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Womanizing, Slave-Owning Stud Seeks Revenge

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Mungo St. John is clearly meant to be such a handsome, well-built guy that women swoon over his manhood - even if it is a couple of centuries ago when women had to act demure in public. But Mungo owns slaves and argues for slavery; you know the logic: they're being cared for, they would have had a harder life back in their home country of Africa, etc. etc. while I realize that readers are meant to have a knee-jerk reaction to Mungo's character and supposedly be drawn into the book, I found him unappealing. Oh gee, he just happens to seem to have "something going on" with one of the attractive slave women. Mungo makes a double entendre crude joke about someone's sister always being on her knees in church when Mungo clearly is alluding to a tryst with this female in a room of the church. It just seemed too much like the real life womanizers on trial in the news right now. No thanks. Not for me, but I'm sure there are plenty of readers who will enjoy the adventures of this womanizer.