For five pounds in sterling, the convict was hers. Though Cassie hated the slave trade, her Virginia plantation demanded the labor, and she knew this fevered man would surely die if she left him. But as his wounds healed and his muscled chest bronzed in the sun, Cassie realized Cole Braden was far more dangerous than his papers had indicated—for he could steal her breath with a glance and lay siege to her senses with a touch.
Abducted, beaten, and given a new name, Alec went from master of an English shipbuilding empire to fourteen years of indentured servitude in the American colonies. There, he was known as Cole Braden, a convicted ravisher and defiler of women. And while he longed to ravish the auburn-haired beauty who owned him, he knew his one hope of earning her love—and his freedom—was to prove his true identity. Only then could he turn the tables and attain his ... Sweet Release.
"A stunning debut novel that captures hearts and imaginations from page one, Sweet Release delivers a sensual tale of lust, betrayal and redemption...
"With sensuality in the manner of the great Virginia Henley and characters
worthy of the early novels of Kathleen Woodiwiss, Clare's award-winning
style guarantees her a place on reader's shelves. Alec and Cassie's legendary
saga captures the very best of this genre and displays a writing talent
that leaves readers wanting more." From
the March 2003 edition of RT Bookclub
"A very impressive debut novel… A great tale, a wonderful heroine
and a hero to linger in your heart… Sweet Release is a page-turner." USA
Today Best-seller Patricia Potter
"Greed, family secrets and an irresistible passion drive this page-turner. An
accomplished and auspicious first novel!"
Best-selling author Leigh Greenwood
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