Pleasure and Purpose

Pleasure and Purpose

by Megan Hart

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ISBN-13: 9780425229699
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Order of Solace Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 868,550
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Megan Hart is the bestselling author of several novels including The Order of Solace series, as well as Beg for It, Perfectly Reckless, Hold Me Close, The Space Between Us, and Stumble Into Love. Hart is also the author of several contemporary romances including All the Secrets We Keep and All the Lies We Tell. She lives in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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Pleasure and Purpose 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
AmyC-NY More than 1 year ago
Set in a vague fantasy world, Pleasure and Purpose consists of three novellas. Each of them centered around a member of the Order of Solace. A place where women are trained to bring a person to complete solace. According to their religious beliefs, each time they bring a person to complete solace another arrow fills the quiver, bringing the Holy Family one step closer to returning to the land once again.--- Pleasure and Purpose is based around three friends. For years they've been the best of boon companions, enjoying the sins of the flesh, indulging in drink and drugs, but then tragedy strikes and their lives are forever changed.--- In the first novella, Stillness is sent to Edward. Guilt has been riding him for years since the night of the terrible accident. He hopes to find solace with her, and who better than the handmaiden called Stillness to still the guilt that has consumed him. This one was the hottest of the three. A little menage action in this one.--- The second is Honesty. Honesty is requested by the Prince, Cillian. He has seen what the handmaiden Stillness did for his estranged friend Edward and wants that too. Because within him lies pain from the loss of his friend as well as the unfortunate event years ago. He is spoiled, and with Honesty she opens his eyes, causing him to be honest with himself and to see that his way of life isn't what he truly wants.--- The handmaiden Determinata is requested by both Edward and Cillian for their lost friend Alaric. He wasn't directly affected by the event that took place years ago with Cillian and Edward, but indirectly, he's been affected. Now a woman has caused him to hit rock bottom, but with the help of one very determined handmaiden named Determinata, Alaric is soon on his way to recovery and acceptance of himself. You see Alaric is Submissive and Mina is a Dominant, and together they are perfect!--- I loved the way this book was put together. Even though it was three novellas, it felt like one story with three happily ever afters. You can't get much better than that! I've read a few of Megan Hart's Spice books, and I find them to be extremely emotional, but Pleasure and Purpose did not have that intensity. Which was perfect because it allows you to enjoy the eroticism that fills nearly every page! The emotional level may be turned down in this one, but the heat level is near scorching.--- I am very much looking forward to reading No Greater Pleasure next month!
pepsiNJ More than 1 year ago
i had never heard of megan hart until i read this book and omg! i was soo pleased.
vampiregirl76 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Megan Hart delivers another enthralling, emotionally driven read. This one was hard to put down. Pleasure and Purpose is the first book in the Order of Solace series. Three beautifully written stories. This book is about three friends whose lives are turned around by three women of the Order of Solace. Not only are these stories about finding solace, but they are also about friendship, forgiveness, trust and love. I have to say I was absolutely blown away by this book, and I highly recommend it.
merumo3o on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The first story is absolutely *perfect*, both as erotica and as a romance. I wasn't much "convinced" by Hart's sex scenes in some of the novels she wrote for the Spice imprint, so it is really *great*. As to the other two stories, I'm afraid I wasn't captured by them at all. I found absolutely no chemistry between the characters, the sex scenes were unimpressive, the female characters not very likable. In the end I found myself wishing for some M/M action instead... I think it would have been wonderful if at least one of the three stories featured a M/M couple, but I guess the world is not ready for that, yet. Still, I'm very glad I bought the book. The first story is so perfect it's worth alone the price of a trade paperback.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Set in a mythical world which feels vaguely Victorian - gaslights and trains, but courts and small princedoms. Megan Hart has invented the order of Solace, which sends women out to give moments of perfect solace to their patrons, in order to satisfy their religious mythology. I really liked the 3 tales which had 3 very different heroines and 3 men who are old school friends, b ut floundering in their current lives.Edward finds Stillness. the Prince finds honesty - which I actually found the least believable/satisfying of the three tales, and Alaric found his Lady, which tale I liked the most. Megan Hart always writes well, and this book is written beautifully. I don't always like her stories, but all three here worked, and this counts as a keeper for me.
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I liked the book very much but $14 is WAY to much for a book thats less that 300 pages.
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Romance_Flunky More than 1 year ago
A must read. I love the way that Megan Hart takes the other "unimportant" characters and makes them the main charaters in her other books. It is great!!!
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katzKS More than 1 year ago
I like Megan Hart's style and this was great. The stories flowed nicely and I can't wait for the next book. A little solace is what we all need.
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