- Published By: eXtasy Books
- Author: B.D. Ward
- ISBN: 978-1-4874-0986-9
- Page: 236
- Word Count: 77117
- Publication Date: February 17, 2017
- Series: Search for Love #1
- Heat Level:
- Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi)
- Categories: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical
The journey from hell to heaven is fraught with danger. The devil awaits at every turn.
Life deals a cruel blow to Sera. Her family gone, homeless and near penniless she makes her way to Sydney Town toward the turn of the nineteenth century, taking work where she can, only to find with youth and good looks, the prospects of meaningful work are not always what they seem, and she soon becomes installed with one of the more affluent procurers of the town. After a gentle initiation, she is seduced by the allure and excitement of the profession, where she learns not everything is to her liking, but her dream of wealth and title push her on.
But as before, as everything is looking good, disaster strikes, and she is forced to flee seeking refuge in the settlement of Brisbane, originally settled by convicts. Though her safety seems assured, she is still wary and when the opportunity arises to travel further she takes it, making her way to the Portuguese settlement of Macau. There, though safe, nothing changes and she is forced back into work, but with promises of wealth and position, she leaves and goes with a plantation owner to his property in Vietnam, under colonization by the French. Again, disaster!
Within a year she is again fleeing, but this time with the help of the authorities, and the willingness of an official, Jules, who sees her on board a ship bound for France.
On board, she meets a young aristocrat, Louis, who she becomes fond of, and the journey looks to become one of romance and love until his friends intrude and divulge the truth. France cannot come quickly enough, and once there, do they have any hope of leading a normal life, or will they forever be in the clutches of his friends, the sadistic Alex and Rachelle?