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An education...When it comes to sex, shy and awkward Verity is as reluctant as a virgin. So imagine her horror and shame when her ex reveals her inadequacies to the internet? To prove that she’s not frigid, as claimed, she’ll sleep with the very next man she sees!So when her boss, Cal Bailey, a man completely confident in his own sexiness, invites her to one of his legendaAn education...When it comes to sex, shy and awkward Verity is as reluctant as a virgin. So imagine her horror and shame when her ex reveals her inadequacies to the internet? To prove that she’s not frigid, as claimed, she’ll sleep with the very next man she sees!So when her boss, Cal Bailey, a man completely confident in his own sexiness, invites her to one of his legendary parties Verity leaps at the chance. She gets Cal right where she wants him but at the crucial moment her insecurities take over, leaving Cal confused and her frustrated!Verity, convinced she can’t do it, is set for rejection again but Cal is a sexpert and he’s determined to turn Verity’s pain into her ultimate pleasure......

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The Pleasure Principle Reviews

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    2018-11-30 18:03

    4 It Wasn't You; It was Them Stars * * * *I found this on Netgalley and have to say it was a very pleasant, naughty surprise... The story could have been stretched into a full blown novel... but with the smart handling of the author...75 pages worked for me. This is from the UK and so right away I need to shift reading gears... for the swift clipped way of how all the information was given... Within the first pages we learned our Verity had been slammed on an awful website, ratemyshag.com from her last relationship. The nasty, selfish bloke rated her 2 stars and his friends had been talking and joking around her without her understanding what it was all about. She is finally made aware and her boss, Cal, walks into the room where she is reading the posting and comments for the first time. Seeing her embarrassed and vulnerable, Cal invites her to the house party he is having. She is shocked because everyone knows what happens at his parties... people hooking up... at least that is the rumor...Verity is in a state of shock... she is reeling from what was written about her... the cruel comments of her being just not feminine, being mannish mirror all the disappointment her mother would repeat raising her. She took after her father physically.... not the smaller beauty queen image of her mother...so hunched shoulders and hating her legs and feet were the concerns she carried through to adulthood... Latching onto the first boy at university who showed any interest was her first sexual experience... and that was a dud....and the idiot spouting all the crap on the net was just as selfish... so Verity had no understanding of the pleasure of it all... but at Cal's party... maybe she would learn.... Cal is accomplished; a beautiful body, smart and successful. He is partnered in the design and architectural firm where Verity works. He has watched her; been interested but due to her being occupied... never mentioned it. At the party, Verity stumbles into a room; as her eyes adjust to the low light, she is stunned by what she sees taking place... what has her caught like a deer in headlights makes her body react in opposing ways of her mind... and in a moment of kismet, Cal comes into the room, too...He sees her stuck watching...and longing to be as free and easy as the uninhibited people....this moment and understanding is the start of it all.The winning elements for me were real life concerns were openly addressed ... the awkwardness of first time sex... of selfish lovers out for their release and then crass enough to think it is funny to post things on the net about the women who trusted them. Each of the characters had a stake in the outcome... and although it was short, there was a positive ending... I felt both characters did have growth and were in a better place after the book ended... This seems to be a stand alone and would be a delightfully sexy afternoon visit.A gifted copy was provided by Carina UK Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2018-11-30 19:13

