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Desire in the Sun

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  540 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
“Karen Robards writes spellbinding romance.”
 —Publishers Weekly


A Karen Robards classic—a gem of historical romance from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author—Desire in the Sun is a magnificently sensual love story about a gentleman cruelly betrayed and enslaved, and the beautiful, pampered daughter of privilege whose passion saves him.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Avon (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
Feb 25, 2013 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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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
Nov 02, 2011 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.
kimberly collins

This book had plenty of romance that was compelling and complicated due to the era of that time period. Plenty of thrills with islands and pirates to add to the adventures of this couple.
Aug 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
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May 16, 2013 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
Jan 09, 2016 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.
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Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. She has won multiple awards including six Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Awards for favorite author.
Karen 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, wh
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