Diana is a proper English woman. Her mother passed away when she was 8 and her overbearing religious father died when she was 17. Diana essentially raised her younger brother Peter, and when she thought he had been kidnapped by pirates, she would stop at nothing to save him. Diana promises the sleazy Bishop her body in exchange for his ship and crew. She plans to capture the pirates and save her brother. Things are not what they seem, when the pirates are located. Tristan is gorgeous, intelligent and arrogant. He claims he would never have hurt Peter, and the boys obvious devotion seems to back that fact. Diana hates the pirates, yet immediately Tristan and Diana feel a physical attraction that changes everything.
This book is a rather typical bodice ripper. A book with more interest in sex than plotline. Many people dig this type of romance novel, that’s the basis of an entire publishing company after all. For me personally, I would rather have less plot holes and more emotional investment. The authors writing is actually very well done, a few word choices that I would have reconsidered, but they paint the pictures in your mind well. The sex scenes are pretty graphic and interesting and will be sure to excite the readers who look for that.
As for the story itself, it wasn’t great for me. It was a quick read and the plot itself, I enjoyed. However, deciding they had this extreme lust in moments of meeting, especially considering the rage and hatred Diana harbors, pushed things too quick for me. She wanted him dead, yet concedes to marry him the next morning. Within 48 hours they are completely in love. I would have rather this entire thing developed more.
I also did not understand the route taken with the Island girl, and Tristan’s exlover, Canela. She is in a rage and wants Diana dead and makes it clear and he tells her to behave and promises her more riches. He is more forceful with the wife he is wooing than the jilted ex who meant nothing to him.
Overall, the book was ok. If you are a big fan of erotic romance, this may work for you. It is a fast read and the authors writing and pace make it pass quickly. They sure hit a home run on the cover image though, that is a hot pirate.
3 out of 5 stars.
Tristan advanced so quickly Diana had to step back and ran into the wall.
He pulled her close. “You shan’t have time for a lover. I intend to keep you quite busy.”
His mouth was on hers, his kiss possessive and hard. Not even a moan could have escaped her. He used her fully, with a husband’s right, and pressed his lean hips into hers, making certain she knew his arousal, her duty to satisfy him for as long as he desired.
She yielded. Not from fear but the feelings he stirred. She didn’t want to wound him, nor did she want him to hurt her.
At last, he seemed to understand. His kiss grew tender and exploring, then finally torrid. Their tongues battled to see which one would fill the other’s mouth. She won a few times and so did he, the bawdy sounds they made proving satisfaction.
When they’d finished, he looked sheepish.
Not knowing what to say, she stroked his cheek, careful not to touch the scratches she’d given him.
Smiling, he captured her hand, led her down the hall past numerous rooms, and stopped at the last. He pushed the door open and escorted her inside.
Polished white marble covered the floor, the same as in the hall, the ceilings high, windows large, facing trees and a clearing to show the distant water. It sparkled blue-green, matching the silk sheets on the large mahogany bed.
Never had she witnessed anything as imposing or as inviting. Given what had transpired between her and Tristan in the hall, she had no doubt what would soon happen in here. Their bedchamber for all time.
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~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
Tina Donahue is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers’ Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, Tina worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
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