Back of the book is pretty misleading. In this romance novel, the hero is a widow and is not a married man, the way its worded makes you think he still had a wife, this is false. This is your typical love story with a grieving widow falling in love with a gypsy girl. I think it was a slow read... but some may like it.
From back of book:
Tawny-gold and sensual, Adriana the gypsy girl set men aflame with her provacative campfire dance. Even Tom Paxton, dashing master of a South Carolina plantation and devoted husband to an English heiress, could not help but be stirred by their first meeting one wild night in the forest.
But despite Adriana's vision of a mysterious bond between them, they were swept apart by the racing currents of their lives. Until in a smoky New Orleans tavern they sealed a pact of vengence against the same arrogant foe. Together, they sailed the blue Caribbean, united in hatred, divided by the memory of Paxton's lost bride -- borne recklessly along on the beating waves of their own boundless passion for each other...