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A Gentleman's Honor (Bastion Club) [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Laurens
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Season has yet to begin, and the second member of the Bastion Club, tall, handsome Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is already a target for every matchmaking mama in London. None of their flighty daughters can fix his interest, but a certain lady does...

Alicia is living a deception. Desperation has caused the determined but penniless lady to boldly launch her ravishing younger sister into the ton and have her make a spectacular match. By masquerading as the widowed "Mrs. Carrington" Alicia can act as the perfect chaperone…but fashionable ladies are not accused of murder...

When Tony Blake discovers Alicia standing over a dead body in his godmother’s garden, every instinct tells him she is innocent. His connections allow him to take control of the investigation, his social prominence provides her public support, but it is more than honor that compels him to protect her and to do everything in his seductive power to make her his.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In this steamy Regency, the second in Laurens's new Bastion Club series (following The Lady Chosen), Lord Anthony Blake, a former spy for England, finds himself at loose ends after the fall of Napoleon. Genteel widow Alicia Carrington, who's in London to chaperone her younger sister, puts an end to Anthony's ennui when she stumbles upon a dead body at a soiree and he stumbles upon her at the same time. A mysterious villain seems determined to frame Alicia for the murder, but the real danger lies in the secret she's hiding from everyone-including Anthony, who quickly insinuates himself into her life. As in all of Laurens's romances, the love scenes are passionate, and chemistry hums between the pair. Alicia is a classic Laurens heroine: plucky and determined. Anthony is high-handed at times but not offensively so. Although the romantic tension relies heavily on a few unspoken words, it's entertaining to watch the baffled couple finally admit to their feelings. Unfortunately, the mystery subplot is less compelling, depending as it does on following a paper trail that offers up little drama. Still, Laurens's fans should be more than satisfied with this heady tale.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1003 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060002077
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC11Y2
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING SENSUALITY August 7, 2004
By B. Roby
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have read all Stephanie Laurens' books. Some have been hits, some have been misses. This one is a hit!

Book One of this new Bastion Club series was a good story and a good heroine. Book Two combines a great heroine and a sensuality that begins in chapter one and doesn't miss a beat throughout the entire novel.

The series revolves around seven English spies, now off-duty, who bond over finding their own wives instead a letting society matrons manipulate their choices. Naturally, each book will be about one of the men, his wife search, and a mystery he solves using his spy skills. It works for me!

The only three drawbacks of this novel are characteristic Laurens' style: the "mirror sex," the heroine's "teach me" excuse to have sex, and a mystery that takes a little too long to resolve. With that said, however, the mirror sex in this novel does not seem contrived as in some Laurens' novels, and the heroine's confidence and ability to defend herself against the villian is inspiring. I liked Alicia's spunk, resourcefulness, determination, self-preservation, leadership, and tenderness -- a great character!

