The Trouble With Honor (The Cabot Sisters, #1)
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The Trouble With Honor (The Cabot Sisters #1)

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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...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 384 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2014)
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2.5 stars

I was very excited to see The Trouble with Honor on NetGalley's list, since Julia London is one of my favorite authors. I've read enough books of hers to know that her heroines are often stubborn and immature, so it did not come as a surprise that Honor fit that description. But usually the hero, the plot and more importantly Mrs London's knack of describing a large part of the story through the hero's POV manage to save the story and turn her books into keepers for me. In this case how...more
Mar 13, 2014 Miriam added it
Isn't Julia London, like, a super-duper bestselling author? You wouldn't think she would need to send out ads in the mail. The actual mail with an actual, hand-applied postcard stamp (they've gone up to 34 cents, apparently) and not prepaid business postage. Seems like a waste of cents given that I've never read a single book of hers.

How'd you get my address, anyway, Julia London?
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
A very big thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin HQN for providing me with an ARC of this book.

I know Julia Landon to be a bestselling historical romance author and have shelved her books but The Trouble With Honor is my very first read from this author and definitely do not regret requesting it from Netgalley.

The voice of the characters and style of writing took some getting used to at first, but after that I was gobbling every single word. It was that delicious.

I truly enjoyed reading about Ho...more
This is the first novel by Julia London that I have had the pleasure to read. The first book of The Cabot Sisters series, "The Trouble with Honor" is about the beautiful, bold, and slightly scheming Honor Cabot.

Honor's stepfather is on the brink of death and Honor knows that her step-brother's fiance Monica has put it into Augustine's head to have Honor, her sisters, and her mother move out once they are married. Said marriage is postponed because of the Earl's poor health. Honor knows she must...more
This was fluffy and fun for a while. Honor Cabot is bold and daring for a woman in Regency England. Her stepfather is on his deathbed, her mother is going crazy, and her stepbrother's fiancé is keen to get rid of her. Honor hatches a scheme to get George Easton, notorious rake, to seduce her bro's fiancé. Hmmmm. I wonder what's going to happen???
The problems started in the last third of the book. Honor becomes pathetic. And more pathetic. She throws herself at Mr. Rake again and again, because s...more
This book was a fun and fluffy historical romance that I think fans of the genre will really enjoy. The heroine, Honor, is a bit on the stubborn side, but I think the storyline is fun and different enough to overlook that issue. The almost 'love triangle' storyline with Monica was well done and seemed real and three dimensional instead of just a plot device.

The author's writing style does take some getting used to at first, but I think it will really appeal to fans of the regency romance genre....more
Dear book,

It seems we're not seeing eye to eye. I thought you were going to be a intriguing romance where our heroine, Honor, gets the rakish George Easton to try to seduce her soon-to-be sister-in-law, but instead, oops they fall in love! Fun right? Maybe throw in some secrets and shenanigans (we are seducing people after all) to keep it interesting. But atlas no. Admittedly it was sorta of that, but what it really was, was a big whine fest for Honor. Who in actuality had almost no legitimate r
As a self-proclaimed lover of Regency era romance books, I must say this book was surprising, even for someone as familiar with the most of the books as I am. This isn’t your typical “soiled dove” story where the sweet debutant gets caught in a compromising position with some rake of the Ton. There is more to this story than meets the eye, and it was refreshing for me. What starts out as a plot to protect her mother and sisters ends up with Honor Cabot falling for the exact person her step-fathe...more
Honor first meets George Easton in a gambling hell and that's when all the trouble begins. After convincing George to seduce away her stepbrother's fiance, Honor decides she wants George to herself. He doesn't feel worthy but still sets out to prove his love.

I must admit I liked both the hero and heroine and Honor's sisters but the scenes I enjoyed most were not the excessive and in my opinion unrealistic love scenes between the main characters but the interactions between the Cabot sisters and...more
Joyfully Reviewed
The Cabot Sisters, Book 2

The Mischievous Honor Cabot is ready to do whatever it takes to keep a roof over her and her sister’s heads after the passing of their step-father. Her brother is about to marry a woman that really has no use for Honor or her sisters. Honor is terrified of what will happen next so she comes up with a daring plan.

