The Price of Passion
In The Price of Passion, Simone -- the orphaned, emotionally neglected daughter of a wealthy family -- must earn her inheritance by traveling the globe delivering a message to her dying grandmother's lovers. The young woman hopes that the pilgrimage will help her reconstruct her shadowed family history -- the shape of lives lived without her, but learns that there is a price to be paid for the emotions one is willing to feel, and the truths one is capable of acknowledging.
The Price of Passion was hands down...the best erotic novel of this or any year. Jess Wells explored the satisfaction of a fully lived, fully passionate life with her best writing ever. A gorgeous novel. Jess Wells has always been an extraordinary writer, but with The Price of Passion she moves into the rarefied circle of the great authors, those who can capture a character, a setting, an event, an emotion, with complete care and utter mastery… Wells' prose reflects the care of a writer who weighs every word while…achieving a lightness that suggests that we are hearing a story breathlessly told for the first time." Bay Area Reporter
"Wells' language is a rich and varied drug… Unlike so many other highly charged novels, The Price of Passion is a fully integrated story with a compelling conflict and fully developed theme that deals with a subject that is consistent with such a passionate story line…Wells' talents as a storyteller shine in this remarkable voyage." Lambda Rising Book Report