From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 eS court a Turkish harem a Louisiana plantation andven gets taken by Comanches In fact I don t think I ve Fresh Water ever read a book that covered so much area in so little time This book hasnough action and plot for ten books And strangely after 676 pages the characters were still pretty one dimensionalI definitely French Daguerreotypes enjoyed it though and was never boredThis book has three almost four jaw dropping scenes that surprised me and blew me away and let s face it most books don tven have one For that alone I ll give a good rating Talk about a bodice ripper this is like the ueen Bee of bodice rippers You can t take this book seriously though It s just too silly Both Dominic and Marissa have way OTT histories From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read especially Dominic There is no way he could do all the things he supposedly did in his short young life It s just impossible and Rogers just kept tacking on new things view spoilerDominic was a Irish rebel a naval Captain an English Duke a spy a plantation owner the adopted son of a sheik and he rode with Comanches hide spoiler Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit This book has been the MOST EPIC and I m not sure that such term is wholly positive Bodice Ripper that I vever read I think TONS of intrigue politics drama hate world trotting in addition to the usual BR fare Disclaimer I love Bodice Rippers so this review is not a HATERade but just my opinion of oneparticularbook capisceAnywaylord have mercy This one had me feeling kookoo for Cocopuffs with all its ups and downsDid I like the book I m not sure It s got its positives for sure but it wasn t a romance by my standards In fact the romance aspect was really missing for me I get the hate you until you love me thing hellit s something I actually From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society enjoy reading But maybe I missed the boat here because I got the hate alright but it was hard for me to get the love between the story s protagonists However I have to admit that I could NOT tear myself away from this book Sorta like witnessing a scary car accident where we see one car flip over andject its passenger to his death before our very Doris Salcedo eyes Jah Shocking and fascinating all at once 0oSo I m gonna sit on this review for a few days before assigning a star rating as I m not sure if andor how much I liked this book But I will say that if you want to read anpic and I mean E PIC adventure and can look past the ca razy shit that happens then you re in for one heckuva rideAll that said I think I ve thoroughly popped my Rosemary Rogers cherry and can Twelve Days of Pleasure easily be done with her books for good Been there tried it read the books DONE That is until a certain K Wiki can convince me otherwise MINI REVIEW Oh damn men and their superior ways From now on I ll stand on my own two feet and fight for what I want anyway I have to with my body and my wits Why not It s a man s world what other choice do you leave a woman who possesses a mind Those words are from Marisa the heroine of this amazing action packed bodice ripper by the Original Legend Rosemary RogersIf you a high threshold for triggering issues like overbearing alphas forced seduction forced marriage of convenience adultery rape branding highwaymen harem romance slavery racism kidnapping murder travel to almostvery continent in the world an affair with Napoleon divorce remarriage a mother having her child taken from her criminals on the run plus a hefty dose of second wave feminism from a heroine who goes to hell and back several times over in a romance written in the 1970 sand it sounds like your idea of a thrilling read Wicked Loving Lies might be a book you d want to pick upAs far as I m concerned it s Rogers best
work Some parts of it were so hot like Chapter 17 other parts heartbreaking or shocking but it was NEVER boring Some parts of it were so hot like Chapter 17 other parts heartbreaking or shocking but it was NEVER boring s what I loved about these older romances there was always so much stuff going on you never had time to to take it all in you just kept moving Marisa is a heroine you want to smack or shake or hug or give her a big old high five She s amazing and she never gave up Gods Choice even though life kept coming at her with no remorse Except when she thought her beloved Dominic was deadandven then she was not going out without taking someone Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye else with herA great read for bodice ripper aficionados but not for the faint of heart4 12 stars rounded up to 5 I just finished the last lines of this book Incredible This story is why you just can t hand out 5 stars tovery good book you read Some stories are just that much better than the rest This was like several stories in one and Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France each one grabbed you sucked you in and kept you on thedge of your seat hoping for or dreading what was going to happen next Every scenario had scenes that voked motions from one Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild end of