- Author: Lisa Gregory
- Publisher: Jove
- Year: 1983 (ISBN 0-515-06333-9)
- Setting: Pre-Civil War South Carolina
- Amazon Listing: Bitterleaf
Her desire was her shame
In sultry Charleston, Meredith Whitney was known as the icy Mistress of Bitterleaf. Then she met the regal blue gaze of a golden-haired slave upon the auction block, and with one burning look he branded her as the victim of his desire and revenge.
Tall, sapphire-eyed, Jeremy Devlin was no simple servant. He was a nobleman's son betrayed into bondage, unhumbled by the lash, who treated Meredith and every woman as his possession. Again and again, she would be shamed by her own secret desires.
Then they were secret no longer...and as her wildfire passions locked with his, all fears and doubts were swept away in the estatic storm of unexpected love...