Title: The Mistress House
Author: Leigh Michaels
Release: February 2011
# of Pages: 320
Genre: Historical Romance
What goes on behind the doors of the notorious “Mistress House”? Everyone in England’s Regency ton wants to know, even if they are certain they would never approve of the actions once they knew them. With plenty of gossip but little to tell them the truth, three women decide that the only way to truly know if this is the place to give them the tools to achieve their hearts desire is to enter it. And so they do, and we go with them. Thus begins the tale of three women, each of them saucy and compelling. They are also bound and determined to find a way into the hearts, and britches of their true loves. The men and the Regency ton they live in, will never know what hit them, when these women begin to make their plans for wily seduction of a different sort.
Filled with great humor and lots of hot passionate romance, Mistress House is a fun romp of a read that will fulfill all those needs for a little escape from your everyday life. Boss got your goat? Kids yelling all day long? This is the book to escape into with a nice glass of wine and maybe a box of chocolates if it’s been a really bad day. There is nothing like a well written period romance to give you a break from the all too familiar world we live in and run away to a world that maybe never existed, but we sure wish it did!
If you love period romances, particularly those that take place during the Regency period, you are probably familiar with Leigh Michaels. She has written tons of these novels and always seems to be able to make them great reads, with the usual spunky and smart heroines and the dark dandy loners that these women are working hard to ensnare. The women are all smarter than they seem and the men are all kinder than anyone thinks them. But that is why we love them.
This book is a bit different as she takes the idea of mistresses and takes it a step further with three stories that will in the end entwine into one ending. The three main characters are all women who have decided that the best way to get their man is to become his mistress. To learn the art of this, they all end up at a place called “The Mistress House” and there the romance and intrigue begins. Because each tale stands on its own, you can read it a little at a time, taking in each individual story. But in the end, all three stand together as a great interwoven tale of fun and frolics as only Leigh Michaels could tell. With Mistress House she takes every convention for a romance story and brings it up a notch for a very fun and tasty hot read.