“Phillips’ ability to spark utterly irresistible tension between her characters is showcased in full force in her fourth Forbidden novel. In this taut enemies-to-lovers story, the chemistry is blazing from the first scene and, as their secrets and hidden scars are slowly revealed, the depth of emotion that develops make this story a well-rounded success. Rife with historical detail and a pinch of ancient mysticism, this will surely delight Phillips’ fans and new readers in equal measure.” 4 Stars Romantic Times Book Reviews
“I was captivated with the time period and the characters… To say I loved this book is an understatement. This book is a must read! 5 books!!!” I Feel the Need, the Need to Read
“Tainted is bursting with lush eroticism and riveting romance…
“The lovemaking scenes are very hot indeed! The couple very soon begin to share more than physical pleasure and develop strong emotional bonds, which grow into mutual respect and a deep love. As with all of Christina Phillips’ novels that I have read in this series, their developing romance is beautiful to behold. Both Gawain and Antonia however have their own secrets and when a figure from Antonia’s past reappears in her life and Rome’s determination to destroy the Druids comes to the fore, their budding romance is threatened by violence and treachery.
“… Author Christina Phillips is in the Premier League when it comes to historical erotic Romance. Her novels have the perfect balance between erotic lovemaking and an exciting, credible and well crafted plot…
“I recommend the novel to romance lovers who like to read erotic romance, set within an historical context.” 5 Stars A Readers Review
“What starts out as an extremely erotic, yet thoroughly sensual and beautiful relationship between Gawain and Antonia, soon turns into what I could quite easily class as epic love. It’s the kind of story where everyone is against them and you can’t see how they could possibly be together yet you yearn for it so much your heart aches. They come together very quickly but the chemistry is so intense and Antonia’s reasonings so logical that is doesn’t seem rushed and it’s easy to see why they fall for each other. Both are strong characters in their own way, balancing out one another and both are able to laugh and love generously.
“…If you like raw, erotic but romantic stories with a hero you are bound to fall for and heroine you can’t help but admire, then I highly recommend Tainted. Ms. Phillips delivers the luxury of Rome, bound with the primitive earthiness of Celtic Britain and weaves a beautiful story of love that will play out perfectly in your head. ” 5 Stars Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains
“Phillips has put together yet another breathtaking portrayal of forbidden love during the Roman expansion into Britannia. Her fluid writing draws you in and paints a very vivid picture for you. As a reader you can walk along with the characters through their very unique tale. Illusion runs rampant as Phillips builds scenes that you can walk through and trials you feel like you’ve experienced yourself. Everything combines in a racy, provocative, emotionally charged novel you’ll love.” 4 Stars Pure Jonel