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Midnight Pleasures (Pleasures #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  2,670 ratings  ·  122 reviews
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 fr
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 8th 2001 by Island Books (first published 2000)
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Jess the Romanceaholic
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Beautiful & sought-after heroine accepts proposal of dullard earl who she feels emotionally safe with. She rejects the marriage proposal of wealthy but untitled second-son Hero, although she's very attracted to him & can't stop thinking about him. She doesn't want to be hurt by him WHEN he takes up mistresses during their marriage. But hero uncharacteristically pursues her to change her mind & marry him & she does. Once they're married, heroine's expectations of his infidelity &a ...more
I liked this one-- not as much as the first one in the series but it was enjoyable. I have a love/hate thing for this narrator. She is GREAT with the characters emotions and dialogue. She can switch back and forth seamlessly from a yelling chick to a subdued Dude and then back to narrator voice. I am so annoyed with complaints that narrators shouldn't act out the books but just read them. I think if they got their wish, they'd admit that they are wrong with those statements. What I hate about th ...more
Deceptively Intercepted

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
Miranda Davis
Didn't love it or even like it all that much by the end. 2.5 stars. The book had a split personality: it's tone, or mood if you will, started out lighthearted with some misunderstanding/false assumptions as H/h end up married to each other; developed into angst-y and all about misunderstandings, suspicions and perverse refusals to say anything, even the most obvious things (and I don't mind misunderstandings if they're not forced and drawn out, but these were); and at last was soap-operatically ...more
Our heroes are stubborn, obstinate and prejudiced.

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
Jenny Rebecca
My second Eloisa James novel. I loved Sophie and I will always have a soft spot for the Foakes Twins! A go to re-read book. Plus, we get Quil! Not as great as the first one, but I'm not complaining.
It took me quite a few pages to get used to the many POVs that are peppered throughout the book. It seemed odd at first to get a sentence or two of internal thoughts from quite a few minor characters, but in the end I liked the occasional outside POVs. A thought or two from the lady's maid or the butler, it did add to the story. And I'm usually not a fan of the multiple POV narration.

This was my first novel by Eloisa James, and it will not be my last. Her way with characters and their developmen
This isn't quite 4... but, my God... some books seriously need to come with warning labels.

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
Katherine St. Vincent 黄爱芬
Patrick (nama yang mengingatkan gw pada gebetan gw pas kuliah) sangat menginginkan Sophie York, teman baik kakak iparnya. Sophie menolak lamaran Patrick karena Sophie mengira Patrick si petualang cinta akan menyebabkan nasibnya seperti ibunya, ditelantarkan oleh ayahnya.
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
I read Potent Pleasures a year ago and was struck by how emotional and passionate the story was. I thoroughly disliked the hero though, but his brother seemed nice enough so I gave his book a try too. However, although the hero WAS better than Alex, his twin, the book wasn't as powerful as the first.

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
Robin (RBBR)
This was not as good as other Eloisa James books I've read but still a good book. I actually set it aside for a bit and read another book or was it two, anyway. I am looking forward to reading the third one in this trilogy. Sophie (Heroine) has a talent for learning languages in fact its a hobby and she knows several but is afraid to tell Patrick (Hero). Her mother is French so it is a known fact that she is bilingual. Patrick eventually learns about her gift and he's not at all upset because th ...more
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This was the other book I purchased for my train ride back to Boston, and, like the other one, I was convinced I'd read it before. Luckily for me, it became obvious shortly after I started the book that I had not (although it seems to be an understandable mistake), and I enjoyed it much more than my other train book.

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
I did like this book but it's Eloisa James so of course I liked it. It was a fun read and the characters were interesting. I couldn't give it 5 stars for a couple of reasons. The first one is not the author's fault. Susan Duerden's reading of Sophie's voice was just too breathless- too childish. Secondly, the entire subplot of the trip to Turkey and the "gift" Patrick was being asked to bring just didn't fit and it was resolved so quickly that I had to go back and listen to that part again. Quit ...more
Marilyn Rondeau
While I absolutely adored the first book in Ms. James Pleasures Trilogy - POTENT PLEASURES, and it was quite wonderful, I had to admit I was looking forward to Book 2 and discovering whether Lady Sophie York who was Charlotte’s best friend would fare in her search for a husband. Naturally, I had matched Lady Sophie up in my mind to Patrick Foakes, the undeniable rake and identical twin to Charlotte’s husband Alex. But as usual, true love never seems to run smooth without a few bumps along the wa ...more
So 3 stars for the part before the twist (at about 2/3 in), but 10 stars for the guts and the writing skill to turn the two idiots into a true couple.

