[BOOKS] ✫ A Love by Any Measure By Killian McRae – Sunkgirls.info

[BOOKS] ✫ A Love by Any Measure  By Killian McRae – Sunkgirls.info Wow Just WOW.Theoretically speaking, anybody in possession of a pen and paper can write, but just because you put ink on a page doesn t mean you are a writer I didn t know what to expect when I started this book, but I took a chance and all I could think after finishing was HOW IN THE H E DOUBLE L DID I NOT READ THIS SOONER I m seriously perplexed.For whatever reason, Killian McRae has been a rather elusive author to me in the Goodreads world and I am about to rectify that This was an utterly fantastic piece of Historical Fiction Romance and I most definitely consider it a favorite of mine and will probably read it multiple times over the next several years Her talent is so extraordinary that I am seriously in awe I went to bed last night with the most amazing Happily Ever After resting in the confines of my mind and my toes curled over in absolute glee This story is so beautiful.You basically have 3 main players in this book Miss Maeve O Connor, Lord August Grayson and Mr Owen Murphy The time is set in the mid 1800 s and takes place between Ireland, England and New England with a brief encounter into the West of the Americas And I devoured every single sentence.There were times that I was in love with August, hated August, back in love with August, wanted to KILL August, sort of liked August, understood August, didn t understand August, was ANGRY at August, only to fall head over heels back in LOVE with August It wa Believe me, I m sorry to sayI read a number of good reviews for this book and was so excited to read it Sadly, not at all what I was hoping It jumps right into the story, but became less engaging as I read The pacing was odd, moving too quickly to share a moment with the characters I wanted to be sad, angry, and in love with them but I wasn t able to connect enough to do so The only thing I know is that they re in love even though all they do is lie and manipulate each other and almost everyone else The biggest challenge for me is that neither Maeve nor August was likable or realistic, making it difficult for me to believe their love By the end, I almost hate August and not in a love to hate, Mr.Darcy style way He is so cruel and manipulative that even when viewing him through her loving eyes, all I see is an abusive, distant, controlling aristocrat that she willing 4.75 5 StarsI love you beyond rich, beyond poor, beyond lord and peasant, Anglican and Catholic, Irish and English Beyond any measure of time or wealth or ruin, I love you No greater truth has ever been spoken Lord August Grayson Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I don t even know how to begin this review So I ll start with the following I absolutely LOVED it Definitely one of the best HR stories I ve ever read I m actually sad the journey is over, but what a ride this was The love story between August and Maeve was both tragic and beautiful We get to see glimpses of their past, present and future The jumping back and forth between time periods was a little difficult to get use to, but the story it weaved was unbelievable It was one epic journey that leads to one heck of an ending The following may contain spoilersWe are all equal in the sight of God It is only in the eyes of man that we find the faults of this world within August Grayson August Grayson is an English Lord Maeve O Connor is an Irish peasant Their paths crossed one summer when they were just teenagers August s fat Wow, this book really took me by surprise I ve read romance stories than I could possibly name, but only a handful have been historical romances I generally don t gravitate towards them because the romance is so muted and tame compared to contemporary and paranormal romance books, but Killian McRae has proven me wrong with this beautiful story A Love by Any Measure was an emotion driven, passionate tale of forbidden love and the lengths one would go to in order to find their way back to it The tone for this book changes dramatically as the story plays out When we first meet Maeve and August, she s on the verge of losing the cottage she shares with her father and is desperate to keep it Enter August, once a childhood friend and now wealthy English landlord with an offer Maeve wants to refuse but can t An Irish peasant with few options at her disposal, she is to make herself available for his time precisely and frustratingly measured by the ticking clock when he sees fit, and they can stay in their meager home But the crass, crude, and admittedly alluring August who forces his way back into Maeve s life slowly lets down his walls We see Maeve and Augus A Love by any Measure is my first Killian McRae and I have to say, I really enjoyed it So much, that I had to take it to work with me so I could read a few pages during my breaks I always wanted to know what happens next The characters were charming and memorable, interesting and even witty Maeve O Connor is a respectable young lady that works hard for those she cares about She ll do anything to help her father and when they end up short on rent for their cottage, she does the only thing she could do Ask for help She meets with the owner of the cottage to try and get an extension, but he wants than that He wants her At first, I wasn t fond of the idea of her pay off her rent through a sexual way, but