The Danger of Desire by Elizabeth Essex

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An Unlikely Partnership and an Uncontrollable Desire. . .

Naval Captain Hugh McAlden is accustomed to taking on deadly, high-stakes assignments--and being rewarded handsomely for his success at them. But to accomplish his latest mission, he'll need someone more inconspicuous among his own ranks. Someone like the larcenous beauty who just relieved him of his pocket watch under his very nose. . .

Meggs Tanner's livelihood--as one of London's stealthiest thieves--depends on her remaining un-tethered and unnoticed. But when she is caught by an icy-eyed Scottish officer with an unusual proposition, she sees a chance to escape her life of crime forever. Ever wary, she accepts the job even as she plots her exit strategy, ready to cut and run at a moment's notice.

But as Meggs and Hugh come nearer to the danger of their shared mission, thoughts of betrayal and distrust begin to dissolve. . .overshadowed by a passion worth any risk. . .

Praise for The Pursuit of Pleasure

“Intrigue, sensuality and romance collide." --Jenna Petersen

“Elegant, evocative, and absolutely dangerous to a good night's sleep." --Courtney Milan

“I couldn't put it down." --Anna Campbell


About Elizabeth Essex

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Elizabeth Essex is the acclaimed author of historical novels including The Pursuit of Pleasure and A Sense of Sin. When not re-reading Jane Austen, sipping tea or mucking about her garden, Elizabeth can be found at her computer, making up wonderful stories about people who live far more interesting lives than she. It wasn't always so. Elizabeth graduated from Hollins College with a BA in Classical Studies and Art History, and then earned her MA from Texas A&M University in Nautical Archaeology, also known as the archaeology of shipwrecks.
Published November 29, 2011 by Kensington Books. 385 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Essex (A Sense of Sin) delivers an unexceptional erotic Georgian-era romantic thriller. Meggs and her young brother were abandoned in London as children and became pickpockets to survive. Remembering

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All About Romance

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For the last third of the novel, the focus is on Meggs, Hugh, and the barriers — external and internal — their love must overcome.

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As the co-founder of Nocturne Romance Reads, I found a way to channel my love for books and meet others who are just as obsessed with the next great read as I am.

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