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London, 1814Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham, has spent his life protecting the Crown. When he's assigned to play the part of lover to Emma Masterson, one of the few female spies in England and the one woman he can't forget, he'll have to risk his heart as well as his life. It isn't easy being an independent woman, much less a spy. Perpetually tasked with proving she isLondon, 1814Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham, has spent his life protecting the Crown. When he's assigned to play the part of lover to Emma Masterson, one of the few female spies in England and the one woman he can't forget, he'll have to risk his heart as well as his life. It isn't easy being an independent woman, much less a spy. Perpetually tasked with proving she is as valuable as any man in her profession, the last thing Emma needs is to be reunited with the one man who makes her want to forget her duties and get lost in passion. Pretending to be his mistress isn't difficult—remembering that it is all a charade is a challenge. With every glance, every touch, every kiss, she is drawn deeper under his spell and pulled further from her goals. She refused him once, but it will take every ounce of strength to not give in to the passion that still burns strong......

Title : No Ordinary Mistress
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ISBN : 9781622664696
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Number of Pages : 99 Pages
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No Ordinary Mistress Reviews

  • Barbara
    2019-04-17 00:25

    I always enjoy a good spy story, and in this one Emma Masterson is an agent with the Seven, working undercover as a governess in the home of Lord Comfry, who is suspected of being a traitor. I loved that Emma is a spy in her own right, well trained and capable. When the man is murdered, and then Emma’s contact is killed as well, she reports in to the Seven and is assigned the role of mistress to Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Westbridge and an agent with the Seven as well. They will work together to try to find Lord Comfry’s journal, which is believed to contain evidence of his activities. She and Remy had worked together previously and in order to fight the attraction between them, she had broken their partnership and asked for solitary assignments for the last several years. Emma doesn’t want to depend on a man for her well being or protection, she wants to go it alone, and working with Remy brings all those feelings she had for him to the forefront. Remy hasn’t been able to forget Emma either, and this time he’s determined to win her. This story had plenty of action and intrigue as well as a lovely romance, and although it was fairly short, it had all the elements I needed for an enjoyable tale. Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Farrah
    2019-03-28 01:18

    A sweet, lovely novella, No Ordinary Mistress was a great read. I really enjoyed reading this quick romance. Both characters were great. Emma was strong and determined to prove herself as a good spy. Remington was sweet, though I occasionally wanted to shake him for being an idiot. I liked them both.The romance was good. It was always obvious that Emma and Remington had feelings for each other. They just didn't want to admit it. And, the chemistry between them was always there. The plot went by quickly. I enjoyed the story and the ending was sweet.No Ordinary Mistress was a wonderful novella. Romance lovers, if you want a quick, lovely read, look no further*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  • Diana
    2019-03-26 07:27

    *ARC received for an honest reviewThis was a fantastic novella. It has espionage, murder, adventure and romance all packed into a few pages. Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham and Emma Masterson are both spies for the crown. When the story begins Remington and Emma are working together as spies in France. Emma is still a new spy and trying desperately trying to prove herself in a male dominated field. Emma does not have a title or family to fall back on and she does not want to follow in her mother’s footsteps and take a “protector”. Remington has it all, title, money and he works for the crown as a very accomplished spy. Emma and Remy are very attracted to each other. They share very close quarters when they work together on their mission. Both of them realize that it’s just a matter of time before they give into their temptation. When Emma receives her next assignment, she has instructions to seduce her next target. The assignment casts a big argument and strain on Emma and Remy and they go their separate ways.Years later they are thrown together again. Emma was completing an assignment when her target was murdered! She is now on the run and in need of protection. The only way that Emma can be protected is by posing as Remy’s mistress, a position that she fought hard not to be in. Remy is delighted to be with Emma again, he realizes that his feelings for her did not disappear with time and that he feels even more deeply for her. As Emma and Remy are once again reunited as partners they work together to find out who is trying to betray the crown. Emma is now a better spy and more confident. Remy realizes that she has grown into her role and that she can take care of herself, but Remy can’t stand by and watch the woman he loves be put in danger.Although novellas are short, I thought that Robyn Dehart masterfully balanced the romance, adventure and murder mystery. She also gave the characters enough time apart so that both could grow. Emma has a lot to prove to the other spies, many are against a woman being a part of their profession. But Emma is strong and can handle herself. Emma and Remy have great chemistry and are fun to read about. It was intriguing to watch them unravel who was behind the murder and the traitor to the crown. I definitely recommend this great story and greatly enjoyed reading it.

