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Turn This World Inside Out kNtnow beforehand was that the H actually suffered from MDP and was not just another tortured soul Handling such mcs with care nowledge and sensitivity is essential and here the author delivers exceptionally well Her portrayal of the H and his moods rages and despair raised this book to a level rarely seen in the romance genreThe book starts out amazingly well and I was spell bound by the completely novel characterizations and premise The H is a completely self centered inward turned genius who connects with people selfishly and then only with those who spark his art and genius the mistress being the only exceptionHe initially resents the h as she s forced on him by his patron her godfather and he uses intimidation and humiliation to scare her awayThe H lives in an alternate reality his mind a caged genius seeing things from a perspective that the h yearns to get a peek into He goes from bright incandescence to roiling rage from seeking inspiration to finding one in the h putting her on a pedestal that no one else can see not even herself Now to the h For all his bipolar issues it was the h who had the complex and hard to understand psyche A peculiar passive aggressive personality full of inadeuacies and a silent seething resentment making it difficult to like her or relate to For all her diffidence she secretly envies and thus dislikes almost everyone for being beautiful charming or gifted She wants to be with such people and absorb their ualities or even emulate them be it her dead sister her sister s fianc the H other people she meets socially Someone needed to tell her that there s nothing wrong with mediocrity as the majority of the world is just that way She apparently spends her whole life trying to see herself from other people s eyes to decipher herself Sadly towards the middle the novelty wore off the narrative and the incidences became contrived even farcical The author dangles some past secrets and incidences to hold interest otherwise there wasn t much in the way of development or romance The H s friend the charming Rico not only provides a foil to the H but also nows how to handle him in his violent rages But truly he was the impresario without whom the hH story might never have held together as he tagged along and tugged along the h who constantly tries but fails to comprehend the mind of the genius Imo he was important to the story than anyone elseThe book flared sporadically brilliant like the H the shooting star I hate to say it but I had to push myself through the middling chapters but I am happy I did so as the later 3rd rallied and wrapped up this flawed romance in a poignant but befitting communion and coming together What do you want a guarantee There aren t any People say they love you and then they leave They say they ll stay no matter what happens But they don t He paused feeling the pain well up so strongly inside him that he spoke the last in a whisper They never do Many incidences of irrational and psychotic behavior dissuades the reader from believing in his ability for normal functioning or in a traditional hea for that matter For instance when he drags her in a disheveled state to a respectable restaurant and when people stare at her he feels elated that they see his artistry not understanding their disapproval or her chagrin It was as embarrassing as it was poignant and distressing She had been a part of that upper class respectability and he d changed her Already he d changed her She was his creation now vibrant and alive a laughing beautiful testament to his talent Although despite his tremulous hold on reality I felt that he loved her as he was ready to sacrifice and let her go for her own good Her feelings stemmed from him making her feel needed important and alive for once in her life So they were both flawed imperfect characters I felt happy that he had her and was not alone or ended up in bedlam You made me beautiful she whispered Now let me do something for you Let me eep you safe Wow I gotta say this book is unlike any historical romance I can remember reading I m going to use the word dark simply because I can t think of another at the moment but I m not sure it fits THIS REVIEW IS KINDA SPOILERISHThe Portrait is extremely well written Not only can the author create heart breakingly beautiful imagery but I m thinking she either spent a LOT of time researching bipolar disorder or she has some first hand experience with it Her portrayal of the Hero s cycle he s ok he s WAY up then down is so realistic #I felt uncomfortable through parts of the bookIt would be SO hard # felt uncomfortable through parts of the bookIt would be SO hard love someone with this disorderI found as I was reading the book that I was drawn into the story as a whole than I was connected to either the Hh It felt to me as though the author simply dropped you into their world at a particular point in time and you followed along from there No big build up no history or backstory Most of the time this annoys the crap out of me I like to be told a BIT before I m shown but the writing here was so strong