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Potent Pleasures (Pleasures Trilogy Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Loved this book

Potent Pleasures is a great read!!!!! A page turner, romance, sensual, funny, characters are great!!!!!!!!

posted by c21joanneb on February 20, 2010

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Her other books are much better

I could get past the historical inaccuracies if the hero hadn't been so emotionally and verbally abusive. That isn't love and I don't care what kind of past a man has that gives him an excuse in his mind for that kind of behavior. He obviously didn't like or respect w...
I could get past the historical inaccuracies if the hero hadn't been so emotionally and verbally abusive. That isn't love and I don't care what kind of past a man has that gives him an excuse in his mind for that kind of behavior. He obviously didn't like or respect women in general. Then he leaves his very young daughter, who has such extreme separation anxiety that he won't leave her for one waking moment, and heads to Scotland without even telling her goodbye. What a great dad. But all of this behavior is okay because he feels really bad about it afterward. Typical abuser mentality which is only reinforced by his doormat of a wife who keeps instantly forgiving him for his abuse. This is not a romance, it is a sad cautionary tale on dysfunctional relationships. Ms. James has written many books that I do like but this is not one of them.

posted by KristinTX on March 14, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Loved it!

    Wonderful story! Only downfall was that Charlotte's quick forgiveness, not once but twice, is a bit unbelievable. I still loved the book! Eloisa James is an incredible author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Very Good Plot

    Just when you think things are going well -- things get complicated again! I'm looking forward to reading the next two books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Read it years ago

    Its still ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Great story

    Alex and Charlotte's story is both highly rewarding to read and frustrating (in a good way). You know they will work out their misunderstandings with each other (obviously since it is a romance novel), but sometimes it feels like they never will. Their relationship is one of my favorites from Eloisa James. You get to follow them through the rest of the trilogy as well. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    A Most Excellent Romantic Story!

    The characters in this story are strong women who do not follow the conventional way of doing things. In their moment in history, women were supposed to exist simply to please men. No so with these characters.
    If you are looking for a thoughtfully written romance novel, pick up this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2008

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    This novel is one of the best! I totally enjoyed reading it, it kept me on reading towards the end. Alex was not really trustworthy i wouldn't blame him but still he should had more trust in Charlotte. I have to say, the saddest part was towards the end where Alex was crying for Charlotte when she was about to die from pregnacy, first book that touched me. The ending was great, i was about to give up on Alex discovering that he was the one who took Charlotte's Virginity, but he found out. I was glad. Great Book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2000

    Move over Judith McNaught , etc !!

    Liked this Regency book and think Miss James is one of the up and coming voices to be heard in the near future. It was a fresh outlook on this age. Very much liked the way the hero was with his child. Now when have your read a book where the hero was looking for a wife and he arrives with a small child in his arms and a wet spot on his coat? Looking forward to Miss James next book !!

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