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You know what you're going to get with a Radclyffe novel; some books are better than others but there are some things you can count on. The butch half of the couple will be one of the better human beings ever to stride the earth. This is a woman who is almost always heavy on certain masculine characteristics but with the descriptive terms used in this book would challenge the machismo of an MMA fighter. The femme side of the couple will be confused about either her sexuality or the character of her prospective partner. Both aspiring lovers are scarred by their pasts and they both have probably trusted too easily and/or loved too much. There are some high points and the setting is rugged and beautiful; a small town in rural Vermont, although I suppose rural Vermont is a redundant phrase. I'm unsure about a recommendation here, if you happen to be a fan of hers you'll probably like it, if you're a Radclyffe virgin I would suggest another selection like Against Doctors Orders, Wild Shores, or the Lonely Hearts Club.
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Where does Desire by Starlight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
First off I am crazy about Radclyffe, and love her books, So just sticking with her books:Her Triple powered series of the Providence Tales, Her Honor Series, and her Justice Series are hard to beat, add in her First Responders, Her New Doctors Series, Her Old Doctors series i.e. Turn Back Time etc, She just has so many books, that crossover into different universes. Take this one, One of the charterer was Blare's best friend from the Honor series. It has nothing to do with the Honor series, it's just a continuity thing. So ranking is hard, Of all those series books listed, not to mention stand alone's, Some are better than others, It would be way below the stand along Secret in the Stone, But above the (I just went blank) so I have no Idea what to put it above. I know its lower than all the Providence Tales and about 3/4 of the Justice books, All the First Responders, And All her New Doctors Series -the one with the family of doctors taking over the hospital in the country and where the ER head fall for the woman send down to hacket the hospital but ends up saving it and taking over the administration of it. (I just spoiled the whole story so it's just as well that I didn't give a title.) Boy this is a hard question.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Desire by Starlight?
When they make love for the first time before they really know each other's secrets, and they just do it anyway because the draw is there, and they just feel something for each other without really knowing the other person well.
Which scene was your favorite?
I like the truth scene when Holt finally tells her-her big secret and well she isn't that surprised or upset, she just tries to make Holt see that it is what she did wasn't so awful, that the reasons why she did it were really for love of her father and brother, not because she hated them.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Liars we tell ourselves, are far worse than the truth.
Any additional comments?
I gave this 4 out of 5 stars because, first I hold Radclyffe to this really high standard in my head, so for anyone else it would have been a 5, but for her, it just wasn't a 5 from her, it just missed that mark of awesome I am so use to from her. I am not saying it isn't good, it is. It is a very good romance novel. But there is just a spark missing for me that would make it Awesome. I still love Radclyffe, and continue to worship her books, as I have done for going on 15 plus years. I am a huge fan. And this is a good book.
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