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Wild Sweet Ecstasy (Dennehy Sisters #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  224 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
She couldn't ignore him...

The gang of train robbers swore they could smell a reporter a mile away. Maybe it was her perfume that saved Mary Michael Dennehy from the brutal fate of her newspaper colleagues on the train to Colorado. Instead of being killed, she was kidnapped by the one named Ethan Stone -- a man whose lazy, derisive smile was distinctly unsettling, and oddly
Published February 1st 1997 by Zebra (first published May 1992)
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Dec 08, 2014 Mara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
I can't understand how this author could write such a boring, flat book. I don't really know her, but Jo Goodman is quite a name in the romance industry. But if I have to judge from this novel, I wouldn't give her books a dime.

There's not an ounce of meat to this romance, or plot either. We are presented in the prologue with a powerful heroine: imagine the end of the XIX century, the world is changing, women are doing their first foray into the world as professionals. We have a woman journalist
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon

2.4 stars and the .4 is only because I like Jo Goodman.

I don't know what happened in this book though. Michael was a disappointing & annoying heroine, Ethan - while slightly more sympathetic - had potential that went nowhere. And the ending? The ending was unneccessarily drawn out.

There are better Historical "Wild West" romances to read, hell there are better Jo Goodman's to read. Skip this if you can. If you can't, well, it's not bad but it surely isn't great. If you aren't overcome with
Jul 26, 2014 Robin rated it liked it
It was plain luck that Mary Michael Dennehy wasn't killed when her train was stopped by a group of train robbers. She was also lucky that one of the desperadoes, Ethan Stone, knocked her out before she could tell them that she was a reporter. When she came to, Ethan had told his friends that she was his wife and would be traveling with them. Not knowing why Ethan is protecting her, Michael plans her escape.

This book, along with the other books in the Dennehy Sisters series, has been in my TBR pi
Jan 14, 2016 Maryori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gustan los western, y los romances históricos así que éste me ha caído como del
Cielo, muy buena trama, grandes intrigas, lo recomiendo para pasar 1 o 2 días de sana distracción :)
May 09, 2016 Keri rated it really liked it
Really liked this one and glad a decided to pick this up. It has been on my TBR for awhile. I am going to pick up the rest of the Dennehy's sisters stories.
While on a train reporter, Mary Michael Dennehy, is caught in the middle of a robbery. Little did she know that she had met one of the robbers before and to keep her from getting killed for being a reporter he makes up a story that they had once been married. Ethan Stone did not expect to see the woman reporter again, he is on a mission of his own and to get them both out of it he forces her to pretend.

