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This is a great story of two people who get married kind of accidentally. She, Gabby, is supposed to marry the hero's brother but they fall in love and end up married -- except he's not supposed to be able to have sex (gives him headaches), but then she cures him...and that's the funniest scene I've read in ages!
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The review of this Book prepared by Alissa Landers

Delacorte, Jun 2001, 21.95, 344 pp.
ISBN: 0385333625

    In 1806 London, Viscount Dewland informs his younger child Peter that since his older son Quill is disabled and incapable of a wife, Peter will marry the daughter of his friend Lord Jerningham. Peter refuses, insisting he will never marry. However, the Viscount turns ill as he explodes with anger because he owes his friend who lent him money without any cause or collateral except friendship. Gabrielle will be coming from India to marry Peter or else. Peter reluctantly agrees due to his father's perilous health, but plans to escape his fate.

    After receiving a picture of her fiancé, Gabby looks forward to marrying the gorgeous Peter. However, she fears that she will never attain the level of deployment Peter expects from a wife and activities in London soon prove her correct. Then there is also Quill, who sends her heart aflutter every time she sees him. He, in turn, decides he will marry Gabby regardless of his severe headaches or his younger sibling.

    As expected from Eloisa James, ENCHANTING PLEASURES lives up to its title as fans of regency romance will receive much pleasure from this enchanting tale. The story line is fresh, but it is the characters who make the tale so crisp. Gabby is an innocent original while the two brothers are the type of male protagonists female readers want in their literature (and in their boudoir). Ms. James is a fabulous talent and her “pleasure” novels continually prove that she is heading to genre greatness.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   disabled/ugly Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   writer Effect of sexing    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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