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Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: No Mistress Of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke

Title: No Mistress Of Mine
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Series: An American Heiress in London #4
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 30th, 2016
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

No Mistress of Mine is book four in the An American Heiress in London series. This book is a second chances trope and I haven't read one of those in quite awhile so I was glad to get the chance to. This is actually my first Laura Lee Guhrke book and I enjoyed seeing that I could read these out of order since I'm a rebel and started on book four.

We start off with our leading lady, Lola Valentine. She's a showgirl that is an aspiring actress that is heading back to London because a friend of hers passed away and left her his share in a business there. The only catch is that the other co-owner of the business is none other than her old lover. They didn't exactly end on the best terms so I knew it would be a very rocky encounter. I normally enjoy the ones where one character is dead set against the other, but this one made me not like the hero's character at all in the beginning. I had issues with both characters to be quite honest. Our hero, Lord Denys Somerton was not ready for Lola to re-enter his life and is quite nasty with her on more than on occasion. I only started to like him and Lola quite a bit later in the book. Does that mean this book is horrible? Heck no! It just wasn't quite the perfect fit for me character-wise. The end half more than made up for the beginning in my opinion but I just wanted to love it earlier than that. I'd recommend this book if you're a fan of second chances trope in historical romance.

20 comments:

  1. Ah it's too bad that it wasn't a bit more for you for this one

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  2. Too bad this wasn't the best book ever for you but I do love second chance trope books!

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    1. You might fall in love with this one then!

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  3. There's something about history that whenever I read a book with the word "history" in it, I instantly feel bored even if I haven't started reading it. But I tried to challenged myself that's why I decided to read one which was the "Shadows of the Past" and fortunately for me, it turned out great. But too bad this book didn't work great for you :(

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    1. Yay for Shadows of the Past working for you :)

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  4. Hmm about the nasty thing, but sure maybe

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    1. He was quite nasty to her at the start :(

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  5. Well, I'm an ending girl and as long as he does the appropriate groveling, I'm good. LOL I also do love second chance romances so I may really enjoy this one.

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    1. You probably would wind up loving this one then :)

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  6. Ugh I hate when a hero is a real piece of work to the heroine!

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    1. I have to agree, he does make up for it later on but dang it was hard to like him from the start lol!

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  7. At least it redeemed itself. I think we've all met characters we didn't necessarily like but love their love story nonetheless. It happens and it's a curious pair-up, an actress with an aristo? Whoa!

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    1. *nods* I hate when it happens but was glad it made up for it later!

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  8. Interesting what will turn off a reader to a character. What was it, do you think? Was he just too mean? Nasty? Crazy?

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    1. Too off putting initially for my taste!

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  9. I've only tried one of hers so far and had SERIOUS heroine troubles. I think I liked the hero well enough. It's been a while. lol Bummer they weren't quite for you with this one.

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    1. *nods* I'll have to try another of her books in the future to see how I like it.

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  10. Some day I need to try a historical romance. Just to see what I'm missing. :)

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    1. Oh yes, you need to! Maybe grab one or two from the library? Tessa Dare is my favorite, she got me hooked on this genre again :P

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