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  • Title: The Price Of Desire
  • Author: Jo Goodman
  • ISBN: 9781420101744
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits.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 gamblersA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits.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.
    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 concerned parents, sighed with relief when I announced I was going to write children s books They bought me an electric typewriter and crossed their fingers, but somehow PASSION S BRIDE came out No one was really surprised.I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry and some notion that I would do marine research Years of competitive swimming didn t help me anticipate seasickness A career change seemed in order I began working with adolescents and families, first as a childcare worker and later, after graduating from West Virginia University with a master s degree in counseling, as a therapist I am currently the executive director of a child caring mental health agency and find my work and my writing often compliment each other One grounds me in reality and the other offers a break from it.


    Commentaires:

    Dina
    From Beanbag:"One 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 the whole thing had a creepy, exploitative quality.On top of that, two villains (a rapist and a child molester) go free because the two leads are just so far above [...]

    Catherine
    The Price of Desire revolves around Olivia Cole and Griffin Wright-Jones. Griffin owns a hell where Olivia's brother, Anthony, has wracked up an enormous debt. When Griffin demands collateral until Anthony can pay the debt, Anthony is forced to give him a family heirloom. Through Anthony's selfishness and scheming Olivia ends up being given to Griffin as a marker. What follows is a journey of Olivia discovering her self-worth and learning how to trust someone.It's always easier for me to be spec [...]

    Aly is so frigging bored
    I liked it. Both characters were interesting, though Olivia's story is kind of tragic.

    Julie (jjmachshev)
    I began reading Jo Goodman's books with her 'Compass Club' series about four regency rogues in need of taming. I became quite a fan of her wicked wit and intricate plotting. Her latest book, "The Price of Desire", is just as enthralling.Olivia 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 hell until he's able to pay his debts, hit her so hard is a mystery. B [...]

    Carla *Jen7waters*
    **english review**First 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 more to this book than the let’s-get-it-on parts that I think a less bodice-ripper-ish cover would have been appropriate.Second. The same thing for the title, because “The Price of Desir [...]

    Katyana
    This is my first Jo Goodman book, and I was definitely not disappointed. I will definitely have to snag more of her books.Honestly, I am a bit shocked that I responded as well to this story as I did, because it has a couple of story points that don't normally play well to me. I am not sure that I can explain, at this point, why they didn't rub me as wrongly as they most often do. And I certainly can't go into it without getting into spoilers, so just to be really brief and somewhat generic:The p [...]

    Katharina
    I could have given the book anything between one and five stars, according to where I was in the story. I ultimately settled on three, and it wasn´t an easy choice. Why three? Well, I feel that quality wise while this book is definitely a major cut above most romances, beyond that genre it is just not that good, it is not a great novel. I am making this comparison because to me it felt like it tries to breakaway from its genre but then ultimately can´t. Its kind of stuck. The content of the st [...]

    Keri
    4.5 Stars. This was a much darker romance emotionally then I have read from JG. Just as good, just a lot darker then what I expected. At first I was frustrated and impatient because I couldn't get a handle on our h/hs at all. Where they came from and how they arrived at where they were at in life. But eventually Jo brought it all out and you knew it was going to be bad, at least for sure on our heroine's part and it wasry bad. I loved our hero and glad that he was such a strong character that no [...]

    kris
    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 Farce.This is a very difficult book for me to rate because there were things I fucking LOVED; but there was also some Real World Shit that needs to be addressed. 1. Once Olivia and Griffin beg [...]

    Zoe
    How do I write a review of this book? I am uncertain. I do not recommend this book to romance novel readers. This book offers no excitement, no angst, not even lust. I do however, recommend it for people who have a heart for love. I started reading this book looking for romance. At 50% I realized there is no romance. This is a beautifully written story of a woman's journey to courage and self-discovery. Griffin is just along for the ride. If you approach it as you would a romance novel, you will [...]

    Ashley
    This was incredibly intense and had the most tortured heroine I've ever encountered in a Historical Romance. Jo Goodman is an excellent writer and she deftly pulls off what is essentially a rather depressing story. I like angst, but this might be too much for some.I cared about both the hero and heroine a lot and grew very invested in their stories. My issue with this book was that so much of it was about the hero and heroine's separate stories, which seemed to overlap, more than they actually i [...]

    Ana
    Summary: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 more than just her good name to worry about--for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain-until now. Griffin wear [...]

    Amy
    I gave this book 4 stars because I have a great ability to suspend disbelief.I liked the hero and the heroine. The dialogue between them helped draw me into the book. I also liked the unconventional lives they both lived.After finishing this book, as I reviewed the storyline in my head, I realized that the things that happened to these characters were outrageous. Two attempted rapes on the heroine, as well as a six year history of sexual abuse at a religious boarding school. A hero whose wife is [...]

    Katie(babs)
    Olivia Cole is living with her younger half-brother, Alastair. She is estranged from her father and has been on her own for a very long time. Alastair is quite the gambler and he owes Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge one-thousand pounds. Alastair does not have this money in hand to pay Breckenridge. Alastair pleads for more time to be able to secure the funds. Griffin gives Alastair a few days to come up with it, but takes the ring Alastair is wearing, which happens to be his father [...]

    Jill Dunlop
    Olivia Cole has been given to Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge as a marker from her brother. Olivia’s younger brother Alistair was gambling in Breckenridge’s establishment and lost a large sum of money. While Alistair is trying to find the money, he gives his sister over to Cole to show his good intensions. Olivia, being the stoic character that she is, resigns herself to do her duty to her brother and accepts her situation.Olivia is estranged from her family except for her brothe [...]

