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Jonathan McGuire Was Infuriating Though Tory Was Determined Not To Let Him Have It All His Own Way, He Refused To Drop His Guard Or His First Impression Of Her As A Ruthless Woman Of The WorldThen Jonathan S Sudden Interest In Her Caught Her By Surprise But She Couldn T Let Herself Respond To The Sensual Man She Sensed Lay Beneath Jonathan S Arrogant Exterior Because, Despite Jonathan S Less Than Favorable Opinion Of Her, Tory Was Actually Still A Virgin, And Not Equipped To Play His Sophisticated Game Weird characters, weird story, weird ending Don t like it. Location The Isle of ManThe H was a total ass I don t understand how the h fell for him Ok, he appeared to be a great kisser, but when his mouth wasn t kissing, it was insulting Tory The H had daddy issues once he learned the truth about his parentage He had a hard time dealing with the changes and decided to get away from it all What he didn t count on was finding a woman that would push his buttons Tory was sweet, but her outgoing personality and her curiosity about him put him on the defensive Tory found the H attractive but she wasn t putting up with his crap She countered his nasty with her own witty banter, putting him in his place quite a few times While I liked the book, the H annoyed the hell out of me Especially after I learned why he was acting like such a douche For a thirty three year old man, he acted like a thirteen year old through most of the book This is the reason I gave the book three stars The H was not worthy. I admit I picked up this book because I was tantalized by the title and had hoped that the aforementioned virgin was the hero because I ve grown weary of heroes who have screwed half of the Eastern seaboard and most of the French Riviera and doesn t hesitate to screw the heroine without protection That s just bad manners Why is it the heroine who s always the virgin I can write a whole book on that alone There s something about virginity that s always guaranteed to thaw the hero s cold heart and bitter cynicism that all women are whores, except this one good one with a pure heart and a unicorn vagina Virginity separates the whores from the whore nots That s in the Bible or something Trust.Tory Buchanan is asked by her friend, the famous actress Madison Famous Actress, to pick up her brother Jonathan Mcguire, an American, from the airport He will be staying on a holiday at Madison s house on the Isle of Man for some RR, which Tory thinks is weird because it happens to be during the Tourist Trophy races, or TT, this annual gigantic biker rally, so the island wouldn t be ideal for peace and relaxation Tory is immediately attracted to Jonathan, but she might as well have been chewed up gum stuck on the bottom of his shoe because that s basically how he treats her from the get go He is cold, rude, and not at all grateful that Tory took the time out of her day to pick him up from the airport when she didn t have to, though she tries to stay pleasant to him because he s her friend Madison s brother though if he were ugly, I doubt she would have tried as hard Tory drops him off at Madison s house and hopes never to see him again, but her farm folk parents invite him to Sunday lunch, much to Tory s horror Afterwards, her father suggests that she take out Jonathan on her bike to see the races, so Tory decides to give Jonathan a bit of a payback by showing him she s hell on wheels and he barfs Hilarious Thus begins their awkward courtship of hanging out, Jonathan getting offended and pissed off, pushing Tory away, and Tory running off or Jonathan storming off Lather, rinse, repeat.Jonathan is a broody, pissy guy and boy, has he got a chip on his shoulder This is a sequel to the bookBound by Contract,the aftermath of which he is currently dealing with his half sister and half brother are now married Yeah, talk about awkward family reunions Don t worry, there s no incest stuff going on, just some Hollywood circle jerk fuckery, which is quite common, from what E True Hollywood Story tells us He s also the only non famous member of his family his mom is a famous actress, his half sister is an Oscar winning actress, his half brother is an Oscar winning director, his dad was a critically acclaimed director and he s, like, just some guy All right, he runs a bunch of successful casinos, but what he really wants to do is compose music, because he s artistic, too, okay He likes being alone with his guitar sometimes and just write music They don t have words to them because words are dumb and he s got something against pop songs, like the kind of stuff that pop singer Victory Canan warbles on the radio.And Victory Canan turns out to be Tory s alter ego Imagine that Our heroine, a humble farm girl who is also a kickass motorcross racer, just happens to be a super famous Sparkle pony Rockstar, too I wouldn t be surprised if she were also a member of a super secret girl ninja team for the MI6 When Tory walks in on Jonathan playing on his guitar forlornly, she is really impressed with his skills, but he thinks she s spying on him and proceeds to berate her She tells him she thinks he s great, but he sneers at her and mocks her, asking what the hell does she know about music DOUCHEBAG When they go out for a night on the village, Tory gets recognized by the townsfolk and the live band playing at the village shindig asks her to get on stage and that s when Jonathan realizes that she s the pop star Victory Canan Jonathan s like, ugh, she must have been making fun of my music and leaves her in the middle of the village to make her own way home