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To Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood #2)

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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  3,216 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries pens the sizzling story of one of three half-noble half brothers, who makes a most unwelcome entrance into society...
and a most unexpected match.

Beautiful Lady Regina Tremaine has turned down so many suitors that she's called La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The truth: she won't marry because she carries a dark secret. She sees no good reaso
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ebook, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Pocket Books
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Eviltwinjen
May 06, 2008 Eviltwinjen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of smutty Regency and tortured heroes
Shelves: romance
Perhaps the best thing Jeffries has ever written. Despite the title (how embarrasing was it to have to e-mail my coworkers asking them if they'd seen my copy of "To Pleasure a Prince" after it was misplaced?), this is actually a deeply touching and fairly scorching story. Regina was one of the first heroines I'd encountered who defy the romance stereotype of being the wallflower or the outcast. If you read enough Regencies, you begin to wonder about the "diamonds of the first water", the popular ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I loved this book because the hero Draker wasn't a rake, and he was socially awkward, in fact, having the disposition of a big bear with a thorn in his paw. He thought he was unlovable by women, but he couldn't stay away from Regina. Regina was fascinated and drawn to him despite her determination not to marry. And honestly, so was I. For some reason I like heroes who are a little grumpy and unapproachable. I found him very sexy in fact. Regina looked and acted like a perfect princess and was ve ...more
Cheryl
I really enjoyed this book that was reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast... 4 stars!!

Lady Regina Tremaine is beautiful and has turned down 11 proposals of marriage. She could have any man that she wants but because of a secret that she carries she never plans on marrying.

Marcus North, Viscount Draker (aka The Dragon Viscount), hides in his castle away from society. Many rumors surround him about his treatment of his mother whom he banished from his castle and other women who have been rumored to
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Natasha
Once you start filling your shelves with Sabrina Jeffries work, you won't want to stop!

"To Pleasure a Prince" is the second installment in the royal Brotherhood series by Sabrina Jeffries. Almost before I got into the first novel, I was begging for Draker's story. I loved book one, which is Alex's story, but I knew i'd love this one even more.

The heroine of the story is the beautiful, well to due Lady Regina Tremaine. She's turned down so many suitors that they cal. her La Belle Dame Sans Mer
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Carisa
Well written, great characters, original plot. I enjoyed so much the love story between the heroine and the surly, stubborn and passionate hero, both characters well developed. Kept me interested until the end.
HERO is a Loner, a Viscount who disdains aristocrats, secret son of the prince, moody, obstinate and bad-tempered. He strikes a deal with a Lady to jointly chaperone his sister, a lady who's forcing him to get out of his isolation and is making him fall in love.
SCENES/CONTENT: few/hot
GENRE
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Limau Nipis
3.5 stars for the first book of 2013!

How would a beauty charmed a beast?

Well well well, surprising well I might add. I truly enjoyed this book, much more than the Hellions of Halstead Hall series.

Even though this is a usual fare of beauty and the 'beast' meets - it was interesting to note that the author added an extra twist of the romance between the brother of Regina (the heroine), Simon and the sister of Marcus (the hero), Louisa.

And the heroine is illiterate, yes. Illiterate - what the? But
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♥The Kat's Meow♥
To Pleasure a Prince Secrets, gossip, and a dragon metaphor woven throughout the story keep one tugging on the story lines too see what happens next. Most interesting secret? The protagonist is dyslexic. Whoa! That's a twist I hadn't seen in a historical romance novel before. Generally people challenged with dyslexia are good problem solvers, think out of the box, and are clever; just like our lovely protagonist.

Nicely done, Sabrina. You did your homework; illustrating the challenges with compa
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Galena Sanz
Una segunda lectura de esta autora que me gustó un poco más que el primer libro. Los protagonistas de esta historia están bien construidos y aunque hay algunos tópicos, consigue ser una buena novela romántica, con una historia bien entretejida, ambientada en el panorama histórico con verosimilitud y sentido y que nos divierte y entretiene.

