Title: Waking Up With The Duke
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Avon, 2011
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Renowned for his bedchamber prowess, Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley, owes a debt to a friend. But the payment expected is most shocking, even to an unrepentant rake—for he’s being asked to provide his friend’s exquisite wife with what she most dearly covets: a child.
Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one . . .
Lady Jayne Seymour, Marchioness of Walfort, is furious that such a scandalous agreement would be made. If she acquiesces, there must be rules: no kissing . . . and, certainly, no pleasure.
Until love takes them by surprise.
But unexpected things occur with the surprisingly tender duke—especially once Lady Jayne discovers the rogue can make her dream again . . . and Ransom realizes he’s found the one woman he truly cannot live without.
This is my first Lorraine Heath novel and my thanks go out to Carol, romance blogger over at http://rakesandrascals.wordpress.com . Carol told me about Lorraine Heath and I was excited to read this book.
This was a beautifully written story full of pathos and some tears from this reviewer. The romance was slow in starting which gave it an authentic feel. It kept me turning pages for I had to find out how these two people who were at odds with each other would come together. It did seem impossible but Heath worked her magic and of course there was a Happily-Ever-After. This was a very dramatic romance novel and I appreciated the deft touch in the plotting. Truly a very good read.