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Pride and Pleasure | [Sylvia Day]

Pride and Pleasure

Jasper Bond turns (female) heads wherever he goes. He can’t dance, isn’t known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he’s near his latest employer, the unwittingly sexy Eliza Martin. She 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....
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Publisher's Summary

Wealth has its dangers...so do certain men.

Jasper Bond turns (female) heads wherever he goes. He can’t dance, isn’t known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he’s near his latest employer, the unwittingly sexy Eliza Martin. She 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....

©2013 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Bared to You obliterates the competition…unique and unforgettable." (Joyfully Reviewed)

"The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance." (Teresa Medeiros)

"A flawless blend of captivating characters, clever plotting, and searing sensuality." (Booklist on Pride and Pleasure)

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-30-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "A DEFINATE PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO"

    Well Sylvia Day delivers another cleverly and skilfully written romance containing likeable characters which were all brought to life by the talented voice of Justine Eyre and jointly they will mentally transport you back in time to Regency England where you will find a rewarding and enjoyable listen awaiting you.

    Right from their first meeting the all too handsome Thief-taker Jasper knew he had to have the wealthy heiress Eliza who was contemplating employing him on a secret mission, but he didn't want her money - he wanted her mind and body, but she thought he was just too everything.... too handsome, too charismatic, too sexy etc. Eliza therefore was reluctant to employ him - so, for Jasper, the challenge was set and he planned to woo and win her and his weapon of choice was of course.... seduction. However, during the task of finding out the who and why someone wanted to either scare or even kill her the couple became obsessed with each other and could no longer deny their fevered passions which resulted in some nice sexy, yet tender, love scenes.

    There's passion, romance, sexual chemistry, likeable main H/H who are joined by a good supporting cast as well as an interesting plot that had hidden agendas, secrets, mysteries, murder, surprises, but mainly faith, trust and love won the day and when they were joined by truth then there could only be one outcome - and one we all love - a happily ever after.

    Worth a credit? I would have happily spent a credit and not have been disappointed at all but as this was under $10 I bought it and saved the credit for my next more expensive listen.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    alison 06-21-13
    alison 06-21-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I just can't bear listening to that accent...."
    What would have made Pride and Pleasure better?

    I think I will have to try to book instead of the audiobook for this one, I can't stand the strong "British " accent it's too distracting


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 09-21-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 09-21-14 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "Delicious Bodice Ripper"

    Oh my, that was a deliciously naughty bodice ripper!!! Loads of steam to burn your kindle up!!!

    I loved Eliza's forthright attitude and the way she was so flustered by Jasper! Ya gotta love a gal who knows her mind and is ready to be a blue-stocking spinster if that is where being independent takes her. Fortunately, she meets her perfect match in Mr Bond. I love their dynamic!!

    The book is a mixed narrative, which gives you insight into both leads POV alternating through out the book. I love this style because there is just so much more you can learn about them and the relationship. It was wonderful seeing them fall in love and work out how much they wanted each other.

    The steam is off the charts hot!! Not your typical Historical read, this one has some hot erotic detail in the bedroom!! These two have serious chemistry from the start. Oh lordy, that first coupling is so dang hot it will have you begging for a cold shower! Oh yes, Mr. Bond has a bit of a dominant streak that comes out to play!!

    The underlying story is really well dome and full of intriguing characters. There are so many suspects it is tough to keep track. And well, the conclusion was unexpected to say the least!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Justine Eyre, who is always a delight. Like most regencies this one is delivered with a British accent. It is a light touch, very easy to understand and enjoyable to listen to throughout. She does a fantastic job with the naughty bits, managing to put heaps of energy into the action! A delicious listen!

    I hope we are going to see Lord Westfield get his HEA. And perhaps something for poor Jane. I really need to look for more of Ms Day!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 08-19-14
    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 08-19-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Sylvia Day at her best with Historical Rom/Erotica"
    If you could sum up Pride and Pleasure in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue, Lust and Passion!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eliza, her struggle with her passions, trying to rationalize feelings is all the more rewarding when she gives in.


    Have you listened to any of Justine Eyre’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Justine Eyre's performance of Regency romances and erotica is wonderful. Her voice lends well to the language of the time.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Reason or Passion, which is stronger.


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    Ashley 08-02-14
    Ashley 08-02-14
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    "Hot, funny and good story line"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the characters were interesting and unpredictable.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually agree with other comments posted in mass, but I thought the performance of the reader was great. I love her accent, fitting for the time period of the piece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher 02-18-14
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    "If I could get my money back I would..."
    What would have made Pride and Pleasure better?

    Horrible narration, couldn't follow the story line, disappointed since Sylvia Day is an excellent author!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Voice


    What character would you cut from Pride and Pleasure?

    I couldn't get that far. I made it 15 minutes and was so lost I couldn't continue.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kapreese church hill, TN, United States 09-10-13
    kapreese church hill, TN, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    did not like the narrator at all!


    What could Sylvia Day have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    the story maybe good but hard to tell because of the narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Justine Eyre’s performances?

    NO!!!


    Any additional comments?

    the voice of the narrator made it hard to enjoy the book/story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra R. Marcil 06-09-13 Member Since 2008

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    "My First Sylvia Day"
    What disappointed you about Pride and Pleasure?

    the narrator, the story, well, just about everything


    Has Pride and Pleasure turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes, and won't be getting another Sylvia Day book. This was my first and my last


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

    no, her nasal tone when doing the man voices drove me up the wall.


    Any additional comments?

    Still going to try to finish this book, but it is really going to be a struggle. Trite story line and same ole, same ole characters...... blah blah blah

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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