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3.02  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Sarah loved her happy single life in London. But the sweet memory of Carl Duris and their first encounter in Greece made her heart wander, her mind wonder.

Soon she was back in Carl's arms--a captive bride, a prisoner of love and revenge on a remote Greek island. But this was a different Carl: cruel, violent, pagan.

Could Sarah heal his searing wounds of hate and torment? Co
Paperback, Silhouette Romance #1, 188 pages
Published May 1980 by Silhouette Books (first published January 1st 1980)
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Busted down from three stars because the hero was more pathetic than alpha in his reasoning and motivations.

Hero asked heroine to marry him when she was 18. She said no because her parents had a terrible marriage and she wanted a career. Hero did not take it well. A few months later she was forced to marry her father’s employer because daddy dearest embezzled money. Luckily, the old geezer was drunk at his wedding and stepped out in the street in front of a truck and was killed instantly. He die
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Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of those very un-PC forced marriage stories from the seventies. Sarah had a sweet love affair with Carl Duris years ago when she was eighteen. For good reason she was wary of marriage and turned him down. Seven years later she is thrown back into Carl's life to find the tender young man has become a bitter stranger.

The years have not treated him kindly and his marriage of convenience to a Greek woman was a disaster and resulted in tragedy. Carl blames Sarah, especially when he knew s
Aug 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Just read the description. It's Anne Hampson and she's actually describing her H as being hardened and cruel. Yep, you know where this is going...if you've read one of Hampson's Stockholm works, you really have read them all. ...more
When I was a pre-teen, I used to sneak in my older sister's room and read some of her "romance" books.

I remember this one clearly. I did enjoy it, though I skipped the sex scenes. The memory of my reading this is really strong because it was the first book including rape culture which I had read. Male character is mad at female character because she "gasps" rejected him in the past, and so he decided to turn into caveman alpha male and keep her as his unwilling bride, wanted to get a kid out of
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Just another day on a Greek private island being forced to go to bed with the guy who forced marriage. Yawn.

No reason for her to fall for him, but since this is a romance she does. Unconvincing at best.
Lynn Smith
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
A good Silhouette read for the time.
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Anne Hampson was born on 28 November 1928 in England. At age six she had two ambitions: to teach and to write. Poverty after WWI deprived her of an education and at 14 she was making Marks & Spencer's blouses at one shilling (5p) each.

She retired when she married. Later, when her marriage broke up, she was homeless with £40 in her purse. She went back to the rag trade and lived in a tiny caravan.

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