Island Ecstasy Author:Julia Hastings Huanani-As mysterious and beautiful as the tropical rain forests of her Hawaiian home, she was a woman whose untamed sensuality defied every Victorian taboo. James Carruthers-obsessed with power, he longed to possess her, to flaunt her sultry beauty before the wealthy plantation owners. He would do anything to make her his wife, even accept h... more »er bastard son and the dark secrets of her past. Mathew Barton--From the moment he saw Huanani, her naked body gleaming lush and golden in the foaming surf, the Yankee captain fell under her spell. Her island paradise was only a brief sojourn for him, but he sailed away with a memory of searing ecstasy that would lure him back to Hawaii.....and a passionate triangle of hatred and love.« less
Hard to get into. The book seems too simple and childish no matter how intricate the author tries to delve in the many twists and turns Huani's life takes. I couldn't get passed the first chapter and ended up skimming chapters here and there to get the jist of the book.
Huani longs to be free, but her parents and society keep her roped in by following the rules as much as she longs for her sailor lover.