Dark Ransom

Dark Ransom She was living on the edge of torment Charlie Graham had come thousands of miles across the world the promised excitement adventure and new hope for her bedraggled soul But she hadn t counted on bein

  • Title: Dark Ransom
  • Author: Sara Craven
  • ISBN: 9780373115495
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • She was living on the edge of torment.Charlie Graham had come thousands of miles across the world the promised excitement, adventure and new hope for her bedraggled soul But she hadn t counted on being kidnapped by one of Brazil s richest rubber planters, Riago da Santana, and held hostage in his jungle castle Of course, the kidnapping was a misunderstanding, andShe was living on the edge of torment.Charlie Graham had come thousands of miles across the world the promised excitement, adventure and new hope for her bedraggled soul But she hadn t counted on being kidnapped by one of Brazil s richest rubber planters, Riago da Santana, and held hostage in his jungle castle Of course, the kidnapping was a misunderstanding, and nobody could have predicted the torrential rains that flooded the river, stranding everybody But that hadn t stopped the black sheep of the Santana family from sweeping Charlie away He d taken her body and devastated her mind and her senses And then he demanded she become his bride

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    1. Re Dark Ransom - Sara Craven does her own version of the Jungle Book. This time with an innocent and kinda dumb h who missed the terrible two's and thus did not learn to say NO until after a very forcible seduction by the H. The H is an enigmatic Brazilian rubber plantation owner and all he knows is how to say NO - until his childhood nursemaid/current housekeeper gets out her wooden spoon to whack him with.This one starts with Charlie, our 22 yr old dogsbody h who is a home health aide for litt [...]

    2. A Trainwreck on the Location: A Tourist Boat Ninny – I’m going to Brazil with no knowledge of the language or customs because an old lady I took care of told me about her nephew who is mining for jewels and it sounded like an adventure.Harlot – Hey, Ninny, could you give this letter to my client – er – friend for me?Ninny – Okay. Hey, why are you kidnapping me?*rains* Location: A Rubber PlantationHero – What happened to my Harlot? I paid good money for her.Ninny – I’m only goin [...]

    3. Just couldn't get past the H's initial contempt/impression of the plain Jane heroine and him using her as a prostitute. I've seen that trope in plenty of historicals and it doesn't bother me, but don't like it in a contemporary. Perhaps I'm wrong and he'll magically find her irresistible, but that kind of took the bloom off the rose for me. The h doesn't have to be the most beautiful girl in the world, but I want the H to feel an attraction to her - feel there's just something about her that dra [...]

    4. Hero who visits prostitutes? I am going to gag!I have lost all respects and deleted book from my iPhone and now need bleach to delete from the memory!Long story short!Hero uses prostitutes for ummm their services. Thinks heroine is one. Kidnaps her. Despite her protests, doesn't believe her, and even though he hasn't paid her, because she's a prostitute, he has every right to rape her. Doesn't even realise she's virgin. Housekeeper gets mad seeing blood on bedsheets. Housekeeper holds high place [...]

    5. OTT, old school romance by Sara Craven. This book features a forced seduction scene that I wasn't entirely comfortable with. It happens on the first day the H and h meet in the amazon jungle and to my mind, was a little bit more 'forced' than usual. In fact, this is probably the closest I've come to reading about a rape scene in an HP (although, I'm sure there's a Anne Hampson title somewhere that could match this and more.) Other than that, the story was ok, with reasonable angst; though the en [...]

    6. Shy girl Charlie inherits some money from an old lady she nurses, and takes herself off to the on the holiday of a lifetime. She’s also set herself on a little side quest, because what if she could find the old lady’s nephew, who disappeared into the a couple of years ago? How they will reminisce and reminisce about how nice the old lady was. And it’s not like the is a big place: Charlie’s sure to run into him at some stage. English people abroad are like magnets to other English peop [...]

    7. sometimes Sara craven completely shocks me with her books,and this is one such case!the hero who is into rubber business in the interior jungles of Brazil eagerly waits for his mistress but unfortunately our " Florence Nightingale " heroine shows up in her place delivering a letter about the change of heart of the mistress who decides to ditch the hero .our sexually frustrated little boy can't handle the disappointment and decides to make the best out of worst by using heroine as her replacement [...]

    8. 3.5 stars.Reading this book made me want to slap somebody, but also made me smile, rolled my eyes, wrinkled my forehead and cheered the heroine when she used that sharp tongue of hers. So much fun! Just a word of warning, girls. When you in a foreign country you barely speak the language, if some strange men forced you to go with them, do not follow them meekly, fight them all you might. Because in the real world you won't end up marrying a hot millionaire who fell in love with you in a short am [...]

    9. Despite all it's flaws - and this book has several, it's a decent enough read. For some reason it's hard to put down and the main character is basically likeable. The hero is not. He's boring, there's little appeal, and he's plain infuriating. The heroine is sweet so I like that about her but her backbone is so hidden it may as well not be there at all.Erin's tips of not taking part in a marriage when you refuse to be married but the hero insists you will be:1. Say no at the altar.2. Don't leave [...]

    10. Not a bad read. I am a sucker for the alpha male hero especially since he saves the day in the end and has a heart of gold for his people. Also liked the heroine's simple background, she was plain but spirited, not willing to simply step into the clothes of the mistress he was originally supposed to meet (a case of mistaken identity) But the background setting of the with thieves and good-hearted village folk provided a nice backdrop to the romance which had twists that kept me interested. Hate [...]

    11. Just ok.Heroine goes on river trip holiday down the amazon. After a case of mistaken identity she is brought to the hero's plantation where he is expecting his new mistress o turn up. The hero refuses to accept that there has been a mistake and proceeds to bed the h. She initially protests, then decides not to fight but then enjoys herself. She is of course a virgin and the housekeeper is outraged and brings this to the hero's attention and he agrees to marry her. The heroine does not want to ma [...]

    12. Sara Craven is my new favourite M&B author - like Jordan (my other all time favourite M&B author) - the works I've read of hers are essentially all the same so far, but they're so good, written with so much humour and style, that I'm just loving reading them.In this one, the heroine, Charlie, a home help, is remembered in the will of one of the old ladies she's helped out in the past. This lady has no relatives (except Philip who was last seen heading out into the basin to become a gold [...]

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