četvrtak, 13. travnja 2017.

Review/recenzija: Elizabeth Hoyt: Scandalous Desires/ U vučjoj jazbini



Recenziju na hrvatskom potražite ispod recenzije na engleskom 


Lovely. 
After reading the first two novels in Maiden Lane series, Wicked Intentions and Notorious Pleasures, I was wondering when we would read about Silence's story. There wasn't any doubt about who the right man for her would be, because we already knew Mickey was watching her form afar. The only question was what would be his move, and that's what we're here today. So here it is, Scandalous Desires. 



Sillence Hollingbrook is a young widow. A nice and kind lady that leads a quiet life, helping her brother take care of orphaned children. But she also raises Mary Darling, a little girl that was left oh her doorstep a year ago.
Then, one day, Mary Darling disappears. 
While trying to find her, Silence finds herself in a palace of the most notorious river pirate in London- Mickey O'Connor.
Micky gives her two choices: to stay in his house and take care of Mary Darling, or to never see the little girl again. 
But the pirate has no idea what has he got himself into. Silence is not amazed by his gold or his power or his orders. She's as stubborn as he is.
So, between the two of them, whish one will succumb to the will of the ther first?


Is it just me, or is this series getting better and better with every novel? When I first met Silence, I didn't really like her as a character. I thought she was too naive, an uninteresting prude.
Oh, did I change my mind!
Silence has now shown the depht of her personality, almost as much as Mickey. She has proven to be lievly and spirited. Most of all, very determined.
And Mickey? A big leader, big boss, big master. He has fallen under the spell of a beauty, proper and decent. 
Silence doesn't care about his money, and Mickey doesn't care about emotions. Together, they would have to find a way to change they lives for the better, learn to live, and learn to love.


Just like my inicial opinion on Silence, now the one about her brother Winter changes too. I've learned that Hoyt likes to introduce her characters by hiding them behind a mask, and doesn't show much of their real personality until we meet them in their own novel. The name Silnce was given to her to make us easily believe in her being so quiet and humble. I'm wondering if the same thing is supposed to happen with Winter... The next novel in this series is Winter's story so we'll take that mask off soon enough too...😉

Maiden Lane book series consistrs of 12 novels in total, so we still have a bunch of books to read, but those of you who have read at least one of them, what do you think? Leave your opinion bellow.


Rose  






Nakon prva dva nastavka iz serijala Maiden Lane, Opasnih namjera i Zabranjenih užitaka, zapitala sam se kada će na red napokon doći i povučena Silence. Dakako da nije bilo sumnje u to tko će se boriti za njenu naklonost, jer gusar ju je odavno već pratio iz prikrajka, a namjere su mu bile očigledne. Jedino je pitanje bilo kako će doći do svog cilja, a mi smo ovdje kako bismo upravo to prokomentirali. Danas čitamo U vučjoj jazbini.


Silence Hollingbrook obudovjela je nakon što joj je muž nestao na moru. Sama i u žalovanju, pomaže bratu voditi Dom za nezbrinutu djecu i odgaja Mary Darling, djevojčicu koja joj je ostavljena na kućnom pragu prije godinu dana.
Ali jednog dana, Mary Darling nestane.
Potraga za djetetom koju voli poput vlastite kćeri odvede ju u palaču Šarmantnog Mickeya i sukobi s njegovim ultimatumom: ako želi odgajati djevojčicu, Silence se mora preseliti u njegovu palaču.
Ali strašni gusar nema pojma da je upravo sam sebi zapečatio sudbinu. Mickey je naučen biti gazda, vođa, šef. A Silnce nije od onih koje baš puno drže do toga što on želi. 
Kad se sukobe dva tvrdoglava uma, koji će pobijediti?


Jel' se to meni čini ili knjige ove autorice postaju sve boljima? Na samom početku serijala, kad sam prvi puta srela Silencin lik, nije mi se baš previše svidjela. Djelovala mi je poput prevelike čistunke, bila je nekako previše naivna. U ovom nastavku to se promijenilo. Silence je pokazala dubinu svog karaktera, istinsku odlučnosti i živahnost ispod maske žene koja djeluje po pravilima. 
Isto kao i Mickey. Gusar sa žarom u očima i izgledom koji očarava pao je pod čarima žene koja nije nimalo oduševljena svim njegovim blagima i bogatstvima. 
Njih dvoje zajedničkim snagama uče kako steći hrabrosti i promijeniti ono najgore na sebi, kako biti uzorom i kako voljeti. 


Slično kao i moje prvotno mišljenje o Silence, tako se sada mijenja i ono o njezinu bratu Winteru. Naučila sam da Hoyt voli izgraditi neprobojne maske svojim likovima, a ne pušta nas da vidimo njihove prave karaktere sve dok ne dođe na red njihova knjiga. Silence je njeno ime nadjenuto kako bi nas, od početka njena pojavljivanja, navelo da lakše prihvatimo njen lik kao šutljiv, miran i ponizan. A kad ono...ispod površine leži čista suprotnost.
Hoće li se isto dogoditi i s njenim bratom Winterom? Sljedeći nastavak trebao bi biti posvećen njemu, tako da željno iščekujem skinuti i tu masku 😉

S ovim nastavkom ulazimo još dublje u priču koja u originalu ima 12 romana, a sve nas više zanima misterij o Duhu St.Gilesa. Mene je Znanje ovim serijalom osvojilo više nego ijednim drugim. Kakva su vaša dosadašnja iskustva?

 Rose ❤









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