Passionate Pursuit, book three in my acclaimed Dangerous Desires series, just released.
Warrior knights and the spirited women they simply can’t tame.
5 Stars – Liz Gavin’s Blog
“Steamy, intelligent historical romance”
“I like my historical fiction to be accurate and historical romance to be swoon-worthy. Passionate Pursuit is both. This is book 3 in a series, but it’s a standalone so you can start from here. I started with book 2 so I jumped at the opportunity to review this one as well.
Tomás explains the first two books quite well in the beginning of his own story. He tells Nuncio, his manservant, that both his brothers had married women for love but not after overcoming immense obstacles. Another given in historical romances.
However, this series has an additional characteristic that has great appeal to me: it’s an erotic historical romance trilogy. Being an avid reader and a writer of erotic stories myself, I have become a fan of Tina Donahue’s books. Passionate Pursuit has it all: laughter, romance, passion, perils, and steamy love scenes. My kind of story! LOL
Tina Donahue certainly did her research for this trilogy. She also expertly crafted an engaging story about a strong-willed and intelligent woman ahead of her time, who would rather reject her aristocratic upbringing than marry someone she despises just because her father tells her so. In 15th century Spain, that would be an amazing feat! Yet Beatriz chooses a life as a servant over an arranged marriage, and that’s how she finds love. More precisely, Tomás, her boss.
I also liked the fact that when the story begins, our hero already knows he’s fallen for the heroine. That was refreshing; although, it didn’t mean they would have it easy. After all, he doesn’t know Beatriz’s real background so, despite his strong attraction, Tomás doesn’t want to ruin her reputation, and Beatriz wants to protect her real identity. That’s a recipe for disaster. Or blissful passion, which is what the reader actually gets from this amazing couple. LOL
I highly recommend Tina Donahue’s books if you haven’t already tried them.”
Is their passion strong enough to break her chains?
Andalucía Spain, 1489: Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papá, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle—a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing.
Tomás doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own.
Beatriz can’t resist Tomás’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her—andif he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?
Loving Lies, book one Dangerous Desires