Read & download ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Jean HackensmithNity to get to know what kind of man he is and to see that he s a gentleman which helped to begin building that all important trust in their relationship Even before he knows about the rape Marc is incredibly nderstanding and patient with Kaitlyn when she doesn t want to be touched or kissed He sensed from the beginning that someone had hurt her but his initial speculation didn t even come close to the reality of what happened Once she finally tells him about the rape he
doesn t run the other way like she fully expects Instead hist run the other way like she fully expects Instead his and patience continues only with a different focus He gently pushes her bit by bit to face her fears and exhibits a iet confidence that she can eventually overcome them if she ll just let him help her Every time she doubts herself he s there determinedly saying it will happen someday He simply refuses to give p on her and has faith in her ability to start living a normal life again Each time Kaitlyn reveals some new detail about what happened to her Marc sometimes doubts his own ability To Handle The Horror handle the horror it all but he finally realizes that Kaitlyn is the one who experienced it first hand and if she could live through it he certainly can too When he started trying to get Kaitlyn to allow him to touch her intimately I loved the sweet litany of things he said to her each time things like I love you I m not going to hurt you If it s than you can handle just tell me to stop or I just want to love you He s always true to his word too never trying to go further than she s willing and gradually getting her sed to one thing before going a little bit further That s not to say Marc is perfect though In fact there were a couple of times he did things that made me want to slap him silly but I think that these foibles helped to show he was a real person Just like most people he had a breaking point that he d finally reached As and time passes and it seems like they re making little progress Marc starts to get frustrated with Kaitlyn at times especially when he feels like she s not trying He also gets angry although initially he s angry at the situation than at her However that anger eventually begins to bubble over ntil they have a huge fight about making love At this point Marc s faith wavers and he begins to believe it s never going to happen I may not have agreed with a couple of the things Marc did to try to alleviate his frustrations but strangely enough I still Bijoux en origami understood where he was coming from He wasn t Superman He was just an ordinary guy with feelings and passions of his own that weren t being met Despite a few missteps overall I felt that Marc was an incredible man who completely andtterly devoted himself to Kaitlyn He loved her The Hokku or Epigram Versus of Basho unconditionally when she had a hard time loving herself which is difficult for any person to do andltimately that love won out over the pain of her pastReaders who are easily frustrated might have a hard time with this book I think perhaps because it s based on a true story it does feel real than perhaps your average romance does Most romance novels focus on building a romanticized version of love that often forgets the day to day struggles and Kaitlyn and Marc without a doubt have a tremendous struggle on their hands that goes far above and beyond what the average couple has to face When Kaitlyn first meets Marc she has a
#very warped sense #warped sense a man s desires and truly believes that his penis is nothing than a weapon to be Prison Ramen used to dominate and degrade a woman Marc definitely has his work cut out for him right from the start Her fears are so deep seated and incredibly intense as to feel insurmountable andite frankly that s what she thinks Many times Kaitlyn tters the ph. Ts Marc Campbell He is different He's kind gentle nderstanding and he loves her He is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Kaitlyn that she can put the rape behind her and live and love againBut is it even possible Can such a brutal act of violence and betrayal ever tr. I liked this book well enough although I found that the dialogue tended toward the melodramatic at times and this was distracting MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING FOR GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF RAPE I found that I had to skim some of those sections Reviewed for THC ReviewsI can t recall for sure where I first heard about Tender Persuasion but I think it might have been a few years back when I was still active on the discussion boards If I remember correctly it was a thread in which someone was asking for romance titles with the theme of a heroine overcoming rape and this book was recommended by another person on the discussion I thought it sounded very interesting so I immediately added it to my TBR list Fast forward about five years and during that time I heard nothing about it from anyone else even though I joined GoodReads and have been obsessively sharing book ideas In fact there aren t even any ratings or reviews for Tender Persuasion on either GoodReads I guess mine will have the honor of being the first or even though it was first published over a decade ago which leads me to believe that it s a book few have even heard about It was always still there in the back of my mind to read it and this month I decided to try back of my mind to read it and this month I decided to try get my hands on a copy to finally check it out Unfortunately the only way I could get one was by purchasing it After being burned one too many times I don t normally pay full price for an ntried author but I decided to take a chance All I can say it that I was very glad I did It definitely did not disappoint and I m thrilled about that one person years ago recommending it It s certainly a hidden gem of a romance and I wouldn t hesitate to pass on the
Recommendation To Anyone Who Likes Heartrendingly Emotional Stories Of Trueto anyone who likes heartrendingly emotional stories of true lasting love Tender Persuasion is far than a mere romance though It is based on the true story of a woman who the author personally knows This woman who is known as Kaitlyn in the story was brutally raped multiple times and in multiple ways over
