Author: Lorraine Heath

Review: Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath

Posted May 8, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath
Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath
Series: The Lost Lords of Pembrook #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Avon Books on April 30, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

Also in this series: Lord of Temptation
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Book Description:

Book Description:
Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taught him to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he sets his eyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, and earl's illegitimate daughter, he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress.

After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imagined she would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstances give her little choice except to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldness belies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his, Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrook is hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroy them both until unexpected love guides the last lost lord home.


Quiana’s Review:

Lorraine Heath is back with another story featuring the Easton brothers in The Lost Lords of Pembrook series. The first book in the series, She Tempts the Duke, was the story of Sebastian Easton and Mary Wynne-Jones. The second book in the series, Lord of Temptation, featured the passionate love story of Tristan Easton and Anne Hayworth. In the third and final book, Lord of Wicked Intentions, we watch as love blossoms between Rafe Easton and Evelyn Chambers.

Having lost her mother at an early age, Evelyn Chambers spends many years being loved and doted on by her father. He treated her like his little princess, and she never truly wanted for anything. When her father dies, she loses everything. She has no home, no money, and because she’s an illegitimate child, she has no status. To make matters worse, Evelyn’s half-brother auctions her off to the highest bidder.

Enter the cold and stoic Lord Rafe Easton. He’s rich and successful, but leads a lonely life, and he wants to keep it that way. But when he first lays eyes on Evelyn, there’s something about her that draws him to her. He offers the winning bid and makes Evelyn his mistress. But the more time he spends with Evelyn, the harder it is to deny that there might be something more between them.

The characters are what endeared me to this story. Evelyn was such a heart-breaking character. She was smart, brave, and willfully determined to survive the difficult circumstances that befell her. I sympathized with her as she struggled to survive and make sense of life after her father’s death. Rafe was closed off to those surrounding him, especially his two older brothers. But underneath the surface, Rafe was an insecure man, struggling daily with the things he’d done and the choices he’d made in the past in order to survive. Neither character was perfect. There were times I was extremely frustrated by something both characters did or said, especially Rafe, but they were relatable enough for me to root for them both.

Rafe and Evelyn were wonderful characters individually, but they were even better together. And while their romance made sense and was a joy to read about, there was nothing easy about it. They both struggled with past demons, insecurities and doubts, but in the end, they were able to get past it all. And when they eventually uttered words of love, it was believable.

All in all, I liked Lord of Wicked Intentions very much. There were some things that happened in the book that were a little too predictable, including the ending. But over all, it had great characters, an inspiring romance, and enough drama to make for a satisfying read. I recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in historical romances.

Review: Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath

Posted October 1, 2012 by Sherri in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath
Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath
Series: The Lost Lords of Pembrook #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Avon Books on September 25th, 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

Also in this series: Lord of Wicked Intentions
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Book Links: Goodreads
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Book Description:
Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright.

Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction. . .

Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this—but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty—and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won't lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home. . .


Quiana’s Review:
This was the first book I’ve ever read by Lorraine Heath and it more than likely won’t be the last.

Lady Anne Hayworth is a woman still grieving the loss of a future that was abruptly taken away from her. But underneath the grief is a woman itching for a little adventure and yet longing for a future with a husband and children. So while she wants an adventure, she desperately needs stability. The mysterious Captain Crimson Jack is definitely capable of providing Anne with adventure and passion, but doesn’t appear to be the man to give her the stability she craves. She’s drawn to his power, his confidence, and his sense of adventure. But she’s afraid that he can’t give her what she truly wants, because his heart belongs to the sea.

Captain Crimson Jack, known as Lord Tristan Easton to only those who truly know him, is a man who’s at home only at sea. He’s a ladies man and doesn’t want to settle down; his mistress is the sea. When he meets Anne he’s immediately intrigued and willing to do anything to get her in his bed.

What I loved most about this story, was how invested I became in both the lead characters separately and together. Anne struggles with guilt and grief, and the expectations and sense of duty her family and society places on her as a woman. Tristan struggles with a mysteriously rocky past filled with pain, betrayal, guilt and death. Anne and Tristan were both flawed with vulnerabilities that made them realistically human and as a result were very root-worthy characters.

The beauty of the romance between these two is that they were two people who were more than right for each other. As passionate and explosive as their chemistry was, there was a genuine connection between the two. They were both lonely souls repeatedly drawn to one another, with the ability to relate to one another like no one else could. Tristan was very secretive about his past, but Ann was able to get him to open up. Tristan returned the favor, and took care of Anne when she needed it the most. I loved the progression of their romance, from lust, to friendship, to love. This was a very well thought- out and written romance.

Overall, I liked Lord of Temptation, which is the second book in The Lost Lords of Pembrook series. I really enjoyed getting to know Anne and Tristan and can’t wait to read the other two books about Tristan’s brothers Sebastian and Rafe. If you’re interested in this series, be sure to check out the first book of the series She Tempts the Duke, and the third book Lord of Wicked Intentions, which is due out in May 1, 2013. I know I will. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)

Titles in Series

  • She Tempts the Lord, Bk #1
  • Lord of Temptation, Bk #2
  • Lord of Wicked Intentions, Bk #3 (May 2013)

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Review: Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath

Posted October 25, 2010 by Sherri in Historical Romance, Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath

Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath Series: London’s Greatest Lovers #1 Genres: Historical Romance Published by Avon Books on October 26, 2010 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Known throughout London for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the 8th Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow–so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure. Claire Lyons was an innocent, frightened girl on her wedding day, seeking chaste comfort from a childhood friend. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has returned to London with one goal in mind: the seduction of her notorious husband. Unskilled in the sensual arts, she burns nonetheless for […]

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