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In A Gentleman's Honour, the second of the Bastion Club series, Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington comes to the aid of beautiful Mrs. Alicia Carrington. Unbeknownst to former spy, Tony, the widowed Mrs. Carrington and object of his desire is really Miss Alicia Pevensey, a young woman determined to find a husband for her sister. Miss Pevensey, attempting to keep her family's financial straits hidden from the ton tries to keep the viscount at a distance, but when she becomes the lead suspect in an act of treason, she finds herself becoming more and more involved with this dashing gentleman. Includes characters, Tristan and Leonora from the first Bastion Club novel and also Jack and Kit from Laurens' novel, Captain Jack's Woman.
The review of this Book prepared by Katherine Randall





Avon, Oct 2003, 7.99, 464 pp.
ISBN: 0060002077

In 1816 Alicia Carrington pretends to be a widow escorting her younger sister Adriana Pevency during her first season. Alicia and Adriana know that the younger sibling needs a good match so that their three younger brothers can go to school. Anything less that a marriage to a kind wealthy man means disaster for the five Pevency orphans.

Lord Ruskin has offered marriage to Alicia who rejects him. However, he knows she is a fake having flaunted the Ton with her widow fabrication. He uses blackmail to force her into his bed, but someone kills him before he succeeds. Lord Anthony Blake of the Bastion Club, men dedicated to finding their own wives without the aristocracy interfering, notices Alicia with the dead Rusken. He helps her flee the scene, but wonders if she is involved as he was investigating the deceased in an effort to uncover those traitors who abetted Napoleon during the war. As he stays close to Alicia, he wonders if his heart is hiding the truth about her because she hides something from him.

The second Bastion Club tale is a typical Regency romance though the chase for the traitors occurs after the war is over. The story line entertains the audience, as Anthony knows his beloved has a deep secret she fears will be revealed, but he has a problem seeing her betraying her country. Though adhering to the conventional sub-genre tale and her own Cynster novels, Stephanie Lauren's latest novel will provide pleasure to her myriad of readers.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   spies Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly)    -   an imposter If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   spy    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   homemaker Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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