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SHE WAS A WOMAN MADE FOR LOVE:HE WAS THE MAN DESTINED TO LOVE HERCaptured by a party of Cheyenne as she was traveling with her family to join her fiance in Colorado Territory, beautiful young Tanya Martin refused to let her proud spirit be broken or her voluptuous body abused. But she had not anticipated the reaction of her heart to A Panther Stalks, the brave who had claiSHE WAS A WOMAN MADE FOR LOVE:HE WAS THE MAN DESTINED TO LOVE HERCaptured by a party of Cheyenne as she was traveling with her family to join her fiance in Colorado Territory, beautiful young Tanya Martin refused to let her proud spirit be broken or her voluptuous body abused. But she had not anticipated the reaction of her heart to A Panther Stalks, the brave who had claimed her as his prize. Tanya soon became her captor's willing slave, overcome by a passion she could not resist. Though fate conspired to tear her from her lover's side, Tanya vowed to surmount every obstacle that stood between them, until she was safe at last in the arms of the man who had awakened her to ecstasy......

Title : Silken Savage
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ISBN : 9780843922264
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 476 Pages
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Silken Savage Reviews

  • Beth F.
    2019-03-16 08:23

    This book is absurd. But I adore it for all sorts of reasons I can't explain. Since the early 90's, I've read and re-read this fool book more times than I care to admit, and on several occasions after finishing, I have flipped back to the beginning and started again. Psychopath Jeffrey rules! I wish the publisher would reissue this shit for Kindle. I'd probably read it even more if I didn't have to worry about hiding the cover in public.

  • Karla
    2019-03-09 03:05

    I know when I'm beat. The utter perfection and total adaptability of the heroine made this one more cartoonish than Captive Passions and more aggravating than Savage Ecstasy which also had unrealistic and extreme Mary Sue heroines. The relationship between the H/h shortly became a HEA kind of thing - conflict-free - and so the story was mainly descriptions of one Wonder Woman feat by the heroine after another (learning the Cheyenne language within weeks, putting one arrow into the shaft of another, outfighting/outriding/outtracking braves, scalping/torturing/maiming enemies with barely a qualm, having her first child with barely a grunt of pain and no fear at all). And the adopted tame cougar kittens, Kit and Kat. That rates an eyeroll all in itself. When a conflict finally did arrive, it was resolved within two pages and became smooth sailing once more and I threw it at the wall.It's the mood I'm in - I want lots of drama and believable characters and catchy writing, and this ain't it by a mile.

  • Lynsey A
    2019-03-08 04:27

    Enjoyed this re-read of one of my favorite NA romances. Sure there isn't really any conflict in this book between our hero and heroine except in the very beginning but I don't think it takes away from the overall enjoyment of the story. In fact, I enjoy books more when the H and h aren't fighting through the entire book, as long as it is done well, which it was. The conflict came from the ex-fiance of Tanya after her return to "civilization" when she and the others are "rescued" by the Calvary...after the Calvary decimates the camp killing women, children and the old. Our hero is not a raping pillaging Indian but a half-breed Cheyenne. He does not rape the heroine. He slowly woos her and quite honestly gentles her like an Indian taming an unruly horse. Perhaps not the best analogy but that is how it is played in the book. The love comes quickly, actually before we even hit page 100 but it didn't take away anything from the story for me. I admit it was slow while they were in the Indian village and it picked up more when Tanya was returned home but many parts of this book stuck with me over the years.A nice sweet romance full of tons of purple prose and OTT words of love that sometimes had me rolling my eyes but still a nice re-read.

