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Stormy Vows (Donovan Enterprises #1)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  264 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Fiercely proud of her independence, Brenna Sloan felt her assurance crumble under Michael Donovan's forceful approach. They were both fighters--but Brenna wasn't strong enough to reach out for the love she needed, and Michael knew only how to take--until he met Brenna. With tantalizing persuasion, he overcame her objections, urged her into a sudden marriage, and carried h ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 1983 by Loveswept
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This book had all the right ingredients to become an unforgettable romance!

1. With Irish handsome alpha male Hero with overbearing possessive tendencies and protectiveness!

2. Sweet innocent heroine, but with independence and a strong will and mind of her own!

3. Sensuality that was oddly surprising in the wake of the year this book was written...there was enough meat to satisfy the romance reader and enough passion to make up for lack of more vigorous sex scenes!

However there were things that di
Apr 02, 2016 Çisem rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

-Kitap Harlequin kitapları tarzındaydı.
-Çeviri çok kötüydü. Çoğu zaman cümlelerde neler anlatılmak istendiğini anlamadım o kadar kötüydü.
-Kitabın editör elinden geçmediğini düşünüyorum. İsimler yanlış yazılmış bir çok yerde.
-Adamın halleri çok abartıydı bir anda kızın üstünde bu kadar baskı kurması ve bunu kendine hak bilmesi çok aşırı geldi bana. Yani kurguda da istediğim şeyleri çok fazla bulamadım.
+Akıcıydı 1 günde bitti.
+Kafa yormayan kitaplardan olduğu için bu ara iyi geld
May 16, 2009 seton rated it liked it
This was Johansen's first Loveswept, published in 1983.

Spinoff is Loveswept #17, TEMPEST AT SEA.

Very old school category romance. Hero is a Steven Spielberg-like director/producer in his late 30s. Heroine is a 20 year old actress with a 2 year old baby. Yes, we are talking about a 15+ year difference.

Heroine has a Big Secret which she is stupid for keeping from the H. Lots of misunderstandings ensue. The H is a typical IJ possessive alpha who quite openly talks about his obsession with the her
Feb 22, 2016 Gamruk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: güncel
Adamimizz cidden hödükkk:))) oyle boyle degil gel git yap et dur falan gibi emirler yagdiran odunsu mahlukat ama yine de seviyoz iste boylelerini napicaz:)))

Sevdim, hatta yazar erkek ic seslerine biraz daha girse azcik daha duygu yuklemesi yapsa vazgecilmez kitaplarimdan bile olabilirdi.
I'm surprised this one wasn't written in the 70s for all the un-PCness coming from the H. He had a lot of unlikable qualities. One of the worst was his jealousy for the heroine's child because he couldn't stand the thought of another man having her and made her avoid having them together (it was better by the end of the book but I know some will never forgive ;).

Some of the things he would say to the heroine were just awful, and his excuse at the end for his attitude didn't really justify it fo
Oct 22, 2015 Julz rated it liked it
3.5 stars. alpha possessive hero. no cheating. The heroine was a bit wishy washy but otherwise a good read.
Jan 15, 2016 Tishke rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
The jealousy and the language reminded me of late 1970's romance novels and early 80's Hollywood.

Still, a nice quick read but I wasn't a fan of his behavior in the lake house or with her sister's toddler.
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Oct 14, 2011 RomReader *Spoiler Giver* rated it really liked it
Budding 20yo actress with a 2yo son gets special treatment by filmmaker Hero who feels so possessive with her that he has a tough time dealing with her son b/c he's fathered by another man. Heroine doesn't tell him of her son's true paternity due to the promise she made to her late sister. A man from her past reappears & threatens to expose her secret & take her son away from her. How will Hero react to her secret?

Some good & bad points. It was emotionally involving & was a fast
If I was writing this review in 1983 when Stormy Vows came out, I probably would have given it 5 stars. But many years later, I'm older and wiser and it only rates 3 stars. With a sexist Alpha male protagonist, Michael is a throwback to the MCP characters of the early 1980s romance novels. He takes when he should ask and doesn't really listen to "no."

This book is a product of its times, so I'll cut it some slack, but upon reflection its not my favorite of Ms. Johansen.
Jan 16, 2016 Songül rated it liked it
Beyaz dizi tadında ve çabukluğunda bir hikayeydi ..
Apr 22, 2009 Connie rated it liked it
Shelves: already-read
This book was diffucult to review. It was a good story, but fell short a few times. It was frustrating at times, but it made me think i liked it more than i did. Or was it less?
Apr 28, 2009 Pat rated it it was ok
Seems to be the 1st of the series that about movies.
This book is also tied to Capture the Rainbow.
May 28, 2012 Barb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I just love Johansen. What else need i say. 5 stars!
Carla Sokotuk
May 16, 2012 Carla Sokotuk rated it it was amazing
First book read on my Nook. It was a good one.
Nov 27, 2009 Joan rated it it was ok
formulaic and highly predictable.
Jul 02, 2012 Cem73 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, vo, vf, harlequin
Titre vf : les coeurs ensorcelés
Dec 23, 2010 Ruth rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-series
LS #14
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Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great su ...more
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