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The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Originally published July 25, 2011
Did all English girls make love like a man? Or was it only this one?
Max von Brandt, a German Mountaineer, wonder this as he stroked the hair out of the face of the young woman lying next to him in the dark. He'd been with many women. Soft, pliant women, who clung to him after ward, extorting promises and endearments. This woman wasn't soft, and neither was her lovemaking. It was hard and quick and without preliminaries. And when it was over, as it was now, she would turn away, curl into herself, and sleep.
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