Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath has a couple of plot devices that could have lapsed into kinky in the hands of a lesser writer. Minerva, the heroine, visits a private club concealed by a mask for the express purpose of losing her virginity while Ashe, the hero, frequents the same place because it gives him the opportunity to take photos of ladies’ legs. Have I unwittingly stumbled into the wrong century?
This book is the first of Heath’s new series, Hellions of Havisham. Ashe and two other boys were left in the care of the Marquess of Marsden after a tragedy touched their young lives. They grow up in Havisham Hall as pseudo-brothers along with Havisham’s own son. As men, they have earned the title of hellions since they do what they wish without censure from society. They are given a pass on their misbehavior out of sympathy for what occurred in their past. Besides, they are all so very handsome.
Minerva, on the other hand, doesn’t get any sympathy from society. She is well on her way to spinsterhood. Men are interested only in her very hefty dowry and can’t seem to see beyond her straightforward ways and plain face to the vibrant woman beneath. She’s washed her hands of the idea of marriage but wants to find out just once what it’s like to be desired.
This unlikely pair in the unlikely setting click immediately, of course. I’m looking forward to Books Two, Three, and Four.
Click for a a Rafflecopter giveaway
About LORRAINE HEATH
Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s prestigious RITA. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.