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The Mistress' House
     

The Mistress' House

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by Leigh Michaels
 

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What readers say about Leigh Michaels:


"Beautiful and romantic . . . I couldn't put it down."

"Witty, snappy dialogue and great characters!"


Three beautifully intertwined love stories . . .


The rules are made to be broken . . .


When the handsome, rakish Earl of Hawthorne buys the charming

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Mistress' House 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
booklover1335 More than 1 year ago
The first of the three novellas is the story of Anne, a widowed woman who wants to safeguard herself from ever having to marry again by setting out to completely ruin her reputation. So she approaches the Earl of Hawthorne to put her in a compromising situation thus ultimately gaining the freedom she desires. Predictably they fall in love and marry despite their initial intentions, and the reader moves on to the next novella in this collection. Felicity is the second and most interesting of all of the three heroines. As a young and impressionable woman she met a man with whom she fell in love, who seduced her then abandoned her despite his protestations of love stating that they could not marry because his family did not approve of her. She comes to London to visit her childhood friend in hopes of gaining the one thing that she feels will help her cope with the loss of the man she loved....only to find out about his lies and deception, while falling in love with his brother...the man she's blackmailed to gain her heart's desire. But not to worry it all works out rather easily to everyone's ultimate happiness. The third and final mistress of the house is Georgiana, who is the youngest and most rebellious of the three heroines. She runs away from her guardian because of an arranged marriage to a man she's never met and does not wish to marry. She finds herself attracted to a man she finds in the garden next to the house and decides that she wants him to teach her how to be a mistress. They are wildly attracted to each other, thus less than careful and are discovered in a compromising position. Little did either of them know that what they were dreading or avoiding is exactly what they inadvertently find with each other. While each of the stories in this book was slightly different, they are all similar which creates continuity between them. The heroines proposition the hero, they become intimate, they fall in love, and they marry and live happily ever after. One of the things that I enjoyed about the circumstances the heroines found themselves in was that each of them approached their hero for seduction for their own reasons. They took control of their destinies, at least to the extent that they could in the world and society that they lived in. The stories in The Mistress House were very likeable with sweet heroines, sexy heroes who each easily fall for each other with no great obstacles to overcome, no villains, nor unfortunately any significant character growth, and therein lays the biggest issue that I had with Leigh Michael's latest historical romance. I love romances that involve a little more heart and emotional connection, and I just didn't get as much of that as what I would have liked from this book. I enjoyed The Mistress House, but I didn't come away loving it with the desire to read it over again. That being said, The Mistress House has a pleasing style, and interesting plots that I am sure many readers will find to their liking. If you are looking for a light romantic diversion then you might find that Leigh Michael's The Mistress House will appeal to your romance lovers heart. Ratings: Overall: 3.5 stars Sensuality level: 2.75
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Thers a one line blurb and the cover? really?! And its cheesy and SOooo origanil
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book of three interconnected novellas. The characters were all very likable, their stories were compelling, very entertaining.
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Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get this book. Engaging, pleasurable & sophisticated readable novel you'll want to go back to again and again.
Katy_Beth More than 1 year ago
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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There are 3 really short stories in this book. I enjoyed the first one, but it was too short. The second I skipped almost all story, because it wasn't believable and the character was too annoying. The third one I even didn't read. I already bought the other two books and won't read, I didn't like the three stories in the first book. The others books are the same, three stories in one.
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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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shannon777 More than 1 year ago
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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