    3.5 StarsShort and Smutty….There isn't a ton of set up or anything going into the story. Verity has been slighted by her ex-boyfriend very publicly on a website rate your shag. Embarrassed and completely self-conscious of all of the information her ex gave about being prudish and stiff Verity agrees to go to one of Cal’s parties that night.Cal’s house parties are notorious for people having sex and Verity walks into watching a threesome almost immediately after coming to his home. I think this is about 4-5 pages in, like I said no time was wasted getting to the nitty-gritty and since this is only 74 pages long I guess it makes sense. Cal is almost too good to be true. He is patient, understanding and has taken it as his personal mission to make sure Verity actually has an orgasm with another person in the room. As he helps her explore her own sexuality she becomes more comfortable and confident.”Like I said, you think too much.”“What else am I supposed to do?”“He leans closer, tucks my hair behind my ear. “You’re supposed to walk into the restaurant with me. You’re supposed to order the most expensive thing on the menu, then order desert and refuse to share it. You’re supposed to torture me with boring conversation about the weather, the news, the latest book you read, knowing that I’m sat opposite you, thinking about your lovely tight pussy and how much I want to shove me cock in it.”Cal was charming and completely likable and I enjoyed the way he played with Verity. The only down side to this story was Verity herself. She sabotages herself all the time and even though I felt sorry for her I really had a little bit of a hard time liking her since she was so down on herself. But…that was the premise of the story so it fit this plot wellThere are a few F/F/M scenes so if that isn't your thing be aware. They weren't too graphic but it happened. This is also an English story so the dialogue took a little getting used to. But if you want something short and smutty with a HEA of sorts this may be what you are looking for.

  • Jay
    2018-12-15 19:02

    ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publisher didn't enjoy this one as much as Guilty Pleasure, but still a good read. this couple just didn't seem to have the same connection/chemistry or something, as the previous book... I was hoping Cal & Verity would run into Tasha & Ethan at one of Cal's infamous parties, but no such luck...

  • Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
    2018-11-16 19:25

    2.5 ★I am actually a little bit confused with this one. At first, it felt like stumbling upon someone's journal with the first half missing. So in as much as I felt for Verity and Cal, I didn't feel like I had the time to buy into all the emotions. I realize it's a short read but I've read ones where I'm hooked from the first page, just saying...Then the more I read, I kept asking myself where have I read those parts before, or what book do those parts remind me of. And as much as I felt the British-ness in the words, I didn't quite feel it in the scenes, if that makes sense.Eventually, I got over those feelings and thoughts, and just started to appreciate the realness of the emotions. Verity is not a h I will necessarily root for but I understood the insecurities. And her interactions with Cal felt real. And so was Cal, real that is. Then of course the sexy times have to roll in...I did finish this in one sitting seeing that it's short. I guess this ended up being in the middle road for me.*Complimentary copy received from publisher via Netgalley*

  • Fable
    2018-11-15 22:06

    This was a hot and enjoyable read, but it also felt a little disjointed, so I'm on the fence about how to rate it. I could really relate to the heroine's insecurities though. 6 foot tall awkward women unite!

  • Laura Greenwood
    2018-11-18 23:55

    Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...I received a copy of The Pleasure Principle from Netgalley in exchange for my review.Verity has always settled for mediocre bed partners and fantasies about better. But when Cal walks in on her crying after she discovered her ex wrote a bad review on a website called ratemyshag, everything changed. Cal is determined to show Verity that she is worth something, and that that something is much better than her ex gave her. Verity is going to take some convincing though…Link to GoodreadsI quite liked Cal as a character. It surprised me slightly after meeting him in the first book, Guilty Pleasures, and basically discovering that he as ultimately a lot of a voyeur. But of course there was always going to be more to him. In this case it was that he actually seemed to care about Verity and how Verity felt, both physically and emotionally.Verity on the other hand annoyed me in places and she really shouldn’t have. The reason she annoyed me was because of all her insecurities, which weren’t really her fault when it comes down to it, but ultimately I couldn’t help find annoying. She didn’t feel attractive, or like she was good in bed, but even when Cal told her she was she didn’t believe it. So basically Verity was a normal woman, but in this case I didn’t like that so much.Saying that there was some crazy chemistry between them, there were several scenes that really worked (and some that I wasn’t so sure about) and it felt like they were progressing at a good pace for their relationship (basically benefits followed by actual emotion.I thought The Pleasure Principle was enjoyable nut didn’t make me sit up and go ‘wow’.The Pleasure Principle counts towards Winter COYER & 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge.