  • Bonnie
    2019-03-31 02:13

    Emma Masterson and Remington Hawthorne, English spies from the Seven Academy, have been avoiding each other ever since a misunderstanding during an espionage mission in Paris. When she returns to London, Emma works alone in order to prevent any emotional attachment to a partner. Emma is assigned as governess to gather intelligence on Lord Comfry who is suspected of treason and feeding information to the French. When Lord Comfry is murdered, Emma and Remy are ordered to work together to find his murderer and his journal listing a network of spies.This novella is a great quick read. It is skillfully written with an exciting combination of intrigue, espionage, and romance. The story grabs your attention and holds it from beginning to end.The characters are well developed with a remarkable chemistry that adds a little spice to the story. Emma is a strong independent woman. She is clever and intelligent but also a little stubborn. She has been trained in espionage and has a task to complete. She does not want to be protected and only wants to prove she is as valuable as any man in her profession. Remy is the protective hero. Even though he has a strong physical attraction to Emma, he does not believe in romantic love. Remy was one of Emma's instructors at the Academy. He knows she is bright, capable, and brave; but he still wants to protect her. Remy and Emma must set aside their differences to solve the murder and reach their happy ever after.I thoroughly enjoyed this novella and hope the author will continue Emma and Remy's adventures in a full-length novel. I would highly recommend this book to readers who like a little mystery with their historical romance.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2019-04-02 04:18

    Posted on What I'm ReadingThe other day I finished No Ordinary Mistress by Robyn DeHart. This is the first in her new series Masquerading Mistresses and I have to say that it's a great start to the series. Since this is a novella, I'm not going to go into a lot of detail, because it would be easy to give away the story. Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham, and Miss Emma Masterson were on an assignment in France. When Emma's next assignment came in, Remy wasn't too happy about it. Before she started the assignment, he left and they hadn't seen each other since. Jump ahead Emma is in trouble and needs protection, Remy is the lucky one to be selected. Mainly, No Ordinary Mistress is establishing the storyline to the new series, which probably be about the female spies in the organization Emma and Remy are apart. I enjoyed this quick read, and I wish that the story was a little longer. Yes, I wish Remy and Emma's coming together was a little bit drawn out. However, it's a novella and you have you make due with a quick story. Overall, I like that we are establishing the series for future book and the ending makes it possible for the continuation the grand storyline. So, if you are looking for a historical read with spies, you might consider reading No Ordinary Mistress.Copy provided by publisher

  • Amy Alvis
    2019-03-24 23:21

    Originally reviewed for: Historical Romance Lover blogEmma Masterson is one of the few female spies in England.  She will do anything for her country and can't believe that she has to play the part of mistress to her former partner. After their disastrous alliance, she has been working on her own to gather intelligence information. Because of the murder she witnessed, her boss thinks she needs protection. What better cover than to be the mistress of the man that can protect her as well as work as her partner to solve the case?Remington Hawthorne, the Earl of Latham, hasn't been able to get Emma out of his mind since they severed their partnership serving the Crown.  It's his idea to make Emma his mistress as a way to protect her, but will she need protection from him?This was a great introduction to a new series by Robyn DeHart.  Even though it was a novella, I thought that the author did an excellent job of developing a plot without it seeming rushed. I look forward to more stories from this series!Thanks go out to Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

  • Linda
    2019-03-29 06:26

    There is an elite spy organization called the Seven. Emma Masterson is a spy and a pioneer as she is the only woman in the organization. Emma is a strong character and she is determined to prove herself as a spy. The hero, Remington Hawthorne, is a royal and a well-connected spy in the same organization. This is a captivating Regency novella. I connected easily with both characters which the author adeptly developed well. Remmy seemed to have a sense of entitlement as far as relationships go. I felt that he needed a comeuppance in that area. LOL! Emma was certainly the woman to do it. Both characters were stubborn to a fault and blind as regards the feelings of each other. I wanted to shake them a few times... but, no worries, know that their story will end well. The interactions between the two were romantic and humorous. Their cat and mouse romance kept me enthralled to the end.The story was also a mystery as the villain was not averse to taking out anyone in his/her way. The danger that our lead characters were in was palpable as they investigated. I enjoyed this quick read. It had murders, mystery, espionage, humor and romance!A Very Enjoyable Read!4 stars!!!!!!

