The Perils of Pleasure

The Perils of Pleasure

Paperback - 2008
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Scandal has rocked the city of London. Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and, inconveniently for him, the only witness to the crime disappears. Then again, throughout history, the Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style: Colin is snatched from the gallows by a beautiful, clever mercenary. Cool-headed, daring Madeleine Greenway is immune to Colin's vaunted charm. Her mission is not to rescue Colin but to kidnap him, and to be paid handsomely for it. But when it becomes clear that whoever wants Colin alive wants Madeline dead, the two become uneasy allies in a deadly race for truth. Together, they'll face great danger-and a passion neither can resist.
Published: New York, NY :, Avon Books,, 2008.
ISBN: 9780061341588
Branch Call Number: F LON
Characteristics: 375 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jun 17, 2014

For some reason I kept pushing this book down to the bottom of the TBR pile, picking it up only when I'd reached the end of possible renewals at the library. What a mistake! I enjoyed this book from the moment I read the first few words until the all-too-soon end. As with all of London, apparently, I loved Colin; I'm still giggling a little at the vision of him walking down the road imitating Madeleine calling out his name in a moment of sheer exasperation. I thought the author did a remarkable job in keeping Colin's light-heartedness while still allowing the bitterness arising from his circumstances to come through. And Madeleine was his perfect match.

I was also particularly impressed by her ability to build the attraction between the two in what can only be described as simmering. As a fan of the romance genre, I'm always willing to go along with the sure-they-can-fall-in-love-in-a-matter-of-days convention. But in this book I actually felt it every step of the way. I will eagerly seek out the next in the series.

Jun 01, 2013

fast paced read

booklady1 Jan 26, 2013

a good read.


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