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Review: When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath

August 21st, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: August 21, 2018

Publisher: Avon

Series: Sins for All Seasons #2

Rating: ★★★☆☆

About the book

Gillie Trewlove knows what a stranger’s kindness can mean, having been abandoned on a doorstep as a baby and raised by the woman who found her there. So, when suddenly faced with a soul in need at her door—or the alleyway by her tavern—Gillie doesn’t hesitate. But he’s no infant. He’s a grievously injured, distractingly handsome gentleman who doesn’t belong in Whitechapel, much less recuperating in Gillie’s bed.

Being left at the altar is humiliating; being rescued from thugs by a woman—albeit a brave and beautiful one—is the pièce de résistance to the Duke of Thornley’s extraordinarily bad day. After nursing him back from the brink, Gillie agrees to help him comb London’s darker corners for his wayward bride. But every moment together is edged with desire and has Thorne rethinking his choice of wife. Yet Gillie knows the aristocracy would never accept a duchess born in sin. Thorne, however, is determined to prove to her that no obstacle is insurmountable when a duke loves a woman.

My Thoughts

This is only my second book by Lorraine Heath and I wasn’t sure how I felt about her writing. I definitely enjoyed this book more and I really enjoyed Gillie’s character. She’s not the stereotypical historical romance heroine. I did like that she was strong, independent and self-confident. I’m not as much of a fan of Thorne. He was ok but honestly I can’t remember much about him now that it’s been about a week since I finished this book. The story itself was enjoyable and we do get a little bit of background into what I’m assuming is the next book about Finn and Thorne’s former fiancee.

All in all this was an enjoyable book but the hero was a little too bland for my tastes.

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