Erotica, historical - novel
TBR reviewer: B.H.
Jamaica, 1660. A tropical paradise seething with unrest. Untroubled by slave uprisings, Anne Falkirk is the proud mistress of a vast plantation. Secretly starved for love, Anne appears to be a cold, untouchable white goddess. But one night a shipwrecked sailor unlocks her passions, using his magnificent body to stir her senses to the utmost. Is Jeremy Bent the answer to Anne’s prayers? Or is he sweeping her to peak after peak of ecstasy for some darker purpose of his own? Jeremy Bent has turned his back on English civilization. Part Robinson Crusoe and part Robin Hood, Jeremy rules a group of runaways, proud Africans who
have escased the horrors of Spanish slavery high in the mountains of Jamaica. Seducing Anne is a way to win freedom for his friends -- but when Anne’s beautiful body inflames his own desires, how can the rugged castaway choose
between freedom and slavery?
The plot had potential.
There's some strange format issue in the very beginning. Nothing hindering but strange so I mentioned it. The scene changes are the first problem - there are none. She's walking one minute then suddenly in a tub. In the tub then suddenly in a white gown admiring her image. In fantasy with some magic, that might work but in historical erotica...nope. Then there's the punctuation. The dialogue is lack luster. But all that could be overlooked IF the story is over powering.
Our main character Anne is independent and tough, runs her own land. She goes to a waterfall at night, sees a hot naked guy. Okay, I would sneak a peek too. But to start a conversation with this stranger then she lets him undress her. Say what?! Ms. Storm even goes further into crazy land by having a kiss with this strange guy...and that was the end of my reading Island of Desire.
Thus the 2 stars, good plot, bad...everything else.