Wicked Loving Lies

Wicked Loving Lies In the sweeping tradition of Sweet Savage Love New York Times bestselling author Rosemary Rogers takes readers on an epic journey that spans continents and explores the depths of human passions Born

  • Title: Wicked Loving Lies
  • Author: Rosemary Rogers
  • ISBN: 9780380007769
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the sweeping tradition of Sweet Savage Love, New York Times bestselling author Rosemary Rogers takes readers on an epic journey that spans continents and explores the depths of human passions Born of scandal and denied his birthright, Dominic Challenger took to the sea, charting his own future A true rogue, Dominic answers to no one, trusting only himself Until MarisIn the sweeping tradition of Sweet Savage Love, New York Times bestselling author Rosemary Rogers takes readers on an epic journey that spans continents and explores the depths of human passions Born of scandal and denied his birthright, Dominic Challenger took to the sea, charting his own future A true rogue, Dominic answers to no one, trusting only himself Until Marisa Born of wealth and privilege, Marisa is a prisoner to her father s expectations 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 flees right into the arms of a pirate From the safety of a sheltered convent to a sultan s harem, from the opulence of Napoleon s court to the wilds of the new frontier, Marisa and Dominic brave all that they encounter in this thrilling age intrigue, captivity and danger And above all, an enduring passion that ignites into an infinite love.

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    1. Rape is bad, mmkay?Bad 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 hero).This is the first Rosemary Rogers book I've ever read, and I'm glad that I didn't gobble this up back in high school along with Bertrice Small and Johanna Lindsey because, lik [...]

    2. 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, and even gets taken by Comanches. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that covered so much area in so little time. This book has enough action and plot for ten books.And strangely, after 676 pages, the characters were still pretty one dim [...]

    3. I just finished the last lines of this book. Incredible! This story is why you just can't hand out 5 stars to every good book you read. Some stories are just that much better than the rest. This was like several stories in one and each one grabbed you, sucked you in, and kept you on the edge of your seat hoping for or dreading what was going to happen next. Every scenario had scenes that evoked emotions from one end of the continuum to the next. I often found myself crying and heartbroken, somet [...]

    4. Congratulations. The worst book I have 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.

    5. Dominic And Marisa -- Blazing A Trail Of Fiery Desire Across Three Continents!I've chatted about this book with a number of friends 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 Marisa endures 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 th [...]

    6. This is the first graphic romance novel I 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 sheer excitement 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 bu [...]

    7. Where to start? This book almost defies description.Although apparently not as notorious as Stormfire, it certainly deserves its reputation as a wince-inducing Old Skool bodice-ripper. It has everything - rape, sodomy, torture, a harem, infuriating alpha-to-the-nth-degree hero, and casual brutality against women.It was this last feature that jumped out the most at me, and no doubt what makes modern readers blanch when discovering this book, either by accident or on purpose. Despite the OTTWTFery [...]

    8. 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’s court, a Turkish harem, a Louisiana plantation, and even gets taken by Comanches. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that covered so much area in so little time. This book has enough action and plot for ten books.And strangely, after 676 pages, the characters were still pretty one dimensional.I definitely e [...]

    9. 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've ever 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 onerticularok. - capisce?Anywaylord have mercy! This one had me feeling kookoo for Cocopuffs with all its ups and downs.Did I like the book? I' [...]

    10. 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 review:I 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 [...]

    11. I have no idea why my review isn't posted. o.o I have no idea where it disappeared to. LOL I guess I'll give a few comments until I can either find the other on my HDD, or feel the fucks to re-write it.Rosemary Rogers is a brilliant master at storytelling. Nothing is taken for granted. She drops clever lil' sprigs of clues along the way, filling the space with constant suspicion and nefarious subplots. When you finally feel like you're catching onto the clever wordplay - your conclusions may be [...]

    12. Wicked Loving Lies was my first Rosemary Rogers adventure or should I say roller coaster ride? I have heard the hype, read the discussion boards and laughed at the updated status of her readers so I thought I was ready, are we ever truly ready for her though? I thought WLL would be the best first choice to start with Rosemary thinking Sweet Savage Love and Dark Fires being linked may be too much for my OCD as a first time read. Enough about why I chose the book right!?Ok from the get go I didn't [...]

    13. Wow, what an andventure reading this book was. It really defines what a bodice ripper is, to me anyway. I mean where else could you have the heroine go from soon to be nun to a gypsy to the goddaughter of the first lady of France. Then to a haram girl,(the favorite of course),then back to Paris to be Napoleons misstress. Then off to Louisiana to be a plantation owner, oh but wait it turns out she's really the daughter of a slave so she's sold into slavery, and then to an Indian squaw.Oh and the [...]

