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A Gentleman's Honor (Bastion Club #2)

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Book 2 in The Bastion Club Series

Desperation has caused determined but penniless Alicia to launch her ravishing younger sister into the ton seeking a spectacular match. Masquerading as the widowed "Mrs. Carrington," Alicia acts as chaperone - until she's accused of murder. . . . When Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, finds Alicia standing over a dead body in his godmot

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Published March 2nd 2004 by Thorndike Press (first published 2003)
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Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Ahaaaahahahhahaaayyyy...

Finished!! Suweeerrr... Sepanjang gw baca ini.. kerjaan kipas2an teruuusss... hohohoooh

The man that I'm looking for.. hahahha...

neeh Pria bener-bener deehhh... so sweet bangeettt...

cuma yg bikin sebel cuma 1.. ga bisa cepet ngungkapin perasaannya.. cuma pinter menyiratkan ajah.. hmpffth..

baca lah Temans... dan nikmati sendiri ke.gentleman'an si Tony ini.. ahaaayyy...

===PecintaPriaNakalBersaksi... Tony is soooooo.. Naughty!! *inget adegan depan cermin* ===
Lori McD
I must admit that I'm intrigued by these books... I can't say I'm hooked, but there's definitely a quality about Ms. Laurens' writing that draws me into a story and keeps me there.

I enjoy the characters and the situations. I like getting to know more of the Bastion Club members as they play small roles in each book, helping each other out of the tough spots. What I don't understand, though, is how their club is helping ANY of the members for it's main purpose: helping each man to find a bride o
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skywalker (in limbo)
ATTENTION PLEASE!
I hereby declare that i’m going to practice abstinence, atleast for the next 12 months. My recent escapade has me retching. Constantly. For 3 days straight.

Hey fellow goodreader, stop your dirty mind from assuming things! I meant I’ll stop with reading historical romances for the next year and the reason for that decision and the puking would be this book. And the other books from this genre that I’ve read.


Word of advice- you can go back to rereading JA and finding similar bo

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LaFleurBleue
My good impression of this series lasted only until this book.
I so wanted to read about Tony Torrington and had great expectations for him. I was just so wrong.
To start with the positive things, I really liked the progressive discoveries behind the investigation of the smuggling/shipping mystery and the final scheme was rather unusual, very realistic and well created and hidden.
However the villain was so easy to identify;( I never could understand how the hero fell in love with the female lead,
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ies
4 bintang karena bukunya SL, aaahhh... lagi2 subjektif *tp ya suka2* [lol]

sebenernya ini buku aku baca dari desember, tp aku kelarin kemarn tgl 1, aku masukin 2011 aja deh..

again, heronya too good to be true!! konfliknya lebih ke menangkap mata2
untuk emosi para lead nya sendiri dr awal udah suka, sampe akhir jg ttp suka
paling pas bagian si hero nya ngira heroinnya janda, jd kaga ngaruh2 banget dan sudah tau passion itu apa, padahaaaallll... bukan janda hehehe :P
Yasmin
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Kit★
Book two on my slow quest to work my way through this series. I read it before, years and years ago, and I vaguely remembered liking it, so I had hope that I'd enjoy it, especially after getting to see Tony a bit in Captain Jack's Woman.
Within a few chapters, my mind had decided that Tony was going to be played by James Purefoy, for some reason. (view spoiler) Since my mind had cast someone for Trentham in the last book as well, I just rolled with it. Maybe it'll keep it up and
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Carrie Olguin
Here's the thing: I enjoyed the story except for two "buts"

First "but" is the prose change for the sex scenes, as if written by a completely different author. Purple comes to mind. The writer of these sections doesn't seem to know how to use "and" properly. Words ending in "ly" abound, often more than one in a row. And the concept repetition in the same sentence, ugh. You have to read it to understand.

Second "but" is the "little misunderstanding" between the H and h - he has chosen her as his wi
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Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9780749940287

Genre? - Historical / Romance / Erotica / Regency / Mystery

Characters? - Anthony / Alicia / Adriana / Freddie / Geoffrey / Gasthorpe / Christian / Jack / Matthew / Maggs / David / Harry

Setting? - London (England)

Series? - Bastion Club #2

Title? - A lot of the actions of Regency rakes in Laurens's books seem to revolve around their honour, and this is no different - he feels obliged to help her.

Character Analysis? - I didn't like Alicia as much as I did Kit and Leonora in both
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Katie(babs)
Stephanie Laurens writes good stories with steamy love scenes that can go on for pages and heros to die for. Anthony (Tony) Blake is one of them. He is comparable to a Cynster hero, which if you are a fan of Laurens, you know what he is about. He is handsome, trustworthy, and very possesive of the heroine who is bound to become his mate in every sense.

