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To Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  4,352 Ratings  ·  167 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 reason,
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Pocket Books
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May 06, 2008 Eviltwinjen rated it really liked it  ·  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
Jun 22, 2015 Daniella rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To Pleasure a Prince is a fairly entertaining read, but it's just not for me. Well-written and nicely paced, it showed great promise at the beginning, and would have easily garnered a 3 or 4 star rating had it not been for the slight inconsistency in characters, lack of character development and the unlikeable hero. I'm a fan of the Beauty and the Beast theme, but this one just really failed in its execution.

I liked Regina at the start because I love headstrong and stubborn heroines. But as the
Mar 15, 2016 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me lo estoy pasando genial con esta saga, no me lo esperaba. Voy a devorar el último. Me da pena y todo porque me encantan estos 3 hermanastros.
Feb 29, 2016 Mei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I know that some of my firends didn't like Marcus because of his ttitude towards the heroine, Regina, but I liked him!

I thought of him like a puppy who was kicked one time too many and barks and tries to bite even those who want to pet him/help him/feed him.

I admired Regina and her ability to understand him and tame him, even if was often very mean to her.

A very nice story!
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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
Jul 24, 2015 Ally rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf

Yea, this one is a dnf. I kinda guessed it was heading down that street after a GR acquaintance pretty much freaked the he!! out over how not ok the hero is and how even less than ok the way he treats the heroine.

Normally I am all about the Beauty and the Beast trope...bring it! However, in this case, this guy is not a beast, he's a braying a$$. Like how does the heroine (Regina) even feel an inch of attraction to someone so abusive. Oh, wait, I get it. Domestic violence cycle? So is that wh
Feb 16, 2011 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.
Aug 18, 2016 Erika marked it as not-for-me-or-passing-for-now  ·  review of another edition
Probably not going to read this. A few of my GR friends have written some very informative reviews and I am thinking this hero may not work for me.

Maybe someday I will give it a go, but for now I am taking it off my TBR shelf.
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
♥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
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!!
Galena Sanz
Jun 08, 2014 Galena Sanz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
-- 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
Mar 25, 2012 Yessyamarilis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 21, 2013 Beverly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regina is known as La Belle Dame Sans Merci around society because she is very beautiful and has had many suitors, but she's rejected every marriage proposal she's had, 11 to be exact. She is high up, clever, and hiding a big secret.

Marcus, known as the Dragon Viscount, has a big scar on his face that he's covered up with a big beard and is pretty mean to everyone so he comes off as really scary. Except one day when Regina comes to visit him and she doesn't cower in fear like everyone usually do
Mey Buentipo
Aug 09, 2012 Mey Buentipo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
5+ stars!

I've been on a historical romance kick lately (as nothing else seems to hold my interest at the moment), and Sabrina Jeffries' novels have been a godsend. This book piqued my interest because it's marketed as a Beauty and the Beast retelling--which I LOVE--and this novel was no exception.

I love broken heroes, and Marcus was just about as broken and bitter against the world as you can get. He is referred to as the Dragon Viscount because of his preference for solitude and dungeons and h
Jul 01, 2016 bdalli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kada skrivate neugodnu istinu, onda je pokušavate zaštititi na sve moguće načine iako to znači da se zbog toga nikad nećete udati. Zbog svoje nemilosrdnosti prema svojim proscima ( a bilo ih je 11) jer ih je sve redom odbijala, Reginu Tremaine prati naziv -La Belle Dame Sans Merci- Nemilosrdna dama. Tajna koju skriva, prevelika je da je bilo tko otkrije i zato se Regina ne želi upuštati u ljubav i bračne obaveze.
Kada Marcus North, vikont Draker nastoji spriječiti udvaranje svojoj sestri Louisi o
[ book 2 of THE ROYAL BROTHERHOOD Series ]
by Sabrina Jeffries
Copyright 2005 by Deborah Gonzales
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Anggraini Novitasari
Desain sampul : Marcel A.W.
Cetakan I : November 2011 ; 464 hlm ; ISBN 978-979-22-7675-6
Harga Normal : Rp. 55.000,-
Rate : 3.5 of 5

Marcus North yang dijuluki Viscount Naga akibat perangainya yang pemarah dan gemar bersikap kasar, menyinggung dan menghina hampir setiap orang yang
Aug 02, 2015 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed it!
Feb 18, 2009 Sonja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
As much as I enjoyed reading about a dyslexic heroine who was insecure about something other than her looks, its hard to enjoy a story when the leading man is an abusive asshole.

Its not only that he uses verbal abuse to hurt her emotionally, or that he hypocritically judges her based on her manners, appearance, and reputation (while he simultaneously hates all of society for judging him based on his manners, appearance, and reputation). He is deliberately cruel, he insults her constantly, and he
May 23, 2014 Gamze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 17, 2015 Marijana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apakah nama Marcus identik dengan pria berkarakter introvert, keras, penyendiri, pendendam?
Baca dua novel sama-sama tokohnya bernama Marcus.

Pokoknya ceritanya seru, meliuk-liuk.
Bintang 4? Yap. Karena ternyata penulis hisrom yang dipandang sebelah mata oleh orang-orang tertentu melakukan research yang nggak tanggung-tanggung.
Kali ini Sabrina mengangkat disleksia pada tokoh utamanya. Dan aku baru tahu kalau disleksia ada beberapa jenis. Salah satunya adalah mereka yang bisa mengenali huruf dengan
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. :)
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and 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 8 million book ...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.”
“I also heard that Lord Maxwell keeps a goat in his bedchamber, but you don't see me sending someone to milk it. One mustn't let idle gossip govern one's actions.” 3 likes
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