Reviews

Passionate Pursuit

“The story is brimming with risqué retorts and searing sex scenes.”
Publishers Weekly



5silver-stars


Steamy, intelligent historical romance. I like my historical fiction to be accurate and historical romance to be swoon-worthy. Passionate Pursuit is both. This is book 3 in a series, but it’s a standalone so you can start from here. I started with book 2 so I jumped at the opportunity to review this one as well.

Tomás explains the first two books quite well in the beginning of his own story. He tells Nuncio, his manservant, that both his brothers had married women for love but not after overcoming immense obstacles. Another given in historical romances.
However, this series has an additional characteristic that has great appeal to me: it’s an erotic historical romance trilogy. Being an avid reader and a writer of erotic stories myself, I have become a fan of Tina Donahue’s books. Passionate Pursuit has it all: laughter, romance, passion, perils, and steamy love scenes. My kind of story! LOL
Tina Donahue certainly did her research for this trilogy. She also expertly crafted an engaging story about a strong-willed and intelligent woman ahead of her time, who would rather reject her aristocratic upbringing than marry someone she despises just because her father tells her so. In 15th century Spain, that would be an amazing feat! Yet Beatriz chooses a life as a servant over an arranged marriage, and that’s how she finds love. More precisely, Tomás, her boss.
I also liked the fact that when the story begins, our hero already knows he’s fallen for the heroine. That was refreshing; although, it didn’t mean they would have it easy. After all, he doesn’t know Beatriz’s real background so, despite his strong attraction, Tomás doesn’t want to ruin her reputation, and Beatriz wants to protect her real identity. That’s a recipe for disaster. Or blissful passion, which is what the reader actually gets from this amazing couple. LOL
I highly recommend Tina Donahue’s books if you haven’t already tried them.
LIZ GAVIN'S BLOG
This is the first book that I've read by Tina Donahue and I wish that it wasn't. I used to read historical romance novels like crazy and then I just hit a wall. No matter which one I picked up, I just didn't like it. Because of that, I haven't read one in quite a while and when I was approached about this one, I almost said "no, thank you". Boy, am I glad that I didn't. It restored my faith in the genre. That kind of stamp of approval is not something I give easily. I'm a jerk about books. I won't lie. I will pick them apart and take no prisoners. I'd like to think that my criticism is constructive ... but I'm sure that some authors don't feel that way. Anyway ... this one is easily a four-star book because I really didn't have any issues with it. 

Passionate Pursuit is well written and I think true to the time-period. I've actually not read anything that dates back as far as this one does. Usually I kind of stay away from them because I just didn't know if I could connect with that time-period. I was pleasantly surprised! Donahue wrote this book in such a way that it really pulls you into the story and you believe that you're in the 15th century. Does that mean that everything was completely accurate with the times? I have no freaking clue but she made me believe that it was and that's all that matters.

I enjoyed getting to know Beatriz and Tomás. I don't want to really delve into the whole premise of the story ... hopefully you've read the blurb and there's no reason to go over that again but Beatriz's character was interesting. I appreciated what she was going through and how she was always trying to do the right thing but ornery Tomás was having none of that. Tomás behaved a bit like a petulant child at times and that made me smile because all men get that way, right? "I want what I want, when I want it", type thing. Brats. 

That being said, the push and pull between Beatriz and Tomás was what made me love the story so very much. Tomás was always there to save the day and in turn, make the reader swoon and want to be rescued right along with Beatriz. 

The only issue is that now I'm interested in reading the previous two books in the series. They aren't necessary to understand this one but I think that the back story from those two books would just make this one even richer. Great book, great author and it was a nice break from my usual romantic suspense novels.



Wicked Whispers

5silver-stars


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. 

THE CERTIFIABLE WENCHES


5silver-stars


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!)



5silver-stars


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.



5silver-stars


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!!!



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

It is the year 1488. The Inquisition and it’s demands torment many of the inhabitants of Spain. While so much revolves around magic and devil worship, only a few find themselves safe from the evils surrounding this time. All had to be careful of what they did and said. Then there were those who spread gossip and fear with rumors of devil worship and magic.
Senorita Dana Sancha defines herself as a healer. She reads and spends copious hours researching cures for various diseases. When anyone falls sick with fever or wounds, she helps them mend. Never does she want marriage where a man can tell her what she can and cannot do, knowing her husband would force her to cease. The only man who can tempt her heart is Enrique.
Enrique de Zayas is the man who she thinks wants to change all of her hopes and aspirations. Yet Enrique falls so in love with Sancha, he is willing to do anything to win her heart and protect her.
Lucinda de Cortes wants to wed Enrique. She will stop at nothing to see the fall of Sancha and herself in the magnificent castle owned by Enrique.
The plot and characters are well developed. The research into the Spanish Inquisition is well done. I loved the descriptions of the clothes, décor in the castle and surrounding areas.
For me Wicked Whispers has a major twist and a surprise ending. I love surprises. I highly recommend this book for all those who love historical romances.

CHRISTINE PRESENTS

RECOMMENDED


This was a wonderfully enchanting read! Even though this is the second book of a series, the writer does a very fulfilling job of providing plenty of background information on everybody- making it an easily read stand-alone. I've never read anything set during the Inquisition time period, so I found Wicked Whispers to be extremely original and entertaining! The writing is of superb quality with very intricate details that form an exquisite picture in my mind while reading. The characters were very complex and realistic with very palpable emotions and unique personalities. And the romance was oh-so-spicy yet delivered with an elegance that made every touch and moan classy! I was completely absorbed with this book and found myself unable to put it down! The trials that Sancha faced during that time period were realistic and really made me feel for her. This was a sweeping story of love, lust, trials, and emotions that was beautiful to partake of! I recommend this book to anybody who has an even slight interest in either historical fiction or romance - you won't be disappointed!




Loving Lies

5silver-stars

'Loving Lies' is a remarkable historical romance. Isabella has been kidnaped and it's about to be sold as a slave when she is rescued by a mysterious man. What begins as a case of mistaken identity ends up as a story of romance, desire, and danger.

They will travel together to her father's castle but Isabella will do anything to delay the trip. The risk of revealing her secret is constantly tormenting her and it becomes harder and harder to be honest because her feelings for Fernando start to born. They will face many threats along their journey but passion will be their biggest obstacle.

Isabella is a strong and brave woman. She stands out among women because she is not afraid of risking her life while fighting for her family and what she believes is right. Fernando is too hard to describe for words. He is a handsome, tough, intelligent and sexy man. He accepts Isabella as she is and loves every part of her. They have an undeniable chemistry and are compatible in many ways.

The historical element is excellent. The author chose a time frame and uses historical facts and data from that era to create a perfect setting for the story. The references are easy to follow if you have a basic knowledge of History. And I think it was great to use some Spanish words.

I need to talk about the erotic aspect of this book. The passion and fire running through the pages are too much. Anytime Isabella and Fernando are together there is a current of electricity that makes your skin burn. Every scene is unique and magical. The author uses different scenarios but each one has the same intensity and excitement.

If you like historical romance and erotic is something you like, YOU MUST read this book.


Mastering the Beast


4.5 Stars


"These strong compelling characters seduce readers with their hot and sexy story while anticipation of Zoe's surrender builds throughout the well written, fast paced and smooth flowing plot."

Literary Addicts

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4.5 Stars

"Oh man! What a hot little number this is. Mastering the Beast is book three in the Taming the Beast series by Tina Donahue. This is Zoe's story and it's hot, hot, hot! "

The Jeep Diva


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4 Stars


"I have been really enjoying this series - and would recommend that you read them in order to fully appreciate the crazy! There is so much fun, madness, friendship and erotic action in these books that they are a breath of fresh (occasionally sulphurous) air. Thank you Ms. Donahue for another hit!"

Wicked Reads

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Men for Hire


MEN FOR HIRE includes four erotic tales, each by a different author that will set your pulse on fire. Each story is well worth the read and together all four stories make this anthology a great read.

Got Muscle by Tina Donahue is the first story and revolves around a curvy female needing someone to put her exercise gym together. Bree is a little insecure about her looks and believes a home gym is the answer to her problems…the only issue is getting the thing put together. David has all the right tools to get the job done and proceeds to show Bree how much he appreciates not only her looks but the whole package. A steamy read for sure!

Ménage at Mealtime by Bella Settarra revolves around two men showing a woman exactly how special she is. Naomi is throwing an important dinner party and needs someone to extract a bird out of her chimney before the party starts. The men she hires get the job done quickly while taking on a hands-on approach. Both men make Naomi feel cherished and make her feel wanted and that's exactly what she needs after her last relationship. This story was deliciously hot!

Calculated Risk by Michelle Roth revolves around Stella and Ian. Stella has just inherited her mother's home and realizes the last tenants didn't take care of it and desperately needs a handyman to do some repairs. Ian takes on the job while trying to hide his attraction to Stella, but the chemistry between them is too much to ignore. This story was a slow burn and that's exactly what these characters needed. Definitely an enjoyable read!

Marital Duties by Jennifer Denys was a cute read that revolved around Jennifer and Rob. Jennifer is the owner of "Men For Hire" and on a whim, fills out a form requesting that her husband fulfill his marital duties. She never meant for the form to leave her desk, but her assistant picked it up thinking it was a real request from a client. When Rob sees the form, he literally takes it to heart and goes out to fulfill his duties…just not the one Jennifer was craving. This was a fun story with a little sexiness added in. 

Overall, all four stories were a great read and very enjoyable. I will definitely check out the other books by these authors. 

