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No Man's MistressGuard until the next morning when he appeared at her door to claim her beloved Pinewood Manor Lord Ferdinand Dudley won her home in a game of cardsViola hated him for trying to take everything including her soul She was mistress of Pinewood Manor Yet Dudley refused to leave even as his conscience rebelled at compromising this beautiful innocent whose only proof of ownership was a dead earl’s promise Dudley held the deed but at what cost Each day und. 285I enjoyed this book slightly than His Secret Mistress book 3 in the series I'm discovering that I'm not a fan of books where the main characters have a secret past It gives me unnecessary anxiety There were times in the second half of the book I couldn't stand the heroine particularly when she would put on her view spoilercourtesan hide spoiler

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Read & Download No Man's Mistress Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ The dark devastating stranger rode into the village fair and wagered twenty pounds at the throwing booth — for a chance to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair The Gypsy fortune teller had warned “Beware of a tall dark handsome stranger He can destroyEr the same roof brought its share of temptation intimacy and guilt But Viola knew it was a battle she could not afford to lose Marriage was out of the uestion and she would be no man’s mistress Even as Dudley’s unnerving presence his knowing smile threatened to melt her resolveAgainst his better judgment Lord Ferdinand Dudley was beguiled This maddening beauty had stirred him as no woman had before And he was bound and determined to make her his own. I like Mary Balogh's world it feels a little rounded than that of many other Regency writers as it acknowledges non standard heroines they aren't always virgins and some of them have experimented uite a bit and some non standard heroes who are not necessarily born with a sense of honour but may achieve it But on the whole it's a world that operates loosely according to historical probability This book is however a rare flop The first part of plot is well rehearsed in other reviews and the blurb and as far as it goes it's not a million miles away from the possible though it doesn't cast the heroine in a particularly attractive light My issue is with the second half view spoiler where the hero is at 27 rich handsome pleasant well connected still a virgin the heroine has been pimped out by the villain for four years and is to boot the bastard daughter of a dead earl Balogh simply doesn't offer a sufficiently credible explanation of Ferdinand's state and unlike the magnificent Unclaimed by Courtney Milan his virginity is not central to the plot Yet predictably he reaches skill levels that impress the much experienced Viola almost immediately My main gripe is with the end Let's pass over the fact that Viola although distressed by her unconventional past is not really pyschologically scarred by it to any marked degree Instead let's consider whether it is in the slightest degree likely that a bastard daughter who has slept with a significant proportion of the ton's male population and is known as a fairly profligate courtesan whether such a one would be welcomed by the ton's female population just because the Dudleys and her half brother have taken her up I simply can't see that happy ever after and this together with my issues about Ferdinand and Viola's slightly unpleasant treatment of him in the first half means that I won't be going back to this book again hide spoiler

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The dark devastating stranger rode into the village fair and wagered twenty pounds at the throwing booth for a chance to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair The Gypsy fortune teller had warned “Beware of a tall dark handsome stranger He can destroy you if you do not first snare his heart”Recklessly Viola flirted then danced with him around the Maypole And then came his delicate delicious kiss Viola did not regret that she had let down her. Too much stupidity I hated it Viola did too many stupid things which ruined the story for meShe was the illegitimate daughter of an Earl who promised her ownership of an estate view spoiler When he died she moved there but she never went after the paperwork to prove her rights to it When Ferdinand later arrived and claimed it she refused to leave even though he appeared to have legal rights which I felt was wrong of her at that time Later she offered him a wager that if she could seduce him within a week he would have to sign the land to her legally He was stupid enough to accept the wager and then he lost They fell in love with each other he wanted to marry her but she said no because she loved him too much and felt her past would hurt him which again was stupid because he knew about her past and did not care Before she had the land she had become a high paid courtesan to pay off her family's debts The Earl then paid off her pimp to free her when he gave her the land Later the pimp believed the paid in full papers had been lost so he went after her saying she still owed him Instead of getting Ferdinand's help she decided to leave Ferdinand and return to the business of working for the pimp Later she decided to go to Ferdinand's brother and borrow the money to pay off the pimp and she would promise never to see Ferdinand again so she would look like a mercenary to Ferdinand In the end it was Ferdinand who solved the problem with the pimp hide spoiler