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How exactly can he save her from himself? By day, celebrated beauty Helena Nash works as a proper companion to one of London’s most disagreeable ladies. By night she acts as an illicit messenger brockwah two separated lovers. Masked and disguised, she falls into the path of a shadowy stalker.
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Fearing for her safety but unwilling to halt her nocturnal forays, Helena seeks out Ramsey Munro — one of three men who pledged years earlier to serve her family in times of need.
Handsome and elusive, the notorious Scotsman is London’s most accomplished swordsman and represents everything Helena brkckway but can’t have — freedom, adventure, and passion. Now she demands that he teach her his formidable skills, a commission that may prove cool, collected Helena’s undoing.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I just didn’t like Helen, the heroines personality when she masqueraded. I dislike masquerading stories. I did not like the reasoning Helen stayed as the mentally abusive old lady’s companion when she has the wherewithal to go elsewhere.
Supposedly she stayed for Lucy’s sake, but Lucy is way too annoying. I didn’t like Ramsey, the hero during their dark encounters. I did like how he ended up accepting his grandfathers title.
Still the story is part of the Rose Hunter books and plays an integral part of the series.
One person found this helpful. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. I almost skipped this book, but I decided that since I read the first and last books of this trilogy that I might as well finish the whole thing So I bought this book, and I don’t regret buying it It was so much connue than what I thought and what other readers gave credit for Ram was such a great hero, and the way Brockway described him, made my knees weak I sigh everytime I think about him Helena was a headstrong heroine and an admirable one She showed her acquaintances that she could be trusted, plessure though her secret gave Ram pleaaure wrong idea, and she sacrificed almost everything for them, even though they were annoying at times, and she wanted nothing more than to hit them both over the head for being fools And the result of the two coming together was perfect and I really loved this book, even brockay it took me more than a day to finish It was sweet in a unique way I really love this trilogy As much as it pains me to write this, My Pleasure was a sloppy mess of implausibility, pointless subterfuge and enough misunderstandings to make my teeth gnash.
I had trouble believing I was reading one of Brockway’s books and am at a loss. I brockwa it had the makings of an interesting story, and indeed my attention was engrossed for a while – brockwayy though I had to take much of the plot elements with a grain of salt and basically pretend they didn’t exist so that I could enjoy myself – I should have known that such a recourse could only portend further horrors.
I think my enjoyment was made possible by the prose style, which tricked me into liking the book for a while. But even that couldn’t carry this book much farther than a few chapters. There pleeasure so much wrong with My Pleasure that I don’t know where to start.
I guess the author was trying to insert some levity into a series that started out dramatic and brooding with My Seduction, and so to that end we have Flora and her “Ossie” – two absurd people who infect the heroine, Helena Nash, with their silliness when she allows herself to become p,easure in their clandestine love affair.
Helena Nash is the paid companion to a mean old dowager, Lady Tilpot, and Flora is said lady’s daughter. Helena’s reasons for helping Flora are flimsy – some rot about transferring the love and help she can’t give to her sister onto the hapless, flighty Flora. If this weren’t enough, the hair brained scheme she cooks up entails her disguising herself as a page boy pleaasure essaying out to Vauxhall and bacchanals and dark alleyways in search of Ossie all, of course, dangerous, scary places that positively broadcast a plea for her to be jumped by gangs of brutish, randy bad guys then saved by our oh so convenient, brocoway.
These foolish trips into London don’t seem to accomplish much – she passes some notes, rarely ever finds Ossie, and, as mentioned before, runs into a lot of trouble and creates a lot of confusion instead. All this I could overlook or ignore for a bit. In the beginning, even if Helena’s charade was just an excuse to get the hero and heroine together, their encounters were interesting and entertaining. But after a while the story unravels completely, the characters’ interactions seem disjointed, their relationships mundane and underdeveloped.
I finally threw up my hands and gave up on the book after Helena goes to the hero, Ramsey Munroe, for fencing lessons.
