Potent Pleasures : Pleasures

  • by Eloisa James
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • Series: Pleasures
  • 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nothing is more seductive than temptation.
Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful and 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 that 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Heart Wrenching and Beautiful at the Same Time

Eloisa James is an automatic download for me. I love her writing,however, the reason I didn't give the story 5 stars as I thought the hero very abusive. I wondered at times why the heroine even bothered. Each of her characters have much more depth than a lot of other writers in the genre,though. I cringed sometimes at what the hero would say to the heroine.

Of course, Susan Duerden is fantastic! There are not enough superlatives to say about her voices. I always know when she is changing to another character.

I would definitely use a credit on this book.
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- Equusdreamer "Day dreaming book lover!"

A Mind "F" in the Best Possible Way

What did you love best about Potent Pleasures?

I loved how multidimensional the characters were. I hated them and loved them and I was way more emotionally involved with these characters than is healthy, I'm sure.

What other book might you compare Potent Pleasures to and why?

I felt it was very similar to Breathless by Anne Stuart and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. All of these novels have kind of scary and (let's admit it) abusive heroes who make you want to punch them in the face but are written so well you're drawn back to them instantly after the slightest resolution. It's akin to being emotionally dragged into the abusive cycle yourself. It's very disturbing, as your rational mind is telling you the relationship is very, very wrong but your emotional side is rooting for the characters to end up together. So disturbing, but also immensely entertaining.

Have you listened to any of Susan Duerden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Susan Duerden is amazing and she yet again met all my expectations for her narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Excellent novel and extremely well written! It's WELL worth the credit!!

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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.