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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot
I thought this was an great romance novel. For once the heroine was not a whimpering virgin. There were several heated and sensual love scenes. This is a bodice ripper but one that is definitely worth reading.
Published on 23 Jan 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling and revolting! Zero stars
I was completely appalled and abhored reading this book. In an introductory letter to the reader, Ms. Johnson writes that this story follows the tradition of romances of the past described as "bodice-rippers". The story was originally printed in 1978. This book is incorrectly labelled a "bodice-ripper"; bodice ripping is far to mild a description...
Published on 14 Dec 1998


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling and revolting! Zero stars, 14 Dec 1998
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This review is from: Seized by Love (Mass Market Paperback)
I was completely appalled and abhored reading this book. In an introductory letter to the reader, Ms. Johnson writes that this story follows the tradition of romances of the past described as "bodice-rippers". The story was originally printed in 1978. This book is incorrectly labelled a "bodice-ripper"; bodice ripping is far to mild a description for this story.
The characters in this book are completely reprehensible. The hero treats the heroine wretchedly. He insults, ignores, domineers, and forces his attentions on her. At one point, he outright rapes her. The "love" scenes, if you can even call them that, are on the borderline of rapes and that is because the heroine's lust for the hero makes her capitulate to him. I tried to sympathize with the heroine because she is initially innocent in this story. However, her masochistic tendancies to put up with her abuse at the hands of the hero and to continue to love him removed any pity I had for her.
The hero never reforms. Even at the end of the story when the couple inevitably acknowledge their love for one another; Nikki's declaration left me hollow. After his declaration of love following his wife's near death during the birth of their child, the heroine asks him to abandon his philandering ways and give up his mistresses. He first considers lying to her, but he doesn't want to make promises he can't keep, so he replies that he will "forswear one day at a time."
This was my first Susan Johnson book and, unfortunately, it will take me some time to pick up another one of her books.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, 23 Jan 1999
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This review is from: Seized by Love (Mass Market Paperback)
I thought this was an great romance novel. For once the heroine was not a whimpering virgin. There were several heated and sensual love scenes. This is a bodice ripper but one that is definitely worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NDW, 9 Jan 1998
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Susan thank you for this story! I felt as if I was in Russia with Alisa and Nikki. I can see the costumes, the buildings and there love! This is my first time reading a romance novel and I love history, including the Russian period. You are the only author that captures the essence of love, lust, sex and romance. Please keep writing because I am one loyal fan!!! NDW
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1.0 out of 5 stars Seized by Lust, 10 May 1999
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This is not a tale of love but lust. The hero is a selfish cad so I was not convinced at all that he fell in love her. The story lacks credibility. The author stretches it to put in the steamy love scenes.This is a book I couldn't enjoy.
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Seized by Love by Suzanne Johnson (Mass Market Paperback - 5 Oct 1998)
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