GAY - recomm http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2545.Best_Gay_Polyamorous_Romance#6370 181 http://www.goodreads.
com/list/show/4731.Best_Gay_Alpha_Males#6370181 Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson. Oh, what can I say about Kit's grovel except that he deserved to suffer and indeed, he did suffer for quite a while. In this book, the hero, Kit, thought that the heroine, Nora, betrayed him so he proceeded to make her suffer. He verbally taunted her right after their wedding night and many times after. He arranged his mistress to live with them and make it where the heroine would catch them in bed together. The heroine grew from a mousy slip of a girl to one that made him beg on his knees (literally). Even after he found out his mistakes and begged the heroine to forgive him, she shunned him. She refused to talk to him and was indifferent to him. She made him work for his redemption for months before finally, after witnesses something very sweet that the hero did, forgave him. But you can tell that the hero suffered, physically and mentally. The groveling really saved his book. Simply Love by Catherine Anderson. The hero wanted the heroine for a mistress so he arranged for her father and brother to be arrested so that she had no one to turn to except him. She's really naive and innocent and didn't realize what it would mean for her to move in with him. He tried to seduce her but because of her innocence, was rebuffed everytime. He grew to love her and actually married her but then she found out about his treachery. He groveled so much. He even worked in the mine with her father and brother to gain her love again. It took many weeks, even months, for her to soften up to him. Finally at the end he was so desperate and thought that she was leaving him that he confessed his love for her. It was really touching. These are the two books where hero did something so unforgivable but because of his groveling, redeemed himself. My pet peeve is when the heroine forgives way too easily.
Lost in Love by Michelle Reid this summer after reading some blogs on Amazon. I think it was the only time that I have read a book where the H cheated and I felt ok with the h forgiving him. It was interesting how the story is told as a flash back. I think that it makes the reader a little more understanding to the characters. I'm not saying that I think that the book had the best H ever but at least I felt that he realized that he made a huge mistake and was sorry, not just sorry for being caught. SEP's Kiss an Angel. The h literally brought the poor (proud) H to his knees. Loved it. The Ultimate Betrayal by Michelle Reid, Reason to Believe by Kathleen Eagle, A Perfect Marriage by Laurie Bright, and Some Enchanted Season by Marilyn Pappano all have really good scenes where the couple really recommits to each other
Heroine found out about the bet and the fact that h called her "peahen" to his friends. An HP groveling rec: Baby of Shame by Julia James. h fell in an instant brain-numbing lust/love for H & had sex with him before she could talk to him about her dad's failing business. I never felt he groveled enough. Heroine was too emotionally weak. I feel he did love her and was humbled by that love at the end. He groveled for many days and it took several weeks for her to forgive him. And only when he accidentally whipped her was when he was remotely kind. that h has been neglecting their son b/c of her drug use & selfishness. causing hero to mistrust her more so. he thought that she was unfaithful to him. In the next 5 yrs. He was emotionally abusive and distrusting. His exmistress outed the bet in the newspaper by drawing malicious caricatures of heroine. it was pretty good. her dad just died.
. but I didn't like the H. he's loved heroine since he was young but because of his distrusting and jealous nature. He was an a** and I feel the h should not be forgiven him. (feeling sorry for her yet?) Enter H. her father's business closed down & she had to support him b/c he had a heart attack(?) soon after. even though he probably didn't sleep with the OW. Though he did grovel for a bit. Though groveling is not as emotionally charged as Simply Love or Lady Gallant. wouldn't give her the time of day to explain herself. I love reading the redemption that he went through to earn back her love. & wanted nothing to do with her. who informed him about his son's existence. But that's just me.I'd definitely agree with you there. I think it's just me.. Heroine is not classically beautiful but many men likes her and flocks aorund her.major groveling! It was good too. h became burned out & malnourished. Violet Winspear. however. He also readily believed the social worker. & she got hit by a car. the Child of Judas. social services threated to take her son away from her.A Question of Pride by MR cheated. Dark Wager by Mary Spencer. I also love that Nora was very strong and actually stopped loving Kit after his cruelty.. Right before H sees her again. I'm vindictive like that... Thing is. H made a bet with his friends (and therefore the ton) that he would get his "peahen" wife pregnate and leave her there on his estate. When he accidentally found out she was representing her dad's company. h had the burden of supporting her ailing & emotionally unavailable father & a baby.
Love Pound Puppies: I agree that Kit was cruel and horrid to Nora and that he doesn't deserve her. She was extremely hurt and heartbroken. H quickly ASSumed the worst.. I would've loved it if she did leave him for a period of time. In Kiss An Angel.who thought h used sex during their 1-night stand to drum up business for her dad & had been angry & bitter with her & all womankind for 5 years. When H realized how wrong he was. I'm not just talking about the part where he wanted her to have an abortion but throughout the whole book. As a result. Even on his knees.
. But I would not be able to forgive the hero in the original. and you get the feeling that she would have taken him up on it in time had the H not returned to sweep her off her feet. that's me!!!)
other. make sure you read the revised version where she's rewritten a crucial scene!!!! (Though as I wrote in another review. the rewritten version is just not as believable as the original. because while the broody ill tempered H is sailing alone on his boat. the h is partying in Athens and having a fabulous time Michelle Reid's Eye of Heaven and Mistress Bride have pretty good "grovels" by the H.in which the h. as opposed to a huge betrayal of trust and "near" adultery. Just never happy. having had a miscarriage and been abandoned by the H. This was a refreshing change. The Lover by Nicole Jordan has a great grovel by the H after the h leaves him for his activity with his former mistress and lack of trust. If you're adamantly opposed to total adultery. however. takes off with his very attractive younger brother who is mad keen to have an affair with her.