Title: Pride and Prostitution
An invitation for a girls’ weekend with her best friend is exactly what Gemma needs. The Ritz is opulent, seductive and anonymous—the ideal place for her to pitch her perfect manners and take a walk on the scandalous side.
One martini into NYC and David, a distractingly handsome local, appears as if sent by the vacation gods. Each passing reference to Austen and every wicked curve of his mouth tempts Gemma into luring the brawny brainiac up to her suite. She’s never been a one-night stand sort of girl, but what’s life without an exception for every rule?
Of course, Gemma never thought this particular exception would get dressed the next morning as an FBI agent who mistook her for a call girl. Trapped between an investigation implicating her best friend and her unrelenting attraction to David, Gemma is forced to work with the FBI to untangle the mess she’s landed in. If only it were so easy to untangle her heart.
Author: Penelope St James
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: August 9, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
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Pride and Prostitution was a fun, quick read. The unique plot was very entertaining as you watch the unorthodox relationship between Gemma and the dashing FBI agent David unfold. Caught between love and loyalty, Gemma, mistaken by David as a call girl, is thrown into an FBI investigation implicating her best friend. Now she must play along to save her friend and the chance to tell David the truth.
The story was cute. With some Jane Austen references, this steamy short story mixed romance, sex and mystery very well. The characters were written well – especially David. Who doesn’t love a red headed hero? Penelope St. James is an author you don’t want to miss.
A great quick read for lovers of the genre.