TITLE: THE PASSION OF DARIUS
AUTHOR: RAINE MILLER
~A Blackstone Affair, Historical Prequel~ If you’ve read my contemporary series, you know all about Ethan Blackstone and his American girl, Brynne. The Passion of Darius is a part of their story. 
Somerset, 1837 
‘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… 
‘Ti amo, mia cara’ 
This is an erotic romance, intended for readers 18 years and older. Aspects of BDSM. 36,000 words.

This is the first historical romance book that I have actually finished, and I assure you it will not be the last. I was a little iffy about plucking a book from this genre because the few books I have encountered in the past struck me as a little bit boring and slowly paced, which is really not the kind of thing I enjoy reading. But then again it’s a Raine Miller book so I gave it a whirl…

The Passion of Darius is truly an excellent tale about love, acceptance and forgiveness with a great ensemble of characters whose individual stories all weave together perfectly over the course of the book. The writing is excellent (no doubt) and the storyline is beautifully constructed, not to mention the exceptionally beautiful cover that will capture your hearts in first glance.
This book had earned a firm seat on my keeper shelf and I highly recommend this book to ANY reader who enjoys reading historical romances. Trust me, even if you don’t normally read this kind of books, please do give this one a try. I did not find this book to be “boring” in the least and the historical tones that did surface were minimal and did not overpower the excellent story.

“Open up for me Marianne. You want this. You want me to touch you. Don’t be afraid, bella. I want to feel you…and so, you want the same.”

“You – you make me burn like f-fire! I – did – not – know… it would be like this.”

 
5 Captivating Stars. Here’s a little video I have prepared for you all. Enjoy!

Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books.

THE PASSION OF DARIUS
OTHER BOOKS OF RAINE MILLER

THE UNDOING OF A LIBERTINE
Amazon | B&N
NAKED (BOOK 1)
Goodreads | Amazon US | B&N | Kobo 
ALL IN (BOOK 2)
EYES WIDE OPEN (BOOK 3)
CHERRY GIRL (BOOK 3.5)
Blackstone Affair spin-off, yet can be a standalone
RARE and PRECIOUS THINGS (BOOK 4)