To Pleasure a Lady: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – Jan 29 2008
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"Jordan turns up the heat in this battle-of-wills/lessons-in-love romance that perfectly launches The Courtship Wars series. Lively dialogue, soaring sexual tension and characters you can take to your heart make this a keeper." Romantic Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Nicole Jordan is the nationally bestselling author of fifteen historical romances. She recently moved with her real-life hero to the Rocky Mountains of Utah, where she is at work on the next book of her scorching Notorious series–tales of dangerous rakes and bold adventurers during the Regency era.See all Product Description
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I'll admit that this novel isn't quite as passionate as other books by Nicole Jordan which is why i gave it 4 stars instead of 5
Nicole Jordan falls into the first category. Shannon Drake falls into the second category. With Shannon Drake you feel like you are living history. With Nicole Jordan, it is a lighter read with more romance than history. Both are good, but I prefer Shannon Drake because like watching the Showtime series "The Tudors", historic accuracy is a must for me and you can learn and experience true history from both "The Tudor's" and Shannon Drake's books.
It was hard to like the hero. For most of the book he comes off as just a rich bastard, but by the time we start to like him most of the book has already come and gone.
I will be giving this to the used book store, as I only keep high-quality, witty and sparkling romances. This one is as dull as dirt.
The oldest sister, Arabella, is a spitfire who rails against Marcus' unwanted interference and wishes he would just go away. But Marcus finds the fiery Arabella irresistible and - surprising even himself - asks her to marry him. Arabella is undeniably attracted to Marcus, but she has been treated badly by the men in her life and is adamantly opposed to marrying. So Marcus makes a bargain with her: two weeks to win her over as his bride, or she and her sisters will be given their freedom. But two weeks living under the same roof are harder for Arabella than she imagined. Marcus tempts her more and more as the days pass, for she has never in her life been treated so well by a man...nor found one so physically desirable!
I thought this book was 'OK' but pretty bland. Although Marcus was appealing enough as a hero, the supporting cast fine, and the sisters' predicament interesting, this was not enough to carry the day. There was a lack of spark between the leads, the sex scenes were somewhat flat, the dialogue nothing special, and there were no dramatic highs or lows. I expected more humor and passion - more vitality - from a jousting couple living under the same roof, but I was disappointed. And as time went on, Arabella's obstinate behavior towards Marcus was not believable. She did not behave in a logical way towards the man she grew to love, with whom she was intimate, and who treated her and her entire family so well. I began to wonder why Marcus stuck it out with Arabella, because she was unreasonably difficult and did not appreciate her good fortune...although she did redeem herself at the end. This is the first book in the 'Courtship Wars' trilogy about the Loring sisters. I have read other books that I liked by this author, so I will give the series a chance and hope for more spark from the next couple.