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Temporary Mistress (Rogues' Gallery #1)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Brokenhearted after the death of his wife and infant son, Phillip Graves-Viscount Danbury-lives only for pleasure, changing his mistress every few months. After his mistress-to-be is indisposed, he acquires a temporary replacement who, to his surprise, offers him something he never thought to find-a second chance at love. After being forced on the streets by her late ...more
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Published December 23rd 2011 by Ellora’s Cave Publishing
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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It's been a while since I read a story that hooked me from the first line, but Temporary Mistress definitely fits that category.

I fell in love with this heroine from the start. She was feisty, intelligent, and made absolutely no excuses, despite her stature and position in life. Where others may cower in fear, Franny held her head high and did whatever had to be done to move ahead, never apologizing nor feeling sorry for herself, alth
Mar 19, 2016 Kristine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Odd and Wonderful

I like my heroines strong. In the beginning, when it was learned Frannie had cut a John I didn't think the reason for facial mutilation came to light. I almost thought she was still a virgin and that was the reason for cutting the John. I guess not. Story moves on Frannie becomes so much more than a mistress to a man. The stories concocted to make Frannie cast in a better light and everyone else in her company look good is fantastical. The ending is a fairy tale. Even if Frannie
Nov 22, 2015 Lily rated it really liked it
A lovely little erotic novella, Temporary Mistress delivers an entertaining read. I loved the characters and their interaction. I wish it had been a full length novel and that I could have gotten to know the characters on a deeper level. Even so, I was happy to read this story and am eager to read more from Cecily French.
Oct 29, 2013 Djg rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
I enjoyed it but don't think I'd call it a keeper.
Not really erotica, the words and actions were there but there was something off, not enough emotion. And the ending was pretty much tied up in a bow.
I would definitely give this author another try.
Patricia Mubirigi
Aug 30, 2015 Patricia Mubirigi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Historical Romance and More

It had all the plot of a great novel... I wanted it to 1be longer. Love the story line and character...Lord Phillip yes!
Patricia Perez
Jan 01, 2015 Patricia Perez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I love Cecily French's books. This is another reason why. The book was great and I couldn't put it down.
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I’m newly published erotic romance author with Ellora’s Cave. My first release "Temporary Mistress" debuted December 2011 with "Back in Your Arms" in January 2012.

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