Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: The Trouble With Honor by Julia London

Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 5 STARS
Pub Date: Feb 25 2014

  From the Book Jacket
       Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family's ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home - and their place on the pedestal of society - to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancée out of the Cabots' lives for good.

An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.
My Review
The trouble began with a card game. Honor Cabot dared to beat George Easton at a game in which he excelled.
It’s fascinating to see the tables turned in this Regency era novel. Julia London has outdone herself yet again!
I first thought I wasn’t going to like either the Heroine or the Hero of this tale. They developed over time into people in which I was emotionally invested. Honor is stubborn, feisty and fiercely loyal to her family. She’s not afraid to fight for what she wants.
George, how to describe George! I fell in love with him!  He starts of very much a rake but once he falls, he will do anything to protect and prevent Honor from making what he feels is a mistake. He’s very insecure at points in the story, very lonely, which makes him all the more appealing but he’s still a strong male character.
The chemistry between them jumps right of the page and leads to several steamy encounters. There is also such heartbreak, but to see the perseverance in Honor is so admirable. I love a Heroine with a spine of steel and she definitely needs it to fight for her stubborn male!