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Man of Ice Man of the Month MR MAYIce Man Dawson Rutherford our 100th Silhouette heroHis scheme Plan a mock engagement to help secure the land he so desperately neededOnly one woman had the power to drive this seemingly heartless cowboy wild and now he needed her to pose as his bride to be A tempestuous night long ago had forced Dawson to abandon all hope of making Barrie his lawfully wedded wife but there was not telling what sharing a spread with this hot blooded woman would do to the man of ice

10 thoughts on “Man of Ice

  1. StMargarets StMargarets says:

    These two belonged together They were both so messed up and had imprinted their hurt on each other from such an early age that only they could heal each other This is an intense story with just the Hh as a focus The heroine had loved her stepbrother since she was 15 even though he was never nice to her Five years before when heroine was 22 she was vacationing in France with her stepfather and hero She shyly flirted with the H and he finally gave into his lust for her that night Heroine was a virgin and it was painful Hero is horrified he lost control and said horrible things to her Heroine fled had a miscarriage and hasn't let a man touch her sinceHero seeks her out after five years because he wants to buy land from a widow and he needs the heroine there as fake fiance He's impotent and doesn't want the widow to know Just roll with it it was a flimsy excuse He's also just found out heroine lost his baby and he realizes it's time to make amends and face his demonsAnd what demons he has Too often the asshat heroes explain about an evil mother or stepmother in a paragraph or two but DP dives into this hero's psyche in a way I don't usually see in a category Hero is messed up He thinks love humiliation and vulnerability and shows this over and over again in his fear masked by aggression Heroine puts up with his neurosis because she loves him Is that good or bad? I don't know DP gives them both an HEA because of the stubborn strength of their love The story makes sense but I don't think you could replicate this in real life Hero was too messed up and had acted out to much for mere romance to solve his deep seeded issues The heroine being afraid of sex after her rape like first time was actually less of a trauma than what the hero was experiencing If you like a deep dive into someone's psyche you might like this But warning the hero is guilt ridden mess about the rape the miscarriage his treatment of the heroine DP is sympathetic to both the Hh but some readers might think that the hero is given too much sympathy making it all about him especially when he is so unhinged at the end Like driving drunk leaving on his wedding day throwing the heroine's clothes out the windowRead at your own risk especially if sexual trauma erratic male behavior and obsessive thoughts are triggers It's an intense story but not a very healthy oneHh are both celibate during their separation This was a seuel of sorts to Maggie's Dad but we never see those characters There are just a few references and it's the same town in Wyoming

  2. Alexis-Morgan Roark Alexis-Morgan Roark says:

    Sohe had sex but hadn't had an orgasm? Huh? I feel a re read coming on I guess he had sex but had never felt close to the women or somethingWhatever I wanna call him TSTL am uite twitching with the need to do so actually but I just can't This guy was damaged and needed some serious therapyHe was so mean cruel even surprise DP hero afterall throughout the book that I really started not even liking himThen the big old jerk got himself all drunk and I just melted as he succeeded in releasing the reins on his tightly held emotions and got all sappyI know I am a sick sick reader who needs a 12 Step Program This guy just got to me when he really shouldn't have There were some moments few and far between to be sure but there were some moments of blazing clarity and such depth of emotion that I was actually stunned by her overall vision and characterization of this guyOthers I am sure will read it and think I've gone uite off my rocker Perhaps I haveThere was a bit of a c'mon seriously moment at the end because real life doesn't give always give us such a nicely wrapped packagethen I remembered that this was FICTION and gave in to the sheer beauty of that singularly DP gift of both love and redemption

  3. Chantal ❤️ Chantal ❤️ says:

    35 DON'T LOOK AT ME STARSThis Diana Palmer book is back in the era when women feel into two categories slut or Virgin There was no in between here The rules are simple if you are a virgin this tag must be on your face here I guess than you are not to be touched unless the man was willing to marry you Howeverif you slept with someone even once than you my friend are a total slut and are fair game to all who would want to sleep with you Note here I said HE wants to sleep with YOU I said nothing about what you wantedSo now you know the rules I can get down and dirty with the story WHICH IS TOTALLY FCKED UP BUT I ENJOYED ITWe have the hero who is a total zero Ice man Dawson Rutherford even his name sounds pretentious here who feel as stepbrother to the heroine he know who and what his stepsister is He is your typical rich entitled asshole He is attracted to her and so her being a slut how he draws this conclusion is anyone's guess he comes into her bedroom one night an rapes her forced seduction by some This of course send him in a tail spin as she is a virgin and he feels like shit for defiling her So now his step sis is of course a slut Yes now that she has been opened for business she is having guys two at a time or so he thinks WTF REALLY CRAZY MUCH?So now that she is a slut why would Dawson have anything to do with her? Well the reason is simple extreme guilt Now I know what you are thinking of course he rapes her so he feels badbut nope that was not enough for him to contact with her and try to make amends view spoilerHe could hardly live with himself and he was impotent and celibate for those 5 years as a result hide spoiler

