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Perilous Pleasures (Astrology) Mass Market Paperback – March 27, 2012
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Heroine Zoe is a teacher in an exclusive girl's school. She is content with her life even though she knows she does not possess the angelic beauty of her mother, Isabelle who is a rather flighty courtesan.
Lord Ramsey, Adam Selkirk, calls upon Isabelle and she believes he wants her to become his mistress, instead he is there for a much more nefarious purpose, to collect Zoe for the unknown Dark Lord. Both mother and daughter are stunned. Zoe is in no way beautiful having a large nose, and a pockmarked face from small pox. But as Adam reveals his connection to the mysterious Dark Lord, Isabelle realizes that Zoe must leave with Adam. During the Reign of Terror in France, Isabelle made a bargain with the Dark Lord, their freedom for Zoe's future. Zoe leaves with Adam uncertain as to what awaits her at the Dark Lord's Scottish castle.
Adam is no ordinary aristocrat. He has studied medicine extensively in Vienna. He is also the heir of the Dark Lord and has remained celibate for nine years. Shortly the Dark Lord will show Adam the final teachings so that Adam may possess the same intense powers held by his mentor. Adam also has a score to settle with Isabelle. His sister died in the Revolution after Isabelle escaped with his sister's exit papers. Adam feels like his sister will soon be avenged.
Where Adam is a bit of an idealist, Zoe is ever practical. She knows that the Dark Lord insists that she be virginal and to hopefully escape his clutches she does a most practical thing, seduce her captor to rid herself of her unwanted virginity.Read more ›
1 - THE COVER. This is a great cover in itself, there is just one problem: Zoe is ugly and the girl on the cover is not. The cover made me think at one point I would discover that there was a magical "ugly duckling spell" on her and that her love with Lord Ramsay would break it and that's how she would look in the end. I spoil nothing by saying this is not the case.
2 - At the end of the book Jenny Brown has this historical note about how many people believed in magic and would use "magic" through hypnotism and other methods used in the book. I found this to be a massive world crusher for the story and very disappointing. If you commit to magic - commit!
3 - The pleasures were not that steamy. There were some parts with nice sexual tension, but it takes 70% of the book before they even do it for the first time.
The story dragged on and on with the heroine arguing with the hero about her ugly appearance and his being disgusted with her and her mother. The hero goes on and on about his need for revenge and his need to remain chaste.
I couldn't decide if this book had been written by a young person. It certainly lacked the depth I had hoped for.
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I hate to write reviews to books that dont or didnt held my interest. i really did try to read whole book but i couldn't was just boring to me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
PERILOUS PLEASURES by Jenny Brown is a historical romance with a bit of magic and a lot of passion. While, this the Pisces book in "Lords of the Seventh House" series it is not... Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Amazon Customer (April Renn/AprilR )
I've had the pleasure of reading the previous two Jenny Brown books in her Lords of the Seventh House series ("Lord Lightning" and "Star Crossed Seduction") and I liked both very... Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by bookworm2bookworm
I saw this on the sidebar of Facebook and the synopsis intrigued me.. I kept reading it hoping it would get better. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Amazon Customer