- The beginning is the lesser part of this book. - The plot depends, like the first book in this series largely on misunderstandings, but have some explanation to why these couldn't have been solved. (even though I generallly find those lazy writing).
- the multiple POV's didn't annoy me as much as in the first book in this series. Now I knew that t
Linda Smith
This is another situation where I technically finished the book on May 8 but it was at 1:30 in the morning. Eloisa James is hard to put down. After my Kindle ran out of juice, I connected it to the charger and came back in a few hours because I didn't want to go to bed without my happy ending. There are three books in this series. My library was able to provide me with the first and the third installments. I had to go to Amazon and pay more than I have ever paid before for a Kindle book in order ...more
While this was certainly not the worst novel that I have read, I did find that it was a tad listless and aimless, far too much to really offer anything of substance to even review.

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
3.5 stars.

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
Feb 15, 2008 Shelley rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Shelley by: Smart bitches who like trashy books
Shelves: chicklitromance
Bonus points for going outside the romance novel mold! It was nearly three books in one - Sophie/Patrick, Braddon/Madeleine and the Napoleonic espionage. It was fairly well plotted, and I liked all the characters pretty well. Could have lived without the meandering POVs - I think six characters had the POV throughout the book. Still, I'd read more from her.
Mariana Maiz
It was better than the first one. I really liked Sophie, she was a little naive but she was also not stupid, and everybody thought she was everything but naive, and that made the character interesting. Also, the fact that she knew so many different languages and was afraid to let her husband know made the character unique.
I also liked Patrick, and he didn't call her a whore twice like his brother did to Charlotte in the first book, so that was awesome. The only trouble between the couple was la
annisa belikov casillas
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Jade aka MrsTosh
I really struggled with this book, which is unusual as regency romances and Eloisa James usually leave me with a big smile and utter contentment. However this book just didn't do it for me it was tedious at times, it only started really to get going at 25% and then dwindled off again, until my interest was leaked for a second time at 34%.

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
As in many of James' books you'll find lavish and boring side plots in Midnight Pleasures. I literally couldn't read one here about a scepter or maybe an ink well? Both? Neither? Page filling dross and what little I did read was dull dull dull. Add to this leads who are mind-bogglingly foolish, blind to themselves, and everything around them. Then too the characters who litter the landscape here are to a man superficial so maybe foolish etc etc is all they're capable of. Read at your own risk.
Lita Bouquard
I disliked the first Pleasures book and was reluctant to try books 2. I like most of Eloisa James stories and read that these were her first books. That explained a lot.
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
Patrick and Sophie appear in Potent Pleasures and I loved them both. Sophie is a really scandalous character but she's still a respected woman because of her titles. Patrick is the more jovial of the twins. Alex always had a calm facade but a terrifying gaze.

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.

For example,
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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

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While still mildly infuriating, at least this time the hero didn't manage to be out and out insulting, as his brother was. While I'm not generally a fan of the "just talk to each other already!!!" style of dramatic angst, Sophie and Patrick's bonding over their miscarriage was very sweet. And I enjoyed Madeline and Braddon's story, even though the ending was broadcast a mile in advance. Hoping that Quill is the subject of the next book.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 10, 2015 07:54AM  
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  • The One That Got Away
  • Don't Tempt Me (Fallen Women, #2)
  • Devil Takes a Bride (Knight Miscellany, #5)
  • Married to the Viscount (Swanlea Spinsters, #5)
  • Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #2)
  • When Strangers Marry (Vallerands, #1)
  • Who Will Take This Man? (Regency, #1)
  • Confessions of a Little Black Gown (Bachelor Chronicles, #4)
  • The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman (Boscastle, #5)
  • In Bed with the Duke (Governess Brides, #8)
  • Never Deceive a Duke (Neville Family, #2)
  • Bride of a Wicked Scotsman (McBride Family, #3)
  • Seducing the Spy (Royal Four, #4)
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeat ...more
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