Waking Up With the Duke
“Lorraine Heath’s books are always magic.”
“She writes the most powerfully moving love stories in romance today.”
“Heath steals your heart, then takes you on a journey that will leave you torn between tears and joy.”
Meet London’s Greatest Lovers! New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath’s delights and enchants, moves and mesmerizes historical romance readers with Waking Up With the Duke, the third installment in her unforgettable series in which the rakish sons of a scandalous Dowager Duchess, discover passion, pleasure, and true love. Perfect for Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle fans, Waking Up With the Duke transports readers back to Victorian England, where a dangerous passion is born when a handsome rogue nobleman is approached with a most unusual request…
In this striking third London's Greatest Lovers Victorian romance (after Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman), the handsome duke of Ainsley, famed for his bedroom prowess, receives the proposition of his life when the paraplegic marquess of Walfort suggests that Ainsley impregnate Walfort's wife, Jayne, who despises Ainsley for his role in the accident that crippled her husband. Ainsley, who has always desired Jayne, agrees, and their month of secret passion leaves Jayne torn between her attraction to Ainsley and her loyalty to her husband. Ainsley's complicated family allows Heath to explore several difficult situations and ways that love can be obstructed by convention. While the eventual outcome is predictable, the sensitive handling of Jayne and Walfort's challenging relationship and the impressive tangle of love, guilt, and secrets will please those who prefer fiery love scenes balanced by complex emotional drama.