No Man's Mistress

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Random House Publishing Group, 2002 - Fiction - 358 pages
59 Reviews
Critics call her "a matchless storyteller." (Romantic Times) Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s sparkling blend of wit and romance. Now this dazzling writer sweeps us back to Regency England, into a world of dangerous secrets and glittering intrigue, as a dashing lord meets his match in a fiery beauty who vows to be...

No Man's Mistress

Lord Ferdinand 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. Each day under the same roof brings its share of frustration...and temptation. But Viola knows it is a battle she cannot afford to lose. Marriage is out of the question, and she will be no man’s mistress even as Dudley’s unnerving presence threatens to melt her resolve. Against his better judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley is beguiled. This maddening beauty has stirred him as no woman had before. And now he is bound and determined to make her his own.

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The love scenes were sweet and heart-felt. - Goodreads
There is an unexpected plot twist--she is NOT a virgin. - Goodreads
I liked the writing from beginning to end. - Goodreads
There are some steamy sex scenes, just FYI. - Goodreads
The plot was arresting. - Goodreads

Review: No Man's Mistress (Mistress #2)

User Review  - 1CheekyLass - Goodreads

The heroin ruined this entire book. Though she had no reason to be, she was a haughty harpy who become meaner and meaner as the book progressed. Ferdie deserved much better. I loved Ferdie but I ... Read full review

Review: No Man's Mistress (Mistress #2)

User Review  - Lisa Weber - Goodreads

Always sappy, always good. I'm not a big romance reader. I like these anyway! Read full review

About the author (2002)

Bestselling, multi-award-winning author Mary Balogh grew up in Wales, land of sea and mountains, song and legend. She brought music and a vivid imagination with her when she came to Canada to teach. Here she began a second career as a writer of books that always end happily and always celebrate the power of love. There are over three million copies of her Regency romances and historical romances in print. She is also the author of the Regency-era romantic novel More Than a Mistress, now available in paperback from Dell.


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