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And she had been in love but once was enough for Alix to have her fingers burnedNow he was back and as demanding as ever She must marry him to help her sick father and die ailing family busines Re Savage Destiny Amanda Browning's Feb 1995 contribution to the Too Hot to Handle miniseries is a trainwreck angstfest of epic avalanche proportionsA small word here about both the Too Hot to Handle and the Secrets miniseries It is very rare for HPlandia to run two miniseries concurrently at this point in the line up In this instance the two miniseries being run at the same time was probably a test of reader preference In prior HP recent releases to the 1995 line up there was an editor's note asking HP readers to write in and declare what kind of Hero they preferred One of the old skool bossy physical bully types or the modern still assertive but non physically forceful types If you read the two series concurrently as I have been doing for our ongoing uest to spoilerize all of Vintage HPlandia you will notice that the Secrets Series features Hero's that are very non physical and for the most part not very mean to their heroines On the other hand the Too Hot to Handle series has some of the meanest physically aggressive H's since Margaret Pargeter retired I suspect tho I have absolutely no confirmation on this that these two miniseries sales numbers were used to determine the future meanness uotient of HPlandia Heroes which type actually won that contest will be decided in the months to comeSo on with the spoilerization The book opens with the 25 yr old h meeting the H again at a big party There are very harsh words exchanged and it is clear that the two of them have a traumatic past between them We find out in flashback that the h was 20 and doing an internship in America when the lady buffet sampling H sought her out wooed her won her married her and bedded her Then the next day he dumped her after using the threat of her despoliation against her evil Greek Grandfather to get the h's evil GF to return the H's nice GF's rotting shipping fleet back The h's evil grandfather got the h a divorce and a promise to never reveal the marriage and the h went home to England permanently wounded in the male trust department and determined to never take a chance on a man againThis attitude will prove to be the h's downfall because now her eually stupid and horrible businessman father and her meek TSTL fragile mother are relying on the h and her sub par business empire managing skillz to rescue the family publishing firm from the father's monetary extravagances The H who has been waiting patiently for five years to get the h back into his clutches leaps on the opportunity The deal is the H will rescue the family publishing firm pay the h's slime slurping family a lot of money to continue in their wealthy life style and the h will have to remarry the H and share his bed forever The h's parents happily don their wide purple pimp hats and spats in the middle of the ICU where the h's father is recovering after a medical heart incident and the h is uickly married off to the misogynistic supremely snide and mocking H She is ousted from her job at her father's company too as the H makes it clear that being his wife and broodmare will be her full time job for the rest of her life After a little pre marital power struggle where the H commands the h to use his money to buy a trousseau and the h presents herself like the very expensive tart he paid for then starts sobbing at the denouement and the H slams off in disgust the marriage made in Hades is set to begin It becomes clear uite uickly that the H is trying to provoke an anger response in the h What the h is too caught up in emotionally to see is that every time the h breaks down in tears or despair the H uickly backs off He is obviously using the 'hate is the other side of love' trope to manipulate the h into being a complaisant wife while the h is just hurting and he can't handle her pain He needs her to be angry with him but is pretty useless in the despair and decent partner department After a lot of back and forth bickering and one near marital rape incident the H decides that the h will have to come to him if she wants the full Lurve Force Mojo experience So we settle down into bickering with the H determined to force the h to comply with his views The h manages to get some great verbal wallops of her own in but their effect is limited because the h's inner monologue indicates she is still madly in love with the H which means the h feels she needs to apologize for every verbal zinger The H and h spend their honeymoon sailing around on the H's yacht and on his private Greek island He is full of mysterious hints that he has suffered too and he claims he is happy to make the h happy as long as what makes her happy is what he wants her to have The H refers the h to Robert Lovelace's poetry stanza from The Lucasta PoemsI could not love thee dear so much Lov'd I not honour Mainly to show that he has had inestimable pain too and his suffering is worth than the h's The h is gradually losing her resistance to the powerful draw of the H's lurve club and the inevitable finally happens and the h gives in Only to wake up to a repeat of their original wedding day aftershocks the very next morningThe H is agitated over some kind of employee problem and the h refuses to leave him the night before had convinced the h that the H really loved her and she is prepared to be a woman who stands by her beloved man The H explains nothing just tells the h that he is done with her and she has to leave This time the h argues and the H literally cold cocks her on the jaw and knocks her out He does this in front of his long time employee who is pretty shocked The H explains that it is all okay really because he pulled his punchThe unconscious h is loaded onto the helicopter and flying away before she wakes up The H's employee explains that there is a mad former employee on the loose and making threats and the H is reuired to go deal with him in person The H supposedly knew the h would demand to accompany him into the face of danger and really since the H knows everything and knows what is best for the h it was to save the h from herself that the H knocked her unconscious The h buys into this misogynistic piece of tripe but instead of going back to England she decides to wait at the H's place in America it is closer to his business headuarters and she figures the Head office will get any news about the H firstThe H shows up a few days later obviously distressed because he couldn't find the h anywhere and he figured she finally had enough abuse and left him This time she has physical proof of mistreatment she is pretty bruised up so there would be no problems getting a divorce to go throughThe h is too besotted and too stupid to seize her chance when she has it tho so after a big explanation that the H only misled her the first time cause he promised his dying Greek grandpa that he would regain the ships and save the family honour the H and h agree that the h will happily be his blow up doll broodmare forever and will meet his probably eually horrid family in the future for a pretty dubious HEAAt least we can be happy the h is happy on this but the entire story leaves me with something of a dilemmaOn one side this is probably AB's best book She manages to ramp up the wrecky factor to the nth degree and the entire book is one stomach churning pulse pounding read as we wait to see what new torment the H will devise nextIt is also really clear that the H loves the h and is chasing her with all the deviousness and power that is at his disposal The h has never gotten over him and is the typical HPlandia martyr h who will let love mean the H never has to say sorryNone of that mitigates the fact that what the H loved is his image of the h as a broodmare and beautiful object for his lust He has no interest in the h expressing her personality his only goal is to shag her a lot and mold her into what he wants her to be In my book that isn't love it is objectification and the romance in this is non existentSo I rate this book a three mainly cause the trainwreck aspects are a total five on the rating scale The romance is a two and would have been a one except the h so totally bought into the 'little lady needs to be molded and guided by the domineering all knowing man' trope that I couldn't hold all the H's bad behavior against him mainly cause the h encouraged it Overall this book is one that reader ratings are all over the place on As you can see there are reasons for that and this one is only recommended for those who have the angst junkie virus a large bottle of Captain Morgan or other adult beverage with lots of chocolate on hand or for those who just like a lot of tension and drama in their HPlandia outings

review Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Amanda Browning

S and again she had no choice But this time things were different Before she had loved him now she hated him She was determined not to suffer again as she had before but was he too hot to handle Savage Destiny is the story of Alix and PierceA well written second chance romance filled with angst and love Five years ago the heroine had married the hero wearing her heart on her sleeve only for him to brutally crush it and destroy her grandfather callously using her for revenge She is left shattered and slowly gets over the ultimate betrayal At present he returns to her life blackmailing her once again into marrying him otherwise her father would lose his company She hates him he seems to be eually devious yet accepting Will he succeed again in breaking her apartLoads of heartbreak love and grovel in this one The heroine forgave easily and the hero is revealed to be filled with remorse I think it had a satisfying endingSafe355 The Dreadlock Journey is the story of Alix and PierceA well written second chance romance filled with angst and love Five years ago the heroine had married the hero wearing her heart on her sleeve only for him to brutally crush Lunastus it and destroy her grandfather callously using her for revenge She Timetrap is left shattered and slowly gets over the ultimate betrayal At present he returns to her life blackmailing her once again Cache into marrying him otherwise her father would lose his company She hates him he seems to be eually devious yet accepting Will he succeed again Cache in breaking her apartLoads of heartbreak love and grovel The academic library in this one The heroine forgave easily and the hero The Cliterate Male: a Primer on Pleasuring Women (Good in Bed Guides) is revealed to be filled with remorse I think Pie: A Global History it had a satisfying endingSafe355

