Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review of In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath





Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061355578
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Series: Avon Romantic Treasures Series
  • Format: e-book
  • Pages: 384
  • Bought

 Rating 3/5

Overview

They call him the Devil Earl—a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything—even strike a bargain with the devil himself.
Lucian desires respectability and a wife above all else, but the woman of his choosing lacks the social graces to be accepted by the aristocracy. Catherine can help Lucian gain everything he wants. But what she asks for in exchange will put their very lives in jeopardy. When danger closes in, Catherine discovers a man of immense passion and he discovers a woman of immeasurable courage. As secrets from his dark past are revealed, Lucian begins to question everything he knows to be true, including the yearnings of his own heart.

 Review

A traditional historical read, well written and very pleasing afternoon spent.  Lucian wasn't your average hero, being from the London streets, he reflected this continuously throughout the book but with gentlemanly flair.  I've always preferred those hero's that are true to their nature but have over come. them or have growth.  Catherine was a spunky Lady but one with an open heart and mind.  There was a dab of mystery, fights and many questions of parentage.  Lorraine Heath sets up the next books in the series nicely, with interesting side characters and love interest.