This book is hot!!! Brings to mind the old saying...Don't judge a book by its cover. A few of Prince Dimitri's serfs believed Lady Katherine's story of being the daughter of an earl and why she was dressed as a servant. Prince Dimitri refuses to marry Katherine because he believes she is below him but he can't help wanting her. His worse fears are realized when Katherine is recognized by a friend of her father's, the British ambassador to Russia. Dimitri finally asks Katherine to marry him only to be refused. Katherine disappears and Dimitri pursues her until he finally finds her and their son about a year later in a park in London. Two great and strong characters!
I couldn't put this book down. I'm not overly fond of books where the main female is described as unattractive, but this book was phenomenal in spite of that. I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but I made an exception for this book. There are no dull moments in Secret Fire. This story made me laugh, made me cry, pissed me off, and in the end it made me smile.
Romance and passion to the max!
I own every book she has written and my daughter is now collecting them. Johanna Linsay is the best when it comes to historical romance. She has never written a bad book. I There is nothing better on a rainy night than a warm cozy fire and a Johanna Lindsey Book. They are must reads all of them over and over again.
This in my opinion is one of Johanna Lyndsey's best books! The book is about a Russian Prince who always gets his way and his people (servants, friends, family) all see that he does get what he wants. The heroine is tricked into his home, bed and life against her will. She soon realizes she is willing to be there. As with most historical romance novels the at first over bearing roguish man, always has a compassionate loving side that our heroine just doesn't see...until she falls in love with him even after everything he has put her through.
Johanna Lindsey has a style of writing with seriousness, compassion, love and full of humor. She tops my list of favorite authors for historical romance with her unique style of writing. Her books are well written as is this one and there are always unexpected twists and turns. Johanna Lindsey does not write cookie cutter historical romance novels! Secret fire is unique and different from any other novels of this type I have read.
If you like historical romance, I would recommend this book to everyone. I also recommend reading all of Johanna Lindsey's novels. Her books are the kind, once you start reading, you just can't put it down!
Enraged & humiliated, not-tempered Lady Katherine St. John vows vengeance against the handsome Russian price who abducted her from a London street-determined to prove to the infuriationg barbarian that the "waif" he kidnapped for his pleasure is a man-eating tigress who will not be tamed.
From his first glimpse of the defiant British hellion, Prince Dimitri knoew he must have her. And though the tempestuous Katherine defies him with her fury, she will soon be a slave to his kiss. For the noble Dimitri will carry his reluctant lady to the end of the Earth, if need be-to satisfy a ravaging, all consuming hunger that neither of them can deny.
An oldie, but goodie from Lindsey.
He'd caught only a glimpse of her from the window of his carriage, but the young prince knew he had to have her. Within minutes, Lady Katherine St. John was dragged from the London street and carried off to a sumptuous town house -- for the pleasure of her royal admirer...
From the tempestuous passion of their first encounter, across stormy seas, to the golden splendor of palaces in Moscow, she was his prisoner -- obsessed with rage toward her captor even as an all-consuming need made her his slave. Yet theirs was a fervor beyond her understanding, carrying them irrevocably toward final surrender to the power of undeniable love.
This was not one of my favorite Lindsey's. It was worth the read when I got to the end but I was disappointed in how the character's "met"
He'd caught only a glimpse of her from the window of his carriage, but the young Russian prince knew he had to have her. Within minutes, Lady Katherine St. John was dragged from the London street like a common waif and carried off to a sumptuous town house - for the pleasure of her noble admirer...
If you like Johanna Lindsey's stories, you'll like this book.
always a good read from this author
Russian prince and an English lady in trhgis suspenseful and steamy vintage Lindsey!
hoo boy! Nothing beats an old-fashioned, steamy romance novel. Great Sunday afternoon read - probably won't make any "book-club" lists! ;-) This one is set in Russia & is really quite fun!
another of Lindsay's greaats
From the back cover...
He's caught only a glimpse of her from the window of his carriage, but the young prince knew he had to have her. Within minutes, Lady Katherine St. John was dragged from the London street and carried off to a sumptuous town house-for the pleasure of her royal admirer...
From the tempestuous passion of their first encounter, across stormy seas, to the golden splendor of palaces in Moscow, she was his prisoner-obsessed with rage toward her captor even as an all-consuming need made her his slave. Yet theirs was a fervor beyond her understanding, carrying them irrevocably toward final surrender to the power of undeniable love.
I don't like the abduction, drugging, and raping of women. Call me funny, but I think its beyond despicable that romance authors promote the idea that women are so empty-headed that they'll agree to anything, and that Stockholm syndrome apparently sets in and makes her love her idiotic captor. In just ONE of these novels I'd like the simpering heroine to stick a dinner knife in the rapist's throat, castrate him, and leave...to go find a decent man who isn't an overbearing cretin.
What the hell is the appeal of these novels? All they ever do is piss me off and make me hate the heroine for being such a 100% wuss.