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His Mistress By Morning (Avon Romantic Treasure) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Boyle
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Oh, how I wish . . .

When a promised inheritance turns out to be a fraud, shy spinster Charlotte Wilmont makes an impetuous wish that despite her lack of charm and fortune, she could capture the heart of the one man whom she's forever adored—Sebastian, Viscount Trent.

Be careful what you wish for . . .

With that utterance, Charlotte awakens shocked to find herself entwined with her beloved Sebastian. But the respectable man she knew is now a most rakish devil and she is . . . well, by some inexplicable magic, London's most infamous mistress.

Even passion comes at a price . . .

Being the scandalous Lottie Townsend affords Charlotte unimaginable freedom—passionate nights with Sebastian, endless days of shopping, and adoring fans. But all too soon, Charlotte finds that being one man's mistress isn't the same as being his wife. Yet if she returns to her old, respectable life, can Charlotte trust there will be enough magic left to recapture Sebastian's heart . . . and reawaken his rakish desires?



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Charlotte Wilmont is hopelessly in love with Sebastian Marlowe, but the handsome nobleman can't even remember her name. Instead, Sebastian seems destined to wed the annoyingly perfect and incredibly wealthy Lavinia Burke. Then one night while wearing a ring she had recently inherited from her great-aunt Ursula, Charlotte falls asleep desperately wishing that she could be the woman Sebastian loves. Much to Charlotte's surprise, when she awakes the next morning, she is in a strange bed with Sebastian, who now seems to be passionately in love with her. Charlotte also discovers that she is no longer shy, spinsterish Charlotte Wilmont but "Lottie Townsend," London's most celebrated courtesan and Sebastian's mistress! RITA Award winner Boyle sprinkles a soupcon of magic into her latest witty and sensual historical Regency, and the result is nothing short of brilliant: a delectable combination of fabulously original characters, laughter-laced writing, and a splendidly sexy love story. John Charles
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About the Author

Elizabeth Boyle has always loved romance and now lives it each and every day by writing adventurous and passionate stories that readers from all around the world have described as "page-turners." Since first being published in 1996, she's seen her books become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers and won the RWA RITA® Award and a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. She resides in Seattle with her husband and two sons, or "heroes in training" as she likes to call them.


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  • File Size: 285 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JMKT0A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good premise falls short - 2 stars September 7, 2006
By avines
Format:Mass Market Paperback
HIS MISTRESS BY MORNING has an intriguing plot...

26 year old spinster charlotte wilmont has been in love with sebastian marlowe, viscount trent, for as long as she can remember. she has just received an inherited ring from her aunt, a ring that has the power to grant one wish of the person wearing it. charlotte doesn't know this at the time, but after seeing sebastian one day her secret longings are voiced aloud. she wishes sebastian was in love with her.

she awakens the next morning to find herself in the arms of sebastian after a night of passion and she's of course very confused because whereas the day before she was an on the shelf spinster, she is now the most celebrated cyprian in london and sebastian is her lover...and very much in love with her. however, sebastian isn't a rich lover and therefore must marry an heiress in order for him to save his family from financial ruin.

i purchased this book because i was curious to see how the author would pull this storyline out and unfortunately, i was disappointed with the results. while i found charlotte to be a tolerable heroine, her preoccupation with all things sebastian left her characterization threadbare. it seemed everything she did was for the sole purpose of obtaining sebastian's adoration, and this despite the fact that the reader learns nothing of why she loves him in the first place. i mean, we're told he's honorable and dependable and boring despite being handsome, which made me wonder what charlotte saw in him other than his looks.

in the 'wish world' where she's the cyprian, sebastian is totally different.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Classic! August 29, 2006
By C. Cox
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I just adore this book! Ms. Boyle has taken the typical romance novel, added a pinch of fantasy, and come up with something very nearly approaching perfect.

Charlotte Wilmont is desperately in Love with straightlaced Sebastian Marlowe, Vicount Trent, but she is a friend of his sister, a shy spinster who fades into the woodwork whenever he comes near. Enter one magical ring, a pseudo fairy godmother and a desparate wish and overnight Charlotte becomes Lottie Townsend, London's most sought after courtesan. And, more importantly, the person Sebastian (now a rake) is madly in love with. It's a very interesting journey to see what the world is like that would turn our Charlotte into a fallen lady. How it affects her friends and the people and world around her. And while she blossoms and grows under Sebastians attentions it soon becomes apparent that her new world is not all it's cracked up to be.

The book is, by turns, funny and sad, sexy and sweet. Lots of passion, but always with great feeling. And watch out for that magical couple Milton and Quince. I think we'll be seeing a lot more of them.

