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A Tryst with Trouble

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  271 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Note: This edition was only released as an ARC.

Dogged for years by painful gossip about his father’s homosexuality, the Marquess of Beningbrough—Ben, to his friends—has protected himself by becoming the ultimate man’s man.

Passed over by suitor after suitor in favor of her pretty but vapid younger sister, clever, forthright Lady Barbara Jeffords has reached the disappointi
Paperback, ARC, 304 pages
Published 2012 by Dorchester Publishing Trade
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Although I reviewed this book as an ARC in 2012, the title was never released by the publisher. A Tryst with Trouble will now be released by Carina Press on 23 September, 2013

4.5 stars

Lady Barbara Jefford's sister, Helen is engaged to Lord Beningbrough's cousin, Teddy. However Teddy is having second thoughts and wishes to break off the betrothal believing that Helen has been unfaithful with a neighbour’s footman. When the footman turns up dead some time later, both Teddy and He
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was a light and fun historical romance. Alyssa Everett has an engaging writing style and seems to prefer a light tone to her stories which makes reading them an enjoyable experience!

The romance was good. I liked Barbara and Ben both as a couple and as individuals so it was easy to root for them. It helps that they felt like a good match and genuinely seemed interested in each other. The other thing I really liked was that both characters felt well fleshed out. The story was told from the f
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Happy "It's About Bloody Time" Release Day!!

A Tryst with Trouble is finally being published! Seems Ms. Everett is another author who fell victim to the mess that is/was Dorchester Publishing and her book release was in, it didn't happen. But I'm thrilled to share that Carina Press was smart enough to see it for the gem it is and now you all have the opportunity to do the same!

I'm wishing Ms. Everett much LONG OVERDUE success with this wonderful story.

And the new cover, which is lo
Fani *loves angst*
4.5 stars

The Marquess of Beningbrough -or Ben for short- has tried for many years to prove that he's not like his father, a notorious homosexual. He indulges in lightskirts, boxing and other manly pursuits in order to prove his manliness. However, it becomes obvious pretty soon to the reader, that behind his facade Ben is a decent and honorable man, deeply devoted to his family and friends. His devotion to family is the reason he gets involved in trying to solve a murder that took place inside H
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rane by: Fani *loves angst*

A Tryst with Trouble was just a fun regency mad caper story, With two at times a two hard headed leads whom both have something to lose and something to win by solving the death.
Marquess of Beningbrough or just Ben has had to dodge rumors of his father's homosexuality, creating a cold shield around himself to protect himself from the harsh words throw at him.
Barbara has always felt she's played second fiddle to her prettier sister. Because of her firey looks and her smarts, she's always fel
It was very well written, very engaging and entertaining story. I love very part of it. Imo, romance books with include suspence are not very successful. At least, I haven't read a good one until this one.
It's official now, Alyssa Everett is a winer and one of favorites authors in HR genre for me.
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
A Tryst with Trouble was a historical romance novel that made me laugh, kept me interested with the storyline centered on a mystery murder, and dealt effectively with issues such as sexuality, insecurity, and devotion to family.

The Characters

Ben, otherwise known as The Marquess of Beningbrough, is a proud man trying to prove to society that he is not like his father. Ben’s father, a married man, is a well-known homosexual. Ben, tortured in school because of his father’s homosexuality, has put u
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: *(See note at the end of the review)
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Imprint: DP
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Warm-Steamy

To be perfectly honest, I was a little hesitant to read this book when I first read the synopsis. ”Dogged for years by painful gossip about his father’s homosexuality, t
I really enjoyed this one, provided by netgalley. I'd read another one by this author Ruined by Rumor, and enjoyed it, but found it a bit lacking. The heroine annoyed me a bit and the plot was too predictable. With this one, I didn't have those issues at all.

So what did I enjoy?

- The hero and heroine are just wonderful. Both of them. And, quite frankly, how often can you say that you really enjoy reading about both main protagonists in a romance? You know how sometimes heroines are described as
2.5 stars.

I like Everett a lot. This, I believe, was her debut and she's writing better than this now and, thank sweet Jesus and all the elves, has left the first person behind.

