Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Romance Book Review: Pride and Passion

Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke
ISBN: 978-1-60504-952-6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd

When Lily's father dies she is thrown into a world of scandal of his doing. Her fairy tale life is over and she must figure out how she is going to take care of herself. Lily isn't afraid of hard work though and she will do what she has to and she'll do it without Jake's help.

Jake has loved Lily for a long time, but her father, his business partner, never encouraged him where Lily was concerned. Now that she is penniless all he wants to do is take care of her, but she won't let him. Now he has made a bargain with her in hopes that he can convince her to marry him, before he loses her forever.

Pride and Passion is an sweet contemporary romance featuring a strong hero and a heroine coming into her own.

He’ll let her have control…until he’s ready to make his move.

The only things Lily Harris inherits after her father’s untimely death are debt, scandal and loneliness. She doesn’t protest when her father’s business partner, Jake Tolliver, steps up to help with the mess she finds herself in—until Jake reveals the last promise he made to her father.

Jake may be as compelling to look at as a marble statue—and stir a frighteningly powerful desire within her—but no way will Lily agree to be his socially acceptable bride while he continues to bed his string of beautiful women—not without getting him to agree to a deal of her own first.

With a well-earned reputation as a feral hunter who goes after what he wants, Jake has his sights set on Lily, and her lack of options puts her right where he’s wanted her from the first moment he laid eyes on her.

Jake’s not above making Lily think she’s having it her way if that’s what it’ll take to have his way in the end. But once he grows tired of playing beast to her beauty, he’s not above changing the rules of the game until they’re both playing for the same prize.

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