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Désirs fous

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J'en offre cent dollars ! Une lueur de défi dans les yeux, la ravissante Lilah soutient le regard scandalisé du responsable de la vente. Jamais dans toute la Virginie, on n'a vu une femme acheter un esclave. Pourtant, c'est le seul moyen, pour Lilah, d'arracher à une mort certaine son beau capitaine aux yeux d'émeraude. Joss, enchaîné, humilié, reconnaît tout de suite l'im ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by J'ai Lu (first published 1988)
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Lord Rose
This... was definitely not quite what I had expected from the blurb. Although I'd guessed he was mixed race ("the dark secret that ran in his blood" and all), I certainly had no inkling of what was to come. But once what happened did happen, I was hoping for a bit more exploration on views of people of a different race and maybe some abolition thrown in. However, it was made pretty clear that the heroine would never have fallen in love with the hero if he had actually looked black, rather than l ...more
Regan Walker
Jan 30, 2016 Regan Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Forbidden Love and a Tropical Isle—Formula for a Lasting Love!

Set in 1792, this tells of Delilah Remy from the British island of Barbados who visits her great aunt in Virginia with the hopes of finding a suitor she actually wants (having previously turned down two dozen proposals and not being very thrilled with her father’s choice). One night she encounters Joss San Pietro, the first man she’s ever been attracted to. He’s tall, dark and terribly handsome and much more mature than the fops who
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Nov 02, 2011 Welzen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romántica, 2011
Una historia muy interesante aunque la premisa de que él fuera un esclavo no me terminó de convencer.
Darlene Holley
Jan 10, 2017 Darlene Holley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading historical romances and this story pulled me in from the beginning. I don't want to give any spoilers because it would ruin the fun of all the different turns of events in the story for other readers. It sure was interesting and such a wonderful love story that it kept me reading into the early hours of the morning.
Cristina Contilli
La cosa migliore di questo romance è, secondo me, lo spunto iniziale: dopo la morte della madre il protagonista, Joss, rintraccia il nonno, a cui vuole consegnare delle lettere, scritte appunto dalla madre che ne era la figlia illegittima, ma, avendo una piccola impresa commerciale e comandando personalmente una delle navi che posasiede, Joss non immagina certo che sua nonna era una schiava né che il nonno, sconvolto dall'emozione nel conoscerlo, venga colto da un infarto e muoia quasi all'istan ...more
Aug 25, 2010 Elle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 31, 2014 Pauline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai vraiment beaucoup aimé cette histoire il y a plein de rebondissement et on reste suspendu au livre

Joss est un hero simple, il est franc, droit, honorable sans être un surhomme comme dans certain roman. Lilah m'a un peu agacée par moment avec ses grands air, elle fait trop attention à l'opinion publique etc

Je suis partie avec un gros à priori sur l'histoire parce que je ne suis vraiment pas fan du tout des histoires situées en Amérique du temps de l'esclavage. Même si la relation maître -
Starts with a humorous encounter that leads to an instant connection. No sooner than barely meeting Joss becomes a slave due to the times and a crazy woman. Lilah and Joss have to overcome some pretty gigantic obstacles but it made a great story. They need to get through slavery, cholera, shipwrecks, pirates, and more plus terrible circumstances in general in order to be together. I loved every word. Another great Karen Robards book that has me wanting more!
Cindy Woods
Feb 25, 2016 Cindy Woods rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good story

This was a hard book for me to read due to the subject matter involving slavery and mixed race relationships. I cannot imagine the heartbreak or the injustice heaped upon this couple, let alone the population of slaves on Barbados. It overwhelmed me. The romance is seductive, steamy, sensual. The characters are believable even as the plot is a bit farfetched. The writing is good and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Anna Mcfadden
Sep 29, 2014 Anna Mcfadden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joss San Pietro was born and raised as an English gentleman, but he was badly betrayed and sold as a slaved. His fate rest in the hands of a fair hair young beauty with caring eyes and gentle hands, Lilah Remy, they get ship wreck, and have to survive a whole lot just so they can spend their future loving each other.
Jun 26, 2015 Marisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
One my of favorite books is by Karen Robards. But as I've been reading a bunch of her books in a row, it's almost like reading the same book over and over (not my favorite one, though). I probably never would have noticed it if I hadn't been reading so many in such a short period of time. The books aren't bad. I just wish there was more diversity in the plots and characters.
Took me forever to finish and I finally had to just skim the chapters to get it done. This book was all over the place: Fashionable balls, shipwrecks, pirates, plantations, slavery... And none of it in a good way. Mostly in a bad way.
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Linda Brungardt
Lilah falls in love with a handsome stranger only to find out that his grandmother was "high yellow" thus making him unworthy of her.
Mary-Michelle Moore
I liked the part race played in the story even if it was somewhat superficial. Some of the narrative dragged but not a bad suggestion from last semester's RA section
M.A. Levi
Aug 09, 2011 M.A. Levi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was Wonderful, The most Amazing Book i have read so far. It was when true love showed it's true "colors"
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Karen was born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She has been writing since she was very young, and was first published nationally in the December 1973 Reader's Digest. She sold her first romance novel, ISLAND FLAME, when she was 24. It was published by Leisure Books in 1981 and is still in print. After that, she dropped out of law school to pursue her writing career. Today she is a regular on the New ...more
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