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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 439
  • The Price of Desire
  • Jo Goodman
  • English
  • 16 October 2019
  • 9781420101744

10 thoughts on “The Price of Desire

  1. says:

    From BeanbagOne of the things I hate the MOST in any fiction is the use of sexual abuse particularly of children as a gimmick In this book the extent of the abuse was not necessary for the story and in fact I couldn't believe the heroine being as free and easy in the sack with the hero if she truly had that background and

  2. says:

    The Price of Desire revolves around Olivia Cole and Griffin Wright Jones Griffin owns a hell where Olivia's brother Anthony

  3. says:

    I liked it Both characters were interesting though Olivia's story is kind of tragic

  4. says:

    So this was a great readI felt it was long there was plenty of story to it and well writtenGriffin owned a Hell and was given Olivia as a marker for her brothers debt while gambling He instantly put her up in his home and was drawn to look after her I loved the tension between them and how they got together th

  5. says:

    Olivia Cole does not react when she finds herself promised to Griffin Wright Jones Viscount Breckenridge as his marker for her brother's £1000 debt As Olivia adjusts to the hell and Griffin adjusts to Olivia All The Secrets are exposed and they figure a way to a HEA with pitstops in Angst Trauma and FarceThis is a very difficult book for me

  6. says:

    english reviewFirst of all let me just say that despite this being an attractive cover I think it’s wrong for this book Don’t panic potential readers You will most definitely get your steamy lovemaking scenes just as these two half naked models caressing each other suggest but there’s so much to this book than the le

  7. says:

    5 starsSummary Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er do well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts Olivia accepts her fate even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright Jones Viscount Breckenridge Olivia has than just her good name to worry about for he rouses in her wanton thou

  8. says:

    I began reading Jo Goodman's books with her 'Compass Club' series about four regency rogues in need of taming I became uite a fan of her wicked wit and intricate plotting Her latest book The Price of Desire is just as enthrallingOlivia never really had a childhood It was taken from her in a most cruel way and she's learned never to depend on anyone So why her brother's actions promising her to the owner of a gaming he

  9. says:

    This is my first Jo Goodman book and I was definitely not disappointed I will definitely have to snag of her booksHonestly I am a bit shocked

  10. says:

    This was incredibly intense and had the most tortured heroine I've ever encountered in a Historical Romance Jo Goodman is an excellent writer

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The Price of Desire

Ife on his striking face Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before he doesn't force her to share his bed a difficult task considering how beautiful she is But with each passing night Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasur. 5 starsSummary Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne er do well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts Olivia accepts her fate even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright Jones Viscount Breckenridge Olivia has than just her good name to worry about for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she s never dared entertain until now Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before he doesn t force her to share his bed a difficult task considering how beautiful she is But with each passing night Griffin and Olivia s resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure A great read and one of my favorites of 2011I adore Griffin even though his life and occupation are far from that of an ideal hero he is incredibly good He is gentle and patient when it comes to Olivia but not overprotective he allows her a kind of freedom that most upper class women could only dream of Olivia is a woman whose childhood is truly horrific the abuse she suffered could break a lot of people And yet she managed to find an oasis for herself and I m not talking about her brother s house The hell that Griffin runs becomes a home to her I liked their relationship no drama angst misunderstandings They are two people that life hasn t treated well that had the fortune to find each other They were friends first there was trust before they slept together There s just a tiny complaint I have I wish that the some of the villains didn t get off so easy view spoilerher father particularly hide spoiler

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USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limitsOlivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er do well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts Olivia accepts her fate even if it means that. I liked it Both characters were interesting though Olivia s story is kind of tragic

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Her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright Jones Viscount Breckenridge Olivia has than just her good name to worry about for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain until now Griffin wears the scars of his l. english reviewFirst of all let me just say that despite this being an attractive cover I think it s wrong for this book Don t panic potential readers You will most definitely get your steamy lovemaking scenes just as these two half naked models caressing each other suggest but there s so much to this book than the let s get it on parts that I think a less bodice ripper ish cover would have been appropriateSecond The same thing for the title because The Price of Desire sounds way too tacky for this story I m sorry but it s true I know tacky titles are like a rule in historical romance but again for this oneshakes her head in disapprovalNow that I got this out of my chest to the reviewThis was an angst read Angst mixed with angst a handful of self pity and a pinch of misery I mean poor POOR Olivia Her story kept making me want to curl up in a corner and cry until dehydration and it all starts because her brother Alastair loses a great amount of money gambling and until he pays the debt back she has to go live with Griffin the man Alastair owes the money to as a guarantee Now I know that you historical romance enthusiasts are probably clapping your hands with joy and excitement at the prospect but I can assure you this is the most heartwrenching situation For the life of me I couldn t tell if this book was going to have a happy ending or not and despite of what it may sound like at first this isn t just some funny lighthearted Guy Buys Girl story with a couple of silly lead characters at all for there are some pretty dark and shocking themes in this book child abuse rape and when Olivia is placed in Griffin s house I couldn t decide if I was pleased or sorry with it Of course once I realized he had good intentions towards her my aching heart subsided a little Nevertheless Griffin aside Olivia s life story got to me like tiny and sharp blades of despair and how could it not She s a young woman alone in a men s world who keeps being awfully treated by it and the worst part is there s absolutely nothing she can do about it so frustratingLike I said before one of the pluses of this book for me were the non silly characters You know when a lead couple makes you smile in the same measure they make you want to bang your head in the wall And I m not saying that s a bad thing it isn t but after this book I found out that historical romance can still be entertaining even if it does not make you get a severe head concussion I love how Olivia and Griffin are so mature and understand each other in an almost unnatural way love it and if I take the bedroom off the euation I can honestly say they never once play games or act childishly just to provoke and hurt or compete to see who is the most proud of the two Never Around each other they re simply themselves and it doesn t matter what that implies It was refreshingTo finish I want to praise Jo Goodman for her beautiful classy and extremely detailed writing style and say that if I was given the choice I would only change one tiny little thing in this book the awkwardness of the couple s first lovemaking scene And not even the whole scene just the beginning of it for I m certain that single paragraph embodies the true concept of a WTHWTF Moment Oliviawhatareyoudoing Stop it she has issuesCuidado com o D lmata The Price of Desire


About the Author: Jo Goodman

To find characters to illustrate my first family saga I cut out models from the Sears catalogue I was in fourth grade but it was a start In seventh grade I wrote a melodrama about two orphan sisters one of whom was pregnant There was also a story about a runaway girl with the unlikely name of Strawberry and one about mistaken identities and an evil blind date My supportive but vaguely conc