perjantai 22. huhtikuuta 2016

Lorraine Heath: When the duke was wicked, Once more, my darling rogue ja Midnight pleasures with a scoundrel

Lorraine Heath kirjoittaa historiallisia viihderomaaneja, joissa miespuoliset ilkimykset ja moniongelmaiset naispäähenkilöt törmäävät yllättävillä tavoilla. Kun yhden on lukenut, jotakuinkin tietää kaikkien näiden romaanien reseptin, mutta toki mukana on jos jonkinlaisia yllätyksiä. Parhaimmillaan romaanien päähenkilöt ovat siinä määrin liioitellusti hahmoteltuja, että lukijaa hymyilyttää tuon tuostakin.

When the duke was wicked (Avon, 2014; ISBN 978-0-06-227622-3)

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.

Once more, my darling rogue (Avon, 2014; ISBN 978-0-06-227624-7)

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he's not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper--never expecting to fall for the charming beauty. While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can't be denied, regardless of consequences. So when Ophelia's memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.

Midnight pleasures with a scoundrel (Avon, 2009; ISBN 978-0-06-173400-7)

James Swindler has worked hard to atone for his unsavory past. He is now as at home in London's glittering salons as he is in the roughest streets. But when the inspector is tasked with keeping watch on a mysterious lady suspected of nefarious deeds, he is determined to use his skills at seduction to lure Eleanor into revealing her plans. Instead, he is the one seduced, turning away from everything he holds dear in order to protect her—no matter the cost to his heart.

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