The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness
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The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness

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Refinement is everything in the drawing rooms of the ton. But behind closed doors, a world of scandalous passion awaits. . .

A Gentleman Without Scruples

Patience Waverly has no time for uppity English aristocrats—and no desire to become one. But when Patience and her twin, Prudence, arrive in London from Philadelphia to claim an inheritance, she discovers that she is now a

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Paperback, 395 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2011)
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Catherine
*DNF*

I got to page 94 and had to call it quits. I hadn't found a single character I actually wanted to read about. The heroine, Patience, is a walking American stereotype, her sister, Prudence, is a spoiled brat, and the hero comes off as a jerk. Possibly this could change later on and they could gain some depth--although I doubt it since everything has been told instead of shown so far--but with no interest stirred when I'm already almost to page 100, I don't see anything worth investing the re...more
Shh I'm reading!
Why didn't I read the reviews first. This is one of the most awful books, I've tried to read in a really long time. I couldn't make it past p. 48 because the characters were so obnoxious. Prudence is the shallow, vapid, histrionic younger (by 27 minutes) sister of Patience who is a blunt, independent American. Generally, Patience's characteristics wouldn't bother me, but it comes of stereotypical due to her disdain of the British and excessive obsession with money/frugality. And the hero! Ugh. A...more
SidneyKay
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Bookaholics
The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness by Tamara Lejeune
Historical Romance -Nov. 1st, 2011
4 stars

The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness is a fun romp that reminded me of the early Signet Regencies which tended to be 'tamer' and full of mistaken identities and subterfuge.

Patience and Prudence are American twins whose uncle has died. The older more responsible twin, Patience, has inherited the title and estate. Even though she is now a Baroness, Patience has no 'patience’ for the English aristocracy, She...more
Kimberly
This is one of those books where I'm not sure why I finished it, but I kept thinking, this has to get better and how much worse can this get?

Except for an old nurse, none of the other character's are likeable/sympathetic. The heroine (Patience) is rude, sanctimonious, and if you believe all her ramblings on America, kind of an idiot. It's like the author forgot to give her any other traits besides "American." Pretty much every scene she's in she says something like "In America..." and then foll...more
Toni
My review is for 3.5 stars.

Patience and Prudence Waverly have arrived in London from Philadelphia. The twin sisters are there to inherit their uncle’s estate. Well at least Patience is, being the oldest of the girls. Patience is level headed and smart. She is prepared for London life and is determined to not allow their ways to intrude on her American heart. Prudence is another story. She is the lighthearted, trusting sister. Her head is filled with grandeur and plans to fully enjoy the ton.

Max...more
Romancing the Book
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I thought the concept of twins leaving America to live in London had potential to be a great story. I was disappointed. While reading the book I didn’t feel that they deserved a happily ever after. I didn’t like either of the sisters. One is a spoiled, self-centered brat and the other is inflexible and unreasonable. Max is also pretty difficult to like. He starts out like a spoiled boy and then he is lying and manipulative. I thought they all de...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Set in Regency times, 20-year-old identical twins Patience and Prudence Waverly sail from Philadelphia to London to claim their inheritance when their last relative dies. As the elder, Patience is now a Baroness and legal guardian to her sister. A stalwart American, Patience wants nothing to do with her title. She wants to get the paperwork settled, sell the estate and head back to America. Prudence has other plans.

This was an amusing story told successfully from several viewpoints as the sister...more
Christine
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I couldn't finish this book. It was just... horrible. Mistaken identities, lies upon lies, people falling in love but believing the worst things about the person they so-called love... it never stopped!

The lies were the worst. They just kept coming. If I were Patience, I would be just as confused as she'd been and flee England to go back to sensible Pennsylvania were no one pretended to be disinherited to get out of marrying someone.

Silly, stupid and completely not...more
Kelly
This book was so irritating!!! Prudence annoyed me to death! I just wanted to slap her a few times for being a spoiled little brat who only cared about herself and did what she wanted without thinking of the consequences! I also wanted to shake Patience until she got her head straight about Prudence! Stop giving into her!!! I felt so sympathetic towards Max. He was so tolerant to Prudence even after what she did to him!!!
Jay
Jun 26, 2014 Jay added it
Shelves: ebooks, dnf
ok so I gave up on this. Not because it's bad (it is) but because I got to the part where apparently the hero is pretending to be his cousin and the whole thing got very confusing and was poorly explained, and quite frankly I wasn't interested in working that hard to understand what was going on in a book that I already knew was inane. So I stopped.
Star
I tried to like the story - the premise of American twins was promising. However, the personalities of the "evil" twin and the "good" twin were a little flat and unrealistic. The male characters in the story were fairly believable. I'll try another book from the author - maybe this one was an anomaly.
Jessie
I just couldn't get into this book. It wasn't the worst book, but I found that I really didnt care or sympathize with the characters at all.
Patti
If you would like to read my review please go here:
http://www.romancing-the-book.com/201...
TJ
2.5/5.0

For a complete review, visit Affaire de Coeur magazine, hard copy or online at http://www.adcmagazine.com/ November 2011 issue.
Ana
DNF, boring.
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