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Jared Burkett leaves his native Hawaii for Boston to exact revenge on the man he believes responsible for his broken-hearted mother's suicide. Unable to ruin him financially he weds his daughter, Corinne, after raping her, and leaves her publically humilitaed and pregnant. Corinne pursues Jared back to Hawaii to avenge her injust treatment, by pretending to be promiscuous to humiliate Jared on his own home turf, but finds herself pregnant. She gives birth in secrecy and passes her son off as that of her maid when Jared finds her and imprisons her to stop her "whorish ways". Their tempestuous and violent relationship is thwarted by mistresses, family members and neighbours, as they are attracted against their will.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   rape Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   out for emotional revenge Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   architect Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   guilty Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   more bitchy/arrogant    -   demanding    -   blissful    -   angry


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Hawaii

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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