The Hard Man

The Hard Man Jay Was a Threat to Her Way of Life Vicky had worked for ten years to support her ten year old twins and a stepson to hold onto the old home her own needs unfulfilled in the struggle When she thought

  • Title: The Hard Man
  • Author: Penny Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780373108978
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Jay Was a Threat to Her Way of Life Vicky had worked for ten years to support her ten year old twins and a stepson, to hold onto the old home her own needs unfulfilled in the struggle When she thought of the past it was with regret and a feeling of guilt for the foolishly casual yet devastating mistake that had led to her present situation Now Jay, a virtual stranger,Jay Was a Threat to Her Way of Life Vicky had worked for ten years to support her ten year old twins and a stepson, to hold onto the old home her own needs unfulfilled in the struggle When she thought of the past it was with regret and a feeling of guilt for the foolishly casual yet devastating mistake that had led to her present situation Now Jay, a virtual stranger, had brought her to life again, reminded her forcefully that she was a woman And Vicky was frightened of caring for him, of needing and wanting him

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    1. I was surprised by the title of this book, since it started out seeming like one of Jordan’s dull injured widow/nice guy books and I almost didn’t bother to finish it. But it turns out there’s an awesomely whack twist (not a spoiler, since we learn it fairly early) -- unbeknownst to either of them, Vicki‘s new border Jay is the man who had sex with her when she was drunk and fathered her twins ten years ago. Wow, you have to admire Jordan for finding ingenious ways to make it so her wido [...]

    2. Re The Hard Man - this is definitely a very uncomfortable book. It was uncomfortable to read 30 years ago and while dated in some ways, it is still extremely provocative today. PJ tackles the subject of date rape in this one and she explores things that are still hotly debated issues in our current era. Things like when is it too late or is it ever too late to say no to a sexual encounter - can consent to a sex act be withdrawn in midstream so to speak-- and if it is and the other party continue [...]

    3. This wasn't borderline rape. This WAS rape. If there is anything worse than rape, which there isn't, it's probably having to marry your rapist. There is not a drop of romance in that.

    4. This book might have scored higher but for a big pet peeve of mine. (view spoiler)[ At no point in the book does the hero tell the heroine he loves her. He says he wants her, wants her to love him, wants to marry her, wants to make a family with her but never actually says he loves her. Do I need to remind authors why I read romances again? I thought I already did that. :-) (hide spoiler)] I think I need to take a break from HPs as I'm starting having trouble with my willing suspension of disbel [...]

    5. Meh. Didn't do much for me. This is a story about a young widow trying to survive with her 9-yr-old twins, conceived in a very questionably consensual encounter when she was 18 (read: older man taking advantage of a very drunk teen and then going into full-on rape after the pain of penetration brings her back to herself and she tries to fight him off - he was apparently fairly rough at this point, refusing to stop). She also has a 14-year-old stepson she'd raised since infancy when an older wido [...]

    6. I don't want to hate it, but . . . well it did have some good parts but the H just bugs me and so does the h for that matter. Vicky was date raped when she was 18 and she got to walk away w/ twins. Later she married a widowed family friend in a MOC who later dies and leaves behind his 5 year old child. Vicky meets up w/ Jay about 10 years after her rape. Jay, the H, comes to stay at Vicky's place for a couple of weeks (she needed the money) while working on a job in the area. Then of course Vick [...]

    7. Well if you don't like rape in your story don't read this one! This "hero" takes the cake. Who the f wants to marry their rapist who ruined their lives well of course she should just love being treated like a whore because his girlfriend was a slut so the heroine had to suffer. And what is our fair hero doing while she is giving birth to twins of rape but f ing around with other women. While she is taking care and living with the shame he is f ing around. Really and she would want to marry this [...]

    8. Laine His mouth curled faintly. He knew quite well what she was angling for, but marriage wasn't among his plans for the future. Not now— perhaps not ever—and certainly not to a woman like Laine, who he knew quite well had other lovers beside himself. LOL MILLS AND BOON DUDES.LET ME GUESS, SHE'S ACTUALLY A VIRGIN.N, SHE IS HIS EVIL GF. THE HEROINE IS NOT A VIRGIN EITHER BUT THIS IS BECAUSE HE RAPED HER WHEN SHE WAS DRUNK YEARS AGO AND SHE HAD TWINS.I FEEL SOMEWHAT GUILTY FOR LAUGHING AT THA [...]

    9. One word Annoying. I read all the way through only for the hero to flip around the heroines emotions and feelings. He makes her fall in love with him and he dedicates himself to her children but where was his dedication of love? I never saw it if there was one. It ticked me off that this book was so good romantically wise but there was no love mentioned on the heroes part. WHATTHEHELL?

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