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Prisoner of Desire (Louisiana History Collection #6)

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  253 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews

To prevent the duel she was sure would kill her sister's fiance, Anya Hamilton took as her prisoner the magnificently handsome Creole Ravel Duralde.

But in a small, stark room on her lush Louisiana plantation, it was Anya who became Ravel's prisoner of desire.

For in that
Trade Paperback, 393 pages
Published August 12th 1986 by Fawcett (first published 1985)
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Update 12/7/12. Picked this up as a reread on my kindle. Same thoughts on storyline, etc. as first read, but I did notice a few small typos in the new kindle edition. Lots of missing apostrophes (sp?). Not terribly distracting, but a bit distracting when they did pop up.

Her fiancé killed in a duel, Anya Hamilton is content wallowing in her grief and running the family's plantation. The man who killed Jean, Ravel Duralde, returns to New Orleans and promptly gets challenged to a duel when he *acc
Alicia Maybach
I really wanted to like Prisoner of Desire, by Jennifer Blake. In fact I considered giving it more stars simply for the fact it was well written. But in the end I decided I just couldn't do it.

While the writing was very good, and obvious the author put great time into development, it read like a history book, not a historical romance novel. It did not in my opinion add to the development of the characters. If anything it drew the readers interest away.

I will just venture a guess that more then h
Jan 14, 2015 Greentea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This story is such a drag that I don't even care if I finished this or not. Anya basically kidnapped Ravel to prevent a duel from occurring. Okay, kidnapping heroes is usually unheard of so I thought I'll give this a shot. Apparently this shot missed the target that I'm hoping for. As I said in the first sentence this was a drag, boring story with nothing happening except bantering of Anya and Ravel. And whatever goes on how Ravel get's out of that makeshift pris
Cindy Woods
Dec 18, 2015 Cindy Woods rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

This book is a dead bore on every level. Either write a history book or a romance novel. This mixture does not work. I thought the book would never end....yawn! It is not sensual, not exciting, not erotic, not sweet......It is a poor attempt to educate via a romance story. Although I have read author's capable of the mix, but Blake does not , pull it off. Don't waste time or money reading this book.
Aug 23, 2015 Mara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Color me surprised. The first book of hers that didn't leave me in a snit. I can't give 3 stars, as I skipped half the pages. I'm really not interested in a documentary chocked full of meaningless details. They should give you the atmosphere, not replace the story.
Apr 21, 2014 Vmontgzz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, histórico
Primera novela que leo de esta autora y me gusto, la protagonista independiente y decidida algo impulsiva pero me simpatizó y el prota encantador sin esas poses de como soy hombre te tengo que proteger ni nada por el estilo. A pesar de ser una historia escrita en los 80's me parecio muy actual.
Jan 09, 2016 DA4Pups marked it as own-under-another-title  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
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Sep 23, 2012 Patricia Poupart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love historical romances! Being a native New Orleanian, I especially love those set in my hometown or the pre- and post-Civil War south. Jennifer's descriptions of New Orleans historical places and events is well written to the point that you feel you are there, whether it be at a Mardi Gras ball or on the field of honor at the Duelling Oaks. I look forward to reading the other novels in the Louisiana History Collection
Prisoner Of Desire
Jennifer Blake
Historical Romance
387 pages
Copyright: 1986
ISBN: 0-449-90176-9

Anya took Ravel as prisoner to save his life. But in a small dark room on her lush Louisiana plantation, it was Anya who became Ravel's prisoner of desire. As she struggled to contain her emotions, and Ravel strove to win her love, they both faced the challenge of staying alive....
It was an okay read. I like the hero Ravel Duralde. It was annoying to see that Anya constantly doubting him throughout the story. Only one thing I really love about this story is how much Ravel Duralde's deep love for Anya .
Jul 24, 2011 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a lot of description of New Orleans and Historical background that I found to just be to much and made the story drag. A good story, but to wordy for my liking.
Jan 30, 2015 Ray rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
This book was hard to get into and the story moved very slowly for my tastes. Good character development however which helped me get to the ending.
Apr 09, 2012 Ladyvixen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
je crois bien que tout les jennifer Blake que j'ai lu, celui-ci est le meilleurs, il est tout simplement magnifique.
Lady Claire, Marchioness of Fancy Pants
I read this one back in high school,and I believe I read it in large print, and it didn't have that sweet cover.
Dec 06, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a great Louisiana history story. It kept me on my seat I could not put it down.
Feb 14, 2016 FeliciaKarenB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: histo-romance
The author's writing is very good as always...But İt's like a history book.
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Free on Amazon 09/15/2012.
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Jennifer Blake has been called a “pioneer of the romance genre”, and an “icon of the romance industry.” A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two “Maggi
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