Jennifer S - The Romance Reviews


Wicked Seduction

5hearts

FIVE HEARTS
"Ms. Donahue creates the perfect balance between action and emotion of the story, building a deep connection between the reader and the hero and heroine."
THE ROMANCE STUDIO - Shannon
The chemistry between Marnie and Tor is off-the-charts and turns up the heat with electrifying scenes that are tender and seductive.
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A survivor, Marnie has come to Wicked Brand Tattoo Parlor with the hope of covering up the scars on her arm and leg from a vicious attack at the hands of her abusive father. She is optimistic that covering up the damage will make her feel pretty and help her heal.
Tor is a master, willing to work his magic and create a stunning design that will give the brave beauty a new confidence in herself and a new outlook on life. There is something about the shy, sweet and seductive Marnie that Tor can’t seem too resistant, nor is he willing to try.
Together these two lovers will explore their desires, cherish their budding passions and relish in their emotional bond that seems to be growing stronger and stronger. Marnie’s abusive ex-boyfriend has finally caught up with her and he isn’t about to let her go, but then neither is Tor.
Author Tina Donahue’s legion of fans will not be disappointed and should actually rejoice in her latest release in the Wicked Delights series, Wicked Seduction. Filled with romance, sexuality, a touch of humor and a depth of emotion that is intense and powerful, Wicked Seduction will quicken your pulse and create some OMG’s moments furthering the enjoyment of this story. While the abuse that Marnie has experienced growing up at the hands of her father and then with her ex-boyfriend is portrayed realistically, the reader can feel the terror and fear that she has survived without being too overwhelmed by the violence and cruelty to her.
Ms. Donahue creates the perfect balance between action and emotion of the story, building a deep connection between the reader and the hero and heroine. Marnie is a brave and beautiful heroine and it’s a pleasure to watch her break free, blossom and flourish, discovering her inner strength and to be courageous enough to follow her dreams and find happiness and love in the arms of Tor. The hero Tor is temptation incarnate, compelling, commanding and charming. Tor truly is portrayed as a hero with everything you could possibly want in an alpha male. The chemistry between Marnie and Tor is off-the-charts and turns up the heat with electrifying scenes that are tender and seductive.
If this dynamic author isn’t on your auto-buy list, she really should be!
Overall rating: 5hearts
Sensuality rating: Very Sensual
Reviewer: Shannon

 

Freeing the Beast

5silver-stars
NOMINATED FOR BOOK OF THE MONTH
"Funny, sexy and ice melting, this book made me laugh, cry a little and want to keep reading long after the last page was done."
LASR (Long and Short Reviews)
A great mix of humor, seduction, mythology, witchcraft, bloopers and some good Italian food just rounded it off for keepers. Tina Donahue is now on my must read list and I really hope there will be more stories based on this novel. Loved it!
Read the full review here
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Intimate Details

5silver-stars
"This was sweet and hot!  I loved the character of Shana.  She was tough yet vulnerable.  She was sweet yet sassy.  I loved her style."
Book Reviews R Us - Stephanie Rollins
I loved this book!
Read the full review here
"Steamy scenes were well-written and plentiful... A good read."
Night Owl Reviews - Chris
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This Time When We Touch


5silver-stars

"I tore through this book so quickly! I really loved the characters and the way that they interacted with each other."
The story was fantastic. I think all of us are looking for that love of several lifetimes and this book promises that (and more). Read the review here
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Stolen Desire


"Donahue brings genuine heart and soul to her extra-terrestrial world. Though the physical connections between her defiantly passionate characters are sizzling, their emotional development, and the bonds they form during their perilous adventures, is what will keep readers thoroughly absorbed. The wrenching cliffhanger ensures that anticipation for future installments remains high."
Bridget Keown - Romantic Times
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"A fun, sexy, and really quick read!."
Anna - Novel Broads
I LOVE sci/fi and erotica so this was right up my alley!
To read the full review, click here
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"The fourth book in the Outlawed Realm series is a riveting and erotic romance that takes place in another realm, though deadly, full of wonder.
The fast paced plot brings the reader to a dangerous and fantastical realm where the creatures and the surroundings are extremely dangerous. The attraction between Paige and Zekin radiates from every page with vibrant intensity and the sex scenes scorch the reader with their passion.
To read the full review, click here
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Seven Sensuous Days



"Logan and Tessa’s story pulls on your heartstrings and has you rooting for their love. Tessa is such a sweet woman and truly cares for the men that she sees through the agency. Her time with Logan is no different. Tessa wants him to feel again, to live again. Logan hurts deeply and has built walls around himself but he finds Tessa breaking those walls down without even trying."
Their story is a wonderful romance that pulls you in right from the start and does not let go until the very last page.
Read the full review here
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Deep Within Me


"Book two of the Prophecy series will wow readers with its suspenseful plot and the blistering hot sex scenes that never seem to end. A mix of the paranormal alongside the thrilling sexual episodes will keep one feverishly flipping the pages."
Jaime A. Geraldi - Romantic Times
The only time fans of erotica should slow down is to absorb the beautifully written ménage romance intermingled within. This can easily be read as a stand-alone, but leaves just enough of a cliffhanger that fans will be not so patiently awaiting the next book.
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Illicit Intent



"Piper’s story will keep the reader glued to the page as she experiences what it is like to submit to the men she loves."
Candy - Sensual Reads
In the third book of Appointment with Pleasure, Tina Donahue takes two goal minded male escorts and throws unexpected love into their lives.
To read the full review, click here
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"When you read Tina Donahue you know you are going to need a cold shower or a hot man when you finish, Illicit Intent is no different."
Ms. Donahue delivers with humor as well as steam...
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"Tina Donahue definitely heats it up in this erotic romance."
PaulineMichael - Night Owl Reviews (NOR)
This author writes amazing characters that delve into the reader’s heart and mind and this story was no different and confirmed why her name pops up on my must-read list.
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"The sex is delicious...I really loved the dynamic between the three of them."
Fictional Candy When you get the three of them together it’s no holds barred fun – and it gets very hot!
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"As hot as this story is, it is also full of emotions and depth. I loved the characters and everything that they went through."
Mistletoe - LASR (Long and Short Reviews)
I loved watching the men fall just as hard for Piper as she did for them. Watching their friendship build into so much more was a beautiful read.
To read the full review, click here
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Shameless Desire



FOUR STARS
"Hot….Intense….Primal.  This was my initial reaction to Shameless Desire, Book 3 of the Outlawed Realm, by the mistress of Urban Erotic Fantasy herself, Tina Donahue."
Alisa Anderson - Sinful Sunday Book Reviews
The chemistry between them was palpable. You could literally feel it in the air from the moment he breathed her in and rescued her from would be abductors. I love how the beginning of the novel sets the pace as he smells her in the air and you are drawn in to Kuma’s all-encompassing need for Gwen. The sex scenes were hot like fire, baby, but I didn’t expect anything less from Tina. Mama can write a scene.
To read the full review, click here
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"The third book in the Outlawed Realm is an intriguing action paced and erotic romance."
This fast paced plot keeps the readers on their toes with lots of action, suspense, romance, and very heated and frequent sex scenes.
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Five Flames
"Oh my, Kuma is one exceedingly hot and naughty werewolf. This book is hot."
Vanessa - The Jeep Diva
The sex scenes are plentiful and erotically sexy. Readers are treated to several romantically involved couples in this sexy tale.
To read the full review, click here
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"Hot doesn't begin to describe the incredibly inventive encounters each couple engages in..."
Cyndy - RT Book Reviews
The book's epilogue introduces new characters and a new thread, adding buzz about future installments...
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Losing Control

4 1/2 STARS

"Ms. Donahue takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster ride as Catherine navigates between her love for Tim and her need to work for Alexa’s agency."
Candy - Sensual Reads
In the second book of the Appointment with Pleasure series, Tina Donahue brings together two people with hidden pasts and damaged hearts.
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“...this book was amazing. I would highly recommend it as it has a great plot, well thought out characters and amazing sex thrown in.”
Sam Crescent - The Romance Reviews
Tina Donahue is a talented writer. I always get drawn into her stories.
To read the full review, click here
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Come Fill Me


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5silver-stars
FIVE STARS -  A TRUE GEM
"WOW. I was totally overwhelmed with “Come Fill Me”. I was grabbed from the first word and wasn’t let go until the last bullet was fired. I was awed with the story-line, overcome with the passion and thrilled with the way it was written. Not your normal “paranormal” romance, “Come Fill Me” is a modern day story filled with love, lust and betrayal; two factions brought to this world by two different alien races with two different goals – one to live peacefully the other to take over and control them all."
Kitty Angel - Guilty Pleasures
I was enthralled by this book. Tina Donahue has a way with words that seamlessly brought together hot sex with a brilliant story. To read the full review, click here
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FOUR STARS - FIVE FLAMES
"The plot of the story was really good. It had a lot of action and sex in it. I really liked how the author came up with blending the Aztecs with alien life forms. The two clans that were the resulting offspring having special powers and also access to the alien technologies and materials that regular humans have never seen before was a nice touch."
Rachel - The Jeep Diva
All in all a very promising hot series. I can’t wait to see where we go next in the second installment.
To read the full review, click here
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Illicit Desire

 

FOUR STARS - ROMANTIC TIMES
"It's a rare treat to find an oft-used trope crafted into such a touching, sensual page-turner. A meticulously detailed realm of subhumans, werewolves and genetically enhanced sex slaves provides the backdrop for an intense story of identity, desire and freedom. Peril and sexual exploration are well balanced with insight, making for a reading experience as thought-provoking as it is exciting. Elements of humor round out a winning installment of the Outlawed Realm."
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Summary: When his creators saved him from death, Lukan was forced to leave behind Arez, a woman he craves and adores. Desperate to rescue her, Lukan enlists the help of quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr to create a portal. Without a way to return to Earth, Lukan and Arez have nothing but their trust in each other to help them outwit myriad dangers and ruthless creatures.
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Bridget Keown - Romantic Times
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FOUR STARS - FIVE FLAMES
"The second book in the Outlawed Realm series is a mesmerizing paranormal romance."
The attraction between Lukan and Arez explodes from the pages and the frequent sex scenes are scorching hot...
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FOUR STARS - FIVE FLAMES
"I was very pleased to see more of Regina and Nikoli. This book picks up a few months after the end of Unending Desire."
I am positive that Illicit Desire has the most sweetly perfect happily ever after that I have ever read.
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Claiming Magique


