March Re-read Challenge (a little late)

4/04/2009 04:42:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

Well, I was going to put this out on time but the travelling internet gods were not with me. Hubby and I went to Alabama for a week leaving the kids with my mother (i love her). And the friend's house that we were staying at had very spotty internet so I was not able to be online except in short spurts. But I got to read alot :) I finished a book a day while I was away. I will tell you about those in the next post.

This post is about my re-reads. I picked a Johanna Lindsay trilogy that has been on my shelf for a few years. I originally read them out of order (2nd, 3rd, 1st then went back and read the 2nd one again because then it made more sense). These are very spread out in publication dates and the writing style shows it.
The worldbuilding confused me some. I thought from the way the first book was written that Tedra lived on a futuristic Earth just renamed, but in the third book he had to travel for 2 months to reach "Earth". I guess it makes sense and i just read it wrong, could be and would not be the first time.

Product DetailsWarrior's Woman
In the year 2139, fearless Tedra De Arr sets out to rescue her beleaguered planet Kystran from the savage rule of the evil Crad Ce Moerr. Experienced in combat but not in love, the beautiful, untouched Amazon flies with Martha, her wise-cracking, free-thinking computer, to a world where warriors reigns supreme--and into the arms of the one man she can never hope to vanquish: the bronzed barbarian Challen Ly-San-Ter. A magnificent creature of raw yet disciplined desires, the muscle-bound primitive succeeds where no puny Kystran male had before--igniting a raging fire within Tedra that must be extinguished before she can even think of saving her enslaved world. . .

Came out in 1990. I had a hard time with the hero, he is one of those Ultra-Alpha males. I love my alpha male but there is such a thing as too much for me. There is no compromising with these males, they have to have it their way and cannot fathom that there might be another option than the one they have come up with. But Tedra is a good match for him. She is strong enough to deal with him so she would not get squashed by his attitude but soft enough to deal with his hardness.
This is still a keeper for me, mainly because I like to read this one before the second book, but I think I could only re-read this one about once every 5-7 years.

Product DetailsKeeper of the Heart
Where Warriors Rule. . .

In search of a true and gentle love, fiery Shanelle Ly-San-Ter flees the lustful advances of the blue-eyed barbarian who has been chosen as her lifemate--confused and frightened by the fevered yearnings the handsome brute has awakened in her innocent soul.

Where Passion Reigns. . .
A warrior, virile and magnificent Falon Vanyer is overwhelmed with intense desire for the spirited beauty who has vowed never to be his. And though the heavens themselves conspire against him, he will pursue his sensuous prize--and brave any peril to conquer and claim the keeper of his heart.

Came out in 1993. This is my favorite of the trilogy. This is Tedra and Challen's daughter. She has grown up with the Kan-is-tra but does not want a warrior for a lifemate. They are too arrogant and uncompromising for her. Also she is terrified of the punishments that a warrior gives his woman. All she knows is what she hears and she wants nothing to do with it. The warriors in her culture use sexual frustration as a punishment technique. Which actually makes the next book more interesting in that aspect.
But anyway, the hero in this one is still an Alpha but I like him more than Challen. I think he is a little more compromising than Challen. She got on my nerves occasionally with her whining. But then got a little better.

Product DetailsHeart of a Warrior
Stunning statuesque Brittany Callaghan isn't used to seeing Nordic gods in her tiny California town. But when the spectacular blond Viking -- whose name is Dalden -- turns up at her doorstep, Brittany knows her dream man is very real. Dalden claims to be a barbarian warrior -- since Brittany's passion has been running red-hot since she first saw him, the sexy giant can fancy himself anything he pleases! The truth is a very rude awakening -- for Dalden is exactly what he claims to be: a warrior to the depths of his soul from a place where the women always obey. Intelligent, independent Brittany isn't about to be subservient to any male -- not even one who's everything she ever wanted in a lover. But the proud, powerful barbarian is accustomed to fighting for what he wants -- and winning. And what her wants most of Brittany.

Came out in 2002. This one was good and is the story of Tedra and Challen's son, Dalden. This story took a regular and very skeptical American girl and put her into a fantasical situation. Two months after being involved with Dalden and flown to another planet, she still thinks that it is all an elaborate hoax and that it is a sociologcal study that someone is doing, observing her reactions to the odd situation. Her skeptcism did get a little old after a while but I can think of many people that might have the same reaction. Of course by the time she figures out that it is not a scam, she is stuck on another planet with a man who will never let her go back, a little creepy, but he is very cute. She is not complaining too much though, she just starts making changes there.
The punishment part is funny in this book because he goes to "punish" her and she thinks it is hilarious that that is the punishment, modern people on her planet make themselves sexually frustrated all the time, it is called "dating". That made me smile.
Good book, will keep on my keeper shelf.

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Comment by Seneca on 4/05/2009 12:49 PM

I have a love hate relationship with this author. Of those three books, I have only read Keeper of the Heart... and I loved it :)

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