ARC Review: The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted June 21, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries
The Pleasures of Passion
by Sabrina Jeffries

4 Stars


Released: June 20th 2017
Series: Sinful Suitors #4
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 400
Format: eARC

“I loved how romantic this story was!”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve read and enjoyed a holiday novella from this series, so I was really looking forward to a full length book to see if I would enjoy it as much and hopefully have another historical series/author to get into.  THE PLEASURES OF PASSION was everything I was hoping it would be.  It was fun and sexy, and I literally read it in almost one sitting.

Niall and Brilliana were young and in love.  Hoping to marry and live happily ever after as only two young dreamers could.  Until they had to face a sad reality.  Niall’s sister was raped and he killed her rapist in a duel.  To protect her honor and not allow rumors of what really happened, he takes on the blame as murderer and flees the country.  Hoping to take Bree with him.  But her family situation is also dire and she refuses to go.  Now seven years later, he’s been allowed back and is once again facing the woman he loved all those years ago.  Now a widow and a mother.

I loved how romantic this story was!  The main characters were endearing and their feelings should’ve been talked about more openly, but I understood why there was some miscommunication in their relationship.  I fault mostly him for his blind belief in a certain someone.  But, even though I usually dislike miscommunication, this wasn’t the main problem of their relationship in my opinion and so it didn’t bother me enough.

There’s a little intrigue to keep things interesting as Niall and Bree work together to either uncover her father’s role in a counterfeit operation, or proof his innocence and hopefully save his life.

This is definitely a light historical romance type of read and it’s exactly what I was looking for.  The writing flowed seamlessly, the dialogue was witty and I just wanted these two to finally get their second chance.  I’ll be on the lookout for more from this author for sure.




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About Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas).

At home in front of a crowd, Jeffries is a sought-after speaker, as evidenced by her 2010 gig as emcee for the National Romance Writers of America’s 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony.

Whatever time not spent speaking to organizations around the country or writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music.

With over 9 million books in print in more than 20 languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics (she has a Ph.D. in English literature) for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

She always dreams big.


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I’m glad the miscommunication doesn’t take away from the story.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Awesome review!! Sabrina is one of my fave historical romance writers!! Love her books!!! ,shared on all my socials!!


Sounds good, thanks for the review Francesca

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.