the continuum to the next I often found myself crying and heartbroken sometimes for who you might consider the bad guy I was often dumbfounded or just plain horrified by some of the things that happened in the story This is not aasy rea Congratulations The worst book I have Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets ever tried to read She makes Anne Rice sound like Jane Austen Fit only for women who hate themselves Yes that s how I really feel Yuck yuck yuck This book is wild and filled with nonstop action Wicked Loving Lies takes you halfway around the world and puts the heroine through a slew of outrageous situations Marisa spends time in Napoleon s court a Turkish harem a Louisiana plantation andven gets taken by Comanches In fact I don t think I ve Electromyography for Experimentalists ever read a book that covered so much area in so little time This book hasnough action and plot for ten books And strangely after 676 pages the characters were still pretty one dimensionalI definitely Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 enjoyed it though and was never boredThis book has three almost four jaw dropping scenes that surprised me and blew me away and let s face it most books don tven have one For that alone I ll give a good rating Talk about a bodice ripper this is like the Bee of bodice rippers You can t take this book seriously "THOUGH S JUST TOO SILLY "It s just too silly Dominic and Marissa have way OTT histories specially Dominic There is no way he could do all the things he supposedly did in his short young life It s just impossible and Rogers just kept tacking on new things view spoilerDominic was a Irish rebel a naval Captain an English Duke a spy a plantation owner the adopted son of a sheik and he rode with Comanches hide spoiler. Arem from the opulence of Napoleon's court to the wilds of the new frontier Marisa and Dominic brave all that they ncounter in this thrilling age intrigue captivity and danger And above all an nduring passion that ignites into an infinite lo. .
First off I have to laugh a little because I read this back in December and am just now typing up my handwritten review and the details of this book are already pretty foggy in my mind Dunno if that s anything to go for recommending this book Onto the reviewI picked this book up mostly because of its notoriety I wanted to see for myself what this story was all about It was the winner of a Pick My Next Read poll in the Western and Medieval Romance Lovers Group so it was time to get on with reading it To be honest here this book was a struggle to read in places Don t get me wrong I grew to be invested in the heroine Marisa rather uickly and wanted to see her nd up happy but whenever the hero Dominic appeared it was sometimes hard to keep reading the abuse he heaped on her It was a constant barrage of totally wrong accusations name calling and other forms of verbal abuse and of course the notorious rape again and again It s a wonder the poor girl s parts were Wicked Loving Lies even functioning by thend of the book Thankfully for a good portion of the book they are separated or I might not have been able to finishSo the premise is poor young Marisa has been raised in a Spanish convent La heredera del mar ever since her French mother and nursemaid were killed in the French Revolution when Marisa was just a child She s a little bit wild and headstrong but determined to become a nun She vows she ll let no man touch her since she witnessed the brutal gang rape of her nurse as they fled the Terror in Paris So one day she gets news from her father who s been living in Louisiana on his huge plantation all this time that she s to wed Don Pedro Arteaga She also overhears Don Pedro himself talking bawdily with his friend and so she swears she will not marry him Instead she decides to run away with her Gypsy friend Blanca whose caravan is leaving for France Disguised as a Gypsy girl she s unfortunately caught out alone one night at a festival and it s here she officially meets the male lead of this tale Dominic Challenger who was shownarlier in the novel to have had a pretty damn rough life so far He s hated by his secretly homosexual Duke father who may not really be his father due to the fact that Dom s mother was abducted from their plantation property back in America by a group of raiding natives and supposedly fell in with a wild frontiersman who ships him off to Ireland where his mother came from Here he gets involved with the rebellion and is captured and brought to the Duke who imprisons him and tortures him before packing him off to the Royal Navy as practically a slave So anyway this is where our lead characters meet and he and his friends assume her to be a Gypsy and force her to go along with them despite her protests and attempted scape Dom really shows himself to be a dick here for the first time treating her roughly and being rude But of course he just thinks that she s a worthless Gypsy girl and she doesn t tell any of them her true identity because she doesn t think they ll believe her anyway By the nd of the night she s been intoxicated and hauled off to someone s house where Dom rapes her uite roughly and ven worse because