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Desire and Surrender (de Batistas #1)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  6 reviews
National bestselling author Katherine Sutcliffe spins a tale of love and deceit, where the perils of war reflect the bitter storms of the heart.A Southern maiden named Angelique DuHon and an angry, dark Texan named Alejandro Bastitas must face overwhelming odds that threaten their passions.

But no matter what obstacles stand in the way, love will conquer all...
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Jove (first published 1986)
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Apr 26, 2009 seton rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bodice-ripper lovers only
I have liked the four Sutcliffe novels I have read in the past for the most part. This book has been sitting on my TBR for yrs just because KS wrote it but I wish I had done my research more and realized that this was Sutcliffe's first novel.

It reads like a first novel with weird jumps in the storytelling and the action and there were a few sentences that just didn't make sense.

It also had a LOT of the aspects of the old skool hystericals i dont miss:

We have the beautiful innocent 18 year old (
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Liked the conflicts among family members with some in favor of Texas and the patriarch grandfather was for Mexico in the battle for Texas independence. Impressed with the grandmother Isabella and friend Noble McGuire. Not happy with the outcome of hero's brother Tomas because I liked him, not impressed with mother Carlota and her desire to keep quiet and continue the conflicts, disliked how Angelique was so willing to give in to Alejandro sexually immediately, and had a hard time with their quic ...more
Donna Olvera
This book was the best book I've read. I loved it so much that I named my oldest son after the character Alejandro. I would receommend this book to anyone who loves forbidden love and history.
Barbara M.
I believe the 2 Star rating I gave for this book says about enough...
but I did want to mention that there are a few forced sex scenes to those of you who don't like to read those types of books.
Kathy Davie
Sweet romance culminating with the battle at the Alamo. Family conflicts, alpha male wants girl. I enjoyed it although it's not one of Sutcliffe's best.
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Katherine Sutcliffe was born an only child in East Texas. After working for a time at an oil company and as a headhunter for a computer personnel company, Sutcliffe decided in 1982 to quit her job and attempt to write a novel. Three years later she sold her first book, Desire and Surrender to Avon Books. She works eight hours a day, five to seven months a year. Sutcliffe also attempts to find a si ...more
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