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The Price of Pleasure (Sutherland Brothers #2)

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Kresley Cole returns with a breathtaking romantic saga of love, honor, and passion unbound—as a man of duty faces his greatest trial, and a young castaway discovers her greatest desire...

A man noted for his courage and integrity, Captain Grant Sutherland journeys to Oceania to find Victoria Dearbourne, an English girl lost at sea a decade before. He's given her ailing gran
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Paperback, 353 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Pocket Books (first published June 29th 2004)
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Charlie I too want to know what happened to Ian! he has been languishing in the pacific pirating for far too long. looks like the author has abandoned the…moreI too want to know what happened to Ian! he has been languishing in the pacific pirating for far too long. looks like the author has abandoned the series in favour of the paranormal novels considering the date these were written :((less)

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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jun 26, 2010 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it it was amazing
I'm one of those readers who wants her Historical Romances to sound, well, historical. Kresley Cole does an amazing job of writing an Historical Romance that sounds like modern times, and IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. How on earth is this even possible? I'm not really sure, but by God this woman can write.
This one is set during Victorian England, it's the Sutherland brother Grant, who we saw setting off on a fool's errand of locating any survivors of a shipwreck from 8 years ago. Well, he found her. An
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Carolina
Aug 01, 2016 Carolina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho (aunque han habido detalles que no han terminado de convencerme), y me fascina el estilo de la autora. Espero que escriba el libro de Ian, porque este personaje apuntaba maneras y es una verdadera pena que no lleguemos a conocer su propia historia. Otra pena es que Kresley Cole ya ha dicho que por ahora no escribirá más histórica. Así que, lloremos.
Linds
Dec 19, 2010 Linds rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Mr. Darcy
The first half if this book is a five and the second half is a three.

This is Kresley Cole's second book. The doesn't have that rat-a-tat-tat pacing or hilarity of her IAD series (which I adore, every fan of paranormal romance needs to check those out.) But it does have some of the elements that Kresley seems to like. Namely the strait laced stoic hero and the spitfire heroine.

Victoria was ship wrecked when she was thirteen. She is now 21, completely reliant, resourceful, and tough as nails after
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Nov 17, 2010 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical Romance fans, KC fans
I felt the need to read more KC after the release of Dreams of a Dark Warrior and although I prefer her PNRs, KC writes damn good historical as well.

Grant Sunderland is the logical brother. A leader by nature, he finds himself accepting a journey that leads him and his crew to the Oceanic in search for a missing girl named Victoria Dearbourne.

After eight years of being stranded on an island, Tori and her friend Cammy Scott have established a routine and find that living on a deserted island is
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Valeria
Oct 02, 2015 Valeria rated it liked it
Es todo un placer leer las primeras novelas de Kresley Cole, todas ellas románticas, históricas y con licencia para prender en llamas regiones al sur del corazón.
Grant Sutherland es el menor de un trío de hermanos, de ellos solo siguen vivos Derek (el capitán devora-enaguas de la anterior novela) y Grant. El ultimo recorre los mares del sur en busca de una familia acaudalada y con título que desaparecieron en una tormenta a la mar. De esta familia, Grant se encontrará con solo Victoria y su dama
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SmittenKitten
I enjoyed the beginning when the characters are on the island. Tori & Grant had great chemistry... I loved their contrasting personalities.

Once they leave the island, it just got boring.

This book just seemed to be missing the x factor that made the first book in the series, The Captain of All Pleasures, such a fantastic read.

Also, this story sets the stage for a 3rd book in the series with Ian, cousin to the Southerland Brothers:

"In fact, they had recently received word that not only had
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PT
Jul 30, 2009 PT rated it really liked it
Good sequel to Cole's (The Captain of All Pleasures. Grant, younger brother to Derek, is more of a stubborn jerk , but still sexy and brooding. Tori is an a brave and intelligent woman, who wants her man, but can do fine without him. I wouldn't have minded if Cammy had ended up with Ian, but Stephen was an excellent substitute. I really feel that their must be another book in this series letting us know the fate of Ian and Erica. It was much too up in the air at the conclusion of this book.
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Marishka
Mar 21, 2014 Marishka rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved these two book but I'm not sure that I would have picked them up if I realized that the series is left unfinished.