Honor decides to enlist the scandalous George Easton the bastard son of a Duke in her plan. Honor would like Easton to seduce her stepbrother’s fiancée away but...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
4.5 stars

Honor is the oldest of four daughters living with her mother (who is going senile) in her step-father's (who is dying from tuberculosis) house with their step-brother. Complicated. Soo, this step-brother, who will be the next Earl as soon as his father dies, is engaged to Honor's old friend who she now loathes. Monica is jealous of Honor's having everything. When the step-father dies Monica has convinced Augustine the step-brother to turn them out into the country, so they cannot spend...more
Dawn Robinson at Up All Night Book Blog
Posted on Up All Night Book Blog:

The Trouble with Honor was my first Julia London book and my chance to dip my toes back into an historical romance. It’s really been too long since I’ve read one and I realized after reading about Honor and George and the other cast of characters how much I enjoy slipping back into a different time. A different time filled with witty repartee, intrigue, and subtle scheming all wrapped up in the push and pull between the hero and heroine.

Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

As Miss Jane Austen so regularly pointed out, being a woman in Regency Era England wasn't all sunshine and roses. She was dependent upon, father, brother, guardian, husband to rule her life. So when a woman is a "stepchild" of a dying earl and her stepbrother is betrothed to her arch Nemesis (you know her best frenemy) a girl has to plot and plan for herself. In Honor Cabot's case, she has to plot and plan for her three sisters AN...more
Excellent! Vivacious debutante meets decided rake!

Honor, Honor, Honor! What are you up to?
It all began with a game of cards!
Then there was the bonnet affair. This certainly blew the lid off the childhood angst between Honor Cabot and her step brother's fiancé, Monica Hargrove.
Then there was George Easton himself, illegitimate son of a Duke and nephew of a Prince.
As Honor was won't to say, she was a swashbuckler at heart, as was George.
So when these two meet, the odds against conformity escalate....more
Kate Vale
The Trouble with Honor is the first of a four-book series about sisters and stepdaughters of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, who is on death's door. Because the girls cannot inherit his wealth or manor house, they must marry well in order to maintain their lifestyle. Alas, Honor has no intention of doing so when she doesn't love the man. Her trouble begins when she falls for a rake, the bastard son of a duke who goes unrecognized and unacknowledged by the duke or his uncle, the king.

When George...more
Ann Keller
I enjoyed this. I liked the contrast between the two main characters very much, as well as the historical accuracy of a woman's lot in that time period.

Desperation led Miss Honor Cabot to attempt things no decent young lady would endeavor. Yet, she triumphed. I think one of the most delightful aspects of the story was the ending. George's ship did not come in and he was not a fabulously wealthy man. I anticipated that twist and it never occurred. Bravo for Miss London! Despite his lack of funds...more
A fun historical romance full of schemes and secrets, The Trouble with Honor was a lovely read. I really enjoyed reading this book. The romance, the scheming, the scandal: it was all wonderful.

Honor was a good heroine, though I had my issues with her. On one had, she was feisty, independent, and very loyal to her family. She would do anything to take care of her sisters. On the other hand, she had a tendency to be immature and she acted spoiled several times. She tended to steamroll right over p...more
Ermione Pickwick
I found only one problem in The Trouble with Honor: the first part of the romance is often too slow, too detailed.

While I was reading the first chapter I though “This novel is going to be so good!”, then arrived the second chapter and the situation started to slow down, too much. This book is not bad, on the contrary, the second half touched and thrilled me more than once but sometimes, in my opinion, wasted many words and pages for things that could have been treated in a shorter way. Now, sinc...more
Valerie Jean
Honor Cabot had worked through the pain of being rejected, she thought anyway. So what if her way of working through it was building a wall so that none of the ton could see the real her? She was going to live and do things her way. However she did have her family to think about, 3 sisters, her mother and a sweet but sickly stepfather. Then there was her stepbrother, a lovable malleable sort who unfortunately was engaged to her nemeses who wanted nothing but to banish Honor and the women of her...more
I always love Julia London’s books and Wicked Angel is one of my all-time favourite books, so I was really looking forward to this.

