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Wicked Loving Lies Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (August 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551669277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551669274
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,970,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" . . . filled with adventure, excitement and, always, wildly tempestuous romance." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

About the Author

Born in Ceylon, now living in Connecticut, Rosemary Rogers , is one of the most widely known and widely read authors of romantic fiction. There are over 55 million copies of her novels in print worldwide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

The whole story is too unbelievable.
Helen S. Lam
This book is unique because it has NO hero or heroine, just main characters who aren't the least bit likable.
Lovereader
I have to admit this novel has a different ryhthm than any other romance novels I have read.
Andrea Martinez

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina R. on July 11, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Not your typical romance book. Yes we know that violence against women is wrong no matter the time period. This book contains several rapes scenes. If you know that this kind of material offends you then don't read this book. I was not offended and found the book to be very enjoyable read.
The story starts off with Marisa in a convent. Her father sends her would be husband there to meet her. When she realizes this, not wanting to marry at all, she leaves with a gypsy family. She winds up meeting Dominic Chanllenger in the gypsy camp where he mistakes her for a whore {she's actually a virgin}. Anywho, he winds up kidnapper her and talking her back to his ship where he pretty much rapes her {all while still thinking she's a whore}. After he realizes that she was indeed a virgin he has one of his crew mates to pay her off and put her off the ship. She somehow manages to stay on board when she realizes the ship is bound for France which is where she wants to go. Her mothers' family is there.
After some time goes by Dominic discovers that she is still on board. He keeps her naked and in his cabin for the rest of the voyage. Where he repeatly rapes her {Just incase you didn't get why she's kept in the cabin. Naked.} They final make it to Frances. And she finally makes it to her family {I won't give to much away for those that will wind up reading this book for yourself.} Dominic doesn't realize that Marisa is of nobility and so when he finds out he is talked into marrying her. Since he is the one that took her virginity in the first place. The so called honeymoon is another rape episode After which he abandons her. and yes folks this is the night after the wedding. He does this to her because he thinks it's all her fault that he had to marry her in the first place.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Norton on August 8, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
First, let me say that I am an avid reader and have hundreds upon hundreds of books in my collection. Some of my favs being Feather, Johansen, Garwood, Coulter, Lowell... I have read a couple of Ms. Rogers lighter novels which were ok - but this one was horrible. Marisa - the "heroine" - if you can call her that - is an idiot who goes along with everything that is pushed at her. She is raped repeatedly (by several different people)and never has a decent sexual experience until she is kidnapped and placed in a harem. Even then he only does the "turkish" love move and she is always drugged. But she accepts is readily - which is ludicrous after everything she had already been through at that point. Let me also point out that there is nothing erotic about the sex/rape scenes - they are pitiful.
Dominic - the "hero" is a complete jerk. Repeatedly raping Marisa (not seducing) - and they never have an actual conversation. He is accuses her of spying/[sleeping around] and she whines to herself that she is too proud to correct him - over and over again.
The intrigue/spy aspect is disjointed and incredibly far-fetched. It seems that Ms. Rogers bit off more than she could chew with the French/English/Spain/American conflicts shortly after the French Revolution. There is NO consistancy at all. You can't like the characters - I hated them all!!
Again, I have never written a review like this before - even if I don't particularly love a book, I can usually find something good about it. Not this one. I wish I hadn't wasted [price] on it.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Brennan on February 4, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Where to begin with this book - I started reading Rosemary Rogers years ago - the Steve Ginny books were my first real romance books and I felt nothing could compare to them. In some respects all books I read today are a little less than anything Rosemary has ever written. There is something about the depth of plot - the emotional intensity she brings - her books are like epics one can really get involved. The story of Marisa and Dominic is one of the most intense I have ever read. It takes so long to finally get a true feeling about Dominic - for the first half of the book he does seem brutal and the way he treats Marisa is appalling - but she is so naive and acts so stupid at the beginning - and lets face it men back in those days were not ever worried about the consequences of rape - if a woman acted in a certain manner or put herself in dangerous circumstnaces she deserved whatever she got. and Marissa constantly put herself in Dominic's way. Certainly Dominic was not one to trust - his background his total life experiences placed him on the low end of trusting ANYONE and certainly not a little wench. I cannot say I enjoy the main hero constantly raping the heroine - however in this book it was necessary for the plot and when you read Rogers you come to expect a certain amount of bodice ripping scenes. The very best part of this book comes in the last 200 or so pages. When Dominic and Marissa finally after knowing each other for about 3-4 years - finally spend time together - they finally truly make love - they finally talk - they come to realize that all that they have gone through has brought them to this place in time TOGEHTER! Such a telling scene for Dominic to reflect on was when Marissa tells him each time she was "taken by a man" and over and over she says HIM!!Read more ›
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