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Pleasure for Pleasure (The Essex Sisters Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Eloisa James
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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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 fiancée.

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


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 883 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060781920
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FRF5Z0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and entertaining 12 Jan. 2007
By LEP VINE VOICE
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This is the story of the last Essex sister, Josephine. Eighteen year old Josie is not having a good Season! During her first Season in London Josie, the last of the Scottish Essex sisters, is labelled the "Scottish Sausage" by a group of malicious young bucks who think it amusing to ruin young womens chances in the marriage mart. Josie is therefore snubbed and ignored by eligible young men who might have previously thought her attractive, as they don't want to be held up for ridicule. Josie is endowed with the voluptous figure of womanhood out of a Raphael painting. The ridicule undermines her confidence in herself and she takes to wearing a ristricting corset, thinking it makes her look better. Instead, it makes matters worse.

Only after being shown by her guardian's friend, the Earl of Mayne, a sophisticated man in his middle thirties, that men like voluptuous, curvy women, does Josie shed her corset and have new dresses made which show off her figure. She then attracts men like bees to a honeypot.

However, she also attracts the lasting spite of one of the malicious young bucks, who actions will ruin her reputation. Will she be forced to marry him?

A very witty and entertaining read. I enjoyed the other Essex sisters books, but liked this the best of the lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mayne attraction is... 22 Nov. 2008
By Seren Ade HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Josie Essex, the youngest of the 4 Essex sisters, is having a terrible Season. It's hard enough for a young woman with curves to try to meet the fashionable pattern for slimness, but when your appearance has attracted the ire of a celebrated wit (whose criticisms of and nicknames for some of the young women on the Marriage Mart have severely damaged more than one debutate's matrimonial hopes) and landed you with the moniker 'the Scottish Sausage', things really can't get much worse.

Enter the long-standing friend of the Essex sisters, the Earl of Mayne, and his sister Griselda. Griselda's fashion advice is precisely what you'd expect from an experienced and stylish chaperone with her own fair share of curves, but what about Mayne's interest? Surely it's above and beyond the call of friendship for a member of the aristocracy to don a young lady's gown in order to help her learn to sway when she walks, and to provide her with her first kiss? After all, Mayne is in love with his fiancee: the slim, French Sylvie de la Broderie... isn't he?

Although part of a series, with a number of characters who appeared first in James's original Duchess Quartet, this is a successful stand alone novel. The plot is fairly well split between the romance involving Josie and Mayne, and Griselda's burgeoning friendship with a younger man. Both storylines are well-plotted and written in James's usual beautiful prose.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Ending 15 Nov. 2011
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If you've read the first three books in this quartet you've got to read the last one anyway as you want to know what happens to Josie. But the benifit of this is, it is a great book standing on its own.

As a reader you can really relate to what Josie is feeling, and the effect that her first season has had upon her and see the feelings that Mayne has, but doesn't want to acknowledge. To be honest it was the obvious pairing after the first three books saw both characters playing central roles in the plots, but the story line as with many of Eloisa James books isn't a straight line from point to point, and reflects quite well life as we all have detours on the way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 14 Feb. 2013
By Jangler
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I loved this book the characterisation was good the storyline amusing. Will definitely go in my favourites and I will read it again
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book! 28 Feb. 2008
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I have read many of Eloisa James' books and I must say that this is my favourite in the Essex sisters series. Not only does Eloisa James write her characters as three dimensional, but they are witty and you can't help caring about what happens to them.
The Earl of Mayne has been through all of the Essex books and was in fact a bit of a rogue, however he proves himself, in this book, to be an honourable gentleman.
I loved this book, as Josie, unlike the ladies in many other books is a little plump. Ladies in Regency times, as throughout history have been all shapes and sizes, so it is refreshing when an author gives a nod to the 'not quite a size twelve' style of woman. It was beautifully written and will remain one of my favourite reads for a long time to come.
I can't recommend this author enough, if you liked the Essex sisters series try the Desperate Duchess' series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasure for Pleasure 14 April 2009
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Great book as were the first three in the set - see review for 'Taming on the Duke' for further comments.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but great pleasure 8 Sept. 2012
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I gave this book five stars because it is a great read - and I haven't even finished it yet - I have to cook dinner! It's not perfect - the language isn't right for Regency England and some of the small details are way off, but if Eloisa James would like me to proof read her books for free I'd be more than happy. (And I'd buy her books afterwards for the pleasure of reading them again.) Great fun, great characters and very well written. You can read the storyline in the description so I won't bother including it here, but I thoroughly recommend the book. As if you couldn't tell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 10 July 2013
By Mnrigb
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I laughed until I couldn't breathe at the fabulous innocent humour of dear Josie x This fabulous book gave me everything I want from a delicious novel.This is only the second Indulgence of an Eloisa James literary genius offerings and I cannot wait to read the next !!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 25 days ago by Denise Molyneux
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical romance
Great easy read. All the rules and strict conduct of the day. Love the ease of downloading too with kindle
Published 23 months ago by Mrs. Carol Jeffreys
5.0 out of 5 stars love this
as with all her books, just fabulous! well rounded characters, good storyline. I have loved everthing so far she has written.
Published on 9 Mar. 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
I really enjoyed reading the forth book of this series and will be on the llok out for more from Eloisa James.
Published on 2 Feb. 2013 by Mrs HE Gosbee
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought it
I liked this book but for some reason I did not find it quite up to the standard of the other Essex Sister books - maybe it was because I had a lot of distraction when I was... Read more
Published on 19 Jan. 2013 by B. Pollit
5.0 out of 5 stars The original Essex girls
Just romps along and a good ending to the Essex sisters story. Have loved the characters especially the Scottish sausage.
Published on 16 Jan. 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful
This book is just an absolute job from beginning to end. Josie is endearing and funny. Mayne is just divine. A wonderful flawed rake of a hero just begging to be redeemed. Read more
Published on 8 Nov. 2012 by Mrs. Alison J. Boler
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the book most are probably expecting
I think only the most die hard Mayne fans will be happy with this book, the type that will take him in any form. Read more
Published on 2 Aug. 2012 by kushti
5.0 out of 5 stars Eloise James - Pleasure for Pleasure
Part of a series. Couldn't put it down once started, needed to finish it. Racy like the other books but easy reading for chilling with. Other books should also be read in order.
Published on 6 Mar. 2012 by SE
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