- File Size: 815 KB
- Print Length: 230 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (February 16, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B010JYVY2Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,254,488 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Loving Lies (Dangerous Desires Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Isabella is kidnapped by her evil uncle's henchmen in the mistaken belief the she is her eldest sister Sancha. Fernando rescues her from the slave auction, also believing that Isabella is the eldest daughter to whom he is betrothed. As they travel together, their relationship develops quickly and they encounter many perilous situations. Can their relationship survive? I highly recommend reading this book to find out.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Fernando de Zayas rescues Isabella in time from being sold to the sultan’s harem. Fernando thinks the woman on the dais is his intended but does not remember her name. Isabella plays along as she’s wary of a possibility he might be one of her uncle’s agent come to finish her off. As Isabella realizes Fernando is Sancha’s betroth, she hides her true identity. Isabella’s loyalty to her sister’s protection by withholding identity and lying all through her escape is the major force in this book. The conflict, to protect both Sancha and Fernando from her uncle through all her lies, creates turmoil with her heart as she grows to love Fernando.
What I liked about this book: Plot line is believable. The heroine’s willpower and loyalty to her sister is admirable. The ending. Relief to the struggle and anguish felt for Isabella over the secret lie.
What I didn’t like about this book: Though there was a lot of sex, I didn’t feel the chemistry between these two was really affection. Isabella grows to love Fernando, I don’t know why, other than he’s handsome and is full of testosterone. I know it’s a medieval romance, but Fernando’s dialogue is stilted, awkward, and he’s curt when he speaks to Isabella like he’s a dom. His actions toward her are noble as he wants to protect her, but his delivery is all machismo and demanding, and I find him an unlikable character. And the lie? I think there was plenty of times Isabella could have divulged her secret.
I’ve read several books by Tina Donahue, I know how talented she is as a writer, and she writes sexy scenes like nobody’s business. Reviews are subjective and my opinion is my own, but Loving Lies just did not work for me, as my inner romantic girl did not get the fuzzy feeling over the hero and heroine. But I look forward to reading more of Ms. Donahue’s contemporary romances where she usually rocks it.
Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 3