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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 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 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 genericThe premise of the story as in no spoilers than you get by reading the blurb on the back cover this is usually not a story type that sits well with me Yes of course the bulk of the blame lies with whatever family member put the heroine into this situation but the hero also starts off with a large black mark against him in my books It is shameful for whatever douchebag relation of the heroine s to decide to trade her away in payment of his debt It is only marginally less shameful for the hero to agreeIn this case it just played out differently I really really don t feel like Griffin took advantage And let me tell you this is a topic that I trend towards oversensitivity on He wasn t happy to have her there He largely set her into a room and tried to pretend she wasn t there as much as he was able He was suspicious that her brother was taking advantage of him by assuming that Griffin would never take advantage of Olivia Much of the first half of the book had the hero and heroine dancing around each other as they tried to figure each other out I really loved being along for the ride and it was great fun spiked with some intense emotional momentsThe other bit that I tend to dislike in fiction is sexual abuse I am not going to go into detail in order to avoid spoilers I would just like to have a general conversation on the subject The problem I have with it is that often than not authors will use it for shock value and then when it becomes inconvenient they will choose to remove it as a factor In that way I don t feel that it is handled respectfully often than not Also this is a tangent forgive me but it is rooted in an argument that I had with someone recently let me clarify why I don t like for it to be shrugged off by the character author It is because in reality it is not ever shrugged off I know that books are not reality I know they are a world of make believe But as someone who has dedicated a significant amount of her life volunteering at a battered women s shelter I am also wary of expectations So very many women think there is something wrong with them because they CAN T just shrug it off I cannot will not tolerate having that reinforced by strong heroines that suffer a rape and then move on with their lives after a brief cry No I don t want a wailing victim nothing is served by the perception that one s life is over after an assault either but I do want recognition of the fact that healing takes work It doesn t happen overnight It doesn t make you weak if you need timeSorry for the tangent but I felt I had to clarify because I have been accused of wanting my heroines to be weak co dependent and emo And that is so far from my mind that it is laughableAnyway I felt that this book on the other hand largely handled it well I have a couple of caveats I will get to that view spoilerOlivia s abuse is in her distant past most of it 12 years ago It still impacts her in that it has shaped the woman she grew into but it doesn t leave her perpetually victimized Olivia is strong one of the strongest HR heroines I have read She has learned to cope and how to defend herself And with Griffin she learns how to heal hide spoiler The Isles value and then when it becomes inconvenient they will choose to remove it as a factor In that way I don t feel that it is handled respectfully often than not Also this is a tangent forgive me but it is rooted in an argument that I had with someone recently let me clarify why I don t like for it to be shrugged off by the character author It is because in reality it is not ever shrugged off I know that books are not reality I know they are a world of make believe But as someone who has dedicated a significant amount of her life KING volunteering at a battered women s shelter I am also wary of expectations So Ty jesteś moje imię very many women think there is something wrong with them because they CAN T just shrug it off I cannot will not tolerate having that reinforced by strong heroines that suffer a rape and then move on with their lives after a brief cry No I don t want a wailing The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy victim nothing is served by the perception that one s life is over after an assault either but I do want recognition of the fact that healing takes work It doesn t happen overnight It doesn t make you weak if you need timeSorry for the tangent but I felt I had to clarify because I have been accused of wanting my heroines to be weak co dependent and emo And that is so far from my mind that it is laughableAnyway I felt that this book on the other hand largely handled it well I have a couple of caveats I will get to that Complete Amber Sourcebook view spoilerOlivia s abuse is in her distant past most of it 12 years ago It still impacts her in that it has shaped the woman she grew into but it doesn t leave her perpetually Jadę sobie. 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The Price of Desire

