When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons Series #2)

When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons Series #2)

by Lorraine Heath

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Gillie Trewlove knows what a stranger’s kindness can mean, having been abandoned on a doorstep as a baby and raised by the woman who found her there. So, when suddenly faced with a soul in need at her door—or the alleyway by her tavern—Gillie doesn’t hesitate. But he’s no infant. He’s a grievously injured, distractingly handsome gentleman who doesn’t belong in Whitechapel, much less recuperating in Gillie’s bed . . .

Being left at the altar is humiliating; being rescued from thugs by a woman—albeit a brave and beautiful one—is the pièce de résistance to the Duke of Thornley’s extraordinarily bad day. After nursing him back from the brink, Gillie agrees to help him comb London’s darker corners for his wayward bride. But every moment together is edged with desire and has Thorne rethinking his choice of wife. Yet Gillie knows the aristocracy would never accept a duchess born in sin. Thorne, however, is determined to prove to her that no obstacle is insurmountable when a duke loves a woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062676023
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Sins for All Seasons Series , #2
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 109,748
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.00(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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When a Duke Loves a Woman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I prefer historical novels to be at least somewhat tethered to actual history. The heroine's bizzare response to the duchess (whom she should curtsy to) and then the duke's equally bizzare take-off-my-coat-in-the-middle-of-a-ball moment had me abandoning this book. The whole "tavern owner wins a Duke" is hard enough to swallow. At least make it's SLIGHTLY believable for the times. Don't waste your time or money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have only read two books by this author but can promise I'll be reading more. The second book in this series Gillie and Anthony's story was so enjoyable I just didn't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truely enjoyable! Second in the series of the Trewloves, this one is as great as the first Trewlove novel. Great plot, keeps you interested and reading to find out what will happen next. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading Gillie & Thorne’s story. Loved the closeness of her family. Wished the book didn’t have to come to an end. Can’t wait to read Fin’s story!
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TobiForgetHousework More than 1 year ago
Oh my word! I've been waiting for Gillie's story and Lorraine Heath did NOT disappoint! I've always loved a good tomboy story. (Maybe because I was always considered one.) She sweeps Thorne off his feet after rescuing him from thugs. I love the role reversal in this story. Gillie is a truly unique character in historical romance. She is easily lovable for her kindness, strength and her ability to kick a little arse when needed. If you love a story where roles tend to switch back and forth between who is saving whom, I highly recommend When a Duke Loves a Woman!
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Antony Coventry, the 9th Duke of Thornley, is set upon by four ruffians. His signet ring and pocket watch are taken and he is stabbed several times. He is saved by Gillian Trewlove, owner of a tavern close to the attack. She comes to his aid and sends for the doctor and tends Thorne till he is able to return home. He can’t forget her soothing touch or quiet voice and returns to the tavern to see her. Gillie has fallen in love with him but knows she will never fit in in his world. He loves her but made a deathbed vow to his father to honor a marriage contract. He is torn between his duty and what his heart wants and needs. A great love story!
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
a bit of a slow start but once the pacing picked up it was smooth sailing Gillie was not Lady, well at least no lady of the ton, but she was a woman. She was a woman that was strong, yet gentle, independent, determined, and she even had a bit of sass and spunk. She was also smart. So when it came to her temporary care of one, beaten gentleman of the ton. She had not illusions of what life would be like for her. She was an abandoned infant, female, single, and a tavern owner. She knew who and what she was. Thorne was not complicated. Maybe too much a man of his time. He was told to do (to marry) and he was going to do it. He just did not expect that the bride-to-be would jilt him and he would be lead on a chase to find her. He in turns did not expect to be beaten and dumped. Nor did he expect to be cared for by a young woman of no means, no circumstance, no lady. With all that stacked against her Gillie turns out to be more of a Lady than many of Thorne's acquaintance. The side adventure takes through the streets of London. They find out more about each other and themselves. This was filled with good/strange/complicated/confused characters. Both the primary and the secondary characters show promise. They lure you in and have you wanting to know more about them and their circumstances. Heath gives you a series of characters, a varied couple of chance, turning set of events, and a chance to take a stand. When a Duke Loves a Woman was sweet and charming with the way you fall in love with both hero and heroine along with the court. You believe that love can make a difference. The beginning was a bit slow to get going all the way but with time and patience things picked up and sailed along just nicely.
Samantha1020 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a delightful read and the perfect change of pace from all of the mysteries and thrillers I've been reading lately. This was also the perfect reminder of how much I enjoy historical romances and how I don't read nearly enough of them! From the very beginning I found myself swept away between the pages of this book watching the relationship between Gillie and Thorne develop. It was made even better because it felt so unattainable as if there was no way possible for them to be together. I'm a sucker for this type of romance trope and especially when it is done well. The author didn't just magically fix things for them or just gloss over it either. They had to really choose what they wanted and fight for their happiness. I loved every minute of it! I really adored Gillie though! She just made this book that much better for me. She is everything that you don't usually get with a romance heroine: she was strong willed, independent, and unapologetic in her viewpoints. She also didn't have the physical attributes that were necessarily considered desirable during that time period - she was tall, kept her hair cut short, and dressed in a way that didn't emphasize the fact that she was a woman. I loved her! There was just something so compelling about her character and I was instantly rooting for her happy ever after with Thorne. I really just couldn't get enough of this book and these characters so that should tell you all you need to know! Overall, I enjoyed my time with this book immensely! I'm so excited that I have book one in this "series" to look forward to while I wait for the next book to release. I adored all of Gillie's brothers so I can't wait for each of them to hopefully get their own books! Happily enough, I believe that this author also has an extensive backlist that I can look forward to as well! I really need more books like this in my life! It was just such a comforting read and one that I enjoyed every minute of. I can easily recommend this book to fans of romance but especially historical romance fans. You don't need to have read the first book to still enjoy this one (I didn't and I loved this one still). Highly recommended! Bottom Line: An immensely enjoyable read! Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher. Thoughts are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. Characters were well-drawn and appealing; the plot was engaging and well-paced; best of all, the quality of the writing was superior. Subjects and verbs agreed, possessive pronouns were used as intended, sentences were well-structured and delightfully readable. It is a real pleasure to read a book that has been professionally edited. Self-publishing is a bane to good literature. Anyway, read it-you will like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gillie and Thorne were excellent characters with many poignant scenes. Wonderful story. Believable romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a genuine and lovely read. This couple captured my heat and there were defintely tears. Still great and sexy love scenes, but so much more. Can' t wait for the next book about Finn and Lavinia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series, had me in tears, Heath is a great author.