Monday, June 13, 2016

Awesome reviews for Wicked Whispers #TinaDonahue #EroticHistorical #DangerousDesiresSeries #Reviews

Thought I'd share some great reviews for Wicked Whispers, book 2, Dangerous Desires series. Warrior knights and the women they simply can't tame.


REVIEW

First I have to comment on the cover. It is absolutely gorgeous. This was an absolutely great read. It is the second in a series, but I didn't feel lost at all while reading it, which is good. However this story is so much a continuation of the first book that it would probably be a good idea to read Loving Lies, so that you could fully get to know all the characters. (Again, it isn't necessary, but I think that reading the first book might have made the book a bit more enjoyable for me)

This book is a wonderful mixture of history and sexy romance. I loved Enrique and how he wooed Sancha. If you are looking for something different in your historical romance this is a great book to start with. 

Rating: 5 stars


REVIEW


This story was really delightful, edgy and had me turning the pages of my Kindle faster than I ever expected. This is a story of a fiery romance set with danger and excitement twisted within the plot. 

At first, as I began to read "Wicked Whispers," I wasn't sure what to expect. It begins with the knowledge that a wealthy nobleman "Enrique" is in love with a girl named "Sancha" and has been for quite some time. In whatever "passions" that were never met to Enrique - given his line to Isabella 

"It would appear your sister has never shared my passion,"

Sancha is not interested in marriage - belonging to a man in any way and staying independent to pursue her life's work as a healer. (Which is already tricky for the time era this novel takes place in.) Avoiding one marriage proposal already, (To Enrique's brother, Fernando), Sancha's sister Isabella takes it upon herself for her family and sister to go forward with the arrangement. (And kinda tricks Fernando too!) 

As the story unfolds, Sancha takes "refuge" in Enrique's home after having already hid away in his brother's castle. It is there the story between Sancha and Enrique and their passionate desire for one another soon begins to unravel. 

Rumors begin of Sancha being a witch and Enrique does everything he can to protect the woman he has loved for so long. 

I was really impressed by the fantastic character development and the immersive world that Tina created for all of the readers. (And you can't forget about the steamy scenes!) 

You will come to love this novel! (And don't worry, I hadn't even known there had been a book before this! This novel really works as a stand alone romance!)

Rating: 5 stars


REVIEW

Granted life is busy and we all have a lot to do. Personally, I’m in grad school and have endless piles of thought-provoking, densely written textbooks to go through. So what better way to scape my overwhelming homework than reading, right? LOL But that’s exactly what I do! I take a break from reading by reading some more. It’s always been like this. I tend to balance out ‘heavy’ – those that require a lot of higher order thinking skills –  texts with ‘lighter’ ones. You know, the books one chooses just for the fun of it.
When I picked Wicked Whispers up, I thought it would fall into the latter category. I mean, it’s the end of quarter and I have tons of deadlines to comply with. I just needed an easy read to unwind with for a couple of hours. Well, did I pick the wrong book! Wicked Whispers sucked me in from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down. However, the setting and plot grabbed my imagination in quite an unexpected way. Plus, the topics the book deals with made me pause to reflect on that time period and the many hardships people in general faced back then. I’m a History buff and a feminist so the Inquisition is one of my favorite periods of time; but I hadn’t read anything interesting about it for the longest time so it was a refreshing change.
And have I mentioned the story is HOT and STEAMY? It is and then some. As an avid reader of erotica and an author of erotic books, there’s very little that can still impress me. Tina Donahue’s writing did that! Her style is elegant and appropriate for a historical fiction while keeping the heat on, if you get my meaning. LOL She fleshes out her characters effortlessly and the story flows seamlessly. The main characters – Sancha and Enrique – are multi-faceted, complex, real, and believable. The supporting characters are just as great. What else do you want in a good book, right? Finally, Wicked Whispers is part of a series; however, it’s a stand-alone story. No huge cliffhangers here! Just the way I like it!
I recommend this book to those who like to read well-researched, beautifully- written historical fiction; to those who enjoy a complex erotica story about independent woman and the men who help them keep their freedom.
Rating: 5 stars


REVIEW

An awesome and unique historical romance!

I REALLY enjoyed reading this story. While I felt at a disadvantage in the beginning because of all of the references to the previous book, which I had not read, Tina did a wonderful job of explaining the pertinent information and filling in the gaps.

Enrique is absolutely adorable (in a sexy "I know exactly who I want and I want you" kind of way). His devotion to Sancha was so endearing, even while he struggled at times to justify the deeds she did with the social mores of the time.

I admired Sancha and her dedication to her perceived duty of helping others. Again, I think I would have learned much more about her from the first book, which I have on my wish list and will be purchasing shortly :)

All in all, this was a wonderful historical romance and I absolutely LOVE Tina's work!!!


Rating: 5 stars




Blurb:

Follow the heart through darkness…

As the Inquisition gains force, even the faintest rumor can brand one a heretic. In this world it is Sancha's gift--or curse--to be blessed with the gift of healing. But the villagers are in need of her arts more than ever, and she feels it is her duty to help them at the risk of losing her life. And at the sacrifice of her heart…

Enrique has never wanted a woman as he does Sancha. Determined to have her love, he woos her with exquisite passion, giving her refuge to pursue her healing in secret. But their very desire and escape from the ruthless forces of the world may be their undoing. And together, they must pit themselves against a jealous rival and archaic tradition to secure their place in a hopeful new dawn…









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