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In the night, all rules are forgotten. Eloisa James, the acclaimed author of Potent Pleasures, returns to Regency England with an unforgettable new. Midnight Pleasures (The Pleasures Trilogy) [Eloisa James] on bloccocverbnerbe.ml * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the night, all rules are forgotten. Eloisa. Editorial Reviews. bloccocverbnerbe.ml Review. When the young Lady Charlotte Caverstill attends a Potent Pleasures - site edition by Eloisa James. Romance.
True he had a real horror of childbirth deaths because of his mother but I can not see how a real "hero" would let it drag on for so long! But this hero is so self-centered he doesn't see what's happening to or even consider issues from her side. Sophia is hindered in her marriage by all the "old wives tales" of marriage and loads down Sophia with all her "baggage" that almost cost the mother her marriage! I also have a real problem with how easily Sophia forgave Patrick at the end.
I also agree with another reader that the build up of the Turkish issue went flat and for such a major effort by the British "home office"they let it drop like a lead balloon! I loved the twists and turns of the secondary lovers Maddie and Bradden. I had an inkling of what would be the outcome but was really surprised at how Ms.
James had it come to fruition. I would never say it was a waste of time and I will continue my love of Eloisa James' books and continue to download them. I just would not rate this as number 1. One person found this helpful. First I love two things Eloisa James, she's a go to author for me and I love the premise of the heroine not wanting to marry a rake and the dance that ensues.
But for some reason Midnight Pleasures didn't sit well with me. I believed Sophie and Patrick were a good couple it was all the misunderstandings of that happened after the wedding. He thought she was indifferent to him and didn't want him her bed. She thought he had a mistress, etc.. Too much and went out for too long, in my opinion.
The heartbreaking storyline that aids them to come back to together was wonderfully done. The secondary characters were fun, especially her parents and his best friend. I hope they make appearances in future stories.
I gave this 3 stars for the beginning, end and the secondary characters. First, let me say that as a whole, I am a huge fan of Eloisa James. That said, Midnight Pleasures ended up being such a disappointment! Sophie, the heroine, was delightful enough, and the secondary romance about Sophie's friend Madeline made an intriguing side story, but Patrick completely ruined this book for me. He came across as arrogant and spoiled in the beginning, petulantly whining about a woman who turned him down when she basically was only attracted to him for his looks!
I judged him in the beginning, and nothing he did ever reversed my opinion of his character, even at the inevitable HEA. Poor Sophie wasn't charismatic enough to carry the book on her own, and as a result, I finished this novel, but promptly deleted the other samples for the books in this trilogy off my site. As always, the ultimate compliment to an author is sorrow when a wonderful novel ends.
Beautiful and satisfying. James in my book. Eloisa James is one of the grand dames of historical romances which she continues in her fine tradition in "Midnight Pleasures. One major misunderstanding, one fateful "kidnapping" and delightful dialogue set up two somewhat confused English aristocrats for an HEA of a lifetime. Charming and sexy.
Midnight Pleasures is the second book of Eloisa James' trilogy. It isn't as clever as the first or as whimsical as the the third, but any book by Ms. James is much better than most others. She is one of my favorite authors. Her books can be read and reread many times and you will see something new.
I have read her books for years. I couldn't be happier than with site and Eloisa James. You will never be disappointed by either. Fast Read These characters are well-developed and it's pretty much a good plot I think the main problem was the book was overly long because the issues should have been resolved far earlier than they were I don't know, I really liked these people and just expected them to be a little smarter in their communications since they were so responsive physically.
Bottom line, enjoyable and well-written romantic fluff Only Eloisa James can write a book that I will read more than 5 times. I re-read many books but never as many times as I re-read hers. This one has laughter, tears, hope. Crazy names for some of the characters, and I love the names she comes up with.
This book is probably one of my very most favorites. But all her books are my favorite. I can't say anything bad about her writing because it's always better than good.
