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Summary

This is an erotic romance, intended for listeners 17 years and older. Aspects of BDSM.

"Ti amo, mia cara".

The fine art of persuasion. Darius Rourke and his burning passion for a woman. The gentle Marianne... as beautiful as she is mysterious. When presented with an opportunity to make her his bride, Darius takes it, and knows Marianne will finally belong only to him. Or will she? Marianne carries a secret. Something she believes will prevent her from ever being worthy to be loved by any man - even the masterful Darius, despite the fact he captivates her utterly.

A look... A caress... A kiss... A brooding sensuality. A lushly passionate tale of lovers entangled in the discovery of each other's sins and secrets. As Darius and Marianne embark upon a journey together, they will find that learning to command is just as important as learning to surrender. A man who knows what he wants... A woman who needs him in order to know her worth...

©2014 Raine Miller Romance (P)2014 Raine Miller Romance

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  • Miranda
  • 15-06-17

Loved the story. Absolutely loved the narration.

Loved the story. Absolutely loved the narration. I Ioved that it was a split narration by characters during the story instead of at the end of chapters.

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  • Cheryl Scott
  • 04-11-17

Great book.

I loved it. just the right amount of romance and sexy hero in a short book.

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  • Mz Patchouli
  • 24-04-18

Hot Dark Erotic Love Story!

I've read books four times the length of this one, but they didn't have 1/4 the passion of this one. I will...I must read it again. This is not a typical taboo Victorian story written by Anonymous. This is a Victorian LOVE STORY! A very very HOT love story.

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  • Trisha
  • 16-03-16

Stupendous!!

A beautiful addition to the "Blackstone" books. It's amazing how things over the centuries tie everything and everyone together. The narrators were perfect and played the roles wonderfully. This is a must read if you listen to any of the other books by Raine... she is truly talented!!!

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  • Lexie
  • 28-03-15

Meh...

Ya, this was one of those books...nothing special. All my books are starting to read the same for some reason. Come on, all of you potential earth changing as we know it, authors...rally your vocabularies :). Readers are hungry. Give us something with substance... Give us something we can really sink our teeth into. Move us!

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  • AlexandraWoloszyk
  • 12-05-18

Quick but cute

Cute & Quick listen. Waited a Little too long to explain the one name though. Nice voice acting

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  • Jen B
  • 19-04-18

Beautiful and well performed!

I loved this audiobook. The artists were great and the book content does not disappoint.

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  • mary
  • 03-05-15

Amazing

Would you listen to The Passion of Darius again? Why?

Definitely. I loved this audio, everything about it. The voices, the story and the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The voices and the ability to make me feel so many emotions.

What does Shane East and India Baldwin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emotions and more depth to the characters. The accent too.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A beautiful story of redemption

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  • Kelly Hoskins
  • 10-01-15

Enchanting period love and passion driven.

Wonderful read. Great if you are hungry for appropriate behavior in love and wildly wonderful behavior in the bedroom. Kelly

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  • Tosh
  • 13-09-14

Not what I was expecting...twice.

What made the experience of listening to The Passion of Darius the most enjoyable?

This is the first audio book I have listened to. I liked the voices of both of the readers; Shane East and India Baldwin. I also liked how the characters were, which is what made this story the most enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked best about the story is how much alike my characteristics are to the heroine of the story. Not by physical description, but by personality. And I really liked how the hero of the story, Darius, is the kind of guy I would want to be with. His personality is so sweet.

What does Shane East and India Baldwin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoy the depth that Shane East and India Baldwin bring to the characters, particularly Shane East. His voice was pleasant to the ear, and made me believe he was this character. India Baldwin was also very good at portraying the personality of her character. I appreciated that she played the part believably.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I ended up getting this book for free through an Audibles deal and did not realize until after I had purchased it that there is BDSM in this story. I'm not a fan of BDSM, but was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was so mild that I didn't even know it was BDSM.

Also, I didn't realize how close to home those characters are. I'm not used to reading a heroine character that is a lot like me, and I am not used to reading about a hero character being a lot like the man I want to be with.

Overall, I loved the book, and most especially the audio version because the voices of both India Baldwin and Shane East portray the characters so well.

Any additional comments?

It would be wonderful if the actress always spoke the heroine's lines and the actor always spoke the hero's lines. Those were the only jarring, and sometimes laughable, moments that pulled me out of the story to consider how the actress/actor felt in real life saying these lines without laughing or becoming possibly nervous.