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The Colour of Desire [KINDLE] ✿ The Colour of Desire By Emma Darcy – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Colour Of Desire by Emma Darcy released on Jun , is available now for purchase The Colour of Desire by Emma Darcy released on Jun ,is available now for purchase.


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  1. StMargarets StMargarets says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Wow this was really good and unexpected The story opens with a very strong willed nun bundling her violin and her prize student off to an audition The heroine, an orphan who was raised at the convent and now teaches music, has a beautiful voice, but she is crippled and can t see how her mangled legs would ever hold her up for an entire opera nor could she ever dance in a musical The nun will not listen and gives the heroine a lecture about power and using her talents The heroine is aske Wow this was really good and unexpected The story opens with a very strong willed nun bundling her violin and her prize student off to an audition The heroine, an orphan who was raised at the convent and now teaches music, has a beautiful voice, but she is crippled and can t see how her mangled legs would ever hold her up for an entire opera nor could she ever dance in a musical The nun will not listen and gives the heroine a lecture about power and using her talents The heroine is asked to sing before the matinee production of a popular musical for the composer of that musical The nun accompanies her on her violin and it is a thing of beauty.The composer, our hero, waits until they are in his office before he launches into a tirade He refuses to help the heroine and he is angry with the nun The heroine begins to understand that the nun also raised the hero at the convent and taught him everything she knew about music The nun thinks he s throwing his talent away for fame and fortune The hero rages The nun cries The hero brings up Lorna Doone a book the nun read to him as a boy while he was in the hospital during his eye surgeries The hero can now see, but must wear dark glasses The h and the nun leave, but before they can get into the car, the hero changes his mind.The heroine is to live with him at his mansion outside of London and she will get musical training and in turn, she will sing for him whenever he wants her to The heroine is greeted at the mansion by an OW, his leading lady who has been sleeping with the hero He is throwing the OW out so he can compose An opera not sure if that is the right musical term Based on Lorna Doone The OW is such a drama queen that she slaps the heroine, pulls her hair out of her bun, and rips her blouse The heroine slaps her back, but her dodgy legs make her lose her balance Luckily the hero walks in and puts the OW in her place.He immediately takes in the h s cloud of red hair and decrees she should always wear it down The hero mentions dancing lessons as part of her training and the heroine explains about her legs The hero is livid with the nun for foisting a singer who can t be in one of his light musicals on to him, and he tells the heroine to never utter the nun s name again The heroine is upset by the OW s behavior and the hero s anger and decides she should leave in the morning But the housekeeper is kind and the heroine has a hot bath and bed In the middle of the night the H shows up in her room and demands to see her legs The heroine is terrified The hero eventually realizes he is scaring her and starts to talk about himself and his past and his ambitions The heroine realizes she doesn t need to be afraid of him and she feels the stirring of desire.The next day, she and the H go to the snobby French voice instructor The heroine is heartened to know that she gave the OW a black eye and the understudy has to play her role for the next few days On that feeling of victory, the heroine wins over the skeptical voice instructor She begins her training and practices hard The housekeeper, butler, maids and gardeners all pause to listen to her sing when they can As time goes on, they openly show their support for her This part was so cute.The hero, meanwhile, has been working on his opera He begins with the villain s longing for Lorna Doone but can t get past it Heroine realizes it s because she is his Lorna Doone and if he can t have her sexually then he ll be stuck in the villain s point of view This is one of the most original excuses to get a woman in bed I ve heard in a while They begin a sexual relationship and it s great The hero is inspired, the heroine is in love, but realizes this isn t going to be a long term thing The housekeeper pulls her aside and mentions birth control The heroine is far from insulted She s happy someone is looking out for her The H h have a tiff when the hero wants her to sing a song he just wrote and she is in the middle of one of her voice exercises She stands up for herself and won t drop everything The hero is angry, storms off, but eventually sends a conciliatory message through the butler The butler tells her to have a cup of tea before she goes to sing Seems the hired help want the heroine to stand up to him The hero has decided they should get married for the publicity He will have the heroine do the studio album and someone else can be Lorna Doone on stage He wants to control her public debut, so he tells her vocal instructor that she won t be entering a competition in a few months The heroine had decided to marry the hero even though she wasn t sure of his motives She loves him and thought she could make the best of it But now that he s tried to take over her entire career, she has second thoughts She decides to stay with him until he s finished the opera and then she ll leave with her vocal instructor to stay at her farm house in France After recording the final song, the hero is astonished and angry when she leaves him Even though she s taken control of her life, the heroine just mopes around the farmhouse and doesn t practice The hero finds her a month later He wants her and to prove it, he s destroyed all the tapes and the score of his opera Heroine realizes he does love her They marry in a few days and send the nun a letter with news of their marriage.When they return to England for the heroine to prepare for the competition, they stop by the convent to see the nun Unfortunately, she died right after reading their letter but fortunately, the housekeeper sent her the score of the opera and a tape of the heroine singing all of his songs before the H could destroy all the copies HEAThis has a strong Mary Burchell opera story vibe the crazy diva OW, the tortured artist, the sweet ing nue heroine But the nun was fun twist as were the benevolent servants and the helpful vocal instructor I really liked that the hero was attracted to the heroine even without a big make over In fact, she leaves in the same suit she arrived in She was too busy singing to go shopping I couldn t go with five stars because the hero really did have anger issues The heroine learned to stand up to him, but he would be exhausting to be around The idea of being crippled or less than perfect was difficult to swallow Especially since the heroine had a beautiful voice, which had nothing to do with her legs Thankfully, the vocal instructor had a healthier attitude than the heroine The hero, to his credit, thought she was beautiful the way she was and being crippled didn t stop them from having an active sex life She can walk after intensive physical therapy and several surgeries but her legs tire easily