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There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about site Prime. Get fast, free shipping with site Prime. Back to top. I would have liked Mayne pining after Josie a little bit. There is some clever dialogue, and phrases that I appreciated. That being said, overall thought: Sep 19, Ain rated it did not like it. The beginning was so confusing; At first I thought there was going to be something between Darlington and Josie.
But Mayne creeped me out. And bored me to death. Aug 13, Sheila Melo rated it really liked it Shelves: Miss Josie Essex has obtained the unfortunate nickname 'the Scottish Sausage" because of her full figure. Abandoning the possibility of a traditional courtship, Josie is persuaded by family friend, the Earl of Mayne to throw away her ugly restrictive corset, obtain some clothes to flatter her curvy figure and realize the attractive possibilities of her own body.
When Josie is almost ruined by a boorish rakehell, Mayne steps up to save her. I enjoyed this book precisely because Josie, the young woman with a poor self-image of herself, the woman who is taunted by bullies having been given the moniker "the Scottish Sausage" manages to claim the man who has gotten away from every woman in this series including Josie's own sisters. In this story, there is something especially lovely about the jaded Mayne falling for the lively youngest Miss Essex.
Josie is not a stereotypical sweet gentle miss. She is tart and argumentative and simply wonderful. I honestly am usually more interested in the hero than the heroine, but this book was one where I so identified with Josie that I focused on her journey. While she is young, I love how she is able to keep Mayne once she catches him.
I loved her personality which is so different from the mousey wallflower one might suspect. She feels like an incredibly well rounded and complex character. One of the interesting parts of this book is how James has Mayne and Josie fall in love in the quiet. There is no "ah, ha" moment. Yet, by the time the big moment comes at the end of the book, it is clear that these two are perfect for one another. Mayne has been bored with life, not truly engaging with life.
Josie is so full of life, that she pulls Mayne with her. My one quibble with the story is that I thought that Josie deserved a bit more in her happy ending with Mayne.
After he had been matched with so many women, I would have liked something just a little more demonstrating his devotion to Josie alone. There is also a secondary romance involving Mayne sister. I enjoyed that romance as well and it neatly wrapped up all the characters from the series. It can be read as a standalone but is a great culmination of everything that has happened in the series. I give this book 4 stars. This review was originally posted on Top10RomanceBooks. Feb 07, JoAnn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I only discovered Eloisa James in the last year, maybe year and a half and have been doing catch-up so this is the second book of this series that I have read.
I also liked his sister, Griselda, and while I didn't feel compelled to read that she had found a happy ending of her own, I was delighted to see that she did in this book. Pleasure for Pleasure is not just the fourth book in the Essex Sisters series, it co I only discovered Eloisa James in the last year, maybe year and a half and have been doing catch-up so this is the second book of this series that I have read.
Pleasure for Pleasure is not just the fourth book in the Essex Sisters series, it could imho be considered the sequel to Your Wicked Ways. I love stories that have interesting secondary stories one book is on my keep shelf only because of the secondary story. In this one the secondary story is given almost as much time as the primary story and it is a lovely story. The only complaint I have about the book is that I would have liked more of both stories.
There are even bits of a tertiary story, but it is one I am only mildly interested in, and that just to confirm my earlier suspicions. While I wouldn't have thought it, Josie and Mayne are perfect for each other as are Griselda and Darlington. Each is what the other needs and happily, wants. Wonderful story, well told. Apr 28, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: By far, my favorite romance of the series! One of those relationships I could see myself in, with the humor and the honestly and the reluctance to admit their feelings.
I need to get my hands on a physical copy of the book, so I can more easily re-read my favorite parts. I wasn't a huge fan of the secondary love story, though, so I guess this isn't a perfect five stars. It's basically a reformed bully story and sometimes those can work for me, but, in this case, I felt like, okay, great, he's sor By far, my favorite romance of the series! It's basically a reformed bully story and sometimes those can work for me, but, in this case, I felt like, okay, great, he's sorry for what he did and is a better person now--but that doesn't mean you fall in love with him.
