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The Trouble with Honor

(The Cabot Sisters #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  2,213 ratings  ·  338 reviews
Fall in love with the eldest Cabot sister and her dashing rogue in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s classic, The Trouble with Honor.

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
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Published July 15th 2019 by HQN Books (first published January 28th 2014)
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Fani *loves angst*
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
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I fell in love. Not with the hero, but with the heroine! She stole the show, with a quick sweep and BOOM, I was laughing like a lunatic, deep in the night. Truly, believe me: the story was captivating, the hero a classical non-peer rake with enough issues to make him into a classical tortured-seducer-alpha. But Honor? I love that woman! She was weird, funny, sure of herself without being TSTL. Quirky, always taking herself not too seriously, and when she fell for our stubborn, stubborn
If you want to read about heroines who are unapologetic and bold, I direct you to Kelly Bowen's Duke of My Heart.
If you want to read about heroines who would do anything for their family and livelihoods, I direct you to Loretta Chase's Silk is for Seduction or Elizabeth Hoyt's Duke of Midnight
If you want to read about heroines who have real courage, Lorraine Heath's When the Duke was Wicked or Courtney Milan's Once Upon a Marquess .

Just don't read this book.

I don't care about characters being
Heroine-hating, yeah, I am totally heroine-hating now.

I give up on this book. I really like Julia London but Honor Cabot invokes some violent feelings in me. What a waste for hero like George Easton. I REALLY like George. How I wish he had a less scheming heroine. Honor Cabot is a selfish spoiled brat who thinks of only herself and her loved ones. She was willing to ruin another woman so that she could continue her lifestyle. However she tried to convince herself and poor George that she did 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
Not entirely repulsively tedious, but way more than is tolerable.

The heroine was a manipulative, selfish skank, which I can respect, but the hero was too much of a Sir Doormat. He barely made Honor suffer after she got an attack of feelz and didn't think she was entitled to keep using him and have a free pass to kick him in the teeth.

I like my torturous shenanigans to be a two-way street. When they're lopsided in favor of one of the characters, I get cranky and start side-eyeing that shit hard.

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
I really enjoyed this book. Honor was a refreshing heroine who seemed like she didn’t care what others thought of her but she actively thought of the welfare of her mother (and sisters).
Her plan to get Eastin to break up her cousin Augustine’s engagement was because she feared his fiancée would dump them all from the house. While she was correct in her assumption, she didn’t consider there was other ways to secure her own future as well as that of her family.

The awesome Rosalyn Landor kept my
Bedoor Khalaf
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the story and the whole mess Honor goes through finding love. A definite page turner. George is such an amazing character. Can’t wait to read about Grace in the next book in the series.
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
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Took me awhile to warm up to Honor, because I thought what she was doing was wrong. I know she had good reasons, but it still felt slimy. A good read in the end though.
Lover of Romance
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honor and her sisters are in dire circumstances. Her nemesis, is going to marry her brother, Augustine, and she has made threats toward Honor, her mother and her sisters. Their mother is suffering from memory loss, and with their step father sick and soon to die, they know that their lives are about to change, and that they must take action. So Honor comes up with a plan, she will convince George Easton, a scoundrel, to try to seduce her brothers fiancée. George Easton, is a third son,
I've given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals, so I suppose that's technically 4.5 stars.

The Trouble with Honor
, the first book in a new series from Ms London, tells the story of the eldest of the four Cabot sisters. With their sick father not expected to live much longer and their mother gradually succumbing to what we would today recognise as dementia, Miss Honor Cabot has little alternative but to assume parental responsibility for her younger sisters.

She’s vivacious and
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gr-my-14
Initially, the story was not to my liking but I was intrigued. And I can't help but to be captivated by the intensity of Honor and George love for each other. The 5 stars rating was reluctantly given but truly, they deserved it.
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
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
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Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
John Hennessy
I love Honor Cabot. One of the best heroines I've read in a long time!


The Trouble With Honor is an extremely enjoyable work of fiction. The herione, Honor Cabot, could sit almost in any YA fantasy / paranormal novel. Whilst that may seem like a weird reference, bear with me a second.

It's been a while since I reviewed a book, even longer since reviewing a fiction book, so I had to make notes and go back to them. This review is for the paperback edition - this is where Kindle shines because it
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kerry Croucier
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
I enjoyed this story, the characters were entertaining and the plot was fast-paced and interesting. The prejudices of London society really come to light in this novel, although the female protagonist Honor does her best to shun them. However, as the male protagonist George points out--when you have always moved in the higher circles it is easier for you to ignore the social barriers of society. Honor has a lot to learn as far as knowing what it feels like to be shunned by society, whereas ...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
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
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
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Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming ...more

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