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$1.99 The Duke and the Lady In Red by Lorraine Heath (Kindle & NOOK)

The Duke and the Lady In Red

Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.

When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she’s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her.

However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she can have all the money she requires…for a week in his bed.

Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition: he must never question her motives. Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is more than passion and pleasure—she is everything he has ever desired. But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever. Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.

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Review- Between The Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath

Title:  Between The Devil and Desire

Between the Devil and Desire

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Lorraine Heath

Publisher: Harper Collins e-books, 2009

Source: Purchase

Rating: 3.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from amazon.com:

London’s most notorious rogue—decadent, depraved, forbidden

The ladies of the ton won’t stop whispering about deliciously wicked Jack Dodger—once a thieving street urchin, now the wealthy owner of London’s most exclusive gentleman’s club. There’s no pleasure he hasn’t enjoyed, no debauchery the handsome scoundrel won’t provide for the lords who flock to his house of carnal intrigue.

London’s most virtuous lady—honorable, uncorrupted, and all too human

Olivia, Duchess of Lovingdon, would never associate with such a rogue. So when Jack is named sole heir to the duke’s personal possessions, the beautiful, well-bred lady is outraged. Now, Olivia is forced to share her beloved home with this despicable man.

Caught between the devil and desire

But Olivia’s icy disdain is no match for Jack’s dangerous charm. His touch awakens desire. His kiss demands surrender. She will struggle to bar Jack from her heart . . . but her body, coveting divine release, will not let her bar him from her bed.

**

Lorraine Heath can write a historical romance, no contest.  This was well written, characters were well developed and the sexual tension was heating up my Kindle.  Our hero Jack (another owner of a gambling hall- I seem to be on a gambling hall hero kick this week) was a hero with a tortured past, he overcame obstacles to become wealthy but he still had a reputation as a debauched upstart. He was ripe for redemption and our heroine Olivia was the initially very reluctant woman to redeem him.  Or perhaps I should say that she was the impetus for Jack to redeem himself.  Although the secrets that abound in this book are easy to figure out, it is still fun to read along and see if our guesses will match up with the author’s. This was a predictable read but still very enjoyable.

 

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Review- Waking Up With The Duke by Lorraine Heath

Title: Waking Up With The Duke

waking up with the Duke

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Lorraine Heath

Publisher: Avon, 2011

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4

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.

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Holiday romance- Deck The Halls With Love by Lorraine Heath

Title: Deck The Halls With Love (A Lost Lords of Pembrooke novella)

Deck The Halls With Love

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Lorraine Heath

Publisher: Avon, Dec 2012

Source: Kindle Purchase

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Christmasy Feeling:3

Description from amazon.com:

Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love.

In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he’s free to pursue her? It matters little, because she’s on her way to the altar, heartbreak be damned.

Chetwyn once set aside his dreams in favor of duty and honor. But as Christmas approaches, he is determined to put his own desires first and lure Lady Meredith back into his arms, where she’s always belonged.

First he steals a dance; then he steals a kiss. But when they find themselves alone in an abandoned castle during a snowstorm, reignited passion consumes them both. And Chetwyn will have one last chance to steal back Meredith’s heart, once and for all.

**

This was a quick read and perfect for this busy time of the year.  Heath makes us care for her characters with her well written prose.  It was clever of Meredith to ascertain if either of the interested lords were after her only for her dowry.  But perhaps she should have made sure before she loses her virginity to one.  Now that Christmas is over this will help you to hang onto some of that warm Christmas spirit while you relax after all the hectic fun.

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Holiday Romance- Deck the Halls With Love by Lorraine Heath

Title: Deck The Halls With Love (A Lost Lords of Pembrooke novella)

Deck The Halls With Love

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Lorraine Heath

Publisher: Avon, Dec 2012

Source: Kindle Purchase

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Christmasy Feeling:3

Description from amazon.com:

Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love.

In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he’s free to pursue her? It matters little, because she’s on her way to the altar, heartbreak be damned.

Chetwyn once set aside his dreams in favor of duty and honor. But as Christmas approaches, he is determined to put his own desires first and lure Lady Meredith back into his arms, where she’s always belonged.

First he steals a dance; then he steals a kiss. But when they find themselves alone in an abandoned castle during a snowstorm, reignited passion consumes them both. And Chetwyn will have one last chance to steal back Meredith’s heart, once and for all.

**

This was a quick read and perfect for this busy time of the year.  Heath makes us care for her characters with her well written prose.  It was clever of Meredith to ascertain if either of the interested lords were after her only for her dowry.  But perhaps she should have made sure before she loses her virginity to one.  Now that Christmas is over this will help you to hang onto some of that warm Christmas spirit while you relax after all the hectic fun.

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