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Initial post: Dec 21, 2008 3:49:49 PM PST
NoNaNo says:
Hi,
I need your help in finding a romance novel where the heroine is kidnapped by the hero... and he prisons her and treats her harshly but sometimes he would show some kindness... the rape isn't a must but if it happens, he would be sorry & will try his best to show it..
Please don't think that I'm sick to want to read such story. Actually, the reason why I'm interested in such a story is, I watched 2 Thai dramas in the summer which did have the same main theme.. and I was very much interested in the development in the characters relation.. and how they would fall in love..
I would be very happy for any recommendation.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2008 4:46:53 PM PST
Faelynn says:
I think "Uncommon Vows" by Mary Jo Putney and "Devil's Embrace" by Catherine Coulter fit that theme.

~ I.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2008 4:55:51 PM PST
Agent Scully says:
A Pirate's Love, Captive Bride and Prisoner of My Desire, all by Johanna Lindsey

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2008 5:06:38 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2008 6:02:03 PM PST
seton says:
if you want a contemporary, Harlequin author Penny Jordan wrote a mainstream contemporary romance with this storyline, rape included.
It was called LOVE'S CHOICES

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2008 8:34:52 PM PST
Sunset says:
SAVAGE ECSTASY series by Janelle Taylor

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2008 6:25:52 AM PST
NoNaNo says:
thank you all for the recomendations ! Devil's Embrace surely caught my attention! and I'll check the rest latter.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2008 7:58:43 AM PST
If you're looking for a period piece, The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss fits this description as well. Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2008 12:47:54 PM PST
Prisoner of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2008 1:19:17 PM PST
Marlys Millhiser: Willing Hostage. He is a CIA man on the run; she is an ex-model whom he mistakes for an assassin. Takes place in 1970s West.

Rosemary Rogers: Sweet, Savage Love. He is an hidalgo who served in the Civil War. She is the daughter of a US Senator. Takes place in Civil War era West and Mexico. Lots of graphic violence.

Anne Stuart: Ice Blue. He is a covert operative. She is a museum curator. Takes place in contemporary California and Japan.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2008 2:56:03 PM PST
Shell says:
The hero in Ice Blue kidnapped the heroine, but he didnt rape her.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2009 11:23:19 PM PST
Judith McNaught's medieval "A Kingdom of Dreams" is a great kidnapping story. Doesn't rape her, but as the hero asks the heroine after the fact as to whether or not she was bedded against her will, she says,"'Twas not my will to come to your bed, but once there, 'twas not my will to leave it either."

Also, her book, "Whitney, My Love" does contain a controversial kidnappng scene where there has been much debate about whether or not it was an actual rape (and that discussion is still going on, 20 years later). JM had originally written it as a rape scene, then rewrote the scene several times over the course of a few years while trying to get it published. In her final edit, she felt she made it less of a clear cut case of rape by having the heroine "submit" at the last minute because she understood why the hero was so angry at her. But since she had rewritten it so many times, she forgot to revise a later reference by the hero's brother about what had driven the hero to "rape" (and the word rape was used). Like I mentioned, JM really had thought it wasn't rape, but there has always been a lot of discussion about whether or not it really was. Since this was a book that she wrote in 1978 (though it wasn't published until 1984), romance writing was a lot different, and violence against women was more commonplace in books, and she had learned a lot about violence against women in the interim. When the book was re-released as a hardcover a few years ago, she added on to the ending of the book, and changed the "rape" scene and toned another scene in the book. People feel very strongly about the new version v. the original; I like the original book better; it's nitpicky, but she made some minor sentence and word changes throughout the book, and I thought it weakened it.

Also, Patricia Gaffney's book "To Have and To Hold" isn't a kidnapping book, but the hero is very dark and the women is a convict that he "saves" from hanging by hiring her as his "housekeeper" but the hero and heroine know that he is basically forcing her to be his mistress, and she definitely does not enjoy the sex for most of the book.

Hope this helps!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2009 11:38:12 PM PST
I would also suggest PARADISE WILD by Johanna Lindsey. There is rape and kidnapping in that one though not at the same time.

I was posting a comment about it in the "Hero & Heroine hate each other" thread and realized it would be appropriate for this thread as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2009 4:59:20 AM PST
Sandra says:
The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys, I don't really remember if he feels bad about raping her- I think he kind of thought he had a right because of his high position, but he does kind of make up for his actions at the end of the book......but not really, lol

-o and I'm interested in the 2 Thai dramas you watched, what were the names of them?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2009 9:38:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 3, 2009 9:42:12 AM PST
Lady of Conquest by Teresa Medeiros. Personally, I did not like this book. I've read pretty much all of her other books, and generally enjoy them, but this one just didn't do it for me. It was well written for the most part, and the "hero" does rape the "heroine". Although (and please keep in mind that it's been MANY years since I read this), he didn't "kidnap" her in the strictest sense of the word. My recollection is that she was basically his ward. He was also MUCH older than she was (like old enough to be her father) which is another reason that I didn't care for this one. It's too skeevy for me. But I'd say that it fits the bill relatively well, and if I had to recommend any book on this topic, I would certainly recommend hers over anything by Catherine Coulter or Johanna Lindsey.

Should mention that while it is well written it is EXTREMELY historically inaccurate.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 8:53:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2009 8:53:52 AM PST
Shell says:
Am I the only one that liked Domenico in The Silver Devil? I really felt that he loved the heroine pretty early on(ok, so first it was obsession). But the ending is great... as is the part where she is giving birth and he's afraid she'll die. I really loved the book. I just think Domenico had NO IDEA how to show his feelings at first because everybody pretty much handed him everything, so I do give him some leniancy for that fact.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 9:18:37 AM PST
Ashley says:
I second The Flame and The Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Really Really great. Also Caress and Conquer (I believe that is the title) by Connie Mason. She is raped, and held against her will - bascially. Great story also.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 9:32:58 AM PST
Emily JEK says:
Check out Meagan McKinney's TILL DAWN TAMES THE NIGHT

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 9:37:05 AM PST
Shell says:
Till Dawn Tames the Night is a favorite and one of her best IMO. But he doesn't rape her...well, its a little forced at first maybe but she gives in--she wants him anyway. I LOVED Vashon. Still remember the scene with the scissors and banana!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 9:41:49 AM PST
Agent Scully says:
"Still remember the scene with the scissors and banana!"

OK, now I'm intrigued ;-/

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 10:06:29 AM PST
Shell says:
Its a great story Agent Scully. Theres a monkey too...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 10:40:30 AM PST
Matt Bale says:
The Rebel Bride by Catherine Coulter fits this description.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 10:40:32 AM PST
Matt Bale says:
The Rebel Bride by Catherine Coulter fits this description.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 10:40:33 AM PST
Matt Bale says:
The Rebel Bride by Catherine Coulter fits this description.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 1:23:31 PM PST
Alphalover says:
I didn't like THE SILVER DEVIL either time I read it but I'm hangin' on to mine because it sells for a small fortune online.

TILL DAWN TAMES THE NIGHT is a favorite of mine. I first heard about it on Sabrina Jeffries web site; it was listed as one of her favorites.

THE REBEL BRIDE is a top favorite of mine and I have an autographed copy. :-)
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