La verdad es que la autora ha sido una sorpresa y dado que me cuesta encontrar autoras que me gusten seguro que en el futuro veréis más lecturas mías de esta e
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Letitia
-- A Romantic Book Affairs Review

Rating: C+ ... Heat: Warm

This was a case of not really liking the hero at all. He was written purposely crass, as this is an interpretation of Beauty and the Beast, but he is often simply beastly for no reason. I couldn't connect with him. Marcus simply had bad manners and was downright rude. Sure, he'd have his sweet and tender moments... but they were overshadowed by his other behavior. Regina seriously had to put up with a lot from him. And I could have overlo
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Yessyamarilis
Buku ke 2 dari seri royal brotherhood setelah kemarin smpat baca seri ke tiganya. i love it, that's it jadi g ragu buat ngasih 4 bintang. Baik hero maupun heroinnya pnya rahasia masing-masing. Marcus North Viscount Draker yang juga dijuluki Viscount Naga udah sekian taun menyepi di estatnya di pedesaan. Statusnya sebagai anak haram Pangeran Wales yang diketahui seantero Inggris membuat dia lebih memilih mengasingkan diri ditambah dengan luka parut menghias wajahnya (yg dia tutupi dengan menumbuh ...more
Mey Buentipo
I can't put this book down. I loved the characters and twist of the story. The plot is also good, which explained more about the father of the half brothers. I loved the hero because he is have so many pent up emotiona hidden from the past. Take note it is a deep emotions, not just simple ones from other books. Sometimes his boorish attitude is frustrating, there I commend the heroine that inspite of it continued to love the hero. Although I hav hopes from Louisa anf Simon that there is love bet ...more
Sonja
The thing I love most about Sabrina Jeffries is that her stories are DIFFERENT. So many heroines are perfect, and so many heroes are charming, but her characters in this book were anything but! (And that's NOT a bad thing.) Lady Regina is a woman with a serious secret flaw, and Marcus is about the LEAST charming hero I've ever read, but I fell in love with him by the end of the book, just like Regina! This was a wonderful, tightly woven, satisfying read, and I can't wait to get to the next book!
Gamze
Öncelikle insanlar şu cep boy kitaplarını nasıl okuyor anlam veremiyorum. Ben mecburiyetten bu kitabı cep boy aldım, okurken kitap elimde kalacak diye çok korktum neyseki parçalanmadan tamamlandı. Uçkuruna sahip olamayan bir prensin oğullarından Marcus ile başladım seriye. Bu da seriymiş meğer nerden bilebilirdim. Yayınevleri yayınladıkları seri kitaplara alt başlık olarak hangi seride kaçıncı kitap olduğunu not düşseler ne güzel olur biz okuyucular için. Neyse konumuza dönelim. Bu kitapta tam b ...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
The Royal Brotherhood series is a definite winner. Witty banter, tempers, and realistic reactions to situations, makes Jeffries a gem. Marcus almost lost everything because of his pride, but Regina's patience pays off. They find love with each other and some old misunderstandings are cleared up. Regina's reading disability is an interesting twist. Marcus's gruffness is a turn-on as well as his dungeon, and Louisa is a strong and smart young woman. Great read!!
Virginia
Ooh! I quite enjoy "Beauty and the Beast" type plots. :) Every now and then, I wouldn't mind the roles being reversed, but I think that would be weird. heh.

Anyhow, truly entertaining. :)
Ilze
Wow! A great read. Entertaining, sexy and very moving. (But the silly titles in this series - sheesh!)
Caroline The HEA Lover
I do have a special place in my heart for a brooding dragon of a hero!LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this book
Adinda Owen Anderson
Lebih bagus daripada buku pertama.... :)

Walo Marcus rasanya pengen gw lempar, hehehehe
Adlina Haezah
Bagus, bagus, bagusssss
Meskipun nggak sehoki waktu nggak sengaja dapet bukunya Julia Quinn yang ternyata ratingnya cukup bagus, aku harus mengakui sabrina jeffries juga tidak kalah baiknya dalam mengolah alur seperti penulis historical lain favoritku. Dan sejujurnya, aku nggak kecewa. Aku dapet kok hampir semua aspek favoritku sama seperti waktu aku baca novelnya julia quinn. Aku suka, suka, sukaaaa banget sama karakter heroinennya si Regina ini. Itu cewek bener-bener ya. Aku bisa bayangin sepop
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Keiten
Udah agak lama aku baca jadi nggak perlu lah ya aku tulis sinopsisku ._.