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-12-01 20:04

    I read O’Reilly’s Indecent series and enjoyed it so when I saw this book, I figured that a little more smut wouldn’t harm me. O’Reilly’s writing in the Indecent series reminded me a little of Charlotte Stein, merging intimacy with passion effortlessly. However, I found the writing in THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE a little off. Whether it’s a change in style or simply Verity’s character, it just didn’t click.Verity has just realized that her asshole ex was posting details of their sex life on the internet, giving her a whopping rating of 2. While everyone giggled about it behind her back, Verity has lost a lot of her confidence. She doesn’t believe herself to be sexy and as a result, becomes fearful of sex.Cal, on the other hand, doesn’t have any inhibitions at all. He enjoys sex, LOVES it and knows that Verity’s inability to orgasm during sex is because of her choice of lovers, NOT her. So he sets out to prove that to her.The sex is awkward, stunted by Verity’s massive insecurities. She’s snappy and very resistant to Cal’s advances even though he doesn’t push her too much. The sex scenes just didn’t come across as sexy to me, but more strained. Having Cal’s POV would have helped more since the less inhibited of the two and he seemed absolutely smitten by Verity anyways. It would have strengthened the romance a little bit more.*ARC provided by publisher

  • Kaetrin
    2018-11-27 21:09

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  • Mel
    2018-12-06 02:22

    Kind of overpriced for being a short novella. Interesting characters, hot sex, just wish it had been longer.

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    2018-11-26 19:19

    This story overall has a much better vive to it when you start reading it than “Guilty Pleasures.” For me “Guilty Pleasures” was darker than lite and playful as this one feels out of the shoot. This is a story of two people who work together Verity and one of her bosses Cal, who is well known for his sex parties. Cal hears her crying in the back room over what she found on a posting on the internet. It was posted by her ex-boyfriend.It’s a site where you rate your girlfriends in bed, he gave her a two. He also said, “My girlfriend is so frigid she makes the Artic look Warm.” Nice guy! Cal decides then and there to invite her to one of his parties that night. She goes and well let’s just say it was extremely over whelming and over stimulating.So, she rushes out and who does she run into on her way to her car but her ex-Will and his friends. He calls out to her asking why she was there. Why she was leaving was she kicked out. Was it because they threw her out. Just about when she was about ready to respond Cal comes up to her. He says, “Hello Will!” Will says hi and he heard he was having one of his parties. Cal says, “Nope!” Verity says, “Right, I’ll just be going then.” Cal says, “I’ll walk you home, see you around, Will.” He puts his arm around her and they walk away. It feels like they connect in all ways. Because they do that night. Then a week goes by and he brings her a gift to the office and tells her he wants to have her again. Giving her a present of a sex toy but she returns it. She’s happy he thought of her but mad. Under the circumstances because she wants to be more than a two she wants to learn to be more than a two in bed. This couple goes on a sexual journey to help Verity find herself. What ends up happening is they both end up finding not only a friendship but a grand love that runs deeper than all sexual experiences. I really enjoyed this story much better than “Guilty Pleasures” because it’s much more lite hearted. The characters seem more real in a lot of ways, although Verity’s neurosis is all of womanhood’s rolled into one character. Which can make you chuckle and sad too.I give this book 5 stars. Provided by Net GalleyFollow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com

