Blog Tour: THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR by Julia London
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.
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Dawn’s Review 4 Stars
The Trouble with Honor was my first Julia London book and my chance to dip my toes back into an historical romance. It’s really been too long since I’ve read one and I realized after reading about Honor and George and the other cast of characters how much I enjoy slipping back into a different time. A different time filled with witty repartee, intrigue, and subtle scheming all wrapped up in the push and pull between the hero and heroine.
Let’s talk about Honor first. I didn’t like her at first. No, not one bit. Her motives to her schemes seemed selfish. But then Julia London unraveled the character that is Honor, exposing her true wishes and desires, her passion and her dreams. Then I couldn’t help but silently cheer for Honor and hope that even in a seemingly hopeless situation, she found what she needed.
“I mean that unless women demand to follow their heart’s true instincts, we will never be allowed to do so. Society will insist we marry well, and that is all they will ask of us.”
George…now, George is quite the charmer! He’s dashing and a rake. He’s not considered part of the ‘ton’ and polite society due to his birth. My heart ached for him to find his place in society and to be worthy of Honor’s love. His humor and his downright sexy male personality shone through.
He was on fire, fully engulfed by a woman whose smile could reduce him to ashes. She touched her finger to his lip and whispered, “Did you miss me?” “More than the air I breathe,” he growled.
What I love about this story is that even though Honor is facing some extremely difficult challenges, she stands up for what she wants. She’s not a wilting flower. And the banter and sexual tension between her and George kept me turning the pages waiting for the moment when they would again engage with each other. But whether or not their love was possible, remained to be seen.
To say words of love when one could not live in that love was too painful to endure, wasn’t it?
Julia London wrote a sexy, fun romance and introduced us to the Cabot sisters, focusing on Honor for this book. Overall, I loved being transported back in time and seeing the journey unfold. Now I need to read Grace’s story!
ARC provided for honest review
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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.
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