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Passion for the Game (Georgian, Book 2) Paperback – June 1, 2007
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"You have to be a very skilled writer to pack so much sex and intrigue into a story and still have the romance and characters take center stage. Sylvia Day is a rare talent, and this book is not to be missed." -- Rakehell
"This is an amazing book. While reading, I was blown away by so many things... It's tempting to say it seemed so good because what I've been reading lately hasn't - but that isn't the case; I've read some pretty damn good books lately. Passion For the Game is just that good." -- The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
"This is one book that grabbed me and wouldn't let go! I commend Ms. Day for penning the ultimate historical romantic suspense with characters that leapt off the page and dived right into my heart. Scorching passion and sensuality intertwined with suspense and intrigue make this book a gripping tale!" -- Romance Divas
"As I read the book, I couldn't help thinking of it as a Georgian Era version of the movie The Departed (though the ending is much happier)." -- All About Romance
- ASIN : 0758217595
- Publisher : Brava (June 1, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780758217592
- ISBN-13 : 978-0758217592
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.56 x 0.8 x 8.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,589,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love the man that is outside of the “suitable suitors”. I like the underdog. How could I not love a pirate? At first I wasn’t so sure but it wasn’t long until we knew they would be together and to just hold on and find out where all of the pieces would fall into place.
Great read. Definitely recommend.
The reasons behind their spying were the following.
Christopher did smuggling and pirate activities. Sedgewick was a government agent who wanted a promotion. He found a witness against Christopher and demanded the witness's cooperation as ransom for the safety of his family. He told Christopher to get evidence against Maria to keep the witness quiet. Maria had been married to two government agents who were killed by poison. Sedgewick believed convicting her of the crime would further his career.
Maria's stepfather Welton, kept Maria's half sister Amelia away from Maria for many years. He threatened to sell her into slavery if Maria wouldn't do what Welton asked. Welton told Maria she must spy on Christopher to get information that Welton could use to blackmail Christopher. Welton needed money and saw Christopher as a blackmail source.
A subplot involved Maria trying to find her sister Amelia to get her away from Welton. Welton had used this threat over the years to force Maria to do a number of things including marrying her two former husbands.
I did like a couple of parts. I liked Christopher's intense lust for Maria. I also liked the story about Colin who was a gypsy stable boy. He and Amelia loved each other, but he knew they could never be together because he was a servant while she was titled. Simon, Maria's closest friend, makes an interesting offer to Colin at the end. Colin's story is told in the sequel "A Passion For Him." Simon's story is told in the sequel "Don't Tempt Me."
Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: six lengthy scenes. Setting: 1700s or 1800s England. Copyright: 2007. Genre: historical romance.
For a listing of my reviews of other Sylvia Day books, see my 5 star review of "The Stranger I Married" posted on 1/19/07.
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I wonder if was being churlsih not giving two stars. After all I have gone half way.
I have not really understood a word of this book so 1 star will be fine.