The Acquisition is set in Massachusetts 1844. Joshua's responsibility was to watch over Harry. Harry is a girl. Instead of watching over Harry, Joshua leaves on a whaling ship for 7 years. During this time Harry was left at Miss Ruby's Whorehouse where she learned to cook and entertain. When Joshua comes back he hires Harry to be his hostess and servant.
Ms Trent has a real flare for writing dialog. The reader's constantly aware of who's doing the talking. The Acquisition has colorful characters with strengths and flaws, and the Underground Railroad twist adds dimension and impacts the story line in several ways.
In this story love conquers all.
Genre: BDSM Multicultural Historical
Length: Novel Plus
New Bedford, Massachusetts. The year 1844.
When brothels and taverns lined the seaport's cobblestone streets, and brawny seamen transacted business with bawdy wenches between the bed linens before the start of long whaling voyages, an honorable gentleman of indeterminate background lusts after a female servant of questionable repute....
Captain Joshua Kane made his fortune on the high seas. While working his way up from cabin boy to wealthy ship-owner, he developed a taste for exotic artifacts from far-off places. Recently, he added a new object d'art to his collection: a fiery redheaded whore-thief from the wharves.
Harriett Clark is easily Josh's most beautiful possession and his most frustrating acquisition, for the lusty conniver agrees to trade her wanton body to escape a locked jail cell, but stubbornly refuses to barter the key to her heart.
Publisher's Note: The Acquisition is a revised and re-edited version of a previous book by the same name. This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM/spanking, exhibitionism.