Pleasure for Pleasure : Essex Sisters

  • by Eloisa James
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • Series: Essex Sisters
  • 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 fiancee.
Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?

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Most Helpful

I LOVES THIS STORY IT'S FUN

Where does Pleasure for Pleasure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

ONE OF THE BEST. I'VE LISTENED TO MANY AUDIO BOOKS AND THIS IS MY FIRST REVIES


What was one of the most memorable moments of Pleasure for Pleasure?

WHEN JOSIE THROUGH THE MANURE


Which character – as performed by Susan Duerden – was your favorite?

JOSIE


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

WHEN THE EARL OF MAYNE SHOWS JOSIE HOW STRUT HER STUFF


Any additional comments?

I CAN'T WAIT FOR AUDIBLE GETS THE REST OF THE ESSEX SISTER SERRIES

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- LUCY

A strange mix of sweet and annoying

The sweet Josie wedges herself into a corset to make herself fit into the dresses that all the other girls wear. By doing this, she only makes herself look bigger. That is the beginning of this very sweet story. I enjoyed it MOSTLY, but there were a few things that I just could not quite stomach. I Loved the Hero. He is sweet and finds himself falling for a girl who needs his support. The problem is, he is engaged to be married and professes his love for his fiancée every other page. Then suddenly, he kisses Josie and starts to fall for her. Sounds like a lukewarm love affair. Not my idea of a steadfast hero, but it does explain itself in the book and gets all tied up with a bow. That is alright. The other problem I have is that the Heroine seems smart and charming, but then gets winey and petulant. I had a harder time warming up to her. That surprised me because she is a chubby heroine and I totally relate to that. I thought I would love her, but she is so weak and needy that I almost don't like her. She does find her wings and in the end there is a wonderful HEA but to be honest, the last 1/2 of the book is far far better than the first 1/2. If you choose this book (and it really is not a bad choice) just hang out because it does get quite good in the end. I recommend it.
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- Howdyholly "A book lover with a romantic soul, but willing to take a leap of faith. I LOVE to get sucked into a story and live there for a bit."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins