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The Pleasures of Spring

(Pleasures #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  316 ratings  ·  56 reviews
An invitation to the hot and steamy world of bestselling Irish erotica author Evie Hunter...

He picked up her hand where it grasped the water glass, felt her pulse and looked into her eyes. 'You don't want a man with manners. You want someone who will let you walk on the wild side, who knows what you're really like ...'

Roz Spring is an actress and a chameleon, the kind of w
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 24th 2014 by Penguin
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The final chapter in the Pleasures series ends with Spring. This is the perfect name for this 3.5 star book.  Spring is for new beginnings. The hardships of winter is over and a clean slate is ready for life to begin anew. For Roz Spring, this is her time. She's starting fresh after a horrific witnessing of a brutal murder. She is going legit and avoids cons. She's also leaving her lucrative professional dominatrix job aside. She tries to stay off the radar because not only is a killer searching ...more
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
The Pleasures of Spring (Pleasures #4) by Evie Hunter is a humorous, action filled romp filled with tasteful sex with hints of lite BDSM scenes.

Ros Spring is a twin, whose fate has her raised by her deadbeat, con-man father. She’s resilient, cunning and a survivor, she’s also a witness to a murder. Andy McTavish has been searching for Ros for some time, his mission get her into protective custody, and compounding his efforts is Hall an ex-navy seal, and assassin hot on Ros’s trail.

The story fol
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Roz Spring is a lead female character not to be trifled with. Roz is a physically fit, smart, head strong and skilled con artist who knows how to take care of herself. However, she is not so stubborn as to not know when to call in reinforcements and ask for help when she needs it. This is such a nice departure from many of the heroines that I have encountered lately. I have had a run of heroines who are either weak, inanely stubborn and obstinate, or just downright irritating. Any heroine who do ...more
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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3.75 Hearts I was on the fence for more than half of the story not because it wasn’t good but because it was just too drawn out. I was tired of the same lines over and over. It seemed like the author(s) kept forgetting they had already told us about Roz’s poor upbringing and how she had to save her father. But the last part was fast paced and entertaining. I enjoyed the story for the most part.

A few things. Besides the constant reminder of Roz’s past the
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: call-me-hot
Each story has its charm. And all I can think now, how great the authors came up with title and name.

Now back to the story, this one was such a joy and warm.
I liked all the story, each time I was quite sad to part with some characters. this one felt like I didn't quite miss the characters, I wasn't eager to know about them but more focus about the two heroes.
I was more focus about how Roz would get out of the situation than about the love story. I already knew they would be together and all w
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
An occasion of sin...
Evie Hunter is a dynamic duo of authors that have left me breathless with The Pleasures of Spring. It was an exciting journey with Andy and Roz. I was laughing one minute at their witty yahoo chats, and the next minute I was on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails, cheering them on as they fought to escape a dangerous attack. And there were the friend and family relationships that made me want to know more about all of them. And did I mention that I had to turn up the
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed the story, wasn't very deep, but enjoyable all the same.
The characters kept each other on their toes and in turn kept the reader in stitches and gasps.
A fun read.
Margreet Asselbergs

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐

A year ago Roz Spring, in the midst of one of her less than legal endeavours, was witness to a murder. Wanted by authorities as a witness and by the murderer to ensure her silence, she has been on the run every since. Of course she has been well-schooled, raised by a criminal father who is currently spending time at the tax-payers expense, when she and her twin-sister were separated at the tender age of four. Her sister raised in luxury,
Jeannie Zelos
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Pleasures of Spring, Evie Hunter.
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I loved the Winter and Autumn versions, somehow missed on Summer ( so many books so little time !) and was excited to get to Spring. It must be tough though, keeping up the momentum of previous books, and winter is still my favourite. This one has the same hot, erotic and steamy encounters, fabulous realistic characters but I felt the storyline let it down.
I loved Roz, its clever the way authors take people we've learn
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received my copy from Penguin Ireland

Once again the two authors who are Evie Hunter have provided their readers with a fun, intense, intriguing and hot story. This is the fourth book in ‘The Pleasures’ series and didn’t disappoint.

