Prisoner of My Desire
Destined to be yet another bestseller from the inimitable Johanna Lindsey.
Spirited Rowena Belleme must produce an heir - or incur the dangerous wrath of a ruthless stepbrother who stands to forfeit his ill-gotten wealth. And the magnificent Warrick deChaville is the perfect choice to sire her child - though it means imprisoning the handsome knight and forcing him to bend...more
Most of these authors are starting to write or have written aggressive love scenes, I accept this because I know its all for entertainment, and I think if you know that the author always writes aggressive love scenes then don't read the books if you find them offensive and degrading. I am not talking about t...more
Scandalous, I know. It's really unbelievable and I was anxious about how it was all going to work. It does, in my favorite way - angry sex, guilt and occassional moments of soul-sucking love.
Rowena's step brother, G...more
They both acted like they hated each other, and they wanted to hate each other. But, the truth was they desired each other, and love was beginning. Their words and actions were insincere. They were playing mind games with each other of one-upmanship. I was not drawn to this.
I accept dishonesty and insincerity for a variety of reasons, for example: standard romance protocol, discover...more
Set in England in 1152, this is the story of Warrick de Chaville, Lord Fulkhurst, a fierce knight who learned at a young age to take revenge on any who harmed him. So he would take his revenge on the woman who captured him, had him chained to a bed and forced herself on him, stealing his seed. Little did he know that Rowena Belleme, Lady of Tures, was herself forced to use him, a man she thought a slave, to produce an heir...more
The novel featured rape by both the hero and heroine inflicted to each other and I could not understand how anyone could ever get over that kind of emotional turbulence and find love. The author played with a unique concept...more
"Oh no! Now I've done it!! I've read TOO much TOO fast and now there are no good books left to read??!?!"
I have this moment about three times a week...
Which is why it's so exciting to find a story like this to remind me that there are still plenty of great reads yet undiscovered.
This one is so good... it had me running through every single emotion known to man and I love the characters so much I read it all in one night.
Yes, it has some rat...more
It was a twisted tale indeed...she raped him, he raped her and then he threw her in a dungeon. I was so curious how this was going to turn into a romance...but it did indeed. Good writing, snappy dialogue, enjoyable characters...I was hooked. Because of the content, I could not recommend this book...but it is one I would read ag...more
It's discouraging, to say the least, when I think on those statistics. Even more so wh...more
Yes the story has a lot of darkness in it, she rapes him, then he rapes her while making her have pleasure from the...more
Loved that it's a Reversed-Bodice-Ripper
I want me more of these 'medieval femdom'. *jokes*
Rowena dipaksa oleh Gilbert (kakak tirinya) untuk menikah dengan lord tua bangka bau tanah yg sebentar lagi akan mampus dan memiliki anak darinya. Rowena menolak namun Gilbert mengancam aka...more
Ceritanya mengingatkanku akan seri Viking-nya JL sendiri. Soalnya ada rantai-merantai dan culik-menculik. Dan lagi-lagi tentang perang dua lord yang saling membenci dan memperebutkan satu wanita.
Mungkin karena ceritanya kurang lebih sama tipenya dari awal, aku tidak mengharapkan sesuatu yang baru sih dan memang tak ada yang baru. Cuma, aku suka cara JL membuat interaksi anta...more
Going to sleep on it, may update this review later.
Aug 2, 2013-- have now re-read Prisoner of My Desire for third time and I am confirming how much I like it. Came across it originally in a discussion on AAR and added it to my list of historical romances for The Great Romance Reading Project of 2013. It is a s...more
There are books where you feel connected with the characters, books where you want to be that character and then again there are books like these where you wish for a brick to break on the heads of the characters - and this book really made me wish I could atleast meet Johanna and ask "WHY...more
Too, the rape bothered me. And everything up til her planned seduction was rape. TBH, while it's not my thing, I would have been fine with it if the novel weren't trying to be a romance. Or even if Lindsey had managed to pull a believable love story out of those begi...more
A kind of unique plot when never *in* my shelf there is a Heroine who *rape* the Hero...but It just did happened due to the circumstances out there in that time.
Before I read I thought ..."what?!" "It's just not make sense!" what kind of story is this gonna be?..yuck?! is this kind of joke? will it be good?..or just wastin' my time?!
But It's really worth my time and money to buy this wonderful2...more
I enjoyed this book immensely; the story was unique and the characters were diverting... I like that the ending was not black and white, but a shade of grey. I especially like the fact that Rowena did not forgive Warrick immediately just for the sake of her love to him, as heroines do in many other historical romance stories. I also like that the author clearly takes the reader through the transformations of the relationship between the two heroes. This tactic left me wondering in confusion abo...more
I really loved Lady Rowena's strength. Though some of the things she was asked to do weren't pleasant, she had very good reasons to cooperate with the demands.
Lord Warrick de Chaville was a hard man known for striking out quickly in vengence for any wrong done to him. The author does let us see inside...more
dimulai dari rowena sebagai toko cewe nya dipaksa kawin ma bandot tua oleh kaka tiri nya untuk dapat menguasai aset dari si Lort tua tersebut....
dengan tujuan memiliki anak dari Lor tersebut Rowena dipaksa tuk ber**buh dengan Bandot tua itu
tapi belum lagi Ber**buh dah mati si bandotnya
gagal deh rencana Kakak tiri si rowena tuk menguasai Aset dan prajurit si lor tua
untuk mensiasatinya kakak tirinya mencuri seorang laki2 yang dikira budak tapi ternyata orang yang di...more
entah knapa heronya ngingetin gw ama Jason Fielding
easy to love, easy to hate
(alasan lain knapa gw ngasih 5 star k nih buku)
tp ada satu hal yg gw ga suka dr si hero. dy tega2nya cambuk anak cewenya sendiri
tp pas anaknya dari si Rowena lahir, dy sneng bgt
hmm agak aneh sih dsitu
tp berhubung gw dmen bgt critanya, gpp deh^^
I give this book 3 stars, however for her amazing writing and great character development she deserves at least 4.
I think for me the concept and the main plot was a really difficult thing for me to grasp, furthering as to why I could not fully commit in loving it.
Basically the two main characters would possibly never had met if dire circumstances were not what they were, but because they were fate had placed them together......more
Not very fond of the characters. For example, Warrick pisses me off even though he sounds like a hunk. Gilbert is one sick and selfish a-hole who plans to trade his stepsister around and still, he thinks of loving her. If that's his way of finding protection and love for her then NO THANKS!
And Rowena hardly has any fight in her. I thought since she went through so much, it will harden her up, but no. None of that is in her. She's too easy.
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