We need Ian's book! come on don't leave us hanging like that ..
Sarita
Apr 23, 2009 Sarita rated it liked it
Oh No! Every Kresley Cole book has gotten 5 stars from me. I'm thinking a fair rating would be 3.5..and then I saw the high ratings! Eek what's wrong with me?
I just had a hard time with the main characters stubbornness. Annoying....
Tamara
Jan 17, 2013 Tamara rated it liked it
Better than the first of this series but not as good as Ms Cole has showed us with her numerous other series.
Keri
May 09, 2012 Keri rated it really liked it
This was a fun, light read. Wish the ending would have been longer.
Samantha
This book started out strong and just kind of fizzled towards the middle.
Charlie
Jan 11, 2017 Charlie rated it really liked it
Of course I had to read this one after reading the first one in the series. I enjoyed it immensely although not quite as much as the first book about his brother Derek. Our Heroine, Tori is again strong a sassy, a survivor. Grant seemed nicer in the first book to be honest he is a bit of a plonker in this one uptight and straitlaced. However both books mention that as the youngest brother he was a mischievous prankster but although its alluded to what changed to make him, erm... boring we never ...more
Cahnty Moengil
Jan 06, 2017 Cahnty Moengil rated it liked it
Sudah dapat spoiler dari buku sebelumnya, dan yeahhh... sesuai ekspektasi Grant ini memang gentleman yang nggak bajingan seperti Derek. Saya suka sih, lebih suka Grant dari pada Derek, walau di beberapa bagian sikap sopan dan menjaga kehormatan itu bikin gregetan juga. Di sini lebih kental aroma romannya. Biarpun sama-sama berkisah tentang pelayaran nggak ada plot yang bikin tegang dan bikin saya nggak bisa berhenti dan menghabiskan buku dalam sekali baca. Twist di buku ini lumayan bisa dipredik ...more
Debby
Jan 17, 2017 Debby rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
After being shipwrecked on a deserted island for 8 years, Victoria Dearbourne and her mother's maid Cammy are "rescued" by Captain Grant Sutherland and returned to England and Tori's grandfather. Grandpa dies soon after, leaving her penniless so she goes to hard work to reclaim the estate and make it profitable. Meanwhile Grant is off on another rescue, so when he does return to had to work to earn Tori's hear. Nice secondary romance for Cammy.
Tory
Dec 03, 2012 Tory rated it liked it
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Katharyn
Aug 10, 2012 Katharyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are two books in this series and, although it does seem that the series was designed for continuation, I’m glad that she left this series to do her Immortals After Dark series.


The second in the Sutherland series is Grant’s story and picks up shortly after the end of Derek and Nicole’s story. As the youngest son of a titled family, Grant doesn’t inherit any land upon their father’s death. And like the stereotype of youngest children everywhere, he’s a bit of a carefree prankster.

Until his
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Jilly
Apr 09, 2012 Jilly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Kresley Cole returns with a breathtaking romantic saga of love, honor, and passion unbound -- as a man of duty faces his greatest trial, and a young castaway discovers her greatest desire....

A man noted for his courage and integrity, Captain Grant Sutherland journeys to Oceania to find Victoria Dearbourne, an English girl lost at sea a decade before. He's given her ailing grandfather his word -- as a gentleman -- to find and protect her. But one look at a grown Victoria and Grant has never felt
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Katie Michaels
Jan 06, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
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Wendy Hines
Jun 01, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this romance has been on mount TBR for what seems like forever. I found Kresley Cole a few years back and loved her writing so much, I quickly acquired all of her earlier works. I have to say they are just as good as her work today.

Victoria (Tori) Dearbourne is thirteen when the ship she is sailing on goes down. Her father goes down with the ship, but Tori, her nanny, and her mother make it to a nearby island. Her mother's back is broken, and she quickly perishes. Tori and her nanny are now a
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Kristy
Jan 29, 2011 Kristy rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kristy by: Katie Michaels
Shelves: read-in-2011
Grant Sutherland, brother to Derek Sutherland from The Captain Of All Pleasures is on a mission to locate members of the Dearbourne family. They were lost at sea many years ago, and the lone member of the family (the grandfather) is convinced that they are out there, alive, somewhere. With the promise of giving him the Dearbourne estate, the grandfather hires Grant for one last mission to locate the family.

