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Above All, Honor (Honor #1)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  2,197 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
In the expanded edition of the first in the Honor series, Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect—Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam’s duty is her life and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tr ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Bold Strokes Books (first published October 1st 2001)
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Nov 23, 2014 Megzz rated it it was ok
I have to be honest, I don't understand why this one has an average rating of more than 3. It's one of the most boring novels Radclyffe has written.
There is such a lack of feelings in this book. Radclyffe describes what Cam and Blair feel for each other, but it's mainly lust and even that is not translated well in the characters' actions. As for romantic feelings, where do they come from? There is nothing intimate between the two, except for one personal conversation when Blair sketches Cam, bu
Aug 08, 2015 Justina rated it it was amazing
This is the flat-out magnificent opening book for currently a nine volume series. The two main women are complex, intriguing, with tour-de-force presence, skills, and sensuality. I get to be shoulder to shoulder with the secret service team guarding the daughter and only child of the president of the United States. Additionally the new head of this team feels unceremoniously demoted after being placed on this assignment, as it is a bit of a radical shift from her previous posting and the track s ...more
Jay Odon
Oct 15, 2012 Jay Odon rated it it was amazing
Ok so this was my first outing with Radclyffe and I don't know why I haven't read her before. I think the name was throwing me off, kind of sounded like the books were written a long time ago but I was pleasantly surprised. I fell in love with this series in first couple of pages. The richness of the characters mixed with the ever surging storyline. Blair Powell is the presidents daughter and before that the vice president's and before that the governor's so she is used to being in the spotlight ...more
Apr 01, 2012 Stefanie rated it really liked it
I really liked this one ... of course I havent read a Radclyffe book that I havent liked yet. That being said my only complaint would be Blair! I loved Cameron she was very relatable, the story was laid out beautifully and didn't feel rushed at all, very natural flow. But Blair made me want to smack her, she was a whiney, spoiled, brat, while I understand being under constant watch would be difficult she seemed to have no care at all that her actions effected other peoples lifes and not just her ...more
Ariana Peña
Dec 30, 2012 Ariana Peña rated it it was amazing
After reading the first chapter I knew I had to keep reading the book to finish. After I read the first book, I knew I had to finish the series.
I really like Radclyffe's style of writing and how developed the characters are. Yes, the book may have been a little clichéd, but I think that can be overlooked because it is a fabulous story and well paced.
May 01, 2010 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Anything by Radclyff is worth the read!
May 11, 2015 Bib rated it really liked it
The book is engrossing and flows on smoothly. I finished the book before I knew it.
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
Pleasantly Surprised

After bombing out with the last two books I bought from this publisher I didn't have high hopes for this read. I tried anyway and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The book wasn't spectacular but it was okay.

Cam Roberts was part of the Secret Service investigative unit but a few months ago she was shot. Now she's coming off of her injury but the higher-ups have decided to move her to the protective unit and assign her the job that no one wants; protecting the pre
Feb 18, 2009 Schnaucl rated it liked it
Recommended to Schnaucl by: Slate article
It was okay. I found out about it because of an article on Slate.

The premise didn't make a lot of sense to me. I know that at a certain age, and I'm assuming that 25 is old enough, you can decide not to have secret service protection,as long as you are not the president or vice president. This is according to Ron Reagan, son of Ronald Reagan and he and his wife eventually did decline protection while his father was in office. I don't know if his father had to okay it or if the decision was left
V.T. Davy
May 26, 2012 V.T. Davy rated it it was ok
I surprised myself and quite enjoyed this book. It is in the dyke-tective mould, although the lead character is an FBI agent assigned to protect the US president’s daughter. The characters were defined, if implausibly good looking, and their motivation justifiable. The plot was well paced and followed a strong narrative thread. The downside to this type of fiction is that it becomes clichéd and Radclyffe falls into this trap by having all her women wear close fitting trousers that show off their ...more
Aug 20, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it
Maybe it's something about books with "Honor" in the title (see also the series by David Weber that I'm slowly working my way through) but having found the first three books in this series and read through them at a clip in the past few days, I'll certainly be buying the rest, and the Justice Series, and probably the First Responders series as well. I'll have to ration the buying out as rewards, but I definitely want to read more of these.

Honor Bound (Honor, #2) by Radclyffe Love & Honor (Honor, #3) by Radclyffe
Nov 24, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
I truly took in to consideration the comments left by other readers. I can see how some may hate Blair, but I don't feel it was overly done. I have mixed emotions about Blair. Sometimes I did dislike her actions. Other times I felt sorry for her and the situation she's in. I love Cam's handsome a$$ lol. She also has a lot to deal with and move on from her past. Radclyffe does a great job with introducing the supporting characters as well. I feel all them have layers that we have yet to discover. ...more
Kylie Sparks
Jul 23, 2014 Kylie Sparks rated it it was ok
It's not like I was expecting a lot from a book like this. My bookclub is reading one of hers so I read one online to see what I thought. Mostly it just made me laugh--liberal use of words like "molten" and "distended" in the sex scenes cracked me up, which is not really the response looked for in erotica.
Jul 23, 2016 Journey rated it it was ok
Shelves: les-romance
i feel bad giving this a 2, but it really was just ok. nothing terrible or offensive, but it lacked any real personality or chemistry, imo, and was too focused on what every woman was wearing and how her boobs looked in said clothing. and it's funny that another reviewer said the plot was sacrificed for sex scenes because i didn't find them all that good.
Jan 23, 2011 Ulla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, owned
I don't know how many times I've read this one; probably once every time a new sequel has appeared. And last night, suddenly, I just had to start reading it again! And every time details pop up that I've forgotten. Definitely one of my favourite Rad novels (one among a dozen or so!)
Above All, Honor was one of the first Radclyffe’s stories I read online back in… well, a long time ago. Scratch that, one of the first fanfics I’ve read. It has been a pleasure to read it again. And this time the published version. The rest of the series will follow shortly.
Monica Burch
Feb 25, 2012 Monica Burch rated it really liked it
She hasn't written anything I haven't enjoyed.
Martin Mach
Jul 06, 2014 Martin Mach rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Really starting to enjoy Radclyffe, she's really good at telling the story, without any filler. I like that.
Jun 29, 2014 Kennedy rated it really liked it
Characters interesting enough to read the next book in the series. Sexy leading ladies and potentially intriguing story.
Sep 26, 2013 Ali rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty
I'm all for sex scenes in books, but not at the expense of the story and character development.
Oct 30, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing
It's my first book from Radclyffe....and more to come!!
Dec 28, 2016 reader rated it it was amazing
I love these characters...

