The Trouble With Honor (The Cabot Sisters #1)
by Julia London
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.
An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.
* Mild Spoilers
The Trouble with Honor was too much trouble for me to read; although I love historic romances this one left me with lots of doubts and I had a lot of eye-roll moments.
Honor Cabot is a debutant who thinks that the world turns at her will! Her problems are the most serious a young woman can probably face and the way she manages to solve them only establishes how immature and selfish she is.
Honor and her four sisters live with their mother’s second husband and his son and Honor is really troubled how they are going to continue their luxurious life after her step father will pass since her half-brother is already engaged to a young woman Honor hates only because she is more prudent and collected than her.
So she decides to end her brother’s engagement by making his fiancée fall in love with another man the bastard son of a duke is her number one choice.
Mr. Easton could save the day but I just could understand how a man can be manipulated in a scheme like that by a girl. Taking advantage of that girl and molesting her in every corner made me angrier than anything!!!!!
And another thing I could understand this alleged ton has eyes everywhere, reputations are ruined by a wrong look, but Honor Cabot could walk right in a man’s club and no word is ever spoken, she frequently visits Easton at his home, nobody ever sees them, is practically having sex in the balcony of her own house which is foul of people no one takes notice……Please!
Overall I was very disappointed in this book, the plot was foolish and the characters were uninteresting with minimum emotional development.
*Arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.