Review: The Perils of Pleasure

Review: The Perils of PleasureThe Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, #1) by Julie Anne Long
Series: Pennyroyal Green #1
Published by HarperCollins e-books on October 13, 2009
Genres: Historical
Pages: 383

Funny and Emotional Journey of Self-Discovery

THE PERILS OF PLEASURE is the first book in the Pennyroyal Green series. It is the story of Colin Eversea, a reckless man, who is convicted of murder and sentenced to hang only to be rescued at the last moment. Colin meets Madeleine Greenway whose brazen and bold plot saves Colin. The two end up on an adventure to prove Colin’s innocence and stop the wedding of the woman Colin has loved most of his life and Colin’s brother.

This is the first book I have read of Julie Anne Long’s and I really enjoyed it. The book balances humor, adventure but also poignant moments. The scene where Colin and Madeleine make love is one of the most beautiful that I have read. The language of the book is fresh and interesting and while the plot of going on the run to prove one’s innocence has been done numerous times, the amazing array of characters and the twists in the story kept me reading.

I recommend this book and look forward to the others in the series.


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