More Than a Mistress/No Man's Mistress

More Than a Mistress/No Man's Mistress By Mary Balogh, More Than a Mistress No Man s Mistress More Than a MistressHe is the greatest matrimonial prize in all of Christendom the scandalous Duke of Tresham When a young servant Jane Ingleby interferes with his duel causing him to get shot th
  • Title: More Than a Mistress/No Man's Mistress
  • Author: Mary Balogh
  • ISBN: 9780385339797
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • More Than a Mistress/No Man's Mistress By Mary Balogh, More Than a MistressHe is the greatest matrimonial prize in all of Christendom, the scandalous Duke of Tresham When a young servant, Jane Ingleby, interferes with his duel, causing him to get shot, the duke enlists her as his nurse But Jane, far too bold and far too beautiful for her own good, questions the duke s every move, scolds his bad manners, and touches his soul.More Than a MistressHe is the greatest matrimonial prize in all of Christendom, the scandalous Duke of Tresham When a young servant, Jane Ingleby, interferes with his duel, causing him to get shot, the duke enlists her as his nurse But Jane, far too bold and far too beautiful for her own good, questions the duke s every move, scolds his bad manners, and touches his soul When he offers to set her up in his London town house, love is the last thing on his mind And hers Their arrangement is strictly business until suddenly everything changes No Man s MistressFerdinand Dudley is accustomed to getting what he wants that is, until he appears at the door of Pinewood Manor, attempting to claim his rightful estate, and is met by the bewitching fury of Lady Viola Thornhill She refuses to cede him the home she calls her own He refuses to leave So the contest begins between these two foes to force one to acknowledge the others claim Nor will they acknowledge the passion brewing between them But Viola knows it is a game she cannot afford to lose Marriage is out of the question and she will be no man s mistress
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    1. Mary Balogh

      Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two year teaching contract in 1967 She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian When she s not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby Her first book, a Regency love story, was published in 1985 as A Masked Deception under her married name In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full time She has written than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including the New York Times bestselling Slightly sextet and Simply quartet She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group, and her novel Simply Magic was a finalist in the Quill Awards She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

    450 thoughts on “More Than a Mistress/No Man's Mistress”




    1. Too bad these books came in a package, and there can only be one rating for both I really enjoyed the first one, and I would give it 5 The second one can barely make it to a 2 though.More than a Mistress Jocelyn and Jane are both stubborn, standoffish, quick tempered, but in fact so perfect for each other that they seem indeed destined to have a happily ever after quarrels included They do take a good while to let their guards down and allow their caring and sensitive sides show Their verbal exc [...]


    2. Boy, I love a good Balogh, going all the way back to Secret Pearl, ground breaking and completely believable More than a Mistress reminds me of that glorious story, but like a shadow reminds one of that which casts it The heroine escaping to London believing she has committed murder is an unfortunate premise because it is unbelievable in a Regency setting Clever duel scene followed by clever mistaken identity scene rescues the beginning somewhat With a good dose of Balogh building sensuality, th [...]


    3. In MTAM, plain Jane interrupts a duel, resulting in the Duke of Tresham getting shot in the leg He hires her to be his nurse.An arrogant, intensely private man, Jane is the only person who stands up to him and needles him.Soon she finds herself falling in love he does have a few redeeming qualities, such as a sense of honor.When her stint as nurse is over, and Jane has no where to go the duke offers her choice to be his mistress or to pursue a singing career.She decides to become his mistress, a [...]


    4. More Than A Mistress 5 stars I love this one Reading it reminds me of why I loved historical romances so much I had kind of forgot since I ve been sucked into the realm of the paranormal romance for the past few months I realized that historical romances are just somantic for the lack of a better word I absolutely adore all the characters and would totally read every single one of their happily ever after if they re available I was grinning like a madman at the end of the this one Now I hope tha [...]


    5. Turnabout is fair play in an unusual twist, a retire courtesan deflowers an English aristocrat A little on the farce side with Lord Dudley and Viola Thornhill forced to live in the same manor that both believe they own It turns serious when we find out that Thornhill was previously an infamous prostitute fabled for spending only one night with each wealthy client Viola was forced into the life to protect her family and gladly escaped it through the late Earl Of Bamber who sets her up to live in [...]