  • Lisa
    2019-04-18 23:17

    Emily (Emma) Masterson is a spy for the crown. She is tough and analytical, smart and determined to make her own way in life. She dresses drably to conceal her curves that her mother told her was the body of a courtesan. She does not want to depend on any man like her mother did. Emma has always been attracted to Remy, but refuses to give into it.Remington (Remy) Hawthorne, Earl of Westbridge, is a spy for the crown, trained Emma and knows what an asset she is to the crown. He is sociable, attractive and charming and very good at his job. Remy is always fighting his attraction to Emma, because she once turned down his marriage proposal. They had been partners, but circumstances ended that. Now two years later they are thrown back together to keep Emma safe and to uncover a killer. The characters were so well written that the short length of the book did not matter, their chemistry was immediate. The background was laid skillfully so you were not left wondering. The trust that Emma came to embrace was heartwarming. This is the first book of Ms Dehart’s and I have already downloaded several more.I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-07 00:05

    I'm a fan of Robyn DeHart's books because she always writes very interesting female characters. This story stayed true to her previous works. Since this is a novella, I don't want to give away any of the plot. It was definitely a mystery that kept me interested. I was intrigued by the idea of a female spy working with the Seven. Just the idea that Emma had overcome her past to train as a spy had me cheering her on! Then I got to enjoy her holding her own along side the likes of Remy. Their relationship was equal parts smart and steamy! I was sad to come to the end of the story, but I look forward to hopefully seeing their characters again as the series progresses. If you're looking for "smart" romance, with quick wit & swoon worthy heroes, Robyn DeHart is a must-read!One of my favorite quotes (I think it sums up her feelings very well.)"Emma had never wanted to be that, the kind of woman who had to rely on men to care for her, the kind of woman who paid for said care with carnal deeds. Yet, here she was, getting measured for the wardrobe of a mistress."I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Mary
    2019-04-21 02:15

    This story was everything that a romance novella should be. It was a fast paced, interesting story featuring two strong characters. Remy and Emma are both members of an elite spy team. They have a complicated history when they are thrown together to work on a new case. The electricity is explosive as they work to find a killer.I immediately loved both Remy and Emma, which is a big plus for me. I want to care about the characters and in a novella it is important to get hooked quickly. Same goes for the story line. I was caught up in finding the killer right along with the duo even though I don't always care a lot about the side story. I'm usually much more interested in the romance, but this murder mystery had some interesting twists.As far as the romance goes, it didn't disappoint. I liked that there was a role reversal as far as most regency romances go. In this book it's Remy who has to do the convincing when it comes to their relationship. Emma is a strong willed female who is not totally trusting of Remy's intentions or true feelings. I highly recommend this book for a quick, yet complex read.

  • Valerie
    2019-04-06 00:27

    These 99 pages zipped by and I thoroughly enjoyed every one. It's been years since I read any historical romance. It was one of my first reading passions as a teen. I read every Harlequin Romance I could get my hands on. What I loved about them were that in about a hundred pages, I could find a problem, a sexy guy, a girl that wasn't always in tune with the times and a resolution. This one was no different.Emma grew up watching her mother be dependent on men. Moving from one to the next always looking for one to take care of her. Emma didn't want that. She wanted to be able to take care of herself. That led her to become a spy and into the arms of Remy.Remington wants to protect Emma and his attraction cannot be fought, though he tries. What he discovers is that they make a great team. And he's more than attracted - this boy has it bad.It's a fast read and very straight forward. Anyone who loves historical will want this. And this was the first book I read after my puppy came home. We snuggled and I read. It just made me so happy.

  • Sharilyn Dickerson
    2019-04-10 04:22

    Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.Emma is a spy during a time that most people believe women have no business being in that line of work. She is set on proving her worth and that women can be spies just as men can. The story starts with Emma and Remy working an assignment together. The attraction between the two is very strong. Emma is determined to do things on her own and prove that she doesn’t need a man to “save” her. They are then sent off separately on assignments with Emma having no plan on working with Remy again. However, events occur that throw them back together. Will they be able to fight their growing attraction and feelings?This was a good story even though I normally do not read books set in a different time. It was filled with excitement and mystery. I only wish we could have seen a little more of the history between Emma and Remy and maybe an epilogue of where they are now.