I love the entire book, but I confess I've read the last third of the book about a dozen times now. This one is going on my list as one of the best books I've ever read. Bravo!
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate to be in the minority November 17, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
But I found this book to be an unpleasant read. There is just so much "what if's" that I can handle: I can handle the "magic ring" idea; I can handle the two undefined magical entities that have powers to grant wishes. But the device that I found uncomfortable was the transforming of the main character into a different person. (Not pretending to be a different person--actually becoming a different person--different name, different social class, different morals, different family relationships and personal history). Part of the disconfort was that this person was so different from the real & basic personality that matched the character and it had the effect of being caught in a nightmare. The character wasn't comfortable in her new skin and neither was I.

Another part was the arbitrary way in which the author caused selected parts of the new peripheral reality to change to suit her purposes. Some of the people and circumstances of the "before" world changed in confusing and differing proportions and directions. Even fantasy has to have consistency.

Then there is the change back to her original persona. She is no longer exactly as she was before the experience (which makes sense), but now she is almost the person she temporarily became and didn't like being, but back as herself, which makes no sense at all. The books ending hints that other "magic ring" stories will follow. Frankly, I plan to skip this whole series!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Regency with a Paranormal Twist October 16, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
As a fan of every Elizabeth Boyle historical romance ever written, His Mistress By Morning was as usual, an enjoyable read, but with a surprising paranormal twist, which made the story even more interesting. Charlotte has a long time romantic crush on Lord Sebastian, Viscount Trent. As she visits her friend Lady Hermione, Sebastian's sister, she finds herself wishing she could be like the ladies who turn Sebastian's head. She wakes up finding herself in Sebastian's bed, but as his mistress, not his wife - which is her true wish. She soon realizes that it is the magic powers of the recent ring willed to her by her aunt that has the power to have provided her with this wish. The story is sensual with a bit of magic, making this story even more interesting and hard to put down. At the end, when Charlotte and Sebastian are back in the present world, Charlotte discovers she has the real power from her past experience with the magic of the ring to truly make Sebastian hers, and in the way she really dreams, as his wife. This story is fun, sensual and magical and definitely in the same caliber as the rest of Ms. Boyle's historical romances. I look forward to the remaining books about the Marlowe Family Tree.
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Published 19 days ago by Patricia Valdez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book.
If you are looking for a great read, you NEED THIS BOOK! Fantasy, romance, intrigue what more do you want? Lol
Published 1 month ago by Cointa Anaya
3.0 out of 5 stars Different, but fun
This was not what I expected at all. Based on the other Elizabeth Boyle book I read, I thought this would be your standard historical romance. It’s not. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mandy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Keeper!
Loved this unusual but delightful story! I read it again right after the first time, it's definitely a keeper !
Published 8 months ago by RT
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Concept
I loved the concept of this book. I generally don't care for paranormal stories, but this one had just enough magic in it to make things interesting without overpowering the... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Ginny Lakes
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the few books I can Re-read Over and Over!!!
This book is so much fun! I fell in Love with Lottie and the premise of the ring was right on for me! The romance is amazing!!! Once into the first chapter I was going "What?? Read more
Published on May 28, 2012 by Howdyholly
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Historical Romance
I really enjoyed this book; at first the story was a little slow for me and then things started happening quickly with humor and engaging characters. Read more
Published on April 9, 2012 by carolyn
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Received
I was excited to purchase this book on Amazon but its been a month and I have yet to receive anything in the mail. Read more
Published on August 9, 2011 by curlgirl008
5.0 out of 5 stars a charming and sexy fairy tale
Oh, I liked this book very much. Yes, reality had to be suspended. The characters were so engaging and full of passionate. The descriptions of time and place were very rich. Read more
Published on May 1, 2010 by Paula M. Decimma
5.0 out of 5 stars Her usual wit, charm and humor......but so much more!
For true Elizabeth Boyle fans this is a must read. This is the culmination of her literary skills as she brings together her usual wit charm and humor......but so much more! Read more
Published on March 15, 2010 by Mekesha Copeland
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Elizabeth Boyle's passions include her husband and two sons (or as she calls them, "her heroes in training"). In between the kids's activities, camping and gardening and trying to keep up on her ever-growing knitting pattern collection, she continues to write new and exciting romances.

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Marybeth, I am very sorry you didn't like this book. The reviewers for Booklist and Romantic Times who had early copies (which apparently you did to!) actually loved it and thought it contained all the usual trademarks of my books--great humor and a fast paced story. I wrote this story because... Read More
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