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Return to Book Page. Preview Enchanting pleasure in the flat Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James. Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland But it is Peter to whom she has been promised.
And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires? But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches--the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise.
Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny.
But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches--and Peter--be damned! But it will take a clever man--and a cleverer woman--to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love Paperbackpages.
London, England To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Enchanting Pleasuresplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 21, Ridley rated it it was ok Shelves: This was my first Eloisa James and I must admit that it doesn't make me want to try a Enchanting pleasure in the flat one of her books.
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It wasn't badly written, well not too badly, but the book's bra straps were totally Enchanting pleasure in the flat. Erskine Dewland's viscount father has arranged for Quill, as Erskine is nicknamed, to marry Gabrielle Jerningham, the daughter of a duke's younger son who has been living in India as a missionary.
However, Quill's riding accident a few years back left him with a bum leg and migraines - acute thre This was my first Eloisa James and I must admit that it Enchanting pleasure in the flat make me want to try a second one of her books.
However, Quill's riding accident a few years back left him with a bum leg and migraines - acute three-day migraines which are triggered by horse riding and sexual congress. Unwilling to be married if he can't be a true husband, his father compels Quill's younger brother Peter to marry her instead, much to Peter's consternation. Thus begins a sort of comedy of errors.
Gabrielle has grown up in India in an extremely sheltered home and is utterly ignorant of English rules of decorum and social skills in general.
Her frequent gaffes, clumsy moments and misjudgements are meant to be humorous, I suppose, but I found them grating.
I didn't understand why she wouldn't ask for guidance or quietly observe how others behaved if she truly wanted to impress the propriety-focused Peter as she said she did. So we stumble along the romantic love triangle plot, an odd sub-plot involving smuggling a young heir to an Indian throne and a seemingly random sub-plot romance between a male character whose presence in the novel is never explained and woman who's connected to Gabby in a loose friend of a friend sort of way.
I can't for the life of me Enchanting pleasure in the flat what the extra romance sub-plot was included to show, but the prince smuggling was very obviously to show how very super clever Gabby is. Your slip is sticking out a bit there in the back. There are a number of rather heavy handed moments like this. Gabby's friend Sophie must have been a heroine of an earlier novel, as we're given a wealth of info about her and her husband that does little to advance this plot.
She's also unreasonably loyal and perfect as a friend. There's no need to make her a total Mary Sue to make the point.
It's evident fairly early on that Peter is gay. Not only gay, but romance novel gay - obsessed with fashion, parties and gossip. He does not want to marry the ungainly Gabby at all - dismissing her as uncultured, clumsy and chubby - and treats her unfeelingly.
His POV shows a callous, selfish man rather than a sympathetic outsider caught up in unfortunate circumstances. As we spend a fair amount of time with him, it's a downer to not be able to empathize with him.
And again, we get it, he doesn't want to marry Gabby, he didn't have to be a total dick about it. He is one of many unsympathetic characters in this novel. And, to be honest, Gabby was wholly unlikeable herself.
I can't abide a liar, and Gabby can't tell the truth or keep a promise. Quill makes her promise not Enchanting pleasure in the flat buy crazy remedies to try to cure his migraines, as he's tried them all and has just accepted the migraines are a part of him.
So what does she do? She slips him a dangerous medication because she loves him and knows what's best for him. James does not even begin to torture her nearly enough to redeem her for that violation. Quill was pretty much the only likeable character in the book. He's crippled by a riding accident, but gets on with it, refusing to dwell on what he can't change.
When he sees how miserable Peter and Gabby would be, and he acknowledges how much he likes Gabby himself, he sets out to marry Gabby - three-day nausea-filled migraines be damned.
He's honest, responsible and sensitive.
He's also surrounded by idiots. Sad to say I disliked the book. Entirely too transparent a plot, too much telling, plot exposition in dialog and unlikeable characters team up to make me a sad panda indeed. View all 4 comments. Dec 09, Viri marked it as dnf.
Se me hizo una historia tonta, lenta y muy floja. Sin fundamento con unos protagonistas muy pero muy lelos. Es que en serio, Enchanting pleasure in the flat parece enamorada del hermano del prota aunque nunca lo hubiera visto.
Y luego, cuando se "enamora" del prota que por cierto. Y luego, cuando se "enamora" del prota que por cierto I love it when a book gives me two love stories all wrapped up in one package. I actually enjoyed the second love story more than the main couple. I wasn't a Enchanting pleasure in the flat of the heroine. She was naive, yet stubborn and a know it all. Her wants were more important than what was right.
She would lie, connive and manipulate to get her way. The hero wasn't scarred, but he had a previous hip injury that made riding horses and sex painful and debilitating. So I accidentally started with book 3 of the series whic I love it when a book gives me two love stories all wrapped up in one package. So I accidentally started with book 3 of the series which really sucks because it was only mediocre and this is the highest rated book in the series.
I guess I will try my luck with Potent Pleasures and hope for the best. Apr 19, puppitypup rated it liked it Shelves: After loving the first two, I found this one oddly disjointed. It starts with great promise, a likeable heroine with a vivid imagination and two lovely children in her care.
But the children don't stay in the story for long, I wish they did, and the heroine loses her sense of humor not much later. The nature of their marital conflict leaves the bulk of this novel fairly tense, as Gabby tells her newly bereaved mother-in-law, Quill Historic Romance Disappointing This is my third Eloisa James novel. The nature of their marital Enchanting pleasure in the flat leaves the bulk of this novel fairly tense, as Gabby tells her newly bereaved mother-in-law, Quill and I would never wish you to leave your home because of us You're not stupid, Quill, so don't talk drivel.
That said, I cared enough about Gabby to keep reading, and, truth to tell, I did enjoy the novel. Quill and Gabby were each at fault for their stubbornness, and both recognized that by the end. The heat level in the novel is fairly low, a few bedroom scenes, not overly detailed.
In fact, this is one of those books where the title has little to do with the book itself, as far as I could see. My very first Eloisa book I read and I really loved it. Really surprised me how much fun it was reading this. There's so much heart, love, passion and angst all in one. He broke my heart.
I believe this is the most angst-filled series Eloisa has written. Caught me by Enchanting pleasure in the flat completely. The story was both really funny witty and heartbreaking at the same time. Gabby is not your typical heroine. She's different when compared to other heroine's I've read in oth My very first Eloisa book I read and I really loved it.
She's different when compared to other heroine's I've read in other books. And it did drive me nuts how prudish she was about making love.
But when he did, there was none of that wicked pleasure with which he sometimes looked at her. His eyes were flat, unspeaking. “I feel we should discuss our. Enchanting Pleasures. Book 3 in the Pleasures series.
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