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To Love a Man

By: Carolyn Faulkner
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2016 by Blushing Books® and Carolyn Faulkner
9 Chapters / 35,400 Words
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4.5 Out Of 5 (4.5 on 28)   |  Write a review
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Margaret Corcoran on 03/30/2016 01:28pm
I loved everything about this story. It is well written with real emotions and feelings. I loved Ellie and all she stood for. She is a good person and tries to do the right thing all the time. Cal on the other time is not nice, he is egotistical and very high handed. I love Carolyn and all her books, she is a brilliant author and really well about emotions and very hard topics. In this story she discusses death and its impact. I highly recommend it.
Margaret Corcoran on 03/30/2016 01:28pm
I loved everything about this story. It is well written with real emotions and feelings. I loved Ellie and all she stood for. She is a good person and tries to do the right thing all the time. Cal on the other time is not nice, he is egotistical and very high handed. I love Carolyn and all her books, she is a brilliant author and really well about emotions and very hard topics. In this story she discusses death and its impact. I highly recommend it.
rjr on 03/01/2016 12:07pm
I love this author, so was delighted to read a new book from her. Then I read the first few pages and was caught up short. Was Cal redeemable? Why did Ellie care for him at all? Then the author told the back story of their relationship and it was hot!!! Lots of discipline, lots of love, and finally an HEA. A great read. My only qualm with the story, was the introduction of what seemed to be an interesting character, Cal. He seems important to the story and then completely disappeared. Hopefully, the author has future plans for Cal.
rjr on 03/01/2016 12:07pm
I love this author, so was delighted to read a new book from her. Then I read the first few pages and was caught up short. Was Cal redeemable? Why did Ellie care for him at all? Then the author told the back story of their relationship and it was hot!!! Lots of discipline, lots of love, and finally an HEA. A great read. My only qualm with the story, was the introduction of what seemed to be an interesting character, Cal. He seems important to the story and then completely disappeared. Hopefully, the author has future plans for Cal.
Penny Gwen on 02/21/2016 10:26am
The hatred from Cal at the beginning of the story was unbelievable! Then when the story went back to explain what happened, everything made more sense. I was confused by how Ellie could let Cal touch her after the way he acted. I also don't understand having Cruz in the story at all.
Penny Gwen on 02/21/2016 10:26am
The hatred from Cal at the beginning of the story was unbelievable! Then when the story went back to explain what happened, everything made more sense. I was confused by how Ellie could let Cal touch her after the way he acted. I also don't understand having Cruz in the story at all.
Marybeth Renn on 02/15/2016 08:47pm
This is a little different than a regular Carolyn faulkner book. Cal is a jerk at the beginning because of issues between him and Ellie. There are a lot of unresolved issues between them. They work things out, but it takes time. There is a HEA once Cal gets his head out of his butt. As always, there is a lot of discipline. I give this 4 stars.
Marybeth Renn on 02/15/2016 08:47pm
This is a little different than a regular Carolyn faulkner book. Cal is a jerk at the beginning because of issues between him and Ellie. There are a lot of unresolved issues between them. They work things out, but it takes time. There is a HEA once Cal gets his head out of his butt. As always, there is a lot of discipline. I give this 4 stars.
diducky on 02/14/2016 06:04pm
Emotional and sexy… I have a few authors on my “instant buy” list. You know, the list of authors who you stalk and haunt the shelves for so the minute a new book is available, you pounce? Yes, this author is on that list. I know I’m guaranteed a story with real people, honest emotions and cheek-blushing heat… All the cheeks. This story was no exception! Things open with a bang as Ellie Blanchard and Cal Jennings meet up again and things don’t go well, at all. Cal is rich and influential so when he lets his emotions get the better of him, and Ellie feels the brunt of his wrath, she has to deal with the aftermath with no helping hand. Their history brought them to this moment and as the two re-connect after many years it is easy to see why there are such strong, unresolved feelings between them. As former lovers do they hate each other, love or desire one another? Or maybe it’s a raw mix of all of the above… Ellie is stubborn, she’s had to be to endure what she has under Cal’s strong-handed influence. Despite that, she’s determined to finally move forward in her life. She deserves to be happy even if Cal seems to think otherwise. She is a lot more patient then I could be as she deals with his animosity and distrust. The back and forth between them shows there is emotion on both sides despite her wish to move on and his seeming need to live in the past. The chemistry between these strong characters is emotionally-charged in a sexy story that reminds me why I enjoy this author so much!
