"The Mistress' House" Review

"The Mistress' House"
 by Leigh Michaels

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release Date: Feb 1, 2011

Source: ARC sent by publisher

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:

First in a smart, sexy, Regency romance series intertwining three love stories from an award winning, bestselling author.
A rakish Earl buys a love nest and winds up falling madly in love with and marrying the lady he installs there. Because of its proximity to the Earl, and his rakish reputation, the next two ladies who move into the house after that can't avoid a scandal, but each one is on her way to true love...


My Review:

At first, I didn't realize that this book was actually three interconnected short stories instead of one long story. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the author wove the stories together.

I loved the first story about Thorne and Anne. Their affair was fun and tender at the same time. The scenes where they were keeping their affair a secret were really cute to read about. I loved Thorne's lazy confidence and how he really cared about Anne's feelings. I loved Thorne so much in the first story that sometimes I didn't like the way his character and their romance played out in the later two stories.

The second story, about Richard and Felicity was definitely a cute tale. I really liked that Felicity had been in love with Richard's brother. It created jealousy as well a complex feelings toward each other.

The last story, Julian and Georgette's romance, fell a little short for me. I appreciated the unexpected twist, but I just didn't think they had as much spark as the other couples.

Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line:
This is a great collection of romances to read when you're in the mood for some fun regency era short stories!


  1. I'll be reviewing this one soon. I don't normally read romance, but the synopsis sounded really good. The cover not so much...

    I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. Sounds like an interesting concept for a story! I think I'm going to give it a try.

    Thanks for the awesome review :D

  3. I'm not really into short stories intertwined into one, but it sounds good. Great review! :)

  4. Same with me :) I liked the two first but the last one lacked something.

  5. Sounds lovely and I like that there are three short stories. ;)

  6. I like the sound of this one and the cover is steamy!! I have a award for you Here


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