This book even brings back Jack and Kit from "Captain Jack's Woman" -- a book that causes second-degree hand burns while reading it! Laurens gives "A Gentleman's Honor" the same sizzle treatment...minus "Jack's" table sex!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie Laurens Is Back October 6, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"A Gentleman's Honor" is the 2nd Book in the Bastion Series. Though I enjoyed the 1st book in the series, A LADY CHOOSEN there was alot of background needed to get the reader up to speed. I feel with the second book, this book, that SL was able to focus on the story line and the hero and heroine more.
As always Alicia is a strong and independent SL Heroine and is not likely to let our hero Tony come in and just save the day, not with out her knowing what is going on. We get to know more of the members of the Bastion club, sort of wetting our appitites for the books to come.
SL also brings back characters from her Cynster series, nice to see characters we love before they are married, as well as the hero and heroine from her book "Captain Jacks Woman" Though its nice if you have read CJW it is not nessesary to enjoy "A Gentleman Honor." If you like SL you will more then like enjoy this book too.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling hot sex scenes. Lukewarm plot. October 12, 2003
By Thea
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Stephanie Laurens keeps concentrating more on the sex scenes than in the actual plot of her novels. I don't have anything against the sex scenes, actually, I think she writes some of the best ones in the genre, but they would be much better if they complemented a strong plot, instead of just being the plot.
The intrigue was entertaining enough, nothing too deep, but I wasn't expecting that, after all this is a romance novel, not a mistery one, but the problem is that there is not any other plot in the novel. There is no conflict between the main characters, no emotional tension, no heart wrenching separation, no fear of loss, not even a small misunderstanding that would cause a rift between them. The only problem to work out was catching the killer of Ruskin. Other than that, there was only the sex scenes to keep the book going.
I'm not saying that the book was bad. Stephanie Laurens is a great writer, and the book is amusing, but I know it could be better, I know this author could give much more. Her heroes are delightful, without exception, I just know that if she spent more time in the relationship between the hero and heroine, she could create a great novel.
One thing I did like about this book, is the presence of characters we know from her other novels. I hope the Cynsters continue to appear throughout this series, and maybe even have a bigger role, like Jack Hendon had in this book. I'm thinking he is from the book "Captain Jack's Woman". I haven't read it yet, since other experiences I have had with Laurens' pre-Cynsters books are not good, but now I think I might go and read it.
And there is Dalziel. This character gets more interesting by the minute. He really reminds me of the Marquess of Rothgar, from Jo Beverley's Malloren series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second Bastion Book is Steamy Romantic Suspense October 7, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Tony meets Alicia over a corpse, not the most auspicious beginning, but definitely a grabber for the reader.
Alicia is a poor but ingenious 24-year-old spinster, masquerading as a widow for propriety's sake. The family keeps up a pretense of genteel wealth while living on borrowed money for one London Season in order to launch Alicia's lovely younger sister. In addition to the two young women, there are three engaging younger brothers.
Tony, who has newly inherited the title of Viscount, is recently returned from Europe where he spied behind enemy lines, not the most well-accepted form of service for a gentleman at the time. He's a typical SL alpha male, and I don't mean that in a bad way!
Tony quickly decides Alicia is The One, and goes about to fix her affections. He plans to propose after he's cleared up the murder. Alicia is disinclined to resist Tony's seductions even though she's mistakenly sure Tony's intentions aren't honorable. While Tony hunts the murderer and seduces Alicia, Alicia's sister falls in love with a suitable young man, and the reader is treated to all these stories intertwining in a very satisfactory way.
The Bastion books are set just before the Cynster books. None of the Cynster men is yet married, which gives Tony a chance to glare territorially at Demon Cynster. (Devil got elbowed out of the way in the first Bastion book.) Old favorites like the Dowager Duchess of St. Ives and crotchety Lady Osbaldestone help drive the plot along when the story shifts to the ton. Tony made his bow in Captain Jack's Woman, and Jack returns the favor by making an important appearance here.
Altogether, a delicious foray into post-Waterloo era romantic suspense. Oh, and it's pretty dang sexy, too!
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I loved all of the Bastion Club books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars read the whole series worth the price
Love this author and the series
Published 4 months ago by audreygow
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie Laurens is the Best!
A great book filled with mystery, romance & comradery!
Published 5 months ago by Paula Pleasant
3.0 out of 5 stars possessive guys and a lot of girls who like to think they're...
A Gentleman's Honor is the second book in Laurens' "Bastion Club" series, about a group of noblemen during the Regency period who are prime targets on the ton marriage mart... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Chelsea Heidt
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Published 6 months ago by pandaman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Addition to Bastion Club Series
A GENTLEMAN'S HONOR is the second book in the Bastion Club Series. The Bastion Club is the refugee of a group of men who have returned from war where they operated at spies. Read more
Published 7 months ago by S. Melo
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Romance
I enjoyed the Bastion Club series so much I purchased the books to read again. Stephanie Laurens weaves a creative story line as she introduces Alicia and her 4 younger siblings. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A Music Lover
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A Gentleman's Honor (Bastion Club) is one of my favorite books by Stephanie Laurens. Her books are great stories with plenty of sweet romance and sex. Read more
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More About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing romances as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her first novel was accepted for publication, and with entirely becoming alacrity, she gave up writing about facts in favor of writing fiction.

Laurens's novels are set in the time period of the British Regency, and her settings range from Scotland to India. Laurens has published fifty-three works of historical romance, including 31 New York Times bestsellers. All her works are continuously available in print and digital formats in English worldwide, and have been translated into many other languages. An international bestseller, among other accolades Laurens has received the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA Award for Best Romance Novella 2008, for The Fall of Rogue Gerrard.

Her continuing novels featuring the Cynster family are widely regarded as classics of the genre. Other series include the Bastion Club Novels and the Black Cobra Quartet. For information on upcoming releases and updates on novels yet to come, visit Stephanie's website.

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