Books by Lorraine Heath

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The Earl Takes All

I’ve been desperate to read The Earl Takes All since I finished Falling into Bed With a Duke, the first book in Lorraine Heath’s Hellions of Havisham Hall series. Even though at that point no synopsis had been published, I had an inkling of where this story might be going – which says a lot fo ...

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Texas Destiny

Texas Destiny received an A at AAR a while back and was selected for the NPR Top 100 Romances list, which I'm reading my way through. I had high hopes for it, but ultimately, it let me down. The hero wallowed in bitter self-loathing, and the heroine’s mix of genteel martyrdom and ability to save t ...

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Falling Into Bed With a Duke

I don’t know how she does it, but there is something about Lorraine Heath’s books – those that I’ve read, anyway, which is by no means all of them – that gets me “right there”. The emotions and thought-processes of many of her heroines have such resonance that they are timeless; whethe ...

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The Duke and the Lady in Red

I’ve read and enjoyed the previous books in this trilogy – When the Duke Was Wicked and Once More My Darling Rogue, finding both to be enjoyable with strongly written central characters and well developed romances. My favourite by a nose is the first, which is a really emotional read that delive ...

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When the Duke Was Wicked

This is the first in a new series by this author, in which the protagonists are the offspring of the characters in her Scoundrels of St. James series. I admit that I haven’t (yet) read any of those books, but I certainly plan to on the strength of this one. I was engrossed by When the Duke Was ...

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Lord of Wicked Intentions

This book is the third and final installment of Lorraine Heath’s Lost Lords of Pembrook series. Lord Rafe Easton is the youngest of the Pembrook men who ran away as children to escape their uncle’s plans to murder them for the title after he murdered their father. I have read all three books and ...

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She Tempts the Duke

The beautiful and unexpectedly brainy — in the early 1940’s, she designed and patented a sophisticated weapons system, technology is still in use today - actress Hedy Lamarr once said, “I can excuse everything but boredom.” Ms. Lamarr would not have excused Ms. Heath’s latest, the dull She ...

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Waking up with the Duke

In Waking up with the Duke a married woman has an affair with her crippled husband’s best friend. Their story, beautifully written by Lorraine Heath, is a moving and lovely read. If not for an overly dramatic scene near the end of the book, it would have been a DIK for me. The heroin ...

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Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel

With eye roll-inducing plot twists and a wallpaper historical setting, Lorraine Heath’s newest doesn’t rise above flat out average. It’s a familiarly creaky plot. Eleanor Watkins is a beautiful young woman from the country out to avenge her sister’s death at the hands of an ...

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Surrender to the Devil

When I want virtuosity, I'll go to authors who take risks but don't always succeed. When I want consistency, I'll go to authors like Lorraine Heath. Frannie Darling was raised on the streets of London along with quartet of boys. As members of Feagan's pickpocketing street gang, ...