Pleasuring The Lady

Pleasuring The Lady Once the game begins there is no tearing your gaze away Her mother s madness and her father s and brother s irresponsibility have relegated Lady Portia to the life of a wallflower The only shining li

  • Title: Pleasuring The Lady
  • Author: Jess Michaels
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Once the game begins, there is no tearing your gaze away.Her mother s madness and her father s and brother s irresponsibility have relegated Lady Portia to the life of a wallflower The only shining light in her life is her best friend, Ava, who is suffering a rift with her own brother.Portia s quest to help takes her to the notorious Donville Masquerade in the hells, wherOnce the game begins, there is no tearing your gaze away.Her mother s madness and her father s and brother s irresponsibility have relegated Lady Portia to the life of a wallflower The only shining light in her life is her best friend, Ava, who is suffering a rift with her own brother.Portia s quest to help takes her to the notorious Donville Masquerade in the hells, where behind the safety of a mask she witnesses shocking public acts of sin And succumbs to the touch of Marquis Miles Weatherfield.Unfortunately, they re discovered And now, tainted by scandal, she and Miles are destined for a marriage neither of them want But Portia makes a bargain that raises even Miles eyebrows.In return for saving her mother from the asylum, Portia will do anything Miles wants in bed Shocked by his driving desire for Portia, Miles agrees As they explore every wicked desire, every forbidden act that pleases them, they discover something that goes far deeper than flesh But the lies that brought them together could be the very wedge that drives them apart.Warning This book contains wicked encounters, erotic voyeurism, lies, a brief threesome, and unexpected kindnesses.

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    1. Originally reviewed for The Book VixenIn a Nutshell: Solid erotic historical romance that had more sex than emotions but was good enough.Why I Read this Book: I revisit historical romance once in a while as it was my first romance genre when I’d sneak them from the public library.What I Liked: I enjoyed the characters of Portia and Miles. Portia has been sidelined her entire life and I liked that she makes a decision to claim her sexuality and visit the masquerade as a voyeur. Unlike many erot [...]

    2. Heroine~ Portia. Wallflower of uncertain age, spinster, caretaker of her depressed/mildly schizophrenic (I assume from the descriptions) and formerly beautiful mother. Bullied by her older brother Hammond, a titled gentleman but always stressed for funds and bitter. Best friend of Ava, who was the heroine of Pleasure Wars # 1 Taken By the Duke. Hero~ Miles, the Marquis of Weatherfield, 30 yrs old. A rake with a well-earned naughty reputation. Has membership at scandalous clubs. Had a harsh upbri [...]

    3. This was ok but, there was a three day separation when heroine told hero she loved him and he freaked and didn't come home for three days. I needed to know he didn't cheat any of those days. Once he came home all was forgiven and even though heroine had expressed to a friend her fear he was with other women she never asks him and then the book ends with him declaring his love.

    4. This is a 4.5 star book for me.* * *At the notorious Donville Masquerade, Miles, the Marquess of Weatherfield finds an unusual participant in the revels: plainly dressed and simply accessorised, the mysterious woman didn't act like a courtesan or a lady used to such depravity, and what drew Miles to her was her curiosity and openness to such a sexual adventure.Thinking to help her friend, Portia attends the Donville Masquerade to look for Liam, Ava's brother, but who she finds instead as an old [...]

    5. Portia hasn't lived an easy life. With a mother whose madness is well known, a father who liked to gamble, and a brother just like her father, Portia has become a wallflower. She knows no respectable man will marry her so she's resigned her life to living with her mother and servant Potts in a cottage far away from the rest of society. Afraid to leave her mother for fear of what her brother will do, Portia is forced to live in horrible conditions and with limited food. Worse than a lonely life, [...]

    6. Originally reviewed for: Historical Romance Lover blogThis is book 2 in the Pleasure Wars series. We met the heroine, Portia, in Taken by the Duke and the hero, Miles, in An Introduction to Pleasure.Lady Portia has spent her lifetime being a wallflower. During a conversation with her best friend, Ava, Portia sees an opportunity to make her friend happy and to try something daring. Ava's "missing" brother has been seen at the Donville Masquerade in the hells. Portia will do anything to put a smil [...]

