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Prisoner of My Desire (Avon Historical Romance)
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
Prisoner of My Desire is the definition of a bodice ripper; written three decades ago with a strong, sassy heroine, and an almost irredeemable hero. But I just like them like that I suppose. For some reason, I can keep rereading and rereading Johanna Lindsey novels and never get bored.
Now, was Prisoner of my Desire really a five-star worthy piece of liter ...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
I know I shouldn’t enjoy it as much as I do.
*** Kind of spoilery***
My tears had barely dried before I was supposed to love the hero for realising his monumental stuff up and believe in his declarations of love. Prisoner of my Desire is one of those historical romances that I hate to love. The hero was an utter, utter bast*rd. He is cranky, rude and despicable. He has his reasons, but his resentments and hostilities at times made me want to get my own bloody whip out and chase him down…not that I ...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
Το "Αιχμάλωτη του πόθου μου" το ξεκίνησα με σκοπό να το 'ξεπετάξω' στα γρήγορα,θεωρώντας το άλλη μια ιστορία αγάπης.Βλέποντας δε πως γράφτηκε το 1991,περίμενα να διαβάσω μετρημένες,'σεμνές' σκηνές.Χαίρομαι τόσο που διαψεύστηκα!
Η συγγραφέας έχει καταφέρει να αποδώσει με απόλυτη πιστότητα την εποχή που περιγράφει και όλα όσα διαδραματίζονταν τότε,χ ...more
It's discouraging, to say the least, when I think on those statistics. Even more so wh ...more
Surprisingly, i truly enjoyed this book. Been a while since i've read Johanna Lindsey but i'm glad i gave this one a chance. Heroine was spunky enough for the hero who was a total ass! I loved that she made him grovel at the end, take that ass-hat!
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
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
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
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
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.
This was my first book by this author...I'll probably pick up another one some time. Bodice ripper, indeed!
Now I know what my Grandma reads....hmmmm.
Thank you Danielle so much for the rec <3
Loved that it's a Reversed-Bodice-Ripper
I want me more of these 'medieval femdom'. *jokes*
I suppose I need to give an actual review. The faux-medieval language was nearly impossible to read. It was super rapey and when they finally started having consensual sex I was still creeped out. I didn't find either of the characters sympathetic. Rowena was ...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
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
Esa relación de amor y odio entre Rowena y Warrick me ha calado :'')
Y, bueno, la historia está magníficamente descrita, al detalle.
Johanna Lindsey se ha convertido en una de mis autoras preferidas de este género.
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In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom ...more