The Pleasure of Bedding a Baroness
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 aristocratsand 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...more
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
Historical Romance -Nov. 1st, 2011
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
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
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.
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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
This was an amusing story told successfully from several viewpoints as the sister...more
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