in the middle of a giant biker convention What a gentleman this guy is To make matters worse, Tory has a ratbag ex boyfriend she s been trying to escape for the last few months and he s becoming a real pain in the ass He s been her manager for five years and had recently asked her to marry him naturally, his name is Rupert because that s the perfect name for a ratbag , but on the very night he asked Tory to marry him, Tory discovered he was in bed with another woman She fled to the Isle of Man, where she grew up, to be with her parents and to gets some RR before a big tour, but Rupert has been unrelenting with his calls for Tory to return to London When Tory is featured on the newspaper for her impromptu concert, Rupert is pissed off, but especially because Tory was apparently with some tall, dark, mystery man who was obviously Jonathan Jonathan hates all press, having to deal with all that crap due of his famous family, so he doesn t appreciate being dragged into all of this because of Tory Ugh, Jonathan is such a sourpuss It must get so exhausting to be so gloomy all the time Anyway, Rupert rushes over to the Isle of Man because he s worried that Tory is canoodling with some mystery man and he d lose his meal ticket, so he slimes all over Tory, which causes Jonathan to get super jealous and think Tory is the biggest whore Jonathan s like, bye, I don t need this drama Tory gets super sad And then Tory finds out that her famous actress friend Madison set up this whole thing because she was tired of seeing her sadsack brother being such a sourpuss all of the time and thought he would make a good match with Tory since they could make music together, literally If I were Tory, I would have gone after Madison and set her on fire for putting me through some shit, but whatever That s just me and I m kind of a bitch Like it s Tory s responsibility to fix her emo brother who is a grown ass man The woman has her own career to worry about She s a superstar in her own right, damn it She doesn t want to be some dippity pop star any She wants to do serious music She s looking for new sound She s not just some farm girl on some lonely British isle tending to ewe and pigs or whatever Seriously, Madison has some for real boundary issues.This book was kind of chore to read through because the hero was so emo and not even in a fun way He s just so self pitying Oh, boo hoo, my brother and sister got married to each other. Big deal Sack up, Jonathan Okay, so he finds out when he turned 18 that the guy he thought was his dad was not his dad at all and that his real dad died before he was even born, so he ll never get the chance to get to know him and the guy that his sister just married turns out to be his half brother All right, so that might mess up a guy a little, but get over it, guy What about the man who raised you from babyhood and treated you as his own son from the get go Ugh, Jonathan was just a tough guy to like This book would have been unbearable, had it not been for the heroine She s tough, smart, and decisive Also, spoiler alert, she stays a virgin, so what does her virginity even have to do with anything Oh, because all pop stars are whores, except for Tory Got it. Didn t really do it for me at all this story Jonathan was such a moody sod I don t know why she put up with it So he had issues about his father.too much and yet not enough was made of it Was there a story for Gideon and Madison that would add to this story It really needed it Not enough oomph Very disappointing. Virginity is meant to be a secret damn it Girls do not run around wearing boards around their neck that they are virgins Anyway, that s a rather inconsequential fact in the story.The hero is a sulking brat with daddy, step daddy issues Nothing sinister, just an identity crisis He also has too many popular movie stars in the family and he happens to be the only non star Comes to the heroine s town to do some soul searching Hero es sister and the heroine are buddies.The heroine is also a star, she is a pop musician Wants to escape the fame and madness and settle for a quaint musical career Comes home to do some soul searching too.In the middle of all the soul searching, the two spend a week together Kiss a little, bicker a little He is permanently on yelling mode She deals well with him though.When the hero starts lamenting about his daddy issues, the girl betters his tale She has both mommy and daddy issues So big deal Err, her issue is that she doesn t know who her real parents are and that she is adopted A switch is turned on in the hero es brain and he realizes that his problems are not such a big deal at all.End of story, he claims love at first sight She proposes marriage by offering to have lunch with him everyday of her life HEA.Rather hotch potch writing Could not empathize with the problems the leads claimed to face Nothing spectacular in the tale. An author I have always loved.A decent read But to describe the hero in his own words, self absorbed, arrogant, judgemental, temperamental are but a few of the adjectives to describe him. BLAND..that s the word that came into my mind after finishing this one The story had some some substance but it wasn t good enough Typical Mortimer book.AND I don t understand the reason for the title at all..all in all it left me feeling irritated The guy is a rude, entitled pig who treats you like dirt but you are still running after him Thank u, next. A lukewarm to cold, outdated, with too much decorum rules story.Dull, boring and too british for my taste.It could have been a victorian romance.It reminds me so much of the 19th century mentality.