Pleasures of a Tempted Lady by Jennifer Haymore

Pleasures of a Tempted Lady
by Jennifer Haymore
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date:July 31, 2012

review courtesy of netGalley

Forbidden passion is the ultimate temptation...

Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child—and Meg Donovan, Will's long-lost love. Meg's disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she's back, as beautiful as ever, and with secrets as deep as Will's own.

After years held captive by a cold-blooded pirate, Meg has finally escaped with little Jake, the boy she's come to love as if he were her own. But the pirate wants his revenge—and Meg must do whatever it takes to shield Jake from the madman. Determined not to lose Meg again, Will vows to protect them both, yet Meg can't risk putting the only man she's ever loved in danger. With the threat to her safety growing, and her passion for Will burning brighter every day, surrendering herself to Will might be a pleasure too tempting to resist.
My Thoughts:

I was excited to see that Will's story. I just have to get this out... I never liked Serena and after reading this story I still have mixed emotions about her and her deception. But enough about that, let's talk about the latest book in the Donovan series.

There was alot going on in this book, deception, kidnapping, pirates, scandals~ it was action packed. I think why this didn't work for me, is that so much of the story line was just too hard to believe, it was just one more thing added to the plot and it just made it to hard to imagine.

We learned of Will's indiscretion, that part of the book seemed to be out of place, like it wasn't needed. The story at hand already was packed with so much drama that when I read it, it just didn't fit.  I didn't really care for Meg, here is a man willing to die for her and she still does not trust him. I think too much time and words were spent over this. Her biggest fear was that Will had given up on her, well based on all he went through, I wouldn't blame him from walking away. Enough is enough. She not only puts her own life in danger but that of those she supposedly loves.

I loved the secondary story between Jessica and Mr. Briggs, quite honestly I found myself skimming the pages to get to their story. Now their story would be one worth ready!!

The author did a great job building the characters and scripting her words that you could just picture the steamer. I just personally didn't like the heroine. 

This could be a stand alone as the author gives you the full background of the Donovan family.  

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

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