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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    This is reminiscent of Oliver Twist as an adult

    In 1851 when Lucian ¿the Devil Earl¿ Langdon enters a ballroom, everyone especially the females turn their eyes away from him society shuns him for allegedly murdering his uncle. However this time when the Earl of Claybourne enters a ballroom uninvited as always, one woman stares right back at him. Lady Catherine Mabry refuses to blink or look away.------------- Raised on London's mean streets as one of Feagan's den of child thieves and urchin con artists, Lucian and his friends Jack and Frannie were rescued by his grandfather. To Catherine, he is the one man strong enough to save her from her ruthless guardian. But she's playing with fire when she propositions the devil. Others may fear him, but she sees his innate goodness. Catherine will do whatever she must to save him from himself and force him to believe in his right to hold the title and her heart. ------------- This is reminiscent of Oliver Twist as an adult treated by the Ton as a murdering scoundrel except for one courageous woman who sees him as her heroic savior, who she hopes lives up to his reputation and proves deadlier than her cruel guardian yet she also discovers the caring nature underneath that begs to belong. Lorraine Heath writes an excellent Victorian romantic suspense that hooks audience from the opening journal entry of Lucien to the closing entry.------------ Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Enjoyable

    A smart, fun-filled romp

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    The call him the Devil Earl for a reason. Lucian Langdon was a c

    The call him the Devil Earl for a reason. Lucian Langdon was a charming, handsome, sexy devil in disguise who falls in love with Catherine, the daughter of a Duke. This story tell about life in a rookery where Luke spent several years with his friends Jack, Swindle, Graves and Frannie thinking he was just like them when all along he was an Earl. Great story Lorraine Heath.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2008

    Another emotionally satisfying story from Lorraine Heath

    When I pick up a Lorraine Heath book, I know I¿m in for a well written, emotionally satisfying story. In Bed With the Devil is exactly this . . . in spades! This is book one in Ms. Heath¿s new Scoundrels of St. James series. ******* He is called the Devil Earl. Lucian Langdon, Earl of Claybourne, grew up differently than other members of the aristocracy¿he was raised on the rough London streets. At the age of six, he was taken in by and became one of `Feagan¿s lads¿, a group of misfits trying to survive the best way they could. At fourteen, Luke was captured and accused of murder, but was spared the hangman¿s noose by a gentleman who claimed that Luke was his long lost grandson and heir. Luke didn¿t believe that he¿s the rightful heir, but didn¿t deny it and went along with the old gent. He isn¿t comfortable with nor accepted into society and for those reasons he doesn¿t attend social functions. That is until the night he attended a ball and saw Lady Catherine Mabry. While there, he couldn¿t take his eyes off of her and was impressed that she boldly returned his gaze. Catherine was shocked, but intrigued . . . and is still intrigued five years later. It is Luke¿s dangerous reputation combined with her need for help that prompts her to seek him out. She would do anything to protect those she loves¿even make a deal with the devil. ******* I absolutely loved Luke. He is a tortured hero that I completely sympathized with. He has flaws, but it is those flaws and how he handles/reacts to them that makes him incredibly endearing. He struggles with inner demons because he believes he¿s not the real earl, but says he is because he didn¿t want to let down the man who saved his life¿a man who truly believed Luke was the rightful earl and who took care of the rest of Feagan¿s lads. Luke is fiercely loyal to his friends and vice versa. They depended upon each other for everything when they were children and are still there for each other as adults. ******* Catherine is a strong, willful heroine whom I admired very much. She is the sole caretaker of her ailing father, the Duke of Greystone, while her brother is off gallivanting around the continent. She is completely devoted to her friend, Winnie, Duchess of Avendale, who is abused by her husband. Her desire to help her friend and stop the abuse is what prompts her to visit Luke and beg for his help. She is fascinated by the wickedness associated with the Devil Earl, but after spending time with him soon discovers that he¿s not what others perceive him to be. I like that Catherine challenges Luke at every turn and speaks her mind without being over the top. ******* In Bed With the Devil is a beautiful redemption story. It is darker and grittier than any of Ms. Heath¿s previous books, but it needs to be to fit the feel of the story. I must say that I was captivated by the secondary characters¿Winnie and the rest of Feagan¿s lads¿and wonder which of them will be featured in the next book in this series. This book is another keeper from Lorraine Heath that I highly recommend! ******* Andrea~romancenovel.tv

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Truly outstanding, well-rounded, ultra rewarding romantic read!

    Truly outstanding, well-rounded, ultra rewarding romantic read!
    I've loved the Scoundrels of St. James series by Lorraine Heath, and IN BED WITH THE DEVIL did not disappoint. I believe I've read 3 books in entirely the wrong order...but found it did not matter. The stories intertwine splendidly, without diminishing the reading enjoyment of any of the other books.

    I so enjoyed watching Lord Lucian Langdon, Fifth Earl of Claybourne, pursue his life-long dream of marrying Miss Frannie Darling with single-minded purpose. It was wonderful watching him falling in love with Lady Catherine Maybry, whom he has engaged to teach Frannie everything she needs to know to be comfortable among the aristocracy. Heath did a fantastic job showing us, the reader, the developing romance and proving these two deserved the happiness they found with each other.

    The romance is enriched by Luke (Lucian)'s sordid past--growing up on the streets of London from age 6 on, after his parents were brutally murdered by street thugs. Luke was taken in by Fagin, a kids man who protected, fed, and taught his gang of child thieves to survive. It was in this cobbled-together family of sorts that Luke found his childhood love for Frannie, and best friends he'd follow into the fires of hell to help, protect, save. I've so enjoyed seeing these childhood friends (now as adults) as secondary characters throughout this series, as well as reading the books in which their romances take center stage. Kudos to the author for keeping each of their characterizations true and consistent.

    I found this read to be so enjoyable, I hesitated to put it down. In keeping with other books in this series, the sensuality level is high (but not overly graphic), and language (by contemporary American standards) is surprisingly clean. Highly recommended to fans of Regency Romance, Lorraine Heath, and historical romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    great read.

    well done story, great characters, good emotional impact.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Fantastic

    Highly recommend Very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    MISQUE EXCELLENT

    5 STARS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Great story

    Great

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    Posted July 17, 2014

    Gabby walks in

    Walks in

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