In THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Julia London has created a hero and heroine who are as mis-matched as they are the perfect match for each other.

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.

With a heart, hardened by heartbreak, Honor Cabot happily maneuvers her way through society, constantly testing the boundaries between propriety and ruin. When circumstances require some underhanded tactics to secure her future and that of her family, social outcast George seems like the perfect solution to her problem.

As best laid plans are apt to do, time and again, Honor finds that she is the one being seduced by the unlikely hero and George becomes entangled in an emotional web that can only lead to heartbreak for the both of them.

A very enjoyable read and a delightful start to Ms. London’s new series.

One of the things that I really enjoyed about this book, was that of the two, Honor was often cast as the stronger character and it was George who waged the longer battle with his emotions and feelings of inadequacy. In a certain scene I couldn’t help but picture Honor standing in the rain outside George’s window with a boom-box over her head to show the conviction of her feelings ala Say Anything.

This was a nice bit of role reversal that worked well with the story, without really taking anything away from the hero.

My only small gripe was the how the story ended and only because it was not exactly how I had it pictured in my mind, but as the final chapter was actually a lead into the next book in the series I’m confident that Honor and George’s “happily ever after” isn’t quite done and I can’t wait to read what happens next with them and the rest of the Cabot sisters.

A very enjoyable read and a delightful start to Ms. London’s new series.

Keep an eye out for THE FALL OF GRACE this summer!

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Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.