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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Lacks Story Substance


If I had to name the theme of this book it would be "lust".

The story was about Charlotte, a Duke's daughter, who at 17 years of age had no interest in getting married. She was more interested in art than men.

Charlotte was a good girl, always doing what was right, but one night her friend, smitten with a man that wants her to meet him at a ball, convinces Charlotte into going with her. Unknown to Charlotte and her friend the Ball was a Cyprian's Masquerade Ball, where gentlemen go to meet light-skirts. Her friend goes off with her love-interest and leaves Charlotte alone. Charlotte is led into an indiscretion by a man dressed as a coachman, and they fall in lust. This incident lays the foundation for the story that follows. Seven years later, when Charlotte has grown up and developed into a beautiful woman, they meet again.

Susan Duerden draws step by step mental pictures all the way. Susan is a good performer, but her male voices whisper, which was a little distracting for me. She does children's
voices extremely well.

I listened to it from beginning to end, but will not listen to it again. If it was one-half the length, I would have liked it better, and would not feel I missed anything.
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- Lady M

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!"

Book Details

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