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Passionate Pursuit (Dangerous Desires #3) by Tina Donahue. Historical Romance ARC Review.

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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—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?


Beatriz Gonzalez y Serrano ran away from an arranged marriage and took refuge working in a castle. 
Tomas de Zayas was awarded a castle and its grounds by a grateful monarch. Now all the unmarried women and their mothers are descending on him,  trying to get him to choose a bride.  He only has eyes for one woman, and he can't have her. 
This is a very Sexy historical romance.  It is the third in a series but easily read as a stand alone.  It does contain spoilers for the two previous books.  Our heroine has a very good reason for hiding who she is.  Our hero believes he can solve any problems with his sword.  A wonderful love story with lots of really interesting characters.  The characters we meet from the other books make them sound just as good. 



I’m an award-winning, Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised my work. Three of my erotic romances (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) are Readers' Choice Award winners. Three more (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were finalists in the EPIC competition. Readers’ Choice Award (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover). The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of my 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). I’m featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before writing full-time, I was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.


  1. Thank you for the review! (Words Turn Me On)

  2. Thanks for the lovely review, Petula :)


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