  • Elisabeth Lane
    2018-11-25 23:16

    Jane O'Reilly has been a favorite of mine since picking up her Indecent... series last year. She's got a completely matter of fact feminism and sex-positivity to her books that appeals to me on a visceral level even if the particular kink or sexual dynamic she's exploring isn't one I'm especially interested in. The Pleasure Principle, while part of a series (with Guilty Pleasure) can definitely be read as a stand-alone because I accidentally read them out of order. Guilty Pleasure held more personal appeal for me, but both books were quick, sexy, satisfying erotic romance reads.The heroine of The Pleasure Principle has just been reviewed on a Rate My Date type site by her ex-boyfriend, who gave her two stars in bed. She's understandably rather upset by this and it has damaged her already fragile confidence. It's true that she's sexually rather inexperienced, she's never had an orgasm with a partner and barely ever has them by herself, but she hadn't thought it mattered much as long as he was satisfied. Luckily hero Cal comes along and invites Verity to a sex party. That probably sounds a little absurd, but he's a colleague of hers and the way O'Reilly sets it up, it works. Cal is very much concerned about Verity's pleasure and sets about figuring out how to unstick her. This could have been patronizing and awful, but instead it comes off as only a little bit overbearing, if endearingly so. The romantic arc is fast, but I wasn't bothered by it because they already knew each other. With their explosive connection and design industry jobs in common, I didn't have any trouble believing in their happy ending.Guilty Pleasure, the other book in this series, edged out The Pleasure Principle for me, sexually repressed heroines are not a particular favorite of mine. However, both books worked for me for the same reason Ava Lovelace/Delilah Dawson's erotic romance works for me. Sometimes it's just nice to know that no matter what awful, dangerous, sexist situation an author gets her characters into, she's always going to get them out. There is no ambiguity here, only straight-forward, woman-centric sex acceptance. I love it.

  • Arlena
    2018-11-18 19:19

    Book Description....An education"When it comes to sex, shy and awkward Verity is as reluctant as a virgin. So imagine her horror and shame when her ex reveals her inadequacies to the internet? To prove that she’s not frigid, as claimed, she’ll sleep with the very next man she sees!So when her boss, Cal Bailey, a man completely confident in his own sexiness, invites her to one of his legendary parties Verity leaps at the chance. She gets Cal right where she wants him but at the crucial moment her insecurities take over, leaving Cal confused and her frustrated!Verity, convinced she can’t do it, is set for rejection again but Cal is a sexpert and he’s determined to turn Verity’s pain into her ultimate pleasure... "Title: The Pleasure PrincipleAuthor: Jane O'ReillyPublisher: CarinaReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: 4Review:"The Pleasure Principle" by Jane O'ReillyWhat I liked about this novel...This author really knows how to put a story together that will keep you turning the pages till the ending this short read. Be prepared for some erotica F/F/M scenes so be aware of that. What a ugly person to have what was done to her by a ex-boyfriend telling the whole world on a website that she sucked in bed. For poor Verity who knew after going to one his his 'famous parties' her life was about to change. The character Cal was really something in trying to help Verity being very blunt and that was just what she needed. I liked how this author brings out some information of Verity's past from boyfriends, her mother and father where their had been much disappointments. What will happen after one night with Cal where she will be introduce to a little bit of it all with some free and uninhibited people. To truly understand this whole story you will have to pick up this erotic romance to see how the author will bring it all out to the reader. It was quite a read as these two people will go on a sexual journey and in the end it will be quite interesting to see what will happen between Verity and Cal in this hot romance.

  • Book Gannet
    2018-12-04 21:03

    This short, sexy little read took me by a little by surprise. I thought this would be a tale of a bad ex-boyfriend blaming his inadequacies on the heroine, who then finds a sex god guy to solve all her problems, resulting in lots of happy sex. And that is what this book is about, mostly, but there is more to it than that – most notably a certain awkwardness in the bedroom.Verity is tall and shy, very self-conscious about herself and particularly her body. Finding out her ex has rated her a two on a nasty website hasn’t exactly helped her feel better about herself, but when her sexy boss invites her to one of his notorious sex parties Verity decides to go. Maybe Cal can help her figure out what’s wrong with her.But Cal’s not like any of her other boyfriends. He’s not happy with one-sided sex, which leaves Verity more than a little confused – because isn’t that the point? The guy gets off, he’s happy, therefore she should be happy too, right? Or not, since Cal wants her to enjoy herself and sets about finding the best way to prove it to Verity that she can enjoy sex too.It’s actually kind of sweet the way Cal is determined to find out what gives Verity pleasure – in a raunchy way. This book definitely falls into the red hot category, and if you’re bothered by girl-on-girl action or threesomes then you won’t enjoy this. I’ll admit Verity did seem to get over her self-consciousness a bit quick at one point, turning from shy almost-prude to wannabe-exhibitionist, but it all links back to her wanting Cal to have a good time, which made her feel better about herself, which made a sort of twisted kind of sense. Poor Verity has issues, but at least Cal wants to explore and deal with them rather than exploit them.It’s cute and sexy and a little bit fun, while also dealing with issues of self-confidence and the emotional damage people can inflict on each other, all wrapped up in a quick, hot romance. A lovely surprise.(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    2018-11-30 20:04

