Sweet Savage Love

Sweet Savage Love Rosemary Rogers
  • Title: Sweet Savage Love
  • Author: Rosemary Rogers
  • ISBN: 9781551668314
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sweet Savage Love Rosemary Rogers Sweet Savage Love Ginny Brandon is swept from the ballrooms of Paris to the desert sands of Mexico and into the arms of charismatic mercenary Steve Morgan But this fearless heroine and hero of all heroes must first end
    Ginny Brandon is swept from the ballrooms of Paris to the desert sands of Mexico and into the arms of charismatic mercenary Steve Morgan But this fearless heroine and hero of all heroes must first endure countless unforeseen dangers before they can enjoy sensual, exhilarating passion that burns between them.
    • READ BOOK ☆ Sweet Savage Love - by Rosemary Rogers
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      Published :2019-09-04T05:42:51+00:00

    About Rosemary Rogers


    1. There is than one author with this nameRosemary Jansz Navaratnam Rogers KadisonRosemary Jansz was born on 7 December 1932 in Panadura, Ceylon now known as Sri Lanka , she was the oldest child of Dutch Portuguese settlers, Barbara Allan and Cyril Jansz Her father was a wealthy educator who owned three posh private schools She was raised in colonial splendor dozens of servants, no work, summers at European spas, a chaperone everywhere she went A dreamy child, she wrote her first novel at eight, and all through her teens scribbled madly romantic epics in imitation of her favorite writers Sir Walter Scott, Alexandre Dumas and Rafael Sabatini.At 17, Rosemary rebelled against a feudal upbringing and went to the University of Ceylon, where she studied three years She horrified her family by taking a job as a reporter, and two years later marrying with Summa Navaratnam, a Ceylonese track star known as the fastest man in Asia The marriage had two daughters Unhappily, he often sprinted after other women Disappointed with her husband, in 1960, she moved with her two daughters and took off for London.In Europe she met her future second husband, Leroy Rogers, an african american He was the first man, she recalls, who made me feel like a real woman After getting a divorce from her first husband, she married Rogers in his home town, St Louis, Missouri They moved with her family to California, where she had two sons Six years later, when that marriage broke up, Rosemary was left with four children to support on her 4,200 salary as a typist for the Solano County Parks Department In 1969, in the face of a socialist takeover of Ceylon, her parents fled the island with only 100, giving Rosemary two dependents At 37, the rich girl from Ceylon was on her uppers in Fairfield.Every night for a year, Rogers worked to perfect a manuscript that she had written as a child, rewriting it 24 times When she was satisfied with her work, she sent the manuscript to Avon, which quickly purchased the novel That novel, Sweet Savage Love , skyrocketed to the top of bestseller lists, and became one of the most popular historical romances of all time Her second novel, Dark Fires , sold two million copies in its first three months of release Her first three novels sold a combined 10 million copies The fourth, Wicked Loving Lies sold 3 million copies in its first month of publication Rosemary Rogers became one of the legendaries Avon Queens of Historical Romance The difference between she and most of others romance writers is not the violence of her stories, it is the intensity She says My heroines are me , and certainly her life could be one of her novels.In September of 1984, Rosemary married a third time with Christopher Kadison, but it was a very brief marriage and they soon began to live apart I d like to live with a man, she admits, but I find men in real life don t come up to my fantasies I want culture, spirit and sex all rolled up together Today single, Rosemary lives quietly in a small dramatic villa perched on a crag above the Pacific near Carmel Her four children are now away from home and she continues to write.


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    1. Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of Antebellum Civil War Reconstruction Romance For info on this challenge, click here Every time someone says romances are too light, and that they don t have enough action, I want to throw a bodice ripper at them SWEET SAVAGE LOVE is one of the early bodice rippers, when the authors were still working out the formula, and was published just two years after TH [...]

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    2. Because 5 measly stars is so woefully inadequate.You should see my copy of this book It came without covers, front AND back Truly a rarity in my collection, but it was a freebie on Paperbackswap, so I couldn t complain It now sports a hot pink cover courtesy of card stock from the office supply closet thievery for a good cause with a BW xerox of the cover image courtesy of the internet , and it s all laminated in packing tape from the local Dollar Store.I am nothing if not resourceful.I m not ev [...]

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    3. Damn you, Rosemary Rogers Any attempt to compose a review of your cracktastic epics results in a complete implosion of logical thought processes and reason Not to mention that I begin to question my ethics, values, and moral compass when at the turn of every page my sane brain says This is CRAZY and the other half screams More, , MORE This entire review will be a struggle to remain coherent, but I ll try Rosemary s enthralling chaos makes plot summaries impossible Stuff happens is as close as I [...]