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HE WAS JUST USING HERFive years before Pierce had married Alix one day and rejected her the next And why Because she had been his route to a fleet of ships and his revenge He had been passionate Re Savage Destiny Amanda Browning's Feb 1995 contribution to the Too Hot to Handle miniseries is a trainwreck angstfest of epic avalanche proportionsA small word here about both the Too Hot to Handle and the Secrets miniseries It is very rare for HPlandia to run two miniseries concurrently at this point in the line up In this instance the two miniseries being run at the same time was probably a test of reader preference In prior HP recent releases to the 1995 line up there was an editor's note asking HP readers to write in and declare what kind of Hero they preferred One of the old skool bossy physical bully types or the modern still assertive but non physically forceful types If you read the two series concurrently as I have been doing for our ongoing uest to spoilerize all of Vintage HPlandia you will notice that the Secrets Series features Hero's that are very non physical and for the most part not very mean to their heroines On the other hand the Too Hot to Handle series has some of the meanest physically aggressive H's since Margaret Pargeter retired I suspect tho I have absolutely no confirmation on this that these two miniseries sales numbers were used to determine the future meanness uotient of HPlandia Heroes which type actually won that contest will be decided in the months to comeSo on with the spoilerization The book opens with the 25 yr old h meeting the H again at a big party There are very harsh words exchanged and it is clear that the two of them have a traumatic past between them We find out in flashback that the h was 20 and doing an internship in America when the lady buffet sampling H sought her out wooed her won her married her and bedded her Then the next day he dumped her after using the threat of her despoliation against her evil Greek Grandfather to get the h's evil GF to return the H's nice GF's rotting shipping fleet back The h's evil grandfather got the h a divorce and a promise to never reveal the marriage and the h went home to England permanently wounded in the male trust department and determined to never take a chance on a man againThis attitude will prove to be the h's downfall because now her eually stupid and horrible businessman father and her meek TSTL fragile mother are relying on the h and her sub par business empire managing skillz to rescue the family publishing firm from the father's monetary extravagances The H who has been waiting patiently for five years to get the h back into his clutches leaps on the opportunity The deal is the H will rescue the family publishing firm pay the h's slime slurping family a lot of money to continue in their wealthy life style and the h will have to remarry the H and share his bed forever The h's parents happily don their wide purple pimp hats and spats in the middle of the ICU where the h's father is recovering after a medical heart incident and the h is uickly married off to the misogynistic supremely snide and mocking H She is ousted from her job at her father's company too as the H makes it clear that being his wife and broodmare will be her full time job for the rest of her life After a little pre marital power struggle where the H commands the h to use his money to buy a trousseau and the h presents herself like the very expensive tart he paid for then starts sobbing at the denouement and the H slams off in disgust the marriage made in Hades is set to begin It becomes clear uite uickly that the H is trying to provoke an anger response in the h What the h is too caught up in emotionally to see is that every time the h breaks down in tears or despair the H uickly backs off He is obviously using the 'hate is the other side of love' trope to manipulate the h into being a complaisant wife while the h is just hurting and he can't handle her pain He needs her to be angry with him but is pretty useless in the despair and decent partner department After a lot of back and forth bickering and one near marital rape incident the H decides that the h will have to come to him if she wants the full Lurve Force Mojo experience So we settle down into bickering with the H determined to force the h to comply with his views The h manages to get some great verbal wallops of her own in but their effect is limited because the h's inner monologue indicates she is still madly in love with the H which means the h feels she needs to apologize for every verbal zinger The H and h spend their honeymoon sailing around on the H's yacht and on his private Greek island He is full of mysterious hints that he has suffered too and he claims he is happy to make the h happy as long as what makes her happy is what he wants her to have The H refers the h to Robert Lovelace's poetry stanza from The Lucasta PoemsI could not love thee dear so much Lov'd I not honour Mainly to show that he has had inestimable pain too and his suffering is worth than the h's The h is gradually losing her resistance to the powerful draw of the H's lurve club and the inevitable finally happens and the h gives in Only to wake up to a repeat of their original wedding day aftershocks the very next morningThe H is agitated over some kind of employee problem and the h refuses to leave him the night before had convinced the h that the H really loved her and she is prepared to be a woman who stands by her beloved man The H explains nothing just tells the h that he is done with her and she has to leave This time the h argues and the H literally cold cocks her on the jaw and knocks her out He does this in front of his long time employee who is pretty shocked The H explains that it is all okay really because he pulled his punchThe unconscious h is loaded onto the helicopter and flying away before she wakes up The H's employee explains that there is a mad former employee on the loose and making threats and the H is reuired to go deal with him in person The H supposedly knew the h would demand to accompany him into the face of danger and really since the H knows everything and knows what is best for the h it was to save the h from herself that the H knocked her unconscious The h buys into this misogynistic piece of tripe but instead of going back to England she decides to wait at the H's place in America it is closer to his business headuarters and she figures the Head office will get any news about the H firstThe H shows up a few days later obviously distressed because he couldn't find the h anywhere and he figured she finally had enough abuse and left him This time she has physical proof of mistreatment she is pretty bruised up so there would be no problems getting a divorce to go throughThe h is too besotted and too stupid to seize her chance when she has it tho so after a big explanation that the H only misled her the first time cause he promised his dying Greek grandpa that he would regain the ships and save the family honour the H and h agree that the h will happily be his blow up doll broodmare forever and will meet his probably eually horrid family in the future for a pretty dubious HEAAt least we can be happy the h is happy on this but the entire story leaves me with something of a dilemmaOn one side this is probably AB's best book She manages to ramp up the wrecky factor to the nth degree and the entire book is one stomach churning pulse pounding read as we wait to see what new torment the H will devise nextIt is also really clear that the H loves the h and is chasing her with all the deviousness and power that is at his disposal The h has never gotten over him and is the typical HPlandia martyr h who will let love mean the H never has to say sorryNone of that mitigates the fact that what the H loved is his image of the h as a broodmare and beautiful object for his lust He has no interest in the h expressing her personality his only goal is to shag her a lot and mold her into what he wants her to be In my book that isn't love it is objectification and the romance in this is non existentSo I rate this book a three mainly cause the trainwreck aspects are a total five on the rating scale The romance is a two and would have been a one except the h so totally bought into the 'little lady needs to be molded and guided by the domineering all knowing man' trope that I couldn't hold all the H's bad behavior against him mainly cause the h encouraged it Overall this book is one that reader ratings are all over the place on As you can see there are reasons for that and this one is only recommended for those who have the angst junkie virus a large bottle of Captain Morgan or other adult beverage with lots of chocolate on hand or for those who just like a lot of tension and drama in their HPlandia outings Fox and Geese and Fences: A Collection of Traditional Maine Mittens is a trainwreck angstfest of epic avalanche proportionsA 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10 thoughts on “Savage Destiny

