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If you extremely loved this book, or a die-hard Johanna Lindsey fan, please do not continue. Welcome, welcome! Do you honestly think that your life is seriously fucked up? Following questions are answerable by yes or no only: 1. Are you unloved by either or both of your parents? Do you have t If you extremely loved this book, or a die-hard Johanna Lindsey fan, please do not continue. Did your dad arrange your marriage to someone really far away just to get rid of you?

Have you traveled by seas and a. Been raped by a pirate? Did you enjoy being raped by a pirate? Escaped the pirate, only to cause a pubfight? End up in jail? Rescued from jail by the very pirate who raped you? Have you been stuck in an island and the only way out is to pretend to be a boy?

Escape being a cabin boy,but end up at the clutches of the man who almost raped you? Have you almost been whipped to death? Does your betrothed have no plans of ever marrying you? Did you end up loving the same pirate who raped you? If predominant answers are YES, then your life is seriously fucked up, but never fear for Bettina Verlaine survived all these tragedies and I bet you will too.

On my Bettina Verlaine meter, this book goes straight to the mouth of a volcano. View all 37 comments. View all 26 comments. For more info on this challenge, click here. I don't know why I like these books so much but I'm not going to apologize for it, and I'll be the first to admit that they're problematic, but something about them just calls to me. Maybe because they seem fearless of causing offense in a way that many modern-day romances don't, and I admire their ballsiness. Bettina Verlaine is a hot babe who's about to be married off to a French nobleman she doesn't know and has never met.

However, the ship carrying her to her destination is hijacked by pirates and she becomes the unwilling sex doll of Pirate Lord, Tristan Matisse, who thinks her foot-stomping and flashing eyes are as erotic as a plate of oysters on the half-shell served with a goblet of red wine and a box of unopened condoms.

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Spoiler alert: it is not consensual. Her escape attempts were actually pretty effective and she wasn't afraid to maul the hero, even going so far as to knock him unconscious with a wine cask. Tristan also has an Inigo Montoya thing going on where he's seeking out the man who scarred his face and killed his father and his mother.

This book actually came out before Princess Bride , but the similarity amused me, and Tristan's ruthless pursuit of Bastida amused me, particularly when the search yields two more plot twists that I didn't see coming - one about Bettina's would-be fiance, and another about her father. I like it when a romance novel surprises me and does more than just set up the main couple, but A PIRATE'S LOVE actually has a pretty wide cast of characters, whether it's Madeline the nursemaid, Jossel the oddly permissive mother, Casey the twinkling-eyed captain, or Jules the ruthless BFF who might hug you just as soon as he might whip you true story.

This book has a better hero and heroine and came damn close to 4 stars. I just really didn't like the ending; why does the heroine always need to be tamed? View all 16 comments.

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Oct 09, Rebekah Weatherspoon rated it did not like it Shelves: whaaaaaa. As He's Raping you. This is what happens: a girl gets kidnapped by a pirate. He rapes her for pages.

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They get married. The end. I wasn't wild about your name there, sweets. Bettina, Godblesser, tries to escape 75 times. She is thoroughly pissed for most of the book.

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I wish I was joking. I'm not. Bettina's reaction was perfect. In first third of the book I'm sure it says "rape" 40 times. The last third of the book was actually kind of funny because of the mishaps and conversations that are had. I cackled a few times, but really the bulk of this book is about her being raped and a lot of talk trying to justify her rapes. And then she marries her rapist and it's all good. Lindsey, woman.

Ya Crazy! But I laughed a bunch of times so I'm not too mad at you. FYI - I had to force myself to take a lighthearted approach to this book, cause serious;y there's a whole bunch of justifying rape in this bitch. View all 15 comments. Mar 13, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: bad-romance , historical-romance. Maybe I read it to see if she could turn around this horrible story.

Unfortunately for me, she did not even attempt it. View all 3 comments. Jul 09, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Absolutely love, love this book. It was the first historical romance book I ever read at the age of It will always have a very special place in my heart. It was the start of my addiction for historical romance novels. I have seen all the negative reviews because of the rape scenes, but this book was written back in Back then, in the romance writer's world it was called forced seduction, not rape.

Forced seduction was the norm f Absolutely love, love this book. Forced seduction was the norm for books back then. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss who will always be the Grand Dame of historical romances, also wrote a forced seduction book "The Flame and the Flower" and Laurie McBain also had the forced seduction scene as well. I could go on for a long time naming all the great authors of the s who wrote these "forced seduction" scenes. What makes me sick is everyone is blasting Johanna Lindsey for a book that was written 35 years ago, yet these are the same people who are giving 5 star praises to Bertice Small, for her book "Skye O'Malley" A book that involves rape, multiple lovers, incest, bestiality, and the rape of a child.

View 2 comments. May 02, Stacey O'driscoll rated it it was ok Shelves: ebooks , no-just-no , romance , johanna-lindsey , never-again.

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To start with. What a funny book. I don't think it was meant to be funny but god it was. Basically a girl is kidnapped and taken onto a pirate ship where the main romantic interest "rapes" her. I say rape in quotes as a lot of the time I am unsure to whether it is. First off he kind of blackmails her. Then the unsureness begins. I mean rape is sick and wrong but in this book I couldn't stop laughing.

First off. Her first time he rapes her. Her fir Okay. Her first time. Forced intercourse and it was pleasent? Next i'd like to point out how amazing the female lead character was. I mean she had such strength and integrity and a fire abut her that let you know she won't take any shit. Evidence of this is this quote not exact "I will not just take it. I will fight you before you rape me again.

