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Mistress (1994)

by Amanda Quick

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This is pure brain candy for me.

I've only read one other Amanda Quick book previously but I'm starting to see her "formula" and I think I like it. I actually liked this more than Ravished, which was the book of hers initially recommended to me.

I liked Iphiginia, who was intelligent, independent, and obsessed with some scholar thing (part 1 of Quick's formula). Marcus, socially aloof and confirmed bachelor (part 2), was more interesting and personable than Gideon in Ravished. And I liked the fact that there were interested subplots involving other characters as well. ( )
  wisemetis | Aug 3, 2013 |
Not much to say. Just an average historical romance with a little bit of a mystery sub-plot.

I liked the heroine, Iphiginia Bright. She is smart, confident and however annoying that is to some people, especially to her family and poor Earl of Masters, she is always right. As he once said: "If she was exerting any effort at all to appear modest, she was failing spectacularly." Interactions between Iphiginia and him were the most fun part of the book. :) ( )
  bookwormdreams | Apr 10, 2013 |
Mostly frothy fun. ( )
  veracite | Apr 5, 2013 |
OK, I wanted something to read on the bath after a hard day in the garden, and this was suitably light. he's an eccentric Earl who was badly scarred by a first marriage. She's a young lady who is seeking a blackmailer. They come together, as she's entered Society posing as his mistress, and (this being a romance) fact soon mirrors fiction. And it's about as believable as that, really, but it went well with the mood I was in.

re-read 2013.
Picked for a bookclub challenge, this is one of those comfort books, a bit like a favourite jumper - nothing very bad happens in it - despite all the alarms & scares on the way you just know it'll end happily ever after. Iphingia's aunt is being blackmailed, and the note says that another victim, the Earl of Masters, has been murdered because he didn't pay up. So Iphingia (a miss and former school teacher of an academy for young ladies) decides to enter society as the mistress of the Earl of Masters. I said it was comfortable, not that it made any kind of sense. She does her homework on him, creates an illusion and half falls in love with him. Which is fine while he's rusticating in the country, but does kind of cause a stir when he returns to town. They have a few run ins with the blackmailer (who is out to cause trouble) and with the passion that's stirred up between them. But you can guess the ending. These are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine and he's one hero I'd not be throwing out of bed for eating crisps. ( )
  Helenliz | Apr 1, 2013 |
After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home. It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm. Her plan is inspired: Imitating history's most legendary beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the infamous Earl of Masters. Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer's hands, and by posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain. Overnight, Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers, including one she does not expect -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his "mistress". He is everything they say he is... arrogant, attractive, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't help but be enthralled. But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade, she doesn't know that the determined earl has plans of his own: to tease and tempt her, until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only. ( )
  amarynt | Jul 28, 2010 |
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"Your latest mistress is creating a sensation back in London, Masters. Society finds her vastly entertaining." Charles Trescott, seated before the fireplace, downed a swallow of brandy and eyed his host with a sly expression.
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After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home. It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm. Her plan is inspired: Imitating history's most legendary beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the infamous Earl of Masters. Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer's hands, and by posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain. Overnight, Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers, including one she does not expect -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his "mistress". He is everything they say he is... arrogant, attractive, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't help but be enthralled. But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade, she doesn't know that the determined earl has plans of his own: to tease and tempt her, until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only.
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After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home. It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm. Her plan is inspired: Imitating history's most legendary beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the infamous Earl of Masters. Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer's hands, and by posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain. Overnight, Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers, including one she does not expect -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his "mistress". He is everything they say he is... arrogant, attractive, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't help but be enthralled. But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade, she doesn't know that the determined earl has plans of his own: to tease and tempt her, until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only.

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In 19th Century London, Iphiginia Bright poses as the mistress of the Earl of Masters in order to penetrate high society and catch the blackmailer of her aunt. She is unmasked by the earl, but after hearing her story he decides to help her.

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