Both Roz and Andy were wonderful characters, although Roz managed to captivate me most. None of Evie Hunter’s female characters have been shrinking violets or walk-overs but Roz is in a category of her own when it comes to independence and living life according to h
Stefanee Joyner
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, romance
OMG I loved it. What a great finale to the four seasons of pleasures. Almost all of the heroes from the series have returned to make a cameo appearance, including my favorite - the dark and delicious Jack Winter. While this is a stand alone, I think it’s better if you read The Pleasures of Autumn before this one.

At first, I wasn’t sure if I would like Roz as a heroine. She was such a wild thing and a terrible sister to Sinead in Autumn, but as the story progressed, you got to see the other side
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
What a great read.
This book never has a dull moment with suspense, humour and just the right amount of kink to keep you turning the pages.
Ex Domme and thief, Roz Spring is witness to a murder. Andy McTavish is trying to get her to go into protective custody before the murderer, Ex navy seal turn bad, Hall, gets his evil hands on her. But Roz has other ideas as she tries to raise the money to help her low life dad pay off the bad guys so after he is released from prison they don't put him six fee
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc
**ARC courtesy of Penguin Books (UK) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

The Pleasures of Spring is book 4 in the Pleasures series by Evie Hunter. This is my first book by this author and although the book can be considered a standalone I probably would have understood all the characters and their relationships if I had started the series from the beginning.

Roz Spring is on the run. She witnessed a murder a year ago and is wanted to testify against the murder, but she knows he will k
Ali (Our Book Boyfriends) Flores
The book had an exciting start, but I didn’t feel a connecting with Roz right away. I gradually warmed to her, though. I quite honestly felt like I was on pins and needles the whole way through with her. I kept wondering if she was going to do the right thing, or if I was going to have to jump in and strangle her. Andy, on the other hand, I enjoyed from the start.There was a lot of funny banter between the two of them that I enjoyed, too. The characters were all well-developed, and I even develo ...more
Liz F
Mar 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley

**Note: This review is for a DNF book

I got about halfway through this book before I had to give up. I can't tell you exactly what I didn't like though. I know I was bored. There's plenty of action though. On foot chases, car chases, chases across rooftops...all of it. But it just wasn't enough to interest me.

As it turns out, The Pleasures of Spring is Book 4 in the Pleasures series. It's entirely possible that if I had read some or all of the pr

Big props for having a plot and at least a nod to switching things up, but too much telling-not-showing and it's more than a smidge too fantastical.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it to the core

There was never a dull moment while reading it and I just wanted to keep turning the page. The story was as gripping as it was playful. I am a sucker for jolly endings and this book gave me just that. The writing is so real and detailed that it takes you into a the world of the characters.
Jahleen Wright
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book I have to say is my absolute favorite of the three, it took me in and had me on the edge of my seat. Well done!!
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
At first I want to thank Penguin Ireland for the book they gave away in a Goodreads Giveaway.

The Book:

I really like the cover. Its simple with just the authors name, the title and the water lily. The colours of the water lily and the fonts look good together- especially with the black background. As far as I can say, the quality of the book is good. It still looks like new after Ive read it and shows no sign of use.

The story:

