Nothing is more seductive than temptation.Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful, unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her--not against her will--into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he... show more
Nothing is more seductive than temptation.Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful, unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her--not against her will--into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes.Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip: rumor has it, the earl's virility is in question.Charlotte, who knows all too intimately the power of his passion, is stunned by the gossip that has set society ablaze. At last, there can be a storybook ending...unless, of course, Charlotte's one mad indiscretion had not been with him at all....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 9th 2000
Publisher: Island Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Pleasures (#1)
Jesus everlovin' Christ, how many romances have rape? She said no, she friggin' meant it.
Meh. It was okay. A good first book but I find myself liking her later writing better. The book was fine, I guess but didn't hold my interest. I skimmed too much of the later part of the book to give this three stars. Originally posted on GR in April 2013
There was not nearly enough groveling on Alex's part to make up for the horrible things he said, not once, but twice. Charlotte forgave him way, way too easily. Kind of killed the book for me.
While this story had potential, it was just to contrived and didn't make too much sense. I really didn't like the characters especially the male protagonist. The other problem was that the whole driving force of this novel or the misunderstanding alone was too weak and makes the characters weak an...
There were some good parts to the story but everyone's constant worry about what the society gossips would say, and the almost deliberate misunderstandings between the hero and heroine, just got too annoying and finally turned me off the story completely. Can't recommend this (Eloisa James' first pu...