Pimpernel – Sheralyn Pratt

pimpernel sheralyn pratt


For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title.

At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but “trying” is the operative word. It’s been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.

If ever there as an unlikely head of an investment scheme, Claire’s it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop.

So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?

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***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***

We meet Jack. Jack is watching Claire. Claire is trying to keep the compulsions in her head to a minimum so she can be effective at what she has to do. Jack doesn’t believe she’s doing this willingly, but he needs to find out. This is ALL I’m going to say about this. I will say that there are surprises right and left in this book. Some took me completely by surprise. Some I thought I knew. Either way, this was a FUN read.

I really loved these characters. Especially the side characters. They have as much mystery as the situations that the main characters find themselves in. I want to know more about Margot, Ren, Kali, and Nate. And I want to know how they’re all inter-related, because trust me, something says that there’s a story there.

Ms. Pratt has a way of making awkward feel natural for those of us who aren’t awkward. I also love that her hero isn’t the most dashing, handsome, buffest man out there. He’s actually quite forgettable. Until you get to know him…then there’s no way you could ever forget Jack Cavanaugh. So the question is, would I recommend this story? YES, I would. Just for the enjoyment of the mystery and of the characters. This is a clean romance, but this isn’t a young or even new adult romance. To take that as you will.


Sheralyn’s first job was as a karate instructor, which taught her that practice does not make perfect; practice makes habit–good or bad. Martial arts also taught Sheralyn that a master is simply a person who can effortlessly do all the actions a beginner finds difficult or maybe even impossible.

Sheralyn has worked in many fields throughout her life, but her 12 years as a karate instructor have shaped how she does everything, including writing and mentoring. She likes to keep things light and fun, but she’s also aware that life is journey and that if you’re going to buy a book, your life should better for it.

So, fiction or nonfiction, know that each of Sheralyn’s books are designed to take you to a new place. Maybe that book is designed to help you escape for a few hours, or maybe it’s a book designed to teach you a new skill. Either way, Sheralyn hopes it’s unforgettable…in a good way. 😉


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