When the Duke Was Wicked (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #1) (Mass Market)
Avon, 9780062276223, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways . . .
Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her— or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon?
With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favor— by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: Open his heart fully—or risk losing the woman he adores . . .
About the Author
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.
Praise For When the Duke Was Wicked (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #1)…
— Christina Dodd
Heath is a consummate storyteller, whose characters leap from the pages. Their powerful emotions and intense passions translate exceptionally well to readers, allowing them to become deeply involved in the fascinating plot and leaving them breathless and wanting more.
— RT Book Reviews (top pick) - 4.5 stars - Praise for LORD OF TEMPTATION
“The Duke of Weddington is perfect hero material. Historical readers will clamor for more.”
— Liz Carlyle
“She writes the most powerfully moving love stories in romance today.”
— Jill Barnett, RITA Award-Winner
“She writes from the heart and it shows!”
— The Literary Times
“Sensitive, funny and altogether enchanting!”
— Dallas News
“Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances, and this one is no different. ‘When the Duke Was Wicked’ is a perfect read, full of tears and sighs and a heroine who is shocked by her own strength.”
— Washington Post
“A sparkling, emotionally powerful historical romance.”
— Kirkus Reviews