The Pursuit of Pleasure (Paperback)
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SHE DOES SAY SHE'LL NEVER MARRY... Miss Elizabeth Paxton is a new sort of heiress--educated, opinionated and entirely independent. The last thing she wants is a husband mucking about her life. Even if he is the only man she's ever loved. BUT SHE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WIDOW. When dashing Captain Jameson Marlowe returns to Dartmouth, he proposes to give Lizzie exactly what she wants--a marriage without the man. After one night of searing passion, his sworn duty will take him far off to sea...or so she thinks until secrets and lies set a collision course with the smugglers along the south coast, and Lizzie is caught in the dark tide of treason. Can she salvage her pride and learn to trust in true love before it's too late? ---- The Pursuit of Pleasure was originally published in 2010. This new edition has been revised and reedited. This book was a 2009 Golden Heart finalist with the Romance Writers of America.
About the Author
Elizabeth Essex is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Reckless Brides historical romance series. When not rereading Jane Austen, mucking about in her garden or simply messing about with boats, Elizabeth can be always be found with her laptop, making up stories about heroes and heroines who live far more exciting lives than she. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and RWA's prestigious RITA Award, and have made Top-Ten lists from Romantic Times, The Romance Reviews and Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her fifth book, A BREATH OF SCANDAL, was awarded Best Historical in the Reader's Crown 2013. Elizabeth lives in Texas with her husband, the indispensable Mr. Essex, and her active and exuberant family in an old house filled to the brim with books. You can sign up for her newsletter at: eepurl.com/bQgwk9