    7. Quest’autrice mi piace, non è il primo che leggo, anche se non è il mio preferito. Ha uno stile di scrittura molto pulito, chiaro e senza troppi fronzoli. Arriva dritta al punto e non c’è bisogno di immaginarsi chissà cosa. La trama è semplice: una coppia costretta a un matrimonio riparatore che deve imparare a fare i conti con i sentimenti che l’unione comporta. Belli i sia i dialoghi che le scene di passione, si può anche rileggere, a distanza.

    8. This review is from: Pleasuring the Lady (The Pleasure Wars) (Kindle Edition)Miles and Portia meet at a Masquerade party for the second time and are found in a compromising position by Portia evil abusive brother. Marquis Miles Weatherfield marries Portia. They had been childhood friends and it was a surprise for Miles to find out the the massed women was Portia. He thought she was just some light skirt.Let me say I LOVED Miles and Portia. This was a very romantic and very erotic story of two pe [...]

    9. PLEASURING THE LADY by Jess Michaels is an exciting Regency Historical Romance set in 1814 London. #2 in "The Pleasure Wars",but can be read as a stand alone. See,"Taken by the Duke". What an interesting tale of a man who believes he can not fall in love or love anyone and the woman who proves him wrong. Join, Lady Portia and Marquis Miles Weatherfield on a journey of discovery of both their passion and their feelings for each other. They discovery some things are far more deeper than flesh. Fil [...]

    10. Hero is foolish (really foolish) but understandable when Freudian psychology is applied. Heroine undergoes a great transformation (meek -> strong) in the story and stands up for herself. Good story overall. Review to come

    11. Pleasuring the Lady is the second book in The Pleasure Wars series and a slightly better told story than the first one, I believe. The author's warning: This book contains wicked encounters, erotic voyeurism, lies, a brief threesome, and unexpected kindnesses. The balance of character self-analysis as compared to reader slow discovery still seems over-wrought with too many words at the pivotal moments in the story but at least the character explanations come at the right moments in this book. So [...]

    12. Very eroticSlow start, very intense by mid story, but an abrupt end, I did not expect, it kinda left me disappointed.

    13. Review originally posted at fictionvixen/review-pleasuIt was real. It was not a dream. Her entire life had just changed with one foolish decision.Circumstances in Lady Portia’s life have left her a wallflower and spinster. With no hope that she will ever marry, she stays with her troubled mother in the small house her unfeeling brother has provided. The best thing in her life is her friendship with Ava. Someone who has always been there for her and who she knows always will be, there is nothin [...]

    14. Pleasuring the Lady, the second book in the Pleasure Wars series from Jess Michaels, is an erotic Regency story. We met the heroine, Portia, in the first Pleasure Wars book (Taken by the Duke) and the hero, Miles, appeared in another Jess Michaels book, An Introduction to Pleasure. Jess Michaels is no stranger to historical erotica and she knows how to titillate the reader in order to propel the story forward.Lady Portia’s life is pretty much a mess. Her father and now her brother have ruined [...]

    15. Pleasuring the Lady is the second book in the Pleasure Wars Series. We met Lady Portia in Taken by the Duke and Miles Weatherfield in An Introduction to Pleasure. Initially, I thought Portia and Liam would pair off but it was not to be. I was a little bit disappointed but after reading Pleasuring the Lady and reading how Miles and Portia fell in love, I changed my mind. I know now that Portia and Liam would not be a good match.The story starts after Ava has married Christian with Liam not talkin [...]

    16. Pleasuring the Lady is the second in the Pleasure Wars series and is such a good addition. I enjoyed reading about the sensual awakening of Portia and the healing of Miles’ heart. The story takes you to places in London that society does not talk about and some even doubt they exist. A very sensual story.Portia is considered a wallflower and is fine with what others think of her. She only wants to take care of her mother and make sure her brother does not interfere in her life.Ava is her best [...]

