The Pleasures of Passion
– Sabrina Jeffries
Genre : Historical Romance
I have to admit I’m really ashamed of the time it took me to read this book. I received the ARC this summer via Netgalley (which I’m so thankful for once again) and like I explained in a previous post, a lot was going on in my life after this so it put me off reading for a while. What makes it even worse is that I requested this book because I was really eager to discover it. I love historical romance as you know if you’ve been reading me for a while and I heard so many good things about this author. But anyways, I finally got to read it and I absolutely loved it.
♥ The story ♥
The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries tells the story of Brilliana, a recently young widow and single mother. She lives a quiet life until she’s asked to partake in a mission to uncover the truth about her father and his affairs. But what Brilliana hasn’t expected was that Niall, her former lover before he had to flee the country after he fought a duel, was the one she has to work with on this mission.
♥ My review ♥
I love second chance romances and historical romance so I was almost certain this book was for me. Add to it the great writing of Sabrina Jeffries and I’m sold. This is actually my first book by this author and I’m really glad I got to read it.
The story is well plotted and has everything I like to read in this genre. The passion (of course!) between the two characters, a little suspens and spice brought by the investigation and a palpable chemistry. Oh, the chemistry! Those two are amazing together and you could feel how strong their connection is. There is also a lot of confrontations which are scenes I find great interest in reading. There’s a lot of resentment too on both sides. Because of misunderstandings they didn’t get to marry the first time and it is really nice to see how things develop and how they uncover the truth about them.
I liked the start of the story where we get to know more about Niall and Brilliana while they were young. I love reading about young and innocent love and the fact we get to see how it evolves is so satisfying. I felt there is seriously nothing missing in this book.
The Pleasures of Passion is a great and captivating historical romance that deals with second chances and I highly recommend if you’re a lover of the genre.
Have you read it ? What did you think ? What other books by Sabrina Jeffries would you recommend ? I’d love to read the rest of the series as well 🙂
More about The Pleasures of Passion (Goodreads) :
When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, was forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expected Brilliana Trevor to wait for him. Seven years later, Niall has returned, disillusioned and cynical – so being blackmailed by the government into helping his former love catch a counterfeiter connected to her father doesn’t improve his mood.
The now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life, but she will do anything to save her father. Yet as their fake engagement brings long-buried feelings to the surface, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside? And will the pleasures of their renewed passion enable them both to rediscover love?