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The Love Slave
Bertrice Small
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The Love Slave

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,854 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
It is no act of love that Regan experiences the night she takes her sister's place in the marriage bed, a counterfeit bride to sate the lust of her twin's new husband. Come morning, her sister, carrying another man's child, resumes her place and Regan is spirited away to a nunnery.
But a more exotic fate awaits the fiery Celtic beauty: Regan is sold to a slave trader. It wi
Published October 1st 1997 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 1995)
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Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"... he watched as the deep rosy inner flesh began to grow moist with a pearly dew and the tiny nub of her little jewel burgeoned with rising excitement."

This was some eye opener for a thirteen year old, let me tell you.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I don't know quite how I feel about this. Part of the book I thought about taking it back to the library and not finishing it. Part of the book I thought was pretty decent. The overall saving grace is the main character. I like her tenacity and spirit. She is intelligent, beautiful, and honorable. What else can you want? Some of the dialog is stilted and choppy. Some of the plot areas make no sense whatsoever. And I don't find Ms. Small's sex scenes particularly sexy. That is saying something co ...more
Mickey Schulz
Dec 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This wasn't the first Bertrice Small novel to include teh buttsecks, but it was the first one to include buttsecks I borrowed from my mom, then after reading developed full body shudders when I realized MY MOM had read it.
Aug 03, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting to love this novel, since it has such a strong reputation, but I just did not like it. I don't enjoy romance novels where the heroine (or hero for that matter) sleeps with multiple people. I think it cheapens the romance aspect. She loves all the men she's sold to, yet loves one a little more than the rest? Eh. No thanks.

Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I don't want to admit to reading... or liking!

It should be rated with Xs instead of stars.
I really liked this book. Of course, I usually like Bertrice Small books and I haven't read any of hers in a long time. In fact, I will have to reread some because I can't remember the titles of the ones I read long ago. This was the first harem read for me. I really enjoyed Regan the heroine. She was a spitfire and really went through a lot in her life. Oh by the way, beware, this is a really hot book!
Tutti Dolci
Damn, this lady (Bertrice Small) sure has a way with describing love scenes! J.R. Ward and Kresley Cole seem tame by comparison! She is, however, the queen of naughty euphemisms.

As for the story itself, it ebbed and flowed; at times interesting and others just dragging. But I did enjoy learning about Moorish history in present-day Spain and Portugal. The protagonists themselves weren't really cheer-for worthy (I never really warmed up to them), but the tale was interesting enough to carry them
Such an odd book. Far too long. The pacing is weird. Moments that the author could have played on, like Karim and Zaynab's goodbye, are totally skipped yet she spends pages describing every room and house. Zaynab never seems to miss Karim and has no issue having sex with whoever she's with at the moment, while Karim abstains. Just a weird book, overall.
Casey Gonzalez
Wheew this is one graphic romance novel, i think its borderline porn lol! Pretty Steamy!
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Bertrice Williams was born on December 9, 1937 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, the daughter of Doris S. and David R. Williams, both broadcasters. She studied at Attended Western College for Women and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. On October 5, 1963, she married George Sumner Small, a photographer and designer with a History Major at Princeton. They had a son Thomas David. She liv ...more
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