she s a virgin It s only the first in a long line of rapes for Marisa The next morning finds him all pissy because she didn t tell him she was a virgin and he tells his man Donald to give her some coins and take her back to the Gypsies However the caravan has moved on She begs Donald to help get to France where she has a wealthy aunt and a powerful godmother So Donald smuggles her Dominic s ship which just so conveniently happens to be heading to France Of course it s not long before Dominic discovers her presence and makes her a captive in his cabin raping her a bunch times degrading her at very turn forcing her to remain naked most of the time despite her discomfort So of course she hates his bloody guts and tries to fight back in any way she can but being all small and tiny female doesn t help At last they reach France and she makes a wild scape running and falling bedraggled into the arms of Philip Sinclair who just so happens to be ol Dom s cousin After hearing a slightly dited version of her story he rushes her to the palace of Napoleon Bonaparte whose wife Josephine turns out to be Marisa s godmother Marisa is reunited with her and also with her aunt Edmee and it s not long before she s introduced to society and uickly is a beautiful and sought after woman Philip becomes her favorite companion and they spend a lot of time together she fancies herself in love with him his kindness and gentle way of treating her a huge contrast to Dominic s abuse However the happy bubble is not to last and Dominic reappears as her aunt s lover none the less At least he Doesn T Rape Her During t rape her during time but he does take his chances to berate her some Soon Napoleon has his Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One eye on Marisa wanting her for his mistress though she really doesn t want to be One night she and Philip go for a stroll in the gardens while at a party and they are caught alone together though they weren t misbehaving or anything Dominic uickly steps forward and tells the gathered crowd that he s had his way with Marisa loads of times and therefore will marry her himself She s outraged but her aunt andveryone Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) else thinks it s a splendid ideaven though she told her aunt that it was Dominic who had raped her before she made her Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe escape On her wedding night she s supposed to remain under Napoleon s roof but Dom steals her away to a secluded villa where he proceeds to yell at her for forcing him to marry her which really ticked me off seeing as how the bastard volunteered his self for whatever reason and heaps some name calling and verbal abuse on her She yells at him for being a rutting beast and so he rips her gown off and carries her upstairs where he actually doesn t rape her this time but uses some foreplay and such and shows her pleasure For about a day they start to get along andven sort of seem like they might start to care for Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time each other but one little comment by her about his previous treatment of her sets him off again and he s back to being King Bastard of Dickwad Hill throwing accusations of being a lying whore in her face and all that good stuff After getting one nice goodxtra brutal rape in he leaves taking all the servants and supplies with him leaving. 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Her completely alone in the house save some halfwit peasant dude When she awakes she s not feeling so hot and collapses in a haze of pain Seems she was pregnant from her time on Dom s ship and his most recent brutality upon her person has caused her to miscarry She send the peasant guy for help and when she awakens again her aunt and Josephine a Jo s daughter are there to comfort her After some time passes she accompanies her aunt back to Edmee s home in England where Marisa has been set with the task of gathering info from French migres about possible Royalist plots against Napoleon She s also reun This is the first graphic romance novel I Forgetful of Their Sex ever read At the precocious and curious age of 12 I borrowed it from the mother of a friend By borrow I totally mean I swiped it I kept it between my mattress and box spring and read it by flash light under my covers Oh the sheerxcitement of reading something sooo forbidden It was better than the dirty parts of Judy Blume s Seventeen or Wifey that we would high light and pass around like contraband in 6th grade It put words to of all the budding passion and bodily urges I had been feeling but of course would not discuss with any adult I knew Still young Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing enough to actually play with dolls and toys I named one of my Breyer model horses Dominic Challenger I m sure therapistsverywhere could add a chapter to a book on that action aloneNone the less I was hooked I went on to read manymanymanymanymanymany bodice rippers and formulated some very odd notions of love as a result I have spent the better part of my adult life unlearning them Dominic And Marisa Blazing A Trail Of Fiery Desire Across Three ContinentsI ve chatted about