    I read O’Reilly’s Indecent series and enjoyed it so when I saw this book, I figured that a little more smut wouldn’t harm me. O’Reilly’s writing in the Indecent series reminded me a little of Charlotte Stein, merging intimacy with passion effortlessly. However, I found the writing in THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE a little off. Whether it’s a change in style or simply Verity’s character, it just didn’t click.Verity has just realized that her asshole ex was posting details of their sex life on the internet, giving her a whopping rating of 2. While everyone giggled about it behind her back, Verity has lost a lot of her confidence. She doesn’t believe herself to be sexy and as a result, becomes fearful of sex.Cal, on the other hand, doesn’t have any inhibitions at all. He enjoys sex, LOVES it and knows that Verity’s inability to orgasm during sex is because of her choice of lovers, NOT her. So he sets out to prove that to her.The sex is awkward, stunted by Verity’s massive insecurities. She’s snappy and very resistant to Cal’s advances even though he doesn’t push her too much. The sex scenes just didn’t come across as sexy to me, but more strained. Having Cal’s POV would have helped more since the less inhibited of the two and he seemed absolutely smitten by Verity anyways. It would have strengthened the romance a little bit more.*ARC provided by publisher❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  • Sheila Melo
    2018-11-22 20:56

    Erotic Little TaleFINAL DECISION: The story between Verity and Cal is cute and sometimes sweet but the sex doesn't always seem to develop any closeness between them. There is a lot of emphasis on Verity with little insight into Cal's character.THE STORY: Verity is devastated when her ex lists her sexual inadequacies on a website. She is even more embarrassed when Cal Bailey sees the website. When Cal invites her to one of his notorious parties where sex is rampant, Verity goes to prove something to herself. She is determined to show that she is better than what her ex posted while at the same time she fears she is not.OPINION: I don't mind sexy erotic stories but this novella gave me mixed feelings. At times, I felt that there was a connection between Verity and Cal and at times the story was so focused on Cal that I didn't think he mattered at all to the story. Because of that, the numerous sex scenes felt uneven to me. Ultimately, I liked the story because of Verity, but I can't help but wish that we learned more about Cal's struggle to make this a better romance. WORTH MENTIONING: I liked how Cal explains to Verity that her feelings and pleasure is important.CONNECTED BOOKS: This is a standalone.STAR RATING: I give this story 3 stars.

  • April Symes
    2018-11-30 00:10

    ****A gifted copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review***Short and Erotic-novella style readVerity finds out her ex-boyfriend ousted her inadequacies on a website. He rated her so low, that he and his friends have been making fun of her to her face without her understanding that is what they have been doing. Verity found out and it hurt her tremendously. Cal, her boss happened to come into her office when she found out and invited her to one of his famous house parties –Verity accepted. Verity is this shy woman who doesn't watch porn, doesn't use sex toys, and who has never had an orgasm. Cal tries to change all that. Cal is one sexy boss. He is smart, accomplished and has nursed a secret crush on Verity for a while but knowing she had a boyfriend, didn’t pursue. At the party, Verity comes across a sex scene that Cal watched with her. Then they started engaging in some crazy sexual chemistry and the story took a 180 turn. It really ended up being a sweet, yet really erotic, sexy , hot story. I liked Verity –her growth in the story was wonderful. I liked Cal- I think he grew too, from the guy who thew sex parties to at the end , a man who found what he was missing.My rating: 4.2 STARS ****