TOP PICK - NOR (NIGHT OWL REVIEWS)
"This sizzling tale starts off with a risque foursome and provides a tale that celebrates sensuality even as it explores the depths and motivations behind the powerful players who originally approach their encounter as a simple paid encounter."
A very entertaining read and I will look forward to enjoying more works in this series.
To read the full review, click here
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FIVE STARS  - Erotica for All
"Wow, this was a fab book. It throws you right into the action at the beginning, and is so fast-paced that you'll race through, eager to find out what happens next."
Lucy Felthouse - Erotica for All
Claiming Magique is the first book in Tina Donahue's Appointment with Pleasure series, and based on this super hot read, I'm looking forward to the next one!
To read the full review, click here
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FOUR STARS - UNITED BY BOOKS
"New to your books I will say I am definitely going to check out others by you."
Lindsey Hutchinson - United by Books
The passion between them is so hot it sizzles. You wind up rooting for the best outcome in the end. Donahue gives us a story with leading characters to enjoy, and some hot sex. I really enjoyed this book and find it a good edition to Elora Caves published works.
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Sinfully Wicked


"I have been wanting to read this book for a while now and I was certainly not disappointed. The writing is superb, the heat level is very high, the story hooked me from the very first page, and kept me hooked until the very end. I loved the characters and the interaction between them."
Michelle - Romancing the Book
Sinfully Wicked by Tina Donahue is a wonderful story about a woman who is trying to make a fresh start in her life and make amends for the mistakes she has made.  The writing, the characters, the high heat, and the captivating story all make this an excellent read.
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4 1/2 STARS

"Tina Donahue takes two brothers from poverty to riches and gives them the one thing they are missing: the woman who got away."
Candy - Sensual Reads Ms. Donahue takes the reader along as Nikki does everything in her power to prove to Mitch and Conner that she wants their forgiveness and love.
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"Mitch, Connor and Nikki are so full of depth and emotion that they come vividly to life and had me glued to my seat turning the pages to find out what would happen to them."
Gabrielle - The Romance Studio
Not only do we get a hot story but we also get a beautiful romance in this book.
To read the full review, click here
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"Sinfully Wicked is one seriously hot sex story."
Clover - LASR (Long and Short Reviews)
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, particularly one who enjoys a sexy menage read with well rounded characters, a plot that just oozes sex and doesn’t mind their e-reader melting a little bit around the edges. Great book and certainly lives up to it’s sinfully wicked name.
To read the full review, click here
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"...an incredibly sexy story."
I enjoyed every minute...
To read the full review, click here
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SiNN

"I very highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars! The writing is superb with a gripping story and compelling characters. I loved all three of the main characters right from the start."
Michelle - Romancing the Book
The heat level in this one is extremely high, but there’s also tender romance as well. I would actually classify this one as an Erotic Romantic Suspense because yes, it’s definitely erotic, but the suspense story will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a highly entertaining book from start to finish.
To read the full review, click here
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5 STARS - MARY'S NAUGHTY WHISPERS
"I am trying to find a word to define the way I feel right now and the only two I have in mind are “WOW” and the french translation “WOUA”. Are they even words? I never read Tina Donahue before but this story, SiNN."
I was completely captivated from page one. SiNN is truly a fantastic story.
To read the full review, click here
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FIVE STARS - SENSUAL READS
"Ms. Donahue serves up the perfect combination of adventure, suspense and scorching hot sex that will have the reader begging for more."
Candy - Sensual Reads
The action starts on the first page and does not end until the last word is read.
To read the full review, click here
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NOMINATED FOR BOOK OF THE WEEK
WHIPPED CREAM REVIEWS
"Not only is this story a hot read but it also pulled on my heartstrings."
Mistletoe - Whipped Cream Reviews
All of the characters are so full of depth and emotion that they are vividly brought to life. The writing was done so well from the first chapter, I was pulled right into their world, not to be let go until the end.
To read the full review, click here
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4 Delightful Divas - Dark Divas Reviews
"The opening scene alone got me hooked! SiNN is full of desire, steam, suspense, and naughtiness that had the reader begging for more."
Ms. Donahue skillfully drew the reader in and wouldn’t let her leave until the fires were sated. She created characters with depth and complexity that worked in tandem bringing the story to life. Sex scenes were vividly brought to life and left me drooling.
To read the full review, click here
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Unending Desire

BEST BOOK RATING - LASR EROTIC
NOMINATED FOR BOOK OF THE MONTH
"I won’t give away the details of this suspenseful and captivating story, but I must say that there is not a moment in it that isn’t wonderful and thrilling. The worlds are painted with precision and eloquence."
Carnation - LASR Erotic
This is a book not to be missed. Tina Donahue has done amazing work that shines way above and beyond the average. The erotic scenes are so hot and the love affair so compelling that I couldn’t put the book down.
To read the full review, click here
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4.5 STARS - SULTRY - SENSUAL READS
"Paradise comes with a price. All emotion is forbidden. Nikoli longs to know passion and Regina is his teacher."
Candy - Sensual Reads
In the first book of the Outlawed Realm series, Tina Donahue introduces us to a new world. I am looking forward to seeing where this story goes! To read the full review, click here
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Library Journal states:
"Prolific erotica author Donahue (The Yearning) delivers a tale so steamy, it comes with a warning."
Natasha Grant, New York - Library Journal
Readers of the genre will appreciate the extended love scenes in this first title in the "Outlawed Realm" series.
To read the full review, click here
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Take Me Away


SECOND PLACE WINNER - EROTIC CATEGORY
NEC RWA 2012 CONTEST
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"Take Me Away should have a warning sign. It sucks you in and literally takes you away! My favourite area of the book was the warring emotions inside Kyle and Lexi."
Natalie Dae - Miz Love Loves Books
Take Me Away is a very well written tale that explores human emotions, the back-and-forth feelings we have, the way we want to be accepted and at the same time don’t, where deep down, all we want is to be loved and accepted for who we are. I enjoyed this book a lot. Highly recommended! To read the full review, click here
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FIVE STAR REVIEW - ROMANCE WRITERS REVIEWS
"Take Me Away Lexi and Kyle have chemistry from the first page; it’s so hot you can feel it!"
Take Me Away is a must read, its sweet, funny and sexy!!
To read the entire review, click here
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FIVE SIREN STONES - SIREN BOOK REVIEWS
"I loved the way they came together in passion and how he coaxed out the woman in her, the one afraid of letting go, and how she knocked him off of his axis."
This is one read I’ll keep on hand to dive into again.
To read the full review, click here
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FOUR AND A HALF HEARTS - THE ROMANCE STUDIO
"The love that these two have burns up the pages. As hot as these two get, we also see the deep love that they have for each other. I was glued to the pages waiting to see if either one of them would finally show the other the depth of their love or if they'd let their chance slip away. The two make a wonderful couple and no matter how hard they fight it, they love each other deeply. It was wonderful to see them fight for that love no matter what the consequences."
Gabrielle - The Romance Studio
This author is one of my favourites and this book does not disappoint. It's full of wonderful characters so full of emotions and depth, showing just why Tina Donahue is an automatic buy for me.
To read the full review, click here
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FOUR STARS - SENSUAL READS
"“Kyle and Lexi weave a seductive dance with one another as both of the their feelings for each other take time to grow."
Emily - Sensual Reads
Each has a vulnerable quality to them that has the reader hoping they can acknowledge it before it is too late.
To read the entire review, click here
FOUR CHERRIES
WHIPPED CREAM REVIEWS
"This story has a very enjoyable contemporary edge with the technology and dialogue used throughout with a pacing that was easy to manage. The unfolding of the story is unpredictable with a completely unexpected and surprising ending."
Those who have not given this addicting author a try, should absolutely start with this incredible story. To read the entire review, click here
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“…a hot, sexy and fun new Contemporary Romance – Take Me Away! "
Brande - Book Junkie
Don't miss this delicious summer read to kick off your holiday weekend, you won't be sorry. To read the entire review, click here ______________
FOUR STARS - JERR
"Take Me Away was a very real look into the lives of celebrities.  I enjoyed this story, as well as the characters.  Lexi was not exactly what I expected her to be, but I was pleasantly surprised with her character.  Kyle was an amazing character and I enjoyed learning what makes him tick."
Stefani - JERR
I think Lexi and Kyle’s story is worth checking out.
To read the entire review, click here
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"Tina Donahue is an author that I can count on for a good solid read. Her novels are always fun natured reads with natural dialogue among the characters."
This story is enjoyable and worth a second read.
To read the entire review, click here
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The Yearning

 

Recommended Read
Five Lips
"Like your favorite mixed drink, The Yearning is the perfect blend of unbridled sex and sweet tenderness."
Sal – TwoLips Reviews
The paranormal elements of The Yearning are made believable by her creation of characters that are driven by conflict and emotion, making The Yearning a must read. To read the full review, click here
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NOMINATED FOR BOOK OF THE WEEK
"Knowing that this is the first paranormal story Ms. Donahue has written, I wanted to read it to see if it was as good as her other books. It was."
Myrtle – Whipped Cream Reviews
My friends are going to love this book and I hope to see more paranormal themes from Ms. Donahue as she did a wonderful job on this one.
To read the full review click here
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4.5 STARS - SENSUAL READS
"Ms. Donahue explores so many different sexual fantasies in this book that the reader will be left breathless by the last page."
Candy - Sensual Reads Tina Donahue spins a tale of uncontrollable lust. To read the full review, click here _______________

"This book was a different kind of story than I am used to by this author. I am a big fan of Tina Donahue and decided to give this one a try. Right from the start I knew that I would enjoy this one as well."
Gabrielle - Love Romances & More
Not only do the main characters make this a great read but also the secondary ones make more than an impression on the reader. The love that they all share makes this a wonderful read that should not be missed.
To read the full review, click here
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Sensual Stranger

"Sexy and full of so much sexual tension and scrumptious emotional cat and mouse it is hard to put down, you just have to keep reading to find out how Zach and Toni will end up."
Brande  - Book Junkie
One thing that I like was that the chemistry between Toni and Zach was on fire from the get go, it was something that neither could hide too well and that tension added to all the drama in a deliciously decadent way.
To read the full review, click here
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WINNER - BEST EROTIC ROMANCE 2010
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Nominated for Book of the Week at Whipped Cream Reviews