  1. says:

    re read May 2020I was afraid to re read this because I had such fond memories of the angst and cruelty and the surprising explanation at the end I didn't need to worry While this time I knew the hero's reasoning I could enjoy how the author inserted little tells of how the hero was really feeling without giving his point of view HP authors the angst is higher when we don't know the hero's POV it's science Original reviewThis is a ‘high blood pressure’ read It is the kind of story where you start feeling agitated in the first chapter and then those feeling ramp up so that by the time you’re in the middle of the story you can’t put it down and snap at anyone who would dare to disrupt In short you are wallowing in an experience you’d never want to go through – but are having the time of your life doing itspoilers ahead If you want maximum agitation go into the story blind by just reading the boldThis is a revenge story told in flashback Hero made a deathbed promise to his grandfather to get his fleet back from the heroine’s grandfather After offering Evil Grampy all kinds of money to no avail he seeks out the heroine courts her marries her has one night of sex – and then tells her he never said ILY He’ll give her a divorce if she can convince Evil Grampy to turn over the fleet EG doesn’t want his granddaughter defiled by the H so he turns over the fleet which he never should have had in the first place They don’t see each other again for five years It is second chance story with a forced marriage Five years later the heroine’s family publishing business is in a death spiral and her father is in precarious health Hero shows up and offers to take over the company if heroine will marry him No one knew they were married before except for Evil Grampy – who is now dead With her back against the wall and still feeling a great physical attraction to her only lover she reluctantly agreesIt is an illustration of how men can compartmentalize and say dumb shit like “honor over love” to justify their lies and ability to screw up the only relationship they ever wantedYes the hero did love the heroine all along Knew that it was a cosmic joke that the person who was his instrument of revenge is the only woman for him but he did it anyway The author convinced me of this by the end of the story – but boy howdy – it was a rough ride The heroine was angry and said hateful things which she often apologized for which annoyed me and she held out from her traitorous body for a long time The hero seemed to revel in her hatred which was annoying because it seemed like he didn’t care Or was taking his deserved punishment The only time the hero dropped the act was when the heroine showed signs of despair or apathy He needed her hatred not her indifference Then there is the “dark moment” which feels like a replay of their first wedding night The hero doesn’t explain to the heroine what’s going on – in fact he knocks her unconscious so they can put her on the helicopter to safety It’s the helicopter pilot who has to explain things to herI’m glad she put the hero through days of worry at the end and that he grovelled I wanted grovel – a lot for what the hero put me the reader through Heroine can do what she wants


  2. says:

