Alyx by Lolah Burford – book cover, description, publication history. Buy a cheap copy of Alyx book by Lolah Burford. Free shipping over $ Alyx, by Lolah Burford. I’m not entirely sure why this book was recommended to me. It’s a romance, for one thing. It’s also pretty poorly written.

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It could have been a good book if it had looked more in depth at the issue of slavery. It’s also pretty poorly written, for another. Megan rated it it was ok Sep 17, If you want to read more about the real Simon, here you go: View all 7 comments.

You feel nothing for the characters. You like that, that I cannot keep you out, and to walk up and down my passages, and make me feel things I do not think I should that frighten me after they are past because I have not been myself at all.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Granted, the first sex is a rape scene. But all your woman have rooms like this inside them, and you walk up and down inside them at will, and I am no different than any of them, to you, or to myself now.

I’d like to reread it now and see bueford reaction to it. Lists with This Book. Refresh and try again.

If I want you whom I do not know to come inside me and stay there always, will I not want any man. I remember bits and pieces of the plot but I recall being shocked by some of the violence and sex. Want to Read saving…. But as night after night of tremulous, fevered mating passed, something forbidden grew between these two desire-damned lovers-a rapturous passion that drove them to dare any peril to free each other from this savage world of bondage and brutal submission.


I read it anyway. Newer Post Older Post Home. She, Alyx de Vere, a virginal, sixteen-year-old beauty carried off to nightmare captivity on a Caribbean sugar plantation. It may have been the era in which the book was printed that caused me so much trouble. However, Burford overlooked a lot of the black slavery in her book to focus on the two main characters of the book, who were white.

You can read my full synopsis here.

Books by Lolah Burford. There is a tug-o’-war over who commands his obedience and his “love” more that Simon uses to his advantage in an attempt to escape from his captors, taking Alyx and their unborn child with him.

Refresh and try again. Simon has spent ten years in aoyx after being kidnapped and sold by his uncle for his title. If I want you whom I do not know to come inside me and stay there always, will I not want any man. It did a good job of showing the depraved use that burofrd slave owners put their slaves to, breaking their spirirts down, using them as sexual playthings, and generally mistreating them.

ALYX by Lolah Burford | Kirkus Reviews

Saturday, May 16, Alyx, by Lolah Burford. Alyx, a young woman who is sentenced to be a burfford on Jamaica for joyriding a horse in England, is “bred” to another slave, Simon, who was sent away by his evil uncle, who wanted his title as Earl of Halward. A Moral Tale 3. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Simon, when not being employed as a stud, is a plaything for both his master and his mistress, who use him and abuse him with little thought for his feelings. She shows little thought for her own wants and needs. Jeanine rated it really burflrd it May 03, Not that Simon claims to have many after having been a slave for ten years.

No romance in this book. And she knew only fearful hatred for this stranger who was about to violate her youthful innocence. They each have a different story of how they came to be in a slave camp.

Alyx and Simon were just two hurting people trying to make an escape. I had a paperback edition. It’s a romance, for one thing.

He spends his nights in a pitch black hut with a woman slave until she is impregnated; then another, etc. He felt no desire for this anonymous woman who was forced upon him. Posted by Jennifistopheles at Alyx is also English born. Return to Book Page. Aug 16, Linda C rated it liked it Shelves: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Their owner, a man who is never mentioned by any other name than “the master,” wants a child bred from these two beautiful people that he can claim as his heir.

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