  • Angela
    2019-03-26 07:23

    I fell in love with the Forbidden love series (especially Justin Rodale) and this new series (Masquerading Mistresses) is off to a great start. Remington (Remy - love the name?!) is a member of the peer but also a spy. He is charming and sexy and any woman's dream. Emma is in the minority as a member of the same spy group as Remy and proud of her work. She is a woman who knows her job but is afraid to show emotion. Emma and Remy have a past (just a kiss but still emotions ran high) and now that they are thrown back together with her posing as his mistress to catch a killer, the sexual tension runs rampant. The verbal interaction between the two is smart and quick-witted. Remy will not give up on Emma and she realizes that she could have both her work and his love. This was a very quick read - I did not want it to end - I would have loved to have kept reading of their work together. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sandy
    2019-04-07 04:07

    It was a sweet and somewhat romantic novella! I hate it that it just had to be a novella because I was really enjoying the story and by the time I realize it, I was almost finish with it and I didn't want that.I love both Remington and Emma. At the beginning, you learn that they had been trying to fight the attractions they had for each other but somewhat that did not turn out well. Emma is very headstrong and determine that she tried to deny her attractions to Remington because of her position as a spy. Remington, on the other hand, I love him. I don't know why but his character and how protective he is of Emma made me fall for him.I enjoy the first book of this story so much that when I finish it I came to check about the second book but there is none yet. I hope that there will be a second book soon on the two side character that we met. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Laura
    2019-04-17 23:14

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is the first book I've ever read by Robin DeHart and I was saddened at the end when I found out it was a novella - as opposed to a full-length novel - because I didn't want the story to end. I liked Emma and Remy, both funny, smart, well-crafted characters. I loved the spy angle and I'm a sucker for a mystery. And I rooted for the story to come to the predictable end. And though I say the end was predictable, this is not to the story's detriment for me because even though I may know (or at least suspect) where the story and the characters are headed, it's how they get there and what happens in-between that is most interesting to me.I cannot compare this to other Robin DeHart books but if anyone is looking for a quick, delightful read, No Ordinary Mistress will not disappoint.

  • Robyn Koshel
    2019-04-06 04:07

    Emma is a spy working for the mysterious Seven. Death is stalking her – as you immediately get sucked into the action. Emma now has to pair up with her old partner Remy. Emma is not pleased with sitution as they once had a failed affair in Paris. She has to pretend to be Remy's mistress to find Lord Comfry's journal and the secrets that are held with in. Remy and Emma are explosive together, but Emma still has her doubts about Remy. Will she over come them, solve the mystery and get her hearts desire?This novella has rich textured seductive scenes. Very well written for smooth reading. There is intrigue and espionage and even a salacious party of debauchery. I loved this Victorian spy romance and only wished it could have been a full length novel. I am secretly hoping this is just a taster for a larger series.

  • Auriette
    2019-03-29 04:14

    I thought that "No Ordinary Mistress" was a really good mystery with chilling thrills. The plot was excellent. The heroine, Emma, is more developed than Remy, the hero; her back story is quite intriguing. We don't learn anything about Remy's history and how he ended up in the spy game.My greatest criticism is that Ms. DeHart has too much story here for a novella. I want a little more set-up for the hero and a little more time to develop the romance. To me, some aspects seem very abrupt and rushed. I look forward to reading Ms. DeHart's full-length works. A lesser point - I found some parts to be a little repetitious, primarily when the POV shifts, which works great if you can only read a few pages at a time, but is a bit annoying when you're reading great chunks in a sitting.I received a complimentary review copy from the author.

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2019-04-05 07:12

    NO ORDINARY MISTRESS by Robyn DeHart is an exciting Novella, Regency Historical Romance set in 1812-1814 Paris and England. #1 in "A Masquerading Mistresses".This is the tale of Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham and Emma Masterson, both spies, both passionate and both in for a few surprises.Filled with spies, danger, passion and romance. A quick read that will have you turning pages. A great start to a new series!With engaging characters and an intriguing storyline, I look forward to the next in this soon to be intriguing series, "Masquerading Mistresses". Well done!Received as a gift.RATING: 4HEAT RATING: MILDREVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Barbara
    2019-03-29 01:25

    Very nice little story involving women in the spy game during the Regency time period. Very entertaining novella with the heroine, Emma, wanting to be independent and not needing to rely on a man to keep her as did her mother. This is the driving fact in many of her decisions, something she needs to realize that she is not her mother and her life will not necessarily turn out the same way. She is very attracted to her partner, Remy, but she fights it to the end.....well, sort of.....I think I will be checking out more of Robyn DeHart's writings. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jayme Kirchner
    2019-04-12 06:23

    *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewAlthough I am not usually a fan of the spy genre in romance, I really enjoyed this book! The characters were well written and I liked the twist at the end. However, the only thing that felt rushed was the romance scenes. Usually I like how they seem to pop up, but this time I was so engrossed in the spy portion and the characters' general story that the romance parts seemed almost a bit disconnected. Aside from that, I am eager to read if the story line continues (or picks up again) in another novella.

