DEBT OF HONOR Moriah Landon had always been a singularly practical young lady. So when her father lost the family estate over a game of picquet at White's, she did not hesitate to pay a visit to the winner, the notorious Viscount Roane. And when that London rakehell suggested a scandalous means of paying off her father's debt -- namely, that she become Roane's mistress --DEBT OF HONOR Moriah Landon had always been a singularly practical young lady. So when her father lost the family estate over a game of picquet at White's, she did not hesitate to pay a visit to the winner, the notorious Viscount Roane. And when that London rakehell suggested a scandalous means of paying off her father's debt -- namely, that she become Roane's mistress -- she was only surprised she hadn't thought of it first... PAYMENT OF LOVE Roane was astounded by the lovely Miss Landon. Obviously a lady, gently born and bred, she had nevertheless entertained his dishonorable proposition without a blink of her amethyst eyes. If his conscience bothered him that he was taking advantage of a lady in distress, he merely reflected that after all, he was paying quite well for the privilege of sampling her charms. And he intended to make sure that she enjoyed fulfilling her end of the bargain......
|Title||:||A Noble Mistress|
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A Noble Mistress Reviews
I was inwardly groaning before I had completed even the first chapter of "A Noble Mistress." A hardened rake who has spent years planning a revenge through gambling? Haven't heard that one before... (just kidding, I have). But then the story takes an interesting twist. The hero starts to feels pangs of conscious immediately, and propositions the heroine without really meaning to. And then when she seems to accept, he's conflicted between his honor as a gentleman, his honor to his family, and his lust for the heroine. It's impossible for a character to truly become the victim of their own machinations, but the author comes pretty close with this hero. I liked that the hero becomes besotted with the heroine very quickly, even though he admits it's mostly physical at the beginning. He offers her marriage after the first time they sleep together, not only out of honor but because he's already crazy about her. And after that first "slip up," he tries to behave honorably towards the heroine for as long as possible... merely playing chess and such during their trysts. I liked the heroine's character very much as well; she's written to be realistically pragmatic with valid concerns about accepting the hero's proposals.It wasn't all wonderful. There is one love scene that is a little havey-cavey (the heroine consents only in the heat of the moment). And the romantic conflict starts out halfway believable and becomes progressively more silly. But - even though the heroine has some harsh words for the hero at the big reveal and it gets a bit angsty - there's never really any romantic betrayal. The couple continue to be upfront with each other, and the hero never gives up on the heroine. For those elements alone, I would have liked the novel.Overall, it was a fairly unique regency story with great, likable characters and a storyline that never goes off the deep end. A solid four star read.
I read this book for the first time when I was barely in my teens. It made a tremendous impression on me that remains to this day. This book is such a cherished possession that it lives inside a ziploc bag to protect it from any water damage. This is a marvelous story of two strong-willed good-intentioned people who are brought together by a highly unusual set of circumstances. It is one of my all-time top-five favorite historical romances. It's not explicit in any way, the book is simply filled with the story of two aristocrats making the best of a difficult situation.
Not much plot.