Editorial Reviews. Review. When the young Lady Charlotte Caverstill attends a Potent Pleasures – Kindle edition by Eloisa James. Romance. Is he or isn’t he? That’s the question on London society’s collective mind in this slow-starting but ultimately satisfying Regency romance. Alexander Foakes, earl . Potent Pleasures. Eloisa James. Buy This Book. Unlike most authors today, Eloisa James gets a lot out of the omniscient point of view.

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Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston eloiaa the garden with a dashing masked stranger. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. Charlotte, who knows all too intimately the jamse of his passion, is stunned by the gossip that has set society ablaze. In describing relations between characters, I may wreck a book for you by making it clear who someone marries, or the outcome of a book.

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Please do not read about The Inside Take if you’re wary of knowing who is paired with whom! I started writing Potent Pleasures when I was on sabbatical from my job being a Shakespeare professor. I worked on my academic book during the day and then wrote Potent Pleasures in the late afternoons, just before picking up my young son at daycare. Monsieur Careme, Charlotte’s modiste, is male in the hardcover version of Potent Pleasures and female thereafter; this is due to my finding out, rather belatedly, that modistes in England during this period were all female.

Sissy had taken to wearing an elaborate set of three or four dyed ostrich feathers pinned to the back of her hair, and they did make her a little easier to spot in a crowd.


She was on tiptoe just three or four steps from the bottom, straining to see where those gaudy plumes had gone, when her right foot slipped out from under her, striking the person at the bottom of the stairs squarely in the lower back. Tears came to her eyes as her back hit the marble stair riser. The person she had struck turned around and squatted before her.

Charlotte raised her eyes. He was larger than she remembered, and handsomer. But his eyes were precisely as velvety dark as she had remembered, and his hair was the same black-silver curls, falling over his forehead in the French manner. Monsieur Pompelmousse would approve, Charlotte thought idiotically. Suddenly Charlotte realized she was staring. Her eyes flew to his and she turned faintly rosy. The man kames staring back at her, his eyebrows slightly furrowed.

Charlotte tried to think of something to say. Finally she blurted out. He was wearing formal dress, and besides…how could she have ever thought such a thing?

He had an undeniable air of command and gentlemanly breeding. His winged eyebrows flew up. What on earth was this beautiful girl talking about? His glance drifted down. From here, he could see straight into her gown. They were lavishly round, and soft, and perfectly shaped. His hand actually twitched.

Suddenly he became aware of piping little voices around them, enquiring about injuries and calling for help. Now he liked her even more. She was just the right height, tall, and when she raised her head her mouth was kissably close to his. Alex drew her over to the side of the hall and without even thinking, reached out to rub the middle of her back where she must have struck the stairs. His hand instantly elloisa.

Her gown was so thin he could feel the rising swell of her bottom, and he was rocked by one the most powerful surges of lust he had ever felt. He must be losing his mind, he decided. It had been too long since he porent a woman. He looked at her carefully. She had a delectable, triangular face enveloped in soft curls: Her mouth was a natural dark red.


Her eyebrows were exquisite: For a second, some memory stirred, but…. What were men anyway? Did he do that every week? Charlotte smiled back without thinking, and her heart gave a huge thump. Her mind seemed to have gone numb. Charlotte looked up at him.

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She even recognized the dimple in his right cheek and the shape of his lips. Where were they going, anyway? She had to get back upstairs, elloisa her mother.

She calmly took her arm out of his grasp and brought them to a halt. One minute she was there; the next minute she was gone. He looked after her wildly. Suddenly he heard an anxious voice at his ear and turned to see Braddon. What did you say her name was? Explore many more international editions by country or by language.

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