Actually, I originally didn't like some of how the main love story was unfolding, but I think I like it as a whole. And, whatever, five stars for swoons and happiness and a relatable relationship. And now that I'm done with this series, what do I do with my life???
This series has the worst descriptions. They're so misleading. Over all this was an enjoyable series! Aug 21, Missy rated it it was ok Shelves: It has been days since I completed this book. They were good friends for the majority of the book. I thought the entries at the beginning of each chapter were written creatively. I enjoyed the secondary love story probably more than the main one, but, eventually, it did distract from the main couple's story.
However, Eloisa James made it all connected in the end. I'm just glad I am finally finished with this series. This book has been on my TBR since Jul 18, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: Charming and rather witty in places, if a bit scattered. The novel is subversive of the form in some respects. First off, there's three romances, one between the trite but true younger woman and older man except the younger woman is full figured and plump not a stick, although back then that was actually appealing , one between an older woman, who is not a virgin, and a younger man, and a third between two lesbians - which is subtley referred to, mainly because the author is no doubt aware of w Charming and rather witty in places, if a bit scattered.
First off, there's three romances, one between the trite but true younger woman and older man except the younger woman is full figured and plump not a stick, although back then that was actually appealing , one between an older woman, who is not a virgin, and a younger man, and a third between two lesbians - which is subtley referred to, mainly because the author is no doubt aware of who her audience is.
We also have a marvelously comical scene where the hero, a reformed rake, is teaching the heroine how to walk seductively, while wearing her pink dress. Saw a lot of references, including quotes from, Midsummer Night's Dream.
The heroine is a bit of a nit-wit, but she is also only 18 and far from worldly, so it is forgiven.
The hero, while much older than she is, isn't that much older as far maturity goes - so they are well-matched. There's some lively conversation. But the best romance in the book, is the sub-plot between Griselda the heroine's chaprone and the hero's sister and Darlington a writer of pulp fiction who is much younger than she is.
They have a heated affair and he pursues her until she agrees to marry him. It's a charming romance and I wanted more of it. But Griselda and Darlington were a breath of fresh air. The lesbian romance I wouldn't recommend James to non-heterosexuals, her homosexual characters when they pop up are annoyingly cliche and stereotypical. That said, it's admittedly rare we see them at all. James like Heyer, makes me miss Oscar Wilde. There's two mysteries I suppose. One about Sylvie and why she doesn't like the hero, which I figured out pretty quickly.
And another about who the writer of the risque memoirs is.
Much Ado About You (Essex Sisters Series Book 1) (English Edition) por Eloisa James
The memoirs are loosely based on the hero's exploits. It's fairly easy to figure out who is writing them. Overall, a nice romp. Not memorable, but likable for what it purports to be. And more ambitious than most of those books. View 2 comments. Jul 22, Thenia rated it really liked it Shelves: Not quite what I expected but a fitting end to the series, I suppose. Josie is having a really hard time at her first season, being mostly shunned by men of her age after a silly nickname is attached to her, and is feeling very insecure and inadequate.
When Mayne, who is besotted with his French fiance, hears of it he immediately offers his assistance in a most original and entertaining way. Their story is unusual and I would have enjoyed it a lot more had there not been so many other side-stories Not quite what I expected but a fitting end to the series, I suppose.
Their story is unusual and I would have enjoyed it a lot more had there not been so many other side-stories. The main romance took a back seat to a number of points of view, many of which I found completely unnecessary, which made the story lag and really frustrated me.
Yes, Griselda needed her own happy ending as well and Darlington was a pretty good match for her, but it dragged on too long and practically took over the first half of the book! Thankfully the chapters about them, or the even more annoying Mr. Elliott, were fewer for the second half, when the story finally took off. Josie and Mayne were both very likable characters, especially after Josie found her confidence yet retained her silly dramatic side, so for them alone the book deserves 4 stars.