    14. Absolutely horrible. Easily one of the worst books I have ever read.1) There didn't seem to be any actual love.2) Dominic was an abusive rapist.3) Marisa didn't even remotely care about her kid.4) just completely unrealistic, even for romance novels.It seemed too much like it was trying to be Gone With The Wind, but it failed completely,

    15. I'm reading this because I was named after the main character. Well, not really, but my mom read this book, didn't like it, but really liked the name Marisa, only with an additional s. So far, I can see why she did not care for it. Okay, I've read it. It's difficult to rate this book because it's an old-skool bodice ripper, written when rape was a common trope. More than 35 years later, I find it next to impossible to look at it objectively. But, beyond the fact that the heroine falls deeply in [...]

    16. The hero was a complete bounder who constantly seems to rape the heroine and when not doing so, he always thinks the worst of herIn real terms he was a sociopath - some of his actions re the heroine are just jaw dropping - and not in a good way.He is up there with Sean from Stormfire. Two - Three stars as it was strangely readable but I had pretty much had enough trauma in the Old World and the events in America were beyond over the tope situation when the heroine is declared a slave quadroon wa [...]

    17. What and epic adventure with a capital “A”. I don’t know if it is possible at all to summarize the plot of this book because it goes almost through entire continent, starting at a convent in Spain and winding up in America. It is a book I have mixed feeling about because the abuse that our heroine took is above and beyond anything a person can forgive and most of the plot was unnecessary imo. This book is about a heroine who is loved/wanted by almost everyone but her husband who is our mai [...]

    18. My favorite 'genre' is BR and this one is great. There is plenty of tension, the violence and 'hate' between the Hero and Heroine. This dates from the 70s and has many themes and scenes that are 'verboten' today. There is rape, slavery and infidelity and of course the worst offense: misunderstandings! So be forwarned, not for the faint of heart!

    19. Holy hot mess, Batman. Still, I read every 626 pages of my edition.I truly have no feelings for Marisa either way, except she's a survivor of her time. In this story the author gave her a network of (long, long list) powerful benefactors who would pop up just in the nick of time. Only to use her for their own agendas, including our "hero." Familia connections IMHO as unbelievable as unicorns, but this was published in 1976, so there was no to fact check the stream of historical rainbows ;)As fa [...]

    20. My full review is here on my personal website. I'll post a few excerpts here, though:4.5 out of 5.0 starsThe very worst thing about this book, for me, was that I knew it was supposed to be part of the Ginny and Steve saga, but they werent’ anywhere in the book and I was soo confused! I was constantly stopping to double check websites to make sure that I had the correct book. I’m sure that the stop and go reading in addition to the distraction caused by my confusion took away from some of my [...]

    21. Read this book when it came out in late 70's early 80's. Not memorable. I would recommend focusing on the Ginny . Steve "Morgan Series" and not on this lessor known "Challenger Series".Oh fun, just realized that this story leads to the son who romances Ginny and Steve's daughter in a later book! 8-0) OK now I have to read that - book 5 of the series

    22. Way too much rape and although it had a lot of facts with great detail and examples of situations that could happen and possibly did happen in that time period, this book was far too neagtive overall and I would not like to read it again. It was a great book, but just not something I EVER see myself reading again.

    23. This was the first "romance" I ever read. And, boy was I sorry! This rapefest made no sense to me and I can honestly say that it's a good thing that this is not a time-travel story, because a 20th century heroine would have murdered the "hero" in his sleep.Can I take back 1/2 star?

    24. I think I am suffering from PTSD after reading this book. Insanity that I couldn't put down. I kept waiting for a happy ending I guess it had one?!?

    25. Sí, es extraño que un libro tan chocante me haya podido entretener tanto. Cuántas veces pueden violar a una mujer en un libro? No creo que más que en éste. Cuántas veces puede una mujer usar su cuerpo y tener amantes empujada por las circunstancias? Los protagonistas son bastante de una pieza y no transmiten demasiadas sutilezas pero con todo, entrando en el contexto la cultura imperante en Romancelandia en los 70 - que no se andaba con muchos matices a la hora de describir las seducciones [...]

    26. A classic, timeless novel and superb authorI first read this book when I was actually much youngerybe high school. While a very graphic romance tale, I have always loved historical novels and stories so the realism of that time (i.e. how women and natives, and black people were treated) does not in any way detract from how wonderful a writer Rosemary Rogers is and how wonderful the romantic tale is that she weaves! I have probably read all of her books.ral timescluding this one which is one of h [...]

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