The man of her dreams . . . belongs to another woman.
ONLY A MISTRESS WILL DO
by Jenna Jaxon
Pub date: 4/4/2017
Genre: Historical Romance
Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another...
Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves...
~ Review ~
ONLY A MISTRESS WILL DO is the 3rd book in the House of Pleasure series. I haven't read the previous books and I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone. It's also my first Jenna Jaxon novel.
I'm finding it very hard to write a review for this book. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It kind of left me flat. The characters were likable enough and the story was ok. The romance was ok. You definitely didn't know what form of drama was going to hit them next. It kinda has a Regency feel even though it's set in 1761.
It really pains me to write a review like this because I know authors put blood, sweat and tears into their writing. Not to mention the hours of writing and editing. I will definitely try another book by this author because I'm all for 2nd chances.
I received this book for review on Celtic Dragon Book Reviews. All opinions are my own.
Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise—so expect her to incorporate these elements into her work! She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets where she is currently working on the next House of Pleasure book, Only A Mistress Will Do, as well as a Regency series. When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director. She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage when she writes. Jenna equates her writing to an addiction to chocolate—once she starts she just can’t stop!