Pleasure for Pleasure (Essex Sisters, book 4)
Fueled by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady should—she challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a... show more
Fueled by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady should—she challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a surreptitious kiss . . . and is caught! She doesn't want to marry the young hellion—but who's to help? Her chaperone keeps disappearing for mysterious appointments; her guardian is on his wedding trip; and his friend the Earl of Mayne is too busy staring into the eyes of his exquisite French fiancÉe. Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2006-11-28
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
This was my 1st Eloisa James but certainly won't be my last!
The one thing I don't like about series is that sometimes they lose the main focus. The main couple should always be that. I loved the scenes with Josie and Mayne early on and felt the balance was alright, but then once we are in the stables the next two chapters are leaving us with a cliffhanger! I...
Just like the book before this one it again took until chapter seven for me to get into this story. So anyway I really wish it would stop being mentioned how much older Garrett is than Josie because it makes me feel icky with how much older he is than Josie. This story begins for me when Garrett a...
I forgot how much I enjoyed the Essex sisters books until I reread this one - love Josie and Mayne together. Lots of plot lines going on in this one, but they were easy to keep straight. One of James' better books.
Could have finished about 50 pages earlier than it did. Mayne and Josie are delightful, but Josie's fat hate and poor self image in this book are not enjoyable and they're a lot of the story. It's a pity that her book is less about the delicious spiky wit and frankness she had in the first three boo...