    17. Jess Michaels poursuit tranquillement dans un genre un peu délaissé aujourd’hui une carrière discrète. Elle signe ici le second tome d’une trilogie de romance historique sensuelle, à défaut d’être érotique. Son premier livre comptait la douloureuse confrontation de deux hommes, qui se détestent après la mort de la sœur de l’un et de la fiancée de l’autre. Nous faisons une petite pause dans cette histoire puisqu’il ne sera pas question de ces hommes ici. L’un d’entre e [...]

    18. PLEASURING THE LADY, book two of The Pleasure War series by Jess Michaels is captivating in its Cinderella-themed essence. Portia once knew the fine life but has been reduced to a level of near poverty by a selfish, arrogant, and mean-spirited brother. Her mother suffers from the loss of her former life, her husband, and if it were present day, she would be diagnosed as manic-depressive. Her son Hammond is cruel to both mother and sister and threatens to put his own mother in a horrible madhouse [...]

    19. As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Witty Kitty5 out of 5 LicksLady Portia has a heavy burden on her shoulders. She is trying to protect her family from the cruelty of society if anyone finds out her mother is mentally ill and from her brother who wants to commit their mother to a madhouse. Her one escape is to visit her friend Ava, the heroine from the first book in this series, who is trying to locate the whereabouts of her brother. Ava informs Portia that she thinks he may be hiding at [...]

    20. Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:Portia, Ava’s best friend, also worries that she’s doomed in the marriage stakes, this time because her mother is prone to bouts of madness and her brother is not only cruel and miserly towards the pair of them, but also seems destined to follow in their father’s footsteps and gamble away what remaining money was left to him after their father had lost much of the family wealth. So when Ava confides that her brother has been seen i [...]

    21. This is the 2nd book in the Pleasure Wars Series. Lady Portia has spent a life time being hurt and disappoint by others. She has sacrificed her life to care for and protect her mentally ill mother, her brother keeps them hidden away with little funds and is looking for an excuse to place his mother in the madhouse. Portia’s best friend Ava (heroine for the 1st book) is desperate to find her brother and believes he may be hiding at the Donville Masquerade in the hells. Curious about the things [...]

    22. Portia is the friend of Ava who is the heroine from book 1. She hasn't been living an easy life since she has to take care of her mother who is sick and she has a brother who doesn't care about helping. While talking to Ava, they learned that Ava's brother, Earl of Windbury, was seen at the Donville Masquerade. Being the good friend that she is, Portia decides to go to the Masquerade and find the Earl. Instead she discover something more erotic and also runs into Marquis Miles Weatherfield.Marqu [...]

    23. The 2nd book of the series. Honestly I am thinking it over and over if the 1st book mentioned about the heroine in this story. Well the good thing about the book is that it can be read as astand alone. I liked all Jess Michaels books. It is not only about erotics and sex. In most of her books I always feel the heroine and hero. For this book. I liked the heroine a lot. She is honest and trying so hard to be safe. When she went out with that shell of hers, it felt good that once in your life you [...]

    24. Didn't Like the HeroPLEASURING THE LADY is the second book in the Pleasure Wars series. It is the story of Lady Portia and Miles, the Marquis of Weatherfield. The two are old friends who end up in a compromising situation and are forced to marry. I just couldn't like this book. It started out in a promising fashion, but I really ended up disliking Miles. He is a huge jerk who eventually comes around but doesn't grovel enough for the atrocious way he treats Portia. I've liked other books with sim [...]

    25. Second in a series: Portia is Ava's friend (from the first book) whose mother has metnal problems and a brother who keeps them in the most direst of straits. One night Portia steps out of her shell but is caught, and "ruined" by a childhood friend. Miles has also had a horrid childhood but has risen above it. Being a marquis and a gentleman, he must offer marriage. As they are already friends and seem to have sexual chemistry, no one is dismayed. As a few weeks go by itis evident more than frien [...]

    26. Portia goes to a place that no unmarried British lady in search of her best friend's brother. For the first time she is able to be free. She was only going to go once since she has many responsibilities at home. After attending a ball, she goes one more time to look for her best friend's brother. Instead she ends up compromise and marrying Miles. Miles and Portia discover each other's secrets and fall in love. This was an awesome book. I love this author and really enjoy this series. I would rec [...]

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