that before I had time to get too annoyed I was pulled in and held there by itGood thing because I wasn t sure WHAT I thought of the main characters Jonas was fairly easily understood he s your basic tortured Hero with some extra angst The thought made his chest tight Not seeing her again not touching herIt was absurd how desperate it made him feel But there was no choice and he new it He Henry Fuckits Nursing Notes knew what happened to the people who stayed with him Godnew he d seen it a hundred times before He could picture it in his mind Chemistry knew that eventually he would see a painfully familiar look in her eyes the same look he d seen in those of his family of his friends The dull expression the fear the pain And finally the good bye They say they love you and then they leaveWell it was true It had always been true And he suffered for it not just because he was losing them but because henew he d beaten them down because by leaving they were only trying to surviveSo so sad and aloneImogene on the other handhmm I m still not sure what I think of her She didn t strike me as having any sense of self she saw herself as nothing as having no physical beauty no wit no charm and no talent She thinks she is invisible compared to her memory of her dead sister I m not certain whether she actually was or it was just her own perception Whichever it makes her out to be pretty damaged Thomas had always been good at seeing through her ever since she was very small and he had come visiting every few months bringing her a special book or a *doll because A sick little girl needs reasons to get better don *because A sick little girl needs reasons to get better don you think dear heart Almost as if he 3 Ideas That Can Change Your Life knew that even her own parents never made time to visit her sickroom as if henew he was her only friendShe lowered her eyes and stared at the thin leaves floating to the bottom of her teacup and hoped he would believe her hoped he wouldn t see how afraid she was of failing how afraid she was of disappearing completely in her father s eyes the way she had in her mother sSomehow these two bring out the good in each other He makes her beautiful and in turn she is his beacon without her there is nothing but darknessSo in the end this is a dark poignant tale of two damaged people finding each other and the redemptive uality of love I dare you to finish it without finding a huge lump in it without finding a huge lump in throatI ve thought about this book uite a bit since finishing it yesterday The beauty of it becomes apparent later on as does the sadness The biggest problem I had was that I wasn t really sure Jonas and Imogene would make it And for me that was the saddest part of al. M a master and learn she would everything he could teach her She wanted his artist's secrets and his brilliant passion She wanted to be swept up in his seductive forbidden world Until she saw the terrible price he paid for his talent And realized it was impossible to catch a shooting star without being burne. ,


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The PortraitWow What a ride this book was New York 1885 Jonas is a brilliant artist who suffers from manicbi polar episodes He is scarred mentally and physically he is missing a hand Imogene comes to Jonas studio as a student but she does not Tarihi Değiştiren Gizli Servisler know that Jonas was Loved this book I really get into those damaged heroes and this one holds top rank Dark and disturbed hero falls for emotionally abused heroine who has lived in the shadow of a beloved and deceased sister Hero has Bipolar Disorder which is depicted pretty damn realistically even if it s the worse case scenario She is supposed to be his angel of mercy who saves him from the darkness in a time of no lithium The ride was exciting angsty anxiety provoking and utterly satisfying Our heroine Imogene Genie is shipped off at her reuest to study under a brilliant and talented artistshe wanted to learn to be an artist as good as her sister Our hero Jonas Whitaker has been coerced into accepting her against his will so he tries his damnedest to get rid of her without pissing off her godfather He then has a mood swing into mania and decides he s madly in love with her and wants to make her his greatest creation in living art which included ravishing her and dirtying up her good name It made sense to him We get insights into his screwy thoughts and the world from his perspective We also see how he screws up his life and those closest to him There s all the typical textbook behaviors of his disorder the hypersexuality spending sprees and euphoria of mania as well as the dark suicidal ideations and fatalistic thinking of depression Not to be outdone the heroine has her own psychological issues that resulted from having a father who openly states that he wished she died instead of her sister and a mother who wouldn t even visit her sick bed when she was sickly littleid Thank god for the empathetic and likable godfather who makes it all better I really really want to believe in the HEA so I will ignore all those little nagging uestions An epilogue showing