I dislike the first person generally but in a historical it really doesn't work. You're just never going to get into the head of someone from the nineteenth century. It's hard enough in third person, let alone opening yourself up to having to examine their introspection moment to moment. There were also elements which fe
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Setting: 1820 England
4 1/2 Stars!

Lord Beningbough the future Duke of Ormseby,is determined to help his cousin Teddy Lord Cliburne avoid a marriage to Helen who is a flighty young lady who already has a reputation for dallying with her neighbour's footman. Ben does not think to highly of the future Lady Cliburne, but her sister Barbara is another matter as she is nothing like her sister Helen at all. Barbara is a lady possessing a quick wit and a keen intellect and she has vowed never to marry! S
A fabulously, fun read! Great debut!
Alethea A
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review online here:

It's been ages since I read a really satisfying Regency romance. I read a few last year that I don't even count as having read since they were so poorly written and disengaging, I might as well have been leafing through a ten-year-old copy of Cosmo. (Wait, is Cosmo still around?)

A Tryst with Trouble, Alyssa Everett's debut novel, was just what I needed to revive my love for Regency. Ben and Barbara provided everything I look for in a go
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Tryst with Trouble is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency romp in which our two leads – Lord Benborough (Ben) and Lady Barbara Jeffords, by turns bicker, sleuth, and fall in love.

It’s a fast-paced, fun read which brought a smile to my face more than once, but there are definitely deeper emotions and insecurities buried beneath the humour, which I felt lent much to the overall balance of the story. While this edition was published only a few weeks ago, it is in fact Ms Everett’s first novel, and wh
Lady Wesley
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amz-rev, aud-rev
This is Alyssa Everett's debut novel, but because her publisher suddenly went into bankruptcy last year, the book was unavailable. In the meantime, I've read and been most impressed by her two subsequent books, Ruined by Rumor and Lord of Secrets. Both of these books were excellent, five-star reads for me, and I'm very pleased that she's found a new publisher.

A Tryst With Trouble is written with the same impressive competence and a feel for Regency-era language. Unlike the other two, however, th
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
It has been a very very very long time since I've enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed Alyssa Everett's debut novel, A Tryst With Trouble.

I know most of the books I read and review on here are from the Christian Publishing Market... but last week I was getting to the point of frustration at not being able to find a book WORTH reading. There are TONS of books out there--but I wanted to read something I would LOVE. This is the very reason I thought I didn't like to read until I accidentally stumbl
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathleen by: Jill
3.5 stars. I listened to the Audible version. Excellent narration. This is a British who-done-it with romance and steam, but no actual sex. Little or no swearing. A little violence. Some humor. Good dialogue. Textured and imperfect characters, including secondary characters. Alyssa Everett's first novel. Kudos! Jolly good show! A talented author, especially for a début novel. I'll read more of her books.

Main quibble: I grew highly impatient with the insecure heroine, looking for rejection at ev
Cheeky, sweet and entertaining read.
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third Alyssa Everett book I've read. It's a credit to the author's versatility and willingness to step outside the proverbial box that all three of those works differ sharply in terms of writing style, theme and general tone. I admire an author who experiments, though for me this one was mostly unsuccessful.

Lord of Secrets and Ruined by Rumor did have at least one vital characteristic in common: both books gave us two of the surprisingly few heroes with whom I fell head over heels i
Amanda Ryan
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Redonk nutshell: Unlikely friends ally to solve a murder mystery and end up finding love

This book ended up not being at all what I was expecting. And you know something? I kinda liked it.

The Marquess of Beningbrough is a stand-up, straight-laced kinda of guy who has had to go above and beyond to prove his masculinity amid whispers of his father's scandalous homosexual desires. After years of putting up with taunts he's become cold and detached. Until he meets Barbara Jeffords, the elder sister t
Buddy read with my pretty one, Dhini

Loved it so much !!!! It's just amazed me how Historical Romance make a love story so beautiful...
Its a fun read...I laugh a lot.....the mystery was also brilliant !!!

