This story was so much fun! Marissa was a very entertaining character, mostly because of her behavior (being a brat, following her instincts, etc). Jude was a very dapper hero - the absolute perfect hero for this story. This story didn't feel like a "beauty and the beast" story; simply two mismatched people who are in essence perfect for one another. The blackmail and resolution at the end seemed really over the top, but it was unexpected and definitely a unique twist in the story.
A few suggestions on similarly enjoyable stories: Loretta Chase's "Don't Tempt Me," featuring a very passionate heroine along the lines of Marissa. And Sylvia Day's "Bad Boys Ahoy" ("Lucien's Gamble") features a hero similar to Jude (son of a Duke, eccentric mother, etc). Enjoy!
i didnt think i would like this one that much- it took a couple chapters but AMazing. I could not put it down.