    I read this about a month ago but didn't get a chance to review it or add it to my currently reading shelf It's a great second chance at love book with a twist Alix has every reason to hate Pierce and distrust him for the cruel way he treated her the first time they were married and with him back she can't believe he has good motives The author does a great job of showing the reader they whys and how much Pierce really does love Alix Alix doesn't want to believe and can't afford to that Pierce has good motives so Pierce has to show her I can see why she was so resistant and cynical about him He had to prove herself to him and he did I love a hero who is crazy about the heroine After I finished this I reread the beginning because there is such a huge revelation in what was really going on and how deeply Pierce loves Alix and regrets what he did He had his reasons but it was so unbelievably cruel However I believe that this is one hero who definitely redeems himself for the heroine I think I was recommended this by one of the girls on the Harleuin Presents group and I'm glad I did get it on Kindle It's an oldie but goodie that I definitely wouldn't have wanted to miss out on


  3. says:

    Re Savage Destiny Amanda Browning's Feb 1995 contribution to the Too Hot to Handle miniseries is a trainwreck angstfest of epic avalanche proportionsA small word here about both the Too Hot to Handle and the Secrets miniseries It is very rare for HPlandia to run two miniseries concurrently at this point in the line up In this instance the two miniseries being run at the same time was probably a test of reader preference In prior HP recent releases to the 1995 line up there was an editor's note asking HP readers to write in and declare what kind of Hero they preferred One of the old skool bossy physical bully types or the modern still assertive but non physically forceful types If you read the two series concurrently as I have been doing for our ongoing uest to spoilerize all of Vintage HPlandia you will notice that the Secrets Series features Hero's that are very non physical and for the most part not very mean to their heroines On the other hand the Too Hot to Handle series has some of the meanest physically aggressive H's since Margaret Pargeter retired I suspect tho I have absolutely no confirmation on this that these two miniseries sales numbers were used to determine the future meanness uotient of HPlandia Heroes which type actually won that contest will be decided in the months to comeSo on with the spoilerization The book opens with the 25 yr old h meeting the H again at a big party There are very harsh words exchanged and it is clear that the two of them have a traumatic past between them We find out in flashback that the h was 20 and doing an internship in America when the lady buffet sampling H sought her out wooed her won her married her and bedded her Then the next day he dumped her after using the threat of her despoliation against her evil Greek Grandfather to get the h's evil GF to return the H's nice GF's rotting shipping fleet back The h's evil grandfather got the h a divorce and a promise to never reveal the marriage and the h went home to England permanently wounded in the male trust department and determined to never take a chance on a man againThis attitude will prove to be the h's downfall because now her eually stupid and horrible businessman father and her meek TSTL fragile mother are relying on the h and her sub par business empire managing skillz to rescue the family publishing firm from the father's monetary extravagances The H who has been waiting patiently for five years to get the h back into his clutches leaps on the opportunity The deal is the H will rescue the family publishing firm pay the h's slime slurping family a lot of money to continue in their wealthy life style and the h will have to remarry the H and share his bed forever The h's parents happily don their wide purple pimp hats and spats in the middle of the ICU where the h's father is recovering after a medical heart incident and the h is uickly married off to the misogynistic supremely snide and mocking H She is ousted from her job at her father's company too as the H makes it clear that being his wife and broodmare will be her full time job for the rest of her life After a little pre marital power struggle where the H commands the h to use his money to buy a trousseau and the h presents herself like the very expensive tart he paid for then starts sobbing at the denouement and the H slams off in disgust the marriage made in Hades is set to begin It becomes clear uite uickly that the H is trying to provoke an anger response in the h What the h is too caught up in emotionally to see is that every time the h breaks down in tears or despair the H uickly backs off He is obviously using the 'hate is the other side of love' trope to manipulate the h into being a complaisant wife while the h is just hurting and he can't handle her pain He needs her to be angry with him but is pretty useless in the despair and decent partner department After a lot of back and forth bickering and one near marital rape incident the H decides that the h will have to come to him if she wants the full Lurve Force Mojo experience So we settle down into bickering with the H determined to force the h to comply with his views The h manages to get some great verbal wallops of her own in but their effect is limited because the h's inner monologue indicates she is still madly in love with the H which means the h feels she needs to apologize for every verbal zinger The H and h spend their honeymoon sailing around on the H's yacht and on his private Greek island He is full of mysterious hints that he has suffered too and he claims he is happy to make the h happy as long as what makes her happy is what he wants her to have The H refers the h to Robert Lovelace's poetry stanza from The Lucasta PoemsI could not love thee dear so much Lov'd I not honour Mainly to show that he has had inestimable pain too and his suffering is worth than the h's The h is gradually losing her resistance to the powerful draw of the H's lurve club and the inevitable finally happens and the h gives in Only to wake up to a repeat of their original wedding day aftershocks the very next morningThe H is agitated over some kind of employee problem and the h refuses to leave him the night before had convinced the h that the H really loved her and she is prepared to be a woman who stands by her beloved man The H explains nothing just tells the h that he is done with her and she has to leave This time the h argues and the H literally cold cocks her on the jaw and knocks her out He does this in front of his long time employee who is pretty shocked The H explains that it is all okay really because he pulled his punchThe unconscious h is loaded onto the helicopter and flying away before she wakes up The H's employee explains that there is a mad former employee on the loose and making threats and the H is reuired to go deal with him in person The H supposedly knew the h would demand to accompany him into the face of danger and really since the H knows everything and knows what is best for the h it was to save the h from herself that the H knocked her unconscious The h buys into this misogynistic piece of tripe but instead of going back to England she decides to wait at the H's place in America it is closer to his business headuarters and she figures the Head office will get any news about the H firstThe H shows up a few days later obviously distressed because he couldn't find the h anywhere and he figured she finally had enough abuse and left him This time she has physical proof of mistreatment she is pretty bruised up so there would be no problems getting a divorce to go throughThe h is too besotted and too stupid to seize her chance when she has it tho so after a big explanation that the H only misled her the first time cause he promised his dying Greek grandpa that he would regain the ships and save the family honour the H and h agree that the h will happily be his blow up doll broodmare forever and will meet his probably eually horrid family in the future for a pretty dubious HEAAt least we can be happy the h is happy on this but the entire story leaves me with something of a dilemmaOn one side this is probably AB's best book She manages to ramp up the wrecky factor to the nth degree and the entire book is one stomach churning pulse pounding read as we wait to see what new torment the H will devise nextIt is also really clear that the H loves the h and is chasing her with all the deviousness and power that is at his disposal The h has never gotten over him and is the typical HPlandia martyr h who will let love mean the H never has to say sorryNone of that mitigates the fact that what the H loved is his image of the h as a broodmare and beautiful object for his lust He has no interest in the h expressing her personality his only goal is to shag her a lot and mold her into what he wants her to be In my book that isn't love it is objectification and the romance in this is non existentSo I rate this book a three mainly cause the trainwreck aspects are a total five on the rating scale The romance is a two and would have been a one except the h so totally bought into the 'little lady needs to be molded and guided by the domineering all knowing man' trope that I couldn't hold all the H's bad behavior against him mainly cause the h encouraged it Overall this book is one that reader ratings are all over the place on As you can see there are reasons for that and this one is only recommended for those who have the angst junkie virus a large bottle of Captain Morgan or other adult beverage with lots of chocolate on hand or for those who just like a lot of tension and drama in their HPlandia outings


