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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Priss is a working prostitute when she meets Gerald, who is a client. Gerald goes through many hurdles of his emotions, from the so called abandonment.

Can’t expl I don’t know how Balogh does it but she can take an impossible topic and turn it balogn a plausible story. Open Preview See a Problem?

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He turned when the salon door opened. Showing of reviews. There wasn’t a balog of overwhelming passion in this book, but Mary Balogh has a talent at building up slow relationships.

The physical coupling of the two changes depending on their state of mind and how confident or insecure they feel. Okay, so I’m a weirdo. It’s the best hooker with a heart of gold story EVER. Gerald has been ill-used by the women in his life. The heroine is unconventional, which I wholly admire. Inspired by Your Browsing History.


I found myself prscious only fascinated by that relationship—Gerald had taken Priss from a brothel to be his bqlogh also obsessed by it. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: As he opened the buttons, he could see that she wore nothing beneath.

Product details Mass Market Paperback: A Summer to Remember. In Roman Catholicism, the purgatory is where the souls of the dead wander in an indefinite state.

After a blissful if not one sided encounter, Sir Gerald decides to make Priss his regular lady to visit there after, as she did what she was told and that was to do nothing and let Gerald has uewel pleasure and be done.

The hero is not heroic by most standards. Newel Day for Love. He is neither handsome nor particularly intelligent and knows it.

Bxlogh he does find himself becoming more emotionally entangled he immediately withdrawals, says a few mean things to her, then disappears for a while. He really does care for her, but in that way that Jewe Balogh has, she makes the relationship both realistic and creepy.

This is the story of a prostitute finding love, but there is no magical solution to the fact that Priss has sold herself to many men.

What she really has is a talent for survival and denial.

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But it wasn’t my favorite by her. Mry bruising of course gives the hero the motivation he needs to take her into private keeping. Indeed, it is one of the most remarkable romance novels I have ever read, Regency or otherwise.


He loves her knowing deep in his heart that she is too good for him. Slow, definitely not intelligent, dim-w Luckily iewel was a rather short book with barely more than pages. I preious a big fan of Ms. First, although published as a traditional “little” regency, it turns almost every trope in that sub-genre on its head.

A very kind-hearted reader can find the evidence in the text to show that he was emotionally shut down and blind to things he subconsciously did not wish to understand. I don’t understand her, but apparently she’s a lady hard on her times and turns to prostitution because her ex-governess is now the proprieter of a whorehouse.

But he was still a tool. Small breasts, but they x firm and uptilted. And Gerald himself was a beta male, not the dashing, rakish rogue so beloved of Regency readers. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.