Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Master of Pleasure” as Want to Read:
Master of Pleasure
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Master of Pleasure

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  174 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Sasha walked away from handsome millionaire Gabriel Cabrini to marry someone else--and he has never forgiven her. Now widowed, Sasha is shocked when Gabriel is named as heir to her late husband's wealth and guardian to her two young sons. She's completely in his power! Sasha will not surrender, no matter how persuasive Gabriel might be. There is far too much at stake... es ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Harlequin Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Master of Pleasure, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Master of Pleasure

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 377)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Leona
Mar 27, 2013 Leona rated it really liked it
Very well done. Emotionally gripping story about a young girl who falls in love with the wrong man. She winds up pregnant, hoping for commitment only to find that hero is only interested in the sexual aspect of their relationship. Destitute, alone and unhappy, she runs off to marry his much older cousin so that she can provide a stable and loving home for her children (turns out she has twins).

The story opens when she discovers that her now deceased husband has made the children wards of the he
...more
Jasbell76
Very emotional, strong heroine, I love this novel! 4.5 stars

Updated:
July/11/15
I just reread the book and I felt in love again with this story. One of the reviewers of this book says the evolution of hero's actions and way of thinking was amazing, and that is true. You CAN believe his remorse towards the heroine.
I love heroine's personality and the twins <3
I don't know why I gave the book 4.5 stars, it deserves more than 5 in my opinion ñ_ñ and a gif image :D (let me find the correct one)
The l
...more
Lupita Figueroa BookLoverRomantic
Preciosa novela de Penny Jordan. Muy sensual y sentimental. Aunque quedé con ganas de más escenas de pasión de ambos protagonistas ahora que se habían reencontrado. Por otro lado, me ha parecido que la narración ha sido fenomenal. Impecable. Me quedé suspirando y maravillada con la madurez alcanzada por Sasha. Muy recomendable.
Grace Harwood
Apr 26, 2013 Grace Harwood rated it it was amazing
Now speaking plainly, there's a bit of a stigma attached to reading these books - they're all a bit trashy and essentially all the same, and the cover illustration of this - the Uncut edition, featuring a young couple building up to having sex on the beach (not the cocktail), does nothing for the credibility of any reader of this novel. However, this is a great book and, like a lot of Penny Jordan novels, has just that little bit more substance than your average Mills and Boon. I know, I know, i ...more
KatieV
Meh. It was a tried and true plot, but all the navel gazing and amateur psychology drove me nuts. What is up with all the constant psychoanalysis in HPs these days? Definitely not one of Penny's old school greats.
Beth
Oct 02, 2015 Beth rated it liked it
Shelves: hps-2015
3.5 stars: Trying to catch up on Penny Jordan's back list. Really enjoyed this one. nice slow reveal. Very emotional.
Jenny
Jun 09, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it
Aww that was a very emotional read. I miss Penny Jordan she was the best!
Booked
Oct 04, 2015 Booked rated it liked it
Shelves: nondescript
I couldn't connect with the story. Idk maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I usually enjoy internal musings but not this time. It seems off.
Tia
Feb 12, 2014 Tia rated it really liked it
It was such a beautiful, emotional read. I adored it.
Roub
Oct 27, 2013 Roub rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
very good one, very intense emotions involved. the flashbacks were very painful n heartbreaking. at one point, sasha told gabriel dat he must want children, he must want 2 get married. he told her dat no but even if he wanted, she was not the woman 4it. she was just a slut, a hooker he had picked up from the streets n he proved it time n again. he treated her like a cheap little tart which he kept 4 sex. n he was angry she left him !? 4 want of a better life !? where she cud have security n resp ...more
Chantal Main
Sep 19, 2015 Chantal Main rated it did not like it
I hated this book! The hero was an asshole who left her pregnant and alone then tries to blame her for the sorry state their relationship was in. The fact that he has kids and does nothing to figure out about them he is just an asshole. She would have been better if her kids had been her husbands. He was no prince but the hero was too hard and she forgives him too easy!!! I am raising kids myself and believe me if their father ran out on his responsibility I would not forgive in two pages. Serio ...more
Crystal
Jun 25, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing
This book has some really good points in it. When something goes on with a relationship you need to talk things over and make decisions then. Gabriel who is a millionaire treats Sasha like crap and when she is at her lowest she runs away and marries an older man.

When he dies she finds out that her late husband has left everything in Gabriel's name, even her kids. Now she knows that he will make her life bad and he just might find her secret out.

