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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Between the Devil and Desire (Scoundrels of St. James, #2) Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath

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London's most notorious rogue—decadent, depraved, forbidden...

The ladies of the ton won't stop whispering about deliciously wicked Jack Dodger—once a thieving street urchin, now the wealthy owner of London's most exclusive gentleman's club. There's no pleasure he hasn't enjoyed, no debauchery the handsome scoundrel won't provide for the lords who flock to his house of carnal intrigue.

London's most virtuous lady—honorable, uncorrupted, and all too human... 

Olivia, Duchess of Lovingdon, would never associate with such a rogue. So when Jack is named sole heir to the duke's personal possessions, the beautiful, well-bred lady is outraged. Now, Olivia is forced to share her beloved home with this despicable man.

Caught between the devil and desire...

But Olivia's icy disdain is no match for Jack's dangerous charm. His touch awakens desire. His kiss demands surrender. She will struggle to bar Jack from her heart...but her body, coveting divine release, will not let her bar him from her bed.

'Between the Devil and Desire' was the first novel I've read by Lorraine Heath and I have to say, I really enjoyed her writing style.

Sometimes, historical romances can blend together with many other of their genre because although the characters can be completely original and well written, the storyline usually flows the same. I also find in this genre, there's not much more than just the romance. Most of the time, that's all I want, but I loved that in this particular novel, we get not just fantastic romance, but drama and a mystery that keeps your interest until the very end.

The characters were perfect. Although they're so different, both, Jack and Olivia are strong willed and confident. I loved the banter on "proper" and "daring" between them.

The storyline was smooth and well put together. The puzzles came together one piece at a time and when they did, it made me on edge with excitement. A very well written, fun, steamy romance. You get everything you want from a romance in this novel.

Read it. "I dare you."

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