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  1. says:

    This book was a rich and fascinating rendering of university culture I totally became immersed in it The characters were three dimensional and believably rendered especially considering that the heroine has to pull off the disguised as a man trope and the hero is an academic unusual for historical romanceThe romance was deeply emotional and sensual I loved where this book went and extra kudos for the uniue academic setting and depiction of city life


  2. says:

    Read for #Smutathon2020Historical girl runs away dresses up as boy falls for man story plot Not much romance historical tbh I might or might not do a longer review later


  3. says:

    Rated 35 on the blogThe cover and the blurb really depicted something different in my mind before I started delving into this interesting readI really have no other word to describe it other than interesting Maybe uniue? Even a little odd? This doesn't have a true typical trope that defines it but rather loosely pulls on others keeping the plot line and characters just shy of typicalFor one the heroine is described as a 'tom boy' loathing dresses and the compartmentalization of a women's 'place' during the medieval time period Jane de Weston rather sees – and seeks – freedom in what she deems as a mans world When an arranged marriage starts looming on the horizon for this seventeen year old Jane can't think of nothing else but to escape by running away She seeks to become a lawyer in the king's palace So she dons her comfortable male attire discussing herself as a young male teenager and heads off in search of an educationBut that reuires a 'Master' to take herhim on as their charge for the yearLucky for her a 'Master' is just who finds herhim on the stretch of the road Thinking that it's merely a young boy he decides to take herhim under his wing And despite the Master being saddled to this teenager he can't help but feel there is something differentoffWhat makes this an interesting read is obviously the characters Neither are described as beautiful or handsome but rather plain and with flaws Secondly the whole concept of a female carrying on the charade of a male – and literally hating the responsibilities and duties of being a female including having children was different Jane didn't accidentally slip into 'girly' mode in front of the male characters instead playing the role of male seemed natural to her It was only when her disguise was blown because of Master Duncan that she started to embrace her femininityAnother plot point that was different was the fact that author through in a sort of attraction that the Master held towards his charge and the feelings of disliking himself for having 'feelings' toward the female in disguise However as you can imagine when he finds out that Jane is indeed a female and not 'John' sexual attraction is accepted and acted uponThe lovin' scenes in this story were never graphic but yet held a very present sensuality As I stated previously it is In The Master's Bed that Jane starts to realize her female empowerment and begins to find herself thinking that maybe being a woman isn't so bad after all She still has her doubts about a male making her do 'female things' but she can't deny that power she feels when she's wanted by DuncanThe overall plot depicted the misunderstandings of gender roles in the Medieval time period with a strong sub plot undercurrent of self identity The secondary characters were there but shadowed keeping the focus of the story on the heroine and hero and how they dealt with conflict and resolutionsThe recommendation I think this will be a like it or dislike it book for many readers If you're up for reading a different type of historical romance with a tom boy of a heroine and anti rakeish hero you may enjoy the battles of the sexes and the misunderstandings of period gender roles that are learned primarily on the part of the heroine It also has a strong undercurrent of self identity in the sub plot The setting takes place in a university Cambridge backdrop additionally making this differentI'm not totally sure who to recommend this story to simply because I'm not sure where I stand on it myself I enjoyed the overall uniueness about it and the author's writing style but there's something there that I can't uite put my finger on that has me holding back from a 4 5 star review


  4. says:

    Jane de Weston is sick of life as a woman She wants nothing than to have the freedom that men have Never been very womanly she always felt as it would have been better had she been born a man During the birth of her sister's child Jane keeps making mistakes panics and flees the manor Disguised as a boy she intends to go to Cambridge and study to become a clerk in the kings court On the way to there she runs into a northerner man The man falls for her disguise as John and offers her a ride to Cambridge Little does Jane suspect that this man is about to play a large part in her future Duncan Can't remember his last name being spoke has finally earned his Masters and can now teach at Cambridge His intent is to teach and earn enough money so he can go abroad to finish his training as a physician There is only a few problems One his father has recently been kidnapped and is being ransomed by the Scots Two he has to find a way to convince parliament and the king to sent tropes and ransom money to the northern land where he lives Three his unmanly urges towards Little John Something is just not right with that boy One way or another every single one of these problems has to be fixed Especially the last oneI found that i really liked this book It's one of those books i wish i could give half stars because it's a 4 12 for me The story really deals with the set roles that men and woman were supposed to occupy during the late 14th century Jane wishes to become a scholar but can't because she's a woman The world expects her merely to marry have children and serve her household Jane doesn't want this and for that hates being a woman During the course of the story we see how women are treated and how men see them While out as John one of Duncan's friends tries to force a girl into having sex with him justifying it as she'll like it and he knows she wants it The men argue that woman are nothing but lusty creatures who have no morals or knowledge and need men to give it to them These things really set Jane off Duncan stops his friends from harming the girl and the girl later becomes Jane's confidant Jane just doesn't let the topic drop though She makes herself heard that woman aren't like that That it's not right to treat them that way Unfortunately she falls on death ears due to the attitude at the time and is merely considered the exception when she is found out This does not stop Jane from finding her own woman inside of her As she spends time with Duncan she finds she wishes to be seen as a woman to him She just wishes it to be on eual terms That is something Duncan grants later calling her a woman and a half The story concludes with Duncan's left hand getting badly broken and unable to work normally again This leads to Jane becoming Duncan's left hand and thus shows them finally as euals They marry have twins and make plans to leave for Paris so Duncan can finish up his studies as a physician Rating 4 12 stars Great characters great use of historical ideas of men and woman roles and nicely done romance My only complaint is that the plot felt week at times


