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BOOK REVIEW: The Mistress Experiment (Mistress #1) by Elizabeth Otto



“A gentleman would get to know you patiently, intimately, before demanding anything of your body. Tonight,I’m not going to be a gentleman.”

For wealthy British surgeon Isaac Kimball, being the good guy comes naturally. Caring for Chicago’s poorest fills his days and keeps his other side—the dark one that craves sensuality and control—at bay. When Isaac is prevented from saving a charity he loves, an acquaintance offers him a proposition: transform a woman from the streets into a sophisticated mistress who can pass in London high society, in exchange for the charity’s salvation. A ridiculous suggestion until he realizes he knows the perfect woman—one with an understated sexuality and sharp wit that continually tempt his control.

Mila DePardo counts the days until she can get off the streets and put her criminal past behind her. When Dr. Kimball offers her a ticket out of hell and into the glitter of London society, lying about her identity is easy. Until the chemistry between them starts to crack her no-sex rule, and the pleasure of Isaac’s touch changes everything she thought she wanted.

When the truth starts to unravel and Isaac’s own secrets come to play, Mila’s will and belief in herself is put to the test. She might win the mistress experiment, but can she survive him?




I think that the book description for this book does it no justice! I LOVED The Mistress Experiment! I had a hard time putting this book down. Isaac and Mila’s characters were instantly lovable.

Isaac is a British pediatric doctor from London, who came to Chicago to get away from his eccentric, bipolar father and a personal dilemma that is threatening his livelihood and his family’s business, “KML Antiquities”. Even after disappearing to Chicago, Isaac still feels torn in two. On one hand, he is this professional, pediatric doctor that loves his job, but has no love life and then on the other hand, he also has this side that craves dominance. But after negative past experiences with previous lovers, he hides that side away…until Mila. “She made him feel like both sides had come together for the first time.” She saw past his mask and knew there was something he was burying deep within.

“Is there someone else you want to be, Isaac? Maybe someone who isn’t always such a gentleman?” (Mila).

Can she make Isaac feel complete for once in his life?

After meeting Mila for the first time and getting to know a little about her, he realizes that they both could benefit from this ridiculous bet his cousin propositioned him with: show up to his (cousin’s) holiday gala in London with a mistress and convince everyone she’s Isaac’s lover and if he successfully did this, his cousin would donate a huge sum of money to the hospital. This bet would benefit her by getting her “off thestreets” and it would be benefitting him professionally.

Can they pull this bet off? Can they do so without building feelings? Can they resist their sexual attraction? Can they bring open with each other and not have any secrets and lies?

There is so much more to this story than meets the eye. Did I already say I loved this book? Well I do! I was SO excited to see there will be 2 more books in this series…the epilogue in The Mistress Experiment was not enough of a “closure” for me. I cannot wait to read more about Isaac and Mila!

Book #2 “Becoming his Mistress” (Summer 2015)

Book #3 “Seducing his Mistress” (October 2015)









Elizabeth Otto grew up in a Wisconsin town the size of a postage stamp, where riding your horse to the grocery store, and skinny dipping after school were perfectly acceptable. No surprise that she writes about small communities and country boys. She’s the author of paranormal and hot, emotional, contemporary romance, and has no guilt over frequently making her readers cry. When not writing, she works full-time as an Emergency Medical Technician for a rural ambulance service. Elizabeth lives with her very own country boy and their three children in, shockingly, a small Midwestern town.


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