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.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 stars I was drawn in by the synopsis and maybe a little bit by the color of her dress. I really liked Gillie and Thorne. She’s sassy and stands up for herself and others and punches people when necessary. He’s a bit of a marshmallow and completely infatuated. I loved the two of them together. Plot wise, it was good for the most part. There is a bit of push and pull and some things did feel drawn out and repetitive. However, I loved that they took time to talk and get to know a bit about each other. And of course I adored every scene between Gillie and the duchess. Overall, it was a good read that has me intrigued at the first book in the series and eager for the next one. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**