diducky on 02/14/2016 06:04pm
Emotional and sexy_ I have a few authors on my instant buy۝ list. You know, the list of authors who you stalk and haunt the shelves for so the minute a new book is available, you pounce? Yes, this author is on that list. I know I۪m guaranteed a story with real people, honest emotions and cheek-blushing heat_ All the cheeks. This story was no exception! Things open with a bang as Ellie Blanchard and Cal Jennings meet up again and things don۪t go well, at all. Cal is rich and influential so when he lets his emotions get the better of him, and Ellie feels the brunt of his wrath, she has to deal with the aftermath with no helping hand. Their history brought them to this moment and as the two re-connect after many years it is easy to see why there are such strong, unresolved feelings between them. As former lovers do they hate each other, love or desire one another? Or maybe it۪s a raw mix of all of the above_ Ellie is stubborn, she۪s had to be to endure what she has under Cal۪s strong-handed influence. Despite that, she۪s determined to finally move forward in her life. She deserves to be happy even if Cal seems to think otherwise. She is a lot more patient then I could be as she deals with his animosity and distrust. The back and forth between them shows there is emotion on both sides despite her wish to move on and his seeming need to live in the past. The chemistry between these strong characters is emotionally-charged in a sexy story that reminds me why I enjoy this author so much!
BlushingButterflyBookReviews on 02/12/2016 03:27pm
This author is one of my favorites. Her spanking romances are so full of emotion. To Love a Man is full of emotion, too. I found myself feeling the angst and turmoil of Ellie. The only thing I wonder is how could she go back to Cal after all that he has done? I suppose the answer is in the title...she loves him. Always has. I would have liked Cal to have redeemed himself more because that part felt a bit rushed. Overall, a very good story worth reading.
BlushingButterflyBookReviews on 02/12/2016 03:27pm
This author is one of my favorites. Her spanking romances are so full of emotion. To Love a Man is full of emotion, too. I found myself feeling the angst and turmoil of Ellie. The only thing I wonder is how could she go back to Cal after all that he has done? I suppose the answer is in the title...she loves him. Always has. I would have liked Cal to have redeemed himself more because that part felt a bit rushed. Overall, a very good story worth reading.
Good bedtime reading on 02/12/2016 11:24am
Ashley had taken her BFF Ellie to a party in the hopes of meeting someone rich. But the party was being thrown by Cal Jennings with whom Ellie had a sensual/fiery History with. They had not parted on the best of terms! In fact, Cal threw his ex-lover out of the Function where she sprained her ankle. Cruz Montoya part of the security force was tasked to escort Ellie home with the false hope of starting a relationship. However, Cal's emotions returned or really never left overwhelmed the budding romance and their torrid affair continued. But always in the background, was Ellie's relationship with Cal's brother and once more the lovers ended the affair with serious misunderstandings. When Ashley finally pins down her fiancé and they get married, Ellie is there as the maid-of-honour. Once more she comes into contact with Cal Jennings who is the Best Man. As developments abound, nothing conquers anything like the feelings of true love. Love happy endings!
Good bedtime reading on 02/12/2016 11:24am
Ashley had taken her BFF Ellie to a party in the hopes of meeting someone rich. But the party was being thrown by Cal Jennings with whom Ellie had a sensual/fiery History with. They had not parted on the best of terms! In fact, Cal threw his ex-lover out of the Function where she sprained her ankle. Cruz Montoya part of the security force was tasked to escort Ellie home with the false hope of starting a relationship. However, Cal's emotions returned or really never left overwhelmed the budding romance and their torrid affair continued. But always in the background, was Ellie's relationship with Cal's brother and once more the lovers ended the affair with serious misunderstandings. When Ashley finally pins down her fianc̩ and they get married, Ellie is there as the maid-of-honour. Once more she comes into contact with Cal Jennings who is the Best Man. As developments abound, nothing conquers anything like the feelings of true love. Love happy endings!
Toni L on 02/11/2016 06:50pm
At times during the reading of this novel I wasn't sure how I felt about it. It got my emotions caught up almost immediately & didn't see how or why Ellie would ever agree to another relationship with Cal. However, I liked the way that it gave the back history to allow you to understand what they had previously been to each other, thereby leading to a future relationship.
