The Perils of Pleasure

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The Perils of Pleasure

Colin Eversea is a rogue at heart; a man who has done things in his life yet came out unscathed. He is a man who has gone to war unhurt and a man who is about to die. They say Colin has 9 lives and this is his last one. He is about to be hung for something he didn't do. He knows he never killed a man not intentionally of course. So it comes as a shock that someone pointed the finger at him saying he killed a man. The Eversea men have done some things but have never been caught before so everyone sees him as somewhat of a celebrity. He never wanted to be that way just wanted to live out his dream of marrying his sweetheart Louisa. Just when he is about see his last sunshine someone rescues him. Or so he thinks?

Madeleine Greenway is not your usual maiden in this book. She is a person with talented skills and one of them is rescuing people from terrible things. Her job was simple and that was to make sure Colin Eversea did not hang. Nobody told her though that she would be losing her life as well. Meeting the Great Colin Eversea was a jolt to get her heart pumping with lust. He is gorgeous, strong and every tale of his sexual prowess is true to life. Madeleine has done many things but to fall for this man was not something she wanted. Only one thing has her determined to make sure he stays alive and that is to sail to the Americas. Determined to not let this smooth talker derail her she helps him to find the real killer. Can she keep her heart out of the way though is another problem? Will the killer find them?

Colin and Madeleine are two people so different from each other yet right for one another in this beautiful book. Colin comes from wealth and has only dreamed of one thing to happen: to marry his friend Louisa. He is determined to see that she becomes his wife even though he knows in his heart Marcus; his brother likes her more and is better suited for her. He has always been known as a rake, the devil and the wild child. Madeleine has never been the delicate maiden but had to work to survive. She cannot understand why Colin would be attracted to her when he constantly talks about Louisa. I loved that these two kept denying their attraction yet you can tell Madeleine had a hard time ignoring Colin's touches and caresses. Julie did a beautiful job of showing us a side of Madeleine nobody has seen. Here is a woman who though is strong it takes a man like Colin to make her remember that she is a woman who needs to be loved and cherished. I loved it and can't wait for more from this talented author.

Book Blurb for The Perils of Pleasure

A rescued rogue... Scandal has rocked the city of London. Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless, unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and inconveniently for Colin, the only witness to the crime has disappeared. Then again, throughout history, Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style: Colin is snatched from the gallows by a beautiful, clever mercenary. A captivating captor... Cool-headed, daring Madeleine Greenway is immune to Colin’s vaunted charm. Her mission is not to rescue Colin but to kidnap him, and to be paid handsomely for it. But when it becomes clear that whoever wants Colin alive wants Madeline dead, the two become uneasy allies in a deadly race for truth. Together they’ll face great danger—and a passion neither can resist.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2008 4.75