  5. says:

    The characters are well drawn and Jane's secret isn't revealed right away In the meantime the reader is given a descriptive involving portrait of medieval scholarly life with the conditions that Jane has to contend with Her cross dressing isn't a ploy but part of who she is and Duncan's confusion anger over the deception is paired with grudging admiration that women aren't the one dimensional creatures he's been instructed to believe by Very Serious Men Surrounding the romance are issues of royal birth the benefits and trials that it can entail as well as the struggles that all people have to endure to survive whether one is male or female


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book the first of Blythe Gifford's that I've read I liked that there was so much thoughtfulness in this story it wasn't just a silly girl dresses like boy to get her man book Jane has truly got to face some inner demons to get comfortable with herself She learns to fight for what she wants and needs and she learns well what true love is Besides all that it's just a fun read


  7. says:

    How come this rating scale doesn't go below 1? I could not get into the Medieval times setting and the fact that the heroineromantic interest was under 18 was a HUGE problem


  8. says:

    I picked this one up because of the title and thinking it would have a bit of BDSM but it does not however it does have the teacher student troupe I enjoyed this a lot than I expected to This is my first from this author and there is a story that comes before this one about Jane's sister that I will have to go back and read Jane dressing like a man to see the world and have a better life lends comparison to my fave Shakespeare tale the Twelfth Night So I enjoyed that aspect of the story I would have liked to hear how she dealt with and hid her mensural cycle that aspect of the story was missing and I feel like it would have been a benefit to know It is mentioned once towards the end of the story I enjoyed the connection between JaneJohn and Duncan and their interactions both before he finds out and after


  9. says:

    I enjoyed the audio of this a lot The cover and title do this book a terrible mis service attracting the wrong readers I suspect and putting off those who would love it Girl or suggestions of non binary dresses as a boy Friends to lovers Really original setting in 14th century Cambridge University Angsty and sexy I didn't love an action of the heroine's near the end but the hero seemed to consent sort of so it was okay Definitely one for those looking for a historical outside the Regency


  10. says:

    I was so stinking surprised by this book It was an unexpected examination of gender and the first historical romance with a fair amount of accuracy to include a nonbinary person JohnJane was confusing and real and so so sweet Duncan was a joy intelligent and curious willing to see beyond the binary I really really loved this book and it was really nice to have these heavy heavy topics dealt with while still having a happy ending and not too much tragedy Ugh I really loved this


