Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James

Goodreads Description:

Nothing is more seductive than temptation.

Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful, 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, 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...

My Rating:

My Review:

I love Eloisa James so I figured I'd give this series of hers a try.  I enjoyed it.  The lay out and pace of the story is very good and the distrust the Earl harbors is something that anyone would have after the issues with his first wife.  Charlotte was a naive girl and after one moment of passion she decided she couldn't marry and turns to her art.  She becomes an amazing artist but realizes she wants a family.  She reinvents herself and emerges into the ton as the most sought after woman.  Alex, after suffering for a belief he is impotent thanks to his first wife, needs to find a mother for his daughter, Pippa.  Alex's first wife lied an received the annulment before anyone knew she was pregnant and didn't tell him of his daughter until she was on her death bed from Scarlet Fever.  Alex see's Charlotte and has to have her.  Their courting is entertaining to read and when they finally marry have to deal with Alex's trust issues.  It's a good read that made me feel a wide range of emotions while reading it.  The only reason I gave it a 4 not a 5 is because at points I got pissed off about how Alex reacted and just wanted him to see the truth and was frustrated that it was taking so long for him to do so!  But that's my problem not he authors.  I can't wait to read the next in the series!

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