Thursday, July 25, 2013


A Daring Hearts Novel, Book Two
Grand Central
April 30th, 2013
Historical Romance
Paperback ARC
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher


Sebastian Hall indulges his passion for women and music yet neither overshadows the other but now with his eldest brother married, he can’t help but find himself in the crosshairs of his father who insists he find something more suitable to attract a proper bride. For Clara Whitmore, her crush for Sebastian was hidden deep in her heart so when she finds herself meeting him again, she can’t help but long to be the one within his arms. Can a marriage of connivance turn to something more between these two people?

I have to admit I really enjoyed A PASSION FOR PLEASURE and the author is a new to me author to explore. The story flows nicely at a nice pace and the characters are quite intriguing. I don’t think I ever read a story where the one character was a pianist as well as a male one at that. Ms. Rowan created a wonderful story with intriguing characters to fall in love with and I was eager for more once the last page was turned.

Clara is in desperate straits and when she meets her crush, Sebastian Hall, again she asks him for help. Sebastian has no idea who she is but he can’t help feeling attracted to Clara. Two opposites find their way to one another and find an unexpected love when they let go of their fears and secrets. I really enjoyed the way t his author created the thread to bring Sebastian and Clara together. Sometimes marriage of convience stories doesn’t work very well but in A PASSION FOR PLEASURE it was a perfect jewel to read. The connection between Sebastian and Clara grows slowly and lets the reader fall in love with them even as a few twists and turns completely had me gasping in shock-but in a good way. This is a new to me author and one that left me eager for more of her books to explore. The story flowed nicely, the characters grew within the story and the connection the reader gets with the characters is quite enjoyable.

A PASSION FOR PLEASURE is the second book in the Daring Hearts series and I am eager to read book one, A Study in Seduction. Ms. Rowan delivers a strong follow up to the first book and I am eager to see where she takes this series in the future. If you enjoy a wonderful written story about two strong willed people who find love amidst the pages, then try Nina Rowan’s A PASSION OF PLEASURE. I look forward to seeing where this author goes next.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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