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@Read Book ð Treasure: Raised By Wolves, Volume Three × Gay buccaneer historical adventure romance The third novel in a series chronicling the adventures of Will, a disenchanted English Lord, and his beloved matelot partner, Gaston, an exiled Frenchman, set among the buccaneers of Port Royal, Jamaica, in the s In this volume, the men ponder the true definition of sanity and the necessity of compromise in the name of love while contending with the arrival of Gaston s father, their potential inheritances, the political machinations of Will s father, Henry Morgan s ambition, a bounty upon their heads, unwanted brides, and an unexpected child This book infuriated me If I hadn t read and immensely enjoyed the first two I probably would have given it a lower rating I would certainly never have read anything else this author wrote if this was the first book I picked up Apart from lacking in piratage, being slow and rather dull as it is wrapped up in boring political shenanigans, the whole book was ruined for me by the plot device of Christine This author has researched, but doesn t have a strong understanding of social history In p This book infuriated me If I hadn t read and immensely enjoyed the first two I probably would have given it a lower rating I would certainly never have read anything else this author wrote if this was the first book I picked up Apart from lacking in piratage, being slow and rather dull as it is wrapped up in boring political shenanigans, the whole book was ruined for me by the plot device of Christine This author has researched, but doesn t have a strong understanding of social history In previous books I glossed over minor inaccuracies because they didn t really affect the plot But here, the author demonstrates a disregard for historical social s that is astounding, offensive, even, to those of us who love history What I find most annoying is the author could have found a way to have these conflicts in a historically accurate way.The Christine subplot is not the only inaccuracy, it s just the most heinous one To whit A Christine is a fallen woman, and nothing can change that because her behavior has not been kept secret She ran away from home, was unescorted by a family member or respectable female for weeks, therefore she no longer has a character and no respectable man would consider her for a wife Except possibly in the Caribbean, and only because there is a serious shortage of women Even so, she would be eyed askance by respectable women and possibly shunned She certainly wouldn t be going to any parties hosted by planter s wives or the governor s wife while she remained unmarried B Her father bursting in and demanding that Will marry her because she spent the night in a house he happened to be sleeping in is patently ridiculous Firstly her ruination is negated by A and secondly by the fact that it is SARAH s house, not to mention filled with women You simply could not demand a man marry your dishonored daughter because she had spent a night in a house he happened to be in otherwise fathers the world over would have had a field day getting husbands for their daughters For Christine s father s demand to be considered even faintly reasonable in 1668, the couple must have pretty much been caught in flagrante delicto C Christine went into a man s bedroom it might be a stable, but everyone knows it s Gaston and Will s bedroom knowing he was naked there is a witness to that knowledge That would be considered extremely immoral behavior from a woman, and therefore what followed wouldn t be considered rape in 1668, even if she still had a character, which she doesn t because A Like a prostitute and a wife by her husband , an unmarried woman without a character can t be raped in 1668 By her own admission, she taunted him to have sex with her Not one person, including the women, would have had an ounce of sympathy for her Even today, most people would have little or no sympathy for her I m not saying any of this is right, by the way, I m saying this is what would have happened D It s total rubbish that Gaston, Will or the Marquis would be afraid of what Christine would say about Gaston, firstly because A , and secondly because the minute she opened her mouth, she probably would have been arrested for immorality At the very least no one would take her seriously, and every single person on Planet Earth 1668 would consider she got what was coming Actually, what happened would probably exonerate Gaston from insanity he d probably be judged mad if he hadn t taken what she offered.And I might add, all of the women are dreadful in this book, I disliked every one of them except possibly Rachel Even Agnes is revolting, selling out her true self for a guaranteed future The author seems unable or unwilling to write convincing or sympathetic women an author can still show all women are not spineless and or bitches, even if your characters think they are It didn t matter so much in previous books, but as they make up a good portion of this one, it started to get extremely annoying that the women were so hateful.I only persevered