The epilogue is, of course, a sweet scene of the whole family being happy and loving. Aug 09, Brenda rated it really liked it Shelves: Ini salah satu buku favorit, selain ceritanya Annabel dari seri Essex sisters. Ceritanya bercerita tentang Josie, anak bungsu dari keluarga Essex, ia dijuluki Sosis Skolandia. Dan korset yang Josie pikir dapat membuatnya tampak lebih ramping malah menyiksanya. Dengan bantuan dari Earl of Mayne, Josie cukup percaya diri untuk membuang korset itu.
Merayakan penampilan barunya, dan menggoda pria-pria yang dulu mengabaikannya. Perubahan Josie menimbulkan kegemparan, sampai-sampai seorang bangsawan b Ini salah satu buku favorit, selain ceritanya Annabel dari seri Essex sisters. Perubahan Josie menimbulkan kegemparan, sampai-sampai seorang bangsawan brengsek memaksa mencium Josie, dan membuat gadis itu tampak tercemar parah. Josie tidak ingin menikah dengan dengan bangsawan yang menyebalkan itu, namun pada siapa ia harus meminta pertolongan?
Tidak diduga hanya karena Garret Earl Of Mayne ingin mencium tunangan prancisnya Sylvie de la Broderie, secara tiba-tiba Sylvie malah menampar Garret, dan memutuskan hubungan pertunangannya dengan Garret. Setelah kejadian itu berlalu Garret mengetahui bahwa josie telah dinodai oleh seorang bangsawan kurang ajar. Akhirnya Garret memutuskan untuk menikahi Josie demi menyelamatkan nama baik gadis itu, tapi apakah Garret menikahi Josie hanya karna rasa belas kasihan atau ada perasaan lain yang dirasakannya pada Josie?.
Oct 01, DemetraP rated it did not like it. This was a did-not-finish book. The heroine's nickname was "The Scottish Sausage" and she spent most of her time complaining about how she was fat.
Then in the same sentence she said she's going to eat another sandwich, even though she can barely move in the specially designed "sausage" corset. She talks about how in the tight corse she's almost the same size as her sister. It was exhausting reading about a heroine who hated herself so much.
The hero spends most of the book in love with his fian This was a did-not-finish book. The hero spends most of the book in love with his fiance, who does not love him. The hero has also kissed her sister. Not what I want to read about. This was a did-not-finish book for me. Aug 26, Molly rated it liked it Shelves: The second half was exciting, original, beautifully written. So it's 2,5 stars for Eloisa James' Pleasure for Pleasure - you can definitely tell that this was an earlier book of hers - she hasn't hit her stride yet, but shows so much potential.
Aug 01, Malia rated it liked it Shelves: The best one Josie is the youngest of the Essex sisters and has her heart set on the earl of mayne who is a notorious rake. An unfortunate event brings these two together in a windstorm romance. This has been my favorite book out of this series.
Dec 26, Dea rated it did not like it. Jan 19, Leonie rated it liked it. This was meant to be sort of ground-breaking as the heroine was fat. Y las aventuras y desventuras de Griselda en segundo plano muy buenas. Voy a echar de menos a las hermanas Essex Jan 30, Aneca rated it liked it Shelves: Ever since this book came out I've been entertaining the idea of reading it, however with so many books on the TBR pile I never picked it up till this weekend.
I was really curious about this book since we've been watching Josie grow for the last 3 books and Mayne has been around for even longer. I should now warn you that this review has a lot of spoilers, if that could ruin the book for you please don't read further. I'm not sure if this was a case of my expectations being too high but I had som Ever since this book came out I've been entertaining the idea of reading it, however with so many books on the TBR pile I never picked it up till this weekend.
I'm not sure if this was a case of my expectations being too high but I had some problems with the story. Josie Essex has just made her come out in society but she is far from being a success.
Nicknamed the Scottish Sausage she is avoided by every eligible gentleman and can't even find dancing patners at the balls. Mayne is an old rake who has had lots of affairs and in the past has been linked to 2 Essex sisters I didn't like that. He decides to help Josie be more seductive and become a society success. During this time he is engaged to somebody else who he says he is completely in love with another thing that bothered me.
