- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Avon; Reissue edition (March 25 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380753006
- ISBN-13: 978-0380753000
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.7 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #496,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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. Over the next months, she chases him, he runs
from her, etc... When she finally gets him in bed, he is surprised to find she is an innocent. When he learns that she used him, is becomes more
angry than ever. Still, she won't leave him alone.
Colt saves her life from enemies several times, and finally decides it would be best to rush her to safety without the rest of her group slowing them
down. He also plans to use the time to have her to himself. For a week, they enjoy privacy and blissful love. (Finally!)
Once they are back in society, Colt again disappears. His constant self- loathing has resurfaced. He feels he is not good enough for the
Everything is wrapped up suddenly by a quick visit from Colt's sister. In a blink, his anger and resentfulness vanish. A few minutes later, he is
asking Jocelyn to marry him. The ending didn't seem to fit the rest of the book.
Rather mild, yet wild love scenes. Very little romance. Still a good story for adventure and excitement. A wide variety of characters. Several
humorous scenes as well. It kept me interested, and kept me reading. I read the 420 page book in a little over a day. It's a good, worth while
Johanna Lindsey writes of the old west with adventure, danger, intrigue, and wild romance. Thunder is savage, but gentle and caring. Jocelyn is warm and very likable. Together they are magnificent. And the horseriding scene! I won't get that scene out of my head anytime soon!
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.
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