When Galen Steele steals Brittany Thrasher’s cab in New York, he never though he’d see her again. Imagine his surprise when he runs into her at an auction in Phoenix. Consumed with thoughts of taking her to bed, he concocts a plan to outbid her for her dead mother’s house and then make her an indecent proposal: spend the week with him and then she can have the house for free! This playboy never expected Brittany to take him up on his offer or for his plan to backfire and fall in love!
It is no surprise that I am a huge fan of Brenda Jackson’s novels. I have devoured her previous Steele titles, which focused on the Charlotte Steele family, and couldn’t wait to be introduced to the Phoenix Steele family. While I thought the story was excellent and the characters were a breath of fresh air, I must admit that while this novel was good, it was not Jackson’s best Steele title.
What makes Jackson’s novels unique is how the characters are stubborn and resist falling in love. In Hidden Pleasures, Brittany fell in love with Galen way too easily and didn’t even get mad at him when she found out he lied to her. I was waiting for an argument, a lecture, or anything that would reprimand him for his actions, but nothing came.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it is definitely worth reading. Read the excerpt below and watch how Galen steals Brittany’s cab from her. Funny stuff! And let me know: How would you react if a handsome man stole a cab away from you?