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Silken Savage

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  324 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Captured by a party of Cheyenne while traveling through Colorado, Tanya Martin refuses to let her proud spirit be broken or her voluptuous body abused. But Tanya does not anticipate her reaction to the brave who claims her and she's soon overcome by a passion she cannot resist. Reissue.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Leisure Books (first published May 1985)
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I know when I'm beat. The utter perfection and total adaptability of the heroine made this one more cartoonish than Captive Passions and more aggravating than Savage Ecstasy which also had unrealistic and extreme Mary Sue heroines. The relationship between the H/h shortly became a HEA kind of thing - conflict-free - and so the story was mainly descriptions of one Wonder Woman feat by the heroine after another (learning the Cheyenne language within weeks, putting one arrow into the shaft of anoth ...more
Beth F.
This book is absurd. But I adore it for all sorts of reasons I can't explain. Since the early 90's, I've read and re-read this fool book more times than I care to admit, and on several occasions after finishing, I have flipped back to the beginning and started again. Psychopath Jeffrey rules!

I wish the publisher would reissue this shit for Kindle. I'd probably read it even more if I didn't have to worry about hiding the cover in public.
Lynsey A
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Riccarla Roman
"Silken Savage" is a great example of the bodice rippers of the 80's. No long drawn out historical set-up, just right into the young women from the wagon train bathing in the river, kidnapped by Indians, and raped. Except for our heroine Tanya Martin who is claimed by A Panther Stalks, a young, handsome brave who treats her kindly. Well, there was that one beating when she tried to run away, but then he treats her gently, kindly, teaching her how to live as a Cheyenne. Of course, they fall in lo ...more
It's been awhile since I've read this so the plot is mostly vague to me now. What I recall most vividly about this book is that, I hated the heroine. I remember thinking what an awful mother she was for putting her desires ahead of her own children's health. Moreover, her pathetic willingness to do whatever it took to be with the abusive, raping hero made her seem like a complete spineless idiot. She's was a complete dog, a bitch whining for his attention, it was all pretty sickening and gag-wor ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Even though I don't mind reading the odd bodice ripper, this one was your fairly average Native American variety - the feisty heroine is captured by the handsome young Chief who treats her kindly and secretly has a Spanish mother and is heir to a large ranch in Texas. Full of the obligatory purple prose, it felt quite dated by 2014 standards. For nostalgia's sake, an extra half a star for the lovely Boo Blue eye shadow worn by the heroine on the front cover.

Yeah. This is a ridiculous book. Within 2 weeks, she learns the Cheyenne way of life, the Cheyenne language and completely adapts, realizes her love for the hero and loses her virginity to him (after he tames her into it…works her up to it day by day as though she were a horse being broken in, which is actually the analogy the hero uses). Then she proceeds to become a Cheyenne warrior and what not. She is so CHEYENNE by the time she's rescued that she refuses to speak any English and has her fel ...more
Lucie "a heart so wild"
Average romance. Too fast to like each other.
Maybe coz the main 'theme' in this one is using a fast plot.
Fast plot is not my type. It's just like Danielle Steele's book, not focusing in the character how they could falling in love.
Read this book many years ago and thought it was an average story.
Mar 26, 2010 Meisha added it
Regan Walker
Captivating Tale of the Cheyenne before Little Big Horn—a Love Story to Remember!

This was my first by Catherine Hart and I have since ordered 4 more of her novels. So I guess you could say I really liked this story.

Set in 1866, SILKEN SAVAGE tells the story of 16-year-old Tanya Martin, who travels via wagon train with her family to meet her fiancé in Pueblo, the Colorado Territory, when nearly to their destination, Cheyenne warriors seize five of the women, including Tanya. The chief’s nephew,
This was definitely a book that took time to get into. By the end of it, I was fully in love with both Panther and Tanya, but in the beginning, I didn't really like the former and didn't really believe the latter. Though I understood that it was Cheyenne custom and that Panther was already treating Tanya much better than the other captives, I think Hart could have done a better job taking into account her audience. Panther beating Tanya in the first few chapters was highly off-putting and shaded ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I've it read three times, it's that good. Only critic I have for it is that it dragged a bit towards the end. Otherwise I really like the characters, especially the heroine, she was the epitome of strength and she loved her man!
Glenda Snodgrass
Couldn't put it down during the last half. Spent one weekend doing nothing but reading til it was finished.
brilliant really loved it
April Brookshire
This book is a little infamous for a dislikable heroine.

I think she's got the makings of a serial killer with the way to takes to Indian torture customs.

I expected this to be one of those old bodice-rippers that are ridiculous but entertaining.

However, everything was so drawn out and it felt as if the heroine was always waiting long periods of time for this or that.

It was probably more realistic in the violence of the time, though.
Michelle Cerrato
I kept waiting for this book to get better, finally 3/4 of the way through I put it down. Just didn't do it for me. The heroine was annoying and the hero didn't really have any depth. First he's an Indian chief and then all of a sudden he is really a wealthy ranch owner. The Native Amerian stories and rituals were interesting but I never got hooked on the relationship.
Mary Neilsen
Have read this multiple times. Kit and Kat and her trials tod become a member of the tribe are some of the reasons I continue today read this book
I love period pieces and this book is awesome! It contains much about the ignorance of white americans towards the natives and also tells the story of a woman who knows what she wants, and fights for it. Also has shot loads of passion.
Tammy Mcglade
honestly i have read this book over 40 times in my life... i laughed,cried, and cheered with the characters... awesome novel
This book was disturbing. I do not recommend. I think that the heroine was the "savage" in this book.
I started to read this last night, So far its some what good but could be a lot better!
Pamela Lovette
Just read this book you will love it an it 2nd book in this seiers
Did not finish.
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Catherine Hart is one of today's most popular romance authors and has earned many prestigious writing awards since she started her craft. With 16 historical romances and 2 novellas under her belt, Catherine keeps very busy giving romance readers lots of great reading. Many of her books have made their way to bestseller lists then went on to win awards such as the Romantic Times Storyteller of the ...more
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