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Silken Savage

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  504 Ratings  ·  41 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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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.
Jan 06, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you like extreme Mary Sues and endless filler about Indian hearth culture
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
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Riccarla Roman
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
"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.

I expected more from this. I am about to start chapter 4 and I have no desire to continue this book. Why?

First of all the writer is using mostly TELL instead of SHOW.
The consequence of that is that I feel like I am being given a history lecture which doesn't make me emotionally invested in the book.
I feel like I'm reading a newspaper account of the events.

Does it get better? Do I continue or give up?

I wonder if I've been influenced by all the negative reviews I've read about this book?
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.
I am giving this 3 stars because Silken Savage was entertaining, in a wacky, it's not supposed to be funny, kind of way. Total ridiculousness (not that some parts weren't serious and violent). Not a keeper!
Nov 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
My reaction to 90% of this book : ugh. Don't waste your money on this juvenile book.
Feb 04, 2010 rated it did not like it
Did not finish.
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
One of the best romance and love novel i ever read...
Mar 26, 2010 added it
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Read this book many years ago and thought it was an average story.
Mira Brooks
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Catherine Hart was an amazing writer I loved this book, because of the passion and chemistry between the couple! It was very entertaining!
Regan Walker
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
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,
In reading discussion sights in Amazon and Goodread I am introduced to new authors and the titles of new books that are other romance readers favorites. Silken Savage by Catherine Hart is one of those books and authors. I have never read anything by Ms. Hart before, even though she is an established author, and after reading posting after posting of people discussing her books and writing style I decided to buy Silken Savage. I was not disappointed.

The premise of this story is about a young wom
Simone Z. Endrich
Apr 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: native-american
3 and a half stars

This was neither a 3-star nor a 4-star but somewhere in between; somewhat above average but not quite up to par. The reason being that the second half of the story seemed to take a nosedive somehow. I didn't quite take to the fact that A-Panther-Stalks (a.k.a. Adam Savage) were quite the same persona. The sudden shift from a 'savage' to a suave, well-educated gentleman just didn't do it for me. A matter of taste, I suppose. I would much rather have had the same Panther with his
Vicki Adderholdt
I really liked this book. The characters you fell in love with. The story was about people living in 2 worlds and many in this story did or had to learn to live with the people that did. I was exciting and because of the Native Americans there had to be sadness just because of the time frame of the story.
It was a wonderful romance. It made you believe and wish for the one true love fate has chosen for you to find you as it did for Tanya and Panther.
April Brookshire
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
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
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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!
Audra Burgess
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
As someone who is Native American, I wanted to throw the book across the room! Why is it that most of the NA romances are fucking racist?! The heroine was a mary sue as others have put it and the hero was another cookie cutter brutish jerk! Ugh at least the sequel is slightly better.
Sep 14, 2015 is currently reading it
love love this book... =)
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
brilliant really loved it
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I know it has a really corny cover but it was actually quite good
☮ mary
the kind of story full of clichés and laughable plots, which makes great Native American romance a rarity !!
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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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