The pursuit of pleasure

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Never Say "Never" To Passion. . . Lizzie Paxton's dream in life is to be a widow--if only she could skip the wedding and the husband. When her childhood friend Captain James Marlowe proposes a marriage in name only, she accepts, knowing she'll have the independence she craves once he sets sail. Though James is the only man Lizzie trusts, she doesn't trust the scintillating desire he evokes in her. James knows he shouldn't get involved with anyone, especially with his uncertain future. But he just can't help himself when he overhears Lizzie's declaration. Though he's promised her a marriage of convenience, he wastes no time in seducing her and taking her over the precipice of desire. Yet not even his beautiful wife can deter him from his cause. But when Lizzie discovers her husband has deceived her, James must choose between devotion to duty and loyalty to the woman he cannot live without. . . "Intrigue, sensuality and romance collide." --Jenna Petersen "Elizabeth Essex's The Pursuit Of Pleasure is elegant, evocative, and absolutely dangerous to a good night's sleep." --Courtney MilanWhen not re-reading Jane Austen, sipping tea or mucking about her garden, Elizabeth Essex can be found at her computer, making up 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. While Elizabeth loved the adventurous life of a working archaeologist, after writing and reading all those dry, dusty reports on ship construction, she would daydream about how lovely it would have been if only someone had fallen in love on just one of those ships. And so now she writes stories about just that. Elizabeth lives in Texas with her family.
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display_description Agreeing to marry her childhood friend Captain James Marlowe in name only so that she will have the independence she craves, Lizzie Paxton soon becomes consumed by desire for James until she discovers that he has betrayed her.
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subject_facet England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Love stories, American, Love-hate relationships -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction
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title_full The Pursuit of Pleasure, The pursuit of pleasure / Elizabeth Essex
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Love stories, American, Love-hate relationships, Marriage, Romance, Social life and customs