Excellent slave fiction read. Book written from Ellis' point of view. He's an incrediby sympathetic character. Harte is absolutely adorable, Ellis is the slave who wants to please his Master and do his very best and William is their steady rock. My heart broke in places for Ellis and the position he was put in until Harte and William fought for him. And then, he fights for them, too. They all heal each other and they fit so perfectly together. Really wonderful and unconventional love story. If you're a sap like me, have the tissue ready for the sad and happy parts.