  4. says:

    I hate to be a naysayer when so many GF’s friends like it I am a marginal fan of angsty romances and just could not enjoy the level here which once again begs the uestion why in the hell am I reading Harleuin HP’sThe h and were married five years ago after a world wind courtship and one of the drabbest little weddings Sparks combust the wedding night then the hero dumps her Dumps her coldly for some rust buckets HER grandfather scammed off HIS grandfather Wait let me revise that Dumped her coldly for some rust buckets HER Greek grandfather scammed off HIS Greek grandfather We all know in HarleyLand that no Greek hero takes a family slight or revenge lightlyIt’s now five years later and the H is back with another marriage proposal to help the heroine’s family business out Her parents are thrilled as it’s a way to get the company going again and hey their arranged marriage turned out okay Way to sell out your beloved daughterAnother drab little hole in the wall wedding sadder than the first and they are off to honeymoon She’s one cranky little heroine; he is one angsty H in inner turmoil She denies her passion and he taunts her with it Wow gotta love that Nothing says romance with a wonderful man when he’s reminding you how easy you are around himPassion explodes again FINALLY and the next morning he throws her off the island again He actually has to cold cock her to get her on the helicopterThe rest of the story view spoiler He had promised his GREEK grandfather on his deathbed that he would get the rust bucket boats back and revenge on the h’s bad grandpa So he has plotted to win the h over in order to get the boats H never planned on falling head over heels Okay So why when he has the boats did he not explain to the heroine? Her grandfather is pretty awful and gonna bet she would believe the H Yeah I know Why drag rational thought and action in at this pointThe kicks her off the island the second time because someone is after him and his siblings Wait He has siblings too hide spoiler


  5. says:

