The Pleasures of Passion

The Pleasures of Passion

eBook - 2017
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When Niall Lindsey returns to England seven years after leaving her with no explanation, Brilliana Trevor, who married and buried another man in his absence, wants nothing to do with him, until she needs his help to save her father.
Publisher: New York :, Pocket Books,, 2017
Edition: First Pocket Books paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501144479
1501144472
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource (387 pages)

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marthabwaters
May 21, 2017

Even by romance novel standards, this book's title is a-w-f-u-l. I get that Jeffries was trying to stick with her "The ___ of ____" format for the titles in this series, but dear god. ANYWAY, griping over. Sabrina Jeffries is a bit hit or miss for me, and I'm not sure why -- there have certainly been books of hers that I've enjoyed quite a bit (including the earlier titles in this series) but it sometimes feels like I'm enjoying them in spite of myself. I find something about her writing style anachronistic and clunky, which is troublesome in a historical, and while this book had one of my favorite romance tropes -- second-chance romances -- I still felt somehow slightly removed from the characters. I mean, I still tore through this in like 24 hours -- she definitely knows how to keep the pages turning -- and I actually quite liked all of the characters, but... I don't know. I think that if you like Jeffries' previous books, you'll like this one; but if you've been unimpressed by her in the past, this might not be the best one to change your mind. (Also, if you're looking for another new-release historical about a second-chance romance, put yourself on the hold list for Sarah MacLean's forthcoming "The Day of the Duchess", which is a stellar read, and certainly a superior book to this one.)

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