At Your Pleasure

At Your Pleasure

by Meredith Duran
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At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran

A new and evocative Regency historical novel from rising star Meredith Duran, an author for whom, as Fresh Fiction said, “readers need to make room on their keeper shelf.”

By candlelight, she lures him…

Glittering court socialites and underworld cutpurses alike know that Adrian Ferrers, Earl of Rivenham, is the most dangerous man in London. Rivenham will let nothing—not the deepening shadow of war, nor the growing darkness within him—interfere with his ambition to restore his family to its former glory. But when tasked by the king to uncover a traitor, he discovers instead a conspiracy—and a woman whose courage awakens terrible temptations. To save her is to risk everything. To love her might cost his life.

At swordpoint she defies him…

Lady Leonora knows that Rivenham is the devil in beautiful disguise—and that the irresistible tension between them is as unpredictable as the dilemma in which Nora finds herself: held hostage on her own estate by Rivenham and the king’s men. But when war breaks out, Nora has no choice but to place her trust in her dearest enemy—and pray that love does not become the weapon that destroys them both…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451606959
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.56(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Meredith Duran blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history. A doctoral student in the social sciences, she spends her free time collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. She is the author of The Duke of Shadows, Bound by Your Touch, and Written on Your Skin, all published by Pocket Books. The Duke of Shadows was the winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition. Visit her website at MeredithDuran.com.

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At Your Pleasure 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
srbSH More than 1 year ago
Childhood sweethearts Leonora Colville and Adrian Ferrers were torn apart by her family of Jacobites (supporters of James Stuart) and his (Whig supporters of George I) for the English throne. Years later, with George I firmly in power, Adrian, now Earl of Rivenham, arrives with troops to secure the estate of Leonora now widow Lady Towe. Two fierce adversaries: she is determined to hold her land for her rebel brother, and he is determined to break her even as he wants to protect her from the folly of her resistance. In their struggles, many things are revealed: that she was carrying Adrian’s child and was forced to lose it and marry Towe because Adrian never came for her; that he was beaten severely and almost killed by her brother David when he came to ask for her hand in marriage and locked away to keep him from stopping the arranged marriage. Their early love seemingly locked away forever, bursts into bloom even as they remain adversaries. Set in an interesting historical period that creates the tension of the plot, At Your Pleasure relies on too many descriptive sexual encounters that somehow trivialize the struggle between the two protagonists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enoy the originality of the setting and the writing style that is only Meredith Duran!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book for the very reason that it balanced the storyline with character development, history and romance. It was not heavy on any element. Meredith sprinkled in how the struggle of religious prejudice and zeal influenced law, political and social life during this volatile period while staying focused on the main characters and their love story. I bought this particular book because I have read and enjoyed other books written by Meredith Duran.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author, and i really liked it. It had a late medieval, early regency feel to it. Great main characters, very good complex storyline, plenty of chemistry, lots of action and suspense. Very good book. Cant wait to read more by this author.
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I'm a really big Meredith Duran fan & am always excited about the release of her next book. Unfortunately this one was a tad bit disappointing. Not near as good as all her previous books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed past novels by Meredith Duran. They have a gritty feel to them and depict the struggles of tslented women to find their place in the world. This book never brought me into its grip,however, despite Duran's ability to make the settings and characters seem real. I can almost feel Adrian's clothing in my hand. Partly this may be because I find the Jacobites dreary and uninspiring. However I also feel that Nora was so myopic. Her allegiance to David seemed emotionally unfounded. She was frequently angry and uncommunicative...only brought out of it by the seduction skills of her lover. Of course maybe I just can't get in to men wearing face powder! I'll look forward to her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it... even when the heroine started to frustrate me. Duran writes such vivid characters that bring over done plots to life. I have read numerous plots similar to this one, but she made me feel like I was reading it for the first time. She will continue to be on my auto buy list....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her best since written on your skin
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ExArkie More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! If you truly love historical romance novels - this is the one you cannot miss. One suggestion - this book could have used an Epilogue!