ISBN: 9780446572750



Published on: 5/01/2011

Source: Received from the Publisher for the purpose of a review.

Second in line, first in love
A secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost…. Their fathers and brothers may rule the world, but they run it . . . and when it comes to passion, they refuse to accept second best.

Searching for hidden treasure,
finding forbidden fantasy.
London’s most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse.

Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola’s life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he’ll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all.

My Thoughts:

RIPE FOR PLEASURE by Isobel Carr is the first book in THE LEAGUE OF SECOND SONS series. This is a very different story, for one the heroine is not a virgin, for two the hero is not a Duke or Earl. This is a historical that is very interesting and kept me quickly turning pages. Viola is a strong heroine with flaws and this touch of sweetness that is hard to resist. While Leonidas or Leo, is a hero to die for, but he’s got his flaws. There is romance, sensuality, suspense, and a sweetness that is surprising, there are also moments of humor. This is a great first book that will leave you eager to read the next book, the secondary characters, namely the other League members, second sons, will steal your heart. I will say I still prefer my virginal heroines but RIPE FOR PLEASURE is a truly engaging story that may have me rethinking my preferences. Fans of historical romances with a hot romance, strong characters with flaws, and a page-turning storyline with touches of suspense and a villain you’ll love to hate will adore RIPE FOR PLEASURE by Isobel Carr.


Rating 5

Reviewed by Wendy Keel