Alicia is the heroine. She pretends to be a widow so her younger sister can have a season in the Ton and find a good husband. This facade almost
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Maria
I had to skip so much of this book that I felt like I was playing a game of hopscotch. The sex scenes were so prolific that they soon got boring. On the plus side, skipping them made the storyline pace pick up amazingly well. Most of the time I kept asking myself, "Who ARE these people?" They made almost no sense from a Regency perspective. Clearly I am going to have to re-read Georgette Heyer to remind myself of what Regency times were actually like.
Amanda
This is one in the Bastion Club series. I'm not sure which one, but I believe it is the second. I usually like Lauren's rather heavy style of writing, but this one has too much introspection. Perhaps it was the ereader program I was using, but by the time I felt like I was ready for the story to take off, there it went off into introspection land again. This is one of those reads that if the hero & heroine had a good, honest, conversation with one another instead of bed hopping, then this bo ...more
Rennie
lagi-lagi macet di tengah...padahal awal2 udah ngalir tapi lagi2 karena ngerasa alurnya di situ2 aja gak maju2 akhirnya paro buku ke belakang asal baca tanpa penghayatan.
lagi-lagi juga penasaran ma buku aslinya -versi eng- apa iya setiap kalimat perlu pengulangan/penegasan. Mungkin maksudnya biar lebih ngena tapi kalo setiap kalimat jadi terganggu juga jadinya.
Terus apa emang SL ini hobinya bikin kalimat pendek2 yang cuma dipisah pake tanda baca (,) (;)? or cuma di buku ini? ^^?

...intinya sih pe
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Chelsea
More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.

A Gentleman's Honor is the second book in Laurens' "Bastion Club" series, about a group of noblemen during the Regency period who are prime targets on the ton marriage mart and yet are determined to pick their own wives instead of having young women foisted upon them by interfering mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, etc. I read the first book in the series, too, and after finishing this one, I've come to a realization: Laurens doesn'
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Sheila Melo
Good Addition to Bastion Club Series

A GENTLEMAN'S HONOR is the second book in the Bastion Club Series. The Bastion Club is the refugee of a group of men who have returned from war where they operated at spies. They have all determined that they need to marry and have decided to support one another in their quest.

This book is about Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington (who appeared in the Bastion Club prequel CAPTAIN JACK'S WOMAN). Tony meets Alicia Carrington, a widow who is launching her younger
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Cruth
Author: Stephanie Laurens
First published: 2003
Length: 441 pages
Setting: London, 1816 (Regency).
Sex: Explicit. Frequent. Varied.

There's lots of sex in this book. Lots and lots of sex. From heavy snogging and foreplay we quickly proceed into more sex than story.

And yet the story isn't shortchanged.

"A Gentleman's Honor" is the epitome of this style of book. A good, well-written plot with heavy, explicit sex scenes appropriate to the story arc and relationship development.

But sometimes I miss a good
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Oleta Blaylock
I started reading this book in 2003 and for some reason I couldn't finish it. Having read the entire book this type I am not sure what the problem was. This is a very good book as are all the Stephanie Lauren books that have read to this point are. The underlying story of the treasonous bastard that is determined to undermine Alicia Carrington is enthralling and a page turn from the beginning. I love reading about some of the people that I came to enjoy in the Bar Cynster books. We get to see Ha ...more
Lita Bouquard
I have been on a Stephanie Laurens kick which allows one to notice how words are used and reused. Laurens seems to be obsessed with conflagration. I have seen that used in bedroom scenes more times that I can count. Not sure how many times in this book- this is just a general statement. But watch for it.
Ugh my review just got erased.
Tony Torrington former spy finds a dead man and Alicia in a garden. She flees - her priority is to her sister. They must avoid scandal and Adriana must marry a we
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Meliana
Karena keadaan keuangan keluarga Pevensey yang minim, Alicia memutuskan untuk menyamar sebagai Janda Carrington agar adiknya, Adriana, bisa melakukan debut. Tapi rencananya terancam batal karena Mr Ruskin mengetahui bahwa Alicia bukanlah seorang janda dan mengancam Alicia untuk menikah dengannya jika tidak ingin Ruskin membongkar samarannya. Keadaan bertambah buruk ketika Alicia mendapati bahwa Ruskin terbunuh dan pembunuhnya berinisial A.C, apalagi semua bukti mengarah ke Alicia.
Anthony Blake,
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Joy
This is by far the most enjoyable read from the Bastion Club novels. Wasn't able to read the summary so I expected nothing of it but I was really fond of the recurring characters especially Kit (Captain Jack's Woman). It's just like Stephanie Laurens to keep her characters appearing in a series, there's a sense of familiarity there. Although I was able to guess the bad guy, I still enjoyed the characters' exchanges, and I'm fond of reading about close-knit families, which are present here at Ali ...more
Marie
Bintang 3.
Buku ke2 seri Bastion Club.