that they made it would have been nice I can at least believe in the HFN and look at the bright side Even though he did pretty much ruin her in the story he at least he married her probably which would help her overcome all those public humiliations and that nude portrait thing Ending up with a hot talented charismatic dude even if he is clinically insane is better any day than continuing to be denigrated by her asshole of a father Luuuurved that the hero punched his lights out for how he treated his daughter Silver lining This is definitely one not to miss It s hard to put down Anyone tired of reading cliche romances should check this book out I ve never read one like this before and I probably never will DARK doesn t begin to describe this one Jonas Whitaker is a brilliant artist who also struggles with bipolar manicdepressive disorder He has been left by people who could not contend with his mental illness his whole life He is lonely isolated and on the brink of madness Imogene comes to him as a student wanting to learn from a master She has been overlooked her whole life and seeks to find approval from her uncaring father through learning to paint Jonas is at first unimpressed by Imogene but over time develops an obsession for her She becomes his muse and through his eyes Imogene begins to see herself as beautiful This book brings Imogene and you as the reader through one of Jonas s mood cycles The fictional depiction of a manicdepressive cycle is as real as it can get You are swept away during his manic phaseyou feel the energy the activity and the creativity Imogene is drawn to Jonas and call him a shooting stara typical description of an individual in a manic phase Jonas s tumble into depression is also captured You feel the despair the hopelessness the fatigue It is a fictional masterpiece of the cruelty of this mental illness The love story is sweet and touching Imogene vows to stay with Jonasno matter what I found myself wondering how it would all work but Imogene made me believe that she was the one person that could endure the better or worse the in sickness and healthtill death parts them It is a beautiful love story Full review to come 5 starsAside from one extremely offensive line and #the inclusion of the much hated at least by me Big Misunderstanding Things Left Unsaid ploy this book was # inclusion of the much hated at least by me Big Misunderstanding Things Left Unsaid ploy this book was wonderful 45 starsRarely do I think of a book as a seductive read This story was THE PORTRAIT *was deep dark and delicious It sucked me in on a journey into *deep dark and delicious It sucked me in on a journey into Jonas Whitaker was an anti hero Throughout the first half of the book there were not many nice things you could say about him He was mean rude crass amoral and vindictive He was also brilliant insightful and imaginative beyond reason He was an artist he painted with emotionBut this was 1855 New York a city The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, known for its crime dirty streets and despair It was also long before there was the term manic depressive or what we nownow as bi polar People with this condition often were institutionalized or committed suicide At the very minimum they became alcoholics or drug addicts The condition hadn t been identified yet And so Jonas s sanity with its highs and lows played out daily and affected everyone and everythingBy the end of the first chapter Jonas was expected to teach a new student to paint Imogene Carter was the goddaughter of Jonas s sponsor At their introduction she appeared to be meek Jonas was going to give her a reason to uit the class He was going to enjoy making her suirm until she could no longer abide his taunts Except nothing went as plannedWhat he didn t now was that Imogene had already been demoralized by her own family Twenty six years old and plain looking she thought before she spoke At all times she was careful of what she said Because of all times she was careful of what she said Because of she sent people mixed messages people were unsure of her But during one of Jonas s elated moments he felt he understood her Genie saw Jonas as a savior If she could complete his classes if she could learn his secrets if she could be accepted by his circle of acuaintances then and only then did she believe she would finally attain happinessThat said this story is not for everyone Jonas could be very crude especially with his actions toward Genie At times his behavior had erotic overtones but I never thought of it as an erotic read Instead It was very sensual Jonas was like glass smooth but could easily break And break he didI could tell there was something very wrong with him but like Genie I accepted his character I was captivated until the last page I had to now where his thoughts would take them I finished this book several days ago but I still think I could continue with their story if the author wrote a seuel Beware THE PORTRAIT will take you out of your comfort zone The Portrait was dark angsty and riveting At times I wasn t sure that I liked Jonas However I came to see that his initial cruelty towards