    Re Savage Destiny Amanda Browning's Feb 1995 contribution to the Too Hot to Handle miniseries is a trainwreck angstfest of epic avalanche proportionsA small word here about both the Too Hot to Handle and the Secrets miniseries It is very rare for HPlandia to run two miniseries concurrently at this point in the line up In this instance the two miniseries being run at the same time was probably a test of reader preference In prior HP recent releases to the 1995 line up there was an editor's note asking HP readers to write in and declare what kind of Hero they preferred One of the old skool bossy physical bully types or the modern still assertive but non physically forceful types If you read the two series concurrently as I have been doing for our ongoing uest to spoilerize all of Vintage HPlandia you will notice that the Secrets Series features Hero's that are very non physical and for the most part not very mean to their heroines On the other hand the Too Hot to Handle series has some of the meanest physically aggressive H's since Margaret Pargeter retired I suspect tho I have absolutely no confirmation on this that these two miniseries sales numbers were used to determine the future meanness uotient of HPlandia Heroes which type actually won that contest will be decided in the months to comeSo on with the spoilerization The book opens with the 25 yr old h meeting the H again at a big party There are very harsh words exchanged and it is clear that the two of them have a traumatic past between them We find out in flashback that the h was 20 and doing an internship in America when the lady buffet sampling H sought her out wooed her won her married her and bedded her Then the next day he dumped her after using the threat of her despoliation against her evil Greek Grandfather to get the h's evil GF to return the H's nice GF's rotting shipping fleet back The h's evil grandfather got the h a divorce and a promise to never reveal the marriage and the h went home to England permanently wounded in the male trust department and determined to never take a chance on a man againThis attitude will prove to be the h's downfall because now her eually stupid and horrible businessman father and her meek TSTL fragile mother are relying on the h and her sub par business empire managing skillz to rescue the family publishing firm from the father's monetary extravagances The H who has been waiting patiently for five years to get the h back into his clutches leaps on the opportunity The deal is the H will rescue the family publishing firm pay the h's slime slurping family a lot of money to continue in their wealthy life style and the h will have to remarry the H and share his bed forever The h's parents happily don their wide purple pimp hats and spats in the middle of the ICU where the h's father is recovering after a medical heart incident and the h is uickly married off to the misogynistic supremely snide and mocking H She is ousted from her job at her father's company too as the H makes it clear that being his wife and broodmare will be her full time job for the rest of her life After a little pre marital power struggle where the H commands the h to use his money to buy a trousseau and the h presents herself like the very expensive tart he paid for then starts sobbing at the denouement and the H slams off in disgust the marriage made in Hades is set to begin It becomes clear uite uickly that the H is trying to provoke an anger response in the h What the h is too caught up in emotionally to see is that every time the h breaks down in tears or despair the H uickly backs off He is obviously using the 'hate is the other side of love' trope to manipulate the h into being a complaisant wife while the h is just hurting and he can't handle her pain He needs her to be angry with him but is pretty useless in the despair and decent partner department After a lot of back and forth bickering and one near marital rape incident the H decides that the h will have to come to him if she wants the full Lurve Force Mojo experience So we settle down into bickering with the H determined to force the h to comply with his views The h manages to get some great verbal wallops of her own in but their effect is limited because the h's inner monologue indicates she is still madly in love with the H which means the h feels she needs to apologize for every verbal zinger The H and h spend their honeymoon sailing around on the H's yacht and on his private Greek island He is full of mysterious hints that he has suffered too and he claims he is happy to make the h happy as long as what makes her happy is what he wants her to have The H refers the h to Robert Lovelace's poetry stanza from The Lucasta PoemsI could not love thee dear so much Lov'd I not honour Mainly to show that he has had inestimable pain too and his suffering is worth than the h's The h is gradually losing her resistance to the powerful draw of the H's lurve club and the inevitable finally happens and the h gives in Only to wake up to a repeat of their original wedding day aftershocks the very next morningThe H is agitated over some kind of employee problem and the h refuses to leave him the night before had convinced the h that the H really loved her and she is prepared to be a woman who stands by her beloved man The H explains nothing just tells the h that he is done with her and she has to leave This time the h argues and the H literally cold cocks her on the jaw and knocks her out He does this in front of his long time employee who is pretty shocked The H explains that it is all okay really because he pulled his punchThe unconscious h is loaded onto the helicopter and flying away before she wakes up The H's employee explains that there is a mad former employee on the loose and making threats and the H is reuired to go deal with him in person The H supposedly knew the h would demand to accompany him into the face of danger and really since the H knows everything and knows what is best for the h it was to save the h from herself that the H knocked her unconscious The h buys into this misogynistic piece of tripe but instead of going back to England she decides to wait at the H's place in America it is closer to his business headuarters and she figures the Head office will get any news about the H firstThe H shows up a few days later obviously distressed because he couldn't find the h anywhere and he figured she finally had enough abuse and left him This time she has physical proof of mistreatment she is pretty bruised up so there would be no problems getting a divorce to go throughThe h is too besotted and too stupid to seize her chance when she has it tho so after a big explanation that the H only misled her the first time cause he promised his dying Greek grandpa that he would regain the ships and save the family honour the H and h agree that the h will happily be his blow up doll broodmare forever and will meet his probably eually horrid family in the future for a pretty dubious HEAAt least we can be happy the h is happy on this but the entire story leaves me with something of a dilemmaOn one side this is probably AB's best book She manages to ramp up the wrecky factor to the nth degree and the entire book is one stomach churning pulse pounding read as we wait to see what new torment the H will devise nextIt is also really clear that the H loves the h and is chasing her with all the deviousness and power that is at his disposal The h has never gotten over him and is the typical HPlandia martyr h who will let love mean the H never has to say sorryNone of that mitigates the fact that what the H loved is his image of the h as a broodmare and beautiful object for his lust He has no interest in the h expressing her personality his only goal is to shag her a lot and mold her into what he wants her to be In my book that isn't love it is objectification and the romance in this is non existentSo I rate this book a three mainly cause the trainwreck aspects are a total five on the rating scale The romance is a two and would have been a one except the h so totally bought into the 'little lady needs to be molded and guided by the domineering all knowing man' trope that I couldn't hold all the H's bad behavior against him mainly cause the h encouraged it Overall this book is one that reader ratings are all over the place on As you can see there are reasons for that and this one is only recommended for those who have the angst junkie virus a large bottle of Captain Morgan or other adult beverage with lots of chocolate on hand or for those who just like a lot of tension and drama in their HPlandia outings