#the course of #course of eight hours she spent with her attacker The monster also cut her forty two times leaving her with an eual amount of scars all over her body The fact that she even survived is a miracle and a testament to this woman s courage and determination However her scars went far deeper than just the surface She was so mired in fear that I don t think she even recognized the depth of her own inner strength Much like soldiers who can t bring themselves to speak of their experiences during wartime Kaitlyn was nable to talk to anyone in than a cursory way about what happened to her As a result despite having a loving family she was mostly alone in her pain The Beast on the Brink until Marc the man of her dreams came along Kaitlyn s sister Billie described her as having been a loving passionate woman before the rape but after that part of her got buried She may have survived but she s not really been living Unfortunately her fianc didn t know how to deal with that and left her three months after the rape Throughout the five years since then Kaitlyn has avoided men like the plague She s too afraid to initiate any kind of a relationship with a man because shenderstandably can t bear the thought of being touched by any man much less making love to one Until Marc she d resigned herself to a celibate life alone but he refuses to allow her to hide herself awayWhen Marc shows p in the story he s pretty much every woman s dream man and it s easy to see why Kaitlyn eventually gave into his charms He does have to push her a bit but it was obviously necessary in order for him to convince her to go out with him Otherwise she probably wouldn t have given him a chance Dating him gives her a opportu. Kaitlyn Emberland was brutally raped five years ago She almost died and her assailant left behind forty two scars to remind her of their encounter She will never trust a man again She will never love again The mere thought of a man's touch makes her skin crawl and then she mee. .
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Impatient Readers Exasperated With Her But Ireaders exasperated with her but I it s necessary to convey the level of patience Marc had to exhibit to help her overcome her fears At the same time she s incredibly stubborn which sometimes works against her but which I think was ltimately responsible not only for her surviving the attack in the first place but for her finally conuering her Fears And Going Far and going far anything she or those who love her ever dreamed possible for herI loved Kaitlyn s family They are all very supportive of her and Tethered to the World (A Phantom Touched understanding of how the rape affected her Because they want the best for her they see the same thing Marc sees that she s been living half a life They desperately want her to be able to love someone and they all love Marc and see him as her best chance for happiness Sometimes I think they see how much he loves and adores her when she doesn t fully comprehend it I particularly liked her dad As the only man Kaitlyn will allow near her I felt he was in aniue position to help her and he does than once First I had to give him major points for respecting Kaitlyn s privacy and not revealing everything to Marc even though Marc asked him a point blank Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex uestion about what happened to her after she finally dropped the bombshell on him that she was raped but didn t give him any details Her dad simply said that Marc would have to ask her about that because it was her call on how much to reveal and when I couldn t help thinking Yes finally an author who doesn t allow a secondary character to reveal personal things about a main character This phenomena in romance nearly always disappoints and frustrates me because all I see is a missed opportunity for emotional intimacy between the hero and heroine I also loved the little talk Kaitlyn s dad had with her gently encouraging her to go stay with Marc at his cabin and give him a chance to prove himself even though it was awkward for him since he was basically giving his blessing knowing they were most likely going to become intimate It was like he knew what she needed and what was best for her even though she didn tOverall Tender Persuasion was a wonderful book but despite my five star rating it wasn t 100% perfect The first few chapters were lacking introspection which somewhat stunted the emotion I was expecting to feel right out of the gate However looking at it in hindsight perhaps this was a stroke of genius because it did play into the sense of Kaitlyn being closed off from the world as a whole and men in particular Without a doubt it does improve as the relationship develops That being the case I d say that the most noticeable weakness is the author s penchant for repetition There was an overabundance of shrugging sighing and a few other character actions that needed a good edit Normally I would knock off a half star for small but slightly annoying deficiencies like this but Tender Persuasion kept me so engaged and was such antterly beautiful story of true deep and lasting love in its purest form that I was able to overlook its minor shortcomings and couldn t help giving it the full five Knowing that a real life couple actually lived out these events and found their HEA too only made it that much inspiring and compelling This story certainly took me on a roller coater ride of emotions but it was so completely worth it I cannot recommend this book highly enough and will definitely be checking out Jean Hackensmith s other workNote As a warning to sensitive readers this book contains some fairly graphic flashback dream seuences of events that occurred during the rape They re The Forked Tongue Revisited usually no than a page or two long but the brutality of it can evoke some very intense emotion. Uly be overcome Kaitlyn has her doubts but with the commencement of Marc's treatment even she begins to believe that she may one day enjoy the physical side of love again an act that now makes her heart pound with soul shaking terror and a goal that Marc is determined to attai.