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 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 someoneIt s always easier for me to be specific about the things that didn t work for me than the things that made me love a book Bear with me as I tryWhat I love about Jo Goodman s writing is the lyrical uality of the prose As I read the flow of the sentences takes on a cadence in my mind and pulls me through chapter after chapter I find this is especially true in the way she writes dialogue It has a certain rhythm that makes the pages turn uickly for meI m definitely not an expert in any period of history so I can t speak with any authority on how authentic everything was However I can certainly give my opinion as to how it felt for this reader Everything felt authentic especially how the characters spoke The way they expressed themselves and the way they phrased things felt very antiue I don t mean that in a bad way it was definitely a plus for me There was never a moment where I stopped because something seemed weird about how the period was described That happens to me sometimes I feel compelled to google a fact because it seems so out of placeSometimes in a Romance book I either love the heroine or I love the hero It rarely happens that I love both I may like both but I really only love one That was not the case here The way Olivia and Griffin were written made both of them strike a cord in me I ended up feeling for both and enjoying them euallyOlivia was such a mix of strength and vulnerability I loved that about her She was strong but it was a uiet strength She was very levelheaded and thought before she acted Olivia was very self contained There were never any outbursts to give the reader or the characters in the book an obvious indication of how she felt Because of that the reader and the characters are obliged to watch her and hope for clues to figure out who she is as a personGriffin was up front than Olivia so it was easier to see who he was and what his motivations were I didn t really enjoy his history with marriage but I certainly understood it I empathized with his circumstances and found his attitude toward them refreshing Any character that has had a negative experience that impacted them but doesn t woe is me about it automatically earns points with meI didn t really enjoy the first love scene between Olivia and Griffin It actually made me faintly uncomfortable Having said that I think the way it was done was spot on in regards to the characters It gave me a lot of insight into Olivia and Griffin I appreciate when a love scene actually shows me about the inner workings of the characters I enjoyed watching their relationship mature and how they grew togetherI didn t like how things were resolved with Elaine That was the only part of the book that felt like it took the easy way out I did however like the situation she left with Griffin I was interested in what he would choose to do in regards to Nat That s a hard situation to be in and I can honestly say I have no idea which way I would have gone on itI found the resolution or the lack or resolution with Olivia s family to be realistic While I living in the time I do may think it is unfair and heinous things should be done to right the wrong that wouldn t fit here There isn t always a horrible future for villainous people Sometimes there is no justice I also like that Anthony stayed the same immature selfish person throughout the book I was glad that Olivia actually acknowledged his faults and learned she really couldn t depend on him Too often the selfish family member suddenly reforms toward the end of the book for no discernible reason It s very irritatingThis is a uiet book We re never given info dumps or shown the character thinking very obvious thoughts like I love herhim Until things are resolved through the characters the reader will have to pay attention to the actions of the characters to gauge their true feelings Also this is a very dark book in some aspects Some readers may be turned off by that so be warned Zawieszenie niewiary very antiue I don t mean that in a bad way it was definitely a plus for me There was never a moment where I stopped because something seemed weird about how the period was described That happens to me sometimes I feel compelled to google a fact because it seems so out of placeSometimes in a Romance book I either love the heroine or I love the hero It rarely happens that I love both I may like both but I really only love one That was not the case here The way Olivia and Griffin were written made both of them strike a cord in me I ended up feeling for both and enjoying them euallyOlivia was such a mix of strength and Healing Sex vulnerability I loved that about her She was strong but it was a uiet strength She was Spark (Stronger, very levelheaded and thought before she acted Olivia was Wonder Woman and Philosophy very self contained There were never any outbursts to give the reader or the characters in the book an obvious indication of how she felt Because of that the reader and the characters are obliged to watch her and hope for clues to figure out who she is as a personGriffin was up front than Olivia so it was easier to see who he was and what his motivations were I didn t really enjoy his history with marriage but I certainly understood it I empathized with his circumstances and found his attitude toward them refreshing Any character that has had a negative experience that impacted them but doesn t woe is me about it automatically earns points with meI didn t really enjoy the first love scene between Olivia and Griffin It actually made me faintly uncomfortable Having said that I think the way it was done was spot on in regards to the characters It gave me a lot of insight into Olivia and Griffin I appreciate when a love scene actually shows me about the inner workings of the characters I enjoyed watching their relationship mature and how they grew togetherI didn t like how things were resolved with Elaine That was the only part of the book that felt like it took the easy way out I did however like the situation she left with Griffin I was interested in what he would choose to do in regards to Nat That s a hard situation to be in and I can honestly say I have no idea which way I would have gone on itI found the resolution or the lack or resolution with Olivia s family to be realistic While I living in the time I do may think it is unfair and heinous things should be done to right the wrong that wouldn t fit here There isn t always a horrible future for Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung villainous people Sometimes there is no justice I also like that Anthony stayed the same immature selfish person throughout the book I was glad that Olivia actually acknowledged his faults and learned she really couldn t depend on him Too often the selfish family member suddenly reforms toward the end of the book for no discernible reason It s Sponsor. 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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 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 there was great descriptions and although the hero and heroine didn t say until much later that they fell in love almost immediately I felt certainly from Griffin s pov that he was very smittenGriffin was married and his wife had disappeared 6 years previous he had a mistress when Olivia came on the scene but he was planning on ending the arrangement anyway and did so once Olivia arrived The mistress does feature throughout the story There is suspense over the wife and I kind of wished this was done differentlyit was slightly anti climatic view spoilerthe wife was eventually found and Olivia insisted on moving out while she returned so Griffin could divorce her and Olivia wouldn t cause further animosity in their separation but I didn t want Griffin to let Olivia go and I also wanted the wife to see how much Griffin loved Olivia the wife dies within a few weeks of returning and Olivia returns to Griffin hide spoiler Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown very smittenGriffin was married and his wife had disappeared 6 years previous he had a mistress when Olivia came on the scene but he was planning on ending the arrangement anyway and did so once Olivia arrived The mistress does feature throughout the story There is suspense over the wife and I kind of wished this was done differentlyit was slightly anti climatic The Isles view spoilerthe wife was eventually found and Olivia insisted on moving out while she returned so Griffin could divorce her and Olivia wouldn t cause further animosity in their separation but I didn t want Griffin to let Olivia go and I also wanted the wife to see how much Griffin loved Olivia the wife dies within a few weeks of returning and Olivia returns to Griffin hide spoiler


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 he

  2. says:

    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 lear

  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 ther

  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 to rate because there were things I fucking LOVED; but there was also some Real World Shit

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    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 potenti

  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

  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

  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 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

  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 an