The Earl Takes All

The Earl Takes All

by Lorraine Heath

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Overview

One summer night, Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden. However, the passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as she weds his twin, the Earl of Greyling. But when tragedy strikes, to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother, Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess delivers her babe.

After her husband returns from a two-month sojourn, Julia finds him changed. Bolder, more daring, and more wicked—even if he does limit their encounters to kisses. With each passing day, she falls more deeply in love.

For Edward the embers of desire sparked on that long-ago night are quickly rekindled. He yearns to be her husband in truth. But if she discovers his ruse, she will despise him—and English law prevents him from marrying his brother’s widow. Yet he must dare to risk everything and reveal his secrets if he is to truly take all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062391032
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 188,467
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s prestigious RITA®. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

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The Earl Takes All 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this story- It made me laugh and cry- My favorite kind of book-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best love stories I've ever read! I'm reading my very first book by this author which means I have many, many more books to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the storyline. Something different. I laughed and I cried..........a lot. It's one of those stories you can't put down, but you want to see what else is going to happen. The ending, which is never my favorite part of a story, was the best ending ever. I cried or sobbed....a lot, but they were "happy tears". Loved it. Highly recommend it. Thank you for writing a great book!!
zeeba More than 1 year ago
You will be memorized from the first page when you read Lorraine's book. I adore every single book she writes. Lorraine Heath is a wonderful storyteller; she captures your attention from the first page and keeps you enthralled through the whole story. I usually don't like when one of the characters you like to die, but Lorraine's magic writing makes you love the story and how she makes adore the hero and heroine. I must say I cry and felt their pain, that is what makes an author wonderful. I loved the anticipation of what Julia reaction is when she finds out the truth and how Edward proves his love and overcomes his pain and guilt of being selfish………. There are so many emotional moments, family’s love, sacrifices and most of all the sweetest forbidden love. Thank you Lorraine!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense and emotional. This book is a very hard read only because of all the emotions it inflicts upon you. It is very depressing for the first half of the novel talking about Edward's dead brother. Very brutal way he was killed as well. It makes you very sad thinking of a twin loosing his other half. The story though very sad in the beginning is very good. Heath was able to create happy moments for the couple along with a great story line throughout the tragedy. I love that Ashe, Locke, Minerva, and Mardsen made an appearance in this novel. It really brought together how al four men were truly brothers. The end half of the novel was very good, more uplifting. How Albert left messages for Julia through his journals and his last words to his brother were very touching and set up the ending. The couple have a happy ending which made the book even better. I am giving this four stars only because it was an emotional roller coaster and I had to jump into another book right away to try and forget some of the book and take my mind away from the emotions I had reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. So different from the many romance novels I've read in the past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No spoilers, but what happens in this story has many twists and turns. The characters were very well developed, flaws and all. I found it difficult to not having conflicting feelings for each character. This was a well written story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So entertaining, characters and storyline were fascinating, i even laughed out loud a couple of times !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow start...I almost abandoned it, but I finally got sacked in...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling! Very different from most historic romance novels. Interesting characters with personal insight into each! Interesting twist to the law and aristocratic society of the time period. Enjoyed readong it very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sensual Unusual twists in plots
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A true Lorraine Heath!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Winner again for L.H......thanks for great stories!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I am a long time fan of Lorraine Heath's, and this is one of her best. When I read the synopsis, I wondered how she could possibly resolve the conflict in a believable way. She did so with aplomb, and left me caring deeply for the main characters and even the deceased brother. It was a great storyline with a truly rewarding ending. PSP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Heath is a very talented author, and I think this book is one of her best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful and lovely story as is usual by Ms Heath.
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def618 More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Lorraine Heath books for a long time and I don't know how she keeps coming up with fresh ideas and wonderful stories. I love this book! Albert, Earl of Greyling, and Edward are twins whose parents died at an early age and left the boys to be raised by the reclusive Marquess of Marsden along with his son, Locke (Viscount Locksley) and Ashe (Duke of Ashebury). Edward gives Lady Julia Kenney, his brother's fiancée, her first kiss much to her dismay when he teases she can't tell them apart. Several years later, Albert and Edward go on a trip to Africa leaving a pregnant Julia at home. Albert is killed and Edward pretends to be him as not to shock Julia into losing her child, the possible heir. Locke and Ashe, who can tell the twins apart, agree as long as Edward confesses after the birth. Edward always desired Julia and falls more in love as he spends time with her knowing she will hate him when he confesses the truth. When the child is a girl Edward has to confess as he is now the earl though he knows it will devastate Julia. Julia has never hated Edward as much as she pretended. While anger separates them for awhile, reading Albert's journals and seeing Edward with his niece eases her hurt and guilt for desiring Edward. I do not want to spoil the details of this book. I know some FB comments found Edward's behavior horrible but he was following his brother's wishes and he did love her. She also had feelings for him. I remind you that this is not set in 2016 so it's not fair to put current values on historicals. I highly recommend it.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
The stakes, the emotion, and the passion in this novel are stratospheric! 4.5 Stars | Hot Steam After adoring FALLING INTO BED WITH A DUKE, the lustrous first novel in Lorraine Heath’s The Hellions of Havisham series, I didn’t think I could last the six month stretch until the second novel, THE EARL TAKES ALL, was released. *Spoiler Alert * I survived—barely. And was elated to discover, as I'd hoped, that every potent and stirring word of Julia and Edward’s story was well worth the wait! Intimate, affecting, intense, angsty, searing-hot, and positively spellbinding, I devoured their book from cover to cover in one momentous sitting. I’m still misty-eyed and happily thrumming, recalling the unpredictable twists, turns, glorious peaks, and agonizing valleys that comprised this masterpiece of a romance. The stakes, the emotion, and the passion in their novel are stratospheric! From one scene to the next, as Julia and Edward struggle to emerge from tragedy and, then, slowly and poetically, grow together as a wonderfully dynamic, affectionate, open, loving, and cherishable couple, not a feeling was spared from my poor heart. My torrid ticker was on sensory overload—clutched with waves of teary sadness, palpitating anxiety, infinite joy, simmering arousal, divine hope, wrenching despair, and, then, that final tremendous squeeze of euphoria when Julia and Edward's true, pure, and perfect love conquered all. Utter ecstasy! Sure to delight Heath's devoted fans and new readers alike, THE EARL TAKES ALL is a run-don’t-walk-to-your-nearest-bookstore, must-read, must-re-read, keeper-shelf, paragon-of-its-genre, treasure. Bottom Line: Read this book! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far, having some real trouble with the premise on this one. Not a fan of storylines where a twin is pretending to be the other twin... especially if that twin is dead and the widow is pregnant. Hoping it gets better somehow.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Edward, Julia and Albert shared a complicated history. With secret trysts, hidden betrayals and jealousy playing a major part. Lorraine Heath's capacity to write a story that has a wide range of depth that consists of events that are unbelievable but haunting was what any reader of a story particularly romance wants. Edward is a character that has had a history of disappointment and heartbreak from an early age. The one constant in his life has been his twin brother Albert. Julia is an interesting character because she serves as a mixture of protagonist and antagonist. She is the catalyst to the brothers unraveling relationship but an advocate for trying to heal it. Although the story did not turn out the way I hoped it was still an unforgettable read. I received an ARC of The Earl Takes It All in exchange for an honest review. Copyright of Night Owl Reviews