(WC Best Book - For a book or story that is truly exceptional. You think about it when you're not reading it. You wonder what happens to the characters when you finish. You would absolutely buy everything else this author had to offer. The highest praise - and reserved for only a few.)
"The story flowed very nicely with lots of boiling tension all leading up to an emotionally explosive finale, just be aware to keep the tissues close while reading. The sex scenes are pleasurably creative and hot, hot, HOT!"
This story is incredible. If you’re a stranger to the wonderful work of Ms. Donahue then make sure to check out Sensual Stranger and get yourself familiar with this amazing author!
To read the full review, click here
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Recommended Read
Five Lips
"On the surface, Sensual Stranger may seem to be a sexually driven story but not with author Tina Donahue’s skillful ability to take us into the emotional depths of her characters and make us care deeply about them."
Once again, Ms. Donahue captures our hearts and takes us on a journey of redeeming joy.
To read the full review, click here
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ROMANTIC TIMES
FOUR STARS
"Two lonely people find love when they least expect it in this fast-paced story."
Jill Brager - Romantic Times
The characters are well developed, each with their personal demons. Their sex is hot and heavy with some domination.
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FIVE STARS
"Guilty Pleasure Alert!  The wounded falling in love with the damaged made this an awesome read."
This is one of the most emotional and erotic books I’ve read in a long time.  Do yourself a favor and read it.
To read the full review, click here
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"Hot, hot, hot. That’s the best way I can describe Sensual Stranger."
Lillie - Novel Thoughts
From the first page, when Toni first sees Zach, there is a ton of sexual tension that continues through out the book.
To read the full review, click here
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Nominated for Book of the Month at Siren Book Reviews
FIVE SIREN STONES
"The chemistry between Zach and Toni is mesmerising and will draw you in and lead you on to find out what happens."
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This story is entertaining, definitely sensual, and will leave you wanting more of Tina Donahue’s creations.
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To read the entire review, click here
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YOU NEED TO READ
YOU GOTTA READ REVIEWS
"Sensual Stranger is a wonderful read. Not only is this a hot story but it is also a beautiful love story."
I am a big fan of Tina Donahue’s books and once again I found myself getting lost in a great story written by a talented author making this a book that should not be missed.
To read the entire review, click here
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FOUR RAVENS
"Tina Donahue blew my mind away in this sexy, hot tale of a woman who says she doesn’t need anyone, yet she craves love."
Tina Donahue outdid herself in Sensual Stranger and I can’t wait to read more books that involve her wonderful imagination.
To read the entire review, click here
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SULTRY - FOUR STARS
"Sensual Stranger is an intriguing story, you have a mystery surrounding Toni's background that draws you in."
Emily - Sensual Reads
A wonderful love story.
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In His Arms


"From the first pages of  IN HIS ARMS by Tina Donahue I was captivated, more like ensnared, actually commandeering every fiber of my heart and taking it for one heck of a wild ride!"
Brande  - Book Junkie
RJ and Summer blew me away, from their first encounter to their final moments together they were simply on fire. A complicated story, a touching story, a sexy and highly erotic story and a sometimes scary, very scary story, the story's concept will draw you in. Human trafficking is very real and very deadly. IN HIS ARMS left me breathless with the intensity of Summer and RJ’s experience through this black hearted world, filled with so much love and heartbreak in this erotically charged book.
To read the full review click here
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ROMANTIC TIMES
FOUR STARS

"This is a very touching story, and one that could have been ripped from the headlines."
Donna M. Brown - Romantic Times
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"If you are looking for a book with an emotional punch, that has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, then I highly recommend In His Arms by Tina Donahue."
Lillie - Novel Thoughts
. . .dark, edgy romantic suspense that sucked me in with the prologue and didn’t let go until Summer got the HEA she deserved.
To read the full review click here
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"The depth and emotional intensity within these pages regarding Summer and RJ is fierce and moving. RJ and Summer's love scenes are very erotic and emotional."
In His Arms is at times dark and raw. Tina has delivered a story that not many authors, especially those who write romance, would think of writing. I applaud her for writing a story like In His Arms that's haunting and heartbreaking. This is one e-book I recommend everyone download. Final Grade: B+
To read the full review click here
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5 Tea Cups!

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“This book is so intense it had my attention from the very beginning. It’s a book worth reading more than once.”
This book has everything for anyone who likes mystery, love and adventure.
To read the full review click here
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5 HEARTS!
"This was a seriously sexy, heartbreaking yet heartwarming contemporary erotic romance. If you are looking for a must-read modern narrative pick this one up."
Theresa Joseph - The Romance Studio
Summer is such a strong young woman and she doesn't even know it. . .RJ is a super sexy masculine wall hiding a tragic guilt. I couldn't help but fall for him as he fell for Summer.
To read the full review click here
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Recommended Read
Five Lips
“In His Arms is a deeply emotional, heart-wrenching story about one young woman among many taken from their loving families and forced into sexual slavery devoid of the basic human rights, freedom and the pursuit of happiness as written in our constitution.  Tina Donahue stretches the boundaries to write a story so moving it will touch your soul."
Not just an erotic love story meant to only titillate and entertain; Ms. Donahue writes a story that forces the reader to a new awareness of the evils that take place every day all around us.  It is also a story about hope, courage, and the ability of the human spirit to rise above circumstances and survive. . .It is a definite must-read.
To read the full review click here
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FIVE STARS
"The relationship between RJ and Summer is highly erotic. . ."
I had to go back to check that this is fictional because the details are so real.
For the full review, click here
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“Wow. This was a dark read. Steamy and hot. . ."
Definitely a read not to be missed.
For the full review, click here
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FIVE SIREN STONES
“The twists and turns in the plot make this story really hard to put down. Tina Donahue does an amazing job with a subject that is seldom talked about."
I was happy to see that Tina Donahue wrote of a realistic recovery and aftermath after something so traumatic. In His Arms will stay with you when you are finished and leave you with hope.
Full review here
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Rating: You Gotta Read
(You Gotta Read - Our highest rating - very few books will earn this award)
"In His Arms is an intense and emotional read."
Tina Donahue writes a very compelling story that grabs a hold of your attention right from the start and doesn't let go until the very end. I was taken on an emotional roller coaster ride right along with the characters. Which kept me turning the pages to see just what would happen next. In His Arms is well written and the characters are full of depth and emotion making this a book that should not be missed.
Full review here
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FOUR & A HALF STARS
"In His Arms was a very good story! The plot was well thought out and the characters were honest. What more can you ask for?"
Stefani - JERR (Just Erotic Romance Reviews)
Overall, I enjoyed In His Arms very much, and would happily recommend it to those who like an actual story with their sexy reads.
To read the full review, click here
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FOUR CHERRIES
“Once I started this book I could not take my eyes from the screen. The events as they unfolded had me both riveted and enamored."
Sweet Pea - Whipped Cream Reviews
I could so easily put myself in these characters’ shoes, and feel the emotions behind their actions. Quite a few times I had tears streaming down my cheeks. This is a fabulous, emotional book well worth the money and your time.
Full review here
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“I thought it was a good read, & enjoyed the whole thing."
Patrizia - The Pen and Muse
Skilled writing, excellent descriptive powers, & mind blowing sex – who could ask for anything more?
Full review here
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"Tina did a great job of putting you right in the seat of a very hard situation.  Sucking me in and not letting me go till the very end."
This book was well worth the read.  I eagerly await the next one from this author.
For the full review, click here
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Lush Velvet Nights


