Thursday, June 8, 2017

Days of Desire by Tina Donahue (Pirate's Prize #2)

Days of Desire
by Tina Donahue

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Pirate's Prize - Book 2
Publisher: Lyrical Press (July 4, 2017)
Publication Date: July 4, 2017
Genre: Historical Romantic Erotica
Page Count: 196
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

In a pirate’s lair, nothing is as it seems . . .

Shipwrecked! When Royce Hastings is found washed up on the shore of a verdant tropical island, he tells the natives he is a merchant headed for Mozambique. The truth, however, is far more mercenary. Noble by birth, the once favored Royce has lost his fortune and family; now he is a hired henchman on the trail of an elusive pirate. His “shipwreck” was a fake. He’ll stop at nothing to infiltrate the island and capture his prey. His mother and sisters’ lives depend on it.

The last thing Royce expects is to be captured himself. But the lovely young woman who tends to his wounds in the tropics quickly takes hold of his heart. Simone is the island’s healer, and her skilled ministrations not only awaken his soul but disturb his conscience. His path has been predetermined; his identity must remain concealed at all costs. Yet the passion he feels in Simone’s sultry, loving arms cannot be denied. With his loyalties torn, Royce must make an agonizing, unthinkable choice. . .

Days of Desire by Tina Donahue (Pirate's Prize #2)

Days of Desire (Pirate's Prize #2)A tropical island, friendly natives, free love and pirates? DAYS OF DESIRE by Tina Donahue is the story of one man, blackmailed by love who must betray his saviors when he “washed up” on their hidden island paradise. Royce Hastings is a man on a mission, forced to become a hired thug to save his family by returning an escaped woman and his former pirate lover for a fate worse than death.

What Royce hides is the beauty of a woman’s love and trust, even he must live a lie for his own gain. There is treasure to be found on the high seas, but Royce never thought he would find love and passion in the arms of the island’s healer as she heals more than his physical being. Can Royce convince the inhabitants of this island oasis that he cannot go through with his plan or is it too late to stop evil from polluting the pristine shores?

You think the tropics can be hot and steamy? Grab a fan and some ice water as the passion is unleashed, unfettered by society’s conventions amidst the swaying palms.

Tina Donahue’s island setting sounds delightful, its inhabitants are a wonderful mix of former pirates and natives who know more about love than war. A quick read with passion and steam, even as a man made storm is brewing.

I received an ARC edition from Lyrical Press in exchange for my honest review.