  • Maura
    2019-02-22 04:05

    Yeah. This is a ridiculous book. Within 2 weeks, she learns the Cheyenne way of life, the Cheyenne language and completely adapts, realizes her love for the hero and loses her virginity to him (after he tames her into it…works her up to it day by day as though she were a horse being broken in, which is actually the analogy the hero uses). Then she proceeds to become a Cheyenne warrior and what not. She is so CHEYENNE by the time she's rescued that she refuses to speak any English and has her fellow captive translate for her. And what's really weird. (view spoiler)[ Our hero is half-Mexican, raised by his mother in a white civilization, educated, speaks English and only spent summers with his grandfather among the Cheyenne. And yet he is perfectly willing to kidnap a woman, watch other women being raped and enslaved, brand his new slave (our heroine) and whip her for trying to escape him. And he never shows any sympathy or remorse for what he's doing. I think Mom did a bad job raising him.(hide spoiler)]And the author does more telling than showing. To give an idea - the heroine has two kids with the hero before we're even 100 pages in.

  • Riccarla Roman
    2019-03-12 08:20

    "Silken Savage" is a great example of the bodice rippers of the 80's. No long drawn out historical set-up, just right into the young women from the wagon train bathing in the river, kidnapped by Indians, and raped. Except for our heroine Tanya Martin who is claimed by A Panther Stalks, a young, handsome brave who treats her kindly. Well, there was that one beating when she tried to run away, but then he treats her gently, kindly, teaching her how to live as a Cheyenne. Of course, they fall in love, marry, and have children. She is far more fortunate than the other girls.Alas, there is a snake in this Eden - the U. S. Army with Custer and Lt. Jeffrey Young, the fiance Tanya was supposed to marry,( if she hadn't gotten kidnapped at the river). A massacre of the village while the men are away brings the women back to "civilization". Tanya refuses to speak English or give up her children.There's a great twist but I won't spoil it. Suffice it to say, she tries to reunite with Panther while Jeffrey goes totally stalker crazy. I like crazy villains but he was way over the top and gets his just desserts at the end.This is a great fun read. It moves quickly and you can't wait to see what will happen next. I recommend it just for the way you get drawn into it and actually care about what happens next.

  • Tina
    2019-02-24 05:09

    It's been awhile since I've read this so the plot is mostly vague to me now. What I recall most vividly about this book is that, I hated the heroine. I remember thinking what an awful mother she was for putting her desires ahead of her own children's health. Moreover, her pathetic willingness to do whatever it took to be with the abusive, raping hero made her seem like a complete spineless idiot. She's was a complete dog, a bitch whining for his attention, it was all pretty sickening and gag-worthy.I don't mind bodice rippers, rapes, alpha a-holes, etc in my romance, but this book was just plain pathetic, because clearly, the heroine wasn't a very good match for this strong, brutish hero. SPOILER:This book has rape, also a scene where the heroine witnesses multiple girls getting raped together. I don't think the hero ever "cheats" on the heroine, but as I mentioned above, it's been so long, I may be wrong about that. I would only recommend this to people I dislike.

  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    2019-02-22 09:06

    Even though I don't mind reading the odd bodice ripper, this one was your fairly average Native American variety - the feisty heroine is captured by the handsome young Chief who treats her kindly and secretly has a Spanish mother and is heir to a large ranch in Texas. Full of the obligatory purple prose, it felt quite dated by 2014 standards. For nostalgia's sake, an extra half a star for the lovely Boo Blue eye shadow worn by the heroine on the front cover. ★★☆

  • JennyG
    2019-03-19 06:17

    I expected more from this. I am about to start chapter 4 and I have no desire to continue this book. Why?First of all the writer is using mostly TELL instead of SHOW.The consequence of that is that I feel like I am being given a history lecture which doesn't make me emotionally invested in the book. I feel like I'm reading a newspaper account of the events.Does it get better? Do I continue or give up?I wonder if I've been influenced by all the negative reviews I've read about this book?

  • Lucie
    2019-03-22 06:10

    Average romance. Too fast to like each other. Maybe coz the main 'theme' in this one is using a fast plot.Fast plot is not my type. It's just like Danielle Steele's book, not focusing in the character how they could falling in love.

