In a pirate’s lair, nothing is as it seems . . .
Shipwrecked!When Royce Hastings is found washed up on the shore of a verdant tropical island, he tells the natives he is a merchant headed for Mozambique. The truth, however, is far more mercenary. Noble by birth, the once favored Royce has lost his fortune and family; now he is a hired henchman on the trail of an elusive pirate. His “shipwreck” was a fake. He’ll stop at nothing to infiltrate the island and capture his prey. His mother and sisters’ lives depend on it.
The last thing Royce expects is to be captured himself. But the lovely young woman who tends to his wounds in the tropics quickly takes hold of his heart. Simone is the island’s healer, and her skilled ministrations not only awaken his soul but disturb his conscience. His path has been predetermined; his identity must remain concealed at all costs. Yet the passion he feels in Simone’s sultry, loving arms cannot be denied. With his loyalties torn, Royce must make an agonizing, unthinkable choice. . . .
“The story is brimming with risqué retorts and searing sex scenes.” —Publishers Weekly on Passionate Pursuit
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After reading, First Comes Desire (Pirate's Prize #1), Book 2 interested me immediately. Days of Desire works great as a standalone novel, but I recommend both books! Days of Desire developed “the riches to rags story” and mixes it with villains we already know to create a suspenseful and action-filled romance. I loved the characters, the story, and the writing as much as I did in #1. I rate Days of Desire, by Tina Donahue, with an easy 3 Boundless Star Rating.
'Days of Desire' by Tina Donahue is Book Two in the "Pirate's Prize" series. This is the story of Royce and Simone. I have read the previous book but feel this can be a standalone book...but it does have the villain Benedict Bishop in this book. Bishop has been blackmailing the Noble Royce to do his bidding else he will hurt Royce's sister and mother. Royce seems to have not choice but to do as Bishop asked. Bishop has asked that Royce bring back Diana Fletcher and Tristan Kent whom we meet in the first book as the main characters....also he wants Peter Diana's brother. Royce pretends to have shipwrecked on the Island that Bishop believes they can be found on. But Royce didn't take into the fact that he would meet Simone the Island Healer nor that he would grow such strong feelings for her. In addition, he finds that he likes Tristan and Diana...but he has to fulfill the blackmail request. If he doesn't his family will be in certain danger that they won't be able to come back from. This was another exciting and hot read from Ms. Donahue. When I see her name attached to a book I know for sure that I will be getting a great story! Loved it. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Royce Hastings came from an Aristocrat household. He shouldn’t have had to make a deal with the devil. But, his father had left his family destitute, and Royce needed money to free his mother and sisters who were now indentured slaves. Bishop was a greedy, evil man and Royce should have known better than to have anything to do with him. But he didn’t, and now Bishop was blackmailing him. Royce was charged with finding the Island where Tristan, a famous pirate, and his wife, Diane, were hiding. Royce knew that Bishop planned on killing Tristan, making slaves of the Islanders, and taking Diane for himself. And if Royce didn’t deliver, Bishop would send his mother and sisters to a place far worse than they were in, now. As if Royce’s life wasn’t complicated enough, he had to go and fall in love with the Island’s healer, Simone, make friends with Tristan, his wife, and many Islanders. How could he bring Bishop’s evil to the Island, now? But, if he didn’t, what would happen to his mother and sisters? Days of Desire is an entertaining read. Fans of adult historical fiction romance will find this book enjoyable. Thank you, Kensington Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. (3.8 out of 5 stars)