Loving Lies

Loving Lies

by Tina Donahue

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Deception knows no limits. Passion knows no bounds.

When she is kidnapped, Senorita Isabella knows the men have been sent by her uncle in a murderous attempt to control her family’s fortune. But when she is rescued by a dashing and mysterious warrior, Isabella can’t imagine why a stranger would risk his life for her—until she discovers her rescuer believes she’s someone else…

Fernando de Zayas loves nothing more than the cry of battle. Defying death is his way of life. But when he discovers his betrothed has been kidnapped, he rushes to her aid—never suspecting that spirited beauty would soothe his warrior heart…

With her uncle’s minions close on their heels, Isabella finds herself drawing closer to Fernando. But as the desire between them builds, her secret could keep them apart forever…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601835871
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Series: Dangerous Desires , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 227
Sales rank: 1,004,795
File size: 463 KB

About the Author

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Ellora's Cave, Samhain Publishing, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, and indie. Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Adored; Deep, Dark, Delicious; Lush Velvet Nights) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic romance, was chosen Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category) at the French review site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Deep, Dark, Delicious received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away captured second place in the NEC-RWA contest. And The Yearning was honored with an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. She's featured in the 2012 Novel and Writer's Market. Before penning romances, she worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company. You can find her online at www.tinadonahue.com, twitter.com/tinadonahue and facebook.com/DonahueTina1.

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Loving Lies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 in the Dangerous Desires series. When Señorita Isabella is kidnapped, she knows that her uncle is the person behind it. The only problem is that everyone thinks that she is her older sister, the heir to her father's estate, including the man that rescues her. When Fernando de Zayas learns that his betrothed has been kidnapped, he does everything in his power to get her back. Having not wanted this marriage, he is pleasantly surprised to fell an instant attraction for her. What happens when Fernando learns that the woman who he has fallen in love with is not the woman he believes her to be? This is my first book by Donahue and I definitely enjoyed it. Most of the historical romances I read include H/H from England, Scotland or the Untied States, so it was nice to get a different historical perspective as Isabella and Fernando were from Spain. The chemistry between Isabella and Fernando was almost instantaneous, which had Isabella trying to deny it as Fernando was meant for her sister. She struggles with this for most of the journey and then must deal with the effects of Fernando learning the truth about who she is... The next book in the series features the siblings of Isabella and Fernando, whom we meet in this story. It will be out in May. I can't wait to read it! Thanks go out to Kensington Books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
First in a new and sizzling Medieval Romance, "Dangerous Desires" series. WOW! "Loving Lies", is sizzling with sensuality, passion, lust, mistaken identity, secrets, lies, and protecting family. A kidnapping, mistaken identity, being sold as a sex slave, a rescue, makes for some intriguing reading. Can lust and passion turn into romance and true love? Will the passion fade away to dust? Sparks fly between the H/H from the very beginning. Well written, with characters who are interesting and the storyline intriguing. I found "Loving Lies" to be compelling, enjoyable and satisfying to read! I can't wait for the next installment. *Received for an honest review* Rating: 4 Heat rating: Sizzling Reviewed by: AprilR
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This was a great read the name of the book fits this story well. They say you should always tell the truth but sometimes if you do it could get people killed. This story starts out with a bang and continues with one throughout the story. Isabella is at a slave auction trying to work out a way to escape when an old man comes up with a few tricks of his own and takes her way. Little does she know who he is and could even be the man her uncle sent to killer her. She must think on her feet to keep herself alive. When she finds out the truth is it is too late for her to come clean she still must protect her sister at all cost. They are on the run to stay alive with much danger around them. Isabella is a wonderful strong woman that will always put family first. Her first loyalty is to her sister there is nothing she wouldn’t do for her to keep her safe and happy. She takes her sisters place and is kidnapped than sold. This is one strong tough woman who is sassy, sweet, kind and loving. She knows how to fight and will stand her ground. Fernando is a true knight in shining armor who saved the day when he takes his betrothed back. There is no need to wait for love they will be married soon. Things are just not making sense Isabella is hiding something he is going to find out. She is one strong sassy lady and he is so lucky to call her his. This was a well written story that you will not want to put down. I thought at times it was a little longer than it needed to be. I loved the characters and the battles they fought together and against each other. I adore his brothers and can’t wait to read their stories. There are times you will laugh or smile and others where your heart breaks. I totally enjoyed this and look forward to reading more by this author
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This was a gripping story, hard to put down. Fernando made my heart strings sing. This was a man who rescued Isabella from becoming a concubine and an unhappy life. He admitted his attraction to her immediately, even though he mistakenly thought her to be his betrothed. He loved her spirit and headstrong ways, and worked at winning her over. Isabella lied to protect her sister from certain death at the hands of their uncle. Her loyalty to her sister and her struggle as to what was right and what was wrong kept me turning page after page. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next in the series. I had a chance to read this story in exchange for an honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Great historical read with lots of steam! Isabella has been kidnapped by her Uncles henchmen but little do they know she is the wrong sister. Fernando rescues Isabella thinking she is his betrothed and the chemistry between these two soon sizzles. Great story and hot sex scenes. Loved it!
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
From the first page Loving Lies, book one in the Dangerous Desires series, by Tina Donahue took off with its bold adventure and colorful characters. Wit, cunning and sassiness take readers on the fated course of love between the charismatic hero and heroine. Sensual in its ambiance, the author maintains a strong storyline throughout her novel that will hold readers to the very end and segues into the next story of this series. Ms. Donahue’s engaging writing and diverting tale will leave readers feeling their time was well spent in reading her work! *I received this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*