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Temporary Mistress [Mass Market Paperback]

Susan Johnson
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Oct. 31 2000 St. John-Duras
The Tattler - April 1802 It wouldn't surprise you, gentle readers, to learn that Dermott Ramsay, the earl of Bathurst and favorite of all ladies, married or otherwise, has a new paramour. What may surprise you is her name. For she is none other than Isabella Leslie!  The same beauty of the sizable inheritance who prefers not the ton but books, maps, and the family shipping business.  You may wonder how a picture of innocence ended up in the arms of a libertine. Truth to tell, Isabella had to flee from her scheming relatives in the rain-soaked night and seek refuge in London's most infamous brothel. There, with the help of the madam, she devised an unorthodox plan to escape a dreaded marriage bed. She would simply have to become unmarriageable--even if it meant public ruin. And who better to utterly ruin her in a mere week than a handsome rake famous for seductive skills?  But gossip has it that Dermott may be developing a tendre for his temporary mistress. It makes for the most delicious speculation, does it not? For if it indeed is the case, what will happen when their week of pleasure is over? We urge you, dear readers, to do as we do--follow the affair closely, and with every hope that it will turn into this Season's most delicious scandal.

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Don't miss any of Susan Johnson's sizzling historical novels
Temporary Mistress
Legendary Lover
A Touch Of Sin
Taboo
Wicked
Sweet Love, Survive
Brazen
Love Storm
Pure Sin
Seized By Love
Outlaw
Silver Flame
Sinful
Blaze
Forbidden

Available wherever Bantam Books are sold

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2.0 out of 5 stars based on meaningless sex, no love involved June 16 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this is my first susan johnson book and i was utterly disappointed. it begins with interest, but ends without much play of emotions. if you like your romances raunchy, this wouldn't even meet par. the sex is unimaginative and dull, the characters completely without feeling. it's hard to tell whether dermott and isabella are in love or are just in lust. i wasn't able to feel any kind of devoted passion between the two. a complete waste of time.
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2.0 out of 5 stars first time April 24 2004
By A Customer
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I agree with almost all the reviewers in the fact that Temporary Mistress is big fat flop. Isabella Leslie is a dimwit I mean if she is a person of brains couldn't she think of another way of saving herself from her scrubulous relatives in order to keep her new fortune, other than becoming a mistress? Second, Dermott Ramsay I understand why he was such a rake, but I do not buy his I have to have her, the heroine, and yet sleep with every woman except for her. Even after he let her go he still continued to sleep with other women. That is not a knigt in shining armour but a lusting brute. Then after Dermott told her to take a hike and took his time she let herself fall to his feet like pudding. What a disgust.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Could Not Make the Leap of Faith Oct. 16 2003
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All right, I only read to page 55 or so, so maybe I can't be fair. But the basic premise was just too unbelievable, and I could not get past that. Isabella's relatives (who are way too black-and-white evil, fat, and hammy) try to literally force her into marrying the corpulent cousin in the room where the barrister (whom they flung out the door) read her grandpa's will. Uh...? It's called DON'T DO IT? Last time I checked, nobody could force a "bride" to sign a marriage license. So naturally, instead of going to the police or even the barrister they tossed out, she runs directly into a brothel and, being a virgin naturally, agrees to ruin her reputation by becoming a mistress. Hello! DIMWIT ALERT!
And, of course, she has no connections or friends, merely being the granddaughter of some rich guy. I just lost all respect for her, and could not suspend disbelief.
I gave up when I read about the hero being London's most notorious rake. Someone else wrote that this has been done to death. S. Johnson is a great writer; I just don't see how this harebrained concept even got past the rough draft stage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and Entertaining Aug. 21 2003
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Isabella Leslie is an heiress who has just inherited everything from her grandfather and has no friends or protectors. She is a business woman at heart and soon realized her cousins and uncle are after her money by forcing her to marry her cousin so she flees and finds refuge and unlikely friend in a notorious brothel. She strikes a deal with the brothel madam and new friend Molly to ruin herself for marriage to keep her family at bay.
Chance enters and so does the Earl of Bathurst, Dermot Ramsey, a notorious rogue who despises virgins but is captivated by Isabella. He soon becomes her protector and her first lover defending her against the continued persuit from her family for her money. Unfortuneatly, the earl is unable to give her a commitment due to his past demons. She is devastated and begins to look for a husband who she could grow to love and protect her, but she finds her wealth and family cause trouble in that pursuit. Read the book to see the drama unfold. Great sex, Great plot, lots of action, and excitement.
I really like the characters in this book and the plot. When Susan Johnson is on she is great at what she does and this book is a great example.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of Susan Johnson better books, but okay Jan. 11 2003
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"Temporary Mistress" by Susan Johnson is not one of the author's better books, yet it does have good aspects. Among then the lead female character is strong and willing to do anything to help herself. The lead male character is some what dumb, and I'm not sure why any woman would want him. Fans of Ms. Johnson will more than likely not enjoy "Temporary Mistress" but if you are looking for a book to kill sometime, then this might just due.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy Aug. 19 2002
By Kelly
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I have read much better and worthy works of Susan Johnson and this must be one of the worst. The story was so flat and ridiculous. There was little character-building and the plot was too predictable. I find it hard to like and respect the lovers, well, we needed more convincing that they were in love because all we read was their lust towards each other. And talk about lust, even Susan Johnson's trademark erotic sex scenes were lousy and sloppy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! May 15 2002
By A Customer
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How could anyone rate Temporary Mistress less than 5 stars? Susan Johnson provides a much needed contrast to the typical scared little virgin heroine. Her characters know what they want and are much more realistic for today's reader.
Temporary Mistress is the second Susan Johnson book that i read, and i was hooked. i highly recommend this novel, especially for those looking to understand their desires....
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Please notice that the review with my name has an almost identical review after it. That is because it was my first and I got bumped offline before I finished and didn't know it would go through. Now I know. Thanks.
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