I'll fight! Do you really want that? But I won't like it. And the hero. I mean wow! What a man. Any girls dream, he was hot. A pirate! His crew were loyal to him and he was so decent a guy I mean at the end, like all hero's would he even goes as far as defending the rape he commited by saying "I may have raped her, but I did not share her with my crew and i did not beat her and kill her" or something like that.

I mean who wouldn't want to be with this guy? He doesn't apologise no but god he has a fantastic excuse for what he did! I want him all for myself. The female character kind of bugged me. Here's the deal. I can't be quite sure that most the time it was rape, she actually consented most of the damn time anyways? She pissed me off. Okay at first yes, i was as sickened as her but then it got annoying. Then everytime she said the word rape I wanted to push her off something to keep her quiet. She's a hypocrite and it done my head right in. Her aunt or whoever was with her was also a dipshit.

Your niece comes up to you and says "He raped me" and she's like. He might be a good guy. Also the guy who tried to whip her to death. He thought you'd killed his best friend, of course he was mad. What a fantastic auntie. I want an auntie like that! Now I bet you're wondering why I gave he book two stars since I so clearly "loved" it. It is for this reason alone. It was funny. Unintentionally funny. The dress scene and him defending what he did just made me laugh so I gave it a star each.

It was just to unrealistic to take serious, even back then, I highly doubt that would have ever happened! For those who don't get it, this review did consist of sarcasm. They were both pretty crap and it was all pretty fucked up. The end! View all 5 comments. Oct 17, Danielle The Book Huntress Back to the Books rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Reader who doesn't mind the bodice ripper romances, Pirate romance fans.

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I really shouldn't give this book four stars, because the violent rape of the heroine Bettina by the hero Tristan really disturbed me. However I liked the pirate setting and the vivid descriptions of the Caribbean settings. I am a pirate romance fiend, and since this is one of the first ones I read, and it was good other than the above issues, it's a keeper for me.

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Plus this is part of my original collection of books that I've had for over twenty years. I thought Bettina was an interesting heroin I really shouldn't give this book four stars, because the violent rape of the heroine Bettina by the hero Tristan really disturbed me. I thought Bettina was an interesting heroine, and had Tristan treated her more kindly, I would have liked him as well. She was very young and innocent. Certainly not old enough to handle an unscrupulous hero like Tristan.

Also it was unfortunately that she was treated as a possession instead of a human being with feelings and needs and aspirations. During the time period, a well-bred virgin of good family was a highly prized commodity, so that is realistic for the time period. I have to take this book into the perspective of the time it was written in. Rightly or wrongly, it was very common to have hero rape of the heroine in romances, hence the term 'bodice ripper. This book has scenes that you can't even say are forced seduction.

They are fairly violent rape.


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  • And this is the kind of story that non-romance readers like to use to justify their belief that romance is trashy and has no redeeming value. However they neglect to see that a fair amount of these books are very well-researched and provide an eye into history that informs and entertains the reader. I'm hardly the person to get on a moral soapbox about this. If I was that morally offended, I probably wouldn't own the book. To me, it is what it is. But I do feel very disturbed when I read those scenes. If I could erase them from the book, I'd probably give it five stars.

    But I cannot in good conscience make this a five star book for the reason of those scenes. View all 20 comments. Jan 09, Regan Walker rated it it was amazing Shelves: 5-star-reads , bodice-rippers , exotic-locale , pirates-privateers. From the beginning, it is clear that Tristan intends to have Bettina in his bed. He considers her spoils, no matter she is an innocent.

    And high-spirited Bettina will have none of it, so he rapes her each night. Though he told her he was taking her to St. While he holds Bettina, he searches for the man who killed his family, Don Miguel Bastida. Lindsey did a superb job of describing the emotions experienced by Bettina—she could not give in to the pleasure she might experience with Tristan because to do so would be to betray her betrothed. She was feisty and courageous and I loved her. And I came to like Tristan in spite of his treatment of Bettina, for he genuinely cared for her.

    Lindsey makes this an exciting tale with subplots and twists and turns—and the visits to many ports in the Caribbean. She had me turning pages late into the night. Do you think raping someone is romantic? If you think so then you can enjoy this book immensely because it contains rape rape rape rape rape and rape. I can't think rape as romantic in any way because it's the worst crime possible on earth so i am sorry i just hate this book immensely.

    This book is fucked up horribly I was a fan of johanna lindsey after i read once a princess,secret fire,loving scoundrel but now after reading this grotesque book i hate her to the core. This book showed r Do you think raping someone is romantic? This book showed rape as such a little consequence as pinching or yelling. The heroine gets abducted by the pirate Tristan and is raped by him continuosly every night for several months and at the end she gets pregnant and finally realises that she is in love This book is a complete no for me and this book will not be enjoyed by any self respecting romance fan.

    The hero wasa maniacal bastard, who's better off being castrated and then thrown in an asylum or better yet shot dead! The heroine should have ended her life or the pirates when she got a chance, atleast i would have done the same thing. About this product Product Information Sailing westward toward the Caribbean sun, young Bettina Verlaine obediently sets out to fulfill the promise made by her father - but not by her heart - a prearranged marriage destined not to be One of the world's most successful authors of historical romance, every one of Johanna Lindsey's previous novels has been a national bestseller, and several of her titles have reached the 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

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