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by Mary Balogh

eBook More than a Mistress (The Mistress Trilogy) download ISBN: 0440226015
Author: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (June 5, 2001)
Language: English
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Romance
Subcategory: Historical

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More Than a Mistress book. We get a proud, and at times very sarcastic and cruel, hero, a genuine ideal young beautiful lady heroine and a amusing heartwarming romantic drama. Also tastefully and comfortably enough with the right amount of heat and steam and I must say that I liked that.

MORE THAN A MISTRESS is the first book in the "Mistress" trilogy, though the third book is actually a prequel. Mary Balogh has had a few books I didn't like, but this wasn't one of them.

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This is the first book by Mary Balogh I read, and I am not disappointed at all. Historical Romances book for me are Lisa Kleypas, Amanda Quick, Julia Quinn

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She could have won the wager within the hour. Indeed, he had already conceded defeat. She had just not been able to do it. She did not understand why. Indeed, he had already conceded defeat re night of work. She had not been able to do it. She pushed herself away from the door and moved toward her dressing room, peeling off her gold silk gown as she went. She reached for her nightgown, but her hand stilled before she touched it. She could not bear to lie down here, to try to sleep, knowing that in time he would come up to his own room, not far from hers

2 Huxtable Family Quintet. Mary Balogh won the Romantic Times Award for best new Regency writer in that year. She is the author of more than 60 published novels and over 30 novellas, and has met with critical success.

2 Huxtable Family Quintet. 3 Survivors' Club Septet. She has received numerous awards, including a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Regency Short Stories in 1993 and has appeared on the New York Times best-seller list.

More than a mistress/no man’s mistress. The Mistress Trilogy. The famous heroine/the plumed bonnet. The Dark Angel Series. The temporary wife/a promise of spring. The Web Trilogy Plus Spinoff. IT Happened one Season. The Huxtable Quintet. Dark Angel, Lord Carew’s Bride.

In this captivating novel, Mary Balogh, the premier writer of Regency romance, invites you into a world of scandal and seduction, of glittering high society and intrigue, as an arrogant duke does the unthinkable—he falls in love with his mistress. She races onto the green, desperate to stop a duel. In the melée, Jocelyn Dudley, Duke of Tresham, is shot. To his astonishment, Tresham finds himself hiring the servant as his nurse. Jane Ingleby is far too bold for her own good. Her blue eyes are the sort a man could drown in—were it not for her impudence. She questions his every move, breaches his secrets, touches his soul. When he offers to set her up in his London town house, love is the last thing on his mind.Jane tries to pretend it’s strictly business, an arrangement she’s been forced to accept in order to conceal a dangerous secret. Surely there is nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she gets past his devilish façade and sees the noble heart within, she knows the greatest jeopardy of all, a passion that drives her to risk everything on one perfect month with the improper gentleman who thinks that love is for fools.

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It's been a while since I've read a book by Mary Balogh, and what a charming, well written, and beautiful love story this was! MORE THAN A MISTRESS is the first book in the "Mistress" trilogy, though the third book is actually a prequel. However, it was written a decade after the original two so I'd still suggest reading them in order of publication: More Than a Mistress (2000)... No Man's Mistress (2001)... The Secret Mistress (2011)...

I've read around forty of Ms. Balogh's stories, some of those being her short novellas. A few I just didn't like such as "Dancing with Clara" and "Unforgiven." Most were either okay or good which I'd rate 3-4 stars. And then there are the dozen or so such as this one, "Heartless" and "Slightly Dangerous" that just blew me away and are the reasons I keep buying her books.

This story caught my attention from the very first paragraph and never once let go. I loved the storyline, the storytelling, and the characters. Jane and Jocelyn were both so wonderfully developed and endearing. Their love was too precious and absolutely beautiful to watch unfold. Even all the secondary characters were a delight to get to know. This book literally had me with tears of joy in my eyes at the end of it. I just thought it was so incredibly romantic and touching! I'm very grateful to have read it and would definitely recommend it to all historical romance lovers. It is truly an unforgettable tale and one of the rare books that I will happily re-read =)

PLEASE NOTE: There is a also a short story (of sorts) titled "Now a Bride" that contains never-before-published scenes from "More than a Mistress" and "No Man's Mistress" plus an epilogue for the series.
In the middle of a duel the Duke of Tresham is distracted by a woman yelling at the participants to stop. In his distraction the Duke ends up being shot in the leg. He blames the woman and summons her to him so he can make sure she knows it. He's surprised when she doesn't give ground and admit she was wrong. Believing it is her fault he ends up detaining her to help him which ends up making her late for work. When Jane tries to explain the circumstances to her boss the woman says she won't believe her unless she has a signed note from the Duke. Jane refuses to let the Duke off the hook for making her lose her job and goes to his house to acquire the note.