The story begins and ends with the point of view of Roz Spring aka Rois
Apr 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Evie Hunter is the pen name of a writing duo who has written a series of seasonal-themed BDSM thrillers. This is the fourth, plus there are a bunch of novellas, but you don’t have to read them in order. The same characters appear throughout, but the focus of each is on a different couple, and you really don’t need to know the back stories of the others to understand what’s going on. You’ll be told that this is one of those “If you liked 50 Shades...” books, but don’t believe it. This is a whole ...more
First, let me say I was unaware this was part of a series when I received it as an ARC from Netgalley. My bad. After finishing, I would recommend reading the others if this catches your eye. There's a lot going on here & knowing the returning characters & their histories would have helped.
Whew...where to start. Roz Spring has a few things on her plate. She's broke, long estranged from her twin sister, trying to help her jailed father & after witnessing a murder last year, it's a toss
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I will admit right now that my initial reason for wanting to read The Pleasures of Spring by Evie Hunter was to see if Irish erotica was like, you know, American erotica. Honestly, they make better beer in Ireland and their accent is to die for, why wouldn’t their naughtiness be better than ours? The kink level is pretty high, but the reader has to do a little more work on the visualization. Evie Hunter doesn’t spell it all out for you. She makes you work for the imagery, and I really liked that ...more
I've really enjoyed this series. This was last book of the group and told the story of Roz, Sinead's identical twin sister. I liked this book but it was my least favorite because I just couldn't warm up to Roz. I get that she had a bad childhood with a deadbeat, small-time criminal dad. Readers were supposed to be sympathetic to her in this story and see her as a poor little girl who had no one and resorted to cons and scams because it's all she knew. She had some misguided idea that she had to ...more
Mar 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This series has been one of these where each book surpasses its predecessor and I've loved each one. With a dominant man, a woman who frustrates the hell out of him and an action filled storyline, explosive passion has never been in short supply and whilst The Pleasures of Spring has this, the storyline felt flat in comparison.

Why? Too much was happening. Amongst the expected BDSM led romance, we had our heroine bouncing across rooftops and leaping onto buses in her mission to escape Mr. Bad Gu
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-review
2.5 Stars for Pleasures of Spring.

Let me start off by saying, that I have read several books in this series, Pleasures of Winter, Pleasures of Autumn and now this book Pleasures of Spring. While they are some what stand along, for this book I really think the Pleasures of Autumn must be read first.

What I liked about this book: Andy, yummy Andy. He was dominant and wanted to catch Roz to bring her back to testify and get her into protective custody. He was mindful of his parents, and a true good
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Thus, considering that the seasons are over, this should be the grand finale of this quartet at times ridiculous with dominant males and females who become submissive when the situation requires it. I have not even loved this last book, but the fact that there were two characters who we already met in previous installment, piqued me enough to read it. Roz and Andy are chasing themselves for a long time and much more time passes before they realize that there is more than sex, but somehow it does ...more
***I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway***

I wanted to like this book. It takes place in modern day Ireland and the United Kingdom, so that was a nice change of pace. The book starts out quite well and it's certainly action-packed.

But it's a little TOO action-packed. Everything seemed so over-the-top and cliche. And the scene at the end with the horse and the hedge... I mean, really?? Am I supposed to believe that an inexperienced rider was able to pull that off??

And the corny lines... the mul
Wee Shubba's World
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Oh My F*cking God!!! Evie Hunter has did it again!! Every time I read one these books I always think how can they possibly get any better? But Evie Hunter manages to blow the previous books right out of the water. The Pleasures of Spring has everything I love in the an explosive read, action, hot and steamy kinkiness and witty characters!

The Pleasures of Spring is about Roz Spring who has been on the run over year after being a witness to
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Another great book in this series.

We get to see who RoRo really is but she is caught up in a dangerous life and needs help. Andy to the rescue even though she doesn't want his help he doesn't give up. It's his job to find her as Interpol need her in witness protection to give evidence about Hall but it's more than that for Andy, he's falling for her and can't help himself.

The sexual tension between Andy and Roz is palpable due to the steamy, erot
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book for a fair review- from Netgalley.

3.5 Stars

This is book four of this series. I haven't read the prior books. Despite these books being stand alone novels, I feel that a reader would have benefited from reading the prior book. Especially since my Impression was that the story started in a prior book.

I thought the story was very original and entertaining.

Andy and Roz's romantic relationship was confusing at times. When you thought they were getting to
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Evie Hunter is actually two authors Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley who met at a creative writing workshop in Dublin in 2010. On discovering that they shared a passion for erotic fiction, they became the best of friends. In early 2012 they got a chance to co-write a series of erotic novellas for an American publisher. When they completed the second one without killing each other, they decided t ...more

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