... First of all it was steamy because it was well written. No stuttering scenes where you think "who ever says that!!" Totally believable and emotional characterization. If you like a novel where you enter the minds and hearts of the characters then this one is absolutely amazing. So many authors today just sprinkle in the sex (Susan Johnson) with really [boring] story lines but here's one where the love making is just that. Gorgeous story. meaningful and well done
The 2nd book in the Pleasures series provides an indepth look into Sophie's romance with Patrick (twin to the 1st Pleasures hero). While the first Pleasures book alluded to this couple and delved into Sophie's character this book at times falls short of matching her outrageous personality with the one portrayed in this book.
However, their romance is sweet and Eloisa's treatment of a hard situation is to be applauded. To compliment, Eloisa James delivers again with romantic side couplings that make the read more enjoyable.
This was just as good, if not better, than the first one in the series. Sophie and Patrick go from great triumphs to great sorrows back to triumph, and you're constntly on edge to see what happens next!
This is a book in the Pleasure series and it was a good read, kept with the storyline, moved along pretty well and just abit of whining from the main characters. Lots of tension, interesting situations and a well wrapped up ending.
Second book in the series. I really enjoyed this book.
The daughter of the marquis of Brandenburg, Lady Sophie York is a beguiling and flirtatious innocent. One of the most marriageable young women in Regency London, she's also secretly brainy. Yet she finds herself in love with a man she is dead set against loving: Patrick Foakes, a handsome rake. Sophie has determined never to marry, since her father is a notorious philanderer who constantly humiliates Sophie's mother with his flagrant pursuit of Frenchwomen. Sure that Patrick will always be a libertine, she turns him down when he asks for her hand. She then accepts the proposal of his stodgy friend, Lord Slaslow. Patrick is stunnedAa little relieved, but mostly stung: the proud lothario has fallen for Sophie. After Patrick adopts a disguise as a favor to Lord Saslow, the fiery pair are thrown together. They find they can't resist each other, so they bed and marry. But each has separate, unspoken fearsAshe of his assumed infidelity, he of her early death from childbirthAthat puts them at cross-purposes, until tragedy strikes. James (Potent Pleasures) proves herself a notable chronicler of the genre here. Her spritely tale takes on substance with a subplot about events in the Ottoman Empire. In addition, while the customary hallmarks are in evidenceAthe breathless, drawn-out sex scenes; the misunderstandings that almost ruin everythingAthese contretemps flow naturally from the characterizations and plot, and contribute to an engaging story
Patrick Foakes doesn't want a wife because of the fact that his mom died in child birth and he didn't want any woman to go through that having his heir. He meets Sophie and falls for her and she refuses to marry him and agrees to marry one of his friends. She isn't in love with Braddon either but she needs someone her parents say, so he seems like the likely one but she wants Patrick. As it happens they get married, her and Patrick but she is worried about him having extramarrital affairs, and he thinks she is in love with Braddon. It is a good book.
Loved this book as much as the first one! Love this series! This is the second book in the Pleasures Trilogy. The first and third books are: "Potent Pleasures" and "Enchanting Pleasures". You can't go wrong reading this series.