The Duke and the Lady in Red

The Duke and the Lady in Red Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St James Place series as the last wicked rogue meets his match When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avend

  • Title: The Duke and the Lady in Red
  • Author: Lorraine Heath
  • ISBN: 9780062276278
  • Page: 368
  • Format: ebook
  • Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he rich as Croesus is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swSparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he rich as Croesus is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her.However, Avendale is no fool After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition she can have all the money she requires for a week in his bed.Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition he must never question her motives Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is than passion and pleasure she is everything he has ever desired But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.

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    1. Lorraine Heath

      Also writes Young Adult under Rachel Hawthorne, Jade Parker, and with her son as J.A London Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies won t half make you cry She is the daughter of a British beauty her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero Joker on the original Batman TV series and a Texan who was stationed at Bovingdon while serving in the air force Lorraine was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, but soon after moved to Texas Her dual nationality has given her a love for all things British and Texan, and she enjoys weaving both heritages through her stories.When she received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters characters that are often described as real people Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times.

    418 thoughts on “The Duke and the Lady in Red”

    1. I can't remember the last time I cried this much reading a book. It says so much about Lorraine Heath's ability to craft her characters that she made me care for them so much. I expected a light story about about a rich rake, falling for a canny con artist. But what I got was so much more. Rosalind is a swindler, but that is the tip of the iceberg for her character; and it's her backstory and its impact on the present that kept me reading, cover to cover, without putting it down once.The Duke of [...]


    2. I honestly got so tired of hearing about how much of a whore Avendale is. In the beginning, it's stated almost every single time that we go to his POV that he's been with or had many women. We're literally never allowed to forget that he's pretty much the biggest whore in all of the British Empire and has probably slept with at least half the women of England alone.And that's why it pisses me off that Rose was a virgin. I seriously had such an are-you-fucking-kidding-me moment with that. Why is [...]


    3. Rating~ 4.75 StarsARC was generously provided by the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Warning: This review contains spoilers and gifs.This review is slightly different because this book book made me go through a rollercoaster of emotions which can only be properly expressed through gifs.It started of very lovely, beautiful with sparks flying and tangible chemistry when our protagonist Rosalind Sharpe and the Duke of Avendale meet. They had witty banter, a great connection [...]


    4. Quick review time. Gotta get back to learning the Google Machine.Loved this book. As in seriously heart, love, adore, best, f*ck, just go look up awesome in a thesaurus and you'll see what I am talking about. This book was all of these and then some. It was all trope up my alley. And I was all crying and smiling. And it was ugly crying. Nothing about my cry ever says pretty. Tons of feelers in this one! I think I need to work my way backwards through the series.


    5. I've got to round up another 1/2 star because of Harry. 4.5 stars!When I first started this book, I didn’t know if I would like it. I will say the beginning takes some patience on character development but the book pays off. Stick with it!This book is divided into two parts with the first on Avendale and Rosalind's introduction and they have amazing chemistry. Rose is a thief and swindler and Avendale is the mark. As the story progresses, we see the reasoning behind why she’s a thief.Now Ave [...]


    6. SummaryWhen Rosalind Sharpe sees the Duke of Avendale, she knows he will be the perfect target for her next con. However she can’t resist the desire he brings out in her, which she has never felt before. From their first meeting, sparks ignited, and an instant attraction was there, but Avendale is determined to make sure Rosalind stays with him for however long he wants. He knows she is keeping secrets, just like he has secrets he keeps deeply buried, but there is something more to Rose than h [...]


    7. 3.75 starsI missed the chase between the leads coming together a little bit but the beginning was a deliciously decadent read followed by a later half of a wallop of emotions.The love, whether it was between our heroine and her brother or the hero, was so powerful and deeply conveyed; it was amazingly rich and personal to read.He loved her. It was an emotion he’d never thought to experience, and sometimes he wished he didn’t because it brought with it as much pain as it did joy. He hurt when [...]


    8. THIS BOOK WAS JUST AMAZING! Lorraine Heath weaves a beautiful, deeply emotional and moving story that is both heart-breaking and heart-warming.I love how both Avendale and Rose are such multi-layered characters… far more than they first appear. Avendale seems to be a typical rake, indulging in a life of drinking, women and gambling, caring for nothing except his own personal needs, while Rose is a con-artist fleecing wealthy noblemen. But they each have secrets that have shaped them into the p [...]


    9. I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars I’ve read and enjoyed the previous books in this trilogy – When the Duke Was Wicked and Once More, My Darling Rogue, finding both to be enjoyable with strongly written central characters and well developed romances. My favourite by a nose is the first, which is a really emotional read that delivered more than one metaphorical punch to the gut and made me tear up several times.I was surprised when The Duke and the Lady in Red produced a similar [...]


    10. Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: AThe Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James was a series that I’ve let sit in my TBR pile for months. And months. I stared at books 1 and 2, started to pick them up but always found a reason to just never give page 1 a go. And then I received book 3 in the series, The Duke and the Lady in Red, the blurb sounded really interesting but I always prefer to read a series in order if possible, so finally, I picked up When the Duke Was Wicked. And imme [...]



    11. Admito que me ha gustado mucho más la primera parte que la segunda. Una vez descubierto el secreto me ha recordado mucho a una famosa película de Hitchcock, que me encanta y no diré para no spoilear demasiado y la historia se vuelve mucho más predeciblesPero como eso tarda en suceder, se lleva las 4Yo si hay duque estoy contenta y este no tiene mucho de particular, empieza siendo un libertino estirado y lleno de prejuicios familiares y cae desde lo más alto,quizás por eso me gustan. Su his [...]