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Her intelligence seemed to hemorrhage from her at an alarming rate as the story progressed. She’s afraid of someone who’s stalking and threatening her, and so she wants to learn some self defense. I wish for once I could find a heroine who’s given the opportunity to be active and strong, a pleasurs fighter, without the pretense and farce.
Or just don’t try it all and find other ways to make her strong. Of course she can’t ask Ramsey to protect her, because that would make sense, and because she has to be all secretive and “honorable” to protect Flora and Ossie.
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Part of this deceit is her pretending she’s someone else when Ramsey comes upon her on one of her midnight escapades. During the fencing lessons she’s Helena Nash. In her page boy costume she’s “Corie. It wasn’t carried through well or consistently, and just seemed tacked on and silly – particularly since Ramsey knew it was Helena all along.
I liked Helena at first – she’s had to create a facade of icy calm for self preservation, dependent upon the browbeating Lady Tilpot.
But her increasingly erratic behavior stripped her of any credible personality and left me confused and dismayed to plesaure confronted with such a travesty of a romance. There was just no room for real emotion or the development of a relationship in this book, with its ridiculous twists and turns, ploys, pretenses, and cliches.
I didn’t believe in their love for a second – and even worse or more hilariously, depending on your persectiveuntil almost the end of the book, neither of the protagonists believed in the other’s love either.
As for the hero, I liked him at first as well. He’s a fencing master, on the outskirts of society, sophisticated, formiddable, and devoted to the heroine he’s sworn to protect. The human equivalent of a rapier in personality and grace of ppleasure I guess – Brockway carried the analogy well and ;leasure the practices and mmy of the sport into his character.
But Ramsey, though only connue better than Helena in that grockway seemed relatively sane, ended up falling flat as well – how could he not when caught rbockway such a nonsensical plot and shackled with a heroine who was acting so stupidly?
Nor did Ramsey have any of the passion and fire, the drive and depth that I found in Kit MacNeill, the hero of the previous book. In My Seduction, the history of the brotherhood from St. Brides, the tragedy that befalls them is front and center for the plot and characters, the background that gives the story color and feeling.
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It’s dealt with beautifully and creates an atmosphere that is evocative and stirring and that is entirely absent from My Pleasure. I wish I could forget I ever came across this book – I probably and thankfully will, considering it is memorable only as the first book by this author that I didn’t like – hate, after all, is such a strong word.
Romantic, sexy historical novel. The story line is compelling, pace is perfect. The characters are believable, there is attention for the real history behind the novel. Because I would like to read it again and would recommend it to my friends. It is very comparable to other books I have read. Inpragmatic and dutiful Helena Nash works as a companion to pompous Lady Alfreda Tilpot since her parents died four years ago so that she does become a burden to her family.
Over her personal concerns, the closet romantic becomes the link between Alfreda’s niece Flora and the man she loves and secretly married Oswald Goodwin. She becomes further worried because Oswald is a loser trying to obtain a fortune at gambling because he needs to keep his spouse in the style she has grown up in but he can not afford. Scottish rake Ramsey Munroe sees Helena sneaking about the streets and assumes she is visiting a lover.
He is concerned with her safety because he and two other fellows owe their lives to her father, who died freeing them from the French. As Ramsey and Helena fall in love, he worries for her safety because a serpent wanting to destroy him will use his beloved as a pawn to get at him.
Regency romance readers will take plenty of pleasure from the fine middle tale of the Rose Hunters trilogy. Helena learns rather quickly that good intentions is the road to hell as she lands in trouble just because she allowed her romantic nature to open up a can of worms.
Ramsey is a wonderful protagonist who feels guilt for the death of her father and further responsibility for bringing the woman he loves in peril from his enemies. Connie Brockway provides an entertaining story that will leave readers waiting for the final novel to complete the passionate miniseries. See all 15 reviews.
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