"Every so often, an author comes along that knocks my socks off. I know this phrase is used often, but I honestly mean it when I say Ms. Donahue’s prose wowed me and left my feet bare. What a beautiful turn of phrase she has, an exquisite voice that drew me in so I devoured every word. I didn’t leave my seat for one second. Not for a visit to the bathroom, for food, to answer the door."
I loved this book. Loved the voice. Loved the style. After reading, I passed my sentiments to Miz Love and posed the questions: What if a book deserves higher than a Top Pick? What if Top Pick just isn’t enough? What if I’m so floored that I need to give an author that much extra recognition? And so the new review award was born. The Golden Nib. Given to books that knock our socks off.
To read the full review click here
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"Lush Velvet Nights has made it to my Reviewers Top Picks and is likely to stay there for quite some time.  Steamy sex, fantasy pleasures, and characters that pull you into their lives and their hearts will have you reaching for Lush Velvet Nights again and again.  This one is a must-read!"
Kim Earley - The Pagan  & the Pen
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  "A wonderfully engaging read to heat up any night, Lush Velvet Nights is a winner." FIVE ANGEL REVIEW
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FIVE STAR REVIEW
"Lush Velvet Nights hints at pure pleasure with fantasies fulfilled. Nathan and Adriana began to burn the pages with the sexual foreplay and when they finally have sex...OMG! Lush Velvet Nights is a great read.   Just beware of the massive amount of sexual heat you will experience!"
L.T. Blue - JERR (Just Erotic Romance Reviews)
Full review:
Title: Lush Velvet Nights Author: Tina Donahue Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Reviewer: L.T. Blue Rating:  5 Stars Heat Level:  O Adriana Greco can't wait to leave the negotiations to her legal team; she has a fantasy to get to. Adriana appears to be conservative on the outside, but on the inside is a woman who wants to be taken against her will and dominated sexual by a pirate, Viking, or any other marauder that will come her way. Nathan Wynn didn’t realize that he played a part in some of Adriana's fantasies as he negotiated the union's contract. Adriana finally gave up focusing on the meeting and began her weekend of pleasure. Just when things were starting to get good, Nathan decides to rescue her. Lush Velvet Nights hints at pure pleasure with fantasies fulfilled. The story does start off a bit slow and I began to wonder if I should continue to read it. However, after the second chapter the spicy foreplay between Adriana and Nathan started to heat up and the romance kicks into high gear. Adriana comes across as a woman who is in control of her life and fights for anyone or anything she wants. Nathan has been hurt before, never truly healing or forgiving himself. Nathan and Adriana began to burn the pages with the sexual foreplay and when they finally have sex...OMG! The heat, steam and friction provided a great day for my partner; I don't think he has recuperated yet. While Adriana longs to give up control, her desire to push Nathan's buttons was brilliant. There was bondage play, domination, anal and just can't wait to get to a bed sex. Oh yeah, there were some secondary characters that were more background noise for Nathan and Adriana.  Lush Velvet Nights is a great read.   Just beware of the massive amount of sexual heat you will experience!
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Rebecca Rose – Rebecca Rose Blogspot
FIVE BLUE ROSES
"I was expecting a great read when I purchased this story, but what I got instead was a tantalizing thrill. Thank you Tina Donahue, for a wonderful erotic romance with heart. It's well worth its FIVE BLUE ROSES!"
To read the entire review, click here
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Five Siren Stones
“Tina Donahue produced an erotic, love filled story that won’t disappoint. The characters, Adriana and Nathan, have sexual chemistry that scorches."
“The plot twists and turns will have you laughing, crying, and unable to stop turning the pages. Lush Velvet Nights is one erotic tale you won’t soon forget.”
To read the entire review click here
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"Tina Donahue pens another great tale of erotic love leaving the reader breathless and longing for more."
Brande - Book Junkie
Wow, still on fire with this one! Tina Donahue's  Lush Velvet Nights, her latest release from Ellora's Cave, is smokin hot and an emotional tug on your heart.
To read the full review click here
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4.25/5 Stars
"A sizzling story filled with erotic scenes from the real and imagined adventures of a lonely executive who delves into her inner vixen to find a connection with the sensual attorney who has been painfully rejected in a past relationship and consequently has erected concrete walls around his heart.  Keep a fan handy, the spice is incandescent and the chemistry between Adriana and Nathan irresistible."
To read the full review click here
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 4 Cherries
"Tina Donahue draws the reader into her world and keeps you entertained all the way to the end. Well-written and fast-paced this is a book that should not be missed. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will be on the look out for more books from this author."
Mistletoe - Whipped Cream Reviews
To read the full review click here
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"Not only was I in tune with the story because it is so wonderfully, perfectly written and the characters fully dimensional human beings, I was turned on by the gorgeous sexual descriptions, feelings and the way Nathan took Adriana."
Let me start off by saying that it is VERY HARD to get over Adored and Adam. There's a few lines in that book which still affect me when I read it for the fifth time and these are just parts of a conversation, the story is just forever imprinted. So when I read Lush Velvet Nights, whilst I knew from the excerpt it would be good and that it's written by the same author responsible for the awe I have for Adored, this is no ass kiss I'm serious, I wasn't expecting to have slightly red eyes after reading this. Not only was I in tune with the story because it is so wonderfully, perfectly written and the characters fully dimensional human beings, I was turned on by the gorgeous sexual descriptions, feelings and the way Nathan took Adriana. And took is a cheap word but to really take someone, that doesn't come cheap and that is not cheap. The ending of the book blew my mind.
Read the full review here
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FOUR STARS
“It’s been a long time since I’ve read some of the spicier romances out there (ha!) but I enjoyed this one. It was short, it was steamy and exactly right for what I was looking for."
Rowena - Book Binge
When I finished the book, I felt like I got a good feel on both Nathan and Adriana and overall, it’s an enjoyable read. I’d recommend it if you’re in the mood for something short and spicy.
Read the entire review here
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Deep, Dark, Delicious


AWARD OF MERIT - 2011 - HOLT MEDALLION CONTEST
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FOUR STARS - Romantic Times
"The vulnerability of the protagonists in this entertaining and addictive book lends an emotional element to the story. The moderate pace allows readers to fully absorb the finer details of the relationship. The sex scenes are frequent and simmer with sensuality."
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"This is a must read for those who love an emotional journey for both the hero and heroine. Do not miss out on your chance to read Deep, Dark, Delicious. I couldn’t put this story down from beginning to end, and fell in love with the characters. You’ll laugh, you’ll squirm, and by the story’s conclusion, you’ll be reaching for a box of Kleenex."
Fern - Whipped Cream Reviews -
(Nominated for Book of the Week by Whipped Cream Reviews)
Ay carumba! Never has a title to a story been so appropriate. Deep, Dark, Delicious is all of those things and more, with enough heat, intensity, and heart to get your blood pumping and your motor running.
To read the full review click here
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"The ending is emotional and for this romance reader was a tearjerker."
Seriously Reviewed - 17.5/20 (Story: 8.5  - Presentation: 9)
This delicious tale did more than whet my appetite for Rafael Zayas, it made me want to sample the wonderfully described cuisine. Not only were the setting and characters richly portrayed, but I felt the Cuban culture come alive not only in Eden and Rafe, but also Rafe’s family. The catalyst to toss these two together was clever. Eden was so outwardly strong. Beneath the façade, she hid her vulnerability. Rafe stripped her defenses and he stripped off her clothes. And well, for most of the story she isn’t dressed. Oh so fun. Her initial reservations only added to her submission. This story isn’t your typical D/s book. It’s not overt. The submission for Eden is in trusting herself. Emotionally damaged, she doesn’t know how to trust what she feels, or believe in what anyone else might possibly feel for her. It was all so tragic yet beautiful when she finally risks her heart for Rafe. The ending is emotional and for this romance reader, was a tearjerker.
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FIVE STARS   “Deep, Dark, Delicious”, is a sexual culinary delight; the novel beings with a hot and sultry simmering tone then roars in to a raging bonfire of purely sexual ecstasy.
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"Today I'm reviewing the ever talented Tina Donahue. I've never been much into Erotic reads because the language turned me "Off", pun intended! But after reading her Deep, Dark, & Delicious I found myself seeing erotic romance in a new light! Thank you Tina!"
Rebecca Rose - Rebecca Rose Blogspot
FIVE BLUE ROSES I was sad when this story ended. The characters remained in my head days, even weeks, after finishing. If you're an erotic reader or just a person that appreciates a great story with good ole lusty sex scenes, it's a story you must read.
Read the entire review here
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"The very talented Ms. Donahue demonstrates her ability to pen a story that seduces the reader with the descriptive delights that unfold throughout the pages. The author draws out every emotion and leaves readers with a true understanding of life and love all while steaming the pages with erotic and naughty thrills. Readers get everything they could want from this passionate tale that brings laughter and tears, joy and deep sighs with a delightful style!"
Shannon - The Romance Studio
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"Ok, let's cut to the chase here..... that title Deep, Dark, Delicious ...you know what you are going to get... a sinfully delicious and erotic story with two highly passionate lovers ."
Brande - Book Junkies - 4.5/5 rating
Watching their feelings for each other come to fruition captured me as each and every session together the compassion they felt for one another was obvious.
Read the entire review at: http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/
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FOUR LIPS        
"Tina Donahue has a really steamy sexy story with Deep, Dark, Delicious.  It made me laugh, cry, and want to cook something sinfully rich to eat. The chemistry will keep you reading and humor will bring you back for more. I know it did for me."
The character of Eden is a strong heroine that is determined to be her own person despite the odds against her.  Rafael is strong, sexy and had to work to get to be the wealthy man he is today. He never forgot he was once dirt poor and escaping Cuba on a rickety raft. The scars they both hold are hurdles they must overcome to find love and happiness in their lives. I found them both to be wonderful characters and really adored their story.
Read the entire review here
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"Grab a kitchen towel to mop up the sweat.  Tina Donahue has penned an erotic contemporary novel that ups the ante on hotness and domination.  Rafe is dominant, suave, and knows what he wants. *sigh* The scene in Eden’s kitchen is enough to make me buy a longer table, I might mention."
Talia Ricci - Joyfully Reviewed
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"Deep, Dark, Delicious is a passionate treat for many erotica readers!"
From the first page Tina Donahue creates an electrifying heat between Eden and Rafe that drew me in like no tomorrow. All the wicked, the forbidden and the fantasies were just around the corner for Rafe and Eden. I was just as eager as they were to explore the limits of what they desired.
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"After reading Deep, Dark, and Delicious, I want a Rafe of my own. Sexy, charming, committed, rich, and a chef. Really, what more could a girl ask for? Add a flawed heroine into the story and it became a sigh-worthy book. If you are looking for a fun, sexy, and sweet contemporary, this is the book for you!"
Lillie - I Do Not Want to Wait, I Want the Book Now __________________
"This story is not only a simple BDSM book, it is definitely more than just that. It's all about inner insecurities and how to deal with them. OMG this book is spicy to say the least. It has the perhaps longest and most torturing sex scene ever. I really thought I would explode. Soooooo good."
Susi Sunshine – The Geeky Bookworm
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ADORED