  • Janice Hougland
    2019-04-03 00:58

    This story was another hit for DeHart! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly? I loved this romantic novella! Robyn has a clear, concise writing style and it gets you right into the story with its hero and heroine. I liked the “push and pull” of Emma’s and Remy’s courtship, and the addition of a mystery to the mix made this story exciting and kept this reader riveted to the pages—I read it all in one night! Despite the shortness of this romance, it had all the necessities for a completely satisfying story.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-09 07:25

    Spies? check, A bite of spice? check, check. Strong woman in a man's world and time? check. Historical setting? check. You must read this story if you enjoy stubborn characters that find their HEA. The characters, plot, and setting were all well crafted and a joy to read. I love knowing that this is the beginning of a promising series. Pick up this short read and enjoy a long afternoon. Reading Emma and Remy finding their way to each other made me feel warm and fuzzy with a bit of hot under the collar.

  • Lesia Chambliss
    2019-04-06 02:03

    Thanks Robyn DeHart, spy romances are a new favorite of mine. I enjoyed this one, and can't wait to read more in the series. Emily Masterson is an adorable heroine, who's strong of heart, and who we'd all like to be like. I would enjoy reading more of her adventures, but only if partnered Remy. (Maybe they will make an appearance in another novel?) Remy Hawthorne was her perfect partner, sexy, witty, and handsome, (I could tell), and he was chasing her for a sweet change. I definitely recommend reading this one! Thanks again Robyn DeHart, for another good book :)

  • Tammy
    2019-04-08 00:27

    After two years of being separated, two spies are reunited to find a killer. Growing up watching her mother, Emma vowed to never be in a situation where she had to rely on a man. Now she is posing as the mistress of the one man who effect’s her the most, the Earl of Westbridge (Remy). While on the hunt for evidence to find a killer, Remy plans to use this situation to his advantage. The story is fast paced and exciting and the chemistry between Remy and Emma is great. I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Amy
    2019-04-11 01:21

    I loved this book right from the beginning and even more by the end. It was a very quick read because I just could not put it down. The characters were very interesting and well rounded. I took an immediate liking to both Remy and Emma and enjoyed the chemistry between them as well as the mystery in the story. I can't wait for the next book in the series to be released! I will be reading it immediately!!!

  • Zoe
    2019-04-18 01:22

    I liked the second book better than this because I like Winifred better than Emma in this book. Emma is just not my type. Her need for independence roots in fears and insecurity. I find that unattractive. the novella is short and again I feel that things were rushed. but I almost always feel this way with novellas so I think that's normal. for a novella this was not a bad read. but i have read better novellas.

  • Jennifer Duffey
    2019-04-05 07:08

    Review from Angela for What's On the Bookshelf:I received a copy of No Ordinary Mistress for an honest review.There's really not a whole lot i can say about this book. It's a rather quick read, under 100 pages, and I don't want to give away too much of the plot & ruin the story. Emma & Remington have a love-hate relationship that keeps you flipping page after page. Fans of historical looking for a quick read. I recommend No Ordinary Mistress.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-01 05:17

    One of my favorite tropes: friends, spies and a HEA. Emma is one of the few women who are employed by the Seven. Remington was one of her teachers and her first partner. When they started to have feelings for each other, she left the assignment and has worked solo for several years. Remy never forgot and takes an opportunity to work with her. A nice little spy novella and I am looking forward to Ms. DeHart's next novel.

  • Patricia
    2019-03-29 05:13

    A sweet spy romance set in the 1800's. Remy and Emma's first assignment together ended with Remy walking out and leaving Emma in Paris. Now a few years late Emma runs into a problem in her current assignment and in way of keeping her safe she is assigned to work with Remy against her protests. The chemistry is still alive and won't be denied. This book is short..sweet with suspense thrown in. A very enjoyable combination.

  • Michelle McLean
    2019-04-18 03:10

    Loved this novella! I always love a good, strong heroine and Emma, as a very rare female spy, is no exception. Emma's chemistry with Remy is nice and steamy and while he had his faults, I couldn't help but love the guy. The whole background with the secret spy organization has me hoping there are more books in the works! Great read!