Guest Review: Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day

Posted June 1, 2011 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Pride and PleasureHolly‘s review of Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day

I have a guest review up at The Good, The Bad and The Unread.

Wealth has its dangers…

There are disadvantages to being an heiress, as Eliza Martin knows well. Fortune hunters flock to her, acquaintances lie and pander, and lately, someone is engineering “accidents” to propel her to the altar. But Eliza will not be bullied, and she will get to the bottom of this plot. All she needs is a man to infiltrate her assemblage of suitors and find the culprit. Someone not easily noticed; a proficient dancer, quiet, and even-tempered.

…so do certain men

Thief-taker Jasper Bond is entirely too large, too handsome, and too dangerous. Who would believe that an intellectual like Eliza would be seduced by a man of action? But the combination of her stubbornness and the mystery makes the case one Jasper can’t resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and it’s his pleasure to prove he’s just the man she needs after all…

Quite a few things in this book took me by surprise. There are several things I predicted were going to happen that didn’t. Eliza, for example. She’s leery about marriage, thanks to growing up with a mother who prized passion and love more than anything else. She’s learned to be distrustful of men and their motives and really has no desire to be attached to one. So I thought she’d have a fit when she realizes Jasper isn’t everything he claims to be, but Day really takes things in an unexpected – and welcome – direction.

This book is available from Kensington Publishing. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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