The Mistress’ House is a regency romance novel that centers on the passion inspired by one house, the mistress’ house. Instead of focusing on one love story, The Mistress’ House centers on three different couples that are brought together by the one house. The Mistress’ House is a “hot” romance with plenty of scandalous happenings at the mistress’ house. It’s a good way to warm up a cold and snowy winter night!
The Earl of Hawthorne, Thorne, is convinced to buy a house that neighbors his garden by his man of business, Perkins. Perkins notes that the Earl would be able to keep down the gossip about his adventures by installing his latest mistress at Number Five Upper Seymour Street. Thorne agrees to the plan and before he knows it, a mysterious widow, Lady Anne Keighley, is asking him to “ruin” her so that she can lead a life of independence and not be forced to remarry by her brother.
Thorne’s cousin Richard, Lord Colfax, has met a beautiful lady who is staying at Number Five Upper Seymour Street. Anne’s friend, Felicity is beautiful and longs for the man who could not marry her due to familial obligations, Roger. Roger has passed away, but his brother Richard is a handsome man and just might make Felicity able to forget her past love.
Thorne’s ward, Goergiana Baxter, is trying to hide from her uncle and a forced marriage by staying at Number Five Upper Seymour Street. One evening she meets Thorne’s cousin Julian Silsby in the garden. Julian has just returned from fighting Napolean and is also trying to escape an arranged marriage. Sparks fly between the two, especially after Georginia ask Julian to teach her how to be a mistress.
The Mistress’ House is not high literature, but it is a good, fun romance novel to read. I sometimes just want something light and entertaining to read that I don’t have to think too much about, and this book fit the bill. I liked that it was three romance stories in one novel.
Overall, The Mistress’ House is a unique regency romance novel that is full of hot romance, great characters, and fun stories.
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Book Source: Advance Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!