So sometimes these books make me scream but I stil
...more
Angy
Oct 19, 2015 Angy rated it it was amazing
The story was awesome.. the characters developed in a lovely way... they both matured step by step.
Very much recommended to anyone who's reading this review..
Adriana Fogaça
Mar 29, 2016 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing
Série: Força do Destino
Série: Força do Destino 01.1 - Mestre do Prazer - Penny Jordan
Título original: Master Of Pleasure
Título: Mestre do Prazer
Autor: Penny Jordan
Tradução: Marie Olivier
Série: Força do Destino 01.1
Editora: Harlequin
Ano: 2013

O que fazer com esse latinos europeus? Pelo amor de Deus! Não se salva um para remédio. Sério, nunca consegui encontrar um que valesse algum euro furado. Os piores são os italianos e os espanhóis, preconceituosos, machistas e cegos como um bom morcego. A prin
...more
Vintage
Penny Jordan mush hate women. That's all that I can think at this point. The H whose name I can neither recall nor care to was SO MEAN!

Tragic childhood - check
Abandoned by mother - check
Cruel grandfather - check
Ass-hat to heroine - check
Groveling - Umm, not so much.

The h whose name I can not recall and I finished this last night (yes, apparently I can't look away from car crashes either)..falls for the H, don't know, but it must be the magic penis at work again. She is smart enough to figure ou
...more
Bubblegum
Third time reading this book, therefore Master of Pleasure deserves 5 stars.

I seem to always go back to readinf this book for the angst and the heartbreaking story of their past. I like that the heroine grew as a person in order to be a good mother to her twin sons.
Lori
Dec 09, 2015 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Yup. Wicked good
KC
My heart went out to the damaged hero, Gabriel. The heroine, Sasha, was likable and sympathetic as well. She was honest and gave selflessly of herself when she was initially with Gabriel. They both had family abandonment issues: Sasha externalized that hurt by seeking out love, whereas Gabe didn't believe in love or that good women existed. He had some mother issues which warped his beliefs about love and women. Of course, they do find their Happily Ever After after some soul searching, especial ...more
Pravana
Dec 27, 2012 Pravana rated it really liked it
The story built up very well before revealing that the hero was the father of her twins. Simple mathematics was beyond the hero. Predictably jumped to the wrong conclusion that the heroine cheated on him. I'd have personally liked the hero to grovel a bit more. The ending was quite satisfying. "Uncut" - Now I Know what it means. Phew! some really hot scenes - very well written - suggestively erotic without being vulgar. Some of the emotional scenes brought tears to my eyes.
Elena
Sep 18, 2014 Elena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
The turning point is disappointing - very sudden, unconvincing.
Katie Q
May 10, 2014 Katie Q rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. A fast read that was quite unusual. If you are looking for a book that is easy to read this is one you should consider.
Erotic Horizon
Master Of Pleasure (Harlequin Presents) by Penny Jordan (2006)
Makii
Jul 22, 2013 Makii rated it really liked it
Imposible no amar un libro de Penny Jordan.
Erica
Dec 15, 2013 Erica rated it really liked it
Good build-up, characterization.
Poonam
Apr 21, 2016 Poonam rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Decent read
Zainab
Zainab marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2016
Tricia Lenhart
Tricia Lenhart rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2016
Laura Levada
Laura Levada rated it liked it
Apr 19, 2016
Gratair
Gratair marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Di Cesare's Pregnant Mistress (Harlequin Presents, #2727)
  • Burning Obsession
  • The Mistress Bride
  • The Contaxis Baby
  • An Heir for the Millionaire
  • The Secret Baby Bargain
  • Hollywood Husband, Contract Wife
  • Prince Hafiz's Only Vice
  • The Sicilian's Christmas Bride
  • Love Conspiracy
  • Sold to the Enemy
  • The Italian's Runaway Bride (Harlequin Presents, No. 2219)
  • Mistress: Pregnant by the Spanish Billionaire
  • Shameful Secret, Shotgun Wedding
  • The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Wife
19687
Penelope Jones Halsall
aka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda Wright

Penelope "Penny" Jones was born on November 24, 1946 at about seven pounds in a nursing home in Preston, Lancashire, England. She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, an engineer, who died at 85, and his wife Margaret Louise Groves Jones. She has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Prudence "Pru".

She had
...more
More about Penny Jordan...

Share This Book