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    4. The book that started it all.Everyone s first modern romance novel they read in the 70s at age 14 20 or thereabouts Who can forget Ginny and Steve.Love to see everyone giving it either 1 star or 5 The granddaddy of all romance novels deserves nothing less than an extreme, high drama reaction Yes, it said the F word and the hero rapes the heroine and she loves it what the hell is he supposed to do after he s ripped her bodice Apologize.Hell, yes, rape and sex are about power and exactly who does [...]

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    5. I tried, I really did I wanted to see what the fuss was about WTF is romantic about this story The part where he rapes her Or the part where he slaps her How about the part where he washes her mouth out with soap Oh I KNOW It s where he keeps calling her a whoreFG no thank you I love bodice rippers but I kind of like the hero to not be a masochistic ass wipe.

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    6. The dysfunctional relationship between two batshit protagonists was initially a hoot to read but in the end, the story was overlong I had to drag myself through the horrors of the last quarter and I was glad to leave both of them on the last page.

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    7. Wow I feel as if I ve been run over by a steamroller I found this book to be very emotionally intense There was even a point in the book when I asked myself Can I continue to read this The book revolves around Virginia Ginny and Steve Morgan.Their relationship can only be described as a love hate relationship on steroids, laced with crack, while funneling tequila Mix in a little smuggling, war, espionage, adultery, torture and a lot of rape All of this takes place in Paris, the US, and Mexico Th [...]

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    8. SPOILERS READ AT YOUR OWN RISKThis book took me on some wild ride I ve had it on my to read shelf for a while now but was always intimidated to read it since I ve heard far and wide about the abuse the heroine had to endure I admit I was a wuss before, but I am a wuss no longer The verbal sparring and fighting between Ginny and Steve was off the charts They were a bunch of nut jobs and I loved it Steve Morgan is a rake, and I don t mean the type of rake that everyone says is a rake because he ha [...]

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    9. I m starting the New Year off right with some fabulous buddy reads BR in January with Korey and Queen Snowflake Nenia REVIEWI heard about this book when I was a teenager, before I even really knew what a bodice ripper was A friend of my parents had this book, and when we saw it at their house my mom knowingly said Steve and Ginny I sneaked a glance at the title, and thought sweet savage love was something I REALLY wanted to read about.A few years later I tracked the book down and devoured it It [...]

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    10. Pre Reading 5 9 15 I wasn t sure until I read the prologue but this was the first bodice ripper I ever read I was 15, at that point and I was not expecting the crazy in it I m excited to re read this and see how I read it now ETA 3 16 16 I will sum up this book with one sentence You can see where a lot of western romances get their inspiration, and they pale in significance to this book It s very hard to top this book.Also Roger s wrote parts of this book one handed, I swear Beware those of weak [...]

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    11. I could not believe that no one had made a movie out of this book when I read it years ago This was my first historical romance novel and I could not put it down The writing was so colorful and Rosemary Rogers made Mexico sound so romantic I eventually tired of bodice rippers like these and the impossibly gorgeous heroes and heroines who hated each other through most of the story as they lusted after each other in spite of themselves The title says it all But I remember Sweet Savage Love fondly [...]

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    12. This book is a very hard read There are harsh scenes that you rarely see It s difficult to shock me, but I found my jaw dropped numerous times The author was fantastic It was very well written and put together I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because there was so little positive to offset all the horrible things that happened and because it s LONG Definitely worth the read, though, if you have the stomach.

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    13. From DoraLady Ami It is a tough read The heroine gets raped and abused not only by the hero but by others.

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    14. There are 2 listings for SSL as well there should be Fabulous beyond words, the standard by which all Steves will forever be measured to their detriment The five stars are mostly sentimental, you understand This was the first explicit bodice ripper I ever read, read again, and read the good parts a third time It was new and shocking and I rehashed it with my student coworkers to get us through full days at a summer job working an assembly line Oh, how we adored the de virginization scene beneath [...]

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    15. I read this book when I was 11 or 12 Oh, sure, with the internets today, by the time a kid is that age, they ve seen donkey shows and worse, but back in nineteen eighty something, this was quite the eye opener Porn without pictures It was freaking awesome I read it, I think my friends read it, who knows how many fifth grade girls learned about pretty much everything except donkey shows from that very copy before I got it back Thank you, library sale After I had read and re read and re read the t [...]

