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Publisher: Avon/Harper Collins
Release Date: March 2004
ISBN: 0060002077
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Regency romantic mystery
Reviewer: Barbara Buhrer

Reviewer Notes:  Explicit sex


A Gentleman’s Honor
The Bastion Club series
By Stephanie Laurens

     Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is bored with the reception and seeks relief in a walk in his godmother's garden. There he finds Alicia Carrington standing over the dead body of Willian Raskin. Instinctively, he believes her innocent and shields her from involvement. He later learns her identity and is determined to know her better.

     Alicia and her sister are penniless. Alicia has conceived a plan to launch her beautiful sister into the ton where she can make a spectacular match. She pretends to be a widow who gives her the proper role of chaperone. She is being blackmailed by Raskin, who will reveal her true identity.

     Anthony is deeply attracted to Alicia and determines to prove her innocence and to make her his. With the aid of the members of the Bastion Club, he searches for the murderer and reveals the treachery behind the murder.

    This is an enjoyable trip into the world of Regency society. The action is evenly paced with mystery and suspense, mingled with romance. The characters are well-drawn, with a personable intelligent hero and strong minded irresistible heroine. Both are determined to resolve their differences to find love and happiness.

     There are a number of explicit sexual scenes which are exotic and sensual, but they are an intricate part of the story.