Imogene arose out of his despair his hopelessness about his life People are often cruel out of self defense He felt a sense of powerlessness about his mental illness and his dependence on his patrons to eep a roof over his head and to be able to do the one thing that had meaning for him to pursue his art As the book progresses I saw that Jonas was a man who was very much capable of loving Imogene a man that love could change for the better merely by giving him hope and by having one person who saw him truly who would not leave him or give up on him even through the bad times That was ImogeneImogene saddened me at times Her lack of self esteem and lack of belief in her. This historical romance was first published in 1995 The reigning master of the New York art world Jonas Whitaker was brilliant and compelling a man of dark passions and uncontrollable emotions Terrified of his own dangerous nature and scarred by the horror of his past he hid behind his talent in a world of

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Self However it was soon clear why she felt that way Her father was just awful He put his one daughter on a pedestal and barely noticed the other when he wasn t putting her down and inflicting emotional cruelty on her She d spent most of her life feeling like she was inadeuate to her family feeling her mother s disgust and hatred Always below the mark of comparison to her sister Chloe When her father sends her to New York City to study art she is determined to make a good artist out of herself to make her father proud Instead she meets Jonas a brilliant painter who treats her cruelly at first but captivates her and causes her to fall in love with him Imogene wasn t a fool She went into the love affair with Jonas with her eyes open She had been used by a man before not measuring up and she didn t think that this larger than life artist could really love her for who she was She was wrong In Imogene Jonas saw a masterpiece a hidden beauty But he also loved her for who she was For her love and acceptance of himI love dark and angsty romance but I was afraid this was going to be too dark for me I m glad to see that I was wrong I loved the message of hope in this story Jonas mental condition was not an easy fix Many people with bi polar disorder don t fare well particularly in the past when they didn t even have a diagnosis and no good way to treat this mental condition With this story I now things won t be easy for Jonas or Imogene but they have their love and their commitment to each other to help them through the dark times Imogene has seen Jonas at his worst and it didn t make her run away She only left because she thought he didn t love her or that she didn t matter But she came back because he was the one for her her true love She would stay by his side forever no matter what Smoke Across the Fell knowing that he truly wanted her Thankfully Jonas loves her for who she is and that s what she always needed in her life As this book ends I felt a sense of hope that made this dark read just myind of story I could believe that although life won t be easy they will have a happy ending together And that s why I love romance novels Thanks to Denise for خش خش تن برهنه ی تاک kindly loaning me this book for my Kindle They say they love you and then they leave O lord have mercy on my romantic soul what a stroke of genius W sensitivity pinpoint accuracy MC captures the unflinching snapshot of Bipolar aka Manic depressive disorder U can tell she has done her homework She illustrates so elouently the harrowing experience the symptoms manifestations of this illness thru the visions of Mad Jonas those around him Compulsive shopping check Uncontrollable rages check Volatile mood swings check Restless desperation check Severe depression check It s a fascinating character study it s bleak haunting poignant heartbreaking capped off w an achingly sweet ending The book shows how the debilitating disease takes its toll the wear tear on friendships relationships are not watered down Yep I d consider this 1 of DIKs worthy of risking my Rhino skin running back to a burning house for Jonas is a temperamental mental being the operative word painter doesn t have a support system other than his BFF Rico who s stood by him thru the ups downs Rico even fesses up that he needs to escape to Paris once a year to preserve his sanity Scheduling mapping out his life is a foreign concept to Jonas cuz he doesn tnow what s gonna happen today tomorrow He doesn t have the power to switch his illness on off Nobody does When it strikes it s like a train w failed brakes U sense the dread the ominous feeling that when the shit hits the fan those in the vicinity had bettah take cover cuz Jonas becomes a menace to himself whoevah is win the line of fire 1 moment he s there the next we witness from point blank view his headlong descent into 1 of his vicious tummy flipping cycles In *a pit of despair Jonas thought the only way out was to end *pit of despair Jonas thought the only way out was to end all himself hence his missing left hand He s still a whisker away from giving in to the yawning abyss U can search every