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A woman plans a marriage of convenience to escape her father's plans to marry her off before her 21st birthday. Unfortunately, she chooses a man destined for the hangman's noose, but he is able to escape and is practically delivered to her island home, where he has been sold as a bondslave. Despite the odds, he works hard to earn her respect and love. We watch Shanna grow from a self centered child, to a mature young woman under Ruark's careful, nurturing love.
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Ms. Woodiwiss is a master at historical romance. This book is so accurate in its' research and historical facts, that the reader is literally swept away to another time.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "colonial" era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving criminal Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   married off against wishes    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Captor, in love with    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   demanding    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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