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2.7 of 5 stars 2.70  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  6 reviews
They were enslaved in a place where lust knew no bounds-and only love was forbidden... They were two white slaves thrown together in the darkness of the breeding hut. She, Alyx de Vere, a virginal, sixteen-year-old beauty carried off to nightmare captivity on a Caribbean sugar plantation. He, Simon, handsome, young, once heir to a noble title. He felt no desire for this an ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published September 13th 1977 by Signet (first published January 1st 1977)
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I absolutely love this book. I don't consider it a romance. Alyx and Simon were just two hurting people trying to make an escape. I've read it three or four times. My only complaint is that I felt the ending was a bit rushed.

What I find very interesting is the author’s note at the end of the book about who the character Simon was based on. It says, “In the eighteenth century, the Sixth Earl of Anglesey (uncle Phillip) “is notorious as having procured the kidnapping and bondage in America of his
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Very dense writing. No romance in this book. Perverse violence. You feel nothing for the characters. The hero is a class A jerk and the hero is TSTL. Worth only 1/2 a star because the premise is good but the author just couldn't write it well. Number 1 in Top 10 worst books ever written for me.
One of the few books my mom forbid me to read. I read it anyway. Of course, I was just a teenager in high school at the time. Let's just say I understood why she didn't want me to read it. There are elements that are offensive to some people.
Well I made it to page 20 and that was enough for me. The writing was horrible , really choppy dialog. I didn't read enough to really write a review but I just couldn't take another page of this book. lol
Linda C
This is a story of white slavery in the Caribbean. Simon has spent ten years in slavery after being kidnapped and sold by his uncle for his title. The first 5 years are brutal; the next 5 he has spent as a breeder. He spends his nights in a pitch black hut with a woman slave until she is impregnated; then another, etc. He never sees the women. When their babies are born they are given to another to suckle and the women are given another’s baby to suckle; then sent back to a breeding hut, but not ...more
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