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The Wanton

3.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  208 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
They call her wanton, a woman of wild and independent spirit. But Trista Windham knows her heart -- and nothing can shatter her dreams.For love, in need, she surrenders her innocence beneath a radiant sky -- and binds her soul forever to Blaze Davenant, a dark and handsome man of dangerous secrets... and startling secret passions. Across perilous waters and through the rav ...more
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published 1985 by Avon
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Carol Storm
There's a line, Rosemary Rogers -- and you crossed it! Bodice ripping I can deal with, okay. Even a little rougher than that sometimes. But when the heroine is drugged, committed to an asylum, gang-banged by a bunch of doctors . . . well, there's a line, Rosemary Rogers. And you crossed it!
Deidra O
Feb 02, 2014 Deidra O rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first "adult" novel I read. Sadly. I felt pretty violated, but my sadistic teenage curiosity won out and I finished it. A happy ending doesn't make up for everything else in the book.
Apr 20, 2015 Dar rated it it was amazing
This was my first dub-con, non-con, YA, NA, kidnap, BDSM and taboo book ever and I loved it so much!!!

So utterly tame compared to lots of other fare, it was the subject matter that sparked my imagination, and I read it over, and over, and over again. I still have my original hard copy and still read it ever once in a while

This starts with a very young girl and her aunt's lover. They are the love story, but they go through so much, together and apart. It is a saga

A vicious stepbrother, who lusts

I remember reading The Wanton as an early teen (13 maybe). I found it hidden in a bedside drawer and once I started reading I realized why. I thought it was crazy hot then and, at 37 I still think the same thing. I mean c'mon look at that cover. What early 90's teenager could resist reading this when their parents weren't home?

When it comes to stupid, there are times the main character, Trista, takes the cake, especially when it involves her stepbrother, Fernando. In her defense (and at the beg
Sep 26, 2013 Priyanka rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There was no continuity in plot.There was typical RR stuff like abuse,kidnapping.....but the bigamous relationships left me very confused.Isn't it a sin in that era????whatever,this is not for somebody who is expecting a good plot development.There were too many loose ends.
Steph (loves water)
Feb 25, 2013 Steph (loves water) rated it really liked it
Pretty sure this came out before 1985, I'm thinking 1980 or late 70's, stole it from my mother and re-read it several times....WOW!!!!
Jul 05, 2012 Amy rated it did not like it
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Janet Meeks
Ok. I reread this book. I did finish it. I read the reviews also, and I think most of them are correct in their assessment. It is truly a hard book to follow. I'm not really sure the exact reasons why, but I'll try to give my thoughts. I was confused at the delivery I guess of the story. Each "scene" would start out, and you would think, where is this coming from, then at the end of that "scene" she would kind of explain it. For instance, when Fernando "kidnapped" her, the story read they were o ...more
Oct 12, 2014 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
great read for its time dont think I would read it now
Feb 11, 2015 Marisol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First romance novel I ever read. Loved it!
Shelby Bowles
It was a difficult book to read, and the 3 stars are for the first half of the book. I don't mind bodice ripper element at all, but I felt that RR wrote this book in few different states of mind, and initially she gave detailed description to incidents but than she just hurried the story and forgot how to make it coherent.
Jun 27, 2013 Tina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I would have really liked to see this book before her editor got it. It had to be a big hot mess. Even after it was really, really hard to follow.
Acacia Green
Didn't enjoy this book. not my sort of read. I didn't finish it.
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Rosemary Jansz Navaratnam Rogers Kadison

Rosemary Jansz was born on 7 December 1932 in Panadura, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), she was the oldest child of Dutch-Portuguese settlers, Barbara "Allan" and Cyril Jansz. Her father was a wealthy educator who owned three posh private schools. She was raised in colonial splendor: dozens of servants, no work, s
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