Really Really Short Review: The Duke and the Lady in Red by Lorraine Heath

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Really Really Short Review: The Duke and the Lady in Red by Lorraine HeathThe Duke and the Lady in Red (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, #3) by Lorraine Heath
Series: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #3
Published by Avon on April 28th 2015
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Romance
Pages: 384

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.


Gah, this book has a onion-cutting ninja. I rarely cry when it comes to books and movies (Lion King usually does it for me), but this one, seriously sneaky. The characters are so awesome.

I loved seeing Avendale become such a wonderful man. And Rose is so sweet. ! I love the relationships. Witty banter, steamy nights and wonderful moments!

And then there’s Harryyyyyyyyyy!

Lorraine Heath really knows how to pull on heartstrings.

“What is it?” Merrick asked.


Then she was running down the aisle. She reached the door, threw it open, and as the train picked up speed, she leaped out.


“You’re using me to set an example. That could be most dangerous, Your Grace.” Leaning over, she bussed a kiss against his cheek, before sliding her mouth in his ear and whispering in a low sultry voice, “Know that two can play this game.”


The skies opened, releasing a deluge. Stepping away from him, raising her arms in the air, she spun in a circle. “I win! I win! I told you it would rain.”

Snaking an arm round her waist, he drew her back to him “I’ve never kissed a woman in the rain.”


As the duke strolled from the room, Harry wondered if the duke was even aware that he loved Rose.

About Lorraine Heath

Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."

She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero--Joker on the original Batman TV series) and a Texan who was stationed at Bovingdon while serving in the air force. Lorraine was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, but soon after moved to Texas. Her "dual" nationality has given her a love for all things British and Texan, and she enjoys weaving both heritages through her stories.

When she received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times


Author: Cyn

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7 Replies to “Really Really Short Review: The Duke and the Lady in Red by Lorraine Heath”

  1. This sounds good! I love the premise of this one and it sounds like the characters are done just right!

    1. The characters are awesome! This definitely is worth checking out, hope you enjoy it!

  2. This was a good one. I adore Lorraine Heath romances. She’s so good!

    1. Me too! All her series are so awesome!

  3. Oh it made you cry? Now you have me curious to be sure!!

    1. Definitely teary-eye! I think you would really enjoy it!

  4. LOL Onion cutting ninja! LIke those tears just came out of nowhere! Great review, glad you enjoyed it!

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