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    16. Rape rape rape Name calling, violence, rape He rapes her repeatedly, kidnaps her, abandons her, and he s her true love Ick Maybe I m too spoiled by respect and humor in contemporary romances to appreciate this, but it s a nice marker for how far the genre has advanced.

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    17. The book that kicked Harlequin romances in the crotch and changed how romance novels were viewed by women and some men Great action, great mystery, white shot sexuality The total package.

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    18. I LOVE THIS BOOK And that was partly because it was so sensual, raw and explicit to a then 17 years old boy 12 years on, and I can still remember vividly the exact title of the book, word by word I remember well the white cover with the 70 s style font rendition and who could have forgotten about the red tint that surrounded the edge of the pages Yes, this book was released in 1974 I read it in 1998 Despite the already ancient look and feel of the physical appearance of the book the story was sp [...]

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    19. Great book I ll go looking for the rest of the saga Four stars instead five because two issues too long episodes where h and H were apart and some of the scenes were too cruel for me, especially the things that happened to the hero It seems I become slowly used to the sometimes ridiculous storyline changes in BRs It s amazing how many times some of these books change their direction and let the characters become someone entirely different at the end of the story.

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    20. The Mother of All Bodice Rippers None are worthy Note that there are TWO listings for this classic title on Two Steves, yay.

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    21. As good as I remembered.

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    22. 5 Original Brilliant Sizzling Stars Heat Romance 5 HOT Stars Plot 5 Stars Setting 5 Stars Characters 5 Stars My first and most beloved and reread Historical Romance other than the Wolf and the Dove I loved this story I probably read it at least a half a dozen times especially the romantic scenes after I first read it over 30 years ago I recently went back and read it again just for the nostalgia.Readers and reviewers should keep in mind the book publication time frame, mid 70 s, and the original [...]

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    23. A Worthy Classic That Influenced the Genre of Historical Romance, But More Savage than Love.This was Rogers first novel and it became a best seller and an all time classic in modern historical romance Her writing is superb and her storytelling truly excellent Published in 1974, it was also one of the first to throw open the bedroom door and include subjects like rape and violence against the heroine, all woven into an intricate plot Set in the late 1800s in the American West and Mexico during th [...]

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    24. Rosemary Rogers rarely disappoints to entertain or shock with a good bit of wtf ness, and judging by the claims of many reviews, I expected her debut work to be an explosion of forced seduction, hate sex, non pc abusive heroes and drama galore What I got was surprisingly run of the mill for a bodice ripper and certainly run of the mill for a Rogers romance The opening letter from the publisher on the battered copy I managed from the local book store was even of tease, eagerly promoting the book [...]

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    25. If you look up bodice ripper in the dictionary, you ll find this book Steve and Ginny, the couple who love to hate and hate f k each other, are gloriously codependent, and this is a somewhat entertaining historical romp Yes, Steve has a cruel streak, but I don t mind that in my fictional alpha heroes What I didn t like was Steve s constant manwhoring Worse yet, at about 60% of the book, the story takes a very gruesome turn frankly, this was violence than I bargained for However, my biggest prob [...]

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    26. Loved it LOVED IT Pure unadulterated entertainment from THE Rosemary Rogers This is what I call a fulfilling read baby This book has it all great writing, brilliant plot, adventure romance with the perfect amount of wtf factor, but let s get straight to the point My favourite thing about this book is the current owner of my heart Steve Morgan Aaaah what do I say about my dearest Esteban What I really liked about his character is how he remained a jerk till the end of the book lol, he didn t turn [...]

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    27. This was literaly the first romance I ever read was when I was young Of course, now I m 45 and the love scenes have been surpassed by a few other writers but they re still good I was first married and my mother in law gave it to me when she saw how bored I was since I was allowed to work I remember being shocked by the romance scenes I was fascinated by the incredibly strong willed leading lady Not to mention the very forceful hero I have read this book many times and it never fails me I would r [...]

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    28. I read this back in the 70 s My first romance novel I fell in love with her characters She wrote two sequels with these characters I read a few of her books before I tired of the romance tales I wonder if I would enjoy them today or is it better to keep the fond memories

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    29. Abandoned at page 125 I could not get interested in the plot It just seemed to drag on, and I didn t care for any of the characters It s just not for me.

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    30. Buddy read with Nenia and Heather For a book like this I am not expecting a nuanced, realistic characters b likable characters, c any kind of historical accuracy, or d plausible healthy romance I want to be entertained by trashy, over the top melodrama I want the soapiest of soap operas I want to turn pages thinking what s next fighting sex violence More, , , craziness That s what I want This largely delivered.Rogers doesn t write soaring poetic prose but stylistically her writing is pleasant [...]

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