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Preview — Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day
Pride and Pleasure
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 an...more
Eliza is an heiress in her sixth season. She has money, manages her own finances and affairs, and has never been denied anything. She has happily decided not to marry, but to live out the rest of her days quietly reading and spending time in the country. Marriage would only cost her her freedom to do as she pleases, and would allow her husband to take over her finances. And that is just unacceptable. Eliza has no concept of carnal lust until she lays eyes on Jasper ...more
And while charming, shocking, seducing or even scaring a reader into ma ...more
A generous plot with enough twists and turns to keep me from feeling disappointed whenever there were predictable moments. Jasper Bond is gorgeous, well-endowed and alpha to the center of his being. Eliza Martin is intelligent, strong-willed and independent. Together they are fascinating, tempestuous and compliment one another. Sylvia Day makes the most of their interaction along with the intrigue and supporting characters. A steamy, fast-paced and entertaining novel overall.
I felt like I was reading a boring textbook. My mind kept wandering. It was hard to concentrate and pay attention. I did not want to keep reading, but I forced myself in order to give a complete review. There was too much description about uninteresting things. Many conversations felt like filler. Too many events were “told” and not shown. See Spoilers below for examples. Some parts of the story weren’t developed enough.
The person ...more
Jasper Bond and Eliza Martin have me all a flutter. What a wonderfully, surprisingly, fantastic regency romance. I have been on the outs with my regency romances lately, but this one was perfect!!! A pure pleasure to read!
Eliza Martin is smack bang in the middle of her sixth and final season. She is surrounded by suitors most of them fortune hunters who seek to better themselves with her very comfortable ...more
What I Liked: The story was very good and a little unusual. Eliza is in her 6th season and doesn’t want to marry, and if this wasn’t unseen in the romance world, just think that she was a woman of business, she managed her inheritance and loved working with numbers. We wouldn’t have this book if something unseemly wasn’t happening, so here comes the intrigue: she hires Mr. Bond to play at being her suitor and find the person who arranges some mishaps to ha ...more
It’s not easy putting a great book down, but it’s definitely worth it to make it last longer when reading someone like Sylvia Day.
Eliza is a vintage Day character. Intelligent, independent, self-sufficient ...more
Eliza Martin is a closed, efficient woman who is in her sixth, and final, season for capturing a suitor, something she’d rather not be bothered with. She is independent and wealthy, and she is so determined to be the opposite of her mother, that she’d rather ...more
Thief taker Jasper is hired to figure out who wants to harm Eliza. He is handsome, tenacious and immediately wants Eliza for himself. He also has a personal vendetta against one of her more persistent suitors.
I have read a few other Sylvia Day books and have always found them pretty pleasant. She was my first introduction to Historical-romantica. H ...more
Not as kinky to The Stranger I Married or The Crossfire Trilogy but the story is as good as the books mentioned. The passion of love is always in Day’s books & I love her for it. It inspires the heart & mind and IDK if that’s a good or a bad thing. You decide. ;)
I realized I like the English old ways of communicating. The words when spoken (even while reading it) sounds so romantic, alluring & sincere. I don’t mean the Shakespeare way (“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore ar ...more
A historycal romance with a very unusual heroine!
I loved Eliza! She's refreshing and fun. She knows what she wants and what she has to do to obtain it! There's no stupidity in her! She's straitforward and outspoken.
I loved Jasper too. He's also very intelligent and cunning!
They're very good together! Their relationship is sparkling!
Excelent book! Very recommanded!
"Client satisfaction is a point of pride, Miss Martin. By the time I am done, I guarantee you will be eminently gratified by my performance"
Eliza Martin is an independent women, happy managaing her own enormous fortune without the assistance of a husband. However it seems someone has other ideas, hatching a plot to lure her into marriage for the security and protection it could bring from many unfortunate accidents. Although ...more
The heroine, Eliza, was such a breath of fresh air in Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day - in fact, she was why I kept reading the book. Eliza is a bit of a hermit and is a genius, yet she is unschooled in the matters of infatuation and desire. She is so logical that the matter of passionate feelings is foreign to her. She has been raised by her reclusive uncle who is a bit scatter-brained due to his experiments- he is a genius himself. Eliza is a wealthy woman and someon ...more
I think up to date, this is my second DNF-ed ARC.
I tried my best to keep on reading it, but the characters were banal.
The heroine is a very cool and composed virgin, the only one who gets her ruffled is the hero.
The hero is a bad boy rake...
And the rest is history...
I recommend it to people who are in love with rakes and virgin historical romances. I urge you to give this book a try.
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley and Penguin Books Australia.
I still enjoy historical sagas .. romances .. Nineteenth and twentieth century period peices.
I understood that this era was a change of pace for Ms. Day .. and I wondered if she would really 'bring it'
the way I've heard.
Pride and Pleasure was a very worthy effort.
I considered Jasper Bond a complete ... gem.
A straight forward, broken but determined man who recognized WHO he needed.
In any era ... Bond would be a hard cookie for any woman to shake loose.
Passion and love undermine the best laid plans. Eliza Martin, a self-sufficient heiress, who is avoiding forfeiting her freedom and fortune to a husband, plans to retire to the country after her sixth London season is over. Suspicious incidents make Eliza wary of her suitors, thinking someone is trying to force her into a marriage for protection. She hires a runner (London pioneering police) who doesn't take her seriously, but recommends Jasper Bond’ ...more
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