THE PERFECT MISTRESS
Zebra Books, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Rating: 3 Cups
Lady Julia Winterset knows that something must be done to turn her finances around or she will be destitute. When she gets her great-grandmother’s erotic memoirs, she realizes the best way to keep herself afloat is to get them published.
Harrison Landingham, the Earl of Mountdale abhors scandal, especially when it is attached to his family. Hearing that some woman is going to publish a book containing torrid information about his father, he vows to get the book and destroy it no matter how he has to do it.
Julia is stunned when some straight-as-an-arrow man barges into her home and explains that he is going to destroy the memory of her precious relative. After hearing his plea, she explains that she will not allow him or anyone else to destroy the pages. What begins as a fight between two strangers becomes much more as Julia and Harrison become friends and then more. But when she finds out how far he is willing to go to get his hands on those pages, will she allow him to stay in her life?
The Perfect Mistress is a good read. I like how Ms. Alexander uses many different confrontations and hurdles throughout the novel, giving the novel a fuller plot. Harrison is a man who begins as this stodgy person but the story shows how his character is strengthened as he begins to loosen up. Julia is a woman desperate to survive and is described in such a way that you can practically see how overwhelmed her life feels. You too will enjoy this historical romance.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More