I couldn't finish this book. I am a fan of her older stuff so I thought I would try a more contemporary book by Small. I thought the characters were flat and Small tried to make everyone witty. The dialogues were boring and the descriptive narratives were uninspired. I really like the story plot but didn't care enough about the characters to read any further.
Ashley has to marry before she turns 35 or lose her inheritance and Ryan has to do the same by 40. Their lawyers hook them up and they decide on a marriage of convienence.......until they actually fall in love. A really good book that shows you just never know.
didnt like as well as the very first book of this series
Ugh! The writing of this narrative (3rd person) was so wooden and stilted that I just ended up skimming the last 1/3 of the book. No character development, & there were soooo many little details that had nothing to do with the story that they were just plain annoying. If this is erotica, then I'm a slab of cement.
A really fun book to read and lose yourself in. A great book to curl up with when you are all by yourself!
This was by far not my fave Bertrice Small book. I've been a fan of her historical romance novels since I was a teen and just recently in the past few years read some of her newer books. I haven't been reading her Pleasures series in any particular order, but so far this has been one of my least favorites. I really enjoyed Forbidden Pleasures and it's a keeper on my shelf for sure. This book, "Sudden Pleasures," definitely leaves something to be desired. I didn't get into the characters at all and the erotic scenes were just plain boring to me. My favorite part of the whole book was when they described the delicious homemade fresh food Mrs. Byrnes would cook. Other than that there's not much to recommend this book in my opinion. I wanted to like it so much more.