Pride and Pleasure Author:Sylvia Day Wealth Has Its Dangers. . . — There are disadvantages to being an heiress, as Eliza Martin knows well. Fortune hunters corner her, friends become opportunistic, and lately, someone is engineering "accidents" to propel her into marriage. Not one to be bullied, Eliza needs the right man to infiltrate the nest of suitors. . . — . . .So Do C... more »ertain Men
By all measures, Jasper Bond is the wrong man for the job. He can't dance, isn't known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he's near his latest employer. Eliza Martin insists no one will believe an intellectual like her could be seduced by a man of action like Jasper, but the combination of his desire and her mystery makes the case one he 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. . .« less
I enjoyed this story about Eliza and Jasper. She's an independent heiress enduring her 6th London season and he is a thief-taker she hires to investigate what she believes to be someone's attempts to force her into marriage.
While the premise of the story proves to be a little far fetched, it was the writing itself that I sunk into and didn't want to leave. The author manages to create an atmosphere of sensuality between the two main characters that is addictive. I loved the interaction between the two of them! He is brusque and Eliza struggles a bit to adjust to the less flowery, gentleman-like behavior he exhibits. It rang very true for me.
The only thing that took me out of the story at times was her overuse of a couple words, but beyond that it was a real pleasure.