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Ghtful sensations in her highly receptive very feminine bodyWhen Duncan accidentally discovers her true identity he knows he should send her away but he agrees to Jane de Weston is sick of life as a woman She wants nothing than to have the freedom that men have Never been very womanly she always felt as it would have been better had she been born a man During the birth of her sister's child Jane keeps making mistakes panics and flees the manor Disguised as a boy she intends to go to Cambridge and study to become a clerk in the kings court On the way to there she runs into a northerner man The man falls for her disguise as John and offers her a ride to Cambridge Little does Jane suspect that this man is about to play a large part in her future Duncan Can't remember his last name being spoke has finally earned his Masters and can now teach at Cambridge His intent is to teach and earn enough money so he can go abroad to finish his training as a physician There is only a few problems One his father has recently been kidnapped and is being ransomed by the Scots Two he has to find a way to convince parliament and the king to sent tropes and ransom money to the northern land where he lives Three his unmanly urges towards Little John Something is just not right with that boy One way or another every single one of these problems has to be fixed Especially the last oneI found that i really liked this book It's one of those books i wish i could give half stars because it's a 4 12 for me The story really deals with the set roles that men and woman were supposed to occupy during the late 14th century Jane wishes to become a scholar but can't because she's a woman The world expects her merely to marry have children and serve her household Jane doesn't want this and for that hates being a woman During the course of the story we see how women are treated and how men see them While out as John one of Duncan's friends tries to force a girl into having sex with him justifying it as she'll like it and he knows she wants it The men argue that woman are nothing but lusty creatures who have no morals or knowledge and need men to give it to them These things really set Jane off Duncan stops his friends from harming the girl and the girl later becomes Jane's confidant Jane just doesn't let the topic drop though She makes herself heard that woman aren't like that That it's not right to treat them that way Unfortunately she falls on death ears due to the attitude at the time and is merely considered the exception when she is found out This does not stop Jane from finding her own woman inside of her As she spends time with Duncan she finds she wishes to be seen as a woman to him She just wishes it to be on eual terms That is something Duncan grants later calling her a woman and a half The story concludes with Duncan's left hand getting badly broken and unable to work normally again This leads to Jane becoming Duncan's left hand and thus shows them finally as euals They 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out as John one of Duncan's friends tries to force a girl into having sex with him justifying it as she'll like it and he knows she wants it The men argue that woman are nothing but lusty creatures who have no morals or knowledge and need men to give it to them These things really set Jane off Duncan stops his friends from harming the girl and the girl later becomes Jane's confidant Jane just doesn't let the topic drop though She makes herself heard that woman aren't like that That it's not right to treat them that way Unfortunately she falls on death ears due to the attitude at the time and is merely considered the exception when she is found out This does not stop Jane from finding her own woman inside of her As she spends time with Duncan she finds she wishes to be seen as a woman to him She just wishes it to be on eual terms That is something Duncan grants later calling her a woman and a half The story concludes with Duncan's left hand getting badly broken and unable to work 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To live the life of independence she craves Jane de Weston disguises herself as a young man She doesn't foresee her attraction to Duncan who stirs unknown but deli Rated 35 on the blogThe cover and the blurb really depicted something different in my mind before I started delving into this interesting readI really have no other word to describe it other than interesting Maybe uniue Even a little odd This doesn't have a true typical trope that defines it but rather loosely pulls on others keeping the plot line and characters just shy of typicalFor one the heroine is described as a 'tom boy' loathing dresses and the compartmentalization of a women's 'place' during the medieval time period Jane de Weston rather sees – and seeks – freedom in what she deems as a mans world When an arranged marriage starts looming on the horizon for this seventeen year old Jane can't think of nothing else but to escape by running away She seeks to become a lawyer in the king's palace So she dons her comfortable male attire discussing herself as a young male teenager and heads off in search of an educationBut that reuires a 'Master' to take herhim on as their charge for the yearLucky for her a 'Master' is just who finds herhim on the stretch of the road Thinking that it's merely a young boy he decides to take herhim under his wing And despite the Master being saddled to this teenager he can't help but feel there is something differentoffWhat makes this an interesting read is obviously the characters Neither are described as beautiful or handsome but rather plain and with flaws Secondly the whole concept of a female carrying on the charade of a male – and literally hating the responsibilities and duties of being a female including having children was different Jane didn't accidentally slip into 'girly' mode in front of the male characters instead playing the role of male seemed natural to her It was only when her disguise was blown because of Master Duncan that she started to embrace her femininityAnother plot point that was different was the fact that author through in a sort of attraction that the Master held towards his charge and the feelings of disliking himself for having 'feelings' toward the female in disguise However as you can imagine when he finds out that Jane is indeed a female and not 'John' sexual attraction is accepted and acted uponThe lovin' scenes in this story were never graphic but yet held a very present sensuality As I stated previously it is In The Master's Bed that Jane starts to realize her female empowerment and begins to find herself thinking that maybe being a woman isn't so bad after all She still has her doubts about a male making her do 'female things' but she can't deny that power she feels when she's wanted by DuncanThe overall plot depicted the misunderstandings of gender roles in the Medieval time period with a strong sub plot undercurrent of self identity The secondary characters were there but shadowed keeping the focus of the story on the heroine and hero and how they dealt with conflict and resolutionsThe recommendation I think this will be a like it or dislike it book for many readers If you're up for reading a different type of historical romance with a tom boy of a heroine and anti rakeish hero you may enjoy the battles of the sexes and the misunderstandings of period gender roles that are learned primarily on the part of the heroine It also has a strong undercurrent of self identity in the sub plot The setting takes place in a university Cambridge backdrop additionally making this differentI'm not totally sure who to recommend this story to simply because I'm not sure where I stand on it myself I enjoyed the overall uniueness about it and the author's writing style but there's something there that I can't uite put my finger on that has me holding back from a 4 5 star review