FOUR STARS - Romantic Times
"This well-paced story begins with a surprising erotic moment that happily jump-starts the central relationship."
Michelle Wiener - Romantic Times
Read the entire review here
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Second Place Winner - NEC RWA Contest
JUDGES' COMMENTS ON ADORED:
"I really, really loved this book and it's the best erotica I've read in several months - the relationship between the main characters felt genuine to me."
"The best book in this category that I’ve read all year."
"I am happy to have discovered this author and will look for more books from this author."
"One of the three best books in this category that I’ve read this year." ____________
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Reviewer: Alberta
Review: Donahue is a new author to me, and I’ll certainly look for more of her work. I read this one, and Deep, Dark, Delicious this week, and if incredibly sexy, plus a touch of domination is something you love, be prepared for several hundred pages of both! They are well written, with good character development, a certain amount of humor, good descriptive powers and above average continuity. The sex scenes are so hot a volcano would seem tame beside them. I like the fact the women are smart and accomplished in their chosen fields, and the men appreciate the women’s talents and nurture and promote them. In Adored, Danni and Adam are in the women’s sexy lingerie business, and they come together when her firm is taken over by his. The resulting problems of the takeover are overshadowed by their affair, but are nevertheless well handled. Looking forward to the next one!
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Five Siren Stones - Siren Book Reviews
"Danni’s sexy fantasies were extremely erotic and imaginative."
Stacey Krug - Siren Book Reviews
This book pulls you right in at the beginning, and doesn’t let you go until you’re finished. The relationship progression and turmoil Adam and Danni experience is realistic, making it that much more alluring. Danni’s sexy fantasies were extremely erotic and imaginative. The characters and plot have the reader wanting to find out what happens next. Based on this book, I can’t wait to read Tina Donahue’s other creations.
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"An engaging tale filled with serious emotions, lighthearted moments, and incredible sex."
Bonnie Jean - The Romance Studio
Danni DeWitt has wanted Adam Farrell for years. When the opportunity to hook up with him at a trade show comes along, she jumps at the chance. Then she goes home, only to discover he's her new boss! Adam wants Danni for much more than just one night. But when her job is jeopardized, he keeps the news from her, hoping to "fix" the situation before she finds out. However, something this big can't be kept a secret for long, and when Danni finds out - she's crushed. Can she ever trust Adam again? Ms. Donahue has managed, with Adored, to write 100 plus pages of great sex - without it becoming boring or repetitive. However, the love scenes don't eclipse the underlining story, which is a unique twist on a familiar scenario. The author kept the secondary characters to a minimum - although I liked the few she did introduce - and kept the main focus on the hero and heroine.
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“. . .the fantasy scenes are that hot and the real love scenes between Danny and Adam are even hotter. A truly beautiful love story.”
Danni has had it with guys. She has watched her father be unfaithful to her mother for years, then had the misfortune to fall into the same type of relationships herself. Until she can find the man worthy of her trust, she’ll just stick with her fantasies of being adored. When she crosses paths again with Adam Farrell  (business rival and star of her erotic daydreams) at a trade show in Vegas, one night of fantasy turns into reality before they part ways and head back to their regular lives. Six weeks later, Danni discovers that Adam is no longer her business rival. He is now her boss. While Danni can understand why he kept this information from her, she feels like he is still holding something back and those doubts begin to create problems in their budding relationship. Adam has wanted Danni for years and their one night in Vegas will never be enough. Working for the same company should erase most of the problems but from day one, Adam is put in a position where he can’t win. Does he continue to lie to a woman that already has trust issues, even if it’s for her protection, or does he come clean and risk losing her forever? By the time I had reached page 10 of Adored, I had already bumped up my A/C. Yes, the fantasy scenes are that hot and the real love scenes between Danni and Adam are even hotter. But that’s not what made this book a keeper for me, although it’s a really nice bonus . This book is all about the emotion. Danni’s fear, Adam’s determination, and the love they share creates an engaging story, from beginning to end. Ms. Donahue has written a very realistic portrayal of how our pasts can influence our futures and how it is possible to overcome that past. A truly beautiful love story.
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"Fantastic!"
Tina Donahue made me cry. She did really! She made me cry all the way through the end of Adam & Danni's story and a little at the beginning too. In Adored, Adam and Danni are both at a Trade Show in Vegas, having known each other and been polite and friendly for a couple of years while working for different companies. Danni has lusted after Adam for some time. Not acting herself, she gives him a little show of her own in the audience during one of the runway shows. Little did she know she was doing it, which is the great part, she thought she was hidden as she pleasured herself while everyone watched the show. Everyone but Adam that is. He was watching Danni, much to her mortification. And it just gets better and better from there because Adam isn't about to let her out of his grasp now. My first tear shed when just in the elevator Danni reveals her fantasy to Adam, loving the fast paced way Ms. Donahue advances their confrontation of mutual attraction, it was a really pivotal scene for me as Danni reveals a little more than a fantasy to him, she reveals a little bit of Danni too. . . from the opening chapter of this book I was captured by Danni's heart and her one desire to be adored, loved and respected. Watching Adam struggle over and over with his dilemma trying to fix things his way was entertaining and heartbreaking at the same time with both characters capturing you and snaring you in their web of love and desire. The drama is just as delicious as the sex!
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"This was a red-hot page-turner. . .Great late night read!"
Hot! Hot! Hot! This was a smoking hot read. Danni is at the top of her field in designing risqué lingerie. After two bad relationships, she has decided to focus all her attention on her sexual fantasies. Adam is the new president of her company. He is faced with 2 challenges. First to saving Danni's job from his budget cutting boss and secondarily proving to Danni that he is the only man that will be featured in her fantasies. This was a red-hot page-turner as readers are given an up close and personal view of Danni and Adam reenacting her fantasies. The BDSM is mild if you can even call light spanking and being tied to the bed BDSM. Tina Donahue does a wonderful job of weaving a story of romance and love around the sex as a bonus. Great late night read!
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"Adored is a sexy romance with some great love scenes and two characters you can’t help but like. . .I found Adored to be a very satisfying read."
Adam and Danni are beyond hot and heavy and so very compatible in the bedroom. Danni is in for a shock when she finds out that Adam is her new boss. And things are about to get even more complicated because Adam’s employer wants to cut costs and Danni may be the one sacrificed. Adam wants keep Danni in her job as well as seduce her and keep her in his life, because he knows when Danni finds out that she may be let go, she’ll be devastated and turn her back on him.
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"I loved this!"
Angelika Devlyn - Alternative-Read.com
Tina Donahue has written an engrossing story in which she cleverly places two sensual characters in an awkward situation where they both struggle with their feelings towards each other. . . I found this memorable eroticism at it's very best. Read it and squirm with pleasure.
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“These two really made me sweat. Their chemistry is unbelievably hot and very imaginative."
Susi Sunshine – The Geeky Bookworm
I loved the build up and the back and fourth these two experienced through the whole book. . . I recommend this book to everyone who loves his contemporary romance spicy.
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"Adored is a good and enjoyable read."
AngelWings - Romance Alley
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"I love this book."
I just read it right now and this is so what I want from erotica. Something that pushes you in any way and gets to you; it got to me. The writing is amazing. I love the cover too, exquisite. I'd seen it for some time on the publishers but decided to buy it for the light bondage factor. It's incredibly romantic but earthy too. Adam- of course, Adam and Eve. I don't know if that was intentional. Well this novel stuns me. It's beautiful. It's raw and the woman, the heroine is amazing.
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CLOSE TO PERFECT