My big problem was with how Mayne treated Josie. I wont go into the age difference thing because I think it could have worked despite that but with Mayne treating Josie as a younger sister for most of the book it was a bit unbelievable when he suddenly decided he was in love with her. That and the fact that he keeps affirming his love for his fiancee till the day she breaks up with him and on the same day he proposes to Josie, I know he does it believing to be saving her from a ruinous situation but it seemed weird to me just the same.
The positive note was Griselda's love story. I think she needed and deserved to find someone to love and that she did. At first I was a bit surprised that her lover is none other than the young man who nicknamed Josie with that awful name but in the end James's really made that story work. I just wished for an apology from him to Josie that didn't happen. Oh and I discovered fairly soon who was writing Hellgate's memoirs It's well written and I really enjoyed revisiting the characters but I couldn't avoid disliking Mayne and Josie's scenes.
Oh and by the way I think this cover is totally wrong, the woman on the cover would never be called the The Scottish Sausage! Sep 06, Tiara D. Purnomo rated it liked it. Ini buku kedua dari Eloisa James yang aku baca.
Dan dari sini juga ketahuan kalau gaya tulisan EJ itu emang ngambil dari banyak sudut pandang, dan nggak cuma berisi satu kisah cinta aja. Karena aku nggak ngebaca seri Essex sister yang pertama sampe yang ketiga, dan langsung baca yang terakhir, jadinya aku rada-rada bingung. Aku suka sama sosok si Mayne, tapi nggak tau kenapa aku nggak bisa suka sama sosok Josie Terus terang aku lebih suka sama sosok Griselda Ini buku kedua dari Eloisa James yang aku baca.
Terus terang aku lebih suka sama sosok Griselda, meskipun awalnya aku sempat kesel banget soalnya Griselda sama Darlington dapat porsi cerita, yang menurutku, terlalu banyak. Mugkin aku terbiasa baca buku dimana sorotan utama hanya pada main characternya, terus baca cerita yang nggak cuma terpusat pada satu pasangan bikin aku ngerasa intisari dari kisah cinta tokoh utamanya terbagi.
Aku harus bilang aku nggak terlalu menyukai hal itu. Dan ada perbincangan-perbincangan antara Josie dan Garret yang bikin aku ngerasa 'lost', persis sama kayak saat pertama kali aku baca karya EJ. Udah kepalang basah ditulis, kenapa coba nggak dilanjutin? Meskipun bikin aku tertawa, aku nggak bisa kasih lebih dari 2,5 bintang buat buku ini. Gegara baru ngerampungin drama itu makanya jadi ksiteang-bayang dia.
Readers Also Enjoyed. About Eloisa James. Eloisa James. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this.
After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M. Her "double life" is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she's written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women's magazines such as More to writers' journals such as the Romance Writers' Report. When I'm not writing novels, I'm a Shakespeare professor. It's rather like having two lives. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I'll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference.
It's like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances. The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century.
When I rip off my power suit, whether it's academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate-stained sweatshirt of a mom.
Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother. When I wrote about a miscarriage in Midnight Pleasures , I used my own fears of premature birth; when the little girl in Fool For Love threw up and threw up, I described my own daughter, who had that unsavory habit for well over her first year of life.
So I'm a writer, a professor, a mother - and a wife. My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere , as you say in Italian.
One more thing I'm a friend. I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors. And I have girlfriends who are romance readers. In fact, we have something of a community going on my website.
Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers' pages. Other books in the series. Essex Sisters 4 books. Books by Eloisa James. Trivia About Pleasure for Plea Quotes from Pleasure for PleaAnd yet even sausages had to get married.
It's well written and I really enjoyed revisiting the characters but I couldn't avoid disliking Mayne and Josie's scenes. Wounds so deep they may never be healed.
Then a dangerous mystery throws them together, and all they want is each other. Megan Frampton - Dukes Behaving Badly 2. Archived from the original on February 12, These characters are well-developed and it's pretty much a good plot France Germany Charming and sexy. At a masquerade ball, where faces are hidden, Regina plans to win back their fortune.