Bujangan ke2 anggota BC: Anthony Blake Viscount Torrington.

Setelah pensiun dari kegiatan mata mata yg ia jalani selama +/- satu dekade, Tony merasa bosan karena tak adanya tantangan dalam kemudahan hidupnya sekarang. Satu kegiatan yg sekarang ini sangat enggan untuk dihadapi dan dijalani oleh dirinya dan juga beberapa anggota BC yg lain adalah bersosialisasi dilingkungan kaum bangsawan. Namun diantara anggota BC yg lain hanya Tony yg sering berinteraksi dilin
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LailaBC
This is the second installment of the Bastion Club series, this is the story of Anthony "Tony" Blake Viscount Torrington and Alicia Carrington.
Alicia the female protagonist pretended to be a widow of virtuous and impeccable breeding in order for her younger sister Adriana be introduced to the Ton and have a successful match in marriage. In truth they are orphaned and in destitute situation and have three more younger brothers who she wants to have a continued better education. It is understandab
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Dea Natassya
Misteri di dalam novel ini menarik buat ditelusuri walau aku bukan penggemar genre yang harus ngebuat aku berpikiran terlalu keras buat ngeduga-duga siapa pelaku pembunuhan yang sebenarnya. aku excited banget pas baca novel ini dari awal sampe tengah-tengah. dan, habis di tengah-tengah sayangnya aku mulai bosen karena sudah tahu dengan mudah siapa pelakunya, dan author sepertinya terlalu bertele-tele dalam menceritakan penyelidikannya. ngebosenin, dan, hubungan antara Tony dan Alicia sepertinya ...more
Sarah
Man, I had no idea the homicide rate in Regency England was so high. Stephanie Laurens uses homicide, or home invasion/theft as a major plot device. I love her books, the heroines are almost always awesome and assertive, but I'm starting to bet myself on how quickly someone will be killed.

Tony and Alicia have great chemistry, and the lack of communication regarding his intent is actually pretty believable. She really nails the "swept up in the moment" of their romance without overdoing it. For m
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Joanna
Again, I great guy from Laurens. I cannot understand how Laurens can create such awesome men, but the women are a bit annoying. Anyway, flew through the book it was so good, but again, skipped over the whole intrigue. I am just not into it. There seemed to be too many page filling love scenes too. Obviously, I like a good love scene, but one just about every six or so pages can get annoying.
Brenda Margriet
I like SH's alpha heroes, in small but regular doses. This novel could have been based on a BIG MISUNDERSTANDING, but that was handled about half way through so I didn't have an issue with it. The heroine was a little silly in that she should have seen that the hero was serious about her sooner, but still, a lovely Regency romp.
Felita Hardigaloeh
Tujuan Alicia datang ke London dalam musim season hampir berantakan ketika seorang pria bermaksud memerasnya dg ancaman status aski Alicia. Berniat membujuk si pria, Ruskin, Alicia malah menemukan tubuh Ruskin yang sudah terbujur kaku.

Keengganan Anthony untuk pergi ke pesta ibu baptisnya dibayar dengan sosok lady yang sedang berdiri di depan mayat. Anthony tidak menduga sang lady, Alicia akan memenuhi harapanya sekaligus menantang untuk membongkar sosok janda lugu tsb.

komen:
# kasusnya lbh rumit
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DemetraP
An average historical romance. I thought the misunderstanding was really dumb. It wasn't even believable.

The romance was missing that spark for me. I wasn't convinced.

It's worth reading, but I prefer her Cynster series. I'm off to try book 3 and see if the Bastion Club series improves.
Diana
Alicia is living a life of deception--she's masquerading as a widow in order to sponsor her sister's entrance into the ton, while also keeping their impoverished state a secret and looking after her three younger brothers. When Lord Anthony Blake comes across her standing over the dead body of the man who had been blackmailing her, she needs to convince him of her innocence and find the real killer.

Another slightly boring Bastion Club novel (thankfully the next installments get better). Alicia a
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Aoife Fell
I'm very much a fan of Stephanie Laurens.

And I adore the Bastion Club men (and their women!).

But this re-read left me wanting to hit Tony with a clue-by-four. Alicia I can excuse (no older female relatives, working from book knowledge), but if he'd just said something! The villain is more unique than many HRs, and the various cameos were fun (*waves at Demon*), as was watching the Bastion Club members start to piece together Dalziel's identity.

I enjoyed Jill Tanner's rendition of this audiobo
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Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Stephanie and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

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