the author wrote it properly, so that it made it intriguing.August was a fantastic character Yes, he was a jerk for a good part of the book, but we found out his reasons He cared deeply for Maeve, it was obvious, at least most of the time But he went about things all wrong I guess, when you grow up a certain way, it s the only way you know One things I have to point out is the cover It was beautiful and unique and the material was so soft Almost like a plastic silicon It feels great.As for the storyline, I really enjoyed it, but at times was a little confused with the chapter time changes It would jump back and forth with som Quick Take Fans of sprawling, epic romances are bound to love this book I loved the emotional buildup of the first half, but had trouble buying into the plot developments of the second It s not for the impatient, nor for those who prefer that their main characters be without deep flaws and baggage But by golly, it s a fascinating story.Review I m kind of in awe of Killian McRae How she comes up with her book concepts, I don t know But she s definitely adept at taking a simple premise and making it into something epic She did it in her debut novel, 12.21.12 the title of which some give a clue about the topic Here in A Love by Any Measure, she takes the idea of a single bargain between two people, and slaps some legs on that puppy to take it across many years and many locations Don t be fooled by the fact that there s only a line or so at the end of the blurb above that hints at complex intrigue All told, this book is nothing if not epic.Having a basic familiarity with Irish history during the latter half of the 19th century, while not required, provides some a An Irish Lass An English Lord A Love That Overcomes All Boundaries August Grayson Has Secretly Dreamt Of The Girl Living On His Family S Irish Estate Since Childhoods Spent Together In Killarney Now A Proper Lord Of The British Empire, He Knows That Maeve Could Never Be Than Just A Distant Fantasy Still, If Only Maeve O Connor Owns Nothing In This World But Her Good Name, Which Proves Just Enough To Win A Proposal For A Marriage Of Convenience To A Good, Irish Lad Until The Wedding, However, She S In Dire Straits Rent On The Cottage She And Her Father Share Is Due, But There Simply Isn T The Money To Pay Driven To Desperation, Maeve Hopes Lord Grayson, Her Childhood Chum Turned Dashing English Rogue, Will Prove Lenient When She Comes Seeking Clemency The Temptation Presented Proves Too Much, And August Offers Maeve A Compromise Should She Permit Him Twice As Long On Each Succeeding Visit To Do Whatever He Wishes In Pursuit Of His Pleasure, He Will Consider Her Rent Paid Starting With A Mere Five Seconds, Pulses Soon Out Race The Ticking Clock, As August S Desires Become Maeve S Own Passion Blinds Them To The Challenges Closing In On Both The Irish And English Fronts, Threatening To Destroy The Love They Ve Discovered Working To Bridge That Which Divides Them, Tempting Fate With Each Stolen Kiss, And Torn Between Desire And Obligation, Maeve And August Must Strive To Overcome All And Find A Love By Any Measure 2.5 starsThis was an enjoyable read, but I had too many issues with it to rate a full 3 stars The book feels quite uneven between the first and second halves and several contrivances irritated me There is a Big Ol Useless Mis Of The Worst Sort in here my least favorite device so it must be punished with half point loss Otherwise, I enjoyed the tropes and several elements of the story, yet for e CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFWhat can I say about A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae It s a beautiful, emotional rollercoaster ride that takes readers on a journey they will never forget It s a lovely story that transports readers back in time It s a romance novel about a love that runs deep and true, but isn t accepted by society It s about the obstacles that two people must overcome and the unforgivable circumstances they must forgive in order to be together It s a breathtaking, jaw dropping story that needs to be read by everyone.This story made me laugh, cry, and SCREAM Yes, scream There were times when I was so frustrated with the hero that I wanted to punch someone in the face Luckily for my boyfriend, I refrained That may sound like a bad thing, but it s not I love books that make me feel every emotion Books t I wanted to like this book, I really did The problem was that I couldn t find anything to like about the two main characters All those ideas of love being patient and kind, those do not apply in this book Our couple demonstrates their love through blackmail, emotional torment, jealousy, disloyalty, and sexual manipulation We are meant to believe that pure and upstanding Maeve is only led to the dark side because of her inability to resist August, but all I could think was that pure and upstanding gals do not agree to sexual blackmail, they find another way to make things work We are also meant to believe that August is damaged by his childhood and that his Daddy issues have made him the hardened man he is I felt like his actions were childish and ridiculous, from hot to cold in the blink of an eye I love historical fiction and when I read the premise I was so excited Having read the book I would file it under Romance, but not romantic Romance There is descr

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