nook cranny of romancelandia U ll nevah find a soul butchered than Jonas s Genie has always been branded as a perpetual failure a misfit her entire life She grew up in an oppressive environment where favoritism was alive Complex PTSD kickin Being excluded ignored belittled derided has been her daily penance Nuffink she did was evah good enuff even after her sista Xpired from Cholera she still came up short Her sista s fianc was a user who only wanted Genie as his bed warmer She s always on the outside looking in invisible a non entity In a desperate bid to score higher in daddy dearest s over critical eyes she s determined to learn painting under the tutelage of Jonas Just like all lifelong abuse victims Genie s dad has hammered her self esteem Unbeknownst to Genie her Godfather Jonas s patron coerces Jonas into accepting Genie as 1 of his students Watching Jonas gradually consumed by Genie is a thing of a beauty MC puts us in Jonas s shoes in a fluid concise matter of fact way the perilous journey to HEA is not simply a straight point A to point B MC doesn t veer away to preachyville doesn t go overboard in depicting his madness All along the well constructed road to HEA we re made to feel the agony taste the tangible fear as we watch his wretched existence his unpredictable lapses his struggle in picking up the bits pieces in the aftermath Hh don t exactly click on their initial meeting His 1st impression of her is this non descript chick s simply a waste of his time talent He utilizes allinds of arsenals in trying to shoo her away to no avail He acts like a nasty SOB picks her apart launches not so constructive criticisms employs intimidation tactics mockery ridicule condescension flirtation etc Genie is flustered by his attentions but soldiers on She surprises intrigues him w her tenacity She shows him she s made of sterner stuff she s not going anywhere despite his sneaky ways It unsettles infuriates Jonas that Genie s not a uitter doesn t shrink away from the challenges he throws her Esp after Genie inadvertently sees his missing left hand she starts to look him as just a vulnerable man he loses his AURA OF INTIMIDATIONLIKE A BOLT OF of intimidationLike a bolt of ding ding ding Jonas realizes she s the it gal his muse his Goddess his butterfly becomes obsessed w her He finally catches a glimmer of hope that maybe just maybe he can have a future lead a normal life have a wife If I Have to Tell You One More Time. . . kids The palpable longing for what seemed impossible before is a gut wrencher Genie is the light in his darkness even tho she s ill euipped in diffusing the uncomfortable situations Jonas puts her thru She doesn tnow how to eep his madness bay halt his downward spiral All she can do is being there when neededFor the 1st time in her life Genie feels needed Jon I have read very contradicting reviews about the book Apparently this is not a book for everyone I was very curious about Jonas the bi polar artist hero in this book So even though I found Imogene the heroine rather dull from the excerpt I read I wanted to find out about JonasJonas is one of the few truly dark heros I have read Granted there have been dark heros and some of them were poignantly portrayed But Jonas predicament is on a whole different level of darkness he was disturbed Jonas was a tormented soul trapped b She was looking at him as if he were God and in that moment he felt as if he were He was God and she was his Eve perfect than Adam had ever been interesting The book about a tortured but brilliant artist who takes pleasure in humiliating his new student the h seemed like just the book to read What I di. Littering emptiness until Imogene Carter pushed her way into his life He discounted her on sight seeing her as a colorless fragile woman with no spirit and less talent He could send her running with a word and he intended to do just that But Imogene was not so easily frightened She came to Jonas to learn fro.


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    Megan Chance ¶ 8 Summary Free download Á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Megan Chance Download The Portrait I have read very contradicting reviews about the book Apparently this is not a book for everyone I was very curious about Jonas the bi polar artist hero in this book So even though I found Imogene the heroine rather dull from the excerpt I read I wanted to find out about JonasJonas is one of the few truly dark heros I have read Granted there

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    Download The Portrait Megan Chance ¶ 8 Summary Free download Á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Megan Chance Wow What a ride this book was New York 1885 Jonas is a brilliant artist who suffers from manicbi polar episodes He is scarred mentally and physically he is missing a hand Imogene comes to Jonas' studio as a student but she does not know that Jonas was forced to take her on by her godfather who is his patron He deeply resents her being there and does all he can to get her to uit We can see that he is heading towards an episode I felt like a

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