Aku suka Lady Regina. Aku suka Marcus. Aku suka Byrne. Aku suka Alec. Aku suka Louisa, meski anak itu kelewat naif. Intinya aku suka buku ini, tapi cuma sampe suka dan nggak pake banget kayak buku ketiganya tapi gapapalah ya. Yang kurang aku suka itu kekeraskepalaan dan kekasaran Marcus, kebiasaannya untuk menarik diri dan kecepatan menghakimi. Itu aku kurang suka. Dan berhubung Lady Regina sendiri keras kepala rasanya jadi
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Cynthia
Didn't like it as much at the first in the series, In the Prince's Bed, but it still entertained. The title is just as bad though. Enough surprises to make me happy.

Draker's a lovable, adorable, boorish, grouchy bear. Just sayin' I wouldn't kick him out of bed.

The "dragon" metaphor/innuendos are used LIBERALLY. Like, near the end, once per page. Sometimes really cleverly, some were cringe inducing. "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" was never a good device and I hated it every time it came up...which wa
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Lady Darcie
Aug 10, 2011 Lady Darcie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: Royal Brotherhood #1
Marcus North, Viscount Draker has had a feirce reputation since the age of 22, but it wasn't his fault that made that happen it was his whore of a mother and jerk of a father the Prince of Wales. When Alexander Black brought him and his half brothers together they seem to bond at a fast rate. So Marcus allows his little sister to stay with his brother and have a season but when Regina Tremaine burst into his study and demands that he allows her brother to court his sister Marcus finds a way to e ...more
StrangeBedfellows
The Story: Lord Marcus, Viscount Draker, is a social outcast despite his wealth and title but, if his debutante sister is going to have a successful season, he must play nice with the popular Lady Regina. Regina would do anything to help her friend, Marcus's sister Louisa. Even strike a bargain with Marcus to let him court her for a month, but Regina's reputation may not be enough to protect this unlikely couple from scorn and scandal.

My Thoughts: I was a few chapters from the end when I realize
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Ange
I liked this book, mostly.

However there were somethings about it that rubbed me the wrong way so I'll have to give it 3 stars instead of 4.

First of all, what I liked.

I liked the way this book sort emulated the plot of Beauty and the Beast to an extent.

Regina is so beautiful half the men in London are tripping all over to win her hand. However, she rebuffs them all because she has a secret that makes her feel incomplete, damaged. (view spoiler)
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Fany Renjana
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Fanny Roswita Ria
Menurut gw ini salah satu cerita yang paling komplit. Marcus yang keras kepala dan ga suka urusannya dicampuri bertemu dengan lawan sebanding yaitu Regina,sosok perempuan yang tidak mau diatur, berani menyatakan pendapat, mengalami disleksia ringan yang akhirnya mengalami perjumpaan mencengangkan dengan Viscount Naga yaitu Lord Marcus Draker.

Gw bilang komplit karena melibatkan banyak pihak, yaitu kakak laki-laki Regina yang bekerja sama dengan Pangeran, a.k.a ayah biologis Marcus, untuk membujuk
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Meliana
Hidup tenang Marcus North, pria yang dijuluki Viscount Draker karena ucapan dan perilakunya yang kasar, harus terusik karena kedatangan seorang wanita cantik ke kastilnya, bernama Regina Tremaine. Wanita yang sudah dikenal oleh banyak orang sebagai La Belle Dame Sans Merci, yaitu wanita cantik yang dengan mudah membuat para pria jatuh cinta padanya akan tetapi dengan mudah juga dia menolak lamaran para pria itu.
Tujuan Regina datang ke kastil sang Viscount Draker adalah untuk menjodohkan kakakny
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Samantha
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Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"La desiderava con tanta intensità da soffrirne. Voleva che brillasse come un sole unicamente per lui, per il dragone. Ma era possibile che un dragone possedesse una donna senza distruggerla? O senza spegnere quel sole? "

Questo secondo romanzo della serie della Fratellanza reale mi è piaciuto ancor di più del primo. Draken e Regina sono due personaggi profondi: lui da sempre disprezzato dalla buona società, tiene a distanza tutto e tutti e vive isolato nel suo castello, tra i suoi libri e rimugi
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books i ...more
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“He stared past her to the place at the other end of the dining table where Regina would sit as his wife. If she were here. If he hadn’t driven her away. “I’m not sure I know how to love, Louisa.”

She took his hand. “Don’t be silly. Loving is easy. It’s finding someone to love you back that’s hard.”
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