Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: The Trouble with Honor by Julia London

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 384 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin HQN

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 home - and their place on the pedestal of society - to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancée out of the Cabots' lives for good.

An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.

This book is the first in new series, and hooks you right away.
Honor Cabot is very headstrong and determined. George Easton is a rake and of the wrong side of the blanket as they say, a bastard son of the prince. Honor is such a great character and heroine. 

Honor was a gutsy, incorrigible, head strong heroine for her day and age. Honor is self serving, pushy, impetuous, scheming, and brazen.  I like that Honor takes things into her own hands. Its also a great scheme in theory that she had, that Monica should realize that Augustine might not be the best match for her.  But I think she should have maybe picked someone a bit better suited to Monica's taste-someone with a title!
Monica Hargrove was a total bitch for most of the book, until she realized the truth of some things, like her own mother.
 Honor's stepbrother, Augustine, is such a pushover, totally influenced by even the littlest things. He has no back bone, in my opinion. 
The story over all was wonderful, and keeps you reading without wanting to take a break.
I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Julia London
Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than a two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, as well as the new Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Fall of Grace, and The Perils of Prudence. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch and Return to Homecoming Ranch.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit http://www.julialondon.com. Follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/julialondon