Basically the same plot as Sweet Release, which, as I just abandoned, I really don't know what I was thinking to attempt this one. But what really made me throw in the towel on this was the hero. He is utterly infuriating - I just have absolutely no patience for it. Am I supposed to like a hero that openly taunts, mocks and antagonizes the heroine? And any woman that falls for a man after behavior like this is an idiot. And I don't suffer fools. Not gladly. At all.
And not to mention this book creates no sense of time or place. I'm told they are on a farm in South Carolina in the 17th century. But honestly if could be a farm in any country in almost any time period. There's absolutely no sense of history. Fail.