The Duke is amazed by her gall and ends up hiring her as his nurse to entertain him after the doctor says he must stay abed for three weeks. Jane agrees because what choice does she have? She doesn't want to starve. They both agree it will be temporary until he's back on his feet. While she plays the nurse the Duke amuses himself by picking at her. He likes that she never backs down. When he demands she show him respect and address him as "your grace" she demands the courtesy right back and will only let him call her Miss Ingleby. Every time he pushes her on something she stands her ground and pushes him right back.

Slowly the two realize their attraction to each other and try to fight the feelings. They both know it can't go anywhere. The Duke, Jocelyn, refuses to seduce a servant under his protection and Jane has secrets that she is reluctant to admit. When Jane tells Jocelyn that it is time for her to go he ends up offering her the position of his mistress. Jane realizes she'll be in a better position to hide her secrets if she accepts, and truthfully she doesn't want to leave him. What follows is a beautiful tale of friendship and love. Even though the road is rocky until the end they both couldn't be happier when they are finally together.

I loved the fact that friendship between Jocelyn and Jane was so important to this story. It was nice to see that they didn't just love each other. They actually liked the person inside too. Often I'll read stories where the hero and heroine love each other but it seems like they can't help it. They never seem to really like each other and want to be friends. It was very refreshing. I also really liked Jocelyn's habit of saying the total opposite of how he felt when he was vulnerable. When he turned haughty and tried to put distance between them she knew exactly what he was doing and why he was doing it. It was fun to see him scramble to regain his Duke persona when he felt his feelings overtaking him.

The contract was an interesting piece of the story. It was also a very smart move on Jane's part. I liked that she tried to hide their emerging relationship behind the contract. It was nice to see Jocelyn be the one uncertain of Jane's feelings. Did she really want him or was it only because she knew he wanted her? Why was she so ashamed of him? Watching him try to work through insecurities like that without revealing how much it meant to him was sweet.

I really liked the very last chapter. Watching how the status of their relationship was revealed made me smile. One thing I didn't like was the end of the chapter just before that. I was really confused. When Jane admits something really important to Jocelyn and he's says that it changes everything the chapter just ends. What happened there? Did he pressure her? It's very frustrating. If anyone cares to explain it feel free to leave a comment.

Other than that slight confusion I loved the book.
This is another unbelievable book of Mary Balogh.
Starts slow, and then wow, took my breath away.
I don't want to give too much away, but the angst here is off the charts.
Some parts of the book show how degrading men are too women.
Jane Ingleby has caused the Duke of Tresham no little vexation -- distracting him during a duel in Hyde Park, daring to challenge his commands, and enticing him with that golden hair and bewitching mouth .... you get the picture. This is a standard plot but well-written enough to be entertaining and a fun read. Circumstances result in silly behavior from an otherwise intelligent heroine and we come to appreciate that the Duke's legendary reputation as a rake does not fully encompass the man. The characters have strengths as well as flaws, and the book is very good until about the last 30 pages. The main impediment to the two protagonists' recognizing and formalizing their love for each other is Jane's flight from accusations of attempted murder and theft, yet after this issue is resolved the two characters continue through a series of trivial obstacles for another couple of dozen pages. It was too anticlimactic. There are two scenes of physical passion; one is rather explicit but not graphic. I enjoyed this book and would read others by the same author.
I loved the way these two main characters battled throughout the book until the final page. Of course, we knew they were meant for each other. We just didn't know how exactly they would be brought together. Jane is strong and confident, everything Jocelyn, Duke of Tresham needs. He is used to having his way and making others feel inferior. In Jane, he has finally met his match. Watch the sparks fly!
great series, full of dashing men, quick witted ladies and verbal sparring between the sexes. Everything i look for in a regency romance novel.
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Loved both main characters. Jane was so believable and Tresham was a force to be reckoned with and both characters carried the storyline with wit and charm.