    6. This the first 2 books of the trilogy Book 1 is Jocelyn s story Regency romance with sex This is one of my favorite MB historical romances.I loved Jane, the heroine I loved Jocelyn the hero Both have a lot of chemistry together.No Man s Mistress 3 stars This is Ferdinand s story He wins an estate gambling with friends finds out there s already a pretty young woman living there Viola was given Pinewood manor 2 years ago does NOT intend to give it up This was only a 3 star for me The story was OK, [...]


    7. The three stars are for No Man s Mistress I d give More Than a Mistress two stars, maybe two and a half I wanted to like it than I did One minute the characters were amusing, the next they d be annoying the crap out of me They make cameo appearances in the second book, which I found much stronger overall, and they are much less annoying in small doses Why did I bother reading the second book when I didn t like the first book that much Well, obviously, because it was there Which only goes to sho [...]


    8. Jocelyn Tresham and Jane s story really affected me and it is one of my favourite MB books Jane s story, is somewhat similar to an earlier book I had read, though, with the heroine being accused of murder and is running away Luckily, I had read More than a Mistress first and I really enjoyed the relationship between Jane and Jocelyn Tresh No Man s Mistress wasn t as riveting as More than a Mistress but I did appreciate the fact that the hero was NOT a rake and was, in fact, rather chaste, or rat [...]


    9. This is my first experience reading Mary Balogh, and in spite of what an extraordinarily long time it took me to finish the poor book, I think I will likely read her again There are nice, three dimensional characters, and plenty of conflict that doesn t rely too much on the hero and heroine not talking to each other I hate The Big Misunderstanding and Seeecrets as the main source of conflict A pair of nice, sweet, emotional love stories.


    10. I thoroughly enjoyed these first two books of a trilogy written by this author The storyline is interesting Women in society at the time were treated very unusually and these women are portrayed as strong and independent a change from the norm The men in the romantic lead are also unusual and are brothers I am looking forward to reading the last story in the trilogy.


    11. More than a mistress in extremely similar to The Secret Pearl Other than this, I enjoyed the story immensely To bad I can t say the same about no man s mistress That s why it got a three stars in stead of four


    12. Two enjoyable Regency romances that take place within one family Independent, feisty women, troubled but caring men, humour, conflict, happy endings what can one ask for Especially enjoyed glimpses of Tresham the family man in the second book Looking forward to reading Angeline s story.


    13. This won t let me add the book s when I ve read them a second time That s a bummer I do read Mary Balogh s books often, especially after reading something that s tough and emotional for meI just finished all three of THE HUNGER GAMES as well as GONE WITH THE WIND Even though I d read these books earlier this year, I couldn t help reading them again


    14. I loved both books what a great value to get 2 books of a series in 1 I also loved that after hearing the Duke of Tresham s story, the 2nd book picks up 2 yrs 2 kids later, so you know the love match did seem a truly happy ever after story The 2nd book, Lord Ferdinand s story is quite unusual, and I think will be a lasting love as well.


    15. I read the first one and enjoyed it, but not enough to be motivated to read the second I just realized this has been hanging around on my currently reading shelf for a while, even though I m no longer currently reading it.


    16. Perfectly delicious pair of stories Jocleyn has healthy dollop of Wulfric in him Ferdinand sets everything on its ear and comes out even swoonworthy than he started off.All the hallmarks of a long term annual, or when needing comfort, read.


    17. Neither of the stories in this book were all that great In More Than a Mistress Jocelyn was overbearing and cruel and in No Man s Mistress Viola Lillian was childish and immature Neither character to me was all that redeemable Not one of Ms Balogh s better efforts.


    18. I thought a few times that these two stories were a little like Pretty Woman meets a Regency romance, at least in some aspects I probably felt about the same about both stories enjoyable, some different plot lines than I ve read in the period pieces but didn t entirely catch me.


    19. I usually love Mary Balogh, but I had a hard time with these two stories The characters were hard to feel sympathetic towards, and they were often just plain unlikable.


    20. Tresham and Ferdinand meet their mistresses wives I ve read the first before and liked it okay The second was good and then it got a bit bizarre.


    21. These two stories were really good I liked the F Dudley story and wondered after reading the first what was going to happen to him.




    22. Loved these two storieswill definately be on the to be read again list Can t wait to finish off the trilogy with secret mistress.


    23. it was disapointing that the surprise weddings were merely mentioned but not described but I loved every second of them.



    24. Like almost everyone else who has reviewed here, I liked the first book much I wish they were separate entries and not bundled.


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