they worked their way through difficult issues. The hero’s love for his wife and patience with her as she strives to overcome her problems is absolutely touching. Though the heroine is portrayed as very sweet, caring, innocent and vulnerable, her strength shines through when needed. The story contained a lot of twists and turns [...]

    16. 3.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by this book! It was not perfect and veered into the ridiculous at times. But it also had so many great things that ticked off my list of favorites. I loved our H and h. I loved how they were imperfect and flawed people who messed up sometimes. I could even understand their warped thinking because of their life experiences. At times the story got a little melodramatic for my taste but I powered thru and I'm so glad I did. This was a surprising sweet romance [...]

    17. I was surprised at how good this book turned out. At first I felt sorry for the main character Elizabeth and feared she might turn into a sympathy case, considering the hell she's suffered. Luckily that wasn't the case.The fact that her "Dark Hero" Donovan used to be a pirate and the leader at that, and is now a titled Count was a nice twist.I saw most of the twists coming especially with her elder brother Kieran But, there were a few nice surprises.Interesting take on the druids magic a [...]

    18. Surprisingly Good Story! No Doubt Worth Reading This book surprised me. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. There where a few editing problems that had to be read around.I expected the run of the mill historical romance but got a big surprise!A good surprise.There where ghost, spirits, pirates & lords.Some tweaking needed to make it a 5 star. Some of the problems in the writing of the story almost made it a 3 star.But all & all a solid 4 star.

    19. Not perfect, but pretty goodThis very enjoyable gothic has a great brooding hero, a suitably beautiful swooning heroine, and a truly horrible villain who keeps coming back. The book has lots of characters and subplots and is a good satisfying length. My only criticism is that hero Donovan appeared almost out of nowhere to meet Lizzie and stayed in England much too long for a man who only purchased one horse.

    20. Dark HeroThe primary female lead was a little over the top with the" weak " pitiful victim story line. The author should have made up their mind, epilepsy, or paranormal, but not both. The character of the Earl was a throwaway, as he was more a paper cut out than a fleshed out character. As for the evil father/stepfather, who the check is he? The energised bunny in disguise? Just when you think your rid of the vermin , up he pops malevolent as ever.

    21. I was quite surprised by this book and how good it was. There were a few times that the story dragged on, but overall it was really well done. The characters were well thought out and the story flowed quite nicely. I didn't want to put it down and stayed up into the wee hours to finish it. There are a few spots that will definitely be triggers to some when it comes to abuse and rape so just a heads up.

    22. Dark Hero by Lily Silver is a great historical/paranormal romance. I enjoyed Lizzie and Donovan's story. Lily Silver has delivered a well written book full of action, drama, sizzle, lovable characters and things that go bump in the night. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. Dark Hero is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

    23. Ghostly Gothic Irish Druid TaleI thought this story was pretty good. I found myself devouring this story. A fast pace page turner. I enjoyed the gothic mysterious Hero. The author truly had you feeling the love the Hero felt for the heroine. If you like to read about Ghostly Gothic Irish Druids, this tale is for you.

    24. Sweet magical romanceOur hero is a dark hero, former pirate, and reclusive count with a knight's passion and honor burnt into him through a horrific past. Our heroine has been tormented by a cruel, drunkard stepfather and finds trusting a man to be difficult. Can our hero earn her trust and her love? An endearing, enjoyable read. Look forward to reading more by this author.

    25. Silly and overwroughtIf it can happen, it will happen in this book. The story careens like a like a chicken with its head cut off. At around 30%, I had had enough of the melodramatic absurdity and quit reading.

    26. I received the book for free through First Reads.This book surprised me, It was actually pretty decent. Elizabeth went thru a lot of suffering in the beginning of the book and by the end I was very happy(and relieved) for her and Donovon.

    27. I have fallen in love with this type of book. If you are into the old Celtic ways involving charms, spells and spirits, then this is the book for you. There is so much going on in this book you will never get bored and you feel like you know the characters.

    28. Good storyI enjoyed this story very much. This is an exciting story keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next thrill to happen and the how evil is taken care of justly.

    29. Thoroughly enjoyed it.It had romance,danger, evil beings alive and dead and you root for the hero and heroine and their supporting cast.Mystery and intriguing made for an enjoyable read. Especially enjoyed how it ended. There better be a sequel.

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