This is Radclyffe's first book in the Honor series. It follows butch Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts who is assigned as the Commander in charge of looking after the president's hot, lesbian daughter, Blair Powell.

The tall, dark-haired and eloquently dressed Cam is reluctant to take the position upfront, but soon becomes the ultimate guardian... ever present and genuinely concerned with every move made by the 25 year old Blair... who does everything in her power to
This is my first Radclyffe book. And since I just realized she's written almost 40 books over her continuing career, I'm pretty damn excited to keep reading.

You know how whenever you read a book (especially a romance novel), you imagine certain people as the characters? Well, I know Cam and Blair are supposed to be modelled after a Gabrielle and Xena Warrior Princess uber fic, but I just can't see them as the characters (especially Blair). Instead, I picture Claire Holt as Blair, the independent
May 09, 2015 Baylee rated it liked it
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Dato che ho letto da poco un romance di m***a (Sugar Daddy), mi sono detta: non sarà il caso di leggerne uno con una storia d'amore decente e donne normali (leggi: che hanno una volontà propria)? Tanto per riprendermi...

Girellando su Goodreads in cerca di ispirazione, mi sono imbattuta in Above all, honor: sembrava pieno di gente tosta e ipoglicemico, quindi mi sono buttata.

La caduta non è stata del tutto priva di consegu
Jan 18, 2015 YorkieBoi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This story introduces us to United States Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she has the unfortunate duty to protect, Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States.

Cameron Roberts is dedicated, strong and powerful, with a singular focus - to keep Blair Powell safe. Though she has her own vulnerability she keeps it well hidden behind walls, erected to keep her emotionally distant and aloof.

The beautiful and intelligent Blair Powell feels like a caged animal fig
I feel like this is the type of storyline that I would immensely enjoyed if I discovered it sooner.
To be fair, the book is published at a time period where I doubt there are many lesbian works around at all. I fully realized that the more I read, the more picky I became.
One particular thing that doesn't sit well with me during reading this story is the usage of "hard" and "erect" in a female sexual terms. Here I am, while reading this book, was having a "wtf" moment every times I encounter
Jul 27, 2015 Alison rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, lesfic
This isn't the best book you'll ever read but I re-read it a lot and it is one of my favourite books for some fun, mindless escapism. It's genre fiction not realism so is packed full of the tropes of the trade and highly implausible but is entertaining. It's uncomplicated but intriguing and remains conceivable within the generic universe it occupies. You just have to suspend disbelief and go along for the ride and I love this story of opposites whose magnetism pulls them together while their pos ...more
Fabiola Chenet
Aug 19, 2015 Fabiola Chenet rated it it was ok
Lu en français
Les deux héroïnes se sont tournées autour pendant trop longtemps (en fait, elles sont ensemble pour la première fois à la fin du livre, mouais) et en plus ont des aventures quand elles sont sensées être attirées l'une par l'autre. Ce qui fait qu'à la fin, je n'ai pas cru à leur amour du tout. Je pense même qu'il aurait été préférable qu'elles ne se disent pas qu'elles s'aimaient.
Autre problème: enquête non résolue à la fin, ce qui oblige le lecteur à lire la suite. Ce que je détest
Jul 04, 2012 M rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: l-books
This book grew on me the more I got into it, until at the end, it was a very rewarding experience.

The initial set-up was interesting but not ground breaking, but the characters and the writing are superb and made me go out and buy the rest of the (long) series.

The romance is believable and characters act in a manner that allows the welling suspension of the disbelief necessary for the plot to convince you that it just might happen.

Naturally with any novel of this type, pretty much every female c
Jul 27, 2016 Baglady rated it liked it
Lots of lust doesn't equal a relationship, IMHO. Also hard to buy into the lust when it is rather repetitive and devoid of anything but biology. Seems more like assault and not always between willing people For the focus of the plot to be the struggle between duty / honor and desire, I don't see a lot of honor in a character who is only able to have honor by denying her emotional life. both main characters are flawed emotionally and it would have been nice to know more about why - backstory was ...more
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Radclyffe has written over forty-five romance and romantic intrigue novels, dozens of short stories, and, writing as L.L. Raand, has authored a paranormal romance series, The Midnight Hunters. She has also edited Best Lesbian Romance 2009 through 2015 as well as multiple other anthologies. She is an eight-time Lambda Literary Award finalist in romance, mystery, and erotica—winning in both romance ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Honor (9 books)
  • Honor Bound (Honor, #2)
  • Love & Honor (Honor, #3)
  • Honor Guards (Honor, #4)
  • Honor Reclaimed (Honor, #5)
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