Midnight Pleasures (Pleasures #2)
Patrick and Sophia have been caught in a compromising position, but even though he proposed to her, she refused him. Sophia wants a practical marriage, based on friendship rather than the passion sh ...more
Even though the plot was a little bit frustrating. Way more of the back-and-forth than I usually like, of the "I can't marry you! I want to marry you! I won't marry you! I will marry ...more
Namun karena permintaan konyol Sophie kpd Braddon, tunangannya utk membawa Sophie kawin lari ke Gretna Green. Dan gara-gara kepengecutan Braddon, akhirnya Braddon malah mengutus Patrick utk menemui Sophie, yang malah berakhir den ...more
This was my first novel by Eloisa James, and it will not be my last. Her way with characters and their developmen ...more
Sophie is sure that marrying a rake will lead to heartbreak so she refuses Patrick even though they're caught in a compromising position.
Patrick is sure that the reason Sophie rejected him is his lack of a title.
They're both wrong but it'll take them quite some time to actually figure that out.
Lots of wrong turns make them drift apart until a traumatic and unexpected event helps them get closer and finally talk and sort their issues out.
Apart fr ...more
I think what puts me off is the great, big misunderstandings here in the book. I know that's how most historical romances work but I thought that their confrontation could have been more dramatic.
Eloisa James could ...more
The beginning of this book is standard romance fare... with a little comedic hijinx resulting in the marriage of Sophia to Patrick. Sophia is Charlotte's (of Potent Pleasures) best friend and Patrick is Charlotte's Alex's twin brother... so this relationship was set up in the last book.
That's probably why the romance, the wedding and honeymoon happen so fast. We know who is going to be together and James d ...more
In the night, all rules are forgotten....
Eloisa James, the acclaimed author of Potent Pleasures, returns to Regency England with an unforgettable new heroine — a genteel but naughty innocent who gets more than she bargains for when she finally says yes to love.
To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick's
Midnight pleasures was much better. It is the story of Sophie- the friend to Charlotte. Sophie's behavior is risque but still lady-like. Her strict French mother is always disappointed with her behavior and her father is always flirting or having affairs.
Sophie does not want to marry for love and stopped her relationship with Pa ...more
I just can't bring myself to give this book 3 stars, but I'm not altogether sure I think it's worthy of 4 either.
Sophie and Patrick were fun to read about, but I'm not sure how much I would want to re-read this one. I'm fairly tolerant of a Big Misunderstanding generally, but these two stretched my patience. The back of the book is a good description of the first half of the book, preceding the marriage of Sophie and Patrick -- Sophie rejects Patrick's proposal for that of a dimwitted ...more
The relationship between Sophie and Patrick was incredibly repetative and as the main plot in the novel it needed an extra something to keep it interesting. There was an infernal instance on the hero and his heroine not communicating, however I found that this long passed the line of being an obstacle in their great ro ...more
Author missed a better title. Mine needs tweaking. One trip up a ladder to take Sophie's virginity doesn't constitute midnight pleasures it was only once.
However, this book was filled with half wit behaviour. You have to read it to understand the why communication is of the utmost importance in relationships never take anything at face value and always do your homework. I can't reiterate how effective checking one's facts are to keeping a person from jumping to conclusion ...more
The highlight of the whole book was one of the main characters Lady Sophie York she had a lot of spunk which I admire, but for someone so clever and well read s ...more
He is an Earl and it is thought that she wants a title. Plus, Patrick has a well deserved reputation as a rake. Given her own father’s proclivities she avoids rakes.
But Braddon also has a legion of mistresses but has fallen hard for ...more
Patrick and Sophie's story is filled with love and heartache. Patrick is a bit of rogue, but also carries the pain of his childhood. Sophie is a flirt, but struggles with being a wife because of her childhood. The story is very emotional, and one of the sweetest love stories.
I liked Sophie a lot in Potent Pleasures so I was excited for her book. But we got a lot less saucy Sophie and more morose tragic Sophie in this one. Patrick with his walking the streets all night because he can't actually talk to a person. The two of them just needed to sit down and have a conversation, would have solved so many problems.