The Viscount and the Vixen (Paperback)
Avon, 9780062391056, 400pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Love begets madness. Viscount Locksley watched it happen to his father after his cherished wife’s death. But when his sire arranges to marry flame-haired fortune hunter Portia Gadstone, Locke is compelled to take drastic measures to stop the stunning beauty from taking advantage of the marquess. A marriage of mutual pleasure could be convenient, indeed . . . as long as inconvenient feelings don’t interfere.
Desperation forced Portia to agree to marry a madman. The arrangement will offer the protection she needs. Or so she believes until the marquess’s distractingly handsome son peruses the fine print . . .and takes his father’s place!
Now the sedate—and, more importantly, secure—union Portia planned has been tossed in favor of one simmering with wicked temptation and potential heartbreak. Because as she begins to fall for her devilishly seductive husband, her dark secrets surface and threaten to ruin them both—unless Locke is willing to risk all and open his heart to love.
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 The Viscount and the Vixen…
— Publishers Weekly
Heath wraps up the Hellions of Havisham series with a send-off that is both heart-stirring and supersexy, offering a story that hits romantic high notes... and highlights the power of love and compassion. A winning Victorian romance with a Pretty Woman vibe-complete with a hot piano scene.
— Kirkus Reviews
“Heath is nothing if not original, unconventional and a continuing innovative voice in the genre. The pages are brimming over with humor and poignancy, sexual tension and emotions that run deep. Readers will savor how Ms. Heath’s unforgettable characters overcome their emotional barriers to find love and peace.”
— RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Sexy, clever, and emotionally wrenching, this heartfelt story breathes new life into the classic marriage-of-convenience plot and adds another winner to Heath’s addictive series.”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“Another Heath masterpiece.”
— Romantic Times BOOKclub, 4 1/2 stars
Lorraine Heath’s books are always magic, but she’s at the top of her writing game with IN BED WITH THE DEVIL. You won’t be able to put it down!
— Cathy Maxwell
Heath steals your heart, then takes you on a journey that will leave you torn between tears and joy.
— 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
“Sensitive, funny and altogether enchanting!”
— Dallas News
“Master storyteller Heath perfectly threads together emotional power and deep romance. Taking her cue from Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, she reinvents the story so we see what might have happened to the older Oliver. Few writers engage readers’ hearts and minds as beautifully as Heath certainly does.” Top Pick
— Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Lorraine Heath is an incredible talent!”
— Katherine Sutcliffe, author of HOT AUGUST MOON
“Lorraine Heath has long been an author readers trust when they want to read a heart-warming historical, one that will entertain them and make them shed a tear or two. That’s probably because the emotions in Heath’s stories are genuine.”
— Happy Ever After blog on USA Today