  • Mary23nm
    2019-03-13 08:07

    I am giving this 3 stars because Silken Savage was entertaining, in a wacky, it's not supposed to be funny, kind of way. Total ridiculousness (not that some parts weren't serious and violent). Not a keeper!

  • FeliciaKaren
    2019-02-27 07:31

    ridiculous and verra sugary...

  • Char
    2019-03-11 08:29

    My reaction to 90% of this book : ugh. Don't waste your money on this juvenile book.

  • Kim
    2019-03-20 10:22

    Did not finish.

  • Selle
    2019-03-19 05:21

    One of the best romance and love novel i ever read...

  • Meisha
    2019-03-05 03:24

    good

  • Isolabella
    2019-02-23 03:16

    Read this book many years ago and thought it was an average story.

  • Mira Brooks
    2019-03-05 04:09

    Catherine Hart was an amazing writer I loved this book, because of the passion and chemistry between the couple! It was very entertaining!

  • Kelly
    2019-02-27 08:29

    THE BEST INDIAN ROMANCE BOOK, EVER!!!

  • Regan Walker
    2019-02-25 03:05

    Captivating Tale of the Cheyenne before Little Big Horn—a Love Story to Remember! This was my first by Catherine Hart and I have since ordered 4 more of her novels. So I guess you could say I really liked this story.Set in 1866, SILKEN SAVAGE tells the story of 16-year-old Tanya Martin, who travels via wagon train with her family to meet her fiancé in Pueblo, the Colorado Territory, when nearly to their destination, Cheyenne warriors seize five of the women, including Tanya. The chief’s nephew, A Panther Stalks, and leader of the group, claims Tanya for his own and treats her better than the other captives who are treated brutally. Tanya, who Panther calls “Little Wildcat,” takes to Cheyenne life like a duck to water and becomes Panther’s woman, eventually his wife, planning never to go back to her old life.Hart unique style makes for a captivating tale with wonderful characters and many twists and turns. The relationship between Panther and the golden girl who held his heart was certainly well done. And the action never stops. You understand the Indian-white man conflict from the Cheyenne point of view as Tanya becomes one of them, happy to be with Panther and his people. (George Custer is actually one of the characters.) Of course, Panther has a secret that will become very important.To be fair, I have to say I agree with other reviewers who thought the heroine was “too perfect”—at least in the beginning. Actually, her strength and abilities at times seemed supernatural. First, she learns the complicated Cheyenne language in “weeks.” Then she fights off the rival Ute tribe killing and scalping a warrior. But the one that really got me was when she killed two armed men with her knife and, though pregnant, had the strength to load the dead bodies onto the men’s horses, this after she took down a 14 point buck with an arrow (and hoisted the buck up over a tree limb to “bleed out”). After that she killed a full-grown cougar and skinned both animals and preserved the hides. Please. For a 16-year-old white teenager who’d only been in the west for a short while? And I don’t think a white girl taken captive, beaten, branded and treated as a slave, dragged around by a strip of leather around her neck, would be quick to fall in love with the Indian who did it, even if he was handsome and wanted only her. But all this was really only at the beginning of the story—a story I could not put it down. I recommend this one for all of you Western historical lovers, particularly those who love those half Indian hunk heroes. This one’s a saga you won’t forget! It’s going on my “Best Western Historical Romances” list.Here are all the books in her Native American trilogy:Silken Savage (1985)Summer Storm (1987)Night Flame (1989)

