Review

No one knows how to satisfy the romantic soul better than Lorraine Heath. Her latest book, WAKING UP WITH THE DUKE is her third installment in the London’s Greatest Lovers is no exception.

They are masters of seduction, London’s greatest lovers . . .

Renowned for his bedchamber prowess, Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley, owes a debt to a friend. But the payment expected is most shocking, even to an unrepentant rake – for he’s being asked to provide his friend’s exquisite wife with what she most dearly covets: a child.

Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one . . .

Lady Jayne Seymour, Marchioness of Walfort, is furious that such a scandalous agreement would be made. If she acquiesces, there must be rules: no kissing . ..and, certainly, no pleasure.

Until love takes them by surprise.

But unexpected things occur with the surprisingly tender duke – especially once Lady Jayne discovers the rogue can make her dream again . . . and Ransom realizes he’s found the one woman he truly cannot live without.

…an emotional roller coaster of a ride that was well worth taking…

I honestly have to admit that for one split second…one infinitesimal moment I had doubts about a romance that begins with adultery. Then I remembered that this was Lorraine Heath, an author than can draw truly deep emotion from a rock and my doubt disappeared. The concept is rather unique, I think and a brave and bold move by this author to tackle such a touchy subject in a way that not only makes the characters actions understandable, but relatable and quite moving as well.

Following along as Ransom and Jayne make the long journey from reluctant lovers, to friends and beyond, was an emotional roller coaster of a ride that was well worth taking and one that truly taps into a kind of unselfish love that every woman dreams about.

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About the Reviewer

Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.