Shanna Author:Kathleen E. Woodiwiss The only child of an 18th-century sugar baron, lovely willful Shanna Trahern is given a year to find a suitable husband in London or be married off to a dull planter. Instead, she contrives to marry Ruark Beauchanp, condemned to die for the supposed murder of a barmaid. — Certain her concocted story of a romantic elopement and marriage, followed... more » by Ruark's accidental death, will satisfy her father, Shanna embarks for home--the lush, intrigue-filled Caribbean island of Los Camellos. But unknown to Shanna, her "husband" has escaped the gallows and under another name is among the bondsmen purchased by her father's agent.
Once home, Shanna is tormented by Ruark's playful taunts--and his threat to collect "the night of love" she had promised him in prison. But when she is carried off by pirates, Ruark risks his life to save her. Now Shanna must deal with the searing passion the proud, virile Ruark has aroused.« less