Title: Falling Into Bed with a Duke
Series: The Hellions of Havisham #1
Author: Lorraine Heath
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch
After six unsuccessful Seasons, Miss Minerva Dodger chooses spinsterhood over fortune-hungry suitors. But thanks to the Nightingale Club, she can at least enjoy one night of pleasure. At that notorious establishment, ladies don masks before choosing a lover. The sinfully handsome Duke of Ashebury is more than willing to satisfy the secretive lady’s desires—and draws Minerva into an exquisite, increasingly intimate affair.
A man of remarkable talents, Ashe soon deduces that his bedmate is the unconventional Miss Dodger. Intrigued by her wit and daring, he sets out to woo her in earnest. Yet Minerva refuses to trust him. How to court a woman he has already thoroughly seduced? And how to prove that the passion unleashed in darkness is only the beginning of a lifetime’s pleasure?
Minerva is the daughter of the wealthiest man in London. The problem with that is when it comes to the marriage mart, Minerva is chased by many fortune hunters. Her dowry is huge but Minerva is outspoken, smart and plain looking. None of these work in her favor. She’s firmly on the shelf, having turned down numerous offers from fortune hunters. She’s fine with that but wants to experience sex and feeling desirable just once. She gains admittance to a club for London’s elite that arranges titled people to have liaisons of a sexual nature.
Raised by a madman with three other boys, the Duke of Ashebury has his issues. He’s seen firsthand the destruction that love can cause. He’s fine with his sex life. He can pick out a lady to indulge himself with. He has grown tired of the game though. When he spots a new lady at the club, he engages her right away. She’s different, not only in appearance but actions and speech as well. He has to have her and not just for one night.
I liked this book a lot. Great characters, powerful emotions and hot sex scenes. A strong heroine and a hero who never wanted love until a spit fire woman wouldn’t settle for anything less. I can’t wait for the next book.