Sunday, May 3, 2009

TSS: The Pleasure Trap by Elizabeth Thornton

Eve moved restlessly in her small bed. Something was far wrong. Mama was leaving her. She could feel it, sense it.

Title: The Pleasure Trap
Author: Elizabeth Thornton
ISBN: 9780553589573
Publisher: Bantam Books/2007
Pages: 385

Book Blurb:

After years of heroism in the fight against the French, Ash Denison wants nothing more than to savor the good life. But an urgent request has sent him to a writer’s symposium. His charge: to unmask an author who has rattled several members of the town by revealing their most intimate, most scandalous secrets. Not one to be left out, when Ash encounters a bold, beautiful, irresistibly aloof woman writer, he can’t help stirring up some gossip of his own. . . .

Much to Eve Dearing’s surprise, Ash is far from the well-mannered gentleman she’s heard about. In fact, he’s shockingly brash and has taken an inexplicable interest in manhandling her at every turn. Yet something about his searing embrace makes her forgive his wicked behavior–and succumb to his dangerous seduction. And when a fellow writer is brutally attacked and Eve becomes the killer’s next target, Ash surprises her once more by vowing not only to keep her safe . . . but to win her heart.


What led me to pick up this book?

I received this book from Stacy. She is clearing her shelves and I chose this out of a lot. I wanted to read a historical romance for the 24 Hour Read-a-thon.

What did I like most about the book?

I liked the sparring between Ash Denison and Eve Dearing. However, that is normal in any romance, be it historical or contemporary. There is that bit of mystery too which adds to the novel. After one point, it gets very interesting to speculate as to who wants too kill Eve.

What did I think of the writing style?

As historicals go, this is extremely readable. A good, easy read.

Which of my readers are most likely to enjoy this book? Why?

Those who like chick lits or romances will like it. It was all those ingredients of meeting, fighting, sparring, mystery and lived happily ever after. A feel good kind of book, good for in between reads.