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Desire in the Sun

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Joss San Pietro was raised a gentleman but was cruelly betrayed. Held captive and enslaved, the proud man's fate now rests in the gentle hands of an extraordinary lady—Lilah Remy, a beautiful pampered daughter of privilege. For a strange destiny has cast them together on tempestuous seas, and shipwrecked and alone they must courageously face desperate trials and dangerous...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Avon (first published 1988)
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Regan Walker
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...more
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
Una historia muy interesante aunque la premisa de que él fuera un esclavo no me terminó de convencer.
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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
Great book! Joss and Lilah faced a particular obstacle in that it is discovered that he is descended from slaves on his mother's side, which given the era of the setting, makes him, essentially a slave. Unusual premise. Not sure how this would read today, but certainly it turned a common theme of a woman being "property" in many historicals, on its head. Their path to an HEA was quite suspenseful and emotional.
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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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
It was Wonderful, The most Amazing Book i have read so far. It was when true love showed it's true "colors"
I read this book in one day...just couldn't put it down
Another good book to read on a rainy day.
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Karen was born on 24 August 1954 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She has been writing since she was a teenager. She sold her first short story, when was very young, and was published in the December 1973 Reader's Digest, but she cannot sold her first romance novel until 1981, when she was 24. After it, she dropped out of law school to pursue her writing career. Today, a regular on the New York Times...more
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