Friday Fiction: Master’s Mistress

The Master's Mistress coverThe Master’s Mistress

Elizabeth Brown is hired to catalog a library at the Sullivan House when suddenly Brad Sullivan, the owner, died of a heart attack.  Not sure what to do while the estate was settled, she continued working on cataloging the extensive collection of rare books.  When estranged son, Rogan, returns to the estate, sparks fly.

I haven’t quite finished this book, but this story is high on sex and low on library science. Our Elizabeth isn’t quite a librarian, but a PhD in history and lecturer at the University of London. Poor Elizabeth is a 28 year old virgin and harbors quite a secret about her past.

We just need to introduce Elizabeth to our heroine from a couple of weeks ago, Isabella.  Isabella can show her the wild side of library science while she is getting seduced by her “masterful rogue”. We have to get these two gals together! Now that is a story!

Definitely a keeper for a romance collection!  I love when the librarians have a good time.  Also, to the library that stickered up the inside page description, SHAME on you for covering the sexy inside sample text.


The Master's Mistress back cover


  1. I thought this was going to be really kinky but the noticed it was published by Harlequin so banished that thought. Yes, I know, dirty mind!

  2. Rogan? Bleah… At least his parents were…original. From the SSA website: “Popularity of a Name
    Rogan is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 50 years.
    Please enter another name.”
    While it is a real name (Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadhagáin ‘son of Ruadhagán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’), bleah.

  3. Why are the names of male characters in romance novels always so weird? I see the name Rogan and I think of Rogaine. Doesn’t conjure up too many sexy images for me, I’m afraid.

  4. “I haven’t quite finished this book, but this story is high on sex and low on library ”

    My kind of book! I have a question, why do the women in Harlequin novels always have to be 30 year old virgins? Is that supposed to make the story more interesting?

  5. Rogan’s is a local chain of shoe stores where I live, so it doesn’t seem like a sexy or romantic name to me, either. 😉

    But I have to know the secret in the virgin’s past!

  6. I’m sorry but Rogan would never get away with that sort of behaviour in this day and age.His stated intention of ‘seducing’ the virginal Elizabeth is a wee bit too rapey for comfort.Or maybe I just don’t have the romantic sensibility necessary to really appreciate books like this…

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