Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Review: The Trouble With Honor

The Trouble With Honor (The Cabot Sisters, #1)Author: Julia London
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: The Cabot Sisters # 1

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.

That was when the trouble with Honor Cabot began.

“It’s ridiculous. Folly! Monica won’t turn loose a bird in the hand – Augustine could turn mute and blind and she’d not care. And besides, I have a better plan.”

It took quite a lot to astonish George, but Honor Cabot had done just that.

Julia London is a literary mastermind! I honestly have never read a single one of her books that I did not love to pieces. I was so thrilled to see this new series based on sisters; reading about sisters is one of my favorite things. Julia London’s heroines are usually extremely stubborn and impulsive; Honor Cabot definitely fits this description. This book kicks off with Honor causing trouble right from the start. She convinces some of her friends to go with her into an infamous game club where she makes a bet with the most clever and ruthless man in town. She in unaware at the time just how much help this man will provide; maybe even saving her and her sisters from financial ruin!

I enjoyed reading about Honor’s character and being able to see some of the other Cabot sisters; I cannot wait for the next books in this series. Grace’s story is set to release in July of this year. They are all sure to be awesome heroines. I liked Honor; however, at times I felt she acted selfishly, so I am anxiously awaiting the next story in this series to see if I enjoy that sister more. What I did like about Honor is that she was proactive and did what was necessary for her sisters. However, as I mentioned before she was selfish at times and definitely had her flaws.

Honor and George, the mysterious man she meets in the club, are a great pair. The scenes they shared were so pivotal and often times very humorous. They went together perfectly because they did share some of the same characteristics. They were both very mischievous and had a tendency to be schemers and dreamers! Overall, this was a great start to a brand new series that will be a must read for me!

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Harlequin in exchange for my honest review***

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