I also put VFTs straight into the scorching sun. And I'm talking about noon to 6 PM Texas sun. Oh yea they totally burn alright, get reddish on their stems and traps and sometimes die....but, whatever comes up after are super strong, resilient to wind, changes in humidity, and the sun. As long as the roots are fine, I think you'll be rewarded with stronger plants. I think of it as akin to the periodical forest fires they endure in the wild only to come back stronger.
In fact, I also grow my Ping. primuliflora (Lowes) in the same conditions. They started off as small plants living between the shaded Sars and now have matured to big sprawlers that grow right out in the open. Just gotta keep them consistently wet and you'll be surprised with how much they can tolerate.