  • Victoria
    2018-11-29 21:07

    Originally posted at Revenge of the Feels*Thank you to Carina UK for giving me an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.The Pleasure Principle is a relatively fast-paced novel and could also be one that literally provides sexual healing.Verity isn’t just shy and awkward, she’s damaged by what her ex wrote online about their sexual life.To be exact, her sexual skills.Maybe it’s just me, but I feel that Verity doesn’t have too much confidence for herself. If Cal wasn’t there, I feel as if the damage done to her, the stigma of having horrible sex skills would always stick with her and she wouldn’t be able to go on living her life normally.In Verity’s case, Cal saved her. Literally.One of the best thing about this novel would definitely the characters’ development! It’s amazing how Cal doesn’t give up on Verity and wants her to overcome that fear of being a ‘2 star’. The best part comes when Verity gains confidence for herself!Recommended to readers for a short and light read!

  • Misty
    2018-12-14 00:04

    This was a fantastic quick read.....I felt sympathy for Verity.....I mean who wants to be rated a 2 in your intimate relations?? and I really liked the overall character of her boss Cal & how he dealt with the Verity's insecurities. (The MANY that she had...) The sex scenes were visual enough to satisfy, but not overly exotic....and for some reason, that seemed to fit the storyline very well. I wouldn't change a bit of it. I have to admit to hoping that the ex-boyfriend would come to that last party & see something he hadn't been bargaining for....but the authors' version of the last night went better with the overall storyline. I wanted to keep reading once we got to the end of the book....so that means I liked it a lot! Great read. Highly recommended. The ONLY complaint I would have is regarding how short it was....I'm hoping this author continues this story in another vein or creates characters in her other stories that are just as compelling!

  • Karinosa
    2018-11-29 01:55

    I like Cal and he seemed to know what he wants and he wants Verity. Cal is her boss and she has some issues because her ex boyfriend rated her on a popular web site rating her on stars and of course sex. Rateyourshag.com ended up all Verity can think about. She seems to be a little whiney in my book. Maybe it is my personality...don't know, but she sure does have a complex over it. she just would like to not be rated on her sex life with stars. She just wants to prove her ex wrong. How hard can that be? She needs help to come out of her shell. This was an okay read..its steamy and a very fast read. Would like to have more of Cal's POV. Either way, good read!!!I received this ARC from the author via Net Galley. Thank you Net Galley!

  • Jennifer Schultheis
    2018-11-20 23:20

    The Pleasure Principle was a quick and steamy read. No woman wants to hear that she's crap in bed but what's even worse than that, is telling the whole world that you suck in bed. Verity's douche bag of an ex-boyfriend, posts online that she is a lousy lay and Verity has to deal with the embarrassment. Cal (her boss) walks in a reads the post while Verity is crying over it and invites her to one of his famous parties. Verity is this shy woman who doesn't watch porn, doesn't use sex toys, and who has never had an orgasm. Cal tries to change all that. I really enjoyed Cal as a character. He was blunt and crude and said whatever he was thinking. Just what Verity needed. This is my first read from Jane O'Reilly, but I will definitely checking out her other books.

  • Arshia
    2018-11-20 02:10

    This was a cute novella and it packed a good story in a short space. Verity has recently been rated by her ex-boyfriend as a lousy lay. The jerk put it online for all the world to read. Her boss, Cal, walks in on her while she is crying over this betrayal. He makes a snap decision to invite her to one of his infamous parties. From there on Verity makes him chase her and really work for her pleasure. In the beginning the story was a little abrupt but it smoothed out in a few pages. I had the same problem with Verity also. She was very hysterical and she kept yelling at the hero. But her insecurities made her that way and soon she moved past that shrilly character. I loved that Cal was just a smidgen shorter than her, it made the story somehow cuter.

