Friday, 5 August 2016

Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue #Erotic #Historical #Romance

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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—and if 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?

Tomás paced, wanting to see Beatriz so badly he didn’t care about her past in the least. There had to be a reasonable explanation as to what she’d told the others. No matter what it might be, her history wasn’t their business, anyway. She might be ashamed of where she’d come from, how she’d lived, and told a more acceptable tale in order to hold her head high. Who could blame her?

His wait seemed endless, but at last the hour for her dusting had arrived. Her footfalls sounded in the hall.

The moment she was inside and had closed the door, he crossed the room, pulling her into his arms. “I missed you so much I thought of little else.”

He kissed her deeply, tenderly, then passionately, unable to decide what he needed most. He swung her around, set her on her feet, and trailed kisses over her temple, cheeks, forehead, and the tip of her nose. “Did you miss me?”

Tears shone in her eyes.

“You did.” He hugged her as hard as he could without harming her. “We need to talk. I have something to say.”

“I do too.”

He stilled at her forlorn tone and eased back. “Are you with child?”

She shook her head quickly, her cap slipping to the side.

He righted the thing for her. “Are you ill?”


“Your mamá is ailing again?”

“No. If you let me speak, I can tell you.”

“I have to go first. Please.” He held her hands. “I love you. I have from the moment we met. These last days have been unbearable without you. I want you near to me always, as my wife.”

She stared harder than Nuncio had. “What?”

Tomás grinned at how he’d surprised her this time, even better than their day in the harem. “Wed me.”

The color drained from her face.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Tina 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). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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