There were certain parts that I really did not like about Michael, for being such a smart woma
Sep 17, 2013 Apricity rated it liked it
"Don't look so worried, honey." Kitty said consolingly. "He'll pay. At least until he tires of you. And the way he had you screamin' last night, it don't seem like an arrangement either one of you is goin' to quit soon." Michael was beginning to believe her scream the night before wasn't quite the rebel yell that Ethan had described it. "Just listenin' to you got Happy all hot again. I made a tidy fortune last night." She giggled. "He couldn't get enough of me." Michael was also revising her ...more
Jill Dunlop
Mary Michael Dennehy who goes by the name of Michael, is a woman in a man's world. She dreams of being a reporter for a big newspaper. She is one of the few women with a college education, but most men still view her as inferior and she is bound and determined to change their opinions. Ethan Stone is working undercover infiltrating a gang of thieves who have managed to rob a series of trains. On one train heist he recognizes Michael as the stubborn woman in the newsroom. He can't have her ...more
"Only My Love" is a western romance of Micheal a reporter traveling with her fellow reporters on a train that gets robbed by Ethan and cohorts , and gets kidnapped in the process. Ethan is an undercover federal Marshall that is posing as an explosives expert in order to catch the robbers. In order to keep his identity a secret he keeps Michael in the dark about who he is in hopes that he can keep them from killing her. Sparks between the two of them make it hard to keep away from one another, ...more
Dec 18, 2014 Cecily rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-archive
I really liked the set-up of the story because it allowed the action for much of the book to be very focused on the saloon and the idea of surveillance and subterfuge and watchfulness. It builds an unusual level of seriousness and intensity around the characters and their mutual suspicions that was really very interesting, and caught my attention as a reader. So when the action moves to another, much more urban and busy setting in the last quarter of the book there is the sense that the reader ...more
Linda Walters
Mary or Michael as she's nicknamed in this story is a woman with an education and she's been working in a man's world. But....she sure didn't seem to have much when it came to being street smart. She irritated me more than once when she was was bold with her words but just couldn't seem to understand what danger she really was in. Smart woman but some really stupid actions. And they don't just put her in danger. It was before I got to 40% of the story when I wasn't sure whether I could finish ...more
Chantelle Larson
Sep 30, 2014 Chantelle Larson rated it liked it
What did I think? I think my 3 star rating was more then generous. 2.5 might've been more accurate. For a romance book this fell mostly shy of expectations, there were some interesting concepts and entertaining interludes but overall I felt it was drawn out and unnescessarily slow moving (especially the ending, giant yawn!). I was semi-disappointed by the heroine with her childlike tantrums and actions(not that they weren't entertaining) I was intrigued and felt more promise with our strapping ...more
It started of really well with an interesting heroine who is a journalist and a U.S. Marshall pretending to be in a gang of robbers in order to catch them. The heroine gets caught during a heist and the hero kidnaps her and pretends she is his wife in order to protect her. It was very interesting in parts and then the story kind of dragged on and on with the introduction of other characters in the series. There seemed to be a total disconnect between hero and heroine at times. Good writing as ...more
Wendy Tavenner
Dec 18, 2014 Wendy Tavenner rated it it was amazing
Love Jo Goodmans writing!!! Michael just wants to be accepted as a reporter and Logan knows she'll be one of the best but this is a mans world!!! (Mary) Michael is on a cross country assignment with her fellow Chronical reports when the train is held up. She is kidnapped and her fellow reporters killed. Unknownst to her but Ethan who claims she is his wife is actually a undercover Federal Marshall, who is trying to brimng in the gang and the one responsible to giving them information. A great ...more
Feb 27, 2016 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It had been a while since I had read one of Ms. Goodman's books, and I did receive this one free as part of a prize package, but what a wonderful gift I received. This book was rich with wonderful descriptions and smart, sassy characters. It made me remember why I loved her books previously and would search for them whenever I would make my trips to the used bookstores. Will definitely be looking for the others in this series. Thank you Ms. Goodman for this wonderful prize = you have a wonderful ...more
I received this book as a free gift at an event. I've previously never read anything by Jo Goodman, so I didn't know what to expect. This book had a bit of suspense, a whole lot of sexual tension and a naughty cowboy. Not generally my cup of tea, but I really enjoyed this book! It's a quick read and I plan on reading the second book in this series.
Interestingly enough story. The main characters had unexpected backgrounds, plenty of action with train robbers, abduction & a proper miss becoming a saloon girl. I just felt emotionally detached so didn't enjoy as much of some of the other works I've read by Jo Goodman.

Barbara Watts
Feb 25, 2016 Barbara Watts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Michael Dennehy is a reporter who is kidnaped during a train robbery, Ethan Stone an undercover federal marshal says she is his wife.Mary comes back to New York but the leader of the gang has escaped from custody and found her. Will Ethan be able to keep her safe? I was gifted a copy for an honest review
4 1/2 stars, The conclusion of this story dragged a bit for me to give it a 5 star rating. It just didn't wrap up smooth enough for me.
That aside, it had a great story line with action, suspense and a great romance.
Louiseann Walter
Apr 12, 2015 Louiseann Walter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Only rated a four star because it left too many gaps in the story line where you had to assume what has happened
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“I'm not that squeamish, Mr. Stone."

"Ethan," he said. "I'm naked. I'm in a tub. You're wearing my nightshirt. You've already slept in my bed. I think you should call me Ethan.”
“You can let your breath out," she said, moving around to the side of the tub. She gave him the bottle again. "here, have another drink. I'm all done. You're going to live."

"I knew I was going to survive the injury," he said lowly. His eyes held hers. "I didn't know if I was going to survive your attentions.”
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