THE DUCHESS IN HIS BED by Lorraine Heath

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A Sin for All Seasons, Book 4

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For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan…

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women’s fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.

A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden’s slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem.

As Selena’s motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future—or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.

This is one of my favorite series, and book number four is a terrific addition.

The Duchess of Lushing is quite calculating, which normally turns me off. But Heath does such a good job of explaining why she has to be that way that I was all in. I have to say that for the first time in a very long time, I actually wondered how this couple was going to get to their happily ever after. The obstacles just seemed insurmountable, and I can’t even remember the last time I felt that way about a romance. So kudos to Heath, well done!

Aiden Trewlove is the protagonist here, and I remembered him and his businesses from the previous books. And considering how many books I read, that is really saying something. The Trewlove brothers have been well introduced in earlier books in the series, so I think this is one series that is best read in order.

Like most of Heath’s books, there is a lot of steamy sex on these pages, so if that is not your thing, feel free to move along. On the other hand, I loved this book and read it in one go. I was so involved with these characters and this story, especially as I couldn’t see a way out for them. But a happily ever after is a romance requirement, and the denouement was worth all the worry. An another excellent read from one of my favorite authors.

8/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

THE DUCHESS IN HIS BED by Lorraine Heath.  Avon (August 20, 2019).  ISBN 978-0062676061. 400p.



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