  6. says:

    This is one of those HN's that you either love it or you don't I surprisingly really enjoyed it even though those revenge plots are my least favorite trope I just find that whole altruistic attitude of let's save the family and at the same time cure world hunger a bit too much to swallow However this one was surprisingly different in that the heroine really did hate the hero and he had to work hard to win her backThe reader is given all kinds of clues along the way as to his true feelings so that helped soothe the asshat momentsThough everything wasn't perfect thus 4 stars versus 5 I still found myself turning those pages and let my to do list just stagnate This is the first I have read by this author and I will look for of her work


  7. says:

    Savage Destiny is the story of Alix and PierceA well written second chance romance filled with angst and love Five years ago the heroine had married the hero wearing her heart on her sleeve only for him to brutally crush it and destroy her grandfather callously using her for revenge She is left shattered and slowly gets over the ultimate betrayal At present he returns to her life blackmailing her once again into marrying him otherwise her father would lose his company She hates him he seems to be eually devious yet accepting Will he succeed again in breaking her apart?Loads of heartbreak love and grovel in this one The heroine forgave easily and the hero is revealed to be filled with remorse I think it had a satisfying endingSafe355


  8. says:

    Hero marries heroine to get revenge on her grandfather He rejects her after their wedding night although he secretly loves her His honor supposedly forces him to continue with his plot yes it's over the top A few years later she's in financial trouble and he sees it as a golden opportunity to force her to remarry him Definitely a guilty pleasure type of bookThis was definitely a page turner I couldn't wait to see what the H would do next What I liked about this was the fact that she didn't just fall back in with him when he came back She was angry and she let him know it and for than one page The H was a very arrogant over the top alpha but those are fun to read about


  9. says:

    So last night meant nothing to you?’ Something flickered in his eyes for a moment ‘On the contrary you could call it the perfect farewell He should have crawled on his knees for the next 5 years but he still hurt her even if he thought for her sake I needed to read with galoons of raki But because of the angst I loved the book ☺️


  10. says:

    Where to start with this one? I love tales of painful betrayals and redemption The H was a jerk no uestion What kept me reading was the uestion how the H who was so very cruel could be redeemedThe h hated and for the most part hated well it would be too much to expect 100% consistency in the hate level in one of these romances but still done better than a lot of other 'I hate you I despise you' books It was frustrating that the h felt the need to apologise for the smaller issues yet the H never uttered one word of contritionthough some may argue it was done subtly and the whole forcing marriage was an act of contrition The h's realisation of the H's love for her was in the most part well done if a little obtuse the final explanation view spoiler family honour above lovesomething not everyone will understand hide spoiler


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