this book with a number of Goodreads friends F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby ever since I first came on this site But I feel compelled to share a very kinky secret I ve never admitted to anyone before You see it s not the brutal rapes and the multiple scenes of degrading violence that Marisandures that make this book so compulsively addicting to me No the thing I like about this book is that in a weird way it s almost hands down the most luxurious and languidly paced story I ve Walled (The Line, ever read What I mean is when you read closely Marisa is always being whisked off to onexotic locale after another only somehow she s always being pampered and waited on and allowed to sleep late and sort of just reclining in luxury in an almost dazed state as she waits for the next roller coaster ride of sexual Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany excitement to begin Did youver notice how many times in this book Marisa is dazed or xhausted while something big is happening You can always count on her to be dozing when her carriage is abducted by rapists or when her sweetheart has just begged her to lope And her default mode when it comes to getting some down time is to sleep till noon Is this girl channeling Scarlett O Hara or Homer Simpson or GarfieldAs ach new chapter in her life begins she s always sleeping till noon Dumped in Paris among strangers Sleeps till noon and awakens in a strange house Kidnapped by a desert sheikh Has fabulous butt sex with a man she barely knows No problem she gets to sleep into the afternoon the next day Trapped in a steamy plantation mansion with a nasty stepmother who really hates her Sure it s upsetting but she still manages to sleep until noonThis books should be called WICKED LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLES And that s why I love it Rape is bad mmkayBad in real life but a fact of life in the old bodice rippers If it s something that bugs you chances are the whole book would suffer from its inclusion and you d probably be better off not bothering to read it Especially a book like this one where rape occurs multiple times and mainly by the heroThis is the first Rosemary Rogers book I ve ver read and I m glad that I didn t gobble this up back in high school along with Bertrice Small and Johanna Lindsey because like other people I might have focused solely on the sexual violence Marisa suffers and therefore ignored the other Tempting Fate elements in the book The adventure and crazy action is tops of course but the primal scream of female suffering comes through real loud and no doubt struck a strong chord back in 1976 It still resonates and putting it in a historical perspective the brutality Marisandures from all uarters ven by those who profess to love her is part "and parcel of depicting a brutal time Despite the Enlightenment and a professed dedication to Rule of Law some parts "parcel of depicting a brutal time Despite the Enlightenment and a professed dedication to Rule of Law some parts
#life were lawless #were lawless a woman s body was unprotected territory By the 1970s much progress had been made but the double standards were still there the salving of male pride still an unspoken duty and several of Marisa s tirades are ssentially a worn frustrated Enough is One Giant Leap enough Grow the hell up Why do you fault us when we want to be all we aspire to be Why are you so afraidThese alpha heroes and spitfire heroines and the nasty things they do and suffer through are perfect fits for the settings of the old rippers There s Old World decadence under the veneer of gentility and New World blunt raw brutality as frontiers are tamed and a whole race is grist for another s mill There s contradictions to navigate and fail like mixed blood being fashionable in France but is grounds fornslavement in America What one takes for granted is stolen away in an ocean s breadth The world is still like that in many respects and the unidealized atmosphere and characters in this book and many others of its time never fail to make me react and thinkLike any book though there are some weak moments I thought the character of Dominic was too flat for most of the book Only at the Apocalyptic Cartography end did he have an awakening of sorts and it was too little too late and theventual HEA with he and Marisa came too closely on its heels Still I give the book 5 stars because the final act still had my interest and a good pace Unlike Stormfire which while it had a far better hero in Sean Culhane had a long dwindling final act that seemed unnecessary as soon as it started and the book didn t satisfy me overall as this oneThis is a true bodice ripper classic and if you don t mind suirming a bit in discomfort in parts it s definitely worth the read This book is totally nuts Wicked Loving Lies takes you halfway around the world and puts the heroine through a slew of outrageous situations Marisa spends time in Napoleon. Pectations When the sanctuary she has found behind the walls of a convent is threatened by the news that her father has arranged for her to marry Marisa fleesright into the arms of a pirateFrom the safety of a sheltered convent to a sultan's ,