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Above All, Honor (Honor #1)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  1,415 ratings  ·  55 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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Jay Odon
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
Stefanie
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
Gloria
Anything by Radclyff is worth the read!
Schnaucl
Feb 19, 2009 Schnaucl rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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Kylie
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.
V.T. Davy
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
Heidi
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.


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Kimberly
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
YorkieBoi
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
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♥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
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Ariana Peña
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.
Ali
I'm all for sex scenes in books, but not at the expense of the story and character development.
Monica Burch
She hasn't written anything I haven't enjoyed.
Megzz
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
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ybnrmalatall
It was okay

Most of the book was spent watching and not building I wonder how any of the emotions that were said actually happened. It didn't allow for much development and was more of a learning of the characters and not actually them learning more about themselves, which was disappointing.

I don't have much to say about this book.
Liz
The entire series is amazing! Well written and great character development. They get to be like your friends. I didn't want the books to end and was very sad when I finished the last of the series. Although, she did leave it open to go back to at a future date... Thank goodness.
M
Jul 31, 2012 M rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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Ash
First Book Club book. Entertaining and fun to talk about but I didn't really like the characters.
Rain
No me pareció malo. Los personajes son agradables, aunque a mi parecer un poquito planos, y no se puede negar que sí te engancha desde el principio. Sin embargo, creo que mi problema principal es que es muy predecible. Y quizás el que esté más orientado al romance, con algunas escenas quizás un poco gráficas para mi gusto, que a la historia tampoco ayudó.

Pero en fin, es un libro 'aceptable' a tener en cuenta y quizás en algún momento me anime a leer los siguientes. Y evidentemente mi opinión no
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Jane
Liked it, but that's about it. Didn't really connect to the characters that much.
Sasha Whytehorne
This was my first of many Radclyffe books. Anything be her is definitely worth reading.
Lesley
Silly, but readable. Feels like some of the better fan fiction I've consumed.
Emilyp
It was ok... I needed more but it wasn't a bad book it was good moments
Andrea Polo
Me recomendaron este libro después de bromear en si necesitaría guardaespaldas hombres o guardaespaldas mujeres xP me dijeron que la guardaespalda se leía “sexy” pero me agrado mas Blair (puede ser por su nombre) me gusta porque no es un libro en el que se leen puras escenas de cama y tal.. de hecho casi ni hay y eso hace ver la relación mas platónica, la tensión que se genera entre las protagonistas me llamo la atención, fue curioso, además, la manera en la que esta redactado el libro me gusta, ...more
Oriks
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Alyaziah Nhyan
I like the characters and the development of the story
Tonya
My dearest Cam, thank you for your patience and love you have for Blair, cause she is such a damn twat. And thank you Blair for redeeming yourself, you are no longer a twat.
Brittney serrano
It was good flowed nicely quick read.
L.T. Marie


I have read the Honor Series more times than I can count but Above All, Honor will still always be my favorite. Rad has always managed not to just tell a story but paint a story full of characters you not only love but want to fall in love with. Cameron Roberts is one of those characters. When her sense of duty and conviction butts heads with Blair Powell, a woman who goes out of her way to break the rules, the chemistry between the two is off the scale. Read it and you'll be an Honor fan for l
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Martin Mach
Really starting to enjoy Radclyffe, she's really good at telling the story, without any filler. I like that.
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Radclyffe, a retired surgeon and full time author-publisher, has published over thirty-five novels as well as dozens of short stories, has edited numerous anthologies, and, writing as L.L. Raand, has authored a paranormal romance series, The Midnight Hunters. She is a seven time Lambda Literary Award finalist in romance, mystery and erotica--winning in both romance (Distant Shores, Silent Thunder) ...more
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