  4. Vintage Vintage says:

    This was exhausting and I am not sure what to do with it 5 star angst fest with a 3 star at most enjoymentThe hero is mean as 9999% of DP's heroes are but this time DP really fleshes out his pushpull lovehate relationship over the heroine and takes his meanness down a realistic and depressing path The lovehate stems from issues with his mother his stepmother and his father I guess hatefulness and disinterest from one parent wasn't enough The heroine is a little bit balanced as she only had to deal with her horrible mother who wanted to abort her I guess that's why she lies back and lets his spite flow all over her and keeps on loving him DP writes him as a tortured soul that can't seem to stop from hurting the heroine time and time again and that's what was so exhausting for me as a reader Geez give her a breakStMargarets has the most comprehensive reviewhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowThe couple are in love but seem to be trapped by it and I fear that HEA may not last

  5. Cheesecake Cheesecake says:

    I revisited this one and had to wonder why i'd given it too generous stars the first timeDawson and Barrie Wow that was just about the strangest DP book I've read yet Down right bizarreDawson learns that Barrie had a miscarriage of their child 5 years earlier A child he didn't know about from an evening where he practically raped her He decides to go to her and come hell of high water bring her home to stay at least that is what he says in the prologueDawson and Barrie's father and mother married when Dawson and Barrie were young It was not a happy marriage and it's flaws partially led to the messed up present that is Dawson's existence He spends the entire time that he knows Barrie blaming her for the sins of her mother and his mother too for that matter Seriously this guy needs psychiatric therapy BIG TIME I got whip lash from the number of times he was nice to Barrie and then turned around with an evil glare and cut her legs out from under her Schizophrenia maybe? DP tries to give reasons throughout the book for his a hole ish ness None of it really flies I got pretty weary by 23 but kept hoping for a break in the viscous loop Sure there's the obligatory hea at the end and it was sweet but only at the Very VERY end And still I was kinda waiting for him to turn around and kick her in the teeth again Seriously the guy needs therapySo much I could say but why bother he's just a wack job and she's a glutton for punishment no matter how much she 'doth protest'

  6. Jenny Jenny says:

    Impotent bipolar hero with mommy issues is in love with his sweet shy stepsister but both afraid of sex and intimacy There is too much ugly history between them the hero raped the heroine even though she doesn't see it that way she got pregnant she lost the baby and five years later he is back to make amends I wasn't disappointed it was a good read and I liked it well enough

  7. Debbie DiFiore Debbie DiFiore says:

    Weirdest book everWow What a strange story I am still trying to process what I read but there was a strong feeling of whiplash throughout it The hero was cray cray The heroine was just cray Together they were cray cray cray

  8. Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" says:

    Yes the H is a jerk and hurts the h but a huge mass of insecurities from his childhood Usually DP's heroes can be jerks over things from the past that I want to say pull up your big boy pants and grow up But this H gotta say Wow I could kind of see why he is the way he is events witnessed and experienced formed warped views of women and relationships with them this is DP and Harleuin so a little OTT and dramatic but if you read them you should know what to expect and judge it for what it is I read all the spoilers going into this one so I was in it for entertainment and analyzingjudging H's actionsreactions from the beginning Don't know what my reaction would have been going in blind 3 stars

  9. Aou Aou says:

    She was pregnant and he'd left her in Sheridan on their wedding day out of nothing than cold fear because he because he He opened his eyes and took a slow painful breath Because he loved herIt should be the most ridiculously OTT reason of hurting anyone Unfortunately I'm addicted to this illogical dumbass cruel and jerk heroes 🙄

  10. Veronica WordsAreMyDrinkOfChoice Veronica WordsAreMyDrinkOfChoice says:

    Hero was an ass he had excuses but not good enough'if you keep telling a woman you don't love her and she is worthless it becomes true in my eyes he never redeemed himself and she gave in too easily

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