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The Passion of Darius

Narrated by: Shane East, India Baldwin
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (371 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

‘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 the 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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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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Great book.

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

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Romance In Every Sense Of The Word!

Marianne is a sweet girl who holds guilt and a feeling of not deserving the good life.
Daris is a single man about a decade older than Marianne...but upon seeing her as a child and teenager developed an attachment...so left for a few years until she grew up and found he was still attracted to her.
Marianne’s mother has died and her father drank and lost money setting Daris up to convince Marianna to marry him.
Either feels like they really deserve each other..but always find a way to care and love each other.
The source of their self worth comes out and they deal lovingly with each other.
Love a romance that doesn’t have painful angst all the way through.
I truly love Raine Miller books.
Shane East is wonderful as always and aindia Baldwin has the sweetest lovely accent...Fantastic job by both.
Well worth the credit or money.

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  • Trisha
  • Ringle, WI, United States
  • 03-16-16

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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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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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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not for me

I didn't get past chapter 3 -it's sound like a pride and prejudiced historical novel -- not my type of reading.

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Meh

The story was boring and a little drab. I wouldn’t call it a Gothic romance at all. Aside from the year it takes place nothing else fits really. Maryann had little to no personality, and was just purely dumb. Her submissiveness was the most genuine and likable part of her. Darius is the perfect man. The sexy scenes were good though and the readers were great. Although listening to a man read as a woman at times during the steamy scenes gave me a good giggle.

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Duet narration would have made a huge difference!

Many reviews had negative comments about the narration. Shane East was wonderful but, India Baldwin did not perform the Hero’s voice masculine enough. If they would have done duet narration, where the female narrator does all the women’s voices and the male narrator did all the men’s voices, it would have made a very positive difference.

The story itself was well written and was likely the most complete 4 hour novel I’ve ever listened to. That being said, had this not been included in the Romance package, I never would have spent a precious credit on such a short novel. The novel was good but, it could have been great if it would have been twice as long.
-V from Kansas

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Wonderful

Wonderful love story that brought tears to my eyes while I was working at my desk. So glad I listened to this story.

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  • Jenny
  • 05-25-16

Good read

Great quick story.
Interesting how it fits in with the last book in the Blackstone story.
Great to hear Shane East again. He has an awesome reading voice.