For me, this was definitely worth the wait, a great funny story with two great characters who are obviously meant for each other :)

Honor I found quite funny at points in this, her scheme was childish but part of me thought that was the point. I was fully determined to not like Monica her brothers’ fiancé but ended up quite liking her in the end and I thought it was...more
The Trouble With Honor is yet another fantastic historical romance by Julia London, with characters that you wanna slap to heroes who make you swoon. The Trouble with Honor is a steamy romance with a perfect kind of humor and Ms. London excels in. I am lucky enough to be part of her Facebook fan page London's Ladies and I was given a copy of this book for an honest review, which is easy to do with Ms. London's books.

Honor Cabot is not afraid to be herself, it helps that she is amazingly beautifu...more
Cindy Austin
With limited time, Honor Cabot; who as the oldest step-daughter to the Earl of Beckington is tasked with finding a way to support herself along with her mother and younger sisters. If they have their way, her nasty step-brother and his fiancee will evict the women from their home with no funding, they will lose their social standing along with any chance of making good marriages.
Honor forms a plan that includes the only man wicked enough; but still has the social standing and contacts to attract...more
Kerry Croucier
Have you ever had one of those books that you wish hadn't ended because you want to go back and read more? That is what has happened to me with The Trouble With Honor, Julia London's newest historical and first novel in the Cabot Sisters Series. The heroine is Honor Cabot, the oldest of four sisters. The step-daughter of a dying Earl, Honor is a strong-willed character who is not happy with the fact that her choices in life are limited because she is a woman. She and her sisters were lucky when...more
Rosemary K
There are four Cabot sisters. Honor is the oldest. She is beautiful, unconventional and stubborn. Her family is in turmoil. Their stepfather is dying and their mother is slipping into senility. Augustine, their stepbrother, is the heir. He is planning to marry Monica Hartgrove. Honor knows this means trouble. She has a plan to stop the wedding. She enlists George Easton, the illegitimate, son of a duke, to seduce Monica. Honor and George are a perfect match. They fight their attraction but it bu...more
4.5 stars.

The Trouble with Honor, the first novel in Julia London's The Cabot Sisters series, is a delightfully charming historical romance. This sparkling gem is full of appealing characters but it is the fun storyline and deliciously steamy encounters that kept me captivated from beginning to end.

With her stepfather's rapidly failing health and her stepbrother's impending marriage, Honor Cabot devises an outrageous scheme to save her family from financial ruin. Her mother's swiftly deteriorati...more
Sara Aberwald
Love, love, loved this book! You have Honor the oldest of the "virtue" sisters. With the declining health of her stepfather, the sudden episodes her mother experiences and the impending marriage of her stepbrother, she finds herself in a situation to save her mother and sisters. What's a girl to do? Enter George Easton, one good looking dangerous rake and a chance meeting at a gaming hall. Or was it a chance meeting? Honor will stop at nothing to save her family. But in doing so, will it cost Ho...more
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
normally...historical romances are not my fave genre... although I luv watching movies our novellas of that era... but this story of Honor, and her family was really refreshing. the drama was intense... have a dying father who would leave a damaged mother and for sisters upon the saving graces of a step brother and a future wife... leaves Honor in a predicament to save her family by twisting fate, all the while heading to her destiny with George...
The first book in the Cabot Sisters series by new-to-me author, Julia London.

I am very impressed with this story, with the memorable characters, with its execution, its delightful dialogue, and its ending. It reminds me of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility with its themes of money and power, and of women’s vulnerability in a society ruled by men.

Honor Cabot is the eldest of four virtue-named sisters (Grace, Prudence, and Mercy being the others). Her heart was once broken so her motto these la...more
Anabelle Bryant
Yes! This historical was wonderful! Julia London drew me in with her fabulous writing. George and Honor were "real" people and I wanted them to be in love and work out their problems. When the characters are emotionally connected, it makes the reading so incredibly great. And the best part...this is the start of the series.
Andrea Guy
I really wanted to love this book, and for the most part, I liked Julia's writing, but Honor, OMG, I think the only heroine that I disliked as much as her is Bella Swan.

Yeah, that's how much I didn't like Honor Cabot. She's selfish, spoiled and just really unlikable. She is all about "Me" and though some of her actions are understandable, lie wanting to protect her mother, who either has a brain injury from an accident awhile back or some form of dementia.

I've read books about asylums in this pe...more
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Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than a two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, as well as the new Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Fall of Grace, and The Perils of Prudence. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, includ...more
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