  2. Debbie DiFiore Debbie DiFiore says:

    I loved this book I loved the h and her compassion and love and I even liked Mr Dramatic the OTT hero of the book It was a Cinderella story with a dark prince and I thought it was unique I wish we would have had an epilogue The scene at the farm was just too much but I still give it five stars Simply because of Sister Cecily and the ending I went to a convent when I was 18 but I had met my future husband that last half of high school and I didn t stay I lasted a week Lol Came home and I loved this book I loved the h and her compassion and love and I even liked Mr Dramatic the OTT hero of the book It was a Cinderella story with a dark prince and I thought it was unique I wish we would have had an epilogue The scene at the farm was just too much but I still give it five stars Simply because of Sister Cecily and the ending I went to a convent when I was 18 but I had met my future husband that last half of high school and I didn t stay I lasted a week Lol Came home and got married I went to parochial school and I had Sister Mary Boniface but she was my Sister Cecily She was the librarian and encouraged my love of reading and opened many doors for me I cried at the end for Sister Cecily and Sister Mary Boniface Great book in my opinion but not everyone s cup of tea yet perfect for a 1970s HP junkie Love the angst


  3. Kiki Kiki says:

    Note to self 1 Marriage for publicity strike one2 Heroine as OW s replacement strike two 3 Controlling her career which is no longer alpha but a weakling of a man manipulating his woman move strike three.And we re out


  4. Aou Aou says:

    It was very good and I like that h had a stainless steel backbone Just some assumptions of the h was annoyed me even if I am a feminist, I found it a little bit strained But Ms Darcy put together at the end.


  5. seton seton says:

    Genre Category RomanceSetting Britain21 yr old singing progeny meets 32 yr old millionaire composer of musical comedy.It s well known that the best Emma Darcy is from when the husband was still alive and they were writing together This is one of them.Read like one of those classic Hqns or one of those classic 1940s like The Seventh Veil with all the soaring passions and the soaring music.


  6. RomLibrary RomLibrary says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here She is his muse They were both raised by same nun but years apart Thy are both musicians Nun forces him to take her on as protege The best solution was to bring you both together and let him take care of you After the accident Kathleen knew very well that her dreams of a musical career were ended so why did Sister Cecily practically force her onto Morgan Llwewllyn, the world famous composer of musicals Especially since Morgan made it clear that he didn t want a protegee, particularly not o She is his muse They were both raised by same nun but years apart Thy are both musicians Nun forces him to take her on as protege The best solution was to bring you both together and let him take care of you After the accident Kathleen knew very well that her dreams of a musical career were ended so why did Sister Cecily practically force her onto Morgan Llwewllyn, the world famous composer of musicals Especially since Morgan made it clear that he didn t want a protegee, particularly not one who walked with a limp But they had to make the best of the arrangement and very soon Kathleen found she was involved with the man as well as his music


  7. SassyLeg SassyLeg says:

    Loved it.Please read Claire s review I totally agree with her assessment.Cruel tortured artist alpha H at the top Steamy.


  8. Claire Claire says:

    I m biased the quintessential moody, genius composer in a Harlequin series for me is Oscar Warrender, the hero in Mary Burchell s A Song Begins But the hero in this book comes close enough What I found touching about the plot The beginning and the end, like perfect bookends of the story, revolved around the H h s shared mentor Sister Cecily What I liked about the hero tormented hero While Morgan was already a commercially successful composer for theater musicals ala Andrew Lloyd Webber , I m biased the quintessential moody, genius composer in a Harlequin series for me is Oscar Warrender, the hero in Mary Burchell s A Song Begins But the hero in this book comes close enough What I found touching about the plot The beginning and the end, like perfect bookends of the story, revolved around the H h s shared mentor Sister Cecily What I liked about the hero tormented hero While Morgan was already a commercially successful composer for theater musicals ala Andrew Lloyd Webber , Sister Cecily believed he was wasting his musical talents She coerced him to take on the heroine Kathleen as a prot g e and muse for what would hopefully become his chef d oeuvre, a classical opera of Lorna Doone Morgan is an antihero hero Though he showed great solicitude towards the Kathleen s handicap, he warned her not to idealize him as he has an irredeemable black heart Current readers will surely notice his character resemblance to Dr House of that popular medical TV show Morgan was temperamental at work, impatient with imperfections, focused only on his own goals, and dictatorial of the heroine s musical career The only time he truly begged in desperation was when Kathleen left him and refused to return What I like about the heroine she s a flawed heroine In so much that this book imitates the Pygmalion myth where the sculptor falls in love with the statue he s creating, the heroine here is no perfect work of art She knows that her handicap limits her ability as a professional opera singer But her passionate tirade at the end of the story demonstrates that she was no longer the timid student that she had been when she first encountered Morgan and he has met his match, both professionally and intimately Bravissimo


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