  • Heather andrews
    2018-11-28 23:07

    I liked Ethan's book but I loved Cal's more, he had more personality and Verity that girl knows how to boost a man's ego without realizing it, "God, that's a big c***." Those words must have come from me. They can't have come from anyone else, because there isn't anyone else here. I can't stop looking at it. "It's very long." Cal is Cal the way he explains things humors me, "I like looking a p***y," he says. "I like looking at p***y that's got c*** in it, especially if it's mine. And I'd particularly like to see my c*** in your p***y." He doesn't hold back he's completely blunt, "because I like you," he says. "And because I'd quite like to eff you some more." I can't wait to see what this author comes up with next.

  • Bewaji
    2018-11-22 18:11

    When I read the synopsis for this book, I thought it will be very interesting to see the dynamics between Verity and Cal. Well what I got was a book on having sex and nothing else. There was no lead in or anything. This read like a porn movie. The plot was Cal having sex with Verity so as to make sure she gets off. There was even a threesome involving another woman to drive the lesson home. Well, towards the end, they declared their love for each other, as if that will make a difference. There was absolutely nothing going on in this book plot wise. It also was so short, I read it under an hour.**ARC provided by the publihers through NetGalley for a free and honest review***

  • Angelspearl
    2018-11-29 23:25

    For me this was a great in between read. If you like it a bit steamy then this one is for you. The story is about verity a very shy lady. And to make things worse her ex just announced to the world that she is pretty bad in bed. So in order to show everyone that she is no prude she decides to explore a bit more.Then Cal her boss invites her to one of his parties which is a bit on the interesting side. And one thing leads to another between Verity and Cal.The story was really quick, no character development in any shape or form.

  • Jenn Cunha
    2018-11-28 01:17

    Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.Verity and Cal are an interesting pairing. She's got so many issues, all of which stem from her mother, but the fact that he wants to help her through them scores him major points. I hated that she constantly second-guessed herself (probably because I could see myself doing the same thing), but I liked that he pulled her through it. I don't know if I needed that scene with Jo's help though. That was a weird interjection into the story. I also wanted Will to see them after they were together.

  • Mariel Hoss
    2018-11-14 21:23

    *ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Short and cute. This is mostly a lust fest than a romance...but it was a steamy and satisfying read. Sort of like a longish excerpt from a more full blown romance story...it felt more like a beginning...so I am hoping there is a part 2 somewhere delving into deeper feelings. Nevertheless...this read will give you all that tingly, blush-inducing foray into a really sexy initial hook-up that has all the makings of a sweeping romance. Great for a late night, under the covers read!

  • Kiltsandswords
    2018-12-12 19:15

    A quick, sexy story about a woman who is schooled in the art of intimacy. This book was a very steamy read as the story revolves around the sexual encounters Verity has with Cal. While it begins as just sex, it blossoms into a relationship with intimacy. I enjoyed the writing and what could have been a collections of sexual scenes was woven together with the development of a relationship between the two. A fun, quick read with lots of heat.

  • This books
    2018-12-10 23:06

    I received this book off netgalley for an honest review.The Pleasure of principle is an hot and steamy short read. The book was enjoyable and easy to follow.Verity's ex boyfriend rated how good she was in bed and posted it on the internet, she was devastated when she learnt he only rated her 2. With her confidence at an all time low, she wanted to prove herself she's better than a 2 what she wasn't expecting was to fall in love.

  • Katherina
    2018-11-19 17:56

    Hot, hot, hot. Smoking hot. I read it in the plane which might not be the right place to read it, but it ensured me finishing the book 'cause at home I might have gone off searching for my husband for some adult time ...For more romance reviews, check out my website: https://katherinasbooks.wordpress.com

  • Maggie Hesseling
    2018-12-06 19:06

    what a great novella! I thought Guilty Pleasure was great, but I really love Cal in The Pleasure Principle. He's honest and he makes Verity honest towards herself. This novella deals with issues that a lot of women have, but instead of resolving it quickly or merely putting it aside, O'Reilly delves into it. A great quick read!