Dark Rider

Dark Rider

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by Iris Johansen
     
 

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An electrifying tale of deadly and forbidden desire that sweeps from the exotic islands of a tropical paradise to the magnificent estates of Regency England. Cassandra Deville's carefree life on the islands of Hawaii is shattered by the sudden arrival of a savagely seductive stranger. She's the key to Jared Daremount's plan to avenge his father, actually only a

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An electrifying tale of deadly and forbidden desire that sweeps from the exotic islands of a tropical paradise to the magnificent estates of Regency England. Cassandra Deville's carefree life on the islands of Hawaii is shattered by the sudden arrival of a savagely seductive stranger. She's the key to Jared Daremount's plan to avenge his father, actually only a pawn in his plans, but once she becomes his captive, Jared realizes she's a prize he can never surrender.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cassie Deville rips off her own bodice at the start of this new romance by the author of Midnight Warrior. When Jared Danemount, Duke of Morland, meets the bare-breasted, sarong-swathed heroine on the beach in Regency-era Hawaii, he thinks she's just another Polynesian maiden. He doesn't know, as he tries to ride her wild stallion, Kapu, and gazes hungrily at her pectorals, that she is the daughter of his sworn enemy, Charles Deville, an artist who betrayed Jared's father during the Terror. Cassie offers herself as Jared's sexual hostage if he will take her, Kapu and Lani, Charles's Polynesian mistress, back to Europe with him so that she can try to save her father's life. Although, in a bit of role reversal, Cassie goes nightly to Jared's cabin aboard ship, she will not spend the night or give her heart. Johansen, who specializes in hot talk and steamy sexual politics, is less skilled once her lovers disembark. In unimposing Regency set pieces, Cassie makes friends with Jared's French ward, Josette; she shocks British high society with a low-cut red dress; she tries to save Jared's life as he stalks the cruel French villain. In a disjointed way, Johansen has provided sex talk for grown-ups and other scenes for adolescents. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553299472
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
942,871
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, and No One to Trust. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dark Rider 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I usually love anything by Iris Johansen. This was an okay book. At some points I lost interest, but I dragged myself through it. But don't let this stop you from reading it. Maybe you'll like it. Very good ending though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of romance novels in general, but was VERY dissappointed in this book. The characters never fully develop, and the main character, Cassie, is whiny, young, and unlikeable. Not worth your time at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Johansen's Body of Lies, but this book was not for me and I threw it out before page 70. If I had read the Publisher's Weekly review, I would not have bought it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is so beautiful. The beach, the sand and even the horses give the story a wild untamed feeling. You'll fall in love with the main characters. Cassandra and Jared will make you cry. When they speak they engulf you in the world of iris johansen.