“Laced with humor. . .fluffy, frothy, fancy-free fun.”
From Booklist
When a popular tabloid prints photographs of hunky Miami real estate mogul Josh Wyatt emerging from his private swimming pool in the buff, he decides to advertise for a bodyguard. Ex-cop Tess Franklin works for her dad's security company. Even though she's highly trained and proficient in the martial arts, she isn't Josh's idea of an enforcer, and, frankly, he feels as protective toward her as she does toward him. It's lust at first sight, with chemistry sizzling between them from the get-go. However, acting on their feelings is stymied over and over by Tess' father's staff and friends, who are dead set on keeping her away from this wealthy playboy. Laced with humor and ongoing jokes regarding the couple's mutual frustration; the legion of female fans who want to see more of Josh, literally; and Josh's puzzlement as to where Tess keeps her pistol, Donahue's eventually erotic romance is fluffy, frothy, fancy-free fun. Shelley Mosley Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reservedClose to Perfect – “. . .a charming yet steamy tale of romance.”
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From: ROMANCE REVIEWS TODAY, Reviewer Kathy Samuels http://www.romrevtoday.com/
Florida Keys - Present Day For most men, receiving panties in the mail along with kinky invitations would be something to celebrate.  For Josh Wyatt, it's a source of utter embarrassment, especially since the instigation of the onslaught is a naked picture of him leaving his pool snapped by a trespassing paparazzo and published on the front page of a tabloid.  After growing up poor and working hard to get to his current stature as one of Florida's leading real estate moguls, Josh never expected to be the subject of tabloid fodder.  Now, with his secretary telling him to lighten up and his attorney advising him to get a bodyguard to prevent erroneous lawsuits from women who'll claim all kinds of things if Josh is ever in a room alone with them, something the former construction worker cringes at, Josh's life is about to change again, and not for the better in his opinion. Then Tess Franklin enters his life. Ex-cop and private security specialist Tess Franklin is going against her father's wishes by seeking out Josh Wyatt.  Having seen -- okay, ogled -- the photos in the tabloid, Tess is determined to offer her services as a bodyguard. A high profile case like this can help get her father's security business off the ground, despite his protestations against publicity seeking celebrities. But one look into Josh's eyes and his panty melting stare (did she say that out loud?), and Tess is convinced that the pictures are a source of embarrassment for him. Too bad she can't stop looking at them...or at him. Josh is determined that Tess will be more than his bodyguard.  Unfortunately, with her services comes an overprotective father and a bevy of his ex-cop friends, equally determined that Josh keep his hands to himself.  Here begins a courtship full of sizzling foreplay, media lights, and maybe, just maybe, a love that can stand the test of time. CLOSE TO PERFECT is a charming yet steamy tale of romance.  Josh Wyatt is close to the perfect man.  He's an ex-construction worker, so he can fix things around the house; a great cook; he used to be poor and a man had to eat, and now he's rich and can have and do anything he wants (where do I get one of them?).  Although he tries to remain true to his roots, at the end of the day, money does change you a bit, and Josh has to fight some of his controlling tendencies. Tess has always gone against the grain and her father's desires.  First, by becoming a cop, and then by becoming a bodyguard. Although you never get to see Tess use any of her combat-related skills, it is fun to watch Josh try to figure out where she's hiding her gun (she's never without it) when she's wearing very little.  At times, both protagonists can be a bit childish and unprofessional, but it doesn't detract too much from the tale. Secondary characters include Tess's father and his friends and Josh's secretary Peg and attorney Alan. In their own way, all of these characters push Tess and Josh closer together. There is a secondary romance between Tess's father and Peg, but Tess and Josh take center stage.  As for the romance, well, that goes from sizzle to flash fire almost immediately.  One scene in particular -- a dressing room of a store -- will have readers dashing out into the snow to cool off. For those cold wintry nights, curl up next to the fire and indulge in CLOSE TO PERFECT. It'll warm you from the inside out.
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Close to Perfect – “. . .engaging contemporary romance”
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Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
The paparazzi salivate over obtaining photos of Florida real estate hunk Josh Wyatt. When some enterprising member of that tabloid photo club gets pictures of a naked Josh leaving his secluded Florida Keys swimming pool and prints them in the Keys Confidential, he feels his privacy has been invaded. The moments he is not irate Josh wonders how the photographer accomplished the feat. However, his biggest concern is he is now the pin-up of women across America; some of whom seem to be stalking him to set him up for a lawsuit. He hires a bodyguard from Privacy Dynamics, Inc, former police officer Tess Franklin, who is to pretend that she is his girlfriend. The job is a snap to keep the mogul safe from the "badder girl" crowd wanting to either go naked with Josh or compromise him in such a way that he would have to pay them off. However, no one warned her that his nude posing does not do justice to the real thing. CLOSE TO PERFECT is an engaging contemporary romance starring a beleaguered likable but humiliated male and the woman hired to protect his body from opportunist females. However, Tess after meeting the hunk wonders who will protect him from her while Josh debates how she could hide a gun in the clothing that outlines her perfect body. Readers will enjoy this fun romp that showcases the impact of the media on the privacy of celebrities even those who prefer not to be in the news ever.
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Close to Perfect –
“. . .a great tale that readers are sure to enjoy”
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5 By Angel, ROMANCE JUNKIES http://www.romancejunkies.com/artman/publish/article_4397.shtml
Tess Franklin used to be a cop, but now she is in to protection.  When she gets a job protecting Josh Wyatt she figures why not, but she never thought that Josh would melt her like a wax candle.  The best way to protect him is to pretend to be his girlfriend and with a man like Josh that’s no problem, but what will happen when it’s time for her to leave? Josh Wyatt worked hard to get where he is, so when tabloids start snapping very personal pictures of him he knows it’s time to get a little protection.  He never expected Tess though, and now he knows she may have been the woman he has been looking for all along.  Tess is determined to do her job, but can Josh figure out a way to convince her that they can have a personal as well as professional relationship? CLOSE TO PERFECT is a great tale that readers are sure to enjoy, and the interactions between Tess and Josh are incredible and full of sparks and fire.  The love scenes are amazing and sensual, and the story line will have readers laughing out loud. Tina Donahue has done an excellent job of creating two characters that readers won’t soon forget, and leave them panting for more from this wonderful author.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for her next adventure.
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Close to Perfect – “. . . entertaining and so very sexy!” By Lori Sears, Romance Reader’s Connection  -Rating - 4 Josh Wyatt was caught with his pants down, completely down, as in nude. Unfortunately, a popular tabloid captured him on film and plastered his derriere for the entire world to gaze at. Normally, nudity wouldn't bother Josh, but all the freaks are coming out of the woodworks and stalking him. He likes women, but this has gotten out of hand. What he needs is a bodyguard. Tess Franklin just happens to fit the bill. Tess is an ex-cop who has experience with hand to hand combat, martial arts, and FBI training. After viewing Josh in the tabloid, she also thinks he is really HOT! Josh only has one thought, where does she keep her gun? He figures that Tess will make a great bodyguard, but he wants her to pretend to be his girlfriend in public. He also wants her to live with him, after all how can she protect him if she isn't with him 24/7. Tess's dad is livid and he plans to have his security dogging every step they take. Donahue's CLOSE TO PERFECT is entertaining and so very sexy! Josh is constantly on the make and Tess is encouraging him. Of course, as his bodyguard, a relationship is out of the question. So Josh plans to use his entire arsenal to get the girl of his dreams. The reader will enjoy the fireworks in this story. It is lighthearted reading and is the perfect story to lose yourself in.
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Close to Perfect – “. . . tons of sensuality, and a steamy story that will have you avidly reading long into the night.” Nadine St. Denis, Romance Junkies Reviewer Having his bodacious buns plastered in a popular tabloid is just way too invasive, not to mention damned embarrassing! How is Josh Wyatt going to fend off the flood of propositions from every single woman in the county? He might need a bodyguard. Tess Franklin might have all the right credentials to be a bodyguard, but with her heart-stopping face and luscious figure, she has to work even harder to prove she is up to the job. Landing real estate mogul Josh Wyatt would not only be great for the bank account, but prove to everyone especially her father, a retired cop, that she is good. Will she be up to the task? Real estate tycoon Josh Wyatt knows that with wealth come problems as well. But having his privacy invaded in the most humiliating way, is going too far. When his personal assistant and lawyer try to convince him that he might need a bodyguard, until the hoopla dies down, he balks.  Until he gets his first glimpse of Tess. Her beauty draws him in, but it’s her gutsy attitude and tough exterior that convinces him, that he might just need her after all. Keeping the paparazzi and lust-crazed women away is not going to be a problem. Posing as his girlfriend? Well, that might be a problem. Because even though she knows not to get involved with a client, Wyatt’s extremely delectable male magnetism might prove to be too much of a temptation. Tina Donahue will tickle your fancy with her impressive characters; tons of sensuality, and a steamy story that will have you avidly reading long into the night. This novel is definitely CLOSE TO PERFECT.
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Close to Perfect – “Donahue achieves success with everyday characters whose relationship starts with a kiss & ends with a walk on the wild side.”Romantic Times:
Title: CLOSE TO PERFECT
Author: Tina Donahue Publisher: Brava Published: December 2005starstarstarstar
Type: Contemporary Romance
If Josh Wyatt was surprised to find himself naked and on display in the tabloids, he was even more surprised to find that dark-haired beauty Tess Franklin was the perfect bodyguard for him. But helping his bodyguard fend off the advances and lawsuits of lust-stricken women proves to be much easier for Josh than fending off his lustful feelings for Tess. Struggling to remain professional, and also under the watchful eye of Tess' father/boss, they begin the dangerous game of mixing business with pleasure. Donahue achieves success with everyday characters whose relationship starts with a kiss and ends with a walk on the wild side. Striking descriptions and tenable situations bring Close to Perfect close to home for romance readers. (Dec., 335 pp., $14.00) —Jennifer Madsen
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Close to Perfect – “a fabulous read”starstarstarstar
Josh Wyatt is in need of a bodyguard after he is inundated with propositions when revealing photos of him are printed in the newspaper. Josh is instantly captivated by applicant Tess Franklin and it helps that her resume is impressive. The more time Josh spends in Tess’s company the more he becomes convinced that their relationship might not be a temporary one. Bodyguard Tess Franklin decides to apply for the position as Josh Wyatt’s protector against her father’s wishes. Tess is also caught off guard by her instant attraction to Josh and is unsure if she will be able to behave in a professional manner when Josh requests that she keep her reason for being with him a secret by posing as his girlfriend. Not even the disapproval of her father or the fact that Tess and Josh are playing make believe will keep them from turning their invented relationship into reality. Close to Perfect was a fabulous read. The attraction between Tess and Josh was palpable and will have readers sighing in ecstasy at their sexual magnetism. I found both Josh’s willingness to gain the approval of Tess’s father in regards to their relationship and Tess’s willingness to follow her heart despite what others are saying to be touching. I very much look forward to reading more of Tina Donahue’s work. Tina Donahue is a fantastic writer that will have readers reaching for something to cool them down as well as smiling throughout the book. Close To Perfect Copyright @ 2001-2004 A Romance Review All Rights Reserved.
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Close to Perfect – “. . . a wonderful story that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next.”
Sherry, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/CloseToPerfect.html
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Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books Rating: 4 Cups
Josh Wyatt is a real estate developer. He is furious when his privacy is invaded; private, naked moments in his pool are on display in a tabloid called Keys Confidential. Although this gained him the title of Most Delectable Hunk, his attorney is determined to hire Josh a bodyguard. Tess Franklin is a bodyguard with her father’s business: Privacy Dynamics, Inc., specializing in protecting celebrities from the paparazzi. A former cop, Tess is more than qualified for the job, although her father would prefer she do something less dangerous — like dancing. Tess always loved dancing, but she loves her job more and could never give it up. Tess meets Josh and cannot stop staring at him, mesmerized by the perfect man. She understands the tabloid labelling him a ‘delectable hunk’. Not believing this beautiful woman is qualified to be a bodyguard, he tells her she must pretend they are involved, to discourage ladies vying for his attention. She must also move into his house immediately. They fight their attraction to one another until a story breaks in the tabloids about another celebrity. Tess realizes her time with Josh is ending. She is determined their last night together be one that lasts in their memories forever. Fireworks explode and the sex is very heated. Will this be their only night? Will a misunderstanding separate them? Will they realize they love each other before it is too late? Ms Donahue has written a wonderful story that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. The emotions in this book will take you on a roller coaster ride. Josh has a hard time learning money does not buy everything, especially love and happiness. You have to earn it, learn how to express it, and live life to the fullest. Close to Perfect will show you how. 
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Close to Perfect – “Cute story. . .I enjoyed it.”http://madshouse.typepad.com/mads_house/2006/02/index.htmlCLOSE TO PERFECT <B, Warm> ***Cute story...my first by this author and I enjoyed it. Heroine is a bodyguard who gets hired to protect the hero when pictures of him get splashed all over the tabloids and the ladies start stalking him. <G>
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TAKE MY BREATH AWAY