    12. Favorite Quote: ” I won’t give up.”She barely turned when his words froze her on the spot.“I will have you,” he said, his voice a whispered promise that caused a shiver of foreboding, a quiver of pleasure to ripple through her. “Because you want it as much as I do.”I received this book unsolicited in the mail, and after a quick glance at , I saw four of my trusted reviewers (one, two, three, four) had all given it 5-stars, so I knew I had to read this one. This is the first I’ve [...]


    13. I had initially given this 4 stars but no review because I needed to think about it. There were several things that bothered me about this book. I've marked it down to 3. It's probably more like 3.5, but we don't get half stars here, so that's that.The first problem I have with this book is the secret keeping. Heath is far too coy with both leads having a secret. Very annoying. If we knew one of their secrets for the first nearly 50% it would be helpful, but the constant allusions with no reveal [...]


    14. Reread it and loved it even more! This book is definitely the BEST HR I've ever read! I thought that because I knew what was going to happen that I would be prepared. I was so wrong! I couldn't stop crying I was crying through the second half of the book all the time!I was like that but the story was AMAZING!!!


    15. 4 estrellas para el mejor libro de esta trilogía. Sin duda alguna Lorraine Heath es una autora que no defrauda, y aunque algunos de sus libros puedan llegar a ser más flojos que otros, lo cierto es que no dejan indiferente.En este nos muestra la historia de amor de Avendale, un duque libertino hasta la médula y Rosalind, una estafadora que parece que lo único que la importa es el dinero. Pero tanto uno como la otra guardan en sus vidas un secreto que les condiciona a ser como son y que, a me [...]



    16. Linda historia aunque en el tercio final se puso un poco melodramática y repetitiva.Sería un 3 y medio.Bastante original la historia de Rose. Más tópica la de Avendale.No me gustan las historias de libertinos y mujeriegos en la novela romántica (sí, con esto me quedan fuera el 80% de las novelas). Sinceramente no entiendo la fascinación de querer cambiar a estos tipos que son inmodificables. Debe ser un comportamiento atávico.Tengo una excepción: cuando la protagonista no es una ingenua [...]


    17. This was a beautiful, poignant story.The Duke and the Lady in Red is probably one of the most unique romantic pairings that I have seen in a historical romance, but based on what I learned about each leading character, I don't think it could have ended up any other way.While in most of my reviews, I typically lay out the plot set up, I hesitate to do that with this one. It is better to go in with no expectations or any understanding of what you will encounter. The beginning is gorgeously seducti [...]


    18. Η άποψή μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City": Μια εβδομάδα έρωτα


    19. Despite being a bit repetitive this was an addictive read. Harry’s story had me in tears and Rose and Avendale’s courtship was wonderful, if unconventional. I really enjoyed this as an easy quick romance, try not to be put off by the repetitive prose.


    20. Rosalind Sharpe, at first glance, is a scam artist, adept in the art of fleecing men of their coin. Unapologetic and possessing a very clear vision of what she does, she meets her match when she tries to relieve the Duke of Avendale of his coins. Caught with her hand in the cookie jar, he offers her an alternative to gaol; one week in his company for a large sum of money.Avendale is a man with his own secrets, and together, they tear down each others walls and face the ongoing issues in their li [...]


    21. A romance full of emotion, depth and passion. This is one that will grab your heart and make you "feel" everything they are experiencing. Loved. Loved. Loved Rose, what an incredible heroine and Avendale, oh dear he's incredible! This was a well written, engaging and heartfelt romance!!!Must read for sure!!!!!!


    22. 3.75 stars rounded up to 4.Despite the tearjerker element to it I liked the second half of the book far more than the first.


    23. The story was a pretty typical romance until we got to Harry's story and then darned if I didn't cry like a baby.



    24. Η σειρά των "Διεφθαρμένων Αριστοκρατών" της Lorraine Heath ολοκληρώνεται με το τρίτο βιβλίο της, το "Μια εβδομάδα έρωτα" που, αν και δεν το περίμενα καθόλου, αποδείχτηκε και το καλύτερο βιβλίο απ' όλα. Διαβάζοντας την περίληψη είχα τη βεβαιότητα πως πρόκειται για μία ακόμα ιστορία π [...]


    25. Rosalind Sharpe is a con artist, and she has just come to town looking for her next mark. She has managed to obtain an invitation to a society event, where she hopes to pass herself off as a respectable widow, waiting for her husband's estate to be settled. When the Duke of Avendale sees Rose enter the room, he's immediately taken by her commanding presence and voluptuous figure. She's not precisely beautiful, he thinks, but striking, and he decides he wants to be her lover. When he approaches h [...]


    26. 4 StarsThe Duke and the Lady in Red is the conclusion of the Scandalous Gentleman of St. James trilogy and focuses on the rakish Duke of Avendale. He has been portrayed throughout the series as dark-humored man who thinks only of immediate pleasures and has no desire to ever get married. But, after attending the re-opening of a famous gambling club, he meets the mysterious Rosalind Sharpe and is thrown completely off his game.This book is clearly divided into two parts with the first focusing on [...]


    27. I don't think I've read a book by Lorraine Heath where I didn't sob like a baby while reading it LOL This fit that description as well.Rose was an amazing heroine! She was strong, smart, cunning, and she loved sooooo deeply. I'm not talking just about her love of the Duke of Avendale. The love she had for her brother killed me! She did so much for him. The depths of her love for him knew no bounds. And just when you didn't think she could do any more for him, you add Avendale to the equation and [...]


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