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Preview — A Gentleman's Honor with Bonus Material by Stephanie Laurens
A Gentleman's Honor with Bonus Material
Alicia is living a deception. Desperation has caused the determined but penniless lady to ...more
I'm sad to say this was my least favorite of the series so far. I usually love Stephanie Laurens so I'm bummed that this book was so lackluster.
So one thing I hate is liars and the heroine fabricates a major lie that is totally glossed over as "no big deal". Her lie is fabricated to help manipulate the ton and advance her family. Not very endearing.
I felt no connection to the hero and never once wanted to take the place of the heroine. His love making was detached and methodical. ...more
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 ...more
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...more
Within a few chapters, my mind had decided that Tony was going to be played by James Purefoy, for some reason. (view spoiler)[ (hide 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 ...more
While the murder/espionage plot has definite potential, there are too many implausible twists and turns.
Tony and Alicia have great chemistry, but the number of sex scenes is excessive and Laurens' purple prose is starting to grate on the nerves. I obviously need to take a break from her writing.
After her parents die unexpectedly and leave Alicia almost destitute and incharge of her four siblings- three younger brothers and a ravishing sister Adriana, she decides to masquerade as Mrs Alicia Carrington, to introduce and act as a matron for her sister to the ton- in order to get her a suitable match.
When a gentleman Ruskin discovers her deception, and decides to blackmail her- she doesn't know he will be found stabbed with a heel in ...more
First of all, I really appreciate when the plot starts at the v ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
In my review of The Lady Chosen, I said that A Gentleman's Honor was my first Stephanie Laurens book, and that I had liked it enough to go to my local library and get a few more books. I think it was actually The Promise in a Kiss, the prequel to the Cynster series that convinced me to invest more heavily in her backlist.
With the passage of maybe fourteen years, do I still like this book enough? If I had read it today, would I see more books by this author? When I went to Goodrea ...more
A Gentleman’s Honor is the second novel in the Bastion Club series by Stephanie Laurens. It is probably my favorite in this historical romance series. Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington has just finished his service as a war-time spy for the crown. Anthony and his fellow spies have banded together to create the Bastion Club to survive the ton and those pesky match-making mamas. Mrs. Alicia Carrington is acting as chaperone to ...more
Though I guess it lacked the level of thrill which I found in some other works of this author.
The romance was a little hit and miss.
It kind of felt repetitive at times and I just wanted the author to move on.
I like the gradual build up of romance in a book but it felt here that the romance kind of took a backseat and I missed it.
Though loved the ending. Especially the proposal.
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 ...more
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