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The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1)
The Perils of Pleasure - Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1
Author: Julie Anne Long
His life is in her hands... — A RESCUED ROGUE... — Scandal has rocked the city of London.  Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and, inconveniently for him, the only witness to the crime disappears.  Then again, throughout history, the Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style:&...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061341588
ISBN-10: 0061341584
Publication Date: 2/1/2008
Pages: 375
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Dartha avatar reviewed The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1) on + 102 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Absolutely amazing. Book three in a decent books I've read run! This one had depth and dimension to the characters, who were likeable and intelligent, even though they may commit silly acts. But at least you know WHY they were doing what they were doing when they were doing it. Wish the author had spent a bit more time on the final chapter, well, actually the last page. Seemed kinda 'I'm all done, now' to me.
daylilylover avatar reviewed The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1) on + 768 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Almost didn't read this book because of a previous review but I'm glad I did! It's a very good book with lots of twists and turns, almost like a murder mystery!!
reviewed The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
After finishing this novel, I immediately sought out the next two books in the Pennyroyal Green series (the 4th is due out this summer). I found the story engaging (although the circumstances of the characters were a little extreme). The author infuses this story with intelligence, extraordinary humor, and writing skills. And it it smokin' hot! Terrific chemistry. Note: very nice for a change to read an author who understands and uses the English language. I am tired of poor grammar and syntax, so Hooray for Julie Anne Long.
justreadingabook avatar reviewed The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1) on + 1684 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
OK, I don't know how this book got 4 stars!? This was painful to read due to the fact that the story took forever to make any kind of sense, the continued use of the same word to describe things in a sentence. It was so so so annoying! The editing of this book was awful, the sentencing, the speed at which the story moved, and the way it was all thrown together at the final 4 pages to end the book. I can now understand why some write they wanted to throw a book against a wall. This was one of those books. Hopefully the writing has improved in the next one in this series.
reviewed The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1) on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was a wonderful read. Long's stellar prose is much in evidence and there is an adventure tale which I miss in many romances today.

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reviewed The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 1) on + 503 more book reviews
Julie Anne Long likes to take her time getting the story going. The Perils of Pleasure, like most of her other books, takes roughly half of the book to move the characters from acquaintances to love interest. I had to quit reading her books because this style doesn't work for me and it's frustrating and boring to read a romance novel with no romance for a good 150-200 pages. That said, JAL does know how to wore some hot love scenes.

In this story, the ending came upon is rather abruptly. Yeah they'd had sex, but since there was no possiblity of love or romance, when things finally fell together, is was kind of weird and rushed.

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