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The Price of Pleasure

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  355 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Fleur Fontaine was the most exquisitely sensual woman Reed Harwood had ever met, yet there was an innocence about her that belied her sordid reputation. Though he'd been tortured and starved by his jailors, his body reacted eagerly to her nearness. ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 321 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Leisure Books (first published 2007)
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♡Karlyn P♡
May 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
What I liked...The plot was very interesting, better than many books I've read recently. The heroine is a spy known as a black widow who has helped several men escapes the terrible prisons of France. She rescues our hero, and a long and believable 'get to know you before sex' relationship evolves. Eventually the story takes us back to England, where they try to find who is a traiter and trying to kill them.

What I didn't like... The bad guy was obvious, which is OK, but it was upsetting that our
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the plot. Loved the heroine and hero. They were so likable from the beginning.
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

The story is quite straight forward. REED is a British spy who is betrayed, thus he was caught and sent to French prison where he awaits death, since he's also ill with one foot in the grave. Like an avenging angel, a beautiful Black Widow 'FLEUR' swoops in to save his life and nurse him back to health. Apparently she's a fellow colleague based in France, helping out the Britis
Cristina Contilli
La mia recensione su literary:

Siamo nella Francia dell’epoca napoleonica e Reed Harwood è un agente al servizio degli inglesi, ma viene tradito da qualcuno e finisce in carcere. Quando, dopo essere stato torturato per estorcergli informazioni sulla sua attività, sembra ormai destinato a finire sulla ghigliottina viene, però, salvato da una donna misteriosa, la cosiddetta vedova nera che sembra scegliere i propri amanti tra i detenuti politici, racchiusi nel famigerato carcere, detto “Il castell
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of historical romance and espionage
Recommended to Preacox by: an ad in Connie Mason's book "The Black Knight"
Second time I've read Connie Mason (first time was "The Black Knight"), and I have to say "The Price of Pleasure" was way better than "The Black Knight". I was really surprised.

Both main characters felt real and were likeable. There also were a lot of lovely supporting and minor characters, like Lisette and Updike. The plot was intriguing, I especially loved the espionage-stuff and the hunt for the traitor (Oh Reed, took you long enough to get the picture.).

The narrative style is a perfect mixt
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
adoro la Mason!
sono pochi i suoi libri che non mi hanno entusiasmata,ma questo non fa parte di quel piccolo gruppo! la trama mi ha incuriosita e coinvolta da subito: è riuscita a ben combinare la parte romantica con quella di spionaggio anglo-francese degli anni di Bonaparte.
Reed è un personaggio che entra subito in simpatia:è forte e tenace e non si arrende e, cosa importante, è "umano". quasi tutti i personaggi maschili di questi romanzi sono descritti come in grado di affrontare qualsiasi co
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Feb 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
engaging plot, great intrigue and well done spy stuff, for a romance novel. fleur is a great character (and I always did love that name, ever since the Forsythe Saga) who is both decisive, independent, And willing for him to take the lead, which makes her endearingly realistic and contemporary. I would have rated this higher but it got sillier towards the ends, and the word "blunt" was used every page for the last ten. ending felt rushed and dragged out at the same time. this one is one of the t ...more
Catherine Flynn
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the books that I truly enjoyed reading as soon as I started reading it, it was hard for me to put it down. The plot was interesting and it was easy for me to visualize the sceneries in each chapter as it was well described. Since this is a romance novel, I enjoyed the erotic bed scenes but not too heavy on description. Connie Mason again never fails me with her books, though this was only my 3rd book of her. I got more books to go from her.
Dec 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
I did not finish this book. Frankly I didn't feel like it lived up to the back. Also I think I wanted a stronger heroine. Not that she wasn't strong. I just didn't feel that she was strong. I hope that makes sense ...more
CriCra CriCra
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: prestito
Molto carino, un pò banale forse nella prima parte, dati i vari ripetimenti di alcuni concetti della storia ,ma molto stimolante nel suo proseguimento, con un bel finale. - Viola e Reed - i protagonisti di questa bella storia d'amore. ...more
Maris Bennett
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Connie Mason has written another very entertaining book with flesh-and-blood characters, romance (read that as sex), intrigue and conflict.
Good dialogue, humor, a descriptive sense of the era. Recommended!
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: justforfun
To predictable and way to much focus on hanky panky. The author should have spent her time on character development and maybe more on a plot that wasn't so transparent! ...more
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional, looking forward to starting all of your books!
Apr 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Not as good as the Sin books, but still pretty good.
Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
I liked the ending.
Melissa Fletcher
Dec 24, 2007 rated it did not like it
I was very disappointed in this book. Normally, I enjoy this author's books, but I found this very boring; it was a struggle for me to finish. ...more
Not the best by Connie. Very predictable.
Truly an enjoyable read.
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Connie Mason or Cara Miles is the best-selling author of more than fifty historical romances and novellas. Her tales of passion and adventure are set in exotic as well as American locales. Connie was named Story Teller of the Year in 1990 by Romantic Times and was awarded Career Achievement award in the Western category by Romantic Times in 1994. Connie makes her home in Tarpon Springs, Florida wi ...more

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