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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Liked it

    I enjoyed this book of three interconnected novellas. The characters were all very likable, their stories were compelling, very entertaining.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Surprising Story

    I had picked this one up when it was a freebie and I was not sure what I to expect with this story but it was really a great story that is really three stories in one. Three different couples are brought together in unconventional ways through the magic of the house around the corner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Highly Amusing

    Leigh Michaels has taken an aspect of Regency life and turned it into an amusing set of stories within a story. Great lazy day reading

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Absolutely loved it!

    This book is too cute. Yes! It is really about 3 different stories, but all connected by the main hero and heroine. Enjoyed it immensely. Having lots of kids and being very busy, it was nice to be able to stop after each short story and feel like i have actually finished a story even though it only took a short time to read each one. Great book! Must buy!

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Cute, but I loved it. Each character was special. I wish there was another book.... LOL

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

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    Thumbs up for The Mistress House

    Michaels pens a captivating read with "The Mistress' House." Set in historical England during the hey day of the ton, the novel revolves around three couples who are equally ensnared and enthralled by the power of love.

    What I found intriguing was Michaels use of the Number Five Upper Seymour Street. The House is quiet and unassuming, yet behind its doors many passions are unleashed, equal to that of turbulent waves crashing on a sandy shore.

    In the first vignette, Lord Hawthorne (Thorne) buys Number Five Upper Seymour Street on the recommendation of his butler, Perkins. Thorne is adamant about retaining his bachelorhood. Enter Lady Anne Keighley. She accepts Thorne for what he is and asks that he ruin her anyway. The request is maddening to Thorne, but he agrees to fulfill it. Anne is not only beautiful, but enchanting. Will their nights of passion give way to love?

    Once Anne no longer needs Number Five Upper Seymour Street, she invites her childhood friend, Felicity Mercer to stay in the house. Felicity agrees. Soon she meets Lord Richard Colford. Richard is the brother of her deceased lover, Roger, and Felicity has a bold request for Richard: give her a child. Richard finds Felicity a challenge and vows to brand her as his own. Felicity doesn't want to fall in love, but will Richard's lovemaking prove her undoing?

    When Felicity leave the mistress' house, it almost immediately receives another occupant - Thorne's ward, Miss Georgina Baxter, an heiress who her uncle arranges a marriage for. Georgina does not want the arranged marriage. Enter Thorne's cousin, Julian Hampton. The dashing army officer is returning from war to claim his inheritance. After meeting Georgina, she asks him to teach her the ways of love. Julian is all too willing to oblige the beautiful young lady, but when they are caught, will they be forced into a loveless marriage?

    Michael's writing is sharp, capturing the feel and authenticity of historical London. Her descriptions easily transport the reader to another time and place. The dialogue was crisp and engaging. I chuckled when Anne told Thorne to ruin her.

    The characterization is the richest part of the novel. Each heroine has their reasons for what motivates them. Each hero is set in his ways and is deliciously undone by the circumstances they find themselves in.

    The novel is intense for romance readers. Michaels' loves scenes are tasteful and sensual. She excels at sexual tension. Michaels had me as soon as Anne told Thorne to ruin her. I simply did not want to put this book down.

    "The Mistress' House" is a page-turner!

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Laugh and Cry and Remember for a Long Time

    When the Earl of Hawthorne buys a second London townhouse whose garden connects with his own, he has no idea his purchase will become a trysting place. In a trio of connected tales in Leigh Michaels's delicious THE MISTRESS' HOUSE, three noble cousins find their matches in their mistresses. First is the Earl of Hawthorne himself. Thorne meets the widowed Anne, who wants the not-as-rakish-as-he-appears earl to ruin her so she won't have to marry again. Second is Richard, the Earl of Colford, whom mill-owner's daughter Felicty shocks when she demands he stand in for his older brother, the previous earl, who betrayed her. And lastly, virginal miss Georgiana and returning soldier Julian, both fleeing arranged marriages, find each other. I liked Richard's and Felicity's tale the best. This touching story of the wronged cit's daughter and the former spare, who must yet again clean up one of his brother's messes, catches at our heartstrings as their devil's bargain blossoms into love. A tale to remember and savor. With deft storytelling, abundant humor (laugh at the hilarious asides from Julian's body, which pants "Yes, yes, yes!" when the vivacious Georgiana asks Julian to seduce her, even as his mind shouts "No, no, no!"), and tenderness in all the right places, THE MISTRESS' HOUSE will remain with you for a long time to come. ARC provided by Sourcebooks

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    AN EXCITING,ENCHANTING MUST READ HISTORICAL ROMANCE! THE MISTRESS' HOUSE BY LEIGH MICHAELS!

    THE MISTRESS' HOUSE by Leigh Michaels is a delightful historical romance set in Regency England. It is well written with depth, details, twists, turns and is fast paced. It has romance, sensuality, love, witty dialog, mystery, secrets, and did I mention love stories. This is a story with three intertwined love stories. First, we have the sexy, handsome rakish Earl of Hawthorne, Thorne, who just happens to buy a charming little house across the garden from his town. He sets this up to be "The Mistress House." Enter Lady Anne Keighley who is widowed, sexy, beautiful and need a lover, so she propositions Thorne and love blooms. Next, Felicity, who is a delectable country girl, and childhood friend of Lady Anne, has come to visit her dear friend in London. But she also has a plan; she wants to have a child by Lord Colford. Lord Colford's brother, Roger, claimed to love Felicity, but was unable to marry her after he deflowered her. Then Roger died, so Felicity decides to have a child by his brother, Richard, who she believes is married. but secrets will be revealed and love blooms. During Felicity's, visit she will stay at "The Mistress House." Last, but not least enter Thorne's ward, Georgiana, who is eighteen, beautiful, feisty, trying to escape an arranged marriage by her uncle. So she goes to Thorne, who sets her up in "The Mistress House." Enter, Thorne's cousin, Major Julian Hampton, who is just home from the war. A new Lord, he is sexy, handsome and his grandfather has arranged a marriage for him. When he first meets Georgiana, she asks him to show her how to be a "mistress." What a challenge this will be, but Julian is the man for the job. As secrets are revealed, love will once again bloom. Apparently, "The Mistress House" is more than just a house for anyone who enters it seems to find love and happiness. This is a wonderful, enchanting story of love, magic of love, and happiness. It is a fast paced story with a few twists and turns. It will leave you longing for more. I would highly recommend this story especially if you enjoy fast paced, love inspired, sensuality, the magic of love, finding your true love. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca.

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