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Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Series: Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath

Short Version: NO! Medium Version: My romance spirit guide, Malin, gave me this book and guessed it based on the blurb. It’s a Victorian romance this –  plus a Victorian romance that –  resulting in a Victorian romance reading experience of: Long Version: While continuing to be an author I try to avoid actually paying for Lorraine …

Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Series: When the Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath

Review Gesture Using My Romance Novel Fill-in-the-Blank Template: When the Duke Was Wicked is a romance of the “you are everything I never knew I always wanted” variety: Boy meets girl. Girl has always loved Boy. Boy has experienced great loss and vowed never to love again. Girl pretends to seek Boy’s advice in finding …

London’s Greatest Lovers Series: Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath

Spoiler: The dog dies. It sets a certain tone when a historical romance opens with the hero going at it with his mistress. The series is called “London’s Greatest Lovers”, after all. Like the heroes of the other two books in the trilogy, Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman and Waking Up with the Duke, as …

London’s Greatest Lovers Series: Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath

It’s 1858, Mercy Dawson and her bastard son have been brought to the family home of Stephen Lyons. Appalled by her conduct, her father abandons her there. Thinking Stephen dead, Mercy is hoping that in bringing his son to his aristocratic family, they will let her stay on as nanny. She just wants to be …

The Scoundrels of St. James Series: In Bed with the Devil, Between the Devil and Desire, Surrender to the Devil, Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel, and The Last Wicked Scoundrel by Lorraine Heath

Every romance author has a through line to her work and Lorraine Heath’s is damaged people finding strength in each other and themselves to persevere and succeed. The Scoundrels of St. James series has this through line, as well an homage to Oliver Twist. There is an Oliver, a Feagan, a Dodger, a Sykes, and …

The Lost Lords of Pembroke Series: Deck the Halls with Love by Lorraine Heath

I continue to work my way through Lorraine Heath’s catalogue filling my time with b-list historical romance. This novella belongs to the Lost Lords of Pembrook series which includes: She Tempts the Duke – tortured hero, kind and loving heroine Lord of Temptation – so much meh Lord of Wicked Intentions – really good, great …

As an Earl Desires by Lorraine Heath

Armed with my library card, I have been working my way through Lorraine Heath’s back catalogue. She is a B-list author for me: I don’t buy her books, but I will pick them up, if they are close to hand. Reading the older novels, I find I like her better. I’m going to keep going …

London’s Greatest Lovers Series: Waking Up With the Duke by Lorraine Heath

The Marquess of Walfort has a proposal for the Duke of Ainsley: For one month, Ainsley and Walfort’s Marchioness, Jayne, will shag each other rotten in an attempt to knock her up. Left paralysed and impotent by a drunken carriage accident Ainsley caused, Walfort feels he is owed this opportunity to give his wife the …

The Lost Lords of Pembroke Series: Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath

Lord of Wicked Intentions, now that is a proper title for a historical romance novel! Lorraine Heath is on my romance B list. B- really, but this was the best book of hers I’ve read so far. It’s the third and last in her Lost Lords of Pembroke trilogy and so much better than the …

Romance Authors and Their Themes

The link in the author’s name will take you to either a summary of their catalogue or a relevant review. Carla Kelly – People are inherently good and their kindness will surprise you. Caroline Linden – Fortune favours the bold. Cecilia Grant  – Live life on your own terms and be willing to accept the consequences. Christina Lauren – …