Enchanting Pleasures Author:Eloisa James Eloisa James's extraordinary novels have earned the acclaim of critics everywhere. People magazine named Midnight Pleasures "Page Turner of the Week" and raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." USA Today said of Potent Pleasures: "James weaves a web of scandals and surprises, forcing the reade... more »r into a delicious surrender." Now Eloisa James dazzles us once again with a sumptuous tale of romance and manners in Regency London. She unites two lovers who joyfully discover — after a variety of entertaining mishaps — that they are made for each other ... and proves once again that there is always a new way to weave a tale about the eternally fascinating game of love.
Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland, unseen prince of her nights — until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. With her fiery spirit and luminous beauty, Gabby wins Quill's admiration. Certainly she needs his friendship when she meets the exquisite Peter, toast of the ton, and promptly spills a potful of tea. How can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised, svelte gentlewoman Peter requires? Not even the brilliant modiste Madame Carème can save Gabby when her shocking décolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball. Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue — to the peril of his heart.
A terrible accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches — the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. Surely this is a viscount quite unsuitable for the marriage mart. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. She's as surprising as she is tempting, an innocent seductress more canny about politics than she is about romance. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches — and Peter — be damned! But it will take a clever man — and a cleverer woman — to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love.
A sensuous romp of uncommon hilarity and charm, Enchanting Pleasures is delicious entertainment from one of the most dazzling voices in romance fiction.« less