    Tina
    I wanted to rate this higher because the writing was excellent. But in the end I could not because, man, could the heroine have been any more tortured? Given all the horrors that Jo Goodman heaped upon this poor woman (view spoiler)[ raped and pimped out by her own father to pedophiles from age 6 through age 12, a few attempted rapes once she has reached adulthood, treated like something to trade for a debt by her own brother etc. (hide spoiler)] I honestly would have understood if Olivia had th [...]

    ♥Aicha~high~on~books♥
    Okay so I really liked this story. It was slow but good. The two main characters come out beautifully and are perfect for each other. The book has some pretty gruesome references to child sexual-abuse, pedophilia & incest. But all these are defining events for one of the characters. There are some light moments in the book which as per some other reviews appear incongruous with the history the characters carry, and maybe to some extent that is true; However, I would say that without these, t [...]

    Wicked Incognito Now
    Sigh.I just typed out a really long explanation of why I liked this book and really didn't like it at the same time. Then my browser closed unexpectedly and I don't have the wherewithal to rewrite it, so.1st Jo Goodmanwill read morewell-writtentoo much victimization of the heroinemultiple layers of victimization over a lifetimeunbelievable that she would not have more emotional fall-outpart of victimization was by hero at beginning of novelcouldn't believe that he didn't know his actions were wr [...]

    Rachel
    I think this part of the publisher's blurb says it all: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. Trashy read, high tension, alpha male who thinks he is being a "nice" guy by not raping the heroine. Hot sex that defies reality - really defies it. The Price of Desire delivers all your expectations for a historical m/f romance to waste your afternoon with. It's not exceptional - but for the reasons [...]

    Lauren
    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 more 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 sc [...]

    Marielle
    Yep. Loved it. Well, most of it. And although this books deserves a well thought-out review, I'm not in the mood to write one, so mine will be short.Really liked the intelligence, subtle dry humor, the slow build-up of the relationship and the absence of main characters that seem to have no other thoughts than lust. One thing I could have done without: the suspense plot with the gentleman villain. I solved that by fast forwarding the last 10% of the book. I will definitely read more by Jo Goodma [...]

    Teresa
    This. This is the type of book that I'm constantly looking for. The angst, the heartbreak and sadness, depth of isolation and loneliness, the slow build of strong characters, the peeling back of layers everything. I loved everything. It's been awhile since I had a book that so completely made all of my surroundings disappear and made me feel as if I was living amongst its pages. And even better than discovering a book that captured me this way was discovering the author has an extensive backlog [...]

    Twiggy
    3.5 - 4 starsThis was an unusual story of the regency eraOlivia Cole is a heroine beset by pretty despicable men. The hero Griffin, Lord Breckenridge has also had a run of problems having been left impoverished by his father, cuckolded by his wife who then abandoned him, leaving the gossips whispering that he had killed her. As he is already disreputable, he gets away with running a gambling hell and now has a pretty ruthless reputation. Olivia's brother loses a lot of money at the he'll and can [...]

    Blackjack
    Jo Goodman's _The Price of Desire_, which I enjoyed, is intense and dark, though depicts a very loving relationship between H/H. It is somewhat of a sequel to _If His Kiss is Wicked_, another Goodman book that I really enjoyed. If I have a criticism of the book it is that there are a number of plot twists involving abuse that both Olivia and Griffin experienced prior to their budding romance. The sharing of their burdens is initially heartfelt and compelling, unifies them against their enemies, [...]

    Lyuda
    How to rate a book when 2/3 of it was 4 stars material and the last 1/3 was so unsatisfactory that only could be 1 star rating? Answer: 3 stars mathematically applying. The romance between viscount who because of his ancestors had to operate a gaming hell and a gentlewoman who was brought to him until the debt of her brother could be paid off was very well done. Two damaged people found soul mates in each other. Their chemistry, witty dialog, straightforwardness was really refreshing. And then c [...]

    Shivanie
    Olivia and Griffin are two wonderful characters I think. I like the fact that they said what they wanted without keeping the truth hidden from each other. Yes, there was secrets there always are but they never lied to each other. Griffin is one of the few characters i've ever read that just came right out and said he loved Olivia. He also told her plainly that he was keeping her forever and didn't ask her to say it back to him then and there. He told her later on that he know she loves him but s [...]

    Cheap and Lazy
    Loved both Olivia and Griffin (Breckenridge) and the heroine. Loved their banter. Enjoyed the slow development of their romance, that he fell first, and how the author subtly demonstrated it. Great cast of supporting characters. Plenty of steamy, well-written love scenes. Parts of the story moved slowly for me, and I wish the childhood sexual abuse had been dealt with earlier in the book (if it was even necessary to the plot), and that the worst villain had suffered far more. Would have rated it [...]

    Linsey
    Jo Goodman has a deft hand when writing romance, weaving the love story between two unlikely (and damaged) people. Olivia is not the historical heroine cliché who flits about Almanacks, but a woman who has lived a long, hard life supporting herself. Griffin's her match as a man who had to step outside the world he was raised to support his family though alternate means.

    Jillian
    I loved the character of Olivia. She has a very traumatic past, but was still strong. At first I thought the hero would be a bit of a jerk, but he turned out to be oh-so-loveable. This book kept me reading until the end and I look forward to more from the author.

    Jennifer
    Jo Goodman does a really fabulous job of making a dark book without it being sad. It's a bit over the top, but done well enough that I bought every over the top bit. I really liked both the hero and the heroine. Not much humor and best for those who like their romance characters tortured.

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