with this book because I loved the first two My advice to fans is, skim it and move on to book four There s important stuff, but it s not worth reading too hard I only hope book four is worth the pain of reading this one Holy shit I have been put through the wringer with all this drama and action I do agree with other reviews that they overthought their analogies on life in this one On to the last in the series. Part Three in the Raised By Wolves extended novel 3.5 starsThis book was my least favorite in the series The interactions between Will and Gaston sometimes felt a bit like too much Too much discussion and searching for ever extended metaphors, too many swings from love to madness and back, too many choices made for murky reasons that complicated an already sticky situation.As part of the series, the events in this book will clearly drive the conclusion This one is about family and society Part Three in the Raised By Wolves extended novel 3.5 starsThis book was my least favorite in the series The interactions between Will and Gaston sometimes felt a bit like too much Too much discussion and searching for ever extended metaphors, too many swings from love to madness and back, too many choices made for murky reasons that complicated an already sticky situation.As part of the series, the events in this book will clearly drive the conclusion This one is about family and society, about losing that harbor of two men together and okay This could have been the most fascinating part Until now, the men have lived in an isolated world where they were allowed the freedom of their relationship But there was no doubt that, unless they sank into obscurity among the rest of the Brethren, this would change I just found the directions of that change to be sometimes irritating.This book is full of women, most of whom are unfortunately not wholly sympathetic characters Although in turn, one has to have great sympathy for the fact that all the men, including Gaston and Will, see the women astools or burdens than people in their own right This is probably true to the era, but it grates a bit I d have liked at least one woman with wisdom and maturity who would engender their full respect They damned well need a good mother, but don t find one A wife capable of standing up to them would be a good alternative, but they don t get that either All the women here are broken or limited in their own ways Gaston urgently wants children, but I wasn t hugely sympathetic about that Someone who is known for hurting his lover in his madness, and for having to run off for extended periods in the wilderness to recover himself, is being selfish to create children, or to ask his lover to do so for him I can see that both men want to redeem their unloved childhoods by loving their own children, but kids also need security, consistency, and stability, to thrive The way both men doted on each other, to the point of excusing and catering to selfishness, made me sympathize a bit less There arethan enough forces ranged against them and their relationship, and I was disappointed that their acumen wasn t strong enough to see that complicating things to this incredible degree was unwise I decided to attribute some of it to the strength of their needs to please the distant fathers they felt they had always failed, even through Will s hatred of his There is an increasingly D s and mild BDSM aspect to their sexual relationship This was actually well done, and apt to the complex pasts of both men, but it may bother some readers There are also M F and M M F scenes, again fitting to the plot, but disconcerting to some after the intense M M monogamy of the early relationship Some parts of those worked for me, given the times and the social pressures The end of the book picked up, asfamiliar characters returned to add to the action And as I moved into the fourth book, I m enjoying the seriesagain Okay, so, this is another looong book 568 pages as are all the books of this series The first 66% or so takes place in 1668 9 Port Royal on Jamaica and concerns wives, babies, puppies and fathers The concluding third occurs at sea whilst raiding Spanish territory Will and Gaston are, as always, a compelling couple although the numerous horse analogies do grow a little old in this one I am having a short break prior to the concluding volume Though I had spoken with calm conviction, my Horse Okay, so, this is another looong book 568 pages as are all the books of this series The first 66% or so takes place in 1668 9 Port Royal on Jamaica and concerns wives, babies, puppies and fathers The concluding third occurs at sea whilst raiding Spanish territory Will and Gaston are, as always, a compelling couple although the numerous horse analogies do grow a little old in this one I am having a short break prior to the concluding volume Though I had spoken with calm conviction, my Horse was beginning to run with terror down a bramble lined path into a darknessencompassing than that in which we stood What if he did find he Gaston favored them women , such that ever after, being with me was a chore, and he stayed with me anyway, as I knew he would