!!> Reading ➷ A Bed of Barley Straw ➯ Author Sam Russell – Chainnews.us

A Bed of Barley Straw You Can Bury The Past, But Can You Ever Forget It Hettie Redfern Has No Time For Men, For Anything But The Most Vital Of Needs She Has Learnt From Past Experience Her Career Is Rewarding, Horses Are Trustworthy, And Dogs Are Easier To Love.So When Alexander Melton Returns To Draymere Hall, Where Hettie Manages The Stables, She Quickly Concludes That Despite His Good Looks, His Arrogance Leaves A Lot To Be Desired Unfortunately, That Doesn T Stop Hettie From Desiring Him, And The Attraction Is A Powerful One.Proud, Judgemental, Damaged For Alexander Women Are A Convenient Pleasure To Be Used And Forgotten So Why Has He Let Hettie Redfern Get Under His Skin A Foolish Obsession, Given Her Reputation.A Clash Of Characters, A Physical Attraction Too Strong To Resist History Unravelling In A Perfect Storm Of Frustrated Passion.

!!> Reading ➷ A Bed of Barley Straw  ➯ Author Sam Russell – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • A Bed of Barley Straw
  • Sam Russell
  • English
  • 20 October 2017
  • 9781518687648

10 thoughts on “A Bed of Barley Straw


  1. says:

    Borrowed this from a friend who won it in a giveaway

    In short I loved it The love hate relationship was amazing, the two main characters were quite messed up, and had a lot of things to work through I really enjoyed their personalities because they weren t oh so perfect as they usually are in this genre Frankly, at some point I even disliked Alexander

    What I hated the author s idea of choosing names for her characters Argh, I got soooo confused with those names Grace, Georgia Celia, Cynthia, Clare, Charlotte Then we have Hettie, Holly, Hannah, Helen, Harriet and some of those names pop up only two or three times, and readers are expected to remember who is that and do not let me start on dog names Dog, Digger, Doris, Dora and talking of D Dan the farrier Bert and Bev were almost the same person for me, couldn t it have been Bart And talking about rarely used names I still don t know if Flossie was a person, a d...


  2. says:

    As much as some of this book infuriated me Alex is a tempermental, judgemental, abusive bastard, and if he d pulled half the crap he pulls with Hettie with me I d have dumped him out on his rear a long time ago I still enjoyed the story I liked Hettie, with her flaws and her demeanor, and I enjoyed reading about her, but I still wish she had bugger...


  3. says:

    Actual rating 3.5I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway.Before I started reading this book I was a bit skeptic about whether the plot would fall into the category of cliche love stories or it would offer a new perspective and a different approach to showing relationships Somehow, this book managed to do both of these things at the same time.At the beginning, I was a bit put off, because there were too many characters thrown in at once and several of them with similar names It took me a while to understand who is who But at the same time, I m glad that this book also offered and gave focus on other stories, aside from the main, romantic one The characters were well developed, with interesting backstories What I didn t like, though, was the fact that sometimes there were too many unnecessary descriptions, which were drifting the focus off the plot Accordingly, I loved how some important scenes were described nonchalantly, in only o...


  4. says:

    I won this book on goodreads first reads wins Since I m from North America, it took me a little bit maybe a quarter of the book to get used to the dialect. But once I put that in the past, A Bed of Barley Straw was a wonderful contemporary romance There were surprises and plot twists and laugh out loud moments, but there were also secrets revealed, and tears shed, hot steamy scenes and mushy romance Neither character, Hettie nor Alexander, are good in relationships, nor have either of them really had a successful one Al, was a complete jack ass through the majority of the story and at times I wanted to slap him, or just throw the book across the room But that is the sign of a good story, right When you are so into the story that you want to yell some sense into the characters Or yell at the characters for being so stupid This was indeed a frustratin...


  5. says:

    I got this book from goodreads THANKS I definitely powered through Sam Russell s novel, I couldn t put it down and I m still not sure if its because I liked the book or was frustrated with it probably a mixture of both The story definitely drew me in, the lead female Hettie was very likable and you can t help but want everything to work out for her On the other hand, I spent the better part of this book wanting to backhand Alexander, the guy was just a complete asshole Most of his internal dialogue just made me dislike him even He was always talking about Hettie s reputation and then fucking or trying to fuck every female he interacts with infuriating Sam Russell obviously wanted him to be a flawed character, but it made it oh so hard to back their relationship when for 90% of the book I wanted Hettie to run screaming from the man.But, despite myself by the end of the book I wanted everything to ...


  6. says:

    Won this book on Goodreads Thank YouThis was an excellent romance story with all the angst and drama of two people who can t keep away from each other Hettie, who as a young girl got involved with a married man, and Alexander whose mother abandoned him and his brothers when he was a teenager Their difficulties in establishing a relationship due to Alexander s preconceived ideas about wome...


  7. says:

    I got the book from a goodread giveaway It was quite interesting and capturing book I was a little bit disappointed that the main female character was losing her wild attitude and the male one was getting even jealous and annoying as the book was reaching the end How...


  8. says:

    The inspiration for A Bed of Barley Straw was multi layered, but there were three things in particular which stirred my creative juices and got me writing.The characters were my initial motivation I saw Hettie, my heroine, as strong willed and captivating, but far from perfect Someone who hadn t always got it right and still makes mistakes I knew that Hettie would be no shrinking violet and that her history with men would be chequered Complicated to the point that she had abandoned romance, Hettie would find it easier to love the quirky dogs and horses that she shares her life with.My hero, Alexander Melton, is darkly flawed I enjoy a challenging character, but there had to be morality at the core Finding the damaged decency buried in his heart was the crux for Alexander, a test of character development To take a man with too much pride but create him worthy of love Events which occur through the story were intended to shake both Alexander s and the readers preconceptions Leading him through his journey of discovery was deliciously infuriating.The clash cam...


  9. says:

    I received this free in a Goodreads Giveaway This is a long romantic story of boy meets girl, things go wrong, things get better then wrong again etc.Set at Dray House, a large house with horses stables The story is mostly about Alexander, one of the sons of t...

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