An Account of the True Arts of Passion and the Perilous Adventure of Loveby Douglas C. Abrams
It was a time of discovery and decadence, when life became a gamble and the gold that poured endlessly into the port of Sevilla devalued money, marriage, and love itself. In the midst of these treacherous times, Juan Tenorio is born and then abandoned in the barn of a convent. Raised secretly by the nuns, he learns to love and worship all women and wants nothing more than to be a priest, until he falls in love with one of the sisters. When their affair is discovered, Juan leaves the Church forever. He is soon recruited to be a spy by the powerful Marquis de la Mota, who teaches him to become the world's greatest libertine and seducer of women. But when he crosses swords with the most powerful man in the Empire, Don Juan must escape the murderous fury of the Inquisitor who battles all forms of debauchery, deviance, and heresy.
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"The story unspools with the invigorating trajectory of a thriller and the emotional draw of historical romance. " - Publishers Weekly.
"A Barbara Cartland version of the Don Juan legend; definitely not recommended." - Library Journal.
"[T]he sex scenes are juicy, if occasionally risibly florid. Perhaps not a novel to be loved, but a dependably entertaining one." - Kirkus Reviews.
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