A Tortured Hero by Lila DiPasqua
Have you ever wanted something so badly, it was all you could think about? Have you ever had a dream, one that you’ve chased for years, that became your whole focus in life?
The hero in my Rapunzel retelling, UNDONE, Simon Boulenger, is a privateer fleet commander. He’s come a long way from his days as an orphan, born into the lower class. Left to starve. All he’s ever thought about, all he’s ever wanted was to climb out of poverty and never be that vulnerable to the upper class again.
Now, Simon is at last wealthy. But his dream to elevate himself from his station of birth—to be made a noble by the King, and an officer in the King’s official navy is dead. (Only nobles could be officers in this time period in history). For the longest time, Simon thought he could gain recognition for his naval efforts and the immense wealth his ships have provided the Crown. But he’s wrong. Worse, he’s caught in the crosshairs of some powerful men.
He wants to do the right thing, and walk away from it all, but the right thing is usually the most difficult thing to do.
And at the most tumultuous time in his life, he’s knocked off his feet by a beautiful woman. (Literally, she knocks this big sexy man to the ground, quite accidently of course. :)
The next thing he knows, he’s rescuing the beauty. Or so he thinks.
Simon is instantly intrigued by Angelica. He wants to know more about her. Yet this strong, alpha hero, who commands hundreds of men, and fourteen privateer ships, can’t get this one woman to tell him more than her first name. The longer he knows her, the more he discovers that the things he thought are true about her, are in fact oh so wrong. He gets to a point where he’s no longer sure what to believe about this mysterious beauty.
But there *is* one undeniable truth in all this—and that is the untamable attraction they have for one another. It’s intense. And the last thing either of them want. The more he tries to stay away and stay focused on his perilous mission, the more he wants to initiate her into his every carnal desire. . .Dare to step into my Fiery Tales world?
A Fiery Tale
Inspired by the tale of Rapunzel, Lila DiPasqua offers a new steamy, emotionally charged historical romance in the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series . . . Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning . . .
Maintaining her ruse as a commoner, and trusting no one has kept Angelica safe. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger lands her right where danger lies. Now, this sinfully handsome man with arresting blue eyes and a polished manner thinks he’s saved her life, when in fact he’s placed her in great peril. She’s intent on keeping him and everyone else at arm’s length. Yet, the smoldering attraction between them is difficult to deny. And impossible to ignore . . .
As commander of a number of privateer ships, Simon Boulenger dresses and speaks like an aristocrat, and has obtained wealth. But he is still not a noble. Or an officer in the King’s Navy. His lifelong dream to elevate himself from his station of birth and attain a respectable place in society is dead. Worse, he’s ensnared in a deadly scheme, and must get out. But how is he to stay focused on his dangerous mission when the mysterious beauty has him utterly intrigued? He can’t afford the distraction any more than he can resist the carnal hunger she stirs. Simon soon discovers that she’s not only a passionate soul mate, but a woman born into privilege. A woman he can never have. But they’re in too deep. Their hearts are at risk . . . as well as their lives.
NOTE: UNDONE is a Rock*it Reads book.
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Today Rock*it Reads launches their brand new column at Barnes & Noble—Love Rocks! We’re excited to be self-publishing and Love Rocks will be highlight great self-published romance novels we think you should know about. Come on over and check out LOVE ROCKS and perhaps discover some great new authors.
In celebration of our Love Rocks column launch, I’m giving away these books from my Rock*it Reads sisters:
Vanessa Kelly (writing with her husband as VK Sykes)–HOT NUMBER
Kris Kennedy’s upcoming self-published Rock*it Reads novella–CLAIMING HER (when it becomes available)
Joan Swan’s FEVER
Pamela Clare’s – Sweet
Monica Burns’s- Love’s Portrait
Stolen Fury by Elisabeth Naughton
And a signed copy of A MIDNIGHT DANCE from me!
Question: Read any books lately with a tortured hero? Any movies you liked with a tortured hero in it? One lucky commenter will win the above books.
To enter for the eight books above, just leave a comment answering Lila’s question. Book are in e-book or print form and open worldwide through April 25.