From Booklist Take My Breath Away
“Fans of Lori Foster will enjoy Donahue's light, sexy romp.”
Writer-director Cole Ryder dreads meeting Thaddeus Leigh's niece, Ariel, but he's a visitor on Leigh's Isla de Delicia (Isle of Delight), so there's no escape. But Ariel, much to Cole's surprise, turns out to be a strong, beautiful woman who is able to pilot her own helicopter. As far as Cole can tell, Ariel's major flaw is the fact that she wants to change the script of his movie. In his version, a handsome marine (someone like him) saves a damsel in distress. In her version, a superwoman (someone like her) saves a clueless, stranded politician with her keen survival skills. Finally, Cole agrees to follow her script step-by-step in a real-life, jungle situation to see if her changes would actually work. Fans of Lori Foster will enjoy Donahue's light, sexy romp. Shelley Mosley Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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Take My Breath Away – Romantic Times Review – an RT Top Pick –
“Sexy, witty dialogue and a provocative erotic plot make Donahue's latest a steamy delight.” Title: TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Author: Tina Donahue Publisher: Brava Published: May 2005
Contemporary Romance Take My Breath Away
Director Cole Ryder's next action-adventure film takes place in the tropics, an unfamiliar environment for this ex-Marine.  He seeks help from Ariel, a sexy survival expert who knows the rainforest inside and out. When this tropical beauty agrees to spend a few days and nights in the rain forest with him, Cole begins thinking more about romance under the stars than survival. Ariel's overprotective, wealthy uncle puts a glitch in Cole's plans, however. He threatens to end Cole's burgeoning career if he touches, seduces, or tempts Ariel in any way.  Romancing Ariel could mean kissing his career goodbye, but it might be worth it. Ariel knows that because of her beloved matchmaking uncle, Cole will find her irresistible.  Her uncle wants a "real" man for Ariel, one who will give her undying love and everlasting fidelity. Ariel's not sure that kind of man exists outside of fairy tales, but then again, she's never met a man like Cole. The fun begins when a beguiling heroine coaxes a seductive ex-Marine into a tropical paradise.  Sexy, witty dialogue and a provocative erotic plot make Donahue's latest a steamy delight. (May, 320 pp, $14.00)  -- Susan Mitchell Take My Breath Away – Blether Book Review – Rating: 9 out of 10
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“. . .a fabulous funny sultry story.” Take My Breath Away by Tina Donahue Category: Fiction / Romance Rating: 9/10 Reviewer: Harriet Klausner Review Take My Breath Away Tina Donahue Kensington Brava, May 2005, $14.00 ISBN: 0758210787 Former marine, Hollywood director Cole Ryder decides he needs a better understanding of survival in the tropics to bring reality to his next action flick. He arranges first hand research with survival expert Ariel Leigh as his guide for three days and nights in Paradise. However, upon seeing his hostess, Cole thinks more of romance rather than adventure though her wealthy influential uncle warns Cole that Ariel is forbidden fruit and to stay away from his beloved niece or watch his film career end. Ariel begins showing Cole survival techniques that tempt Cole beyond anything he ever wanted, her kisses burn his insides so that he wonders if he will survive this trek and has no regard for his movie future as all he can think of is Ariel in his arms and more. Cole does not fear her uncle, but is totally frightened by his feelings and needs for Ariel. However, she believes males except for her relative are fickle with no endurance for the long term. Cole seems different, but one last torturing temptation will determine if he is the one to bring paradise to Ariel as he already owns her heart. The exotic location enhances an erotic plot starring two individuals who heat the pages. The story line combines intelligent yet absurd humor with torrid antics as the lead couple amusingly banters back and forth; even when the event seems innocent there is a double entendre; for instance no one will ever go fishing again without thinking of Ariel’s “catch”. Tina Donahue provides her audience with a fabulous funny sultry story.
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Take My Breath Away - “Tina Donahue’s first single title is unusual, uncluttered, fun and with an exotic locale and a heady sexual tension Take My Breath Away is sure to please, tease and entertain.” Reviewed by Kris Alice for A Romance ReviewstarstarstarstarEx-Marine Cole Ryder is not allowed to touch, seduce or lead on Ariel Leigh. Ariel’s overly protective uncle is more than prepared to haul Cole’s ass off his tropical island should he hurt her in any way. Working on his first feature film, Cole needs the uncle’s goodwill to secure the island as prime location for the shoot. Laying eyes on Ariel doesn’t change that, but makes it more difficult. Ariel doesn’t believe in love, in a committed relationship, especially when it comes to the Hollywood types, the men and women so much like her parents. However, she’s more than willing to enjoy the three nights and days she’s got with Cole. Fascinated by his military background, she decides he might be man enough to respect her expertise and not to be intimated by her. Cole, only too happy to be challenged, is on for a chase through the rainforest, a commanding woman and a script ever changing. Were it up to him, the sex scene would be moved forward. Page 5 would be nice, especially as Ariel plans on reenacting the whole thing. However, Ariel knows that to guarantee the ultimate satisfaction one needs to savor the anticipation - while indulging in heated kisses, strong embraces and exploring hands. Ariel is an intriguing heroine. She manages to seduce Cole not only into her arms, but also into rewriting his whole script and following her lead. Taking his breath away with complete adoration for his person she allows him to excel at keeping her hot and satisfied at night. Readers looking for an alpha hero might be disappointed, as Cole is only too happy for Ariel to have her way. And so Ariel, secure in his respect and admiration, takes charge when it comes to providing food, shelter and protection. Tina Donahue’s first single title is unusual, uncluttered, fun and with an exotic locale and a heady sexual tension Take My Breath Away is sure to please, tease and entertain.
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starstarstarstarstarTake My Breath Away – “Wow, sweet romance and unforgettable jungle sex.” Reviewer: HorseChick (San Diego, CA, USA) -See all my reviews Super sexy story that's light and fun. I found myself lost on this tropical island, and I loved every minute! A fun romp through a tropical jungle where Cole Ryder's hot muscles and everything else pop right off the page. I rooted for Ariel right from the beginning and through to the end. She's cool, witty, and confident, and a real person from the start. After her share of heartbreak, she has definitely earned this love from an honest, solid man. Lots of saucy banter, tropical settings, and interesting tidbits on wilderness survival. The steamy sex scenes will make you wish you were the one with the diamond stars and flowing red hair cuz Cole Ryder is a serious, hot sexy hunk."
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WICKED WOMEN ON TOP

Let the Games Begin – Romantic Times Review – “a fabulously fresh and funny story.” Title: "WICKED" WOMEN ON TOP Author: Tina Donahue, Jen Nicholas, Jordan Summers Publisher: Brava Published: February 2005 Rating: Type: Contemporary Romance (Anthology) starstarstarstarLet the Games Begin – Tiffany isn't a betting woman, but in "Let the Games Begin," she's willing to put it all on the table in a high-stakes poker game to capture the attention of casino owner Nick Marlow. Donahue writes a fabulously fresh and funny story.  —Tanya Kacik
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About Judy: Reviews This book is HOT, February 21, 2005
"Wicked" Women On Top has three hot and spicy tales to get your pulse jumping. Let the Games Begin by Tina Donahue has Tiffany Taylor wanting to prove herself to her dads right hand man Nick Marlow. Nick makes a bet with Tiffany for control of the casino they both now work for, if he wins it's a night of passion. For Tiffany if she loses she still wins, for she has had a crush on Nick since they first met. Tiffany and Nicks chemistry snaps and sizzles. This anthology is the complete package. All three stories have hot chemistry and smoking passion. You can't go wrong with this book.
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“WICKED” WOMEN ON TOP Tina Donahue, Jen Nicholas, Jordan Summers Brava February 2005 ISBN # 0758209355 Anthology - Contemporary Romance Let the Games Begin – “Kudos to Ms. Donahue for writing a contemporary romance that shines.”
When Nick Marlow learns that his partner has given controlling interest of their casino to his daughter, Tiffany, Nick is sure he’s going to have to babysit her more than work with her. But seeing Tiffany Taylor again all grown-up and involved in the business, he realizes he’s about to enter into the most crucial game of his life. As Nick and Tiffany make high-stake bets on one another, they learn that sometimes it’s even better to “lose” than win.
“Wicked” Women on Top showcases three authors who are exceptional writers. Tina Donahue is one author I am sad to say I have never had the pleasure to read before, but I will be tracking down copies of the titles from her backlist. This author captured my attention to her work while reading Let the Games Begin. Nick and Tiffany are hot, electric and heart-warming characters. This story is fast-paced and takes a reader’s breath away. I loved the sass of Tiffany and the controlled nature of Nick. Together they light the world on fire! Kudos to Ms. Donahue for writing a contemporary romance that shines. ”Wicked” Women on Top has three wonderful contemporary romances within its pages that shouldn’t be missed. Each sports its own flavour and the stories are brought together nicely with action, passion, honest and sassy characters, and the writing talents of three authors who give their audience all they could want in romance. Jen Nicholas, Tina Donahue and Jordan Summers are three “wicked” authors on top of their writing. I can’t wait to read more from each of them in the future. Reviewed by Tracey West for The Road to Romance January 31st, 2005
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Romance Junkies WICKED WOMEN ON TOP is a wonderful book that combines the talents of three great authors. The stories are full of action, romance and passion, and will surely delight fans of the contemporary genre that like their characters with lots of guts and spunk. All three authors did an excellent job of creating stories that will keep the readers interested and turning the pages to see what happens next. A definite keeper in my opinion, this book is sure to delight readers even after they are done reading.
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By Romance Junkies Reviewer Angel Jaymi - Fallen Angel Reviews
Wicked Women On Top
Wicked Women On Top is another wonderful anthology put out by Brava. Anthology lovers will not want to miss these three heat packed stories. Let the Games Begin – “. . . readers are taken on a sexual adventure they are not soon going to forget.” Nick Marlow had tried to avoid Tiffany Taylor for as long as he could. After all, he wanted their first meeting to be on his terms. She was his boss’ daughter who now owned a bigger stock in the Piacere Casino than Nick himself did. Wanting to prove to her that he was the true boss, Nick makes a deal that one of night of gaming would determine who had the say so in the company. That one night will prove to be the hottest night of both of their lives. This story had very well developed characters in Tiffany and Nick. Miss Donahue did a wonderful job in giving enough backdrop into their past and why they both felt they deserved to be where they are. However, Tiffany’s emotions for Nick begin to show and readers are taken on sexual adventure they are not soon going to forget. Wicked Women On Top is a great addition to anthology lovers. Brava gives us three awesome authors with three stories that will leave readers wanting more. This reviewer cannot wait for the next installment of Wicked Women! Reviewed by: JoAnn http://fallenangelreviews.com/Interviews/May05-Jaymi-TinaDonahue.htm

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