THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR
London begins the Cabot Sisters quartet with a lively tale that overflows with detail and sets up the rest of the series. Readers will enjoy Honor’s antics and her roguish hero’s attempts to tame her indomitable spirit. It’s always fun to watch an arrogant man fall head over heels. The many plot points, numerous situations and the manner in which the characters alter their personalities may slow the reader, but this series starter brims with delightful humor and charm.
As the stepdaughters of the Earl of Beckington, Honor Cabot and her sisters lead a privileged life, but with her stepfather’s imminent death and her brother’s upcoming marriage, they are to be thrust out of their home. Honor takes matters into her own hands and enlists the help of George Easton, illegitimate son of a nobleman and true wastrel. After a daring wager and a turn of the card, George is sworn to seduce her stepbrother’s social-climbing fiancée. The plan seems foolproof until George kisses Honor. Now, all she has to do is save her family, keep her mother’s secret safe, find her missing sister and convince George she loves him. (HQN, Mar., 380 pp., $7.99)