It's a fun read having two POV. So I won't be questioning the other main character's thinking.
I feel like reading Julia Quinn with a touch of Amanda Quick and a bit Agatha Christie.
The story was great, the mystery was so smart and brilliant...I kept guessing who's the bad guy...until almost the
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Ben the Marquess of Beningbrough is the son of a Duke who happens to be gay. He has always been a fighter to prove to everyone he does not follow in his fathers footsteps.

Ben's cousin is engaged to the beautiful Helen Jeffords. He accompanies his cousin to break of his engagement, because it was rumored that Helen was seen alone with the neighbor's footman.

The footman end's up murdered, Ben's Cousin is accused & he meets Barbara, Helen's sister. They both decide to work together to find th
A Tryst with Trouble was an adorable and quirky historical romance filled mystery and two very fun characters. Lady Barbara Jeffords is forced to join forces with the odious (yet handsome) Marquis of Beningbrough when their relatives are implicated in a footman’s murder. Barbara is convinced that her sister did not murder the footman, and Ben is equally convinced that his cousin had nothing to do with it. Setting aside their intense dislike of one another, Barbara and Ben set out to find the mur ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet romance and thrilling mystery, secrets and scandals. We get all of that and more in A Tryst with Trouble. I absolutely loved this historical romance. It was thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was simply amazing.

Barbara was one strong heroine. She was not someone you wanted to mess with. She was clever and formidable and not prone to dramatics. And I really liked her. I thought she was great. There honestly isn't anything else I can say about
Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
It was somewhat difficult for me to get into this book, since I didn't expect the first person narrative with alternating viewpoints in a romance novel. But eventually I warmed up to it and ended up really liking the characters. I wish a few more things had been wrapped up in the story: (view spoiler) ...more
Maggie Hesseling
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
These are my favorite type of historical romances. With depth and heartache, miscommunication, and interesting characters. I'm not usually a fan of novels written in the first person, but this novel is perfect just as it is. I love Barabra. She's outspoken, brave, and no nonsense. And Ben is anything but your average hero. Both of them have issues that they haven't been able to resolve since childhood and the fact that we're invited right into their psyche just makes them all the more realistic ...more

Loved it a lot!!!

Buddy read with my dear friend, mba Lelyana Taufik
 Mummy Cat Claire
This book was a very welcome surprise. I loved the characters, story and the general feel of the book.

Everett was very creative when she wrote, A Trust with Trouble. The title is completely accurate and the book was such fun.

Ben was such a great character. He came off as a jerk but he was really cynical and hesitant of people because of the way he had been treated in his past. He has some daddy issues which I loved how Everett addressed this issue.

Ben's father is gay. The book refers to Ben's f
Billie Jo
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook Review Narrated by Lizzie Owensby.

While listening to the book I couldn't stop thinking of that show Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury with the twist of an adult romance. The story is really quite good and kept my interest. The courtship of Barbara and Ben, Marquess of Beningbrough is the primary focus as they search for the villain. They share more of a witty banter with each other and slightly less sexual heat but it doesn't take away from the book. There is a lot going on in the
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Mar 06, 2015 11:32AM  
  • The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again Regency Romance (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2)
  • An Infamous Marriage
  • An Unexpected Gentleman
  • Rake with a Frozen Heart
  • A Clockwork Christmas
  • Captive of Sin
  • A Waltz at Midnight
  • In the Arms of the Heiress (Ladies Unlaced, #1)
  • In Total Surrender (Secrets, #3)
  • Crooked Hearts
  • The Spinster's Secret (Midnight Quill, #1)
  • The Devil You Know (The Devil DeVere #3)
  • The Captain and the Wallflower
  • Mistress by Midnight (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #3)
  • Soldier of Fortune (Rakes and Rogues of the Restoration, #2 )
  • The Price Of Desire
  • Tempt Me Not (Me Not #1)
  • Checkmate, My Lord (Nexus, #2)
Alyssa Everett grew up in Florida, where from an early age her favorite books typically had dukes in them. As a teen she worked in an amusement park, doing just about every kind of odd job a person can do, from collecting garbage to captaining an African boat cruise.

She met her husband, a darkly handsome doctor with a wicked sense of humor, at Harvard University. They currently live with their th