Book Reviews of Pleasure For Pleasure (Essex Sisters, Bk 4)

Pleasure For Pleasure (Essex Sisters, Bk 4)
Pleasure For Pleasure - Essex Sisters, Bk 4
Author: Eloisa James
ISBN-13: 9780060781927
ISBN-10: 0060781920
Publication Date: 12/1/2006
Pages: 406
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 298 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Pleasure For Pleasure (Essex Sisters, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 7
The love story between Mayne and Josie was lovely, well written and enjoyable. Unfortunately, this book was two romance novels rolled into one, which resulted in a lot of confusing and mind numbing head hopping.

Also, whoever wrote the blurb on the back cover obviously did not read the book. It is very misleading.
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Helpful Score: 2
I found the book to be unorganizaed and dissatisfying, but I know there are others out there who are obsessed with PfP. It is something you should decided for yourself
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Helpful Score: 1
I wasn't that impressed with the first two books of the series but I found myself really enjoying this one. I think I was more forgiving of Josie's antics because she was so young (18 I think). There were some fun moments and the addition of Griselda's affair was nice. I did wish James did more with the Thurman plot.

The back cover synopsis of the book was horrible. It's not this story at all. Obviously whoever wrote it never read the book. Also for a story about a lush women, the cover photo shows one as willowy as they come.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. Loved the hero . . . loved the heroine. Did I mention I loved the hero . . . especially when he put on a dress . . . laughed right out loud. In fact, I laughed out loud a few times reading this story.

ENJOYABLE READ!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Josie is the last sister to find true love. She is so funny and the book is very well written. Good close to a great series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Tired of slender romance heroines who forget to eat-or maybe never knew how? Then you definitely need to meet the Scottish Sausage! A fun little read, perfect for when you need a piece of brain candy as a reward.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not the best of the series, although I had high hopes. There's an awful lot of yacking and not much action, ultimately.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good period novel wrestling with what I think of as a modern theme. Still an excellent writer and well-crafted story about one of the current Regency heroines I like the most.
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Helpful Score: 1
Oh I loved it! The last of the Essex sisters, Josie's story and the BEST! Enjoy! =) The only disappointing thing: the cover, lovely as it is, didn't portray a "Josie" type figure.
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All's well that ends well... wholesome Josie Essex captures the attention of the infamous rake, the Earl of Mayne.
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AS always, a great Eloisa James book- the story of Josie-
from the back cover..."fueled by knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady shoud- she challenges fate. She discards her corset and adn flirts outrageously. She attends horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stable for a kiss... and is caught
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Excellent conclusion to the Four (Essex) Sisters series!
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Great story.
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While not my favorite of the series, I did enjoy this book. I liked Josie and Mayne together but disliked his relationship with Sophie the first half of the book. I also found other parts of it annoying and some distracting, mostly the whole Hellgate scenario. But I like Josie and was happy to see a larger sized heroine.
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This is a good book it is one of a series of books. But you don't need to read the others to read this one.
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Fairly predictable, but an enjoyable read.
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Historical romance
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Love Eloisa James, great story and hot romance.
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Very good book with a unique heroine.
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This was a great book. It had a magical quality that I wasn't expecting. Great author!!
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The fourth book about the Essex sisters. All four books are filled with good characters
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Loved this one. The end of the Essex sisters series. Worth the wait.
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Finding a suitable match is challenging enough, but doing so while known as the "Scottish Sausage" is simply impossible. Ever since she was burdened with that cruel sobriquet, Josie Essex's social life has been one of constant humiliation. No matter how she tries to play down her lush attributes--or reshape them with the help of a wonder corset--Josie still feels like a failure. So when Garret Langham, the Earl of Mayne, offers his help, Josie is just desperate enough to accept. No one could be better at teaching her the art of seduction than the ton's most notorious rake. Josie knows that Garret is hopelessly in love with his new fiancee, the chic Sylvie de la Broderie, but when she begins to attract her own circle of suitors, Josie discovers that she might be better at the game of love than she thought since Garret seems just the slightest bit jealous of her new success! With her usual stylish writing, exquisite sensuality, brilliant characterization, and sharp wit,
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4th book in quartet
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Romance, 4th and final book in the essex sister series. Sweet story, a little bit hard to follow.
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The final chapter in the Essex sister story is a grand one. It has a little bit of everything you would expect to see in it. And I have to say that few books ever make me laugh out loud, and yet this book at several points made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to cry.

The beginning starts out a bit sad, poor Josie the youngest of the sisters hates her body, and has been dubbed the Scottish sausage which is a horrible nickname. And of course there for the Ton all avoid her, no young men her age will ask her to dance and only the older men her sisters or chaperone can rustle up will dance with her. The biggest crime is that she sees herself as fat. And Josie is anything but. Shes not fat; she is beautiful like a real woman.

Its a horrid corset she wears that makes her appear stuffed. Well, enter Garrett the Earl of Mayne. I loved him in the other books when he popped up. He is a rakehell who isnt feeling like much of a rakehell anymore. He is engaged but none the less he kisses Josie, and shows her what its like to be a real woman. She taking his teaching well gets rid of the corset and indeed becomes a woman who leaves young men slavering after her. She has the body of a Madonna, and she has just a fun personality.

Follow this story is a true romp of fun, and finding love where you would least expect it. Mayne has had a little dabble in with all of the Essexs sisters in one form or another. Who would have guessed that he would have one with Josie as well? There is a particularly funny scene in which Mayne believing Josie has been ravished picks her up while she is asleep. Josie wakes and proceeds to slug him, giving him a black eye. What a fine way to say hello to a gentleman.

But Mayne can have a good laugh too as Josies expense including a time in which he dumps a glass of water over his head and startles Josie into thinking he is a ghost. The romance is there as well, and there is love to be found for everyone. Even Griselda whom who have followed as a widow through it all does indeed find her own happy ending. If you have enjoyed the other books in this series, you must read this one. And if you havent read the others, I recommend you do so you can read this one as well. You will not be sorry in the least. You will laugh, cry and enjoy it.
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London, 1818

Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?
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Josephine Essex erroneously believes she is too plump to suit current fashion. A somewhat drunk earl convinces her to discard her corset and let fate take a hand in romance.
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This was a delightful end to the Mayne Mania. Josie is wonderful and sexy and Mayne is Mayne. If you like Eloisa James other books, you'll like this one. If you are new to the author, start with Much Ado About You and settle in for some serious enjoyment.
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make sure you read the three books before this one--great romantic read--I love Eloisa James!
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This is Josie's story the last of the Essix sisters.
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Fabulous book!!! I couldn't put it down!
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Finally, Josie has her story! You get to see plenty of Annabel, Imogen,and Tessie, too. The notorious Earl of Mayne has a few suprises comming, as does his sister Griselda! Very nice completion to the Essex sisters series!
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I have been waiting for this book since the series first began...so wonderful for Mayne to find love...and Josie to get her own story.
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Not one of the better in the series, but it's okay.
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I liked this book. It was pretty much simple and cut to dry, but still entertaining and worth reading. I do recommend it :0)
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This was my favorite in the Essex Sister series.
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Great story about the last sister. As with all her books, Eloisa James makes you want to finish one quickly so you can read more.