Editorial Reviews. Review. Gabrielle Le Coeur’s mother wants to make her into a The Perfect Mistress: A Novel – Kindle edition by Betina Krahn. Romance Kindle eBooks @ The Perfect Mistress is the perfect follow-up to The Last Bachelor. This time the heroine is a courtesan’s daughter who wants the unthinkable: to get married. Read The Perfect Mistress by Betina Krahn by Betina Krahn by Betina Krahn for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.
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I spent most of the last half of the book wanting to shake Pierce. Gabrielle was a good character while she figured out how to be wife, lover, and friend to Pierce all at the same time. Pierce went back to London after having breakfast. James is an openly libertine viscount, who intends to stay single and free mistess the hypocrisy of Victorian society.
They talked while in the carriage and he told her that he was a better man because of her and he missed her. That was what he thought love was.
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After she had Pierce, his father had never slept with her again. Lucy Smith rated it really liked it Mar 20, His mother had threatened to take away his inheritance if she didn’t get what she wanted with no regard for himself. Rosalind kicked him out after telling him that he was more worried about his family reputation than he was of her after them being together for over 20 years. Pierce left her alone and went for a ride. This time the heroine is a courtesan’s daughter who wants the unthinkable: Gabby was frightened that she had lost her friend.
Refresh and try again. They picked up 23 letters and found 4 possible prospects.
She asked him to take her to the newspaper office. I enjoyed the first part more, when Gabrielle and Pierce were trying to fool her mother Rosalind into thinking they were lovers.
He found himself questioned about his finances, his personal tastes and his amorous reputation. Jul 31, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: Rosalind arrived betiina Sussex to make sure that Gabby was okay.
She was then picked up again and forcefully put into another carriage. But this book seems light and superficial, whereas The Last Bachelor, similar in time period and tone, seems rich and complex.
Krahn arranges for Gabrielle to be manipulated into behaving as a Perfect Wife, and as a Perfect Mistress – in both cases against her natural inclinatio The first part of this story was great fun – Gabrielle and Pierce outwitting her mother determined to make her daughter into a Great Courtesan in a series of deliberately chaste meetings which nevertheless serve to inflame both of them. She wanted him too and they kissed. She had written an advertisement in the paper for a husband. She didn’t know that Gladstone would be there.
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The second was a vicar with a bad temper who thought that women were to be ruled and kept under a man’s control. He promises to help her find a suitable husband if she wi For Gabrielle Le Coeur, Victorian society isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially if your mother is a notorious courtesan, and you are the illegitimate daughter of a duke.
He was demanding answers regarding what she had done with William.
He promises to help her find a suitable husband if she will help him gather evidence. The secondary characters particularly the two mothers and Rosalind’s coven of courtesans are entertaining.
Three years later, they had a son they named William. Pierce has merely to react negatively to both assumed personas, so he too ends up as a 2-D character, moved around according to the dictates of the plot.
They stopped by to see the restaurant and ended up having dinner together. He was invited by the next day and they had planned on riding in the park. She recognized his cynicism toward marriage from his view of his parents relationship. This time by Pierce St. Gabby was becoming increasingly aware that finding a husband was going to be difficult.
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Pierce was amused by her cleverness. He brought her a rosebush and they finally got out of her room by going into the garden to plant it. So much for her prospects of a husband.