The Pleasures of Passion

Sabrina Jeffries
The Pleasures of Passion
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Pocket Books
Release Date
June 2017
Book 4 of The Sinful Suitors Series
Historical Romance

Complete with the signature charm, "delectably witty dialogue…and scorching sexual chemistry" (Booklist) she is known for, New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is back with the fourth romance in the Sinful Suitors series!

When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, is forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expects his secret love, Brilliana Trevor, to go with him, or at the very least wait for him. To his shock, she does neither and sends him off with no promise for the future. Seven years and one pardon later, Niall returns to England disillusioned and cynical. And being blackmailed by the government into working with his former love to help catch a counterfeiter connected to her father doesn't improve his mood any. But as his role as Brilliana's fake fiancé brings his long-buried feelings to the surface once again, he wonders who is more dangerous—the counterfeiter or the woman rapidly stealing his heart.

Forced to marry another man after Niall was exiled, the now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life. So having to rely on him to save her father is the last thing she wants, much less trusts him with....But as their scheme strips away the lies and secrets of their shared past, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside? Or will the pleasures of their renewed passion finally enable them both to rediscover love?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
May 18, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
107 people found the following review helpful
4 "Lady in the Streets but a Freak in the Sheets" stars for THE PLEASURES OF PASSION

It's 1823 and earl Niall Lindsay has just killed a man in a duel. It doesn't matter that he had good reason, only that he has to flee to Spain, and that his love, Brilliana Payne, won't go with him.

Seven years later, Niall has been pardoned and makes his quiet return to England. He's totally ambivalent to learn that his Bree is now the widow Trevor with a child. Yep, he doesn't care one bit about that. And certainly he doesn't mind working with her to find a counterfeit artist that a local spy master is manipulating them both to participate in. Now, that they have to pretend to be engaged, much to both of their frustration. Things were left so up in the air between the two of them, but when they learn the truth about what happened all those years ago, can they finally work towards a future together?

Despite my loathing of bodice-ripping covers, I'm a huge fan of Ms. Jeffries' fabulous Sinful Suitors series! THE PLEASURES OF PASSION was fun and sexy and a little adventurous, with Bree and Niall playing an undercover engaged couple to get to the truth behind counterfeit money. Bree can't trust her feelings for Niall; he crushed her all those years ago and the consequences made her a young widow with a fatherless child. Likewise, Niall feels betrayed by Bree after he left, and he's unable to believe that his father was the mastermind behind keeping them apart. The chemistry between the two of them was palpable, and when they finally did the deed, it was delicious! If you're looking for a lighthearted erotic historical romance, look no further than Ms. Jeffries Sinful Suitors series!

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; no condom use; no BDSM/kink; discussions of past sexual assault; mild violence, discussions of past murder.
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