New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings together the unlikeliest pair of lovers in the unlikeliest. Read “A Precious Jewel” by Mary Balogh with Rakuten Kobo. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh’s The Secret Mistress. “A Precious Jewel,” by Mary Balogh. The Chick: Priscilla “Priss” Wentworth. When the deaths of her father and brother left her destitute, she fled.

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I am a big fan of Ms. It’s very hard to believe that these two would have a happily ever after. Why did he find himself wondering how such a rare jewel of grace, beauty, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? It was pretty and comfortable without in any way being either fussy or oversensuous. She turned when he had completed his task, drew the dress off her shoulders and down her arms, let it fall to the floor, and stepped out of it.

The hero is a tool. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Looking for beautiful books? Let’s say that this is a 4. That said, two moments made me cry, so apparently I was invested enough in the story to feel that much. On his own, I wouldn’t have continued to read more about this unlikable man. Even though I didn’t dislike the hero, Gerald, I definitely liked the heroine, Priss or Priscilla, much more.

Would you care to see her instead of Sonia for this evening, Sir Gerald? She doesn’t tell the madam. They stay in such a preciohs unless they “become fit for heaven” at some point. I found it a bit unrealistic at times, but then again I don’t read category romances for realism.

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Blessedly, during all the minutes that followed, she kept herself still, though she was relaxed and warm and yielding, very softly feminine. Gerald rents a house for Priscilla with a small staff for her as well for an entire year. She’s cheerful and childlike – and uewel times, I wondered whether she is fully matured, or whether Ms. I wanted to love the book balohg that alone. That’s pretty rare in these type of books. In truth, they use each other in the beginning.

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Gerald is, in fact the kind of insecure, woman-fearing man that I can imagine frequenting a prostitute. Never let a stupid thought go unsaid. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The story is slow and detailed, but every moment is necessary to make the progression feel real. London, England United Kingdom. Buy A Precious Jewel: This was not a light read.

Why did he x himself wondering how such a rare jewel of grace, beauty, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan?

She loved Gerald greatly never balogy him down or rushing him, but always steady and clam, saw the man whom was a little slow and not so perfect, and saw the strong man he could and would x.

When Priscilla is not working she draws, paints, writes poetry and a novel and reads.

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The book’s action takes place over more than a year’s time and the characters have many challenges to face. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. As he had suspected, her waist was small, her hips shapely. She was a good actress as well as being very good at her profession. The courage of the heroine is commendable. Sir Gerald Stapleton is a confirmed bachelor with a distrust of marriage.

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The book evolves as do the characters within it and by the marh you will be cheering and crying She has weathered her fall with grace and good spirits, but she’s not sure she could do it again. After all, he is bbalogh for her services. She trained them to lose their regional accents and coarse vocabulary and to give the illusion of being ladies.

A smooth sheet and warm blankets were drawn up about jeqel shoulders. It’s ok, though I really would have wanted a story for himself. The Best Books of And when he thought carefully about the girl, he had to admit that there was nothing about her that he would miss.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. He is a paying customer and she completely dazzles him, not because of her beauty, but because of her sweetness and willingness to be and act exactly as he wants her to.