From the back...
When jet-haired Jolene Warrington learned she was really a slave mistress's child and not her father's free white daughter, the Mississippi belle was devastated. Suddenly the desirable heiress was not only an orphan and a pauper...she'd been sold to an arrogant rancher to be his consort! The voluptuous beauty vowed that somehow she'd escape her owner before he robbed her of her virtue, but before she could break away, the virile Texan was taking liberties with her body-and stealing her heart in the bargain?
Independent Kurt Spencer never wanted to get permanently tangled up with any female. Then he saw the gorgeous ivory-skinned captive for sale and he couldn't walk by and leave her to a brutal master. But when the hot-blooded cattleman had his new "possession" within reach, his noble intentions became velvet seduction. Whispering that he'd grant her freedom after one night, Kurt urgently loved her...only to find he needed more-and he swore he'd forever make her his Midnight Slave.
I had picked up a Rochelle Wayne book in an old antique store with a used book section, and fell in love with it. So I immediately ordered this one when I found Rochelle Wayne on Amazon. Now, this was not as good as Rapture's Splendor, but it was certainly intriguing. I didn't want to put it down. The tragedies of slavery in the South brought such sadness to me. But the book didn't focus more on that than the romance. It was evenly split.