Turns out, there were only two survivors from the shipwreck....one of them being granddau
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Mandy
Jan 28, 2014 Mandy rated it really liked it
I love a good survival story. I blame my parents. The Swiss Family Robinson was one of the four parent approved movies in our house. So, I’ve seen it a million times. That’s where this book starts. Tori has been shipwrecked on an island with her mother and governess, Cammy. Tori and Cammy survive Robinson Family style and build shelters and traps. Grant, a cold calculating man, has been promised to inherit Tori’s grandfather’s estate if he finds and returns any survivors. After eight years, Gran ...more
Diane Hoover
Mar 10, 2015 Diane Hoover rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
A young girl (Tori) and her governess are shipwrecked and stranded on a tropical island for a decade. Captain Grant Sutherland is commissioned to sail the seas and find her. The first third is intriguing and action filled. The second third is frustrating. And the last third is a yawn. Sadly, this book did not reach the emotional depth or power of its predecessor. I didn't care about Grant and Tori, who started out so strong and resilient, came across as stubborn later in the book. Their "love" w ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
Dec 06, 2012 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it really liked it
Shelves: print-inventory
I enjoyed every minute of this book. Full of emotional swings from the highest high to the most depressing of lows, this story will leave you feeling wrung out, but only in the very best of ways. Grant and Tori are perfectly matched and once they both deal with their insecurities and decid to enjoy the chance that fate has given them together, the love they share will fill your heart. It was also fun to see Grant’s brother Derek and his wife Nicola all settled down in marital bliss. I was thrill ...more
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
I've been devouring Kresley Cole’s Paranormal Romance Series for a while now so was very exited to get my hands on this book being a big fan of historical romance. The book started of well, shipwrecks, pursuit and trickery etc. but unfortunately somewhere along the way it just fizzled. I think either from a lack of story line or not enough spark between the characters. I have a theory that with romance novels you can literally have no story line at all but if the dialogue is witty, sassy and sex ...more
Crystal
Nov 13, 2014 Crystal rated it really liked it
Love the battle of wills in the beginning of the book while Victoria fights for her freedom based on bad past experiences that have led to her lack of trust and Grants determination to return her to her grandfather. The island was exotic and I enjoyed Victoria escaping Grant time and again and the steam between the two.

The second half of the book still has Victoria fighting with her stubborn determination and using both her intelligence and determination to do what she must for the things she wa
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Sjoukje
May 17, 2013 Sjoukje rated it really liked it
Shelves: kresley-cole
Much better than the first book in this series - I loved it!

I love how Tori outsmarts him in the beginning on the island, and even though its a bit hard to believe what happens, I love how she is a fighter til the end, very clear on what she feels for him.

Grant is adorable. I can just see him being his grumpy serious self, completely thown off balance by this woman and not wanting to admit what he feels.

The way the story develops is ok and although there are some little things that I gritted my
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❤️☘♡Dinna Ken♡☘❤️
More like 3 and 1/2 stars. Yeah.

For the first time, I find myself distant from the characters.. at first I loved how this was going, but then through the middle I felt it drag till actually something happened and still nothing it was nothing special.. all till Tori took hold of the estate after her grandfather died.. I loved the sheet will of that girl!! Talk about girl power. So for that alone I'd give 4 stars.

So, that's the last book for Ms. Cole that I can read till the next one is published.
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Stevie
Jun 24, 2009 Stevie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: steamy historical romance lovers
Recommended to Stevie by: my love of this author
Kresley Cole is by far one of my favorite authors. While this story is a second one to a two book series, the story is quite unique. At first I had a bit of trouble getting into it, but once hooked I didn't want to put it down. It has some neat twist and turns and kept you guessing enough to turn the pages. Grant wasn't her strongest male lead, but that in itself was endearing. Tori was wonderfully written, and uninhibited. A definite change of pace from other stories were women were shocked at ...more
Pixelinchen
Habe ich mir ausgesucht, da es von Kresley Cole ist. Wie immer, sehr elegant und komisch geschrieben. Die Geschichte auf der einsamen Insel hat mir zu lange gedauert. Es ist doch klar, dass Tori gefunden wird. Nach dem Verlieben auf der Überfahrt kommt die standardmäßige Krise durch ein Misverständnis, da Tori ein Gespräch belauscht und danach denkt, sie sei Grant peinlich. Zu Hause bei seiner Familie (die Helden aus dem 1. Buch der Reihe) enfernt sie sich weiter von ihm und er kann seine wahren ...more
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