Toni L on 02/11/2016 06:50pm
At times during the reading of this novel I wasn't sure how I felt about it. It got my emotions caught up almost immediately & didn't see how or why Ellie would ever agree to another relationship with Cal. However, I liked the way that it gave the back history to allow you to understand what they had previously been to each other, thereby leading to a future relationship.
Heart5 on 02/09/2016 07:41pm
I have really liked every Carolyn Faulkner book that I have read and this one is no different. I loved the story of Ellie and Cal. The D/s was much less harsh than in most of the authors other books, but no less hot. I really recommend this one.
Heart5 on 02/09/2016 07:41pm
I have really liked every Carolyn Faulkner book that I have read and this one is no different. I loved the story of Ellie and Cal. The D/s was much less harsh than in most of the authors other books, but no less hot. I really recommend this one.
Charlie on 02/09/2016 08:36am
Very good book. I really liked this although he treated the h badly. He was sorry later, but a lot late, he even thought she would never forgive him. It does have a happy ending. It is a very emotional read.
Charlie on 02/09/2016 08:36am
Very good book. I really liked this although he treated the h badly. He was sorry later, but a lot late, he even thought she would never forgive him. It does have a happy ending. It is a very emotional read.
madpuss on 02/09/2016 02:40am
This was real good at engaging my emotions and I felt quite strongly about what happened in the story. As Elise said at one point 'Cruz was every bit the gentleman that Cal had pretended to be.' Unlike Elise I would have given Cruz a chance as she was attracted to him and Cal did one too many despicable things for my liking. He didn't deserve her, Elise was way too forgiving. A leopard doesn't change its spots.
madpuss on 02/09/2016 02:40am
This was real good at engaging my emotions and I felt quite strongly about what happened in the story. As Elise said at one point 'Cruz was every bit the gentleman that Cal had pretended to be.' Unlike Elise I would have given Cruz a chance as she was attracted to him and Cal did one too many despicable things for my liking. He didn't deserve her, Elise was way too forgiving. A leopard doesn't change its spots.
Redrabbitt on 02/07/2016 03:59pm
This is a story that takes place over about ten years of Elise "Ellie" Blanchard and McCallum "Cal" Jennings. There are so many emotions of trust and distrust, his obsession and control and his failure to listen and believe. She gave him her trust, her heart and virginity, believing they had something very special, she was his submissive and he her Dom. His self-centered egotistical attitude and blaming her for something that wasn't her fault destroys them. The plot is extremely emotional, full of angst and anger. It is a story that starts out in the present and then goes back eight years and works up to the present again.
Redrabbitt on 02/07/2016 03:59pm
"This is a story that takes place over about ten years of Elise ""Ellie"" Blanchard and McCallum ""Cal"" Jennings. There are so many emotions of trust and distrust, his obsession and control and his failure to listen and believe. She gave him her trust, her heart and virginity, believing they had something very special, she was his submissive and he her Dom. His self-centered egotistical attitude and blaming her for something that wasn't her fault destroys them. The plot is extremely emotional, full of angst and anger. It is a story that starts out in the present and then goes back eight years and works up to the present again. "
Darkrose on 02/07/2016 11:20am
Not what I expected. Spoiler...The hero started out as such a JERK! I am glad I stuck with the whole story and read everything before making judgement. This was a really good book. It showed love that was just around the corner if honesty and communication with others were able to come out in the past. The journey to redemption is worth the end. Read and feel the emotional ride.
Darkrose on 02/07/2016 11:20am
Not what I expected. Spoiler...The hero started out as such a JERK! I am glad I stuck with the whole story and read everything before making judgement. This was a really good book. It showed love that was just around the corner if honesty and communication with others were able to come out in the past. The journey to redemption is worth the end. Read and feel the emotional ride.
SH on 01/25/2016 04:49am
This story is such a roller coaster ride but in the best possible way! Cal could really be such a jerk but I have to say he redeemed himself at the end. His journey with Elise kept me on the edge of my seat hoping things would work out and the end made me cry! Absolutely loved it! I hope Cruz gets his own story...hint hint
SH on 01/25/2016 04:49am
This story is such a roller coaster ride but in the best possible way! Cal could really be such a jerk but I have to say he redeemed himself at the end. His journey with Elise kept me on the edge of my seat hoping things would work out and the end made me cry! Absolutely loved it! I hope Cruz gets his own story...hint hint

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