Saturday, February 1, 2014
Review: The Trouble With Honor by Julia London
Passion and scandal collide in New York Times bestselling author Julia London's brand-new series about four sisters determined to rescue themselves from ruin…
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.
I absolutely loved this book! I was really worried I wouldn't because I haven't been having a lot of luck with historicals lately, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Honor and George were just such fun characters, I really enjoyed getting lost in their story and seeing where it would go. You just knew, right from the start, that they had to be together, even if they both tried to deny it. Their first encounter was just priceless - probably one of the most memorable I've read in a long time. They went though quite a few twists and turns to get to the happy ending they both deserved and most of the transformations were within themselves. But what a ride!
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a good historical or just a good romance in general. Julia London has hit a home run with this one!