Savage Thunder Mass Market Paperback – Mar 25 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Lindsey's ( Defy Not the Heart ) latest is an exercise in formula writing, with no more passion than a stack of index cards. The story pairs a quintessential Lindsey heroine and hero, but the sparks don't fly. Jocelyn Fleming, a young English widow traveling across the U.S. to escape a murderous detective, and Colt Thunder, a half-Cheyenne drifter with an implacable hatred of white women, never quite become convincing characters. The plot, obstacle-heavy and motivation-thin, fails the duo and never tests the mettle Lindsey clearly intends each principal to have. Neither narrative nor romance is sufficiently robust to sustain the long, long trek through the still-wild West. Diehard Lindsey fans will probably enjoy going through the motions with Jocelyn and Colt, as even this weak showing is characteristically stylish, but the bestselling romancer won't win new admirers.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Lowell's volume follows protagonist Alana Reeves, who, suffering from amnesia, must try to unravel the circumstances of her husband's death. Things get even more complicated when an earlier love, long believed dead, resurfaces. More for the romance crowd, Lindsey's title presents the tale of a beautiful woman and a handsome scoundrel in the Old West. Both of these are perfect beach reading. Severn House books can be ordered at a discount at 800-830-3044.
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I adore Colt, who is the best JL hero EVER! He is a moody, dangerous "breed" who struggles to control his desire for Jocelyn, a widowed English Duchess as fiery as her red hair. The pair has great chemistry together, whether it is in sizzling repartee or a tumble in bed (or, in some instances, on a horse).
The storyline is also intriguing. Jocelyn is plagued by an assassin out to kill her, and this puts her in some interesting positions, including being kidnapped. We also get to meet "cold-blooded" Angel at this point, who gets his own story later on in the aptly titled Lindsey romance, "Angel."
Whatever criticisms I have about "Savage Thunder" are minor. For one, Lindsey went into A LOT of detail describing extraneous scenes like the famous showdown in Tombstone with Wyatt Earp. She also brought in Billy from "Brave the Wild Wind" as the reason why Colt was in Arizona and, of course, literally runs into the Duchess. But Billy is forgotten after that (I wouldn't mind Billy getting his own story, by the way).
I recommend "Savage Thunder" with a passion. It is the best Lindsey romance, in my opinion, followed only by "Once a Princess." However, before you read "Savage Thunder," read its awesome prequel, "Brave the Wild Wind," where Colt is still living with his Cheyenne tribe and is known as White Thunder. Then, after you read "Savage Thunder," be sure to read "Angel," which takes place just days after "Savage Thunder" ends.
much happiness together.
Colt Thunder is an angry, vengeful, resentful half- breed who has sworn off white women. He has a good reason: after courting a white woman
in the past, he was savagely whipped nearly to death. However, this experience has made him rather mean- spirited. His rudeness and spite get
old at times, especially when he is aiming it at a woman who treats him with respect and friendship. But he also proves to be a brave and powerful hero, who saves the lady's life several times.
Jocelyn is an English Duchess, who is traveling the world to keep from being caught and murdered by a hitman. For 3 years, she has not known
peace. During an ambush, her coach is thrown down a hill. Handsome Colt Thunder shows up to help her. She is instantly attracted to him, but
he seems bitter for reasons she can't understand. (She later learns it is because she is white, and he likes her.)
Jocelyn is on a mission to lose her virginity. Her deceased husband was impotent. She feels she must lose her virginity to someone who is not
within her own social circle before she can remarry, to keep the public from knowing of her husband's embarrassing condition. Colt Thunder
becomes her target. She sets out to seduce him, with plans of using him free herself of her innocence.
Colt wants to stay as far away from Jocelyn as possible. He doesn't want to bring her reputation down by her being seen with him. He also
does not want a repeat whipping.
Jocelyn manages to trap Colt into acting as a guide for her traveling group of servants and guards.Read more ›
Colt, like many of Lindsey's hero's is hurt physically and emotionally, he's vulnerable and hides it until he meets Jocelyn who has no preconceived notions, enjoys life and begins to heal his hurts. In this, Lindsey's 25th book, there is more character development and it almost feels like you know or could know and admire these people. Her descriptions of the places they travel through feed the imagination so that if you are looking to "escape" for a short period of time to another place and time your mind certainly takes you there.
Its an easy read, but one you want to read over and over again.
this story of jocelyn, a widowed duchess being hunted by a inept man trying to kill her so her money will go to her dead husband's greedy relatives, and colt, a half breed who is bitter and jaded after a horribe experience when he is found courting a "white woman" is one i had not seen before. when jocelyn sees colt she knows he is the one who can help her with her "little problem." her marriage to the duke was one of convience, he was dying and she needed a protector but he was never able to consumate the marriage. jocelyn refuses to let anyone know of this failing and so in order to marry later she must take a lover and be rid of her virginity. she hires colt as her guide for a near fortune after she traps him in a bluff and the story that follows is humorous and delightful.
like any story there is good and bad.
the good: lindsey's characters are heart warming, like some long lost friend. jocelyn and colt together were priceless and i was laughing quite a bit as jocelyn is anything but some prim and meek duchess. this book surprisingly had a few very steamy scenes and one that was rather umm shall we say creative? it was all still tasteful it just added an edge to the book in my opinion.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I read this book in two days; I just could not put it down. I'm not usually one for Western Romance Novels but I got hooked on this one. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2007 by Melanie
I read this book in two days; I just could not put it down. I'm not usually one for Western Romance Novels but I got hooked on this one. Read morePublished on July 16 2007 by Melanie
I did like this book, I finished the book three days after I started it! I thought it was great. But.....I HATED the ending. If you read the book you will understand. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003 by Ana Q
This is another great Johanna Lindsey book! Colt and Jocelyn are beautiful together. I love to watch him overcome all of his insecurities and let her love him. Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by Kristal Gorman
This book is HOT! I don't usually like Westerns, but this book has it all: awesome hero, adorable heroine, and great plot. Read morePublished on April 7 2003
The second book in the trilogy. Colt Thunder is to Die For. Read it for one of the most creative and steamiest sex scenes written! Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2003
This was the first Johanna Lindsey book i read.
I was totally captivated. The style and Technique of writing
ensures a riverting read, to my delight as are all the... Read more