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When the Duke is Wicked by Lorraine Heath: 250+ Book Giveaway! (USA)

Thursday, March 20, 2014
They are England’s most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways…

Lady Grace Mabry’s ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her—or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon?

With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. After all, he’s familiar with all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman’s favor. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent how to distinguish honest emotions from false ones. How better than by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man’s marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: Open his heart fully—or risk losing the woman he adores…

Goodreads Summary

Author Bio/Links:

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.

She also writes for teens under the name Rachel Hawthorne and Jade Parker.

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  1. erin said...:

    I like that this is a friends to lovers story :) Thanks for sharing!

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    Just love that blurb! Also, friends to lovers for the win!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I like that the summary teases you just enough to make you wonder what Duke Lovingdon will do in order to win his friends love.

  1. mk said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway chance! Can't wait to read this book

  1. Nancy said...:

    Sounds like a simple but sweet story.

  1. bn100 said...:

    the gamble part

  1. I really like that she marries her childhood friend.

  1. jmcgaugh said...:

    I like that he has to "Open his heart fully—or risk losing the woman he adores…"

  1. Kim said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I liked the line: They are England's most eligible bachelors, which means it's part of a series.

  1. Daniel M said...:

    how his wicked ways backfires on him - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Unknown said...:

    I love how the hero tries to teach the heroine how to distinguish between what is real and what is fake when it comes to love.