  • Lovetoread
    2019-03-03 10:29

    In reading discussion sights in Amazon and Goodread I am introduced to new authors and the titles of new books that are other romance readers favorites. Silken Savage by Catherine Hart is one of those books and authors. I have never read anything by Ms. Hart before, even though she is an established author, and after reading posting after posting of people discussing her books and writing style I decided to buy Silken Savage. I was not disappointed. The premise of this story is about a young woman, Tanya Martin, who is traveling by wagon train with her mother, father and sister to Pueblo Colorado to meet and marry her fiancé, Lt. Jeffrey Young who is stationed at a fort there. While she is bathing she along with four other young women are watched by a traveling party of Cheyenne. A-Panther Stalks, a son of a Chief, is captivated by Tanya's beauty. His band kidnaps the women. Tanya's journey from slave to adoptive daughter to wife and mother is a strong element of this romance story. This journey along with her growing love and passion for her Indian lover, Panther. It is also a story of horrific hatred, ignorance and prejudice soldiers had for the Indians in that time. It also shows Tanya's strong and proud spirit and her refusal to be broken in body and spirit. I really enjoyed this romance. I agree that there were some areas that were very difficult to read. But I truly believe these scenes were necessary in the telling of the story. This is an adult romance with an excellent story with well developed with rememberable characters. Be warned there is violence and rape but I do highly recommend this great romance. I would rate the sensual rating a 8.

  • Simone Z. Endrich
    2019-03-16 05:04

    3 and a half starsThis was neither a 3-star nor a 4-star but somewhere in between; somewhat above average but not quite up to par. The reason being that the second half of the story seemed to take a nosedive somehow. I didn't quite take to the fact that A-Panther-Stalks (a.k.a. Adam Savage) were quite the same persona. The sudden shift from a 'savage' to a suave, well-educated gentleman just didn't do it for me. A matter of taste, I suppose. I would much rather have had the same Panther with his unique character traits than get a 'newbie' character. Also, the Jeffrey character was way way too villainous to be credible. Why was he allowed to come and go into someone else's house at will and why did no one ever stop him? How very aggravating! It seemed to me rather insipid of the heroine Tanya, as well as the rest of her family, to permit his doings without demur. Seemed too far-fetched. Otherwise, the plot was very good, and the characters very well rounded. It could have been much better if the plot had taken a different turn somewhere around the middle.

  • Vicki
    2019-03-10 05:22

    I really liked this book. The characters you fell in love with. The story was about people living in 2 worlds and many in this story did or had to learn to live with the people that did. I was exciting and because of the Native Americans there had to be sadness just because of the time frame of the story.It was a wonderful romance. It made you believe and wish for the one true love fate has chosen for you to find you as it did for Tanya and Panther.

  • April Brookshire
    2019-03-17 07:29

    This book is a little infamous for a dislikable heroine.I think she's got the makings of a serial killer with the way to takes to Indian torture customs. I expected this to be one of those old bodice-rippers that are ridiculous but entertaining. However, everything was so drawn out and it felt as if the heroine was always waiting long periods of time for this or that. It was probably more realistic in the violence of the time, though.

  • Michelle Cerrato
    2019-02-23 07:14

    I kept waiting for this book to get better, finally 3/4 of the way through I put it down. Just didn't do it for me. The heroine was annoying and the hero didn't really have any depth. First he's an Indian chief and then all of a sudden he is really a wealthy ranch owner. The Native Amerian stories and rituals were interesting but I never got hooked on the relationship.

  • Rachael
    2019-03-06 03:06

    I love period pieces and this book is awesome! It contains much about the ignorance of white americans towards the natives and also tells the story of a woman who knows what she wants, and fights for it. Also has shot loads of passion.

  • Kholi
    2019-03-14 11:04

    I really enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I've it read three times, it's that good. Only critic I have for it is that it dragged a bit towards the end. Otherwise I really like the characters, especially the heroine, she was the epitome of strength and she loved her man!

  • AudraBurgess
    2019-02-25 09:23

    As someone who is Native American, I wanted to throw the book across the room! Why is it that most of the NA romances are fucking racist?! The heroine was a mary sue as others have put it and the hero was another cookie cutter brutish jerk! Ugh at least the sequel is slightly better.

  • Cazza
    2019-03-05 05:01

    love love this book... =)

  • Julie
    2019-02-23 03:27

    brilliant really loved it

  • Charity
    2019-03-03 04:11

    I know it has a really corny cover but it was actually quite good